From staff reports
A power outage left many Oil City residents and those in the surrounding area in the dark on Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.
At 10:25 p.m. Thursday, FirstEnergy Corp., which is the parent company of Penelec, reported 979 power outages in Venango County.
First Energy had anticipated a restoration time of 1 a.m., but power was back up shortly before 11 p.m.
At midnight, emergency dispatchers for FirstEnergy said they were still unsure what caused the outage.