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Articles from October 2, 2015

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2 Israelis Slain in West Bank
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian shot and killed two Israeli parents driving with their four children along a West Bank road on Thursday, the Israeli military said, amid mounting unrest surrounding a Jerusalem site that is holy to both Muslims and Jews....
Abbas at the U.N. Little Change Is Anticipated despite His Bluster
The quest of the world's estimated 12 million Palestinians for an independent state, side by side with Israel, pursued its usual stuttering course Wednesday at the United Nations.On the positive side from the Palestine point of view, it used its non-observer...
A Golden Moment for Belle Vernon
Those who have made the trip to James Weir Stadium in Belle Vernon this season to check out the facility's new gold turf might have chosen to stick around for a bit. It turns out that watching the school's football team has been worth the price of...
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Plans Benefit Concert
The Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie is no ordinary building.Completed in 1901, the "Carnegie, Carnegie" as executive director Margaret Forbes likes to call it, is only one of four of the 2,509 libraries the Pittsburgh industrialist built...
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Plans Celebratory Benefit Concert Money Will Go to Nearly Completed Renovation of Historic Building
The Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie is no ordinary building.Completed in 1901, the "Carnegie, Carnegie" as executive director Margaret Forbes likes to call it, is only one of four of the 2,509 libraries the Pittsburgh industrialist built...
A People Person Serra Catholic Celebrates Its Canonized Namesake
Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport celebrated what was called a "Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Junipero Serra" on Sept. 23 - the same day Pope Francis canonized the school's namesake during his visit to Washington, D.C."This Mass...
A People Person Serra Catholic Celebrates Its Namesake, Junipero Serra
Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport celebrated what was called a "Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Junipero Serra" on Sept. 23 - the same day Pope Francis canonized the school's namesake during his visit to Washington, D.C."This Mass...
Around the Majors [Derived Headline]
Around the majorsCubs 5, Reds 3: Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer as Chicago earned a victory in Cincinnati. Joey Votto's seventh-inning RBI single extended to 47 his streak of consecutive games in which he has reached base at least once, the longest...
Ask Yourself What You Truly Want
It's awkward to point out, but I don't think I would have gone to Yale University if I didn't have a television. Although both of my parents are professionals (my father is a doctor and my mother is an accountant), they immigrated here from Haiti and...
Avoiding Another Loss Is Critical for Montour
Winning a section title does not always guarantee a high seed in the WPIAL playoffs. The Montour girls volleyball team found that out last season. Montour won the Class AA Section 2 title, but a second-half loss to Central Valley prompted the WPIAL...
Back Adds Dimension to Penn-Trafford
One of the top teams in Class AAAA features a passing attack that is among the best in the WPIAL. But what makes the Penn-Trafford offense so difficult to stop is a talented running back who has enabled the Warriors to not only pass over foes, but...
Beaver Area Rises to the Top despite Injuries
At the start of the week, Beaver Area had established itself as the boys soccer team to beat in Section 4-AA with an 8-1 record, including an 8-0 mark in the section for a two-game lead over Ambridge. Additionally, the Bobcats had shut out their previous...
Be Realistic about Student Housing
When it came to preparing for our first apartment, my roommates and I thought we had it totally under control. I mean we were mature, 19-year-old adults. We knew what we were doing, right? Decorative salt and pepper shakers? Check. City-themed place mats?...
Bettis to Big Ben: Return When Healthy
Steelers Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis once tried to come back from an injury too soon. He regrets his decision to this day. Bettis' advice to his former teammate Ben Roethlisberger is to let his left knee heal completely before he attempts...
Bicentennial Farm Offers Corn Maze Challenge
One of the oldest Bicentennial Farms in southwestern Pennsylvania, Gearhard Farms in Murrysville, offers entertainment along with history. Family patriarch Robert Hays built the farm eight generations ago - his application for a land warrant in Westmoreland...
