The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has announced some changes to this year’s Oil Heritage Festival as the organizers try to balance the celebration with protecting revelers from the spread of COVID-19. It was announced earlier this month that there would be no parade, but further changes to events have also been announced. The Hip and Handmade Craft Show will not be held this year, the evening concert series and queen crowning will be live streamed over the internet, and the Car and Motorcycle Cruise In will be a ‘cruise through’; where participants will cruise by the Venango Museum, stop for pictures and gifts for participation, and then move on.
PennDOT’s work schedules during the week of July 20th to 24th for District 1, which includes Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties are now available for viewing online at penndot.gov/district1.
The construction site for Shell’s $1.6 billion ethane cracking plant in Beaver County will be adding its own COVID-19 testing lab after five workers tested positive for the disease last week. 18 total cases of the disease have been associated with the worksite and Shell has promised to do whatever it can to keep the workers safe. Construction on the plant has been uninterrupted since November 2017.