A vehicle crashed into a utility pole on West First Street in Oil City this morning around 9 a.m. Oil City Police, Penelec and Community Ambulance Service are on the scene. Traffic is being rerouted.

St. Patrick Elementary School in Franklin will be closed in July and its students will attend St. Stephen Elementary School in Oil City, according to a letter sent home Thursday afternoon to parents of the students attending the schools.

It took a Venango County jury less than three hours Thursday to convict an Emlenton man of drug delivery resulting in death and other charges related to the overdose death of a Clarion County woman in 2017.

The Oil City community is rallying around one of its own as long-time public servant Steve Rembold fights the battle of his life.

HARRISBURG - Legislation designed to delay and perhaps prevent the closure of state centers that are residential homes for developmentally disabled adults, including Polk Center and White Haven, passed Wednesday in the state House.

One glance at the former Franklin Club on Liberty Street can induce fantasies of historic artifacts practically bursting through the building's seams.

Four representatives from the former St. Stephen Parish in Oil City who are opposing the changed status of the church are meeting next week with Erie Diocese Bishop Lawrence Persico.

A cold snap that will send night time temperatures dipping into the teens over the next few days is keeping a local non-profit agency on its toes.

HARRISBURG — Legislation designed to prevent the closure of any state centers, including Polk, has passed, according to a news release from state Rep. Lee James' office.

A state Senate bill that calls for an indefinite moratorium on the closure of Polk and White Haven state centers was amended Tuesday in the state House to include a five-year time limit on the hold.

As spectators to a national political scene whipped up by presidential candidates, Pennsylvania voters will soon join in the hoo-ha as the state's spring primary election draws near.

The Franklin General Authority could finally be staring down the finish line to a long and arduous installation of the wastewater network's SCADA system, but authority members weren't ready Tuesday to put the contract to bed just yet.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democrats are preparing for what could be their most contentious debate yet as the leading candidates gather in Iowa tonight looking for a way to break out of the crowded top tier less than three weeks before the state's caucuses kick-start the presidential nomination…

The Venango Region Catholic School system has called for private meetings of the board of directors and members of the school community with the clear intention of making sure the system has a good future in the face of "current realities."

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran's top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat de…

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi squared off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will "pay a price" for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should both testify.

Oil City saw a major resurgence in new construction dollars plugged into the local economy in 2019.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. promised "appropriate action" Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, as the Iranian government denied playing a role in the killing of all 176 people on board.

HARRISBURG (AP) - Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania's state programs and county and municipal governments even as production grew from exploration in the vast Marcellus Shale reservoir, according to new state estimates.

Two Brookville residents accused of repeatedly kicking a wounded deer in the head and pulling off its antler were charged Friday with aggravated cruelty to animals and other offenses.

A panel focused on ramping up Cranberry Township's economy is moving forward with a decision by the township supervisors to upgrade the organization.

The Polk Center board of trustees has formally notified Gov. Tom Wolf that it believes the proposed closing of Polk Center and White Haven Center in eastern Pennsylvania will have "a significant, negative impact on the people served by these two centers and jeopardizes their health and welfare."

When UPMC Northwest put a human face on a program for caring for non-ambulatory patients in 2018, it succeeded in developing an effective protocol for a problem that challenges all hospitals and nursing homes.

Horsecreek Road in Seneca has reopened after being shut down as a result of "a police matter" this morning, according to Franklin state police.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled he would not retaliate militarily for Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

Winter roared into the region early Wednesday morning as an overachieving snowstorm dumped about 4 to 6 inches across the area.

The building spree continued in 2019 in Cranberry Township with 11 new houses constructed, numerous garages and decks built and three large retail business renovated.

One lane of Interstate 80 that had been closed because of an accident that involved 12 vehicles this morning reopened late this afternoon, according to Clarion County 911.

CLARION - Clarion County commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a contract with Pictometry International Corp. for flyover images of the county for the county's GIS department.

Tempers flared Tuesday in the meeting room at Franklin First United Methodist Church when community members clashed with PennDOT and Franklin officials over possible changes to the intersection at 12th and Liberty streets.

How to save historic churches, beset by diminished membership and declining financial wherewithal, has sparked a move to bring non-profit groups, educational institutions, civic organizations and faith entities together to help find ways to preserve the buildings.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran struck back at the United States early today for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials on Monday braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened military readiness in the country and preparing for a possible "tit-for-tat" attempt on the life of an American military commander.

Venango County officials who were elected to posts in November were sworn in to office Monday.