CLARION — The Clarion County Sorce Center has been called a “building within a building.”

Over the past several months, the 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Paint Township has been converted into an Emergency Management Center, 911 dispatch center, a materials storage area, a meeting room and more.

Randy Bartley, reporter for The Derrick and The News-Herald, can be reached at 814-226-7000 or at


HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home…

PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline in the tri-county area this week is below the western Pennsylvania average of $4.93, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The drop, AAA said, reflects the nationwide trend that is due to a lack of consumer demand.

Venango County Human Services and a number of organizations in Oil City are strategizing a way to improve access to food, healthcare and other services for people in the East End of Oil City by creating a “health hub” in the neighborhood.

The recently created Venango County infrastructure bank, which would provide municipalities and municipal authorities access to money for larger projects at lower interest rates, with the interest partially subsidized by the county, is in full swing and accepting applications.

The Derrick and The News-Herald will not be published today due to the Independence Day holiday.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Work on a new state budget for Pennsylvania will plow into next week as the state government started the fiscal year Friday with diminished spending authority, details of a new spending plan still largely a secret and questions about whether negotiators can solve lingering …

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday’s deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being ke…

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced s…

Cranberry Township is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to complete a study of the area around Lower Two Mile Run and Sage Run that was affected by severe flash flooding in July 2019.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal.

Unlike last year, when the kickoff had to be delayed for two weeks due to bad weather, the weather was delightful Wednesday night for the opening of Franklin’s 13th annual Taste of Talent competition in Bandstand Park.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump fought security officials for control of the presidential SUV as he struggled to get to the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, a key former White House aide told House investigators Tuesday, even after he had been told that some of …

Anyone who regularly walks through the alleyway between the Barrow-Civic Theatre and Daffin’s Candies between Liberty and Buffalo streets in Franklin will now have something both artistic and historical to gaze upon — a mural of a local Black fife-and-drum corps sheepskin band.

SHIPPENVILLE — The “Beach City Baby,” the World War II transport plane which these days is based at Venango Regional Airport, made the third stop of its maiden summer tour on Saturday with a visit to the Clarion Airport for the Knight Cruisers Car Show, an event that benefited the Clarion Ho…

HARRISBURG (AP) — With a few days to go until the state’s budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to produce an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan that they say will marshal su…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would fight to preserve access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and he called on Americans to elect more Democrats who would safeguard rights upended by the court’s decision.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

KNOX — The Keystone School Board earlier this week approved a 1-mill real estate tax increase, looking to keep ahead of underway projects and pending heating repairs.