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    Washington County man dies in crash fleeing police
    A Washington County man was killed overnight when he crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police. Christopher Novick, 46, of Hickory was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday at Canonsburg … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Honoring a brother
    On Sept. 13 at Renzie Park, McKeesport, a Patriot Day dedication honored a long-lost veteran — Joseph J. Sprentz. He was my brother — and the brother of eight other … -- By Tribune-Review
    Keep asking questions
    For an hour Tuesday, McKeesport residents grilled EQT representatives about what to expect once drilling begins on Marcellus shale gas deposits under Renziehausen Park and other locations. We commend EQT … -- By Tribune-Review
    Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
    STOCKHOLM — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” Alexievich, 67, used … -- By The Associated Press
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    Port Vue hires new garbage hauler, plans to increase fee
    Port Vue will have a new garbage collector in January. Council approved a three-year contract with Big’s Sanitation by a 5-0 vote Wednesday. Councilman Russell Wooster Jr. and Councilwoman Pamela … -- By Michael Divittorio
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    Norwin shuts out Hempfield
    Emily Harrigan netted two goals to lead Norwin to a 4-0 win over Hempfield to clinch at least a share of the Section 1-AAA title. Lexie Kolano and Jess Boytim … -- By Staff Reports
    DC Picks relishes another chance to get it right
    Last week: 3-3 Overall: 24-5 It was a rough week for some of the locals last week, and consequently, a rough week for DC Picks, too. But the good thing … -- By Tribune-Review
    Daily News Q&A: South Allegheny's Jonathan Mayernik
    South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe introduced Jonathan Mayernik at a recent pep rally as the national record-holder for longest touchdown reception. Big news, right? “Well, there might be 10,000 other … -- By Dave Mackall
    Leader Times Q&A: Armstrong's Nick Croyle
    Armstrong senior Nick Croyle is proving size doesn’t matter if someone is strong-willed. At 5-foot-4 and 145 pounds, Croyle anchors the River Hawks’ defense as its middle linebacker. Croyle routinely … -- By Jerin Steele
    New Kensington dek hockey rink slated for spring debut
    The long-awaited dek hockey rink in Memorial Park is now slated to be finished this spring. New Kensington city officials had originally thought the rink would be open by the … -- By Jodi Weigand
    Armstrong County Jail board to discuss tighter security
    The Armstrong County Jail’s governing board is expected to consider today tighter security at the county jail where an inmate escaped July 30 and allegedly killed a woman in Rayburn. … -- By Chuck Biedka  and Brad Pedersen
    Charges likely against 2 children in Allegheny Township park vandalism
    Allegheny Township police Chief John Fontaine said charges are imminent against two children who allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage at Finnin Park. Fontaine on Wednesday told township supervisors … -- By Liz Hayes
    South Butler substitute nurse reveals staffing 'crisis'
    A South Butler School District substitute nurse has diagnosed the district with “a crisis of inadequate staffing.” Karen Justi of Jefferson Township told the school board Wednesday evening that the … -- By Jodi Weigand
    Teams fighting for playoff positions in Week 6
    Big 10 9-AAA West Mifflin (3-2, 3-2) at Laurel Highlands (4-1, 4-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams are jockeying for playoff position with the Mustangs looking to grab … -- By Jason Black
    Daily Courier Q&A: Uniontown's Christian Forsythe
    It has been a tough season for Uniontown. Heading into Week 6, the Red Raiders are still searching for their first win, and coach John Fortugna has nine sophomores seeing … -- By Jason Black
    Gorman: Bukowskis enjoying every moment
    Noah Bukowski tagged along to football games with his father, watching from the coaches’ booth as Tim called plays for Clairton. Never mind that Noah attended Belle Vernon. He would … -- By Kevin Gorman
    Slippery Rock, Cal U in huge showdown
    Going into the season, Cal U’s trip to Slippery Rock may not have looked like a feature game on the PSAC West schedule. Think again. With the Vulcans (4-1, 2-0) … -- By Jeff Oliver
    LaBar: One of the best wrestling events ever
    ORLANDO — NXT Takeover Respect was one of the most emotionally charged shows and experiences in my 25 years of going to professional wrestling events. Respect filled a void for … -- By Justin LaBar