Bicentennial Farm Offers Corn Maze Challenge Historic Farm Dates from the Mid-1700s
One of the oldest Bicentennial Farms in southwestern Pennsylvania, Gearhard Farms in Murrysville, offers entertainment along with history. Family patriarch Robert Hays built the farm eight generations ago - his application for a land warrant in Westmoreland...
Bicentennial Farm Offers Historic Homestead Offers Corn Maze and Hayrides
One of the oldest Bicentennial Farms in southwestern Pennsylvania, Gearhard Farms in Murrysville, offers entertainment along with history. Family patriarch Robert Hays built the farm eight generations ago - his application for a land warrant in Westmoreland...
Boeing Taps Cmu for Data-Driven Initiative
The effective handling and analysis of vast amounts of data increasingly can improve the safety and comfort of air travel for people ranging from executives streaking through the skies on business to fighter pilots working in combat zones. On Thursday,...
Burgess' Idea Would Get at Quiet Racism
Each year for much of the last two decades, Pittsburgh has become more vibrant and dynamic despite being one of the least diverse and least inclusive metro areas in America. In doing so it is defying gravity, but its luck is bound to run out. Right...
'Buying American' Is Easier Said Than Done
Recently, my brother suggested in a letter to the PG that one of the ways to reduce the loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States is to buy American-made products ("Patriotic Purchases," Sept. 17 by Bill Teitz) - but it may be too late for many...
Camp of Champions Elizabeth Forward Matches Athletes and Youth with Disabilities
Champions come in all different shapes, sizes and abilities. Last week, many different champions came together to host, lead and participate in Elizabeth Forward School District's Camp of Champions football camp for the third year.The camp was developed...
Camp of Champions Football Camp Serves Disabled
Champions come in all different shapes, sizes and abilities. Last week many different champions came together to host, lead and participate in Elizabeth Forward School District's Camp of Champions football camp for the third year.The camp was developed...
Canon-Mcmillan Eyes Elusive Section Title
On one hand, the Canon-McMillan girls soccer team is well aware that as long as you finish in the top three in your section, the exact finish is not the be all end all. The Big Macs finished third a year ago and still marched all the way to the WPIAL...
Canon-Mcmillan Has a Target on Its Back
A year ago, Canon-McMillan was one of those feisty teams with just enough talent and grit to worry teams heading into the PIHL Class AAA playoffs. Teams should have been a bit more concerned. All Canon-McMillan did was run the table in the playoffs, knocking...
Central Catholic Hoping to Build off Early Success
Central Catholic was hoping for a positive barometer to the upcoming season when it competed in the St. Margaret Fall Face-Off. Though the Vikings didn't get the result they wanted - they lost in the championship game and had to settle for second to...
Central Valley Raises the Bar
The group of four-year starters on the Central Valley girls soccer team has seen just about everything the WPIAL has to offer. As freshmen they shared a section title with Hopewell after tying the Vikings twice and finishing with identical 10-0-2 section...
Champions Go to Camp
Champions come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. Last week many different champions came together to host, lead and participate in Elizabeth Forward School District's Camp of Champions football camp for the third year.The camp was developed to make...
College Shouldn't Come between You and Your Family
It's nearing the end of the semester, and you just can't catch a break. The papers are stacked high, the exams are just too soon and your bed would be more accessible if it had crime scene tape around it. During these times, it's easy to forget about...
Conference Explores Ties among Ethics, Religion, Global Warming
Laurie Zoloth is deeply convinced that climate change represents a great moral challenge for modern times. But she doesn't spend time complaining about those who deny the scientific consensus of human-induced global warming. "What I want to think...
Contracts Extended Top Two Positions Also Get 3.5 Percent Pay Increases
In a 5-4 vote, West Mifflin Area school board has approved five- year contract extensions for superintendent Daniel Castagna and assistant superintendent Mark Hoover.Both extensions come with 3.5 percent pay raises, bringing Mr. Castagna's annual salary...
