HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf directed state police and other agencies under his control Friday to focus greater efforts on addressing gun violence, two days after a gunman shot six Philadelphia police officers.

Oil City's annual BridgeFest kicked off Friday night with festivities on the Center Street Bridge.

WASHINGTON (AP) - How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall.

Cranberry Township, hit hard with about $1.2 million in damages from a July 19 flood on Sage Run and Lower Two Mile Run, is asking for help from a federal agency to mitigate future flooding.

TIONESTA - A little more than 200 years ago, Native Americans traveled the Allegheny River, often stopping at a small village in what is now Forest County.

A Cochranton man who has been described as a "person of interest" in a double homicide in Crawford County was taken into custody Wednesday in West Virginia.

Elected officials whose turf includes Polk State Center were roiled by the unexpected announcement Wednesday that the center, home to 194 residents and workplace for 744 employees, would close within three years.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said.

Polk State Center, a facility that has provided homes for thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since it opened in tiny Polk Borough in 1897, is shutting down.

The Department of Human Services this morning announced that Polk State Center is among two state centers it is looking to close and that residents would be transitioned to community living.

Venango County commissioners have launched an effort to enhance the count in the upcoming 2020 U.S. census.

Two young, energetic women are leading the Venango Region Catholic School system, and they are focused on convincing area families that the three campuses they oversee give students the best opportunity to succeed both in school and beyond.

Valley Grove School Board took action Monday to create two new positions that will result in some changes to the administrative structure in the district's two schools.

State police in Meadville say they are searching for Cochranton resident Jack Elijah Turner as a person of interest in a double-homicide case in Randolph Township, Crawford County.

A Pinegrove Township man is back working in the familiar surroundings of his farm just a few months after he was the first patient at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh to receive a heart transplant from a donor who tested positive for hepatitis C.

Clean-up work had already begun Saturday morning in preparation for the end of the Venango County Fair later in the evening.

ERIE (AP) - An early morning fire in Erie at a residential building housing a day care center killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said.

KNOX - The Henry family was recently certified to sell raw milk from the 101-year-old dairy farm near Knox. It's a move that might not have happened if a door had not closed.

An early morning fire today in Erie at a residential building housing a day care center killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said.

Franklin state police are continuing their investigation into the accidental death of a Centerville man who fell from the top of a cellular tower in Jackson Township.

Some were out for the smack of metal on metal, and others were there for the adrenaline, but for everyone at Friday's demolition derby at the Venango County Fair, it's all about the call of the derby.

History has a way of turning back on itself, and that swing can produce unexpected coincidences.

For many at the Venango County Fair, Thursday's livestock auction represented the end of a long, hard project.

Bureaucratic red tape and flood victims went head to head at a vocal and often confusing Cranberry Township supervisors meeting Thursday.

The owner and operator of three sprawling junkyards in Cranberry Township has agreed to remove all his vehicles from the Deep Hollow Road and Route 322 intersection as well as erect screening around two other sites.

(Editor's note: Reporter Sarah Titley participated in Wednesday's adult showmanship show at the Venango County Fair. Here is her account of the experience.)

Before the gates open to the public, early mornings at the Venango County Fair are comparable to a well-oiled machine - unless it's show day.

A request from Venango County on behalf of the county Housing Department to re-zone three lots at the corner of Eighth and Elk streets in Franklin created discord Monday among Franklin City Council members.

For the first time in a long time, two Knox 4-H members stepped into the ring with alpacas for showmanship and costuming Monday morning at the Venango County Fair.

Parishioners at St. Stephen and St. Joseph churches in Oil City who were still digesting the news of the proposed closing of St. Stephen were given more information this weekend about the "poor' physical condition of the St. Stephen building.