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Articles from July 4, 2018

Angels Activate Ohtani from 10-Day Disabled List
The Los Angeles Angels activated right-handed pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (right elbow) from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.He was penciled into the Angels starting lineup Tuesday night against the Mariners in Seattle as the designated...
Barletta Attacks Casey's View of Supreme Court Candidate
A decade-old news release from Bob Casey's Senate office has prompted his midterm election challenger to label the senator a flip-flopper over his past support of a conservative Pennsylvania judge now in contention for a vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat.The...
Black Box Files Warning It Could Face Bankruptcy by Year's End
Black Box Corp. may not generate enough cash this year to keep the lights on - and bankruptcy could loom on the horizon, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The troubled communications and information technology equipment...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
AINSWORTH PET NUTRITION CLOSING SEWICKLEY OFFICES; 54 JOBS CUTThe J.M. Smucker Co. is closing its Ainsworth Pet Nutrition offices in Sewickley, resulting in the furlough of 54 employees, the Orrville, Ohio-based company said. The layoffs will start Aug....
Competitive Eating: One Man's Journey to Make It Appetizing
Brad Sciullo wants you to know how he got his nickname.A competitive eater, the Uniontown native frequented Dimarco's Bistro and Cantina for a 40- to 50-ounce T-bone. One time, gnawing at the bone, it slipped from his hands, dropped on his plate and...
Deaths for Wednesday, July 4, 2018
LATEST DEATHSThe Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by...
Dodgers Rough Up Nova Starter Gives Up Home Run on First Pitch, Then Four Others as Pirates Fall, 8-3
LOS ANGELES - This was the sort of record that Ivan Nova and the Pirates would have preferred not to set.Entering the Pirates' 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, Ivan Nova had given up 1.24 home runs per nine innings pitched.After five...
Economic Position Is a Measure of 'Eliteness'
In last Wednesday's PG, Ruth Ann Dailey expressed concern over the the indiscriminate usage of the buzzword "elites" (June 27, "At the Red Hen, Tribalism Turns Into Arrested Development?"). To be sure, it is a slippery term, a kind of verbal Swiss army...
Economic Position Is a Measure of 'Eliteness'
In last Wednesday's PG, Ruth Ann Dailey expressed concern over the the indiscriminate usage of the buzzword "elites" (June 27, "At the Red Hen, Tribalism Turns Into Arrested Development?"). To be sure, it is a slippery term, a kind of verbal Swiss army...
Ex-Malaysia Premier Faces Charges
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at a Kuala Lumpur courthouse to face charges stemming from a corruption probe, two months after his election defeat.Mr. Najib was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft officials over...
Felon Pleads Guilty to Additional Crimes
A Turtle Creek woman with a history of fraud admitted to some new crimes on Monday.Quinyahta Rochelle, 32, pleaded guilty to charges related to identity theft, using fake driver's licenses and credit cards, accessing computers without permission and...
First Blues and Heritage Fest to Debut Downtown
Good news, Pittsburgh: You have the blues.The African American Cultural Center has announced the inaugural Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival for the weekend of Sept. 28-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.The lineup...
First New Westinghouse Reactor Goes Online, Others Inch Forward
It has been a long time coming, but electrons produced by the world's first Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant are finally making their way to customers in China.The now-operational nuclear reactor is one of four being constructed in China, over...
How to Fix Our Immigration System First, Be Let's Be Honest about Its Problems. Second, Follow These 20 Suggestions to Fix It
No matter which political party they hail from, immigration "solutions" usually come in three varieties: half-baked, hateful and hideous.You'll find all of the above as Americans from across the fruited plain refuse to let their ignorance about the issue...
Incumbent Lawmaker's Departure from Race a Surprise to All
State Rep. Hal English, R-Hampton, surprised Republicans and Democrats with the announcement Tuesday that he is dropping out of the November election.Mr. English said in a news release that he is withdrawing to focus on his family and his Hampton law...
Neverauskas Back Up Again
LOS ANGELES - The Pirates called up right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas Tuesday from Class AAA Indianapolis. As a corresponding move, they optioned right-hander Tanner Anderson to Indianapolis.Neverauskas, who was with the Pirates on opening day, has been...