Crosby, Malkin Joining Penalty-Killers
Jordan Staal scored seven short-handed goals as a rookie in 2006- 07. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have seven, too. Combined. Staal needed 81 games. Crosby and Malkin have played in a total of 1,214. Staal got so many goals while the Penguins were...
Deep Roster Key For'dice
The Allderdice boys soccer team is laying waste to the notion that schools inside the City of Pittsburgh cannot compete athletically with their suburban brethren in the WPIAL. The Dragons' soccer team is in Section 3-AAA, since the WPIAL adopted...
Diploma Honors Classmate Killed in War
Since he had been a child, Robert Guy Brown of Finleyville dreamed of joining the U.S. Marine Corps, so it came as no surprise to his family when he dropped out of Thomas Jefferson High School during his senior year in 1964 to enlist."He wanted to show...
Disappointment Can Lead to the Right Choice
I've always loved New York City. My earliest memory from New York is a picturesque frame of businessmen and businesswomen rushing past tall skyscrapers and through busy sidewalks with Starbucks coffee in one hand and a leather briefcase in the other....
District to Garnish Wages of Some Employees
The Elizabeth Forward School District will garnish the wages of district employees who are delinquent on their school real estate taxes.District officials said about 12 employees owe real estate taxes to the district. Some are already on payment plans...
Don't Overlook University Because of Its Reputation
As my junior year of high school came to an end, I began to panic. I knew I wanted to attend college, but where? And what did I want to major in? Growing up, I always saw my dad sport old, maroon sweaters representing his alma mater, Southern Illinois...
Down, but Not out Franklin Regional Phenom Spencer Lee Is Eager to Start Rehabilitation
For the second consecutive year, Spencer Lee sustained a serious injury prior to the World Wrestling Championships. The Franklin Regional phenom didn't let either injury keep him from reaching his goal of becoming a world champion. But this summer's...
Dukes Assistant Finds His Purpose Illness, Accident Puts Life in Perspective
It was a series of events so wicked and cruel that even the most vicious mind couldn't invent it if it tried. In mid-February, John Rhodes - Duquesne's gentle giant of an assistant men's basketball coach, a man who greets most anyone with a hug -...
Early Favorite Drop to Class a Makes West Allegheny One of the Teams to Beat
Last season West Allegheny qualified for the PIHL Class AA playoffs for the first time since winning the state championship in 2012. Considering the level of competition in the classification, including having eventual Pennsylvania Cup champion Erie...
EPA Announces Lower Standard for Ozone Some Say Rules Don't Do Enough for Public Health
New federal rules to reduce unhealthy smog don't go far enough to protect public health, according to a host of environmental organizations, while business and industry groups claim they'll be effective only in damaging the economy. The U.S. Environmental...
Exhibit Features Artwork of Homeless Young Adults
When 23-year-old Niecey had a chance to paint a picture that reflected on her struggles with homelessness, she created a beach scene with a palm tree and sand. The artwork puzzled those working with her until she explained that it represented her...
Farm Features Corn Maze Challenge
One of the oldest Bicentennial Farms in southwestern Pennsylvania, Gearhard Farms in Murrysville, offers entertainment along with history. Family patriarch Robert Hays built the farm eight generations ago - his application for a land warrant in Westmoreland...
Feeling Fine Francisco Cervelli Savors a Full Season of Good Health
Francisco Cervelli could tell where the question was going, and he didn't want to know. "Don't tell me the amount," he said, regarding the number of games and plate appearances he had this season. "I want to see at the end. I don't know how many I've...
Find a Niche at a Large University
I was one of nearly 50,000 students. Attending the University of Florida, one of the largest universities in the nation, wasn't easy at first. It was overwhelming to be a small fish in a big pond when my high school experience was the complete opposite....