    Bowling Bowlers needed • Women bowlers are needed for a league that bowls at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at King Lanes in Kittanning. Contact:  724-548-4525. Basketball 3-on-3 tournament • Fun and … -- By Tribune-Review
    Today's games
    Hockey Westmont Hilltop at Freeport, 8:20 p.m. Boys soccer Freeport at West Shamokin, 3:30 p.m. Hempfield at Armstrong, 4 p.m. Karns City at Redbank Valley, 4 p.m. Girls soccer Brookville … -- By Week Of Oct. 5-12

    Playoff-bound Bentworth beats Monessen
    Getting shut out is nothing new for Monessen’s girls’ soccer team. After all, the Greyhounds (1-11, 1-11) have failed to score in seven of their 11 losses this season. However, … -- By Jeff Oliver
    WPIAL: Schools must suspend three players
    Monessen athletic director Gina Naccarato had a simple way of responding to the WPIAL’s ruling after a hearing over Saturday’s football brawl between her school and Wilkinsburg. She said it’s … -- By Jeff Oliver
    PSU LB Kline's return has been a long time coming
    Ben Kline’s long road back finally ended Saturday at Beaver Stadium, giving way to a new start. For the first time in nearly two years, the Penn State linebacker and … -- By Bob Cohn
    Cubs' Fowler, Schwarber deliver to sink Pirates
    The postseason nerves were getting to Dexter Fowler. For several nights leading up to the National League wild-card game, the Chicago Cubs center fielder couldn’t sleep. A conversation with Jake … -- By Kevin Gorman
    Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Kiski Area's Jon Bracy
    Kiski Area junior Jon Bracy is everywhere on the football field. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound halfback is the wild card in coach Dave Heavner’s offense and a silent attacker on defense. … -- By William Whalen
    Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area's Nick Bisceglia, Freeport's Morgan Ruppersberger
    Nick Bisceglia School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Soccer/football Report card: In his second season as the Cavaliers goalkeeper, Bisceglia has three shutout wins. The 5-foot-10, 150-pounder made a huge … -- By William Whalen
    Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville welcomes Anderson as pastor
    Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville welcomes David Anderson as the new pastor. Prior to coming to Central Fellowship, Anderson was pastor at First Christian Church of Beaver Falls and chaplain … -- By Rachel Basinger
    don't miss matchups in week 6
    Quad East Connellsville (1-4, 1-3) at  10-AAAA Plum (4-1, 3-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: The Falcons are looking to secure a road conference victory in an effort to get … -- By Tribune-Review
    Improved teams stun Birdie
    The Birdie appreciates a good turnaround. He has had some rough seasons picking games — “This is not one of them,” the A-K Valley’s maestro of high school football said, … -- By The Birdie
    Surprising starts vault football teams into WPIAL playoff picture
    It has been a while since Belle Vernon challenged for a conference title. It was 2002 when the Leopards were 7-3 and won the Keystone Conference under then-second-year coach Jesse … -- By Paul Schofield
    Bear sharpens claws on 'old Pittsburgh'
    Seems like a bear market is where you find it. It roared right into Pittsburgh in the third quarter, and the blood-letting was most visible in the clawed stocks of … -- By Jack Markowitz
    2 senior groups involved in 1966 Belle Vernon Area graduation
    Maybe she’s looking ahead to a 50-year reunion celebration in 2016, but a woman in North Belle Vernon is seeking information about the 1966 commencement exercises at Belle Vernon Area … -- By Ron Paglia
    Perry supervisors adopt tentative budget
    Perry Township homeowners will not be paying higher real estate taxes next year. Supervisors this week adopted a tentative 2016 budget in the amount of $619,590 that holds the line … -- By Cindy Ekas
    Geibel announces Homecoming court
    The 2015 Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School Homecoming Court will have a queen crowned next weekend. Members of the 2015 court include seniors Sydney Bennett, Chelsey Ward, Megan Green, Alyssa … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Connellsville still wants requests for grant funding
    Although no one showed for the second required public hearing for input on a Community Development Block Grant application for Connellsville, there is still an opportunity to have a project … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Roundup: 'Zombie' foreclosures decline in Pittsburgh area
    ‘Zombie’ foreclosures decline in region The number of vacant foreclosures is declining in Pittsburgh, tracking a national trend as overall foreclosures continue to fall. So-called “zombie” fore­closures in the seven-county … -- By Tribune-Review
    Volkswagen exec ready to testify in D.C.
