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Articles from April 27, 2018

Afternoon Tea at Scott Library West Hills Symphonic Band
The Shaler Garden Club will hold its 65th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon May 5 at Kiwanis Park on Wetzel Road. Perennials, herbs, vegetables and house plants will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be children's activities, a bake...
A Game of Gotcha Even If Ruled Legal, Spot Assessments Are Unfair
In a recent ruling, Allegheny County Judge Robert J. Colville gave his approval to what is derided as the"newcomer's tax," the practice some municipal governments have adopted of challenging the assessments of homes when their sales prices and assessed...
Austin Dambach Riverside Baseball
The past week: The senior center fielder is hitting .536 through Riverside's first nine games, adding 3 doubles, 3 triples and 3 home runs. Riverside has won back-to-back WPIAL titles and is 8-1 so far this year.Check this out: Dambach, who is also a...
Best Buy Partners Up to Offer Tech to Teens Big-Box Retailer Expands Its Reach beyond Brick-and-Mortar Sales
A freshman at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, Melissa Foster is a gaming fanatic who is thinking about a career in game creation or software.That interest drew her to a new tech center - outfitted with video and music production equipment, coding...
Big Bats Are Making Noise
Laurel Highlands coach Scott DeBerry thought his team would be pretty good this season, but even he didn't foresee the success coming so quickly, so boldly and in such dominant fashion.The scores rung out loudly: 15-0, 14-0, 15-1, 15-3 and 15-1.Those...
Books Love the Small Indie Stores and Publishers Fill the Niches
Tucked into a small Pennsylvania town, population 4,049, is Hearts and Minds Bookstore. It's a quirky, homey shop, incongruous both in location and inventory. Just down Main Street from the store flutters a large Trump banner, a memo that you are not...
Butler's Beveridge Is Making Run at Gold
Growing up, Noah Beveridge didn't care for riding a bike.When he and his buddies left Northwest Elementary School in Butler each day, his friends would hop on their bikes and ride around the neighborhood. Beveridge joined them, only he ran."I would always...
Camp Lejeune Water Topic of Meetings Green Tree Sessions to Focus on Decades-Long Contamination
Tara Craver's personal fight with the federal government over the water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina that led to her late husband, Karle's, esophageal cancer, ended last year in her favor.After nearly four years of battling over whether...
Cmu to Revoke Honorary Degree Awarded to Cosby Pitt Also among Schools to Do So
Carnegie Mellon University said late Thursday it has decided to revoke an honorary degree awarded in 2007 to entertainer Bill Cosby, confirming its move in a brief statement hours after his conviction outside Philadelphia on sexual assault charges.The...
Deaths for April 27, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESBAUMILLER, Joshua S., PetersBLACK, Sarah E., formerly New KensingtonBRUCE, Deborah Ann Kalanonvicz, Forward, Allegheny CountyBUCHERT, Janet Ruth Lautner, CoraopolisCHOMKO, JohnCLOONAN, Thomas V., RossCONLEY, Thomas L., Sitka, AlaskaCOSGROVE,...
Degregorio New Coach at Cw North Catholic
When Dave DeGregorio resigned as North Allegheny High School's boys basketball coach two years ago, he always thought he would be a head coach again someday. Someday came Thursday.Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic named DeGregorio as its new coach Thursday...
DUI Charges Dropped after Officer Sexted Driver Ohio Township Policeman Is Back on Patrol
An Ohio Township police officer sent sexually explicit pictures to a woman he had charged with driving under the influence, leading to his suspension and the DUI case being withdrawn Thursday by Allegheny County prosecutors.Ohio Township police Officer...
Emma Nedley Penn-Trafford Softball
The past week: Nedley had two hits Sunday as Penn-Trafford defeated Hempfield, 7-3, to break the Spartans' 46-game winning streak. On April 20, Nedley had four hits and a home run in a 13-6 victory against Plum.Check this out: Nedley is a 5-foot-3 senior...
