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Articles from November 16, 2012

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AEDssavelivesin City
Carol Lewis of Greensburg learned firsthand how important an AED can be."If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't be here today. I know that," Lewis said. "It saved my life."Lewis, who lives in Saybrook Village, is one of at least 10 people in the Greensburg...
Aliquippa Buries Jeannette
Spirited rivals Aliquippa and Jeannette were locked in a scoreless tie after the first quarter Friday night.By halftime at Peters Township High School, the top-ranked Quips had ensured nothing more was left to play for.Dravon Henry rushed for 171 yards,...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Abriola, Margaret, ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeAbriola, Margaret, 99* Penn Hills (F) English, Oakmont Atkins Jr., Alfred, 84* Reserve Township Schellhaas, West View Bair, Irene, 84* Pitcairn Pearce, Pitcairn Barnyk, M. Frances * Turtle Creek Alfieri,...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Bair, Irene, ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeBair, Irene, 84* Pitcairn Pearce, Pitcairn Bramhall, Debra A., 50* Sewickley Gilbert, Boston Novakovich, John, 83* Wall Alfieri, WilmerdingFayette County Name, age Residence Funeral homeGeisler Jr., Lawrence...
A Stationary John Hawkes Is Moving in 'The Sessions'
They could have called it "The 38-Year-Old Virgin."In January, when Ben Lewin's beautiful, funny film about the quadriplegic poet and journalist Mark O'Brien premiered at the Sundance Film Festival - winning two big prizes - it was called "The Surrogate."...
Authorities ID Woman's Skeletal Remains
Nearly 12 years after a woman's skeletal remains were discovered in a Homestead tunnel, and three years after officials buried them in a North Strabane cemetery, authorities used an online DNA database to finally solve the mystery of the unidentified...
Burglar's Sentence: Minimum 50 Years
A Clairton police officer shot and paralyzed during a home invasion said he thinks he'll eventually talk with one of the men involved, who declared himself victimized by a lengthy prison sentence on Thursday."If he sees himself as a victim, he needs...
Camden Lookabaugh Clung to His Mother, Chrissy, and Gripped a ...[Derived Headline]
Camden Lookabaugh clung to his mother, Chrissy, and gripped a plush toy in one hand as they looked out at the crowd of several thousand people gathered in PPG Plaza on Friday to watch the lighting of a 65-foot-tall Christmas tree.Camden's hesitancy melted...
Carnegie Science Center's SpacePlace launches,Carnegie Science Center's SpacePlace Launches
Of all areas of science, perhaps space fascinates people the most, say officials from the Carnegie Science Center, which opened the new permanent SpacePlace exhibit Friday.There's something so intriguing not just about the seemingly limitless sky out...
Center Honors 'The Quiet Heroes of Freedom'
As a teenager growing up in Depression-era Mt. Pleasant Township, Paul Smail was afraid of planes. As far as the Army was concerned, the young 1941 draftee was a perfect candidate a year later to be a crew chief on an Army Air Force troop and cargo plane.Smail's...
Chains Dominate Long-Term Care in Pa
Ownership of long-term care and rehabilitation hospitals in Western Pennsylvania and across the state is dominated by four national for-profit companies, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.The opposite is true...
Characters Shine with a Realistic Look in 'Good People'
REVIEWDo we choose our fate, or does fate choose for us?It's a question that often comes to mind when reconnecting with people from our past: Mr. Most Likely to Succeed is now the assistant manager at a Hardee's, while the class party animal is arguing...
Clairton Wins 59th in a Row
Clairton star Tyler Boyd let some of his teammates have the spotlight for a week.They did not disappoint.Boyd still delivered another terrific performance, but Clairton reminded the rest of Class A that it is not a one-man team. The Bears won their 59th...
Clark Optimistic about Playing vs. Ravens
Fitted with his new, oversized helmet, safety Ryan Clark went through practice without issues Thursday as he tries to return from his second concussion in three weeks.He still must pass additional post-concussion cognitive tests to be cleared to play...
Clark's New Owner Hunts for Tenants
The historic 23-story Clark Building, Downtown, has a new owner and plenty of space to lease.Known by many in Pittsburgh as the center for privately owned jewelry retail, repair and wholesale businesses and exchanges, the building has six floors and...
