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___ New Hampshire 5, New Britain 3 Akron 4, Trenton 1 Erie 9, Bowie 5 Altoona 6, Harrisburg 1 Portland at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Trenton at Portland, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Erie, 6:35 p.m. Altoona at Akron, 6:35 p.m. Reading at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Bowie at Harrisburg, 7 p.m....

Rapidly Maturing Blue Jackets Pushing Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says his team needs more from stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against surprising Columbus. The Blue Jackets tied the series at two games apiece with a 4-3...

Youngstown State To Interview Tressel For Top Job

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among six candidates being interviewed for the president’s job at Youngstown State University, where he used to coach. Tressel also is one of three finalists for the top job at the University of Akron,...

Woman Dead, Firefighter Injured In Ohio House Fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A fire official says a woman was found dead and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in southwestern Ohio. Deputy Chief Paul Lolli says crews found heavy fire and smoke when they responded to a call that a Middletown home was on fire Thursday morning....

Major Oil And Gas Firm To List Fracking Chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 3 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in three statewide races this reporting period, while GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) strengthened his fundraising lead. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show Democrat David Pepper has raised...

Pirates Fall To Reds For 6th Loss In 7 Games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic. Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the...

Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting to .500 certainly is not the ultimate goal for a franchise that has been to the postseason in three of the last four seasons. Considering the Cincinnati Reds started the year at 3-8, however, they were happy to get their record to 11-11 on Thursday. Ryan...

Court Won’t Rehear Case On Ohio Exotic Animals Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for seven animal owners in Ohio says they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to rehear the owners’ challenge to the state’s law on dangerous, wild animals. The owners sued the state over the...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 2 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in two statewide races this period, as Ohio’s GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) built on his fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show...