I-80 Bridge Construction Above Emlenton

I-80 Bridge over Emlenton on The Allegheny River

The sound of a motor boat roaring up the river is the sound that you hear as you pass by the Emlenton I-80 Bridge, however, it’s not a motor boat but the sound of a high powered blaster.

Underneath the cocoon looking wrapper, bridge contractor, North Star Inc., has set up containment for steel blasting (removal of existing paint) and painting of the primer. They have begun blasting last week and are expected to continue for the next couple months.

U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests $297,925 to Build Critical Infrastructure and Create Jobs in Brookville, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $297,925 grant to Jefferson County and the Brookville Municipal Authority in Brookville, Pennsylvania, to help build critical water and sewer infrastructure for the city’s new Jefferson County Business Park. The project is expected to create 100 jobs and generate $10 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

Linking Two Communities - ORA Facilitates Vision Meeting for Emlenton & Foxburg

Allegheny River between Foxburg and Emlenton

There is agreement that in recent past decades the loss of jobs and population decline has left the upper Allegheny River Valley struggling to maintain economic health and growth. The oil wealth is history and the promise of natural gas development is still merely a promise for Venango and Clarion counties. Throughout the area there are various business, government and civic groups including Economic Development Corporations, Chambers of Commerce and non-profit entities working diligently to collaborate and aid in the revitalization of the region.

Emlenton Hill Improvement Project Update

View of the current progress of the Emlenton Hill Project


Scrubgrass Grange has received the following update on the Emlenton Hill Improvement Project from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Mekis Construction Corporation, the low bidder for the project, is currently on time with the completion schedule. Total construction cost for the project is $17,156,493.69.

2013-2014 A-C Valley Elementary School Class Lists


These lists are tentative. Changes may become necessary after new student registration. Thank you.

First Compressed Natural Gas Station in Area Celebrates Grand Opening

guest speakers and government officials at grand opening of the CNG Station at Exit 64 off of I-80.

Palo CNG station celebrated their grand opening of the first CNG station in Clarion County (Compressed Natural Gas) off I-80 Exit 64. Mike Palo, owner described the process of setting up and running an alternative/multi-fuel station. The event on July 19th gave tours and demonstrations of the facility.

Phillipston Turntable Armstrong Trail Historic Site

L-R: ARTA volunteers; Sarah Heppenstall, David Gibson, Marty Henry and Toni Henry (not shown, Val Dzwonczyk)

The train turntable located just outside of Phillispton and along the Armstrong Trail is getting a much needed makeover. Site work began in the fall of 2011 when Armstrong Rails to Trails Association (ARTA) members Angie and Darwin Burtner began clearing the area around the turntable. The vegetation had hidden this old railroad gem for decades. Two years later the work continues.

2013 Emlenton Summer Festival Results & Photos

Little it Deli's Colossal champs - Ronald Flemming, Oil City and Mike Redmond, Emlenton

The 2013 Emlenton Summer Festival once again set the stage for weekend entertainment July 12, 13, 14th. Nestled along the hills of Allegheny River, the quiet rivertown welcomed all as it showcased a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday, July 13th.

Emlenton Summerfest Photos


Click here to see more Emlenton Summerfest photos.

Photos by Dave Staab and Kylie Marie and reader submitted photos of the 5K race.


Jade Layton - Boys & girls Club Member Wins Gold Medal at National Judo championship in Pittsburgh

L-R: Dave Staab, Jade Layton and Andor P-Jobb


In 2012 a decision was made by the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club Along the Allegheny (B&GCAA) to offer a tuition scholarship to all of the club members who wanted to take Judo lesson at Clarion University of PA in the Hun Judo program. One of the club’s newest members said yes, and took advantage of the offer. That club member was Jade Layton of Emlenton. She began take her Judo lessons in early March of 2013.

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