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Penn State Routs Clarion 43-3 In Regular Season Wrestling Finale

Second-ranked Penn State, the three-time defending national champions, closed regular season dual-meet wrestling competition Sunday with a 43-3 victory over Clarion at sold-out Rec Hall at Penn State. The Nittany Lions (15-1) will next advance to the Big Ten Championships at Wisconsin, beginning March 8.  Clarion (9-15) will compete in the Eastern Wrestling League Tournament…

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Earnhardt Wins Rain-Delayed Daytona 500

Following the longest rain delay in race history, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, captured the Daytona 500 for the second time on Sunday night. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kickoff event was delayed after the 38th lap for six hours and twenty-two minutes. Earnhardt becomes the 11th driver to win the race at least two times.  He had…

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Day Beats Dubuisson In 23-Hole Marathon At Match Play Championship

It took five extra holes, but Australian golfer Jason Day outlasted Victor Dubuisson, from France, to win the World Golf Championships’ Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona. Day birdied the 23rd hole to win the tournament, and will move to number-4 in the World Golf Rankings.  He earned $1.53 million. Day was 3-up through…

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Pitt Loses For Fifth Time In Seven Games

Okaro White scored 22 points, and Ian Miller added 19 on Sunday night as Florida State stopped Pitt 71-66 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt (20-7; 8-6 in ACC) has lost three games in a row and five of their last seven. Aaron Thomas added 14 points for the Seminoles (16-11; 7-8). Lamar Patterson…

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West Middlesex Truck Driver Dies In I-80 Crash Near Emlenton

A West Middlesex man died Sunday afternoon when his tractor-trailer left Interstate 80 near Emlenton and rolled down an embankment. The deceased was identified as 59 year-old Victor Darling. HazMat teams were called to the scene when a flammable substance, described by officials as an “adhesive,” spilled from one of the double trailers Darling had…

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Fire Destroys Cherrytree Building Housing Classic Cars

A fire that broke out early Saturday afternoon destroyed a building housing classic cars and a tattoo parlor in Cherrytree Township. Six fire companies responded at about 12:30 PM Saturday.  A State Police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze. No injuries were reported.  There was no immediate word as to how many…

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Fire Causes Some Damage To Oil City Apartment

A fire that broke out late Saturday morning in a duplex apartment in Oil City was quickly controlled by firefighters. The fire on the 100-block of Washington Avenue caused some heat and smoke damage.  No injuries were reported. Officials did not immediately list the cause of the fire.

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Saturday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February, 22

High School Basketball Playoff Results From Saturday, February 22 - District 10 Scores:   “AAA” Girls – Quarterfinals Mercyhurst Prep 59, Franklin 39 Villa Maria 37, Grove City 21 Slippery Rock 49, Harbor Creek 30 Hickory 45, Conneaut 23   “AA” Girls – Quarterfinals Mercer 44, Fairview 33 General McLane 61, Cambridge Springs 26 Seneca…

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Friday Evening Flooding Forces Evacuation Of Oil City’s Seneca Street

Seneca Street on Oil City’s North Side was closed, and residents and businesses were briefly evacuated when an ice jam caused flooding on Oil Creek early Friday evening. Officials say an ice jam on Oil Creek broke up late Friday afternoon, rushed swiftly downstream, and jammed again at the confluence with the Allegheny River.  The result…

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Butler County Woman Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Death Of Husband

A woman from Butler County who was tried for murder in Forest County in the shooting death of her husband at a camp near Tionesta in November, 2012 was convicted Friday on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. 59 year-old Ruth Angert, from Clearfield Township,  testified that she shot 68 year-old Larry Angert with his…

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