Week in Pictures
Images from across the region by Tribune-Review photographers.
Steeler Nation, wildlife and high school hoops (Jan. 9 - Jan. 16)
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Chris Johnson, a Penn State University junior who is home on break from Latrobe, plays hockey on a pond near St. Vincent College in Unity Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Mason Bertino and other second graders focus on their classwork at David Leech Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The Leechburg School District elementary school was named as a Title I Distinguished School by the state this year.
Barry Reeger | For The Tribune-Review
The Latrobe student section tries to distract Fox Chapel's Mike Snowball as he shoots a foul shot during their WPIAL Boy's Basketball contest at Latrobe High School on Friday Jan, 13, 2017 in Latrobe. Fox Chapel defeated Latrobe 84-82 in overtime.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Newborns at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC are shown with Terrible Towels after being 'Inducted into Steeler Nation' by Magee Staff, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017,
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Alex Smith's pass to Jeremy Maclin is broken up by Sean Davis in the fourth quarter during the AFC Divisional game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Artist Felicia Thomas, 23 of Tarentum, puts the finishing touches on the opaque art work of Koskey's Korner Ice Cream store along East 7th Avenue in Tarentum.The new business opened November 7th and serves a verity of coffee, ice cream and pastries.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
A doe dines from residents backyard bird feed along Summit Street in West Leechburg. Wednesday Jan 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Latrobe's striped warm up pants are reflected into the hardwood as they prepare to play Plum on Jan. 10, 2017 at Greater Latrobe High School. Latrobe won 76-65.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethlehem Center head coach Barry Niemiec reacts to a call during a game against Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Greensburg Central Catholic.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
A female mallard duck waddles cautiously on a melting sheet of ice in Penn Township on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.
A jogger runs around the Highland Park reservoir on Jan. 12, 2017.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
The Hempfield Spartans raise their hands during a free throw attempt against the Penn-Trafford Warriors in the fourth quarter at Hempfield Area Senior High School in Hempfield, Pa. on Friday Jan. 13, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Marlene Campen, 67, of Plum participated at a rally for the Steelers upcoming playoff game against Kansas City, at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sewickley Academy third-grader Chase D'Antonio reads a book about Martin Luther King Jr. in an oversized chair inside the lower school library Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
Wildcard Win and Orthodox Christmas (Jan. 2 - Jan. 8)
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is announced during the AFC wild card game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Heinz Field.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
The Rev. Nicholas Ferencz delivers his sermon to St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Rankin to celebrate Orthodox Christmas Mass, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Forbes Road Fire Department Station 90 Firefighter Brian Walters exhales in the cold weather while fighting a basement fire at 911 Country Club Drive in Hempfield on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Southmoreland's Brandon Stone stretches before playing Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Southmoreland High School. Washington won 82-63.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Fourth grader Tatyana Wilson works through a mission on a control panel in the Imaginarium flight simulator at Penn Hills Elementary School in Penn Hills, Pa. on Thursday Jan. 05, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Zack Brickner of Carlisle places beads around his neck after painting his body while tailgating before the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins AFC wild card game on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Heinz Field.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Anna Baird, 44, of Squirrel Hill (left) talks with Hillman Cancer Center's Professional Staff Nurse Mollie Calli, 29, of Kiski before Baird received her chemotherapy in the treatment of her breast cancer at Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside, Friday, Jan. 6, 2016. After Baird's father-in-law, Mike Baird shaved his head in support of Anna, he discovered a large melanoma that would have gone undiscovered if he hadn't shaved his head.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Rachael Parzinski of Belle Vernon has her hair blown out by Julie Lupyan of Latrobe at Platinum Salon and Spa on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt's Michael Young and Ryan Luther defend on Virginia's London Perrantes in the second half Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2016 Petersen Events Center.
