HARRISBURG - The state Department of Labor & Industry on Tuesday announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Venango and Clarion counties were below August's statewide average of 10.3%.

Franklin's water and fire departments will flush fire hydrants next week in the Franklin and Rocky Grove area.

Dwight and Nancy Guth of Henrys Bend will mark their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.

The following deeds have been filed at the Clarion County Courthouse. Sale prices are listed except in the case of nominal amounts such as $1.

HARRISBURG - The state Department of Health on Tuesday announced Venango County reported three new cases of COVID-19 (two confirmed and one probable) and Clarion County reported five additional cases (two confirmed and three probable).

Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre may be closed, but Clarion University Theatre is open and running. The first offering of this year, "Hate Mail," a comedy by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, will stream online Oct. 7-11.

Steve and Debbie Lerch of Franklin will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary today.

PITTSBURGH - The average price of gasoline in the tri-county area for the most part is below the western Pennsylvania average of $2.54, which is about a penny higher over the past week, according to AAA East Central's Gas Price Report.

More details were provided Monday by Cornplanter Volunteer Fire Department about two blazes that occurred over the weekend in Cornplanter Township.

HARRISBURG - The state Department of Health on Sunday announced Venango County reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 and Clarion County reported one new probable case on Sunday and two additional probable cases on Saturday.

BIRTHDAYS - Several residents at Sugar Creek Station will mark their birthdays next month. They include Betty George and Dorothy Whitehill, both on Oct. 2; Carol Grove, Oct.. 10; Norma Sandord, Oct. 15; and Don Orr, Oct. 28. Cards may be sent to the residents, in care of the facility, at 351…

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism has received a grant worth almost $230,000 from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will resume motorcycle safety training classes for Pennsylvania residents through a statewide pilot program for the rest of the calendar year.

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HARRISBURG - The state Department of Health on Thursday announced Venango County reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Clarion County reported one new probable case.

There's only one week left for readers to submit their recipes for the newspaper's annual Creative Cookbook contest.

The Oil City Veterans of Foreign Wars post is marking its 100th anniversary this year, and a special celebration is planned Saturday.

Cranberry Township intends to ask Venango County officials for some funds to help offset costs on two construction projects.

KNOX - Keystone School District is dealing with a state-mandated COVID-19 quarantine, but the order is based on a student who tested negative for the coronavirus.

As the deadline to fill out the 2020 census approaches next week, a census representative told Forest County commissioners Wednesday that the county has exceeded its 2010 census response rate.