New Principal Hired for Woodland Hills High
A new principal has been hired for Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.Phillip K. Woods, who previously was principal of West Mifflin High School, was hired Monday by the Woodland Hills school board.His salary will be $122,500.Mr. Woods replaces...
No Fast-Forwarding Renovations to Denis Theatre
The renovation of Mt. Lebanon's Denis Theatre is indeed a coming attraction, but the process is taking its own sweet time."I think everyone would agree we'd love to have the Denis open right now, being a major contributor to the arts community in the...
On This Day, July 4
1776: The Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.1826: Composer Stephen Collins Foster was born at 3600 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville.1899: The first automobile races were held in Schenley Park.1939...
Pa. Native Fleming to Deliver on 'Fourth'
Renee Fleming will provide some fireworks of her own on July 4, singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during "A Capitol Fourth," the annual Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C. The Rodgers and Hammerstein anthem is from her Tony-nominated performance...
Penguins Offseason Same Job, New Title as a Longtime Player for Wilkes-Barre/scranton, Ex-Penguin Tom Kostopoulous Taught Many Young Teammates the Tricks of the Trade. Now, He's at It Again as a Player Development Coach for the Franchise
Tom Kostopoulos was one of the first pro linemates Jake Guentzel had when Guentzel arrived in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the end of the 2015-16 season. Guentzel, like many of his former American Hockey League teammates, often credits Kostopoulos as a major...
REGION/SOUTH/EAST/CITY [Derived Headline]
REGIONWHAT WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULYAll federal, state, Allegheny County and city of Pittsburgh offices and courts are closed Wednesday for the Independence Day holiday. Post offices are closed, with no regular pickup or delivery. Banks are...
Residents of O'hara Seem Open to Peoples Gas Water Plant
Peoples Natural Gas on Tuesday publicly introduced its plan for a $350 million water treatment facility along the Allegheny River in O'Hara.Speaking briefly after a presentation and question-and-answer session with O'Hara council members and residents,...
Safety First on 4th Paramedics, Police Prepare for Busy, Hot Holiday
Paramedics and police in and around Pittsburgh are bracing for a busy Fourth of July and warning the public to be wary of high temperatures during the festivities."There's grilling, campfires, fireworks, alcoholic beverages being served - everyone wants...
Senate Group: Russia Sought Trump Win
WASHINGTON - The Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday backed up U.S. intelligence agencies, agreeing that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, noting a "clear preference" for the current president.The...
State-Owned Universities Face Decisions If Tuition Plan Flies
In a decision that drew scant attention last fall, each of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities gained authority to increase dramatically the tuition and fee revenue they can plow back into scholarships, up to $50 million more collectively each...
Teacher, Storyteller, Civil Rights Activist March 25, 1925 - June 30, 2018
Although Gloria Checkley wore many hats - civil rights pioneer, storyteller, a devoted teacher and librarian, a champion of voter rights - she somehow managed never to be overshadowed by any of them.The beloved mother and grandmother died Saturday at...
The Declaration
The following text is an excerpt from the transcription of the Declaration of Independence. The spelling and punctuation reflect the original.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America:When in the Course of human events, it becomes...
The Pursuit of Happiness the Founders' Intent: Virtue and Distinction
Independence Day could have been two days ago. But we celebrate it today.John Adams thought July 2 should be celebrated. It was on July 2 that the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution on independence.If all we were celebrating were independence...
Turnpike to Raise Tolls 6 Percent for All Users in January
To Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, the state Turnpike Commission's decision Tuesday to raise tolls for the 11th year in a row highlights a fundamental mistake the state made more than 10 years ago.When the federal government turned down...
Water Hazard Flooding from Storm Muddies Fox Chapel, O'hara, Sharpsburg
Residents, business owners and even a golf course manager spent Tuesday assessing the damage done by heavy rains Monday night in O'Hara, Fox Chapel and Sharpsburg-and wondering how long it will take to recover.While much of the Pittsburgh region was...
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