    WASHINGTON — Volks­wagen’s top U.S.-based executive is expected to testify before Congress on Thursday that he first learned in 2014 of emissions problems with the German automaker’s four-cylinder diesel cars. … -- By The Associated Press
    Consumers bureau targets mandatory arbitration
    NEW YORK — Suing your bank or debt collector might be getting a whole lot easier. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering regulations to severely curtail a contentious practice … -- By The Associated Press
    Industrious former Mt. Pleasant schools superintendent lived for family
    Former Mt. Pleasant Area School District Superintendent John Grecco was known for his strong values and his dedication to his family and his job. John R. Grecco, 88, died Tuesday, … -- By Jacob Tierney
    Scientists call coral bleaching global crisis
    WASHINGTON — The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse. Triggered by global warming and the … -- By The Associated Press
    Renewed Anheuser-Busch InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle
    BRUSSELS — Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world’s most famous beers continue to … -- By The Associated Press
    Concern is clear among visitors to China's glass-bottom bridge
    Suspended almost 3,500 feet above sea level, a brand-new glass-bottom bridge clinging to China’s Yuntai Mountain has left some tourists terrified. The U-shaped bridge spans across the mountain’s face in … -- By The Washington Post
    Google is latest tech giant to claim space in mobile news
    NEW YORK — Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones. Google on Wednesday was … -- By The Associated Press
    DNA repair research earns 3 Nobel Prize
    Three scientists shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work deciphering the mysteries of how cells repair damaged DNA, work that could lead to new therapies for everything … -- By The Washington Post
    3 charged in slaying of teenager in Knoxville
    Pittsburgh police charged three men Tuesday in connection with the September killing of a teenager in Knoxville, according to police. Daquan Shafic Moore, 20, and Romier Nevels and Antwan Martinez, … -- By Megan Guza
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    Former Steelers assistant Archer returns to Heinz Field with Virginia
    The day he resigned as Steelers linebackers coach, Mike Archer walked into Bill Cowher’s office not knowing what to expect. Archer had been with the Steelers for seven seasons (1996-2002), … -- By Jerry DiPaola
    Surprising starts vault football teams into WPIAL playoff picture
    It has been a while since Belle Vernon challenged for a conference title. It was 2002 when the Leopards were 7-3 and won the Keystone Conference under then-second-year coach Jesse … -- By Paul Schofield
    Gorman: Bukowskis enjoying every moment
    Noah Bukowski tagged along to football games with his father, watching from the coaches’ booth as Tim called plays for Clairton. Never mind that Noah attended Belle Vernon. He would … -- By Kevin Gorman
    Steelers notebook: Running back Bell OK with play-calling against Ravens
    Twice in overtime during the Steelers’ most recent game, Le’Veon Bell was not given the ball on fourth and short. The Steelers star running back is OK with that. In … -- By Chris Adamski
    Bush sweeps through Iowa to define image
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s three-day campaign swing through Iowa this week is all about presenting himself as the anti-Washington politician many conservatives crave to shake up … -- By Reuters
    FanDuel employees banned from playing
    NEW YORK — Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Wednesday it will permanently ban employees from playing daily fantasy sports for money and begin an internal probe following reports a … -- By The Associated Press
    Flooding moves South Carolina game to LSU
    The game between No. 7 LSU and South Carolina on Saturday is being moved to Baton Rouge because of ongoing problems after flooding around Columbia. Gamecocks officials said Wednesday the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Meeting planned to discuss business district issues in Ross
    The Ross Township Business and Economic Development Corp. plans a summit meeting to discuss business district issues in the township at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the cafeteria at St. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Battle over potential sidewalk ordinance heats up in Ross
    A proposal to require sidewalks outside new or renovated Ross businesses is generating dissension in the township, as one local group lobbies for more pathways for walking and biking and … -- By Katelyn Ferral
    Carson defends mass-shooting remarks as 'advice' on how to react
    NEWARK — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday defended his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and “would not just stand there” in a mass shooting … -- By Wire Reports
    Flooding remains dangerous S.C. threat
    COLUMBIA — Flooding from historic rainfall in South Carolina claimed two more lives Wednesday, and the threat of further inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams put already ravaged communities … -- By Wire Reports
