I had the same problem and found the solution.
Under Appearance>Editor select the theme to edit: I had two similar themes listed in the drop-down menu: mysite & Mysite>mysite
I selected Mysite>mysite from the dropdown and edited the header.php file replacing the title with this:
* Print the <title> tag based on what is being viewed.
global $page, $paged;
wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );
// Add the blog name.
bloginfo( 'name' );
// Add the blog description for the home/front page.
$site_description = get_bloginfo( 'description', 'display' );
if ( $site_description && ( is_home() || is_front_page() ) )
echo " | $site_description";
// Add a page number if necessary:
if ( $paged >= 2 || $page >= 2 )
echo ' | ' . sprintf( __( 'Page %s' ), max( $paged, $page ) );
It worked a treat. Hope this helps.