Mars

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Curiosity Rover Touches Down On Mars

Dutifully executing its complex flight control software, the Mars Science Laboratory silently raced toward its target Sunday, picking up speed as it closed in for a 13,200-mph plunge into the Red Planet’s atmosphere and an action-packed seven-minute descent required a rocket-powered “sky crane” to lower the one-ton nuclear-powered rover to the surface. It went off without a hitch.

08/06/2012

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Fire Breaks Out At Butler County Warehouse

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a warehouse fire in Butler County Friday afternoon.

06/29/2012

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Rick Santorum Looks For Win In Pa.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum remained resolute in his pursuit of the Republican nomination in the presidential race Tuesday night, after former Governor Mitt Romney swept three primaries.

04/04/2012

Quaker Valley celebration

“Mr. High School Sports” – Penguins Cup Finals: Quakers End Mars’ Reign

Mars was trying to become just the fourth team in the “modern era” of western PA high school hockey to win four Penguins Cups in a row, but Quaker Valley’s defense shut down the Planets for its first title in four years.

93-7 The Fan–03/25/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: Lopsided Loss Won’t Define Class A Contenders

Monday is a big night for Penguins Cup hopefuls in Class AAA. Last Tuesday was a big night for one in Class A, but we think the race in that classification is far from over…

93-7 The Fan–02/27/2012

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Mars Community Stunned By Charges Against Local Man

The community is reacting to news a man used an elaborate ploy on Facebook to make sexual contact with young girls.

02/11/2012

Mars hockey collage after Hampton game

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL: Terrific Trio Too Much For Talbots

Once again, the Class A silver medalists bowed to the defending champs. But they weren’t just beaten by one man on Tuesday…they were beaten by three.

93-7 The Fan–02/02/2012

Taylor Cestra

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: Girl Power, Synthetic Ice, and More

Justin Sabilla is leading Chartiers Valley while seizing control of the Class AA scoring race, and the female All-Star goaltender he played against recently might be a harbinger of high school hockey’s future in western Pennsylvania…

93-7 The Fan–01/31/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: All-Star Drama, Class A Upset, and More

We recap the All-Star games, salute the December Players of the Month, and see what Canon-McMillan’s chances are of ending the regular season undefeated…

93-7 The Fan–01/23/2012

Nick Blaney

“Mr. High School Sports” – Amateur Hockey Puts Blaney, Planets in Another Dimension

Players who juggle high school hockey with their travel teams have their work cut out for them, but a key member of Mars’ state championship team believes it can be a big help too.

93-7 The Fan–01/10/2012

Outdoor Charity Series collage

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: Pivotal Pond Hockey, Playoff Positioning…and More

We look at how this year’s PIHL Outdoor Charity Series will impact the standings, and we examine the tight AAA-Sec. 2 race, which will become even tighter for at least one team…

93-7 The Fan–01/09/2012

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Same Suspect Sought In 7-Eleven, Dollar General Robberies

Police say the same man is responsible for two robberies in communities north of Pittsburgh. The most recent incident happened 10 p.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven in Pine Township.

12/20/2011

Robert Foley

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL: Mars Still in its Own World

Despite significant graduation losses, the Planets proved they’re still the team to beat in PIHL Class A last week.

93-7 The Fan–11/14/2011

Mars and Serra logos

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Game of the Week: Mars (2-0-0) at Serra Catholic (2-0-0)

Three-time Penguins Cup champion and two-time state champ Mars will try to stay perfect as it takes on one of the few teams to match up well with the Planets in recent years.

93-7 The Fan–11/10/2011

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Butler Co. Man Allegedly Solicited Sex From 14-Year-Old

A Butler County man is accused of soliciting sex on Facebook from a 14-year-old girl. According to the criminal complaint, 53-year-old William Ainsworth, of Mars, said he’d been pretending to be a teenager on the site for 18 months.

09/28/2011

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