    Broadening police collection of license plate photos spurs privacy discussion
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — For years, police nationwide have used patrol-car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of people’s cars, uploading the images into databases they’ve used to … -- By The Associated Press
    Cultural shift needed for Cleveland Police Department, monitoring team member says
    CLEVELAND — The entire Cleveland Police Department must undergo a cultural shift to earn the community’s trust, and any real change may require a financial commitment from the city, a … -- By The Associated Press
    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra serves up four composers: Greenwood, Rodrigo, Stravinsky and Ravel
    Variety will be the name of the game at two Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts featuring the works of four composers. By nationality, the composers are English, Spanish, Russian and French. … -- By Mark Kanny
    Russian airstrikes intensify in Syria
    Russian warships have fired more than 20 missiles at militants in Syria, a Russian official said Wednesday, marking an escalation in Moscow’s 8-day-old air campaign that the United States says … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Defense bill heads to Obama under threat
    WASHINGTON — Congress on Wednesday sent President Obama a broad $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about … -- By The Associated Press
    NFL notebook: Reserve QB Johnson back with Colts
    • The Colts re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson as Andrew Luck recovers from an injured right shoulder. The Colts originally signed Johnson on Friday, then released him Monday. With Luck still … -- By Wire Reports
    Singer Lisa Fischer still pushing to discover her voice
    Music is an emotional profession for singer Lisa Fischer. The powerhouse soloist, who also has sung backup with the Rolling Stones and Nine Inch Nails, has found a way of … -- By Bob Karlovits
    Jeannette's South Sixth Street revitalization continues
    Well into its seventh year, the South Sixth Street Revitalization Project trudges on with slow, but sure progress. The project is a collaboration between the city and Westmoreland County utilizing … -- By Margie Stanislaw
    Young achiever: Chancharik Mitra
    Age: 12 School: Seventh-grader at Moon Area Middle School Family: Parents, Kaushik and Sinchita Mitra Residence: Moon Notable: Chancharik finished sixth in the Stanford Math League Tournament. More than 20 … -- By Tony Raap
    Several 1950s Jeannette grads went west for education, adventure
    In the 1973 film “American Graffiti,” a group of pals in California spend one last night cruising around their hometown before making their way to college on the east coast. … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
    Snacks N'At: Big Dog Coffee, South Side
    Best friends Stanley Graham and Matt Dorman serve entertainment, along with a cup of coffee. Graham, an actor, and Dorman, a set designer, sing, offer interesting conversations and switch into … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    Penn Township woman's 'son' steps up to donate kidney
    Soon after Allison Harkins was told she needed a kidney transplant, all of her blood relatives were ruled out as donors. But a man who calls her ‘Mom’ was glad … -- By Tom Mcgee
    Marsha Ambrosius has strong vision of her musical voice
    When award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Marsha Ambrosius sets pen to paper, she thinks visually. “I’m always connected to music, but from a movie standpoint. Every song I create, I see the movie, … -- By Rex Rutkoski
    Mt. Pleasant Township family reflects on former business' legacy
    For 38 years, the Prue family of Norvelt operated the only grocery store to local residents. Led by the family’s patriarch, the late Harry Prue, who died on June 6, … -- By Linda Harkcom
    Applications to open next week for holiday food baskets, toys
    Connellsville-Scottdale Salvation Army Service Unit, 300 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, will take applications for food baskets and toys for Christmas starting Oct. 13 until Nov. 19 at its office. To … -- By Patricia Walker
    Donegal Township beer distributor turns 35
    The Sarnelli family have been providing libations to residents and tourists in the Donegal area for the past 35 years. An anniversary celebration was recently held for Sarnelli’s Beer Distributor. … -- By Linda Harkcom
    Baldwin senior earns Pennsylvania Young Marine of the Year honor
    At 4 years old, Garrett Hagan watched as the Blue Angels flying aerobatic team flipped, turned and soared through the air. Almost immediately, his boyhood dream of becoming a train … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Personality Test: Greg Priore
    There’s a room tucked into the far corner occupying the third floor of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. A room housing 25,000 items you won’t find on any … -- By Kate Benz
    You won't doze through 'Pajama Party Murders'
    Hartwood Mansion is hosting a pajama party on Oct. 9 — with gourmet desserts, a variety of beverages and a murder or two. Of course, it’s all in fun. Guests … -- By Debbie Black
