Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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The latest owner of mills formerly operated by Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel filed for bankruptcy protection today, citing weak steel industry conditions and the lack of a meaningful economic recovery.

RG Steel of Baltimore purchased the former Wheeling-Pitt plants, as well as a mill formerly operated by defunct Bethlehem Steel and a third mill in Warren, Ohio, in March 2011 for $1.2 billion from Russian steel producer OAO Severstal.

Analysts and industry observers had anticipated the filing for weeks.


A school bus carrying one student collided with a truck taround 7:30 a.m. today on Route 18 in North Beaver, Lawrence County.

The two drivers were flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Austintown, Ohio. The student, a seventh grader in the Mohawk Area School District, was driven to Jameson Hospital in New Castle to be checked for minor injuries. The school bus driver has more severe injuries, according to Kathleen Kwolek, the district's superintendent.

The truck was carrying the chemical ammonium nitrate, used in fertilizer, which leaked onto the road. A hazmat team neutralized the spill.


So many baseball fans expressed interest for the pages of postage stamps honoring baseball Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Ted Williams and the Pirates' Willie Stargell, that the Postal Service today announced that customers will be able to order entire sheets with their favorite player.

Beginning July 21, select post offices in Boston, Cleveland, Cooperstown, N.Y. and Pittsburgh will be selling sheets of 20 stamps bearing the individual likenesses. The regular sheets feature all four.

"We've heard from Indians, Pirates, Red Sox and Yankees fans and we're stepping up to the plate to immortalize their revered players individually," U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Manager Stephen Kearney said in a press release. "We have a limited quantity of individual player stamp sheets ready to fill all preorders now for shipment on July 21 -- with these orders getting top priority. …

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