Honoring veterans

Karen Hall, the clerk in the Venango County Veterans Affairs office, said the county orders just under 14,000 flags to place on the graves of veterans every year around Memorial Day. (By Kara O'Neil)

Every May, volunteers place just under 14,000 flags on veterans' graves in 110 Venango County cemeteries in observance of Memorial Day.

For Karen Hall, the clerk of the Venango County Veterans Affairs office and a veteran service officer, preparations to put out the flags "starts Memorial Day and runs to the next Memorial Day."

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HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed legislation to extend hundreds of waivers of regulations that his administration approved over the last 15 months under the authority of his pandemic disaster emergency declaration that lawmakers voted to end.

Archers old and young, professional and novice, have gathered at Two Mile Run County Park this weekend for the second leg of the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) National Triple Crown Championship.

Outdoor commencement ceremonies for the Oil City High School Class of 2021 were held Friday evening under sunny skies at the football stadium.

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CLARION - Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius announced Tuesday that the Clarion County inoculation clinic at the former Peeble's store will close June 23.

Families of Polk State Center residents and members of the center's Board of Trustees met Tuesday, on the issue of safe and appropriate care for residents as the clock continues to tick on an August 2022 closure of the facility.

As a fun way to end the school year, students from St. Stephen Elementary and Venango Catholic High School in Oil City competed in the inaugural Viking Games at VC on Monday morning.

Commencement ceremonies were held Sunday afternoon for graduates at Franklin and Venango Catholic high schools.

There's been a lot of activity in Venango County's housing market as of late, and a couple of local Realtors have both different and similar takes on what the future might hold.

CLARION- The Clarion Chamber of Commerce's legislative breakfast Friday turned into a debate between local, state and federal elected leaders and citizens and PennDOT officials over the proposed tolling of select interstate bridges in Pennsylvania.

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is proposing two adjustments to the state election law overhauled by Act 77 in 2019, which allowed for mail-in ballots in state elections, among other changes.

Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

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Franklin High School seniors enjoyed a full day of events Tuesday designed to send off the students with a memorable "Final Ride."