Venango County

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Pennsylvania officials have announced plans to close two of the remaining state centers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next three years.

An historic mill that's a popular western Pennsylvania tourist destination has been destroyed by fire.

Firefighters battled the blaze at the 140-year-old Emlenton Mill in Venango County for more than seven hours Thursday night into Friday morning.

Part of the complex was still burning as of 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Emlenton Fire Chief Dave Whitehill says the mill, two shop buildings and four houses were damaged.

The fire started around 10 p.m. Thursday and spread quickly. Freezing weather hampered firefighters from getting water on the structures.