Finding a Good Fit Is a Process
How on earth am I going to remember any of this? This was one of many thoughts racing through my head as I, then a high school sophomore, struggled through my first college tour. The campus seemed huge. Between the dorm rooms, the meal plans and the...
Fix the Special Relationship Netanyahu's Disrespect Is Fraying Israel-U.S. Relations
Ever since the creation of the state of Israel, it has had a special relationship with the United States. In recent months that relationship has been damaged by domestic politics in both countries, and steps must be taken to mend it. Israel has been...
Former Munhall Manager Sentenced for Theft of Funds
When former Munhall borough manager Matthew Galla entered a plea in July to four counts of theft by deception for stealing more than $230,000 from his employer, he did so with the understanding that, under the terms of his agreement with the prosecution,...
Former Usc Lifeguard Faces New Charges Castle Shannon Man Jailed in Rape of Ex-Girlfriend
A district judge on Thursday dismissed some sexual assault and related charges against a former head lifeguard at the Upper St. Clair Community Recreation Center, but the man now faces new counts involving a different person. At his preliminary hearing,...
Fox Chapel Duo Ready to Reclaim Its Title
Every time Laurel Shymansky takes the court with an opportunity to win a Class AAA doubles title, there always seems to be a Li in the way. As a sophomore in 2013, Shymansky teamed with Lacey Cohen to defeat the North Allegheny tandem of Anna Li and...
GERRY DULAC'S TWO-MINUTE DRILL [Derived Headline]
Game ball Mike Vick: Vick's statistics were modest -- 19 of 26 for 124 yards -- but until he overthrew Antonio Brown on a fourth-down pass in overtime he did just about everything the Steelers could have expected on a short week as a replacement for...
Graduate School Can Offer a Step Up
Going back to school to pursue a graduate degree was a complex decision. I spent four and half years as an undergraduate and owed about $6,000 in student loans. Did I really want to go back to school to pursue a journalism degree, of all things? No,...
Harmony Serves as Hollywood East This Week Home Is Transformed for Part in Movie
Joe and Delsa White always knew their home was part of Harmonist history, but now they can say it's part of Hollywood history, too.Their red brick home, built in 1811 for the business agent of the Harmonist Society, was transformed Monday with new curtains...
Harvest of History Century Farms Here a Cornucopia of Land, Labor and Agrarian Legacy
Built to last and home to generations of families, just a few historic family farms in southwestern Pennsylvania are still going strong. The agrarian lifestyle has morphed over the years, with family farms across the country succumbing to weather...
Harvest of History Century Farms Here a Cornucopia of Land, Labor and Legacy
Built to last and home to generations of families, just a few historic family farms in southwestern Pennsylvania are still going strong. The agrarian lifestyle has morphed over the years, with family farms across the country succumbing to weather...
Harvick Embracing Pressure
Kevin Harvick figures he has been in this kind of a situation before. That explains why Harvick - the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion - doesn't appear to be sweating the fact that he's one more poor finish away from being eliminated from title contention...
Highmark Drops Rates for Medicare Advantage 7 of 9 Plans Falling by 3 to 35 Percent
Highmark is throttling back premiums for most of its Medicare Advantage plans across Western Pennsylvania, a year after spiking prices and losing market share, the Downtown-based company announced Thursday. Seven of nine Medicare Advantage plans sold...
Hits Keep Coming in Grim 'Sicario'
Critics should review the movie, not the audience. But it was impossible not to notice that a woman sitting next to me at the Toronto International Film Festival flinched repeatedly during "Sicario." The scope, speed and intensity of the violence...
Hokies Try to Overcome Major Injury
While Pitt's season will in large part be defined by how the team makes up for the season-ending injury to star running back James Conner, the Panthers' opponent this week has not been immune from injuries, either. The Hokies lost quarterback Michael...
House Approves Bill Requiring Iran to Compensate U.S. Victims of Terror
WASHINGTON - Unableto stop the White House's nuclear deal with Iran last month, Republicans from Pennsylvania are leading the charge to keep Iran's economic sanctions in place until Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compensates American victims killed or tortured...
