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Penn State Leads After Day 1 Of NCAA Wrestling Tournament

Three-time defending national champion Penn State leads again after the first day of the NCAA wrestling tournament in Oklahoma City. Five Nittany Lions grapplers went 2-0 on the tourney’s opening day.  That field included two-time defending champion Ed Ruth (184 lbs.), three-time All-American David Taylor (165), Nico Megaludis (125), Zain Retherford (141) and Matt Brown…

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McCutchen Homers In Pirates’ 4-2 Loss To Orioles

Andrew McCutchen slammed his fourth home run of the spring on Thursday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates managed only five other hits in a 4-2 preseason loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Florida. Andrew Lambo drove home the other run for the Pirates (11-8-2 in Grapefruit League play).

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State Senate Approves Calculation Of School Days By Hours To Deal With Snow Days

Pennsylvania’s schools would have more flexibility in making up snow days under a bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate. A measure sponsored by Senator Jake Corman, from Centre County, is intended to help schools to keep from extending the school year deep into June to make up for the cancellation of classes due…

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Taste Of Talent Applications Available

The Franklin Fine Arts Council has announced that application packets for the 2014 Taste of Talent competition are now available. The annual vocal competition is open to soloists ages 16 and up.  The contest will begin on June 25, and elimination rounds will be held each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM through the end of…

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NCAA Tournament Results – First Round

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Results  -  1st Round:   Tuesday, March 18 North Carolina State 74, Xavier 59 Albany 71, Mount St. Mary’s 64   Wednesday, March 19 Tennessee 78, Iowa 65  (OT) Cal Poly 81, Texas Southern 69

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Feds Order Air Service To Franklin Continued

The federal Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered Silver Airways to continue air service at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin and to four other facilities until a new carrier can begin providing the flights. The order also involves air service to airports in DuBois, Bradford, Jamestown, New York and Parkersburg, West Virginia. Last month, Silver…

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Legislative Committee Report Recommends Merger Of Game And Fish Commissions

A state legislative committee’s report finds that a merger of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission could result in a savings of nearly five million dollars a year. According to the report released Wednesday by the state Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, the savings would include the result of the…

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Flood Safety Awareness Week Is Underway

With the break-up of local ice jams due to the recent thaw and some early spring rains, safety officials warn that you do not need to live along a waterway to experience flooding. Flash flooding is one of the weather dangers being spotlighted during National Flood Safety Awareness Week, being observed this week.  The Pennsylvania…

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Penn State Advances To CBI Quarterfinals With 69-65 Win Over Hampton

D. J. Newbill scored 19 points Wednesday night, and Brandon Taylor added 14 as Penn State (16-17) bested Hampton 69-65 in the first round of the CBI college basketball tournament. The victory boosts the Nittany Lions into the tourney’s quarterfinal round where they will face Siena (also 16-17). Tim Frazier and Geno Thorpe both scored…

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Ishikawa Homers In Pirates’ 4-2 Victory Over Boston

Following back-to-back days off, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday night, posting a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Travis Ishikawa homered for the Pirates (11-7-2), and three Pittsburgh pitchers combined on a seven-hitter.  Starter Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run and four hits over four innings.  Ishikawa and Travis Snider…

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