Taste Trip: Franklin's 3 Pizza Places You Can't Miss
This article presents an exploration of three notable pizzerias in Franklin. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Central Pennsylvania Residents Alert: Wind Advisory in Effect with Potential Power Outages
A Wind Advisory is in place for central Pennsylvania. West winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph, are expected. The advisory runs from 3 PM Wednesday to 7 AM EST Thursday. These gusty winds may move unsecured objects and break tree limbs, potentially causing power outages.
Vehicle spontaneously combusts at Mercer County business: PSP
Crews responded around 10 p.m.
Coroner ID’s Body Found Near Allegheny River
OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The body of the young man discovered near the Allegheny River in Oil City has been identified. According to Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh, the remains belong to 23-year-old Michael J. Austin, of Oil City. Dr. Eric Vey of the Erie County Coroner’s Office...
Police blotter 2/23/24
February 16 – Police responded to a notification regarding an individual holding up an offensive sign in Central Loop. No violation of the law was observed and no action was taken by police. February 16 – Police observed three vehicles sliding in the snow on Kiester Road. Two of...
Marble-sized hail expected with thunderstorms to hit Mercer and Venango counties Tuesday
A weather alert was issued by the National Weather Service on Tuesday at 12:18 p.m. for strong thunderstorms until 12:45 p.m. for Mercer and Venango counties. The storms are expected to bring marble-sized hail (0.5 inches). "At 12:18 p.m., Doppler radar tracked a strong thunderstorm near Grove City, moving northeast...
Oil City man accused of fleeing from police
An Oil City man is facing charges of fleeing an officer and evading arrest on foot, as well as several traffic violations, after a brief car chase in Oil City. Franklin state police said in a criminal complaint that at about 1:40 p.m. Feb. 16, troopers parked in a patrol vehicle began following a red Chevrolet Cobalt traveling south on Spring Street that was being driven by 26-year-old Devin Michael Stephens.
State Police Calls: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Three OC Residents
Franklin-based State Police responded to the following incidents:. Troopers Arrest Three in Oil City for Drug Possession. A routine traffic stop in Oil City led to the arrest of three individuals on charges of drug possession among other summary offenses, as reported by the Pennsylvania State Police. The incident occurred...
Immerse in the Local Flavor: Discover 3 Unmissable Pubs in Slippery Rock
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional pubs in Slippery Rock. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Coroner: Drowning cause of man’s death
Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh said tentative results of an autopsy on Oil City resident Michael Austin, who was found in Sage Run on Saturday morning, reveal drowning was the cause of death. Rugh said although the final determination of manner of death will be made when Oil City police...
7-Day Weather Forecast for Venango County
A look at the 7-day weather forecast for the Venango County area brought to you by Deets Mechanical of Seneca, Pa. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. High near 58. South wind 10 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Former SRU Professor Sued By Former Students
Three former Slippery Rock students are each seeking $70,000 in damages, after a lawsuit filed by a former SRU professor claiming that the students were responsible for his termination was dismissed. Madison Harris, of Georgetown; Aran Bybee, of Lebanon; and Connie Lemke of Illinois claim that their former computer science...
New restaurant coming to Franklin Quality Inn
Another restaurant will soon be moving in to take the place of the Liberty Street Ale House in Franklin, which closed in the final days of 2023. Taco Inc., a Mexican restaurant chain based in Punxsutawney, will be opening a location later this year in the former Ale House space in the Franklin Quality Inn and Conference Center.
Venango County Woman Scammed out of Nearly $18,000
A Venango County woman was scammed out of thousands of dollars, according to Pennsylvania State Police. It was reported by a 69-year-old woman who lives in Richland Township on Feb. 15. A person posting as a Farmer's Bank employee requested $18,000 from the victim to get rid of a scam...
Man Charged With DUI After Crash At Hospital
A man from Chicora is facing multiple charges after he allegedly drove off the road while under the influence earlier this month. Butler Township Police were called to investigate an incident at Butler Memorial Hospital just before 11 p.m. February 15th. Police say 27-year-old Derek Michael lost control in the...
West Sunbury Firefighter Injured In Vehicle Accident
One person was taken to the hospital in a crash over the weekend in Clay Township. It happened Saturday night just after 10 p.m. on West Sunbury Road, near the intersection with Jamisonville Road. Details are not clear on the single-vehicle accident, but the vehicle involved in the crash was...
Local Woman Loses Over $4K After Check to U.S. Treasury Forged to Pay Unknown Suspect
RICHLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Franklin are investigating a forged check that resulting in a $4,000 loss for a local woman. According to a Franklin-based State Police, troopers were contacted around 2:16 p.m. on Friday, February 23, regarding a theft through forgery incident in Richland Township, Venango County.
Body found in Sage Run
A body was found at about 11 a.m. Saturday in Sage Run, near Pumphouse Road in Oil City, according to a news release from Oil City police, who are withholding the name of the individual until family is notified. In regard to the manner of death, Oil City Police Chief...
Pet of the Day 2/27/24
Licorice is sweet young boy who was recently brought to us as a stray. He is about 8 months old, and we are still getting to know him. He is shy, but comes around with some gentle touch. He would do best in a quiet home, that is willing to give him space as he comes out of his shell. This gorgeous boy is already neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. If he sounds like a good fit for you, please apply today! Visit Licorice at the Venango County Humane Society from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Objections Heard In Gilliland-Vanasdale’s Suit Against DA and Slippery Rock Mayor
After filing a lawsuit late last year for defamation, Jennifer Gilliland-Vanasdale was in court yesterday for preliminary objections. Vanasdale is accusing Butler County District Attorney Rich Goldinger, Slippery Rock Mayor Jondavid Longo, and two other citizens for false accusations and defamation. Vanasdale claims the defendants damaged her reputation by sharing...