Erica Dietz | for the Tribune Review
Burrell High School hockey team gets amped up before their game against Carrick at Pittsburgh Ice Arena on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
A braided pony tail rests among a collection of earned badges by a Girl Scout during planning for upcoming cookie sales at First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, Pa. on Tuesday Jan. 03, 2017.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Steelers fan Don Galla of Haegerstown , MD, exhales in the cold air before the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Dolphins Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Rich Borland 72, of Lower Burrell examines a Roman republic 'Head of Roma' coin from 128 B.C. at his shop in Lower Burrell, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Borland took over the shop from a friend in January of 1998 but has been collecting coins since he was 12.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Icicles dangle from mannequin feet protruding from the hood of a GMC truck parked outside the Jeannette Public Library along Sixth Street on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine student Shelby Curren of Atlanta, Ga., bounces a ball toward her dog Juniper while playing fetch with other LECOM friends and her fiancé Jordan Stasinowsky of Sacremento, Calif. (not pictured) on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 on Seton Hill University.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Ziynne Ward, self-proclaimed 'Kid of Pop,' waits backstage before a performance at Paynter Elementary on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The 9-year-old entertainer, who attended Paynter Elementary in kindergarten and first grade, has been seen on 'America's Got Talent' and dances to the music of Michael Jackson in various venues around the country.
Ringing in the New Year! (Dec. 26 - Jan. 1)
Davi Dellafiamma of Baltimore, Md. and performer with Steel Town Fire blows a plume of flame during the Fire and Ice show as part of Pittsburgh's First Night Celebration, downtown, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Dick Byers of Stahlstown uses his binoculars to observe birds with the Bushy Run bird count circle on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 along the Beaver Run Reservoir.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Kerry Wade of Clarksville, known as 'Speedo Santa' stays warm by a fire, before the start of the annual Connellsville Polar Bear Plunge at Yough River Park, in Connellsville, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Rene Wilson, sister to Nadine 'DeDe' Wilson, takes the stairs to the second floor in search of salvageable belongings after a after a fire destroyed nearly all of her sisters belongings.The Allegheny Fire Marshall deemed the home a total loss and request a dcemalishion after thursday night blaze.Friday Dec 30, 2016.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers receiver Cobi Hamilton pulls in the game winning touchdown to beat the Browns in overtime Sunday, Jan. 1, 2016 at Heinz Field.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
A dance couple is reflected in the image of print on the wall during a group dance lesson at TDI Gresko Ballroom Dance in Greensburg, Pa. on Wednesday Dec. 28, 2016.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Canadiens' Nathan Beaulieu checks the Penguins Patric Hornqvist in the second period Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Staff Sgt. Michael Bigi shares a moment with his son Antonino, 6, following his Mites hockey game at Center Ice Arena in Delmont on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Michael, who recently returned from army assignment, had never seen his son play hoceky until this game.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt's Rachid Ibrahim takes out Northwestern's Flynn Nagel in the second quarter during the Pinstripe Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in NYC.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Carrboro's Quincy Monday wrestles North Allegheny's Luke Landefeld during the 132-pound consolation final of the 2016 Powerade Wrestling Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Participants in the Polar Bear Jump leap in and climb out of the waters of the Monongahela River on January 1, 2017.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Jayveare Harrison 6, and his brother Zyare, 10, enjoy the warm weather while riding there new bicycle along Lowell Street in Vanderfift. The bikes were the boys Christmas gifts. Tuesday Dec 27, 2016.
