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Sanchez, Decker Homer In Pirates’ 3-1 Presseason Win Versus Yankees

Tony Sanchez and Jaff Decker both homered on Friday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (2-2) to a 3-1 preseason victory over the New York Yankees (1-2-1) in a Grapefruit League game played in Tampa, Florida. Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke worked two one-hit innings for the win, striking out two batters and walking one.  

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Franklin’s Geer Advances To PIAA Semifinals; Cranberry’s Zacherl Splits Friday Consolations

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer has qualified for the semifinals of the 182-pound weight class at the PIAA high school wrestling championships in Hershey. Geer posted a 7-2 quarterfinal decision over Brett Beltz, from South Fayette, on Friday morning, improving to 35-1 on the season. Geer opened competition on Thursday afternoon with a 69-second pin…

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Jake Owen, Colt Ford First To Be Signed To Perform At 2015 Crawford County Fair

Country music stars Jake Owen and Colt Ford have been announced as the first performers to sign to appear at this year’s Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Owen and Ford will perform on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will go on sale on March 23 at the Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville and…

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Pirates Drop 2-1 Decision To The Yankees In Bradenton

Projected starters Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton both pitched a pair of scoreless innings on Thursday afternoon, but the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 2-1 Grapefruit League decision to the New York Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Willie Garcia recorded two of the nine hits managed by the Pirates (1-2).  Garcia and Korean rookie…

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FLEX Young Professional-Of-The-Year Nominations Due Monday

The Venango County Area Chamber of Commerce says that, despite the originally-announced deadline of March 6 for the submissions of nominations for the 2015 Young Professional-of-the-Year Award, nominations that arrive by 9:00 AM Monday morning (March 9) will still be accepted. The award winner will be announced at the FLEX (Future Leaders’ and Entrepreneurs’ Exchange)…

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Franklin Day Reunion In Florida Scheduled For March 7

The 54th annual Franklin Day Reunion in Florida is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at (Homer’s Buffett Restaurant) Sebring Square on Route 27 in Sebring, Florida. Chairpersons Fran and Judy Fry tell KQW that registration will begin at 11:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.  Several Franklin-area merchants and organizations are providing the prizes for…

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Daylight Savings Time Begins At 2AM Sunday

Temperatures may have been reading close to ten degrees below zero this morning (Fri., March 6), but a sure sign of spring is the return of Daylight Savings Time.  That will occur at 2:00 AM Sunday (March 8). So, on Saturday night, we will all set our clocks ahead, or “spring forward,” one hour. Daylight…

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Geer Heads To PIAA Quarterfinals With First-Round Pin At Hershey; Beal Wins, Zacherl Heads To Consolations

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA “AA” high school wrestling championships in Hershey on Thursday morning with a first-round pin at 182 pounds. It took Geer just 69 seconds to dispatch Dakoatah Manning, from Towanda, in the round of 16 to advance to a Friday morning quarterfinal…

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Man Changing Tire Struck By Tractor-Trailer Along Interstate 80

A Beaver County man was seriously injured early Wednesday night when he was struck by a tractor-trailer as he was changing a tire along Interstate 80 in Mercer County. State Police officials say 34 year-old Daniel Montini, from Aliquippa, was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital and was listed in critical condition. Montini was apparently working…

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Cranberry Woman Employed As Housekeeper Charged In $28,000 Worth Of Missing Jewelry

A Cranberry woman has been charged in an investigation in which police say she stole some $28,000 worth of jewelry from a Franklin residence she was employed to clean, and sold the items to a gold dealer for $5,000. Police say 59 year-old Patricia Clark was arraigned in Franklin and was lodged in the Venango…

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