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Penn State Wins 3rd Straight Big Ten Wrestling Championship

With all four of their finalists winning their championship matches, the Penn State Nittany Lions won their third consecutive Big Ten Conference wrestling championship Sunday at the University of Illinois. The next goal for Penn State will be winning their third straight NCAA national tournament.  The NCAA Championships will be held March 21-23 in Des…

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Matt Kenseth Victorious At Las Vegas On 41st Birthday

On his 41st birthday Sunday, Matt Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne for his 25th Spring Cup victory, winning the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kenseth gambled by taking only fuel on the final pit stop, and won the race on the tires he decided not to replace. Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski finished…

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Second Fatality From Fall Through Ice – Officials Say Stay Off

Safety and emergency officials are warning everyone to stay off the ice on area lakes, ponds and rivers. The warnings follow not only the recent thaw, but also two deaths that were the results of falls through thin ice and other incidents in which people needed rescues after such falls. The fatalities were reported Thursday…

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Pirates Win Both Sunday Games

After losses earlier in the weekend to both the Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-10) posted preseason victories, using split squads, over both teams on Sunday. Andrew McCutchen, Gaby Sanchez and Tony Sanchez all homered in a 7-4 victory over the Twins.  Jonathan Sanchez made his first start of the preseason…

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Clarion Man Dies, Cranberry Couple Are Injured In Route 66 Crash

The man who died in a two-car crash on Route 66 near Clarion on Thursday night has been identified as 27 year-old Daniel Scheestel, from Clarion. A Cranberry couple, identified as 73 year-old Andrew Maitland and 70 year-old Joyce Maitland, were treated at Clarion Hospital following the fatal incident. State Police say Scheestel was headed…

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Oil City Police Look For Source Of Counterfeit Checks

The Oil City Police Department is looking for the individual responsible for passing off counterfeit checks to a number of local businesses. Investigators say the “checks” appear to be from a local company’s payroll and to be connected with a local bank. Any information should be forwarded to the Oil City Police Department.

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State Unemployment Rate Climbs In January – National Number Drops In February

The state’s Department of Labor and Industry has announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in January, the Commonwealth’s highest mark since October, 2010. The state’s unemployment figure in December stood at 7.9 percent. The announcement regarding January’s number came on Friday, just after the nation’s unemployment rate for February was announced at…

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Oil City Man Gets Community Service In Cat Torture Sentencing

The Oil City man who was convicted in January in a now-infamous cruelty to animals case can avoid jail time if he completes a community service sentence and makes timely payments in restitution to a local animal clinic. 61 year-old David Krawiec was sentenced Friday to four months to two years in jail.  That sentence,…

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Penn State Leads After First Day Of Big 10 Wrestling Tournament

After the first of two days of the annual Big Ten Conference college wrestling tournament, Penn State was the team leader and in line to win their third straight tourney championship The Nittany Lions, Minnesota and Iowa all had four wrestlers schedule to compete in championship matches Sunday at the University of Illinois in Champaign.…

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Pens Win Shootout In Toronto

James Neal and Sidney Crosby both scored in a 2-0 shootout in Toronto on Saturday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth consecutive NHL game 5-4 over the Maple Leafs (15-11). Neal, Crosby, Paul Martin and Pascal Dupuis had all scored in regulation time. Marc-Andre Fleury earned the win in goal for Pittsburgh (17-8). …

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