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Venango/Forest Co. News

Overnight Work Scheduled for Route 322 Intersection in Franklin Thursday

​FRANKLIN, Pa. - Traffic will be restricted at the intersection of Route 322 (Eighth Street) and Liberty Street (Route 3021) Thursday night in the...

Paving Project on Route 62 in Hickory Twp. to Begin April 6

A resurfacing project that will give motorists a smoother ride on nearly two miles of Route 62 in Hickory Township, Forest County is scheduled...

I-80 Paving Project in Venango County to Begin April 5

An $8.8 million resurfacing project that will give motorists a smoother ride on more than six miles of Interstate 80 in Clinton and Irwin...

UPDATE: Power Restored to Some Areas — More Than 3,000 Warren Electric Customers Without Power Due to High Wind

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. - According to an update from the Warren Electric Cooperative Facebook page, as of 6:15 p.m. Friday, power had been restored to...

Venango County Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

Venango County police departments, in cooperation with the Venango County Police Traffic Services Project, will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 200 municipal...

Opinion

Join My Mommune

This morning, a friend sent me a quote tweet about parenting. "The majority of our mental load and emotional labor as modern-day mothers comes from...

Help Me Rider (and Waite)

This afternoon, I had to peel my body out of the despondent grip of my daughter's tiny arms and close the door to my...

What Would Squatch Do?

In case you weren't aware, Warren County is a Squatchy place. Like it or not, we are living in a big old forest and if...

We Twirled

You guys remember that SNL skit, "Bill Swerski's Superfans?" I'll admit right off the top that I have no idea what any of the sportsball...

The Night It All Changed

I'll never forget the irony of it. Sitting in the newsroom preparing Friday's edition. Friday the 13th, as it were, and things were getting out...

Obits

John Roy Gourley

John Roy Gourley, 70, a  lifelong resident of Sugar Grove, PA, and a snowbird to Clearwater, FL, completed his journey and was called home...

Dale E. Burge

Dale E. Burge, 49, of Clarendon, PA, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence. Dale was born June 25, 1971, the son...

Willis ‘Bill’ Phillips

Willis “Bill” M. Phillips, 91, of Russell, PA., passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House. Willis was...

Ronald Blum

Ronald Lee Blum, 73, of Sheffield, PA passed away Monday morning, March 29, 2021 at his home with his faithful, loving family by his...

Mark Shermer

Mark Darrin Shermer, 61, of Sheffield, PA passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his home. He was born on February 2, 1960 in Brookville,...

Spotlight PA

‘A turning point’: Thousands in Pa. prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine

HARRISBURG — All people who live and work inside Pennsylvania’s prisons will soon be offered the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, ending a long...

Levine Questioned on Missing Pa. Nursing Home Data in Federal Confirmation Hearing

By Jamie Martines of Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — During a federal confirmation hearing Thursday, former Health Secretary Rachel Levine was questioned about the ongoing data...

The $1 Billion Plan to Close the Gap Between Growing and Shrinking Pa. School Districts

By Cynthia Fernandez of Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — When Pennsylvania passed a new formula to distribute money for public schools in 2016, it was hailed...

Business

Gas Prices Dip in Pennsylvania; National Average Drops for First Time...

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Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are two cents cheaper this week at $3.010 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s...