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Pirates’ Preseason Schedule Begins With “Home-And-Home” Against Toronto

The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin their preseason game schedule with a Florida “home-and-home” series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Bucs’ Grapefruit League schedule will start Tuesday (March 3) with a contest against the Jays in Dundein, and will continue versus the Blue Jays on Wednesday at the Pirates’ McKechnie Field in Bradenton. Casey Sadler…

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Harrington Wins Playoff At Honda Classic

Padraig Harrington birdied the final hole of regulation, and then defeated 21 year-old PGA Tour rookie Daniel Berger on the second hole of a two-way playoff to win the rain-delayed Honda Classic on Monday at the PGA National Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It was the 43 year-old Harrington’s first Tour win in…

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1st Round PIAA Basketball Playoff Schedules – D-10 And D-9 Teams

1st Round PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Schedules  –  for District 10 and District 9 Teams:   Friday, March 6   “A” Boys Venango Catholic vs. Monessen  (7:30 PM at Canon McMillan High School in Canonsburg) Clarion-Limestone vs. Cardinal Weurl North Catholic  (7:30 PM at Clarion University) Elk County Catholic vs. Bishop Carroll  (6:30 PM…

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Two Charged Following Courthouse Security Checks In Franklin

Venango County Sheriff’s Department officials say two men are being charged in separate incidents for attempting to carry banned items into Venango County Courthouse properties last Wednesday. Officials say a Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a concealed weapon being carried by one man into the courthouse annex at about 2:00 PM Wednesday.  They say 39 year-old Joseph…

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Franklin’s Dakota Geer Captures Regional Wrestling Title At 182 Pounds

Franklin High School’s Dakota Geer posted a 1-0 win over Garrett Reinwald, of Fort LeBoeuf, on Saturday to win the 182-pound title at the Northwest Regional “AA” wrestling championships contested at Sharon High School. In posting the victory, Geer earned a win over the same wrestler he bested in the championship match of the District…

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Six Franklin Swimmers To Head To PIAA State Meet At Bucknell: RG’s Marcus Swartfager To Join Them

Franklin swimmers Connor Virgile and Doug Merchbaker, plus the FHS girls’ 400 freestyle relay team are headed to the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Meet following their performances over the weekend at the District 10 “AA” meet held at, of all places, the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. In the District meet, the Franklin girls’ squad finished…

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Chicora Teenager Dies In A-T-V Rollover

A teenager from northern Butler County died late Friday night when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle which rolled over on a snow-covered road near his home. Police officials say 16 year-old Briggs Buck, from Chicora, was a passenger in the A-T-V.  The 16 year-old male driver, whose name was not released, also was thrown…

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Stoneboro-Area Woman Rescued After Barn Roof Collapses

A Stoneboro-area woman was rescued by her father and grandfather on Sunday morning after she became trapped when the roof of a barn collapsed while she was doing chores inside the structure. 18 year-old Shyenn Gadsby was pinned by snow, ice and debris for nearly twenty minutes before she could be rescued.  First-responders to the…

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Clintonville Water Service Restored; Residents Should Boil Water For Consumption Until Midweek

Officials in Clintonville say the community’s water service was restored on Friday (Feb. 27), but Clintonville residents are being urged to boil any water meant for consumption until at least Wednesday or Thursday. Clintonville Water and Sewage had announced last Wednesday that their water booster pumps were “frozen up,” and they asked residents to conserve…

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Knox Boy Seriously Hurt When Car Strikes The Horse He Was Riding

A 13 year-old boy was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital on Friday afternoon after the horse he was riding was spooked and ran in front of a car. The car hit and killed the horse, and its rider was thrown off and was injured. The incident occurred shortly before 4:00 PM Friday on Route 208 near Knox. …

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