A bill that would put a moratorium on closing Polk and White Haven state centers passed 15-9 this morning in the House Health Committee, a representative for state Rep. R. Lee James said.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Legislation unveiled Monday would overhaul some aspects of how voters cast ballots in Pennsylvania while delivering much of the money counties need to buy voting machines ahead of next year's presidential election.

Six area women took part Monday in the first of three self-defense classes being offered this week by the PPC Violence Free Network and Shelter at the Oil City YMCA, Oil City YWCA and Franklin YMCA.

Arguments continued Monday in Harrisburg over the state Department of Human Services decision to close Polk and White Haven state centers.

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Dozens of vehicles rolled out of a besieged Syrian border town, evacuating Kurdish fighters and civilians and opening the way for Turkish-backed forces to take over in the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

A ten-year vision of Janene and Eric Michael, of Seneca, has come to fruition with the inaugural Wild Mountain Fantasy Festival and Time Travelers Market at the Venango County Fairgrounds last weekend.

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has tapped former Oil City resident and TV personality Jennifer Antkowiak to play a significant role in helping the diocese overcome some ominous developments.

No one was injured in a fire that broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at the Sasol plant on Route 8 just north of Oil City.

While flooding this summer may have exacerbated the situation, erosion issues at the Chubb Run watershed have been an ongoing problem, according to Venango County Planning Commission executive director Jason Ruggiero.

CLARION - Clarion County detectives filed possession and delivery of drugs and other charges on Thursday against a Mayport man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Clarion Borough.

HARRISBURG - Gov. Tom Wolf is scaling back a proposal to extend overtime pay eligibility to thousands of workers inPennsylvania, and his administration on Thursday put it on a path to a vote within weeks over the protests of business groups.

In 57 years, John Eury made "thousands and thousands, maybe a million" prescription eyeglasses for customers needing his assistance.

Oil City High School students took a break from their typical studies Wednesday to learn about opportunities for a future career in business, industry or the military.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists.

Foxburg residents are under a water-boil advisory, which began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and must remain under the advisory for a minimum of three days.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign.

Concerns about the loss of daily commercial flights from Venango Regional Airport in Franklin were raised Tuesday by members of the Venango County Economic Development Authority.

Juniors at Cranberry High School learned how to properly guide a blind person and use a white cane Tuesday during a White Cane Safety Day awareness program put on by the Venango County Association for the Blind.

Four Pennsylvania state senators, including Scott Hutchinson and Michele Brooks, have submitted a letter to state Inspector General Bruce Beemer requesting an investigation into the Department of Human Services' decision to close Polk and White Haven state centers.

Four Pennsylvania senators, including Scott Hutchinson and Michele Brooks, have submitted a letter to state Inspector General Bruce Beemer requesting an investigation into the Department of Human Services' decision to close Polk and White Haven state centers.

One person was taken by helicopter to a hospital following a head-on collision Monday afternoon in Oil City that involved a pickup truck and a semi, Oil City police said.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria - an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of Syria.

According to reports, the Route 8 bypass in Oil City has reopened from Center Street to Hovis Auto & Truck Supply after a truck versus tractor trailer accident earlier this afternoon.

Organizers of the weekend O.C.toberFest in downtown Oil City didn't have the best of luck with Saturday's weather, but performers and those who attended the festival enjoyed themselves anyway.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war.

BROOKVILLE - Friday was a red-letter day for a group of pioneering women as the efforts of the original founders of the Pennsylvania Memorial Home were recognized by the placement of a Pennsylvania Historical Society marker.

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and firefighters have been going into schools to educate children and teachers about what it means to be a firefighter and provide information about prevention and safety.

Daily commercial flights from Franklin to Pittsburgh will end next week, Venango County Commissioner Tim Brooks said Friday.

It took just under two months for an informal suggestion from an Oil City department head that a downtown monument should be refurbished to provoke a public response that will fully fund the project.

State legislators have scheduled another public hearing regarding the proposed closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responded to a call for flood mitigation help from Cranberry Township and is offering some options for assistance.

The link between education and business in Venango County just grew stronger this year when Rocky Grove High School became the first school in the county to join the Challenge Program, an educational incentive program headquartered in Johnstown.

SHIPPENVILLE - U.S. Sen. Robert Casey went back to school Wednesday afternoon.

A costly restoration project on Deep Hollow Road, hit hard by a July 19 flash flood along Lower Two Mile Run and closed for nearly three months, has been completed.

After six weeks of intensive building, coding and planning, high school robotics teams from Franklin and Christian Life Academy are ready to take the main stage at the regional BEST Robotics competition Friday and Saturday at Grove City College.