St. Stephen Church has asked the City of Oil City for more time to remove a steel mesh fence around the church that has been identified by the city as a pedestrian safety hazard.

It was a clash at the castle Friday when 52 VEX Robotics teams from 14 schools descended on the Franklin High School gymnasium for the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Championships.

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The Pennsylvania Lottery said today's Treasure Hunt jackpot was worth moreĀ  than $253,000, and one of four winning tickets in the state was sold at the Clintonville Market, 102 Emlenton St.

Venango County's Older Adult Services department is overseeing a new state program that matches older adults with roommates.

The intersection of four hallways in the Cranberry Elementary School echoed after school one day this week with the sounds of cars racing and flipping over and colliding and scooting off into a wall of lockers.

HARRISBURG (AP) - The notion of banning fracking is dividing the Democrats running for president and increasingly dividing Democrats in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where fracking has vaulted it to the No. 2 natural gas producer behind Texas.

Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center has notified school districts in Venango and Clarion counties that it has closed its alternative education program in Knox.

Valley Grove School Board members heard from a student Tuesday who told the board why he chose a Rocky Grove High School teacher as his role model in life.

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Wednesday at Cross Creek Resort.

Reported flu cases have been widespread this winter in parts of Pennsylvania and across the nation, but the tri-county area seems to have been mostly spared from the virus.

Describing his place of employment as a "well-kept secret," Martin Richards, executive director of a mental health agency nestled behind a long driveway off Grandview Road in Oil City, decided it was time for a change.

A lucky man who purchased a winning Cash 5 Pennsylvania Lottery ticket at the Wyattville Country Store and Gardens is going to be much richer once he turns in his ticket.

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Saturday, Feb. 15, drawing was sold at Wyattville Country Store and Gardens on Route 322 in Venango County, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Lottery. The ticket is worth $650,000, less withholding.

Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz announced Monday he is seeking the death penalty for a Cochranton man accused of killing his stepmother and 10-year-old half-brother.

International Women's Day will be celebrated Sunday, March 8, around the world.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

A lawsuit filed by 13 residents of Polk and White Haven state centers and their families has been pinpointed by two local lawmakers as a possible endgame to the closure debate.

Franklin has many claims to fame, but one of the most predominant is the city's distinct lack of the proverbial glass ceiling.

A fire broke out a home on Second and Walnut streets in Reno this morning, according to Venango County 911.

Two men, one whose face has been broadcast on every major news station and the other who has spent his career in the shadows, provided a glimpse into their lives and the traumatic situations they have faced during an active shooter training this week in Franklin.

NEW YORK (AP) - A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.

Cranberry Township officials are signing on with a federal agency to study flood-related issues along Deep Hollow Road and Riverside Drive in an effort to find solutions to increasingly common flooding along those roadways.

After the first showing of "Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp" Thursday at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin, Martha Heise was standing on the stage orchestrating the exodus of schoolchildren to the long line of buses parked outside the theater.

Opening with the caveat "Remember, this is relatively new to all of us", Penn State Extension educator Dan Brockett outlined the basics for a new industry moving into the region during a public forum Wednesday.

Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his promised veto Wednesday of a state Senate bill that would put a five-year moratorium on the planned closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.

Pennsylvania's primary election on April 28 will be a busy one as the Democratic and Republican ballots will list dozens of names of candidates vying for nominations up and down the line.

The two state legislators whose home districts include Polk Center and who were at the forefront in fighting the center's pending closure were strong in their criticism of Gov. Tom Wolf's veto action Wednesday.

Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed Senate Bill 906, which would have put a moratorium on the closing of Polk Center and White Haven Center in Luzerne County.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination fight.

Gloomy days can zap the happiness right out of someone.

Short and compact with glasses perched down low on his nose in a face accented by a well-barbered beard, Clarence "Bud" Pelaghi was comfortable in many venues.

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - In the waning hours before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be an extended nominating fight.

Venango Youth Choir members kicked off their season Monday with their first rehearsal at Good Hope Lutheran Church.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans a summer reopening of the nearly quarter-century-old bridge that carries Pithole Road over West Pithole Creek.