Inspired by a Girl Students Accept Kindness Challenge Linked to Columbine
Shortly before she was killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, 17-year-old Rachel Scott wrote in her diary, "People will never know how far a little kindness can go."The entry sparked Rachel's Challenge, a motivational speaking group that...
Junior Class Turns Heads, Loaded with Star Players Six Already Rated as 4- or 5-Star Talent by Recruiting Gurus; Others Might Be
It has been documented how the number of major-college football players from the WPIAL has dropped considerably in recent years. But when it comes to quality and not quantity, the WPIAL junior class is a classy bunch. The class of 2017 has top-end talent...
Kennametal Gets Hometown Highlight Historical Society Organizes Tour
Westmoreland County has produced a number of products over the years that have attained regional, state or national significance: glass candy dishes, beer, ice cream and DeLallo foods; specialty steel and tools; huge valves for navy ships in World War...
Kerr Takes Leave to Heal
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will take a leave of absence as he recovers from back surgery and will be replaced on an interim basis by Luke Walton, the team announced Thursday. Kerr underwent back surgery to repair a ruptured disc in late July...
Kicker Search Part III Could Be in the Works
The Steelers could be looking for their fourth place-kicker of the season, and it's only a fourth of the way done. Josh Scobee, acquired for a sixth-round draft choice late in the preseason, missed two of his four field-goal attempts Thursday night,...
Knoch Standout Following in His Father's Footsteps
One of Mac Christy's cherished possessions is a photo of him and big sister, Nicolette, parading through a sea of confetti while firmly clutching the hand of their father, Jeff. The indelible snapshot came moments after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers triumphed...
Late Breakdowns Scobee Misses Two Fgs, Two 4th -Down Plays Also Go Away in Overtime Defeat Ravens 23, Steelers 20
Josh Scobee missed two fourth-quarter field goals and the Steelers missed two overtime gambles on fourth down as Baltimore came back to win, 23-20, Thursday night at Heinz Field. Justin Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal with 5:08 left in overtime...
Late Breakdowns Scobee Misses Two Fgs, Two 4th-Down Plays Also Go Awry in Overtime Defeat at Heinz Field Ravens 23, Steelers 20
Josh Scobee missed two fourth-quarter field goals in what might be his final appearance in a Steelers uniform as the Baltimore Ravens came from behind to win in overtime, 23-20, Thursday night at Heinz Field. Justin Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal...
Lions Ad Prefers to Renovate Stadium Football Venue Focus of Study on Facilities
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said she would prefer Beaver Stadium, the school's massive football stadium, be renovated instead of building a new football stadium as the school announced Thursday it is working with...
Longtime Downtown Furrier Poised to Close
The Canadian Fur Co., which two years ago was on the brink of closing, may finally be ending its long run Downtown. Owner Keith Rosenstock said he plans to close the store Jan. 15 - its 97th anniversary. It's the second time in two years the upscale...
Man Dead in Standoff Body of Suspect in a South Side Abduction Is Found by Police Inside Home in Munhall
Before police found James Carlini dead in a Munhall house after a SWAT standoff Thursday afternoon, his mother said he called his wife to tell her he loved her and that he'd been shot in the neck. Hours earlier, police said, the Hazelwood man abducted...
Many More Ups Than Downs in Record
What goes up must come down. The Fumbler felt like he was on a trampoline this week. It was an up-and-down couple of days for everyone's favorite high school football prognosticator. Lots of ups, but every one ended with a down and a frown. Monday, The...
Marsha Petrarca May 8, 1940 - Sept. 27, 2015 Retired Schoolteacher Loved Travel, Art
An educator, world traveler and craftswoman, Marsha Petrarca lived by a saying her best friend's brother-in-law gave her one Christmas. "Life may not be the party we'd hoped for, but while we're here we should dance,'" said Sue Kerr, her best friend,...
