Venango County News

Driver Involved in Deadly Amish Buggy Crash Charged With Homicide by Vehicle

| November 21, 2020
Driver Involved in Deadly Amish Buggy Crash Charged With Homicide by Vehicle

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A truck driver involved in a fatal Amish buggy crash that occurred earlier this year has been charged with homicide by vehicle.

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Pa. Lawmaker Claims Capitol Unsafe After Fifth Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

| November 21, 2020
Pa. Lawmaker Claims Capitol Unsafe After Fifth Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state lawmaker has filed a formal complaint against the Pennsylvania House alleging unsafe working conditions, citing potential exposure risks after another member tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Venango Catholic Releases Statement on Former Principal Accused of Raping Young Girl

| November 21, 2020
Venango Catholic Releases Statement on Former Principal Accused of Raping Young Girl

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Venango Regional Catholic School released the following statement regarding a former principal at St. Stephen School who is facing felony rape and sexual abuse charges.

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SPONSORED: Have Wanango Country Club Help With Your Thanksgiving Meal This Year!

| November 21, 2020
SPONSORED: Have Wanango Country Club Help With Your Thanksgiving Meal This Year!

RENO, Pa. (EYT) – Need a little help with Thanksgiving prep this year? Give Wanango Country Club a call!

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Parole Check Leads to Child Endangerment, Drug Charges for Franklin Woman

| November 21, 2020
Parole Check Leads to Child Endangerment, Drug Charges for Franklin Woman

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A parole check recently led to felony child endangerment charges, as well as drug charges for a Franklin woman.

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Pa. Budget Doesn’t Raise Taxes or Bail Out Industries Hit by the Coronavirus

| November 21, 2020
Pa. Budget Doesn’t Raise Taxes or Bail Out Industries Hit by the Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania legislature has passed a spending plan that avoids tax increases and major cuts, and relies on about $1.3 billion in coronavirus relief aid to balance the books.

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Man Accused of Burglarizing Local School Behind Bars

| November 21, 2020
Man Accused of Burglarizing Local School Behind Bars

CORNPLANTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Titusville man accused of burglarizing a Cornplanter Township school is behind bars.

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DCNR Requires Out-Of-State Visitors to Have Negative COVID-19 Test or Quarantine Before Visiting Parks

| November 21, 2020
DCNR Requires Out-Of-State Visitors to Have Negative COVID-19 Test or Quarantine Before Visiting Parks

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced changes to operating procedures for state park and forest facilities that will require out-of-state visitors to comply with orders intended to prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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Department of Health to Distribute New COVID-19 Therapy to Healthcare Systems Across the Commonwealth

| November 21, 2020
Department of Health to Distribute New COVID-19 Therapy to Healthcare Systems Across the Commonwealth

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the federal government will be distributing monoclonal antibodies to healthcare systems throughout the commonwealth. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins built in a laboratory that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens, like the COVID-19 virus.

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Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate at 7.3 Percent in October

| November 21, 2020
Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate at 7.3 Percent in October

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for October 2020.

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Man Behind Bars After Threatening Woman, Police Officers

| November 21, 2020
Man Behind Bars After Threatening Woman, Police Officers

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A man is behind bars after he reportedly shoved and threatened a woman, then threatened police officers in New Bethlehem.

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Claytoonz: He’s Melting

| November 21, 2020
Claytoonz: He’s Melting

An editorial cartoon by Clay Jones: He’s Melting.

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Oilers Fall to Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Semifinals

| November 20, 2020
Oilers Fall to Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Semifinals

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. – The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars used a 49 point first half to rout visiting Oil City 62-0 in the PIAA Class 4A Semifinals.

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Pa. Dept. of Health: 23 New COVID-19 Cases, One New Death Reported in Venango County, 20 New Cases Reported in Forest County

| November 20, 2020
Pa. Dept. of Health: 23 New COVID-19 Cases, One New Death Reported in Venango County, 20 New Cases Reported in Forest County

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., November 20, that there were 6,808 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 295,786.

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Franklin Area School District to Continue Remote/Hybrid Learning Model Until December 7

| November 20, 2020
Franklin Area School District to Continue Remote/Hybrid Learning Model Until December 7

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin Area School District has announced they will continue to utilize the current Remote/Hybrid Learning model until December 7.

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Oilers to Battle Thomas Jefferson With Trip to State Title Game on the Line

| November 20, 2020
Oilers to Battle Thomas Jefferson With Trip to State Title Game on the Line

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. – The Oil City Oilers are set to battle the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars in the PIAA Class 4A State Semifinals on Friday, with a trip to the championship game on the line.

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Man Arrested for Alleged Rape, Sexual Abuse of 16-Year-Old Girl in Pinegrove Township

| November 20, 2020
Man Arrested for Alleged Rape, Sexual Abuse of 16-Year-Old Girl in Pinegrove Township

PINEGROVE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A man was jailed on Thursday afternoon for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl in Pinegrove Township.

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Remaining $1.3 Billion in Coronavirus Cash to Prop Up Pa. State Budget Rather Than Help Ailing Industries

| November 20, 2020
Remaining $1.3 Billion in Coronavirus Cash to Prop Up Pa. State Budget Rather Than Help Ailing Industries

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Against the pleas of restaurant owners, service providers, and other industries, Republican leaders in the legislature are moving forward with a plan to use all $1.3 billion in remaining coronavirus relief aid to pay for the state budget.

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Tionesta Man Accused of Breaking into Residence, Threatening Man

| November 20, 2020
Tionesta Man Accused of Breaking into Residence, Threatening Man

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Tionesta man is facing felony charges related to an incident where he allegedly broke into a house and threatened to harm another man.

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Two Injured After Icy Roadway Leads to Crash on Route 322

| November 20, 2020
Two Injured After Icy Roadway Leads to Crash on Route 322

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say two people were injured in a crash that was caused by an ice patch on U.S. 322 early Wednesday morning.

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Free Pizza Friday a Hit Among Local Residents

| November 20, 2020
Free Pizza Friday a Hit Among Local Residents

Villa Italia Ristorante and exploreVenango.com have teamed up to offer Venango County residents a weekly giveaway – Free Pizza Friday!

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Oil City Man Charged With Statutory Sexual Assault Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

| November 20, 2020
Oil City Man Charged With Statutory Sexual Assault Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man charged with having sexual relations with a juvenile at a residence in Knox pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Wednesday.

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State Police Release Details of Suspected DUI Crash on Route 62

| November 20, 2020
State Police Release Details of Suspected DUI Crash on Route 62

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police have released the details of a suspected DUI crash that occurred on State Route 62 earlier this month.

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Emlenton Man Charged With Assaulting Woman, Fleeing in Her Vehicle Held for Court

| November 20, 2020
Emlenton Man Charged With Assaulting Woman, Fleeing in Her Vehicle Held for Court

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Emlenton man was held for court on Wednesday on charges from an incident where he allegedly assaulted a woman, then fled the scene in her vehicle.

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Pa. Department of Health Encourages Food Safety, COVID-19 Precautions for Thanksgiving Holiday

| November 20, 2020
Pa. Department of Health Encourages Food Safety, COVID-19 Precautions for Thanksgiving Holiday

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today urged Pennsylvanians to take COVID-19 and food safety precautions as they plan Thanksgiving celebrations during the holiday.

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