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Jake, right, is valedictorian and John is salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The competitive brothers are headed to Florida State University in the fall, but will not room together.

Top twins: Jake and John Wahl finish No. 1 and No. 2 among Bishop McLaughlin grads

SPRING HILL Neck and neck is a road most traveled for Jake and John Wahl, 17, a somewhat reserved yet affable set of identical twins who are gracious about fielding the typical questions that people ask them. • Who was born first? John, by 15 seconds. • How do people tell you apart? There are subtle differences, bu …

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  1. Authorities identify man killed in wreck west of Brooksville

    Accidents

    BROOKSVILLE — Florida Highway Patrol on Thursday identified Michael E. Lentini Jr. as the man who died in a Wednesday morning motorcycle wreck on State Road 50.

  2. Top twins: Jake and John Wahl finish No. 1 and No. 2 among Bishop McLaughlin grads

    K12

    SPRING HILL

    Neck and neck is a road most traveled for Jake and John Wahl, 17, a somewhat reserved yet affable set of identical twins who are gracious about fielding the typical questions that people ask them.

    Jake, right, is valedictorian and John is salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The competitive brothers are headed to Florida State University in the fall, but will not room together.
  3. Hernando confronts Republic Services over continued problems with trash pickups

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Spring Hill resident Rex Payne was fed up enough with the missed pickups of his garbage and recycling that he sent an email to Hernando County officials earlier this month asking a series of questions about the county's garbage hauling provider, Republic Services.

  4. Expansion will allow for more and bigger events at Florida Classic Park

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Plans for expansion of Florida Classic Park that have been in the works for several years came a step closer to fruition over the weekend with the turn of a few shovels of dirt.

    Bonnie Ingram, left, laughs as Dr. Gerald Johnson of the Silverthorn Animal Clinic in Spring Hill plays with her Irish setter Shayla during the Classic Clusters Dog Show in 2014. The show at Florida Classic Park is considered the largest American Kennel Club-sanctioned all-breed show in Florida.
  5. DeWitt: Lack of community building has led to potential loss of Swiftmud headquarters

    Water

    Alfred McKethan, the onetime Brooksville banker and community kingpin, gave his hometown a great foundation to build on 54 years ago.

    Onetime Brooksville banker and community kingpin Alfred McKethan helped create the Southwest Florida Water Management District, but the political and business leaders that followed him have not done enough to make Hernando a county that can justifiably stake a claim to an agency as large and sophisticated as Swiftmud.
  6. Things to do in Pasco and Hernando: 'Seussical,' a magic show and more

    Events

    Musically inclined

    Rock this: Rock the Park V, a music fest, will feature live music by nine bands including Daybreak Embrace, Area 52 and Dropshot starting at 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Food and drinks will be available for sale and 98Rock will …

  7. Newest show by John Leggio's performing arts students promises plenty of sizzle

    Stage

    HUDSON — Over the years, John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts has gained a reputation for putting on shows equal to — and sometimes better than — many full-time professionals. His youthful Xcel dance troupe has performed twice on Royal Caribbean cruise ships and recently took master classes …

    Dancers rehearse at John Leggio’s Center for the Performing Arts for their upcoming show.