Erica Dietz | for the Tribune Review
Ramsey, the Eureka Fire-Rescue Station dalmation, patiently sits for a carrot stick treat from her owner Shannon McKruit on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. The fire station recently suffered the loss of their first dog, Ember.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Sunlight shimmers around a swan as it flaps its wings at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant township on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, 64, of Squirrel Hill lights the Menorah under the The Homestead Grays Bridge at the Waterfront to kick off the Pittsburgh Chanukah Festival and Menorah Parade on the fifth night of Chanukah, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
Holidays and sports (Dec. 19 - 25)
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
The Penn-Trafford student section attempts to distract Norwin's Remington Lojas as he shoots a foul shot during a game on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Penn-Trafford.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Phil Kessel's shot trickles over the goal line as the Rangers' Nick Holden is to late in the second period Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Dave Lettrich, 46, comforts a friend during a vigil commemorating the homeless men and women that have died in the Pittsburgh area last year on Dec. 21, 2016.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Haley Hoffman, 2, cries on Santa's lap as her sister Aubrey, 3, watches at a Magic of the Holidays event at McKee Elementary School in Jeannette on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Newlonsburg Elementary student Charleigh Luffey, during the 2016 Winter Celebration of Music, at the Franklin Regional Middle School 'Little Theatre' on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Norwin's Remington Lojas falls over Penn-Trafford's Cam Suman during a game on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
A set of summer tires are removed from a van to be replaced with a set of winter tires at Moore Tire Services Inc. in Greensburg, Pa. on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Penn Hills fan Donjae Johnson, 9, stands for the national anthem in her pajamas before the game against Norwin on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Norwin High School. Penn Hills won 53-49.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Midge Patrick, of Harrison reacts as she recognizes Santa, as a Allegheny Valley YMCA member during the annual Senior Christmas Party.Tuesday Dec 20, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
The setting sun is reflected back in the storefront of a business along Main Street in downtown Greensburg, Pa. on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Ligonier Valley quarterback Collin Smith, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
George Herdengrover, a visitor to the area, prays over his meal at the Abundant Joy Fellowship Church in Tarentum on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. The church is having its annual free open Christmas dinner.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Brayon Crawford, 11, drives toward the hoop as Marc McManus (center), 16, and Ryan Kellem, 16 watch in the background while playing pickup basketball at a court along Mapleton Avenue in Jeannette on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.
Resident monks Bhante Pemaratana, and Bhante Somaratana say prayer for a Christmas celebration in the Buhddist Center in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown to beat the Ravens on a late fourth quarter come back Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at Heinz Field.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Brian Lucas, owner of Clawson Funeral Home in Leechburg, places wreaths on veterans' graves in Greenwood Cemetery, Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016. 32 wreaths were placed as part of Wreaths across America, where funeral directors and others donated wreaths.
Temperatures plunge, local sports and the Battle of the Bulge
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Steelers cornerback William Gay prays in the tunnel before taking the field to play the Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Nicole Kraus, 22, of Cranberry and LaRoche Nursing student rocks three-week old, Hunter, just before Hunter's mother, Amber Jamison checked Hunter out of The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center where he was being treated for opioid addiction, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Jamison is prescribed Methadone for addiction treatment which was passed onto Hunter.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Charles Stewart, 24, of New Orleans and deckhand with the Marathon Petroleum Towboat Caton disembarks after the Army Corps of Engineers Repair Fleet halted traffic at the New Cumberland Lock and Dam in Stratton, OH, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Play it Forward Pittsburgh volunteer, Rahnijah Still, 6, of Sheridan arranges dolls on display during the Play it Forward Pittsburgh toy drive at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. The used toy drive collects tens of thousands of toys from hundreds of local Pittsburghers and then gives them away to families in need. This year's event provided toys to over 3,000 kids.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Workers from Kentucky-based Installation Source Inc. place armrests for seats inside The Tull Family Theater in Sewickley on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The theater is scheduled to open in late January.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Frances Kelly, 68, and Danyelle Cheatham, 26, the mother and sister of Pittsburgh Police Officer Eric Kelly who was slain in the 2009 shooting at Stanton Heights, holds hands in their Fairywood home near a portrait of Eric Kelly, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
A robin perches on a branch and takes a break from picking branches clean of their last remaining berries from a tree at the intersection of Cabin Hill Drive and North Main Street in Greensburg, Pa. on Thursday Dec. 15, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Addison Readel, 8, left, and Mia Gigliltti, 8, right, examine and count up how many marshmallows Readel's brother Quinn Readel, 4, center has in his cup of hot chocolate during a snack break during a packing event of donated goods collected by Addison Readel at their home in Norwin, Pa. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Sidney Crosby fights for the puck with the Bruins' Riley Nash in the second period Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Quaker Valley's Bradley Fadeley takes a moment to himself after losing his wrestling match to Keystone Oaks' Nicholas Wachter at Quaker Valley Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The event marked the first home wrestling match in Quaker Valley history.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Hempfield Park in Hempfield, Pa. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Norwin’s Chris Zona is brought to the mat by Franklin Regional’s Nate Smith during a match at Norwin High School in Norwin, Pa. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Dana Sabatos )left), of Allison Park, presents her uncle Joseph Folino with a hand made quilt from the Quilt of Valor Foundation, for his service in WWII, during a ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, at the National Guard Armory in Hempfield, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional's Aidan Sadoski is fouled by Jeannette's Seth Howard during their game Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016, at Franklin Regional High School.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Light falls on a woman as she covers her mouth from the cold along Pennsylvania Avenue in Greensburg on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
A snow groomer works on the slopes at Hidden Valley Resort in Hidden Valley on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Snowmaking efforts are expected to resume Wednesday when temperatures drop, according to communications manager Katie Buchan.
