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Williams, Showalter Are Baseball’s Managers-of-the-Year; Hurdle Finishes Second In NL

Washington’s Matt Williams and Baltimore’s Buck Showalter were named Tuesday as baseball’s Managers-of-the-Year in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Williams earned 18 of the National League’s 30 first-place votes, edging last year’s winner, Pittsburgh’s Clint Hurdle, who picked up eight of the remaining twelve first-place votes for the award.  Williams’ Nationals led the…

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deGrom And Abreu Win Baseball’s Rookie-of-the-Year Awards

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu have been named baseball’s Rookies-of-the-Year in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. deGrom finished the 2014 season by going 9-2 in his final eleven decisions, and finishing with a 9-6 record and a 2.69 ERA.  He earned all but…

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City Of Franklin’s New Budget Would Contain A One-Mill Tax Hike

Franklin City Council gave their preliminary approval on Monday night to a 2015 budget that would contain a one-mill real estate tax increase. The first vote on the spending plan was unanimous.  A public hearing on the budget has been scheduled for December 8. The hike would translate to an extra ten dollars per year in…

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Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Exchange Is Up And Running

The health insurance exchange which serves Pennsylvania went into operation over the weekend, and open enrollment will begin on Saturday (Nov. 15). The Pennsylvania Health Access Network is now online, offering a list of health care options and prices, as well as financial assistance for those who qualify. Network officials are encouraging state residents to…

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Natural Gas Spokesperson Sees Continuing Good News From Marcellus Shale

At an energy forecast meeting in Harrisburg on Monday, an official from America’s Alliance for Natural Gas told representatives of the business community that production of natural gas, particularly in the Marcellus shale region, remains strong, and lower natural gas prices are helping to keep down their business costs. Radio PA News reports that the Alliance’s…

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NFL Results – 2014 Week 10

NFL Results  –  Week 10   Thursday, November 6 Cleveland 24, Cincinnati 3   Sunday, November 9 NY Jets 20, Pittsburgh 13 Baltimore 21, Tennessee 7 Kansas City 17, Buffalo 13 Denver 41, Oakland 17 San Francisco 27, New Orleans 24  (OT) Dallas 31, Jacksonville 17 Detroit 20, Miami 16 Atlanta 27, Tampa Bay 17…

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Three Pennsylvania Cities Sue Commonwealth Over New Law Allowing Challenges to Local Gun Ordinances

Three major Pennsylvania cities filed suit in Commonwealth Court on Monday over the new state law that allows organizations such as the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances that they think may be over-reaching. The suit was filed by the cities of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Lancaster.  It alleges that the law was passed…

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Governor-Elect Wolf Names Primary Opponent Katie McGinty Chief-of-Staff

Governor-elect Tom Wolf has named one of his opponents in last spring’s primary elections as his administration’s Chief-of-Staff. The announcement concerning former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Katie McGinty marks the first major staff decision for Wolf, who was elected Pennsylvania’s new Governor last Tuesday. McGinty has, since the primaries, run Wolf’s political action committee. …

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Ohio Man Charged With Indecent Exposure, Other Counts At Mercer Motel

An Ohio man has been arraigned on numerous charges after he allegedly accosted two women at a motel in Mercer and, according to police, exposed himself to one of them. Police say 45 year-old John Roberts entered a female guest’s room and refused to leave.  A female employee responding to the female guest’s complaints was allegedly…

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Big Powerball Winner Is From St. Louis, But Washington County Player Will Win One Million Dollars

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the lone ticket eligible for Saturday’s $202.6 million jackpot in the Powerball Lottery was sold in St. Louis, but a ticket purchased in Washington County is worth one million dollars. The Pennsylvania ticket, sold at a grocery store in Finleyville, contained all of the first five numbers drawn Saturday, but did…

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