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The following students at Franklin High School were named to the honors lists for the second quarter grading period:

Abigail Best, a ninth grader, was named to the principal’s list for the recent grading period at North Clarion High School.

The Colonel Drake District of the French Creek Council of Boy Scouts of America held its High Adventure Klondike Derby on Saturday at the Custaloga Town Scout Reservation in Carlton.

Obituaries

Harold “Bud” Price, born April 1st, 1940, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at the age of 82, at his home in Knox.

Nancy L. Reed, 85, of Shippenville, often known to many as Nance, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Jan. 28, 2023 at home surrounded by her family.

Vernon Hilyer, age 60, of Clarion, passed away on Jan. 28, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Richard Eugene Kelley, age 91, of Burbank, California, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.

Joseph A. Curran Jr., of Oil City, passed away at the age of 84 due to an extended illness, on Jan. 29, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Linda Henderson, age 65, of Franklin, left this world to ascend into the arms of her dear mother after an extended illness in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.

For the Record

Local Sports

Oil City’s boys swim team remained undefeated while the girls also prevailed Monday night in a Region 1 meet at Grove City. The Oiler boys improved to 8-0 with a 97-73 verdict while the OC girls moved to 5-3 with a 92-75 decision.

CORRY — Estella Adams netted six of her eight points in overtime as visiting Franklin pulled out a 34-30 victory over Corry on Monday night in a Region 5 girls basketball matchup at the Beaver Dam.

NEW BETHLEHEM — Midway through Saturday’s highly anticipated District 9 girls basketball matchup between homestanding Redbank Valley and Otto-Eldred, it looked as if the Bulldogs would have no problem adding their latest blowout victory to a season full of them.

Opinions

AP

One appropriate response to this month’s move by the University of Texas at Austin, the University of North Texas, and other state schools’ decisions to ban TikTok from their wired and Wi-Fi networks might be: “big woo.”

Features

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 — You are a combination of creativity and logic. You are mentally alert and ambitious. You give your all to something that is important. This year is a lovely, social year! You will enjoy life more, especially your relationships. It’s time to let you…

Q. I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. He has three daughters, ages 11, 8, and 4, that he shares with their mother. We are very serious, but we do not live together because it was quite confusing for the girls when their mother moved in with someone new.

AP

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen could miss most of the remainder of the season because of an ankle injury. United says he will be sidelined for “an extended period” — likely until late April or early May. The 30-year-old Denmark international sustained the injury during United’s 3-1 win against Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday. The midfielder has become a key figure under new United manager Erik ten Hag, making 31 appearances this season.

AP

The men’s professional tennis tour says Alexander Zverev will not face disciplinary action after an investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate the claims. The ATP had commissioned the investigation in October 2021 after Zverev’s former girlfriend accused the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up of abuse. The 25-year-old Zverev is a German who won the singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He is currently ranked 14th.

AP

Authorities say nearly two-dozen people including players have been arrested as part of an investigation into match-fixing in lower-division soccer matches in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar. The European Union police agency Europol says those arrested are alleged members of a betting syndicate where “several footballers are suspected of having used their position to steer the outcome of games in which they participated in.” Authorities say 30 games are under investigation, with profits from the betting estimated at more than 500,000 euros.

AP

Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday. Online betting is likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of the Super Bowl being held in Arizona. Lawmakers have estimated sports betting could generate about $60 million in annual tax revenue and $70 million to $80 million in initial licensing fees that must be renewed every five years. At first, sports betting will be allowed only at kiosks set up at the state’s three casinos.

AP

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen could miss most of the remainder of the season because of an ankle injury. United says he will be sidelined for “an extended period” — likely until late April or early May. The 30-year-old Denmark international sustained the injury during United’s 3-1 win against Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday. The midfielder has become a key figure under new United manager Erik ten Hag, making 31 appearances this season.

AP

The men’s professional tennis tour says Alexander Zverev will not face disciplinary action after an investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate the claims. The ATP had commissioned the investigation in October 2021 after Zverev’s former girlfriend accused the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up of abuse. The 25-year-old Zverev is a German who won the singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He is currently ranked 14th.

AP

Authorities say nearly two-dozen people including players have been arrested as part of an investigation into match-fixing in lower-division soccer matches in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar. The European Union police agency Europol says those arrested are alleged members of a betting syndicate where “several footballers are suspected of having used their position to steer the outcome of games in which they participated in.” Authorities say 30 games are under investigation, with profits from the betting estimated at more than 500,000 euros.

AP

Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday. Online betting is likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of the Super Bowl being held in Arizona. Lawmakers have estimated sports betting could generate about $60 million in annual tax revenue and $70 million to $80 million in initial licensing fees that must be renewed every five years. At first, sports betting will be allowed only at kiosks set up at the state’s three casinos.

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