Clerk of Courts Was Mentor with Generosity, Skill
Gilbert Conley cut short his time in Florida and moved back to Pittsburgh after his retirement community got too young. "He was 90, they were 65 to 70, and he said the whippersnappers were taking over," said his daughter, Jan Conley of Mt. Lebanon. "He's...
Commissioners Nod to Revitalization Program
North Huntingdon commissioners on Thursday declared Norwin Towne Square, the 1950s-era plaza on the west end of the township, blighted and deteriorated.In making that designation, commissioners unanimously approved a tax abatement program, called LERTA,...
Communities Celebrate with Holiday Traditions
While many schools, churches and volunteer fire departments conduct their own holiday programs, some long-standing community events are public favorites. If you're making a list and checking it twice, consider: Adamsburg"You're never too old or too young...
Concussion 'Drama' Baffles Clark
Ryan Clark doesn't understand why people are concerned about him playing Sunday against Baltimore despite sustaining his second concussion in three games less than a week ago. He practiced Thursday and Friday and has cleared all of the necessary post- concussion...
Councilman's Budget Would Scale Down Cuts
A competing budget introduced Thursday by an Allegheny County councilman restores a large portion of the cuts to the Community College of Allegheny County and controller's office made by the county executive.Councilman Bill Robinson, D-Hill District,...
Crosby: Steelers' Clark Taking Chance
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has spent much of his time during the NHL lockout watching NFL games, specifically when the Steelers are playing.He will be watching Sunday night's game against Baltimore with a cautious eye as free safety Ryan Clark has...
Deaths Tied to 5-Hour Energy under Investigation
The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it is investigating 13 reports of deaths and 33 hospitalizations linked to 5-hour Energy, the highly caffeinated shots that are often sold in convenience stores.The news emerges a month since Monster...
DEP Chief Rips Critics of Water Tests, Lawmaker
The chief of the state Department of Environmental Protection fired back at critics of his agency's water testing policy while in Pittsburgh on Thursday, calling it an issue manufactured by personal injury lawyers.DEP Secretary Michael Krancer, who spoke...
DEP Chief Rips Lawmaker, Critics of Water Tests
The chief of the state Department of Environmental Protection fired back at critics of his agency's water testing policy while in Pittsburgh on Thursday, calling it an issue manufactured by personal injury lawyers.DEP Secretary Michael Krancer, who spoke...
Emailed Regrets Ignited a Short Fuse
Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:I hurt my friend of 20-plus years when I backed out of a group vacation at the last minute. I emailed what I thought was a truly apologetic explanation, offering to try to make it up. I should have called,...
Energy Meetings Boost City Businesses
A series of energy-related meetings and conferences held in Pittsburgh in recent years has helped not only hotels and restaurants. Jim Schuster said business at his Crystal River Gems store in Fifth Avenue Place picks up noticeably when groups of engineers...
Expenses Spike in $333M Early Budget
Westmoreland County commissioners announced Thursday they won't raise property taxes but offered few specifics about how they plan to cut a $16.5 million budget deficit projected for 2013.Commissioners detailed a $333.3 million preliminary budget that dramatically...
Experience Could Be Key
From forever finished at the final four to finally in the final.For the fourth consecutive postseason tournament, the Sewickley Academy boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals. For the first time over that span, the Panthers got through to a championship game.After...
Eyeglass Exam Charge Irks Some
Visits to eye doctors gave some seniors a surprise this year: They paid out of pocket for a refraction eye exam.Refraction testing -- a term familiar to people who wear glasses - - involves viewing an eye chart while looking through various lenses to...
Fire Guts Tavern
James Moore calmly watched smoke waft up from the charred remains of his Delmont apartment Friday morning.It took only about an hour for a fast-moving fire to rip through his apartment above Carney's Corner Tavern, destroying the popular bar and restaurant...
GCC Captures Elusive Crown
HERSHEY -- Frannie Crouse and Malea Fabean have combined for 248 goals in their three years at Greensburg Central Catholic, but none were bigger than the ones they netted on Friday evening at Hersheypark Stadium.Crouse and Fabean scored two goals apiece...
Girl's Spirit Lives on through Fundraiser to Benefit Park
Not many 12-year-olds leave behind a signature pose.With her head tilted and arms extended in the air, Holly Alm's favorite stance is immortalized in pictures lining the walls of her parents' Murrysville home."She was quite an entertainer," said Holly's...
GOP Needs Someone Voters Believe In
In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing...
