2017

Winter artistry

By Sydney Herdle – Staff writer Josh Rowe’s attention to detail has him spending hours in the freezing cold focusing on the intricacy of snowflakes…








New Year holiday closings

Several businesses and offices will have adjusted hours or services due to the New Year holiday.  Here is a rundown: Municipal offices The Venango and…






Recent Deaths 12/30/17

Minnie Avonell Bonacker, 94, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Charles W. Bolton, 89, of Franklin, formerly of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Laurence…


Doing a double take

Several area animal rescues have a couple of pairs available for adoption. Meanwhile, a couple of rabies clinics have been scheduled. Precious pair Precious Paws…




Pet of the day 12/29/17

Name: Dolly Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Age: 1 year Gender: Female Size: Medium Color: Black/ White Declawed: No House-trained: Yes Adoption Price: $40.00 Dolly can…


Chopped winter salad

Serves 6 Start to finish: 50 minutes 1 pound cubed (3/4-inch) butternut squash Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 tablespoons olive oil,…








Recent Deaths 12/29/17

Simon Leroy Fye, 92, of Knox, died Dec. 28, 2017. Norma J. Wood, 88, of Franklin, died Dec. 26, 2017. Pauline J. Lalley, 87, of Oil City,…






Pet of the day 12/28/17

Sammie Mae is a delightful, 18 month old, brindle Boxer mix who recently weaned a large litter of puppies. Still a puppy herself, Sammie Mae…


Korean grain bowl

Servings: 4 Start to finish: 80 minutes (45 active) For the miso sesame sauce: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons white…



Stars power Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Wednesday…



Recent Deaths 12/28/17

Beverly Lackey, 87, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Donald E. McMullen of Franklin, formerly of Sandy Lake, passed away early Wednesday, Dec….


Pet of the day 12/27/17

Name: Screamer Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Age: 5 months Gender: Male Size: Small Color: Orange Declawed: No House-trained: Yes Adoption Price: $50.00 Screamer can be…



Vegetable carpaccio

Servings: 6 Start to finish: 1 hour Berbere Drizzle: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons safflower oil 1 tablespoon Berbere Spice Blend (recipe follows) Garlic…