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Franklin Wins Swimming Silver At States – Emerson Earns Fourth Career Gold

Phil Emerson captured the win in the 100-freestyle, and the Franklin High School team of Emerson, Andy Frederick, Quinn Heffern and Isaac Cooke placed second in the 400-freestyle relay, helping Franklin to a second-place finish and the silver medal at the PIAA “AA” state swimming championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg on Thursday. Seeded second…

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Penguins Extend Streak To 7 With Another Third-Period Rally

For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-8) scored three times in the third period to post a comeback victory. The Pens posted a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night, and extended their winning streak to seven games while stretching their record in March to 7-0. Toronto (15-12-1) took a…

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Syracuse Knocks Off Pitt In Big East Quarterfinals

James Southerland scored 20 points to lead Syracuse to a 62-59 win over Pitt in a Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinal game played Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pitt (24-8) had won 9 of their previous 11 meetings with Syracuse. The Orange shot an amazing 62 percent (12-for-19) from three-point…

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Pirates’ 5-Game Preseason Winning Streak Snapped

The Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) outhit the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7 in a game in Clearwater, Florida on Thursday afternoon, but saw their 5-game preseason winning streak end in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies (8-10). The Phillies’ Pete Orr snapped a 1-1 tie with a game-winning solo home run off Pittsburgh southpaw Mike Zagurski in the…

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OC Council To Loan Money For Brody Block Demolition

Oil City Council voted Thursday to loan up to $31,000 to help with the demolition of the condemned “Brody Block.” Council recently agreed to a $146,000 contract for the project.  Nearly $30,000 in funding is still needed. The zero percent loan to the Oil City Redevelopment Authority which owns the property would be repaid within…

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No Injuries Reported In Wednesday’s Mobile Home Fire In Scrubgrass

Officials say there were no injuries in that fire Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a mobile home in Scrubgrass Township. Four fire companies responded to the scene on Sandworks Road shortly after 1:30 PM Wednesday.  They were on the scene until about 4:00 PM.  The mobile home was declared a total loss. The couple who lived…

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Six Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash In Oil City

Six people were hurt, and two of them were flown by helicopter to regional hospitals as the result of a two-vehicle accident in Oil City’s East End late Thursday afternoon. Oil City Police did not immediately release the names of the injured parties. The crash occurred around 5:00 PM Thursday at the intersection of East Front…

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Oil City Man Safe After Multiple Rollovers

An Oil City man sustained only minor injuries in a Thursday morning incident in which his vehicle left a Cranberry Township road and rolled several times down an embankment. State Police say an S-U-V driven by 53 year-old David Cleland left Route 322 on a curve.  The vehicle hit a grass embankment, jumped about 40…

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Lady Knights Roll To State Quarterfinals – Will Play At North Allegheny

The Franklin Lady Knights shook off a slow start Wednesday night, and rolled to a 65-45 victory over WPIAL runner-up Elizabeth-Forward at Slippery Rock University to move to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA girls “AAA” high school basketball tournament. Junior Lina Starr scored 19 points to lead Franklin, and passed the 1,100 career point…

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Two Gold Won By Franklin On First Day Of PIAA Swimming Championships

A pair of championships were won by Franklin High School swimmers on Wednesday on the first day of the PIAA “AA” swimming championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. FHS junior Phil Emerson started the medal grab with a win in the 50-freestyle.  Emerson then joined Andy Frederick, Quinn Heffern and Isaac Cooke in winning the…

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