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).

The use of profanity in political signs posted on an Oil City man's North Side property has sparked a civil lawsuit centered on First Amendment rights.

Oil City School Board is looking into the possibility of allowing more people to be present during school district sporting events.

The Venango County Courthouse, a familiar and iconic landmark in the county, has turned 150 this year.

One month into a new school year, Cranberry School District is riding high with what it describes as a "great opening" after being shut down since March because of coronavirus health directives.

Meadville state police have identified a body found along Mule Road in Fairfeild Township, Crawford County, as that of 21-year-old Destine Renee Conyers, of Townville.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf is raising money to help fellow Democrats in their quest to retake Pennsylvania's state House or Senate majorities, but there are other races that may have a bigger impact on his fortunes in his last two years in office.

Organizers of two anti-racism Together We Can rallies this summer in Oil City are ramping up their message to include identifying what actions need to occur to remedy some of the issues.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce today that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

Pollworker training sessions in Venango County are going well as the countdown nears for the Nov. 3 general election, Venango County director of elections Sabrina Backer said Friday.

An Erie man is in custody and facing attempted homicide charges for kidnapping a couple from their Erie home and telling them he was taking them to his camp near Spartansburg where he would kill them.

Three Federal Opportunity Zones in Oil City and Franklin were the focus of a roundtable session Thursday morning that brought several area leaders and representatives of federal departments together to discuss regional economic growth.

After the downsizing and often outright cancellation of numerous public events, including BridgeFest and the Oil Heritage Festival, Oil City will have two public holiday events set for October.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Democrats have launched a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren't put in the proper envelope.

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.

An organization focused on providing services to victims of sexual and domestic violence is launching a new campaign to support local businesses while at the same time promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Franklin School District students and staff are sporting an extra boost of school spirit thanks to a sizable donation.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Some Pennsylvania school districts are letting more fans in the stands after a federal judge's ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size.

HARRISBURG — A vote taken by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of House Bill 2787, which would have allowed school districts to decide whether it’s safe to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities and spectators to atte…

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced there were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported from the tri-county area.

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner - whether Republican or Democrat - nearly every time.

HARRISBURG (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf's size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional.

The Transit Art Gallery and Gift Shop in downtown Oil City is celebrating the onset of the autumn season with a special display.

CLARION - A ruling last week by the state Supreme Court, which extends the deadline to accept ballots for the general election, presents a challenge to Clarion County.

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

HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow, and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly said they would try to override it.

Northwestern Pennsylvania counties are not in any type of drought watch despite a prolonged and stubborn dry spell.

Oil City School District Superintendent Lynda Weller updated school board members Monday about the first three weeks of school, and she also presented the district's third-day enrollment numbers.

By all accounts given at Monday's Franklin School Board meeting, the start of the 2020-2021 school year has gone even better than expected.

HARRISBURG (AP) - The Nov. 3 presidential contest will test Pennsylvania's ability to handle a massive mail-in vote and, while its high court settled several partisan points of dispute over how to update the state's election law, counties remain unprepared in several important ways.

An abbreviated version of this year's Cranberry Festival held at the mall on Saturday was a success, according to organizers.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose the election-season rush.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate took a steep drop in August as the labor force shrank and payrolls shot up again in a continuing rebound from shutdowns and the worst economic effects of the pandemic, according to state figures released Friday.

As this pandemic-filled year agonizingly pushes forward and an ever-growing number of people face obstacles of which they hadn't dreamed, a Butler man is proving attitude in the face of adversity is everything.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Friday announced there were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported from the tri-county area.