Cranberry Township is in discussion with Connect 55+, a division of Calamar Inc, for the development of an independent living senior center.

Township manager Eric Heil told the Cranberry Township Economic Development Committee at the panel’s monthly meeting Tuesday that he had conversations with a representative of Calamar who expressed interest in a site of six to seven acres.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Sugarcreek Borough residents won’t see a tax hike, as Borough Council unanimously approved its 2023 budget during its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats who barely won back a majority of seats in the state House in November moved to take control of the chamber Wednesday and replace one of their incumbents who died and two others who won higher office.

An Emlenton man was held for court on a homicide charge in connection with the fatal shooting of a Parker man in late October.

Clarion state police said early today that missing teenager Aianna Serenity Taylor has been found. She was reported missing on Wednesday but was found with family members.

As cancer patients deal with the physical and emotional stress that accompanies their conditions, there are some who face another barrier that can add to their anxiety — securing transportation to their treatment facility.

FOXBURG — The debate within the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School Board in regard to a band cooperative agreement between the A-C Valley and Union school districts finally came to a conclusion at A-C Valley’s board meeting.

PITTSBURGH — Although the local area has seen wide-ranging drops in the average price of gasoline this week, everywhere, with the exception of Venango County, is seeing prices above the western Pennsylvania average of $3.93, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The state Department of Community and Economic Development announced it has awarded Venango County a $600,000 Home Investment Partnerships Program grant — part of more than $10.3 million awarded statewide.

Franklin City Council this week unanimously approved the city’s final 2023 budget with no tax increase. The budget is the same as what was presented last month, City Manager Tracy Jamieson said.

The Oil City School Board heard from advisers with the district’s gifted program, while many of the program’s students were present, during the board’s reorganization meeting on Monday evening.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major Western measures to limit Russia’s oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect Monday, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the world and whether they will unleash the hoped-for hit to a Russian economy that has held up bett…

NEW YORK (AP) — Giving Tuesday raised a record $3.1 billion in 24 hours for charitable causes in the U.S. earlier this week, as the event that started as a hashtag in 2012 celebrated its 10th anniversary and its status as a staple of fundraising for nonprofits, the group’s leader said Wednesday.

FRILLS CORNERS — When the Shippenville/Elk Ambulance Service announced it will cease operations at the end of January, it left a number of municipalities without an ambulance service, including Washington Township.