Christmas is coming ... Basketball is here! (Dec. 5 - 11, 2016)
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Zora Washington, 9, of Sewickley (left) reacts after finding the perfect piece for her wreath as she works alongside friend Mary Bartels, 9, of Sewickley during a holiday wreath-making session at Sewickley Public Library on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Members of various area garden clubs were onhand to help the children create their wreaths out of grapevine frames and evergreens.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Tim Grunklee, 22 Joe Leonello, 19 and Steven Pedersen 20, (l-r) all members of Phi Sigma Kappa at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, climb out of the Ohio River after participating in the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The proceeds from the event went to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania.
Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
The Penguins' Bryan Rust celebrates with Matt Cullen after Cullen's short-handed goal against the Senators in the second period Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Amy Braden of Greensburg steps over poinsettias while gathering church orders at Laurel Nursery Garden Center in Unity on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Robert Morris' Aaron Tate (right) celebrates with Clive Allen next to Duquesne's Emile Blackman after Allen was fouled with 7 seconds in the game Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016, at PPG Paints Arena.
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
Melanie Shindledecker hugs her daughter Madison, 5, during an adoption ceremony at the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Dec. 6, 2016.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Robby Patrick stands for a portrait in the wrestling room at Ligonier Valley High School in Ligonier, Pa. on Thursday Dec. 08, 2016.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen takes a ball from Mason Sieg, 4, of Gibsonia during an autograph session at PirateFest Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, at the David L. Lawrence convention center downtown.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Jean Rowe, 89, reflects on her 34 years as 'Mrs. Claus' in the Greensburg Holiday Parade in her Greensburg home on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Rowe has been collecting Christmas collectibles since 1952 and owns over 160 nutcrackers.
Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin urges on his team against the Bills in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at New Era Field.
Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
Steelers Le'Veon Bell dives for extra yardage with the Bills' Ronald Darby in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at New Era Field.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Joyce Bell sings carols during the Southwest Greensburg Civic Society's annual caroling and luminary night in Southwest Greensburg Borough on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Wind blows through the hair of Franklin Regional student Brooke Aston, 17, as she sits in a LifeFlight helicopter on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 during Forbes Hospital’s “Exploring” program, which introduces interested students to healthcare careers.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Highlands WPIAL and PIAA champion senior swimmer Bailey Bonnett holds a fistful full of gold medals on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 and eyes more this season. Bonnett qualified for this past summer's Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Store owner Kevin Miscik kisses the cheek of Donna Guarlotti after she picked up her husband's order on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Lapels A Fine Mens Clothier in Greensburg.
Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
Pitt's Ryan Luther and Buffalo's Blake Hamilton fight for a lose ball in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Heinz Field.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Firefighters from Buffalo Township and surrounding communities battled a two-alarm fire at a house along Bear Creek Road.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Paul 'Max' Sciullo and Sue Sciullo, mother and father of slain Pittsburgh police Officer Paul J. Sciullo II, stand at the window of their Bloomfield home, where they have three blue candles in their window memorializing Officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and their son, Paul, Thursday, December 1, 2016.