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Leake, Reds Blank Bucs 3-0; Byrd Homers Again As Pirates Lose 5th Straight

Mike Leake pitched eight innings of scoreless, six-hit baseball on Wednesday night as the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, handing the Pirates their fifth consecutive loss. Leake (2-1; 2.47 ERA), who has not lost to Pittsburgh since 2012, struck out two batters and walked none.  Former Pirate Marlon…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Wednesday, May 6

NHL Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, May 6  (best-of seven conference semifinal series):   Washington 2, NY Rangers 1  (Washington leads series 3-games-to-1) Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1  (Lightning leads 3-0)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, May 6  (best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Cleveland 106, Chicago 91  (series tied 1-1) Houston 115, LA Clippers…

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Postal Carriers To Hold Annual Food Collection On Saturday

U.S. Postal Service workers will hold their 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive this Saturday, May 9. Postal workers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers will once again be collecting non-perishable food items which are left by our mailboxes before regular mail delivery times on Saturday.  The food will be then distributed…

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Oil City Plans Collection Events For Tires, Yard Clutter And Electronics Items

The city of Oil City will hold programs in the next several days to collect used tires, “yard clutter,” and unwanted electronics items. The annual Tire Drop-off Recycling Program is scheduled for Friday, May 8 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the city garage in Siverly.  For two dollars per tire, at a limit…

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Senator Brooks’ Bill Would Add Electric Workers To List Of Protected Responders At Emergency Scenes

A northwestern Pennsylvania lawmaker is introducing legislation in Harrisburg which would add electric utility employees to the types of workers on a protected list of emergency responders. Senator Michele Brooks’ bill would add electric company and electric cooperative personnel to a list meant to offer responders additional protection from motorists during emergency situations. State law currently…

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May 12 Is Deadline For Submitting Absentee Ballots For Pennsylvania Primaries

Those planning to vote by absentee ballot in this year’s Pennsylvania primary elections are reminded that next Tuesday, May 12 is the final day to get them in. Primary day will be the following Tuesday, May 19. The Department of the Commonwealth tells Radio PA News absentee ballots are usually submitted by members of the…

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State House Approves Constitutional Amendment Reducing Pennsylvania Legislature

The state House of Representatives has voted in favor of a Constitutional amendment which would shrink its own ranks from 203 members to 151. The House also voted Tuesday to reduce the size of the state Senate from 50 seats to 37. As proposed amendments to the state’s Constitution, the measures must pass both houses…

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Pirates Tally Only 3 Hits, Lose 4th Straight Game

Todd Frazier increased his league-leading home run total to nine, and former Pirate Marlon Byrd homered and drove home four runs as the Cincinnati Reds handed Pittsburgh its fourth straight loss Tuesday night, defeating the Pirates 7-1 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Four Reds pitchers limited the Bucs to just three hits.  Starling Marte slammed…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Tuesday, May 5

NHL Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, May 5  (best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Chicago 1, Minnesota 0  (Blackhawks lead series 3-games-to-0) Calgary 4, Anaheim 3  (Ducks lead series 2-1)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, May 5  (best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Atlanta 106, Washington 90  (series tied 1-1) Memphis 97, Golden State 90  (series…

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State Senate Committee Hears Testimony Concerning Possible Minimum Wage Hike

A state Senate committee heard arguments this week on the pros and cons of a increase in the state’s minimum wage. Supporters of a hike say it would increase consumer spending power and lift thousands of Pennsylvanians out of poverty.  Opponents cite studies they say show that jobs would be lost. Advocates for a minimum…

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