Jim Olson has enjoyed listening to Elvis tribute artist Jim Felix perform at the annual Indian Festival in Tionesta over the years, and that led to an idea for Olson and his sister, Debbie Locke.

HARRISBURG (AP) - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey waded into a budget fight in Pennsylvania on Monday over substantially expanding state taxpayer support for private and religious schools that is stoking pushback from public school advocates.

The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that a 400-yard-wide tornado touched down in Parker during Sunday evening's severe storms.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Venango and Mercer Counties through 2 a.m. Wednesday. Repeated periods of heavy rain are possible over the next two days. The combination of the prolonged threat of heavy rain and already saturated ground will prov…

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh confirmed today that an EF1 tornado touched down Sunday in Butler and Armstrong counties. Damage stemming from severe weather throughout the area Sunday afternoon was concentrated in the Parker and Rimersburg areas after a tornado, with winds up to …

A lot of rain fell from the sky Saturday and Sunday during the 5th annual Franklin Blues and Barbecue Festival at Bandstand Park in Franklin.

Damage stemming from severe weather throughout the area Sunday afternoon was concentrated in the Parker and Rimersburg areas after a tornado possibly touched down there, Pittsburgh National Weather Service said.

While Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers are pushing back on the millions of dollars Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing to reimburse counties for new voting machines, Venango County commissioner Tim Brooks, a Republican, said this doesn't present a setback for the county.

HARRISBURG (AP) - A 5-year-old agreement between two Pittsburgh-based health care conglomerates can't be extended through litigation past its June 30 expiration date, a Pennsylvania judge said Friday.

Fourteen-year-old Kaylee Knapp has a "passion" for milk, specifically for increasing its consumption among schoolchildren.

After learning that one of his favorite teachers was color blind, Franklin Middle School student Crue Etzel devised a plan to help the teacher see all the hues the world has to offer.

Oil City Council took a first step Thursday in the consideration of a new ordinance that would address abandoned and condemned buildings in a more stringent and cost-effective way.

A well-known phenomenon is the intense bond between twins, and one can only imagine the intensity of the pain when that bond is lost.

Young musicians have filled Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Franklin this week with the sounds of music and jokes during this year's Junior Silver Cornet Band program.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Republican lawmakers are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that Pennsylvania's counties buttress election security by replacing their voting machines before 2020's presidential elections.

Editor's note: The author is the second baseman for the Cranberry softball team and a member the school's Cranberry Chronicles staff. She wrote this first-person account Tuesday on the team bus after her team's loss in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals.

Work is underway on the 13th Street Bridge project in Franklin, and PennDOT expects to complete work on the sidewalks and center median by the end of the month.

Venango County commissioners ratified an agreement Tuesday that will set construction of the multimodal transportation hub in Oil City in motion within a few weeks.

The Franklin General Authority’s nearly $4 million corrective action plan to fix problems at the combined sewer outflow site on 15th Street took another step forward Tuesday.

It turns out that Oil City-area residents weren’t the only ones enthused about the debut of BridgeFest last summer.

Mount Union broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the fourth inning as they defeated Franklin, 3-1, in the Class 3A baseball state semifinals this afternoon at DuBois.

Frazier scored a run in the last of the seventh inning to edge Cranberry, 5-4, in the Class 2A softball state semifinals this afternoon at Slippery Rock

BROOKVILLE - Luc Doolittle had to run a write-in campaign in the April primary election for a Brookville School Board seat because he wasn't old enough before the filing deadline to be placed on the ballot.

A capital campaign to raise funds to build a $1.5 million shelter for victims of domestic or sexual violence and their children is nearing its goal.

Not every dog can be a therapy dog, but when the inborn aptitude is present, the dog's work ethic - and that of its handler - can be amazing.

Today's PIAA Class 3A baseball semifinal game between Franklin and Mount Union has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 3 p.m., at Showers Field in DuBois.

HARRISBURG (AP) - With strong tax collections oiling the gears, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working under the hood of a new spending plan as they head into the final weeks of voting sessions before lawmakers break for summer.

The 12th annual Oil Region Indie Music Festival Saturday had three stages offering all sorts of variety with one common theme - original music.

IRWIN TOWNSHIP - Additional funding may be available for the continued progress of the abandoned mine reclamation project on Hell's Kitchen Road in Irwin Township.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth, widening trade conflicts and perhaps some difficulty finding enough workers.

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) - Women didn't get much of a mention in the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day that focused largely on the fighting exploits of men, yet without them Adolf Hitler wouldn't have been defeated.

The Clarion Area High School softball team lost this afternoon to West Greene, 5-4, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA playoffs. For more details, see Saturday's newspaper and TheDerrick.com.

Traffic flow has been restored to normal in the area of Liberty and 12th streets in Franklin, according to Franklin police. The area was briefly closed due to a two-vehicle crash today at about 2:50 p.m.

The Cranberry Area High School softball team advanced to the PIAA semifinals, as it defeated Laurel, 7-6, this afternoon. For more details, see Saturday's newspaper and TheDerrick.com.

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The Oil Region Indie Music Festival has returned to a one-day format this weekend, but organizer Jerome Wincek said the consolidated schedule should be no reason for concern.