Best of 2018 Photo Contest Finalists
Adopt your next best friend!
Click below to visit these local pet adoption shelters and agencies. Your next best friend is waiting for you!
Warmer temperatures have made the winter season a little easier for area residents, but the changes in conditions are often hard on local roadways.
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 United Way of Venango County received a $6,300 donation from Farmers National Bank of Emlenton. The donation was in support of the United Way's annual fundraising campaign.
Oil City will host the 10th annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival this weekend, and the benefits to the community will be far-reaching.
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 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will host an event Tuesday to provide the public with an update on the multimodal transportation hub project.
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.
The trial for former Clarion physician and psychiatrist Thomas Radecki is continuing this week with professional insight and intense testimonies.
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.
Venango County's proposal to build a multimodal transportation hub on the site of Oil City's condemned parking ramp is receiving favorable reviews from city council members.
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.
The criminal trial proceedings for an Oil City teenager accused of double murder moved forward Wednesday with a pre-trial conference at the Venango County Courthouse.
(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 who surrendered his license to practice in 2012 just months after he became the focus of an Attorney General's investigation is awaiting arraignment today in Clarion County on unknown criminal charges.
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.
Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh found substantial evidence Monday to try Oil City teen Zachary Proper on charges he shot his grandparents last October at their home outside Franklin.
Court files for a 13-year-old murder suspect became public this week after it was discovered a clerical error was preventing those files from being available through an online Court of Common Pleas search.
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…
Thirteen-year-old murder suspect Zachary Proper finds himself in a much different environment nearly two weeks after being transferred Oct. 18 from Venango County jail to a secure detention facility in Erie County.
Three weeks ago, William Proper led the life of quiet routine and structure that so many middle-aged parents enjoy. He worked, he went to church on Sundays and, of course, he looked forward to spending time with his family.
Venango County will share the cost of lodging 13-year old murder suspect Zachary Proper of Oil City at the Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center in Erie.
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.
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.
Dr. Thomas E. Radecki of Clarion, a target of a state investigation, agreed this month to a permanent surrender of his license to practice medicine.