Revitalization of Climax Tunnel: A Journey from Abandonment to Community Triumph
The Climax Tunnel, a once-forgotten component of Pennsylvania's rail network, has been reinvigorated through the collective efforts of the Allegheny Valley Land Trust, the Redbank Valley Trails Association, and local communities. Closed due to safety concerns, the tunnel has undergone extensive renovations, including fortification and an extension to 608 feet. Reopened in August 2018, it now stands as a historical emblem within the Redbank Valley Trail, blending the area's coal and rail heritage with the natural allure of southern Clarion County.
Driver Injured After Vehicle Rolls Over Multiple Times in Richland Township
RICHLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 70-year-old man was injured after his vehicle flipped over multiple times in Richland Township on Tuesday evening. According to State Police in Clarion, the crash occurred around 4:58 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, on Interstate 80 west in Richland Township, Clarion County. Police...
Venus Man Accused of Stealing ATV
TIONESTA, Pa. – A Clarion County man is facing multiple charges in connection with the theft of an ATV. A criminal complaint has been filed against David T. Sacunas Jr., 41, of Venus, in the Magisterial District Court of Forest County, Pennsylvania, accusing him of theft and trespassing among other charges.
Preserving historic Reidsburg stagecoach inn
REIDSBURG – As a young girl, Barb Frampton would often dream of one day owning a unique house she saw along the side of the road as her grandparents drove her between Rimersburg and Clarion. Many years later, she did purchase the historic house, built in Reidsburg in 1840,...
5 area McDonald's reportedly violated child labor laws, Dept. of Labor says
Officials with the US Department of Labor are reporting that an area McDonald's franchisee has reportedly violated multiple child labor laws. Authorities say an investigation revealed that Endor Inc., based in Cranberry Township, allegedly employed 34 juveniles, across five locations, and forced them to work longer and later hours than permitted by child labor laws.
Local Man Accused of Fleeing Scene of Motorcycle Crash That Injured Passenger Due in Court Tomorrow
CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a Seneca man who allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash in Richland Township that injured his passenger is scheduled for Tuesday morning. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 28-year-old Colin Edwin Agin, of Seneca, is scheduled for...
Snow causes havoc during morning commute
There wasn’t a lot of snowfall between late Monday evening and throughout Tuesday, but it was enough for area roads to become slick and result in a number of traffic accidents. According to 911 dispatchers in both Venango and Clarion counties, the majority of the weather-related crashes — many...
AAA: As the Holiday Ends, Gas Prices Are Still Dropping
VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. — Gas prices are five cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.623 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.623. Average price during the week of November 20, 2023: $3.676. Average price...
Curllsville: Echoes of a Forgotten Era
Amidst the rolling hills of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, the ghost town of Curllsville stands as a testament to the passage of time. Established in 1827, this once-bustling town now whispers its history through abandoned structures and overgrown paths. Explorers and photographers are drawn to its eerie charm, seeking to capture the essence of its historic allure. The town's origins, marked by the establishment of St. John's Reformed congregation, reflect a community once anchored by spiritual unity and communal bonds.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Clarion; Forest; Jefferson; Mercer; Venango. An area of heavy snow is expected to impact several counties in Pennsylvania. The affected areas include northeastern Mercer, central Venango, northern Jefferson, northern Clarion, and southwestern Forest counties. The heavy snow was located along a line extending from Brandy Camp to 7 miles west of Sugarcreek, moving east at a speed of 40 mph. The following locations will be impacted: Oil City, Franklin, Clarion, Brookville, Knox, Sugarcreek, Brockway, Hasson Heights, Falls Creek, Seneca, Polk, Strattanville, Shippenville, Corsica, Kennerdell, Woodland Heights, Sigel, Utica, Fryburg, and Fisher. This also includes a section of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 48 and 96. The heavy snow will result in reduced visibility and hazardous travel conditions. It is advised to exercise extra caution if traveling through this intense snow shower, as rapid changes in visibility and potentially slippery roads may lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the snow shower passes, as winter weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly. Prepare for snow or ice-covered roads, slow down, and allow extra time for travel.
CLARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE AICDAC AGREEMENT FOR OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUND ACT
On Tuesday, Clarion County Commissioners approved an agreement between the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) and Clarion County for the Opioid Settlement Fund Act. ExploreClarion.Com reports, the exact amount of money the county will receive is uncertain due to ongoing settlements and lawsuits. While Clarion County was initially expected...
Clarion Co. officials discuss uses for opioid settlement funds
CLARION – Along with several other counties across Pennsylvania, Clarion County is gearing up to receive its share of more than $1 billion to be paid statewide over the next several years from settlements from national lawsuits related to the opioid and addiction crisis. At their Nov. 28 meeting,...
Clarion County dog licenses on sale beginning Dec. 1
CLARION – Dog licenses for 2024 will be on sale for Clarion County residents beginning Dec. 1. Licenses for all dogs ages three months and up should be purchased by Jan. 1, 2024. The price of each dog license has increased by 20 cents for the new year. Dog...
Featured Local Job: Fiscal Assistant
Clarion County has an opening for a full-time Fiscal Assistant. Full-Time, 80 hours per pay. BENEFITS: Up to family coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance effective the first of the month after the date of hire (employee pays 12.5% of the premium, county pays 87.5%). $1,500 stipend if you do not need the county insurance. Life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. 20 vacation days (exempt allocation), 3 personal days per year, 10 sick days per year, and 13 paid holidays off. Enrollment in Clarion County’s Pension plan (vested after 5 years, eligible to retire at 55 with 20 years of service).
Clarion signs contract for opioid settlement funds
Clarion County commissioners signed a contract Tuesday with the Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission to administer funds on behalf of the county from the state’s opioid lawsuit settlement trust. Kami Anderson, the commission’s executive director, told the commissioners the amount Clarion County will receive from the...
Featured Local Job: Assistant Director/Enforcement Officer of Domestic Relations
PAY GRADE: $17.00 – $21.25 per hour. BENEFITS: Up to family coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance effective the first of the month after the date of hire (employee pays 12.5% of the premium, county pays 87.5%). $1,500 stipend if you do not need the county insurance. Life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. 20 vacation days (exempt allocation), 3 personal days per year, 10 sick days per year, and 13 paid holidays off. Enrollment in Clarion County’s Pension plan (vested after 5 years, eligible to retire at 55 with 20 years of service).
Police: Local Convicted Felon Charged for Possessing Rifle in Clarion County Residence
KNOX, Pa. (EYT) – A local convicted felon was charged after his landlord discovered a rifle in his residence in Knox. Court documents indicate the Knox Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 47-year-old Daniel Wesley Fair Jr., of Emlenton, on Monday, November 20, in Magisterial District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter’s office.