Eqt Keeps Eyes on the Marcellus
EQT Corp. is ending its diversification experiment by selling off its Texas natural gas assets and writing down $2.3 billion on the value of oil and gas positions in the Permian basin and Huron shale.Downtown-based EQT acquired the Permian acreage in...
Ex-Blackhawk Star Doing It All in Minors
With the eyes of the baseball world locked on two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels rookie starting pitcher and designated hitter, Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Brendan McKay sees Ohtani potentially paving a path for him. McKay, who...
Foster Effigy Warehoused as City Seeks Permanent Perch for It
In the end, the contentious old statue at Schenley Plaza didn't put up any fight.Fasteners that once tied the bronze piece to a granite base had rotted long ago. When city workers showed up about dawn Thursday, it took them less than an hour to hoist,...
Going Back to Tpp U.S. Needs a Venue for Influencing Asian Trade
One of Donald Trump's most popular campaign pledges was his promise to rip up the trade deals that put American industry at a disadvantage. In the earliest days of his administration, Mr. Trump started by backing away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
Holmberg Is Making Her Mark in the Heptathlon at Penn State Michigan State Sophomore Is off to a Strong Start in Women's Tennis
J.J. Matijevic is playing minor-league baseball and recently raised his batting average above .300. Matijevic, a graduate of Norwin, is playing for the Quad Cities Bandits, the Houston Astros Class A affiliate in Davenport, Iowa. Matijevic began the...
HOME RUNS [Derived Headline]
HOME RUNS3 - Noah Cyphert, Armstrong; Dawson Porter, Armstrong; Dante DeLillo, Neshannock; Garett Barto, North Hills; Bo Haines, Ringgold; Austin Dambach, Riverside; Caleb Smith, Rochester; Kevin Vaupel, South Park; Kyler Fedko, Vincentian.RBIs20 - Mark...
In Brief: U.S. Steel Earnings Top Estimates; Covestro Sales Rise
U.S. STEEL EARNINGS TOP FIRST-QUARTER ESTIMATESU.S. Steel reported better than expected first-quarter earnings, benefiting from higher steel prices and shipments. The Pittsburgh steel producer posted net income of $18 million, or 10 cents per share,...
Insurers Should Honor Health Plan Contracts
Pennsylvanians are increasingly finding the health care policies they sign up for are falling short. Health plans are changing the cost and availability of care that is marketed and sold during open enrollment - even after consumers are locked into their...
Insurers Should Honor Health Plan Contracts
Pennsylvanians are increasingly finding the health care policies they sign up for are falling short. Health plans are changing the cost and availability of care that is marketed and sold during open enrollment - even after consumers are locked into their...
It's a Call to Arms for Blackhawk
Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia sticks to the same philosophy.You can't defend walks.You can defend ground balls and fly balls, but consistently walking batters doesn't give you a chance."You don't necessarily have to strike them out all the time,...
Judge: Jailing Man for Paying Court Fines Late 'Constitutionally Disastrous'
A state Superior Court panel ruled Thursday that a Cambria County man's constitutional rights were violated when a lower court sentenced him to two weeks of incarceration because he was late making payments to the court.In 2016, Gregory Mauk fell behind...
Jung Ho Kang Returning to U.S. and the Pirates Team Promises Player Resources and Support
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang received a work visa and has returned to the United States, the team announced Thursday, ending more than a year of exile after a drunken-driving conviction in his native South Korea prevented him from obtaining the proper...
Kenmawr Bridge Will Be Replaced Next Year Span Connects Rankin and Swissvale Boroughs
After years of legal wrangling and design, the long-deficient Kenmawr Bridge that connects Rankin and Swissvale is scheduled to be replaced next year.The 108-year-old bridge is a small but key connection linking the Parkway East with the Monongahela...
