The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Venango County until 5:45 p.m. Wind gusts as high as 60 mph are possible.


Fourteen puppies and eight adult dogs - all aboard an air-conditioned truck - completed a four-day journey from Texas to Venango County, arriving at Precious Paws Animal Rescue on Wednesday evening.

The Oil City Main Street Program has put out a public input survey that will be used to create a set of voluntary design guidelines for older buildings in Oil City's three National Register listed historic districts.

Ice cream is returning to the top of the hill in Franklin as the former Dairy Queen location along Route 8 is reopening as Maurer's Brain Freeze.

A number of local officials, county employees and a representative from the Department of Environmental Protection attended Friday's open house and ribbon cutting for the new Venango County Community Recycling Center near Venango Regional Airport.

For 20 years, Clarion University's Office of Continuing Education has provided the Kids In College summer enrichment program at the university's Venango Campus in Oil City.

Taste of Talent had a rousing kickoff Wednesday after the popular Franklin event was delayed for two straight weeks due to weather.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved an integration plan that combines six universities into two entities, including Clarion with Edinboro and California, by a unanimous vote.

Venango County is in the early stages of getting a plan together to dredge part of Justus Lake at Two Mile Run County Park.

"Everyone has gone so over and above," said Debb Kapp, as she briefed volunteers and pointed passing Jeeps to staging destinations Saturday morning.

A 12-year-old boy from Dempseytown who lost his battle with brain cancer on Wednesday was a rallying point for the community.

The Taste of Talent committee will confer this weekend over how to proceed since Franklin's popular summer event was canceled for a second straight week Wednesday due to storms.

STRATTANVILLE - Even before World War II ended in 1945, the people of Strattanville erected a monument to those who served in that conflict.

Extensive renovations at Hasson Heights Elementary School in Oil City and the Oil City high school and middle school have begun.

The Derrick and The News-Herald will not be published today in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

More than 200 children in Venango County are currently dependent on foster care services. Many of them move from place to place, waiting to return home or find a new home.

Artwork lines the walls of the Graffiti Gallery in Oil City. A stunning 3 by 4 foot oil on canvas portrait smiles from across the room.

Local farmers markets are open around the area after last year's shutdowns, and business looks good across the board, say vendors and organizers.

The sounds of music and the smell of barbecue filled the humid air and brought plenty of festival goers to Bandstand Park in Franklin this weekend for the Franklin Blues and BBQ festival despite on-and-off bouts of rain all weekend.

Jeep enthusiasts have an opportunity to go off-road for a good cause next month.

A year ago, people wondered when things would be normal. For Venango County businesses, that time seems to be drawing near.

Combined Flag Day services were held Monday in Franklin's Bandstand Park.

The hundreds of archers who descended on Two Mile Run County Park this weekend wrapped up competition in the second leg of the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) National Triple Crown Championship on Saturday and Sunday.

A brother's challenge and a retiree schedule have led an Oil City man to go fishing every day for more than a year.

Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

Brookville police are urging the public to be aware of controlled substances disguised as everyday candy after an arrest on Monday.