A 49 year old Oil City Man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly assaulting and threatening a woman with a rifle. According to the Pennsylvania State Police the man, whose name was withheld in the press release, grabbed the woman by her mouth and displayed a rifle while threatening her. He is remanded to Venango County Jail without an option for bail and has been charged with harassment by physical contact, simple assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and more.
Meadville celebrates December’s First Friday and its Christmas tree lighting with a day full of events in Downtown and Diamond Park today. A variety of events and activities will be taking place along Chestnut Street, as well as displays of ice sculptures, and several stores will help you send letters to Santa Claus; please address the letters SANTA CLAUSE, NORTH POLE and include postage. Light Up Night begins in the Diamond Park when the sun goes down at 5:30 and will include Christmas music, cookies and coco, and a visit from Santa himself who will light up the tree at the gazebo by 6 o’clock.
The four candidates for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year include French Creek. The other three candidates are the Monongahela River, Catawissa Creek, and Connoquenessing Creek. The winner of River of the Year earns a $10,000 grant toward conservation efforts. To learn more about River of the Year and vote for your favorite nominee visit PAwatersheds.org.