Hempfield Might Cut Deeper to Whittle $2.8 Million Deficit
If Hempfield Area school board decides to close Bovard Elementary School, it would be the first in a series of cost-saving measures officials may be forced to undertake to offset a looming $2.8 million deficit, Superintendent Andy Leopold said. The board...
Holiday Parade to Reroute Traffic
Greensburg police will close some streets and reroute traffic to accommodate the 21st Holiday Parade on Main Street on Saturday.Starting at noon, 110 units will strut, roll or walk through the heart of the city, said Frank Lehman, parade committee chairman.The...
House Leader Appalled by Emails
HARRISBURG -- A House Republican leader on Friday urged the state Attorney General's Office to investigate Rep. Jesse White's emails that appear to pressure Range Resources Inc. into donating campaign money."I'm appalled," said Majority Whip Stan Saylor,...
Insightful Mom Was Valued Hospital Volunteer
Joy Blenko knew how to guide her children without their knowing it, said her son, Andrew.She had always stressed the importance of education, but Mrs. Blenko didn't harshly criticize him when he decided to drop out of college after his freshman year...
Judges Go to Court to Ax Retirement Age
After nearly two decades on the bench, Westmoreland County Juvenile Court Judge John J. Driscoll said he does not want to be forced out of a job simply because he celebrated his 70th birthday in February.On Jan. 1, Driscoll will have to step aside because...
Judges Planto Fight Pa. on Forcedretirement
After nearly two decades on the bench, Westmoreland County Juvenile Court Judge John J. Driscoll said he does not want to be forced out of a job simply because he celebrated his 70th birthday in February.On Jan. 1, Driscoll will have to step aside because...
Knit-Pick on the Animal Look
Will this work in the corporate suite? We suspect we're not about to see legal eagles or other three-piece-suit types bounding down marble hallways wearing an owl-adorned sweater. Or, for that matter, any of the menagerie of farm animals, jungle beasts,...
Lack of Communication Is among Marriage's Troubles
Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2012. There are 45 days left in the year.Highlights in historyIn 1776: British troops captured Fort Washington in New York during the American Revolution.In 1885: Canadian rebel leader Louis...
Lane: Lower Grad Rate Is of Concern
Pittsburgh schools Superintendent Linda Lane on Thursday gave a mixed account of the financially struggling school system, saying a scholarship program helped thousands of students attend post- secondary schools but the graduation rate is down for seniors.Lane's...
Lawrenceville Group Debates Tax
Most Lawrenceville property owners attending a public hearing Thursday back a property tax that would fund improvements to the business district along Butler Street and Penn Avenue. Opponents said the tax would penalize larger property owners and called...
Lawyers Paint Grim Picture for Jury Inelectrocution
An Allegheny County jury was told Thursday that West Penn Power Co. crews were negligent when they installed a 7,200-volt line behind a North Huntingdon family's home, causing the wire to fall and electrocute a 39-year-old woman in 2009.Shanin Specter...
Leaving Their Options Open
The Steelers own one advantage going in their biggest game of the season: The Ravens know who the Steelers' quarterback will be, but they're only guessing about the running back.Then again, the Steelers' three running backs also aren't sure who will...
Leftwich Feeling Right
The total time Ben Roethlisberger will miss with his shoulder and rib injuries has yet to be determined.But if the injury keeps the Steelers veteran quarterback out of action for an extended period, veteran Byron Leftwich is confident he can guide the...
Levine Leads People's Choice Awards Nods. Adam Levine Spans Music ...[Derived Headline]
Levine leads People's Choice Awards nodsAdam Levine spans music and television with his leading six nominations for the People's Choice Awards.The Maroon 5 frontman and star of TV's "The Voice" is up for favorite band, song, album and music video, along...
Lincoln Has His Mark in Western PA
You need not travel far to catch a glimpse of Abraham Lincoln.There are at least 60 streets, boulevards, roads and avenues bearing his name. Children attend Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Bethel Park, Lincoln Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon and Pittsburgh...
'Lincoln' Infused with Fascinating, Brilliant Performances
We have come through a brutal, bruising presidential election season, with wounds aplenty on all sides.Most of us are sick of it all, particularly since the first few days after the election seemed to promise barely a momentary lull in the partisan bickering...
'Lincoln' Shows the Brilliance and the Cost of Making History
REVIEW 'Lincoln'PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language; [partial differential][partial differential][partial differential]1/2 (out of 4)We have come through a brutal, bruising presidential election season,...
