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UPDATE: Speed Limit Restored; PennDOT Temporarily Reduces Speed Limit on I-80 in Mercer, Venango Counties

OIL CITY, Pa. - Due winter weather conditions, PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on Interstate 80 in Mercer and Venango counties. Update, Nov....

Oil City High, Middle Schools in Remote Learning Until Nov. 15

OIL CITY, Pa. - Oil City High School and Oil City Middle School are in remote learning until Monday, Nov. 15. The move was made...

Section of Route 8 in Oil City to be Closed Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

OIL CITY, Pa. - A section of Route 8 (North Seneca Street) in Oil City will be closed to through traffic from Aug. 30...

Rival PASHEE Universities Clarion, Edinboro, Cal to Become One School

HARRISBURG, Pa. - From rivals to partners. On Tuesday, July 14, the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) unanimously...

Come Find Him: First Forest County Bigfoot Festival Set for this Weekend in Marienville

MARIENVILLE, Pa. - Bigfoot is coming to Marienville. (Bigfoot is busy working out, getting ready for his big festival this weekend in Forest County....

Opinion

Eleanor

by CASEY JOHNSON My daughter, Eleanor, was born March 8, 2010, at 26 weeks 3 days gestation, and passed away three short days later. I had...

Editorial: WCSD School Board Fails Its Duty

The Warren County School District Board of Directors failed in their duty Monday night. In voting 6-3 to allow parents instead of medical professionals to...

A Broken Promise

I was watching the final episode of “9/11: One Day in America” on Hulu (if you haven’t seen it, take time to) when something...

Watershed Moment

It seems at least once a generation an event occurs that changes everything. A watershed moment. The stock market crash in 1928. Pearl Harbor. The...

Twenty Years Later, We Can Still Learn Lessons from 9/11 Attacks

What do you say about a day such as 9/11? It’s a day that brought out both the worst and best in humanity. I...

Obits

Mary D. Shaffer

Mary D. Shaffer, 84, of Warren, Pa., passed away on Nov. 28, 2021, at Warren General Hospital. Mary was born on Sept. 14, 1937,...

Renate Dorothea Julia (Burdinski) Meier

Renate Dorothea Julia (Burdinski) Meier formerly of Tidioute, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Warren Manor, Warren, PA. Born July 4,...

Betty Jane Reitz

Betty Jane Reitz, 66, of Clarendon, Pa., passed away on Nov. 27. 2021, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. Betty was the daughter of the...

Stephen John Rieder

Stephen John Rieder, 81, of Warren, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, following a recent illness....

Barbara C. Tubbs

Barbara C. Tubbs, 78, of Starbrick, PA, died Tuesday afternoon November 23, 2021, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, after a courageous...

Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s Child Care and Staffing Crisis, by the Numbers

by Ed Mahon of Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — As a roughly $2 trillion social spending plan moves through Congress, transformational change could be on the...

GOP wants personal voter data to root out fraud. Pa. already uses a more secure system.

Danielle Ohl of Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania has spent nearly half a million dollars over the past six years to find and remove outdated...

Eligible for a COVID-19 Booster? Here’s how to get one in Pa.

Anywhere from one to two million Pennsylvania adults are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, and state officials say it should be easier to...