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The Rev. John L. Miller is settling in to his new duties as pastor of Oil City's five merged and partnered Catholic parishes.

A new private school in Utica for students with special needs has been granted conditional approval to open by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The return of a television cold case series has brought back painful memories that 25 years later are still extant in local law enforcement officers who helped solve the murder of an Oil City girl.

The following deeds have been filed at the Clarion County Courthouse. Sale prices are listed except in the case of nominal amounts such as $1.

Franklin City Council was approached Monday night about allowing the Commission to Remember Our Heroes to go forward with talks regarding the restoration of the World War II and Korean War Memorials in West Park.

The Ghering family recalls Oct. 2 as the night their mother, Betty, died of a heart attack and came back to life.

The mother of an Oil City teenager who was found dead in a state prison two years ago has filed a federal civil lawsuit against officials at the Indiana County facility.

Former physician Thomas Radecki was sentenced Wednesday to a state prison term for illegally prescribing controlled substances from his clinics in the area.

A Clarion County jury found former physician Thomas Radecki guilty Tuesday evening on 12 charges of illegally prescribing controlled substances from his clinics throughout the area.

The trial for former doctor Thomas Radecki finished out its second week in Clarion with the defendant taking the stand with examination and cross-examination.

CLARION - The trial for Dr. Thomas Radecki is well underway with witnesses telling their stories and professionals who are providing their information on what is turning into Clarion's most extensive in a long time.

A former Clarion substance abuse doctor charged with 25 felonies for distributing controlled substances and having inappropriate sexual relationships with female patients faced the jury that will decide his fate as his trial began Tuesday in Clarion County.

CLARION - Former doctor Thomas Radecki will go on trial in April, nearly four years after he was arrested and charged with 25 felonies related to illegal distribution of controlled substances.

CLARION - Thomas E. Radecki, the former Clarion doctor charged more than two years ago with 23 felonies related to alleged illegal distribution of controlled substances, was in court last week seeking suppression of video evidence and a change of venue for his upcoming trial.

After sentencing a teen defendant to a maximum of 80 years in prison, Venango County's top judge called the Oil City boy who pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of murder in the third degree "cold and calculating."

Jury selection for the murder trial of a teen defendant accused of shooting and killing his grandparents in 2012 in Sandycreek Township continued Tuesday following a full day of potential juror interviews Monday.

A substance abuse doctor arrested in August following a grand jury investigation into his prescribing practices waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Clarion County through his attorney.

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A Franklin attorney announced Wednesday his client, 14-year-old Zachary Proper, is seeking a trial on two charges of murder in the first degree.

(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-day series looking at the wide-ranging impacts a former Clarion doctor's practices have had on families and communities in the region. Today's story looks at how former Dr. Thomas Radecki's prescribing practices have impacted law enforcement and subs…

(Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-day series that looks at the impact a former Clarion doctor has had on communities in the region. Today's story examines how Thomas Radecki's prescribing practices affected two families in Venango County.)

A 14-year-old murder suspect accused of shooting and killing his grandparents pleaded not guilty Monday in a Venango County court to two charges of homicide.

A Clarion substance abuse doctor who is alleged to have been at one time the largest purchaser and distributor of a specific opioid addiction medication in the United States was arrested, arraigned and jailed Tuesday in Clarion County.

June 2012 - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office executes 20 search warrants resulting in the seizure of patient files, controlled substances, more than $465,000 in proceeds from Thomas Radecki's practice and the immediate closure of all four of Radecki's clinics.

A former substance abuse doctor in the region has been arraigned on 35 felony charges stemming from allegations he violated standard practices by overprescribing controlled substances and engaging in immoral conduct with patients in exchange for drugs.Thomas Edward Radecki, 67, was arraigned…

Family members of Zachary Proper were somber and silent as the fate of the young boy accused of killing his grandparents hung in the balance Wednesday afternoon in Courtroom I at the Venango County Courthouse.

Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh ruled Wednesday that accused teenage killer Zachary Proper will be tried as an adult for the October shooting deaths of his grandparents, George and Dorothy Fross, in Sandycreek Township.

The ruling handed down Wednesday by Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh to try Zachary Proper as an adult includes a detailed timeline about the slayings of his grandparents, Dorothy and George Fross, and Proper's activities over a two-day period.

Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh ruled accused teenage killer Zachary Proper will be tried as an adult for the shooting deaths of his grandparents, George and Dorothy Fross, in October.

A 13-year-old Oil City homicide suspect appeared Wednesday in the chambers of Venango County President Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh for his fourth - and potentially last - status conference this year.

A 13-year-old Oil City murder suspect was scheduled to appear Wednesday in the chambers of Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh for a status conference - the third such meeting this year.

A 13-year-old Oil City murder suspect met with a judge and counsel Tuesday in what was his second status conference this year, and his second meeting at the Venango County Courthouse since his attorney filed a motion in November to have him tried as a juvenile.

Venango County Senior Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh has approved a request to have teen murder suspect Zachary Proper transported to Pittsburgh later this month to undergo an evaluation.

A status conference scheduled Thursday for a 13-year-old Oil City boy accused of killing his grandparents turned into a private affair after attorneys and a judge met behind closed doors for nearly 90 minutes at the Venango County Courthouse.

Whether a 13-year-old Oil City boy accused of killing his grandparents will be tried in a juvenile court remains to be seen after a status conference Tuesday in Venango County court was continued until Jan. 3.

A preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday for a 13-year-old Oil City boy facing criminal homicide charges was canceled after the boy's attorney filed a motion Tuesday afternoon to decertify and transfer the case to the juvenile division of the Court of Common Pleas.

The defense attorney for a 13-year-old Oil City boy accused of killing his grandparents filed a motion Tuesday to decertify and transfer the case to the juvenile division of the Court of Common Pleas. Franklin attorney Virginia G. Sharp filed the motion Tuesday with President Judge Oliver Lo…

A Venango County judge on Wednesday approved a motion to transfer a 13-year-old Oil City boy currently lodged in the Venango County jail on charges of double homicide to a secure detention facility in Erie.

An attorney who more than 10 years ago assisted in the defense of a 14-year-old Venango County boy who shot and killed his 12-year-old sister has been appointed to come to the defense of an Oil City boy accused of murder.

Because the Venango County jail is located within the Franklin Area School District, it is responsible for educating school-aged children incarcerated at the jail.

Although George and Dorothy Fross were laid to rest Friday afternoon at St. Patrick Cemetery, the tragic saga continues for many others - particularly William Proper and Karen Kapp, the parents of accused killer Zachary Proper.

For the families of George and Dorothy Fross, Friday's funeral Mass at St. Patrick Church in Franklin provided harmony and closure following a week of misery and chaos.

Oil City teen Zachary Proper remains in Venango County jail without bail after confessing Monday to the murder of his grandparents, George and Dorothy Fross, Sunday afternoon at their Sandycreek Township home.

An Oil City middle school student remains in jail today (Oct. 10, 2012) for allegedly shooting his grandparents at their Sandycreek Township home after they called his mother names and "were speaking poorly about her."

George Fross was a good man who prayed to God every day that he be allowed to survive his ongoing bout with lung cancer just long enough to walk his daughter down the aisle at her November wedding.

An area physician who has been the target of a state investigation agreed this month to a permanent surrender of his license to practice medicine.