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There might not be enough snow for a one-horse open sleigh, but family cart rides and kids’ pony rides are being offered Saturday at the Venango Area Riding for the Handicapped Association (VARHA) as part of its open house event.

Obituaries

Lloyd George Bachman Sr., 84, of Clarion, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at Clarion Hospital surrounded by family.

For the Record

Clarion state police said early Thursday morning that 17-year-old Aianna Serenity Taylor has been found safe with family members a day after she had been reported missing.

Clarion state police said they are searching for a 17-year-old girl who was last seen at 116 S. Third St. in Shippenville at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Local Sports

HADLEY — Cranberry picked up six victories, including three by way of pin, but the Berries came up a little short in their season opener Thursday night, falling to Commodore Perry on the road, 37-31.

Thanks to a 27-2 explosion that turned an 11-6 deficit into a 33-13 lead, Franklin’s girls basketball team rallied Thursday night for its third straight win, downing Grove City, 46-28 in a non-region matchup at the Castle.

Without two injured starters in Damon Curry and Johnathan Leccia, Franklin’s boys basketball team struggled on the road against a talented Cathedral Prep squad in dropping a 65-29 decision in non-region play on Wednesday night at the Hagerty Events Center.

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I used to give blood regularly. While in the Air Force, I was stationed in England for four years in the early 1980s. Sometime in the 1990s, I was told that due to concern about mad cow disease, I would no longer be able to donate. Is that still true? If so, what do people in…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 — You are confident. You address life with energy and vigor. You work hard for what you want. Nevertheless, privately, you are sensitive and softer than you appear. This year is the end of a nine-year cycle, which means it’s time to let go of anyone an…

Oil City’s 2021-2022 season was a memorable one. On their way to finishing 16-10 on the campaign, the Oilers reached the District 10 championship game before also earning a spot in the PIAA Class 4A tournament, their first trip to the state bracket in 50 years.

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A Salvadoran gang leader who had escaped to neighboring Guatemala after El Salvador began a crackdown on gangs in March has been returned to his country by Guatemalan authorities. President Nayib Bukele touted the capture via Twitter Friday, writing “here the country is respected.” El Salvador accuses Eduardo Pérez, alias “Scooby”of being part of the leadership of Mara Salvatrucha, and being responsible for ordering a wave of violence on March 26 that resulted in 62 killings. Authorities had sought Pérez even earlier, with an arrest order in place since 2009 for alleged homicides.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won’t be holding an annual in-person summit with Vladimir Putin after the Russian president threatened to use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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The San Francisco Conservatory added a major classical music agency to its commercial businesses, acquiring London-based Askonas Holt. Askonas’ clients includes conductors Daniel Barenboim, Myung-Whun Chung, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simon Rattle, Nathalie Stutzmann and Michael Tilson Thomas; sopranos Angel Blue and Eva-Maria Westbroek; mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato; tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Ian Bostridge; and composers Thomas Adès and George Benjamin. The conservatory purchased Opus 3 artists in October 2020 and added the record label Pentatone Music this past May. Donagh Collins, Askonas’ CEO since 2014, will become CEO of both agencies.

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The International Olympic Committee says it will examine a proposal for athletes from Russia and its ally Belarus to resume competing in international sports events in Asia. The move comes ahead of a packed calendar of qualifying events for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The IOC recommended in February that Russian and Belarusian athletes should be excluded from competition in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Most Olympic sports followed its lead and imposed bans. The IOC now says it will “lead the further exploration” of an initiative from the Olympic Council of Asia to allow Russia and Belarus to compete there.

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Top 100 tennis player Kamil Majchrzak has been provisionally suspended for doping after testing positive for banned substances at three tournaments in September and October. The International Tennis Integrity Agency announced the ruling Friday. It said the 26-year-old from Poland turned in A samples at the Sofia Open, Japan Open and Seoul Challenger that contained SARM S-22, a prohibited anabolic agent that can aid in muscle building, and metabolites of other substances. Majchrzak can request the analysis of his B samples. During his provisional ban, he can’t compete in, or attend, any sanctioned tournaments. Majchrzak’s best Grand Slam showing was making it to the third round of the U.S. Open in 2019.

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Denver aims to end its three-game skid when the Nuggets take on Portland. Thursday's game is the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Trail Blazers won the last matchup 135-110. Portland is 2-1 against the Northwest Division, and Denver is 4-2 against division opponents.

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