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North Clarion Elementary Teacher Investigated After “Huffing” Allegations

State Police officials in Clarion County are investigating an incident in which a third-grade teacher has been accused by a half-dozen students of ingesting canned air from a computer duster can. The incident allegedly occurred in early December in a classroom at a North Clarion elementary school.  As of Thursday, the investigation was continuing as…

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Crawford County Looks To Borrow $28 Million For Courthouse Improvements

The Crawford County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of the authorization to borrow up to $28 million through a bond issue to finance a courthouse improvement project which may be three years in the making. Plans include a new four-story county court building in Meadville and renovations to the present courthouse structure. Reports…

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Thursday’s NCAA Tournament 2nd-Round Results

Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2nd-Round Results  –  Thursday, March 19:   East Regional Villanova 93, Lafayette 52 North Carolina State 66, Louisiana State 65   South Regional Alabama-Birmingham 60, Iowa State 59 UCLA 60, Southern Methodist 59 Utah 57, Stephen F. Austin 50 Georgetown 84, Eastern Washington 74   Midwest Regional Notre Dame 69, Northeastern…

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Three From Knox Charged In Theft Of Dog From Emlenton Man

Three Knox residents were charged this week in the theft of a dog which police say belongs to an Emlenton man. Investigators say a man who was walking his beagle on Route 208 in the Knox area on February 20 told them his dog ran away from him.  Police believe a Knox couple who found the dog…

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Penguins Lose 4th Straight, 2-1 In Dallas; Pittsburgh Has Scored Just Twice During Skid

Brett Ritchie and Jamie Benn scored goals just 83 seconds apart early in the second period on Thursday night in Dallas, lifting the Stars to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins have now lost four games in a row, and have scored a total of just two goals during the four-game…

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Baltimore Uses Long Ball To Beat Bucs

The Baltimore Orioles used three home runs on Thursday afternoon to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 in Grapefruit League preseason baseball action in Sarasota, Florida. Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty both homered off Pittsburgh reliever Arquimedes Caminero in the fifth inning, and Henry Urrutia led off the eighth inning with a long ball against losing…

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Forest County District Attorney Is Barred From Running For Reelection

A judge in Forest County has ruled that the county’s District Attorney for the past seven years may not run for reelection. Judge William Morgan handed down a decision this week that states that D.A. Elizabeth Ziegler actually lives in Warren County.  Ziegler became District Attorney in 2007, and was looking to run on the May primary…

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Sandy Lake Man Accused Of Stealing Money From Room In Motel Where He Worked

A Sandy Lake man has been charged with burglary and other counts after he was accused of taking cash from the room of a guest at the motel where he had worked. Officials in Mercer County say 25 year-old Jacob Auerbach is also charged with theft, receiving stolen property, trespassing and tampering with evidence. Police investigators…

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Robert Morris Advances To Meet Duke In The NCAA’s 64-Team Round

Robert Morris stormed back from a 13-point deficit on Wednesday night and defeated North Florida 81-77 in the opening round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The win sets the Colonials (20-14) up as the number-16 seed in the tourney’s South Regional, and they will meet the region’s…

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Pirates Use Long Ball To Earn 8-7 Preseason Victory Over Detroit

The Pittsburgh Pirates used three home runs to pull out an 8-7 preseason victory over the Detroit Tigers in a night game played Thursday at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Starling Marte homered, doubled and singled.  Tony Sanchez slammed a two-run shot and is hitting .526 in the Grapefruit League this spring.  Willy Garcia also homered…

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