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Home Run Balls Sink Pirates Again

Rajai Davis and Adam Lind both homered on Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 preseason baseball win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-17-1). Toronto (13-16) outhit the Bucs 10-6 with Lind going 2-for-4. Gaby Sanchez and Michael McKenry drove in Pittsburgh runs.  Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez settled down after allowing three runs in the…

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Two Arrested In Cochranton Convenience Store Robbery

Two men have been charged in the Sunday night robbery of a convenience store in Cochranton. Cochranton Borough Police say 19 year-old Ronald Furlong, from French Creek Township in Mercer County, and 18 year-old Jason Poduszio, from Fairfield Township in Crawford County, have been charged with robbery, theft, conspiracy and receiving stolen property. Furlong and…

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Franklin High School Looks For Boys Basketball Coach

The Franklin Area School Board voted Monday night to open the position of boys varsity basketball coach. The five members of the nine-member board who attended the meeting all voted in favor of the proposal following an executive session held to discuss the matter. Jason Fulmer has coached the FHS Knights for the past three years,…

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Knox Man Dies From Sunday Night House Fire

A Knox-area man has died following a Sunday night fire that destroyed his home along Route 208. Officials say 77 year-old Paul Eisenman died early Monday afternoon.  An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Four fire companies responded to the house fire around 11:00 PM Sunday.  The structure has been declared a total loss.  A…

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Ohio Man Found Not Guilty In 2011 Robbery Spree

One of three men accused in a number of Mercer County robberies in the summer of 2011 has been found not guilty in Mercer County Court. 27 year-old Shawn Lee, from Masury, Ohio, had been tried on charges of robbery, conspiracy and other counts in robberies at convenience stores in West Middlesex and Farrell and…

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Robert Morris Eliminated From NIT

Forward LaDontae Henton scored 21 points, and guard Bryce Cotton added 20 on Monday night, and the Providence Friars ended the Robert Morris Colonials’ run in the NIT men’s college basketball tournament with a 77-68 victory at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The Friars (19-14) advance to the “elite eight,” and will go on…

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Interstate 80 Resurfacing To Begin Monday

PennDOT has announced that a repaving project on Interstate 80 in Mercer County is scheduled to begin on Monday (April 1). The work area will cover more than six-and-a-half miles from the Venango-Mercer County line to a spot just under two miles east of the junction with Interstate 79. The project will include milling, resurfacing,…

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Rays Use Long Ball To Beat Bucs 6-2

Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist both slammed two-run home runs on Monday night, and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 in preseason baseball action in Port Charlotte, Florida. Both homers came in a four-run fourth inning against Pirates starter Kyle McPherson, who lasted five innings, allowing five runs and seven hits.   Shelley…

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Woods Number One Again – Wins For 8th Time At Bay Hill

Tiger Woods won his 8th PGA tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando on Monday, capturing the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational by two strokes over Justin Rose, and catapulting back to the number-one position in the World Golf Rankings. After playing just two holes of the final round on Sunday because of an inch-and-a-half rainstorm, wind…

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Penguins Involved In Pair Of Trades

In fewer than 24 hours, the Pittsburgh Penguins, currently on a 12-game winning streak, have traded for a pair of veterans to bolster their roster for the final 15-game stretch to the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. On Sunday evening, Pens general manager Ray Shero announced that Pittsburgh had dealt 2011 first-round draft pick Joe Morrow,…

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