Martian Chronicle Ridley Scott: Space Cowboy
TORONTO - Ridley Scott dreamed of being a cowboy as a child, but he grew up to be a sci-fi master, a filmmaker in the class of legends such as John Ford, Howard Hawks and Billy Wilder (says actor Jeff Daniels) and a potato farmer. "We grew potatoes...
Martian Chronicle Taut Rescue Tale Puts a Great Cast in Orbit around Matt Damon
The lessons of "The Martian" are many. Science can save your life, especially when matched with ingenuity, optimism, hope, an unwillingness to surrender in the face of stratospheric odds and even a daily diet of Red Planet potatoes, with or without...
Mccandless Teen Is Honored
Kathryn Talerico's friends at Ingomar Middle School are used to her daily routine because of Type 1 diabetes - bringing her lunch every day and surreptitiously checking her blood sugar levels.But it was great to be around hundreds of other children and...
Mining The'90s Lifetime Woos Younger Viewers with Nostalgia for the Decade
Lifetime makes a mini-subgenre out of its "Unauthorized Story" movies that purport to go behind the scenes of TV shows from the '90s. It's a trend reminiscent of the late 1980s/early 1990s when TV networks revisited TV shows from the '60s and '70s,...
More Sharpshooters Sought for Deer
Mt. Lebanon commissioners on Monday said they would continue to seek proposals for sharpshooters to reduce the town's deer population.The commission received just one proposal for sharpshooting services after it requested proposals for such services...
New Controller Big Fan of Mckeesport
Thomas "Tommy" Maglicco sees a bright future for McKeesport. Mr. Maglicco, 44, a veteran of the Iraq War and chief of staff for state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-White Oak, was appointed city controller in September. "I love our city and want to take this...
New Controller Is Big Fan of His Native Mckeesport
Thomas "Tommy" Maglicco sees a bright future for McKeesport.Mr. Maglicco, 44, a veteran of the Iraq War and chief of staff for state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-White Oak, was appointed city controller in September."I love our city and want to take this opportunity...
NFL Games Filled with Flags So Far
The 2015 NFL season has been a flag-fest thus far. Through the first three weeks of the season, there have been 884 penalties called (including those declined as well as those enforced), according to the league's figures. That is 18.42 penalties per...
North Fayette Offers Safety Courses
Of the 12 participants attending the six-hour crime prevention and self defense course presented by North Fayette police officers Sept. 19, eight said they had been in situations where self-defense training would have been helpful.One was robbed at gunpoint...
North Hills High School Upgrades Its Planetarium
Students in Sue Batson's astronomy class recently traveled to Mars and Jupiter, as well as took a ride on a fast-moving roller coaster.The conversion of the planetarium at North Hills High School to a Digital Immersion Theater puts students in the action,...
NORTH/SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]
NORTH West View man arrested in June death of 5-week-old A West View man was arrested Thursday in the June death of a 5- week-old girl. Allegheny County Police said Joseph Swidorsky, 30, was taken into custody without incident in connection with the...
No Surprise Here the Bar Is Set High at South Park, and the Eagles Are Living Up to Expectations
Perhaps the real news from the South Park boys soccer team would be if it weren't undefeated coming into the week. The Eagles were 9-0 and led Thomas Jefferson by a game in the Section 3-AA standings before Monday's game against the Jaguars. This...
Overhaul of Drug Sentencing
WASHINGTON - Senate conservatives and liberals on Thursday united behind an overhaul of the criminal justice system, a rare bipartisan agreement that would allow some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and give judges greater...
Pastor's Wardrobe Is Part of His Ministry
The Rev. H. William Dambach is known for his wacky outfits. Because he's a pastor, some might think his clothes would prompt a few frowns, but for Rev. Dambach, it is all about the smiles."It's one of my shticks. It all started with a wild tie, and now...