'Lincoln' Shows the Brilliance and the Cost of Making History
REVIEW 'Lincoln'PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language; [partial differential][partial differential][partial differential]1/2 (out of 4)We have come through a brutal, bruising presidential election season,...
McCutchen 3rd in NL MVP Voting
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named National League MVP in a landslide Thursday, with the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun coming in second, and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen finishing third.Miguel Cabrera, who became the first...
McCutchen Finishes 3rd in NL MVP Voting
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named National League MVP in a landslide Thursday, with the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun coming in second, and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen finishing third.Miguel Cabrera, who became the first...
McKenzie Powers Wash High into Finals
Washington exorcised one demon from the 2011 season Friday night. Now, the Prexies will try to rid themselves of another at Heinz Field.Shai McKenzie rushed for 293 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 3 Washington to a 26-14 victory over No. 2 South...
Mom Thwarts Man's Scheme to Shoot Filmgoers in Theater
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A Missouri man has been charged after authorities say he admitted to planning to shoot up a "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" movie theater screening this weekend.Blaec Lammers, 20, was charged on Friday morning in the 38th Judicial Circuit...
Moody's, S&P Cited in Corzine Report
WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee released a scathing report on Thursday on the collapse of the MF Global financial firm, pinning most of the blame on the man who was in charge of the firm at the time, former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.The...
Mountain Playhouse to Offer Comedy, Music in '13
Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown will offer four comedies and two musicals for its 74th season. The 2013 season will start with "Pump Boys and Dinettes" (June 18- 30), a country musical that's also scheduled for a Broadway revival this spring.The world...
MOVIETIMES. in the Event of Varying Show Times, Please Refer ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESIn the event of varying show times, please refer to the specific day(s) listed for each film.PITTSBURGHHarris Theater809 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-682-4111Three Rivers Film Festival (NR): Fri.-Sat.: For titles and times, visit www.3rff.com.Manor...
MOVIETIMES. in the Event of Varying Show Times, Please Refer ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESIn the event of varying show times, please refer to the specific day(s) listed for each film.PITTSBURGHHarris Theater809 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-682-4111Three Rivers Film Festival (NR): Fri.-Sat.: For titles and times, visit www.3rff.com.Manor...
NA Downs Seneca Valley
Before North Allegheny quarterback Mack Leftwich could take the first snap of the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal Fright night at North Hills, officials tossed flags and whistled the play dead. Seneca Valley drew a penalty for having 12 men on the field....
Need to Go to Confession? There's an App for That. ...[Derived Headline]
Need to go to confession? There's an app for that.A $1.99 iPhone application created by three entrepreneurs in South Bend, Ind., moves the Catholic rite of baring your soul to a priest in a darkened confessional booth to your cellphone.And that's not...
ODDS. NFL. SUNDAY'S GAMES. Favorite Points (O/U) Underdog. Ravens 3 ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSNFLSUNDAY'S GAMESFavorite Points (O/U) UnderdogRavens 3 (41.0)STEELERSREDSKINS 3.5 (45.0) EaglesPackers 3.5 (51.5) LIONSFALCONS 10 (45.5) CardinalsBucs 1 (48.0) PANTHERSCOWBOYS 8 (43.5) BrownsRAMS 3 (38.5) JetsPATRIOTS 9.5 (53.5) ColtsTEXANS 15 (41.5)...
Off the Fiscal Cliff and into the Abyss
Efforts to avert the fiscal cliff offer great drama, but won't solve Washington's budget woes and could precipitate another recession or worse.The Budget Act of 2011 requires the president and Congress to agree on a nine-year $1.2 trillion deficit reduction...
OHIO. Election Chief Critical of Judge's Demand on ID. COLUMBUS ...[Derived Headline]
OHIOElection chief critical of judge's demand on IDCOLUMBUS -- A federal judge's demand to come up with a new order regarding provisional ballots is even worse than a previous court demand, the election chief has argued in asking an appeals court to reject...
Pair of Car Accidentskill 2 Area Women
Two women were killed in separate automobile accidents within hours of each other Thursday in Salem and Unity townships.The Salem accident occurred about 4:30 p.m., several hundred yards past Gene and Boots Candies at the intersection of Route 22 and...
Panthers' Linemen Progressing
Pitt offensive line coach Jim Hueber doesn't hide from the truth."I don't think anybody who watched us play would think we haven't made progress," he said of his linemen. "Not enough, but we made progress."Two games from the end of what Hueber terms...
