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Legislation would create new conservation funding

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HARRISBURG — Bipartisan legislation was reintroduced Dec. 14 in the U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., by Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would dedicate $1.3 billion in funding to help states address the needs for thousands of fish and wildlife species in ...

Warren suffers close loss to defending W.Va. state champ Fairmont

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CALIFORNIA – Warren might be the best 1-win team in the state going into the new year. And while it’s not something they would have signed up for at the start of the season, they nevertheless have a lot to build on following a 48-43 setback to defending West Virginia state champion ...

Dragons fall to Huskies on the mat

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The Warren Dragons suffered a tough loss to the Harbor Creek Huskies at Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium on Friday, 62-9. “I thought we would win a lot more of these matches, but we did not and that’s okay,” said Warren coach Dean Johnson. The Dragons’ varsity line-up contains four freshmen, ...

Dragons fall in tight battle with Rocky Grove

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OIL CITY – Warren played one really good half against Rocky Grove in the Oil City Blue & White Holiday Tournament, but a poor third quarter proved to be too much to overcome in a 71-64 setback. Rocky Grove (7-1), currently listed as ‘Others to Watch’ in the Class 2A state rankings, ...

Lady Dragons drop game to WPIAL power Canon-McMillan

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CALIFORNIA – Warren has faced its fare share of challenges in the early season, and that continued on Thursday at the Cal U. Holiday Classic against Canon-McMillan. Despite 15 points and four assists from junior guard Margo Loutzenhiser, the Lady Dragons fell to one of the top 6A teams in ...

Overtime Blues

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Sheffield’s boys basketball team opened its season with a heartbreaking loss to Port Allegany in the opening game of the Sheffield Tip-Off Tournament. The Wolverines again found themselves hosting a tournament Wednesday, this time the Sheffield Holiday Tournament. Different tournament, ...

Eisenhower, Youngsville girls drop tourney games

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KANE – The trio of Alexis Constantino, Wendy Beveridge and KK Girvan combined for 54 points as Clarion knocked off Eisenhower 62-33 in the opening round of the Kane Christmas Tournament. A 19-7 run in the second quarter put Clarion (2-4) up 16 at halftime, and they maintained control ...

Game Commission adopting new titles

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For the first time in its 122-year history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will call its law-enforcement officers “state game wardens.” The change takes effect January 1. “The job titles previously used to describe our field officers — game protector and wildlife conservation ...

Tourney time

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The holiday week continues with some basketball, as many of our local teams are in action in the coming days. In Sheffield, the Wolverines will host the Sheffield Sports Boosters Christmas Tournament, looking to get in the win column before the calendar turns to 2018. They will play Union ...

Home away from home

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ERIE – The Youngsville and Sheffield girls basketball teams got a chance to experience playing on a much larger stage than they’re typically used to when the cross-county rivals squared off Saturday. An offensive outburst in the second quarter helped the Eagles to a 58-33 win over the ...

Crows

Outdoor

In an effort to counteract the effects of holiday treats, after-work walks in my neighborhood have been more frequent this fall. Living in town, these evening walks are usually accompanied by the “caw, caw, caw” of crows. I easily recognize their large silhouettes and their distinct, steady ...

It happened one Christmas Eve

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I believe I could fish in my sleep. It was at the Kinzua Dam Tailwaters, on the Hemlock side, below the big rocks, between the fallen trees, my favorite place to fish for walleye at what then tended to be a stable outflow. Walleye would hang right about at the ends of the fallen trees. Tied ...

Knights top Cochranton for first win of season

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Eisenhower closed out the most grueling part of its schedule with its most complete game to date this season. The result was a much-needed 50-44 win over visiting Cochranton Friday. “It’s good to get that win off our back,” Eisenhower coach Ryan Williams said. “We’ve got the tough ...

Aquatic ecosystems in the ANF at Audubon’s January 5 First Friday

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You can learn a lot about “Allegheny National Forest Aquatic Ecosystems and Communities” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on January 5, at 11 a.m. Fisheries biologist Nathan Welker will give a presentation about some of the work being done in the Allegheny ...

Lady Dragons drop Region 6 road contest at Harbor Creek

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HARBOR CREEK – A grueling schedule continued for the Warren Lady Dragons on Friday, and they just ran out of steam on the road at Harbor Creek. Warren trailed just 23-22 early in the third quarter, but Harbor Creek rattled off 31 of the game’s final 33 points en route to a 54-24 Region 6 ...

Game Commission suspends seedling sales to public

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Tree and shrub seedlings from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery will not be offered for sale to the public in 2018 due to drastically low inventories. Seedlings will continue to be supplied to participants in the Seedlings for Schools Program, as well as to landowners who open ...

Lady Dragons battle in close loss to Mercyhurst Prep

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While they aren’t big on moral victories, the Warren Lady Dragons nevertheless have plenty to build on following a 55-46 loss to powerhouse Mercyhurst Prep on Thursday. Playing again without point guard Autumn Hultberg, they got 18 points from Margo Loutzenhiser as well as strong efforts ...