Penn State Berated for Lauding Ex-Official of Sandusky Charity
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State's decision to honor a former board member of Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile charity -a man who said he witnessed Sandusky enter showers with children -has drawn more than 100 complaints to the university in less than 24...
Permanent Trios Unlikely on Top Two Forward Lines
David Perron and Pascal Dupuis each got a shot to play on the top line Wednesday night with Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel against Detroit Assistant coach Rick Tocchet, who spoke with media in place of coach Mike Johnston after the game, reiterated...
Pine-Richland Is Fit to Be Tied
If there is one distinction the Pine-Richland boys soccer team has this season it is it has the most unique record in the WPIAL. At the beginning of the week, the Rams were 1-2-4. While the perception of that mark may lie on whether the glass is half...
PNC Shows off Tower, Its 'Crown Jewel'
"Get your cameras ready," shouted Gary Saulson, PNC's director of corporate real estate, as he led reporters to an outdoor terrace on the 28th floor of the bank's new $400 million headquarters Downtown. It was the money shot - a sweeping look at the...
Price of Success after Dominating Class a, Mars Area and Quaker Valley Move Up to Class AA
Over the past decade in PIHL Class A hockey, there has been Quaker Valley and Mars and pretty much everybody else. In that time, the two teams have won nine Penguins Cup titles with the Quakers taking home five and Mars four, with Freeport's victory...
Proposed Drilling Law Is Tabled
For 16 months, Murrysville's Marcellus Shale task force took a hard look at the municipality's existing gas drilling ordinance.During public hearings and informational sessions, residents advocating stronger restrictions on unconventional gas drilling...
Pso Gets a Rare Score at Halftime Symphony Performs for On-Field Presentation to Jerome Bettis
It was just another two-minute drill at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra had two minutes to set up in the end zone during halftime of Thursday night's game between the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. For the next two minutes or so, PSO members...
Qb's Hard Work Pays Off
While Shawn Rutherford had operated two different offenses before transferring to University Prep from Perry, the quarterback struggled picking up a third. His new coaches, Lou Berry and LaRoi Johnson, expected these difficulties. The previous two...
Quaker Valley Receives Program Grants Two Awards Net Garten Club Money for Future Projects
The gARTen Club at Osborne Elementary School in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.Seed Change, part of the National Farm to School Network, donated $5,000 to the...
Reds-Bucs Rivalry Made for a Fun Mixed Marriage
Who was on first? Tony Perez, of course. And Willie Stargell. It was July 23, 1972, my first ballgame in Three Rivers Stadium, and I paid rapt attention to only half of each inning, when the Cincinnati Reds were at bat. I was a transplant, a June bride...
Reilly's Famous Farm to Close Its Garden Center
Mike and Cherie Reilly, stewards of a historical Ohio Township institution best known for autumn hayrides, pumpkin patches and bonfires, will turn the page on an era Nov. 13 when Reilly's Garden Center at Summer Seat Farm will close its doors forever.While...
Reilly's Famous Farm to Close Its Garden Center Known for Hayrides. Pumpkin Patches and Bonfires
Mike and Cherie Reilly, stewards of a historical Ohio Township institution best known for autumn hayrides, pumpkin patches and bonfires, will turn the page on an era Nov. 13 when Reilly's Garden Center at Summer Seat Farm will close its doors forever.While...
Rennerdale Residents Unhappy about Ambulance Service Change
When Collier resident and former township Commissioner Doreen Ducsay awoke in a hospital in July after becoming unconscious at home, she naturally found herself wondering just what had occurred.A major question for her was why a Kirwan Heights ambulance...
Restoration Begins at Falconhurst Building
In 2004, the abandoned Falconhurst Apartments complex in Wilkinsburg was on a list of blighted buildings possibly facing demolition.Now the structure that has sat vacant for 15 years is undergoing a complete restoration and could house a new set of tenants...
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