Panthers Seeking Another 4-0 Start
So far so good for the Pitt men's basketball team, a normal state of affairs for this time of year. A win Saturday over Oakland at the Petersen Events Center would make it 14 of the past 15 seasons in which the Panthers started 4-0.After that, Pitt takes...
Patientsinfectedin VA Hospital
Four patients at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's University Drive Campus in Oakland this week developed pneumonia caused by Legionnaires' disease, and more might have been exposed to the potentially deadly bacteria, officials said on Friday.The source...
Piranesi Trunk Show. Kathy Kane Collections Store Will Have a ...[Derived Headline]
Piranesi trunk showKathy Kane Collections store will have a Piranesi trunk show featuring diamonds, rubies and emeralds from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Parkview East Room at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown. Details:...
Pitt Linemen Improve despite Lack of Depth
Pitt offensive line coach Jim Hueber doesn't hide from the truth."I don't think anybody who watched us play would think we haven't made progress," he said of his linemen. "Not enough, but we made progress."Two games from the end of what Hueber terms...
Pitt Linemen Progressing
Pitt offensive line coach Jim Hueber doesn't hide from the truth."I don't think anybody who watched us play would think we haven't made progress," he said of his linemen. "Not enough, but we made progress."Two games from the end of what Hueber terms...
Pitt Linemen Progressing,star Struck
Pitt offensive line coach Jim Hueber doesn't hide from the truth."I don't think anybody who watched us play would think we haven't made progress," he said of his linemen. "Not enough, but we made progress."Two games from the end of what Hueber terms...
Pittsburgh Weighs in on Bodybuilding and Its Stars in Documentary
Pittsburgh may be the center of the world when it comes to championship-caliber football, but there's another sport that revolves around Western Pennsylvania -- bodybuilding.That's why the documentary "Generation Iron" was shooting Wednesday in Pittsburgh....
Playing to Strengths
There's probably not a quarterback better equipped to run Todd Haley's "dink-and-dunk" offense than Charlie Batch.So when Ben Roethlisberger went down with a shoulder/rib injury, forcing him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future, including Sunday...
Playing to Their Strengths
There's probably not a quarterback better equipped to run Todd Haley's "dink-and-dunk" offense than Charlie Batch.So when Ben Roethlisberger went down with a shoulder/rib injury, forcing him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future, including Sunday...
Police: Man Set Up Sham Firm
The owner of Carnegie-based Victory Security was accused this week in federal court of bribing a former city employee and setting up a sham company to win more than $327,000 in contracts to install mobile data terminals in Pittsburgh police vehicles.Arthur...
Pops Concert Misses Notes in Beatles Tribute
REVIEWNostalgia can be an emotional blanket, but hearing so many great songs by the Beatles at Thursday night's Pittsburgh Symphony Pops concert aroused many feelings. Some were in the variety of the songs themselves. Others arose from how much distance...
Property Tax Rollback Proposed
Allegheny County officials on Friday proposed rolling back the property tax millage rate by nearly 17 percent to offset an expected rise in property values. The tax rate would drop from 5.69 mills to 4.73 mills. If a homeowner's property value remained...
PSU's Ficken Kicks Early Slump
Short memories are as required of kickers as strong legs and steely nerves.But Sam Ficken had to hang on to a game so nightmarish it may as well have been scripted by Stephen King before he could move past it.That is why the sophomore posted a cover...
Refs Not out to Get Your Team
I'm never more loudly reminded of society's technological advances than when readers reflexively react to a referee or umpire bungling a call.A few days ago in the MetLife Stadium press box, for example, that not-really-a-fumble by Ben Roethlisberger...
Refs out to Get Your Team? How?
I'm never more loudly reminded of society's technological advances than when readers reflexively react to a referee or umpire bungling a call.A few days ago in the MetLife Stadium press box, for example, that not-really-a-fumble by Ben Roethlisberger...
Religion Moves into the High-Tech World
Need to go to confession? There's an app for that.A $1.99 iPhone application created by three entrepreneurs in South Bend, Ind., moves the Catholic rite of baring your soul to a priest in a darkened confessional booth to your cellphone.And that's not...
Residents Oppose Parkway Restrictions
Residents in some neighborhoods off the Parkway East want PennDOT to put the brakes on a proposal to place traffic signals on several on-ramps and close others during rush hours to reduce congestion."It would restrict us from getting to the parkway,...
