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Friday - May 1, 2015

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Vered Cohen holds her two-day-old daughter, Elia, in one of the new rooms of the 33-Bed Postpartum Unit of West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield on Friday, May 1, 2015. The unit is part of Allegheny Health Network's major expansion and enhancement to West Penn Hospital Obstetrics Facilities. Births at West Penn Hospital increased 15 percent from 2013 to 2014 and numbers have continued to grow every month in 2015.  This year, an estimated 6,000 babies will be born at Allegheny Health Network hospitals, nearly 4,000 of them at West Penn.
Sidney Davis | Trib Total Media
Vered Cohen holds her two-day-old daughter, Elia, in one of the new rooms of the 33-Bed Postpartum Unit of West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield on Friday, May 1, 2015. The unit is part of Allegheny Health Network's major expansion and enhancement to West Penn Hospital Obstetrics Facilities. Births at West Penn Hospital increased 15 percent from 2013 to 2014 and numbers have continued to grow every month in 2015. This year, an estimated 6,000 babies will be born at Allegheny Health Network hospitals, nearly 4,000 of them at West Penn.
Adia Frye (left), 14, of Monroeville and Tegan Payne, 15, of Monongahela, both students at Commonwealth Connections Academy cyber charter school, work with instructor Sam Foreman, 27, to make a glass bulb at the Pittsburgh Glass Center on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Andrew Russell | Trib Total Media
Adia Frye (left), 14, of Monroeville and Tegan Payne, 15, of Monongahela, both students at Commonwealth Connections Academy cyber charter school, work with instructor Sam Foreman, 27, to make a glass bulb at the Pittsburgh Glass Center on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Bridget Joyce (from left), 10, of Lincoln-Place, Ben Fedorski, 12, of Hickory and Kaelee Koffler, 12, of Jeannette react to dissecting a cows eyeball as part of a program for the Commonwealth Connections Academy cyber charter school on Friday, May 1, 2015. The program, an exercise in teaching how the eye works,  was held in the CCA's Mobile Classroom at the Pittsburgh Glass Center's parking lot in Garfield.
Andrew Russell | Trib Total Media
Bridget Joyce (from left), 10, of Lincoln-Place, Ben Fedorski, 12, of Hickory and Kaelee Koffler, 12, of Jeannette react to dissecting a cows eyeball as part of a program for the Commonwealth Connections Academy cyber charter school on Friday, May 1, 2015. The program, an exercise in teaching how the eye works, was held in the CCA's Mobile Classroom at the Pittsburgh Glass Center's parking lot in Garfield.
Oakmont Country Club member Bob Wagner (left), takes a cell phone photo of fellow member Charles Hofmann with the U.S. Open trophy on the ninth green on Friday, May 1, 2015. They two are the U.S. Open co-chairmen of the 2016 event being held at the Oakmont Country Club in Plum.
Eric Felack | Trib Total Media
Oakmont Country Club member Bob Wagner (left), takes a cell phone photo of fellow member Charles Hofmann with the U.S. Open trophy on the ninth green on Friday, May 1, 2015. They two are the U.S. Open co-chairmen of the 2016 event being held at the Oakmont Country Club in Plum.
Marcelle McMillen of Ford City looks at a 1948 Ford Roadster at the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau's open house to celebrate National Tourism Week in Kittanning, Friday May 1, 2015.
Louis B. Ruediger | Trib Total Media
Marcelle McMillen of Ford City looks at a 1948 Ford Roadster at the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau's open house to celebrate National Tourism Week in Kittanning, Friday May 1, 2015.
Donna Stasko of Murrysville has an armful of plants that she purchased at the On the Lawn - Gardener's Fare held at the Greensburg Garden Center in Greensburg on May 01, 2015. The annual May Mart event featured demonstrations of bow-making, creating fairy gardens, children’s pot painting and planting.
