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FORT DODGE - There is no doubt that the Benton Lady Bobcats (27-14) had to go through a gauntlet just to make it to the State Tournament as was evident by a pair of Regional road wins against top ten teams to mark a date on the calendar with the No.1 seed and the defending champion Knights of Davenport Assumption (36-3-1) Monday night at Rogers Park on Buena Vista University Diamond. 

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The renovation of 319-321 N. Union St. in Olean is one of a dozen projects announced Monday to split the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant for the city. Read more



OLEAN — Andrew Marshall spent several weeks without electricity and running water while meeting young orphans living in poverty. He calls it the best trip of his life.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s March on Washington Saturday drew more than 500,000 people, according to city officials. The rally was held to promote the message of women’s equality and the defense of all citizens’ basic human and civil rights, which  protesters fear may come under attack by a Trump Administration.

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PITTSBURGH — Ahead of what is expected to be the most traveled Independence Day on record, gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about the same this week at $3.053 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.  

WARREN — Northwest Bancshares Inc. and Northwest Bank announced Friday that Ronald J. Seiffert has been named president and chief executive officer of both companies.