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Geer Heads To PIAA Quarterfinals With First-Round Pin At Hershey

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA high school wrestling championships in Hershey on Thursday morning with a first-round pin at 182 pounds. It took Geer just 69 seconds to dispatch Dakoatah Manning, from Towanda, in the round of 16 to advance to a quarterfinal match with Brett…

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Three Broadcasts Highlight Opening Weekend For PIAA Basketball Playoffs On 96.3 KQW

The PIAA high school basketball tournaments begin this Friday and Saturday (March 6 & 7), and 96.3 KQW will bring listeners three first-round live broadcasts. Beginning Friday night (7:00 PM pregame), the weekend schedule will feature a class “A” boys’ contest between Venango Catholic (16-9) and WPIAL champion Monessen (20-6), live from Canon McMillan High…

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Man Changing Tire Struck By Tractor-Trailer Along Interstate 80

A Beaver County man was seriously injured early Wednesday night when he was struck by a tractor-trailer as he was changing a tire along Interstate 80 in Mercer County. State Police officials say 34 year-old Daniel Montini, from Aliquippa, was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital and was listed in critical condition. Montini was apparently working…

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Cranberry Woman Employed As Housekeeper Charged In $28,000 Worth Of Missing Jewelry

A Cranberry woman has been charged in an investigation in which police say she stole some $28,000 worth of jewelry from a Franklin residence she was employed to clean, and sold the items to a gold dealer for $5,000. Police say 59 year-old Patricia Clark was arraigned in Franklin and was lodged in the Venango…

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Roof Of Dairy Barn At Venango County Fairgrounds Collapses

A dairy barn at the Venango County Fairgrounds on Route 62 outside of Franklin is the latest structure to be damaged by a roof collapse. The weight of snow and ice on the roof is blamed for the collapse which occurred Wednesday afternoon.  No one was inside the structure at the time.  The barn is…

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Two Juveniles Charged With Distributing Sexually Explicit Images

Two juveniles face charges in Sugarcreek Borough for distributing sexually explicit material through an Internet site. Specific details were not released, but Borough Police officials have stated that the two suspects both face a charge of the transmission of sexually explicit images by a minor. The incident was reported Monday.  Police officials did not list…

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News Conference Called By Those Who Oppose Governor Wolf’s Moratorium On The Death Penalty

About a dozen state lawmakers joined representatives of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the widow of a slain police officer on Wednesday at a Capitol news conference in Harrisburg to speak out against Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Also on hand were several family members…

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Penguins Lose Road Trip Opener; 4-Game Winning Streak Ends

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak ended at four games on Wednesday night with a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver in the first game of a four-game western trip for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin fashioned the only score for Pittsburgh (36-18-9) with an unassisted third-period goal, his 27th of the season. Former Penguin…

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PSEA Applauds Education Boost In Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget

With a planned $2 billion increase in school funding over the next four years, state education advocates have been saying positive things about Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. Officials of the Pennsylvania State Education Association are applauding the plan, not only for the amount Wolf says he wants to invest in education, but also for…

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Pitt Drops Home Finale 67-63 To Miami

The Pitt Panthers (19-12; 8-9 ACC) shot 46 percent from the floor overall, but made only 6-of-21 three-point attempts (28%) in a 67-63 loss to Miami in Pitt’s final home game of the season played Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Sheldon McClellan topped Miami (19-11; 9-8) with 20 points, Davon Reed chipped…

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