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Pirates Trade Alderson For Versatile Right-Handed Hitter Russ Canzler

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded a former number-one draft choice to the Baltimore Orioles for right-handed hitter Russ Canzler, who can play first or third base and the outfield. Canzler played this season for the Orioles’ “AAA” affiliate in Norfolk, hitting 11 home runs and recording 49 RBIs in 86 games.  A 27 year-old Hazleton…

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Mets End Bucs’ Winning Streak At 3 With 4-2 Win At PNC Park

The New York Mets (41-50) scored three times Sunday afternoon off Pittsburgh rookie starter Gerrit Cole (4-3; 3.89 ERA), and held on for a 4-2 victory, salvaging the final game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and snapping a three-game winning streak by the Pirates. Pittsburgh (56-37) recorded nine hits, but left…

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Brian Vickers Wins At New Hampshire

Brian Vickers, who competed for the Chase for the Cup in 2009 but had only won two career Sprint Cup races, captured NASCAR’s New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire under a green-white checkered flag finish on Sunday. Vickers competed in only eight Sprint Cup races last season, but held…

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Pirates’ Melancon Added To National League All-Star Squad

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon was among the players added to the National League squad for Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star game to be played Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York. Melancon and several others were added to the two All-Star squads to replace injured players and pitchers who had started games…

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Spieth, Mickelson, Perry Are Weekend Golf Winners

Jordan Spieth, at age 19, won the John Deere Classic on Sunday and became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since Ralph Guldahl captured the Santa Monica Classic in 1931. Spieth just turned pro in December following his freshman season at the University of Texas.  He defeated defending champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn…

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Lincecum Throws Season’s Second No-Hitter

It took 148 pitches, but Tim Lincecum threw baseball’s second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 9-0 road win over the San Diego Padres. The two-time Cy Young Award winner recorded his first Major League no-hitter. The feat occurred eleven days after the year’s first no-hitter —…

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FEMA Officials Inspect Venango County Storm Damage

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured storm-damaged areas of Venango County on Friday in an effort to determine if as many as fifteen municipalities may qualify for disaster aid. The municipalities have now estimated a combined total of more than $900,000 in damages, including damage to roads and bridges, from storms that struck the area…

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Penn State Tuition Increase Tops Three Percent

Penn State University’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved a budget which includes an average tuition increase for all students of about 2.8 percent. Tuition for in-state students at the school’s main campus will climb by 3.4 percent, or about $264 per semester.  Out-of-staters will pay about $400 more per semester.  Students at satellite campuses…

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Bridge On Utica Road Being Replaced – Detour In Place For Two Months

Work began Monday to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Utica Road (State Route 3017) in Canal Township in western Venango County. The original 83 year-old bridge spans a branch of Warden Run, and is located between Route 322 and Buttermilk Hill Road.  Utica Road in the area of the span will be closed for…

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Corsica Man Killed In ATV Wreck

A Corsica man died Friday when his all-terrain vehicle crashed, and he was thrown from the vehicle. State Police at the Clarion station say 39 year-old David Crate was riding his ATV on Carney Road, and apparently missed a turn into a driveway.  The vehicle jumped a berm and struck an embankment, throwing Crate off.  The…

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