Roundup: States Give More Time; Bayer Outbid for Vitamin Maker; Mortgage Rates Hit New Record, More
States get more time on health exchangesStates were given a one-month delay on Thursday to decide whether they will build new marketplaces to sell people health insurance under President Obama's overhaul legislation. Rather than require states to submit...
Roundup: States Give More Time; Bayer Outbid for Vitamin Maker; Mortgage Rates Hit New Record, More
States get more time on health exchangesStates were given a one-month delay on Thursday to decide whether they will build new marketplaces to sell people health insurance under President Obama's overhaul legislation. Rather than require states to submit...
Roundup: States Given More Time; Bayer Outbid for Vitamin Maker; Mortgage Rates Hit New Record, More
States get more time on health exchangesStates were given a one-month delay on Thursday to decide whether they will build new marketplaces to sell people health insurance under President Obama's overhaul legislation. Rather than require states to submit...
Safety, Fun a Priority
Light Up Night presents a great opportunity to attract customers for new restaurants such as Sal's City Deli. "It's the busiest night of the year. We are new and are struggling to let people know we are here," said Kathi Steve, manager of the restaurant,...
Security Aid Denied, Says Panel's Head
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration failed to adequately protect the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, before a Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the head of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs...
Security'sprice
In the interest of national security, and the preservation of the world order the United States has upheld and benefited from since World War II, Republicans and Democrats must make the necessary compromises and agree on a deal to address the nation's...
Sewickley Academy Falls in Class A Final on Late Goal
HERSHEY -- Sewickley Academy didn't get many clean shots against Mountain View in the PIAA Class A championship game, but trailing by a goal with just more than 11 minutes remaining in regulation, Panthers forward Jake Mulholland cranked one up from...
Shale Gas Boom Fuels Rail Revival
At Allegheny Valley Railroad's Glenwood Yard in Hazelwood, train tracks laid in the heyday of steel and steam trains are being straightened, strengthened and spaced out for the age of Marcellus shale."Our business has grown approximately 35 percent in...
Shell Hearing Sounds of His Broken Records
The holy grail of high school football, a record that has endured for five decades, is about to be broken.This isn't about Clairton chasing Central Bucks West's winning streak or University Prep's Akil Young setting a Western Pennsylvania single-game...
Shell Hearing Sounds of His Broken records,Playing to Their Strength
The holy grail of high school football, a record that has endured for five decades, is about to be broken.This isn't about Clairton chasing Central Bucks West's winning streak or University Prep's Akil Young setting a Western Pennsylvania single-game...
Signs Still Inspire Residents, Group
Yard signs featuring the Ten Commandments are popping up throughout the Connellsville area and members of the Thou Shall Not Move organization said Thursday they couldn't be more pleased.The group is receiving partial proceeds from the sale of the signs...
Slot Players Push the Buttons Looking for the Lucky Spin
Without question, slot machines are the most popular form of casino gambling.They occupy about 70 percent of the floor in most casinos; they provide about 80 percent of a casino's net gambling revenue in Pennsylvania, even more in other states; and manufacturers continually...
Soccer Teams Take Aim at Titles
It's the WPIAL's drive for five.The PIAA boys and girls soccer championships are Friday and Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium, and the WPIAL is represented in five of the six games.It's only the fourth time the WPIAL has had five PIAA soccer finalists....
Sophomore Sensation
North Catholic sophomore P.J. Fulmore, a 5-foot-6, 170-pounder, has rushed for 1,616 yards and 19 touchdowns on 258 carries this season. A high-honors student with a 4.3 GPA, Fulmore ran for 100 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 22-15 quarterfinal...
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SOUTH AFRICAWorkers return to platinum mine JOHANNESBURG -- Miners at Anglo American Platinum Ltd. operations returned to work on Thursday, ending a more than eight-week strike that crippled the world's largest platinum producer.The arrival of workers...
Star Struck
College football fans already know him by his "Johnny Football" nickname.With 33 touchdowns in his first 10 games, Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel -- whose coach still doesn't permit him to speak with the media -- has become one...
Steelers Leaving Their Options Open at Running Back
The Steelers own one advantage going in their biggest game of the season: The Ravens know who the Steelers' quarterback will be, but they're only guessing about the running back.Then again, the Steelers' three running backs also aren't sure who will...