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Flooding Reported In Parker; Flood Warning Continues For Clarion And Armstrong Co.’s

The National Weather Service reported early Monday morning that they have extended their Flood Warning for Clarion and Armstrong Counties due to flooding in Parker. The flooding is attributed to the backflow of water caused by an ice jam. Route 268 is flooded at points between Parker and Foxburg, and the NWS reported the ice…

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Myers Drops Out Of Governor’s Campaign

Pennsylvania gubernatorial hopeful Max Myers has withdrawn his name from the field of candidates for the post’s Democratic Party nomination. Myers, who is a Pentecostal preacher from Mechanicsburg, said he is having a hard time securing both money and petition signatures for the campaign. With Myers’ withdrawal from the race, the list of candidates includes…

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Geer Wins D-10 Wrestling Title; Franklin Sends Three To Regionals

Franklin High School’s Dakota Geer ground out a 4-1 double-overtime win over Reynolds wrestler Mike Millero on Saturday to win the 170-pound championship at the District 10 “AA” Wrestling Championships at Sharon High School. Geer will be one of three Franklin wrestlers to compete at Regionals, also at Sharon, this Friday and Saturday.  He has…

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Penn State Routs Clarion 43-3 In Regular Season Wrestling Finale

Second-ranked Penn State, the three-time defending national champions, closed regular season dual-meet wrestling competition Sunday with a 43-3 victory over Clarion at sold-out Rec Hall at Penn State. The Nittany Lions (15-1) will next advance to the Big Ten Championships at Wisconsin, beginning March 8.  Clarion (9-15) will compete in the Eastern Wrestling League Tournament…

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Earnhardt Wins Rain-Delayed Daytona 500

Following the longest rain delay in race history, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, captured the Daytona 500 for the second time on Sunday night. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kickoff event was delayed after the 38th lap for six hours and twenty-two minutes. Earnhardt becomes the 11th driver to win the race at least two times.  He had…

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Day Beats Dubuisson In 23-Hole Marathon At Match Play Championship

It took five extra holes, but Australian golfer Jason Day outlasted Victor Dubuisson, from France, to win the World Golf Championships’ Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona. Day birdied the 23rd hole to win the tournament, and will move to number-4 in the World Golf Rankings.  He earned $1.53 million. Day was 3-up through…

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Pitt Loses For Fifth Time In Seven Games

Okaro White scored 22 points, and Ian Miller added 19 on Sunday night as Florida State stopped Pitt 71-66 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt (20-7; 8-6 in ACC) has lost three games in a row and five of their last seven. Aaron Thomas added 14 points for the Seminoles (16-11; 7-8). Lamar Patterson…

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West Middlesex Truck Driver Dies In I-80 Crash Near Emlenton

A West Middlesex man died Sunday afternoon when his tractor-trailer left Interstate 80 near Emlenton and rolled down an embankment. The deceased was identified as 59 year-old Victor Darling. HazMat teams were called to the scene when a flammable substance, described by officials as an “adhesive,” spilled from one of the double trailers Darling had…

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Fire Destroys Cherrytree Building Housing Classic Cars

A fire that broke out early Saturday afternoon destroyed a building housing classic cars and a tattoo parlor in Cherrytree Township. Six fire companies responded at about 12:30 PM Saturday.  A State Police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze. No injuries were reported.  There was no immediate word as to how many…

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Fire Causes Some Damage To Oil City Apartment

A fire that broke out late Saturday morning in a duplex apartment in Oil City was quickly controlled by firefighters. The fire on the 100-block of Washington Avenue caused some heat and smoke damage.  No injuries were reported. Officials did not immediately list the cause of the fire.

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