Mr. Versatility Na's Owens One of Wpial's Top Track Athletes
Not long after her 9-year-old son Ayden started club track, Carmen Owens watched a routine develop.Ayden, sitting with Carmen's brother, Gus Delerme (or "Tio Gussie,") diligently filling out spreadsheets to monitor his improving times.Already playing...
Murray's Saves Pave Way for Comeback
WASHINGTON - Matt Murray was really good for the Penguins Thursday night.Good enough to earn a fist bump from Mario Lemieux in the Penguins' locker room after the game.Good enough to keep the Penguins within striking distance in a close, low-scoring...
Not His First Bromance Emmanuel Macron's Wooing of Trump Is Par for His Political Course
The world seems fascinated by the strikingly warm rapport between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron -one of those relationships that has many reaching for the cliched "bromance" label. Both men like to play up their friendship with long, vigorous handshakes...
On This Day, April 27
1865 The steamer Sultana, carrying freed Union prisoners of war, exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn. The death toll estimates vary from 1,500 to 2,000.1939 Federal court issued an injunction, sought by Pittsburgh Railways Co., to restrain...
Penn State Outing Club to Remain but with Limited Activities
The Penn State Outing Club will continue to exist as a "special interest organization," but one that, at least for the foreseeable future, will not be allowed to take students on hiking, camping or boating trips, according to terms of a club proposal...
Peters Council Oks Master Plan for Rolling Hills Park
Peters council on Monday unanimously approved the master plan for Rolling Hills Park, a $28 million project on the site of the former Rolling Hills Country Club on East McMurray Road.The master plan divides the proposed 90-acre park into three sections:...
Pirates Should Not Embrace Return of Kang
Leave it to the Pirates to spoil a fabulous sports day. Everyone in town was excited about the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins playing the Washington Capitals in the first game of their second-round playoff series and the Steelers making...
Pitcairn Council Member Tapped for Board
The Gateway School Board has appointed a member of the Pitcairn Borough Council to replace a board member who resigned last month after he was accused of making anti-Semitic remarks to a Monroeville rabbi.At a special meeting on April 21, the school...
Pitching, Defense, Homer Fuel Victory against Tigers
Corey Dickerson lingered near the batter's box, unsure. His high fly ball arced toward the Clemente Wall in right field. Victor Reyes drifted back, knowing at some point the 21-foot-high wall would nullify his chances of catching it and he'd have to...
Pittsburghers Are Worried about Tainted Lettuce
At the Bruegger's Bagels counter Thursday, Downtown, lunchtime customers weren't taking any chances in the midst of the recent E. coli outbreak traced to romaine lettuce.One woman asked what type of lettuce came with her turkey and cream cheese sandwich,...
Preserving the Humanity of the Holocaust Pitt Archivist Helps Tell Story of French Jews Sent to Auschwitz
After Nazi Germany conquered France in 1940, it set in motion the bureaucracy of persecution and ultimately state-sponsored murder.Through the collaborationist French government, it required all Jews to report to local authorities for registration. The...
Primed for a Fight as Details of Pittsburgh's Amazon Bid Are Kept from Public View, Protesters Rally to Demand More Information
P4 and HQ2 don't add up to a winning equation.At least that was the message delivered by a group that rallied outside Downtown's David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday to voice concerns about the impact that online retailer Amazon's second headquarters,...
Primed for a Fight as Details of Pittsburgh's Amazon Bid Are Kept from Public View, Protesters Rally to Demand More Information
P4 and HQ2 don't add up to a winning equation.At least that was the message delivered by a group that rallied outside Downtown's David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday to voice concerns about the impact that online retailer Amazon's second headquarters,...
Psu Star Barkley Picked 2nd Overall
Saquon Barkley is going from Happy Valley to the Big Apple, with the New York Giants deciding they'd be the team to take perhaps the best overall player in the 2018 NFL draft rather than the best quarterback available.The Giants made Penn State's star...
