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Franklin School Board Votes Against Move Of Sixth-Graders To Middle School

The Franklin Area School Board voted Monday night against a proposal to send sixth-grade students to Franklin Area Middle School.  The board then voted to table a motion to make the move the following year. Following up on the conclusions of a strategic plan developed two years ago, the board has also been debating plans…

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Property Tax And Rent Rebate Clinic To Be Held In Franklin On Thursday

A clinic to help homeowners and renters apply for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program will be held Thursday (Feb. 26) at the Franklin VFW. The office of state Representative Lee James has also announced that a second rebate clinic will be held at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue in Oil…

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Penguins Complete Weekend Sweep With 5-1 Home Win Over Florida

Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist both scored twice on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins completed a sweep of their pair of weekend games with a 5-1 home victory over the Florida Panthers.  The Pens had beaten the Blues 4-2 on Saturday night in St. Louis. Paul Martin also scored on Sunday for the Penguins, and…

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Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500 At Age 24

24 year-old Joey Logano became the second-youngest winner of the Daytona 500, taking Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series opener at Daytona International Speedway. Logano outlasted Kevin Harvick to take the checkered flag.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third, followed by Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson. Polesitter Jeff Gordon, who had earlier announced he would be starting his first…

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James Hahn Wins At Riveria In A Three-Hole Playoff

James Hahn won his first PGA event on Sunday, holing 1 25-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff for the victory at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club outside of Los Angeles. Hahn, Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey were tied through regulation at 6-under-par 278.  Hideki Matsuyama, Keegan Bradley and…

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Two Charged In Domestic Dispute In Clintonville; Female Suspect Charged With Assault

State Police officials say two people have been charged as the result of a domestic dispute in Clintonville Borough early Sunday morning. In a reversal of many such incidents, a woman is being charged with assaulting a man. Troopers say they charged 23 year-old Sarah Moldovan with simple assault, harassment and theft after they responded…

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Two Hurt In Interstate 80 Rollover

The number of serious automobile accidents blamed on Saturday’s wintry weather was surprisingly low.  The Pennsylvania State Police reported a rollover with injuries.  Otherwise, most crashes were the result of drivers losing control in snow or slush and driving into snowbanks.  A portion of Interstate 80 was closed at one point Saturday due to a…

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Man Accused Of Breaking Into A Seneca Home And Assaulting Two People

State Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a man they say forced his way into a Seneca home and assaulted two people inside the residence. Investigators say 24 year-old Marcus Scurry forced his way through a locked window at a residence on Route 257, shoved aside a female occupant, went upstairs and repeatedly assaulted a male victim.…

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Pens Pick Up Important Win In St. Louis

Blake Comeau scored twice on Saturday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 victory over the Blues (38-17-4) in St. Louis. Patric Hornqvist and Brandon Sutter added scores as the Penguins (33-17-9) sailed to a 4-0 lead.  Backup goaltender Thomas Greiss (6-3-3) was recording a shutout until the last five-and-a-half minutes of the game…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Saturday, February 21

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Saturday, February 21:   District 10 Boys’ Playoffs   “AAA” Quarterfinals Meadville 69, Oil City 45 Cathedral Prep 50, Franklin 39 Strong Vincent 75, Warren 47 Girard 57, Grove City 35   “AAAA” Championship McDowell 57, Central Tech 56   “AA” Quarterfinals Fairview 49, Grove City 39 Mercyhurst Prep…

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