Barry Reeger | Trib Total Media
Donna Stasko of Murrysville has an armful of plants that she purchased at the On the Lawn - Gardener's Fare held at the Greensburg Garden Center in Greensburg on May 01, 2015. The annual May Mart event featured demonstrations of bow-making, creating fairy gardens, children’s pot painting and planting.
Vandergrift Fire Department No. 1 Assistant Chief Mark Fairman walks through the remains of the second floor of an apartment in the 100 block of Washington Avenue in Vandergrift on Friday, May 1, 2015. The building was destroyed by fire Thursday.
Jason Bridge | Trib Total Media
Vandergrift Fire Department No. 1 Assistant Chief Mark Fairman walks through the remains of the second floor of an apartment in the 100 block of Washington Avenue in Vandergrift on Friday, May 1, 2015. The building was destroyed by fire Thursday.
Matt Mahon stands by the large windows in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as he waits to pick up his runner's packet on Friday, May 1, 2015 in preparation for the GNC Pittsburgh Marathon to be held on Sunday.
Sidney Davis | Trib Total Media
Matt Mahon stands by the large windows in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as he waits to pick up his runner's packet on Friday, May 1, 2015 in preparation for the GNC Pittsburgh Marathon to be held on Sunday.
Pittsburgh's Mayor Bill Peduto jokingly takes a run for the tape at a press conference inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, May 1, 2015, to kick-off the weekend of the GNC Pittsburgh Marathon. Holding the tape are Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. CEO Patrice Matamoros (from left), GNC CEO Michael Archbold and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Sidney Davis | Trib Total Media
Pittsburgh's Mayor Bill Peduto jokingly takes a run for the tape at a press conference inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, May 1, 2015, to kick-off the weekend of the GNC Pittsburgh Marathon. Holding the tape are Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. CEO Patrice Matamoros (from left), GNC CEO Michael Archbold and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Day program participants of ACHIEVA/The Arc of Westmoreland take part in the nation’s largest and most ambitious anti-bullying rally ever attempted, The Million T-Shirt March Against Bullying, held on May 1, 2015 at The Arc of Westmoreland in Hempfield. The event aimed to create awareness against the issue of bullying in schools, homes and communities by having more than a million people nationwide all wearing the same anti-bullying T-shirt. The group attempted to set a Guinness World Record of “the most people wearing the same shirt on the same day.”
Sean Stipp | Trib Total Media
Day program participants of ACHIEVA/The Arc of Westmoreland take part in the nation’s largest and most ambitious anti-bullying rally ever attempted, The Million T-Shirt March Against Bullying, held on May 1, 2015 at The Arc of Westmoreland in Hempfield. The event aimed to create awareness against the issue of bullying in schools, homes and communities by having more than a million people nationwide all wearing the same anti-bullying T-shirt. The group attempted to set a Guinness World Record of “the most people wearing the same shirt on the same day.”
Father Robert George (left) and Father Mark Thomas, chaplains at Oakland Catholic High School, bless a new Peace Pole on Friday, May 1, 2015 during a ceremony outside the school. In addition to the typical senior class gift of a monetary donation to The Oakland Catholic Fund, the Class of 2015 has donated a Peace Pole, which displays “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight different languages. This monument is part of The Peace Pole Project-- a mission to connect people all over the world through the universal message to pray and strive for peace. Learn more about The Peace Pole Project at www.peacepoleproject.org.
James Knox | Trib Total Media
Father Robert George (left) and Father Mark Thomas, chaplains at Oakland Catholic High School, bless a new Peace Pole on Friday, May 1, 2015 during a ceremony outside the school. In addition to the typical senior class gift of a monetary donation to The Oakland Catholic Fund, the Class of 2015 has donated a Peace Pole, which displays “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight different languages. This monument is part of The Peace Pole Project-- a mission to connect people all over the world through the universal message to pray and strive for peace. Learn more about The Peace Pole Project at www.peacepoleproject.org.

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