Relief Workers Abducted in South Sudan
Ten relief workers traveling in South Sudan have been abducted, the United Nations said Thursday. The kidnapping underscores the risks to humanitarian aid providers in the war-torn African country.A statement from the U.N. said the aid workers, all from...
Sabika to Launch 'Youthful' Jewelry Line
After 17 years as CEO of Sabika, the direct-sales jewelry company headquartered in Robinson, its founder, Karin Mayr, is stepping down from the position to concentrate on other roles within the company. Her daughter Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, Sabika's head...
SOUTH/NORTH [Derived Headline]
SOUTHPOLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN HOMESTEAD SLAYINGA 27-year-old man died after he was gunned down late Wednesday as he walked from his girlfriend's house in Homestead to his mother's home.The man, whose identity has not been released, died of his wounds...
Steelers Trade Wr Bryant for 3rd-Round Pick
The Steelers refused to give in to receiver Martavis Bryant last fall after he demanded a trade. General manager Kevin Colbert continued to say throughout the offseason that he was not seeking a trade for his talented but troubled deep threat.But in...
Steel Tariffs Threaten 100 Local Jobs: Ati
Allegheny Technologies is warning U.S. Commerce Department officials that 100 high-paying local jobs will be eliminated and the viability of a vital Defense Department supplier jeopardized unless the Pittsburgh specialty metals producer gets relief from...
The Long Arm of Justice Reaches Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby was not taken away in handcuffs from the Norristown courthouse Thursday afternoon. Though found guilty on all three counts of having sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004, his bail was not revoked.Until he is...
THURSDAY [Derived Headline]
THURSDAYBASEBALLWPIAL CLASS 6ASection 1Central Catholic 6, Pine-Richland 5North Allegheny 1, Shaler 0 (17)North Allegheny 5, Seneca Valley 2Section 2Penn Hills 8, Connellsville 7Penn-Trafford 10, Hempfield 8Plum 10, Norwin 4Section 3Bethel Park 9, Peters...
THURSDAY [Derived Headline]
THURSDAYBASEBALLWPIAL CLASS 6ASection 1Central Catholic 6, Pine-Richland 5North Allegheny 1, Shaler 0 (17)North Allegheny 5, Seneca Valley 2Section 2Penn Hills 8, Connellsville 7Penn-Trafford 10, Hempfield 8Plum 10, Norwin 4Section 3Bethel Park 9, Peters...
Thwarting Capitals a Playoff Tradition
WASHINGTONYou know what they say when it comes to Penguins-Capitals: The more springs change, the more they stay the same.What went down Thursday night at Capital One Arena was so believable that it was utterly UN-believable.How many new methods of torture...
Trump Acknowledges Cohen Dealt with Porn Star
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Mr. Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair...
Trump Is Set to Visit U.K. in July
President Donald Trump will travel to Britain in July for a working visit, the White House said, making good on an invitation delayed in part by the threat of protests and unrest in London.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced...
Virginia Tech Safety Choice in First Round
The Steelers swapped out Martavis Bryant and drafted safety Terrell Edmunds in the first round in somewhat of a surprising -and moving -turn of events on the first day of the NFL draft.What was moving was watching Ryan Shazier take a long walk to the...
Which TV Shows Are on the Bubble?
Now more than ever, low-rated TV series are getting renewed, but they still can't all be renewed. As a result, dozens of broadcast network shows are on the bubble.Viewers will learn which way network execs go on these bubble shows the week of May 14...
Why an Ar-15
AR-15 assault rifles were responsible for 17 deaths in Parkland and most recently four deaths in Nashville before the shooter was courageously disarmed, preventing greater loss of life. These are only the most recent of many tragedies visited on the...
Woman Charged in Quadruple Stabbing
Pittsburgh police were searching Thursday for a 23-year-old Swissvale woman who was charged Wednesday with stabbing two women and two girls during a March brawl in Pittsburgh's Esplen neighborhood.Taije M. Davis faces four counts of aggravated assault,...
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