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Cancellations, Postponements For Monday, January 26

Cancellations and Postponements for Monday, January 26:   The boys basketball game between Clarion-Limestone and Venango Catholic, originally scheduled to have been played on Monday night (1/26) at Venango Catholic High School, has been postponed until Thursday, January 29.

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Stafford And Ryan Lead Way For Team Irvin’s Win In Football’s Pro Bowl

Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan both threw touchdown passes to both Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham on Sunday night as “Team Irvin” defeated “Team Carter” 32-28 in the NFL’s Pro Bowl game, played this year in Glendale, Arizona. Stafford, “Team Irvin’s” starter, completed 15-of-35 passes for 316 yards with one interception.  Ryan went 11-for-16 for…

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NHL Sets All-Star Record With 29 Goals In Midseason Classic In Columbus

National Hockey League players set a record with 29 total goals on Sunday as “Team Toews” defeated “Team Foligno” 17-12 in the annual NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio. John Tavares, of the New York Islanders, tied the game’s record with four goals, and Philadelphia’s Jake Voracek matched another mark with six points (3 goals,…

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Louisville Tops Pitt 80-68 In Sunday ACC Action

Terry Rozier scored 26 points, and Montrezl Harrell added 18 as 10th-ranked Louisville downed Pitt 80-68 in a late Sunday afternoon ACC game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals (16-3; 4-2 ACC) shot 65 percent from the floor. Leading Pitt (13-7; 3-4) was Jamel Artis with 18 points.  The Panthers will…

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Bill Haas Ekes Out Win At Humana Challenge

Bill Haas held off challenges by numerous other golfers on Sunday and pulled out a one-stroke victory at the Humana Challenge golf tournament in La Quinta, California. Haas finished with a 5-under-par 67 to post a four day total of 22-under-par 266 (67-63-69-67).  He won $1.026 million. Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Sung Joon Park, Steve…

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Northeast Braces For Major Storm; Venango County’s Monday Snowfall Total Should Be About 3 Inches

While eastern Pennsylvania, parts of New York and all of New England are bracing for snowfall accumulations measured in feet and accompanied by wind gusts of up to fifty miles per hour, Venango County forecasts intimate that the storm should only clip this corner of the Oil Region. Monday’s snowfall totals in and around Oil…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Falls Below Five Percent For First Time Since 2008

State officials say Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has dropped below five percent for the first time since early 2008. The state’s jobless figure dipped from 5.1 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.  That is our lowest unemployment number since March, 2008.  The nationwide jobless rate in December was 5.6 percent. The state Department of Labor…

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New Governor Wolf In Battle Over Corbett Nomination Reversals

Just days into his term as Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf reversed more than two dozen nominations and appointments made by former Governor Tom Corbett. The most controversial reversal may have been the move Wolf made in the state Office of Open Records.  Corbett had named former Senate Republican staffer Erik Arneson to head the office,…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Climbs To $261 Million

With no grand prize winner emerging from Saturday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery, game officials are now estimating that the annuity value of the Powerball jackpot will reach at least $261 million by the next drawing scheduled for Wednesday night. The one-time cash value of the jackpot is being estimated at about $179.1 million. One…

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Oil City’s Ben Koyack Catches TD Pass In Saturday’s Senior Bowl

Oil City’s Ben Koyack caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion on Saturday as Koyack’s North team defeated the South 34-13 in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Koyack recently finished his senior season as the starting tight end at Notre Dame.  He caught two passes for 19 yards on Saturday,…

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