    There's more than pizza to love at Phillippi's Family Dining in Natrona Heights
    For a restaurant serving pizza with a cult-like following, we thought there would be no surprises. But, wow, were we ever surprised. If you try only the amazing, throwback P&M … -- By Eric Felack
    Dining News: Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport welcomes Martini
    There’s a new place to grab a bite or craft cocktail at the Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport: Martini. The 1,000-square-foot upscale bar, in the center of the airside terminal, … -- By Tribune-Review
    No holding back the bacon at Carnegie restaurant
    Bakn has opened at 335 East Main St., Carnegie. The restaurant, featuring breakfast, lunches and dinners that highlight bacon as a main ingredient, is open from 7 a.m. to 10 … -- By Charlotte Smith
    Scottdale church adds memorial garden
    When folks drive past the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church they now see the newly created memorial garden that replaced the plain lawn and shrubbery that once was along side … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Document provides insight into geologic history of the Chartiers Valley
    I recently came across an excellent resource for geology in the Chartiers Valley area, an old document titled, “Geologic Atlas of the United States, Folio 177, Burgettstown/Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Field Edition.” … -- By John Oyler
    New CW series marks 'Crazy' turn of events for star Rachel Bloom
    If anyone knows how quickly and surprisingly the lows of show business can turn into the highs, it’s Rachel Bloom. The actress, comedian and musician saw her pet project cut … -- By
    Sewickley Council to vote on parking authority
    Sewickley Council could vote next week in favor of a parking authority to oversee rates, revenue and expenses at public lots in the borough. A five-member authority appointed by the … -- By Kyle Lawson
    The pope & child abuse
    The vicar of Christ, during his Philadelphia visit, said with respect to the bishops’ cover-up of molestation, “I pledge to you that we will follow the path of truth wherever … -- By Tribune-Review
    Haunted Oaks Film Festival aims to be horribly good
    The run-up to Halloween will get into high gear Oct. 10 in Oakmont when the Oaks Theater hosts the Haunted Oaks Film Festival. Billed as a showcase of the “best … -- By Shirley Mcmarlin
    Kids briefs: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum touts annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley
    The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is celebrating autumn and the Halloween season with its annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley from Oct. 9 to 11, 16 to 18 and 23 to 25. Visitors … -- By Kellie B. Gormly
    Other Picks: Nevada Color brightens up Cattivo; Pittsburgh Abides at Spirit, dude
    Rock Color their world Despite being a little sneaky with the name — they’re really from Pittsburgh — Nevada Color is the sort of rock band that isn’t trying to … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hot Ticket: Pittsburgh's Maker Faire celebrates creativity
    Remember when you were young — how fun it was to make stuff? Whether it was with Legos, Lincoln Logs, cardboard boxes or just paper and scissors, you could build … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pope & peace
    Pope & peace Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. assured young people there is a God. Since the Lord’s Prayer and Bible readings were banned from public schools, religion has … -- By Tribune-Review
    Wine-tasting venue returns to Fort Ligonier Days
    What better way to kick off wine month in Pennsylvania than with a wine-tasting event at Fort Ligonier Days? Now in its second year as a festival attraction, the event … -- By Deborah A. Brehun
    Cherokee chief is back at Fort Ligonier
    As Fort Ligonier Days recreates pages from the ages this weekend, the festivities will commence as usual with an appearance by a significant historical figure. Cherokee Peace Chief Attakullakulla, portrayed … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
    Community remembers Saturdays in Ligonier
    Ralph Kinney Bennett took a trip down memory lane last week at the Ligonier Valley Library. A crowded room full of current and former Ligonier residents chuckled and reminisced as … -- By Cami Dibattista
    North Hills Community Outreach program helps those thrust into positions of need
    You might be a 50ish single mom who suddenly needs a job after losing your husband, perhaps through death or divorce. You might be the 20-something son of a newly … -- By Deborah Deasy
    Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants
    Residents of Lower Valley river towns can register by Oct. 15 for a rain barrel initiative that is expected to lower home water bills and reduce the amount of pollutants … -- By Tawnya Panizzi
    Senior projects in full swing at Jeannette
    Last year, Jeannette High School initiated a new kind of senior project requirement with a new kind of goal in mind. In prior years, a research paper was known as … -- By Kristie Linden
    Eicher relishing role as leader of Southmoreland Marching Band
    Mackenzie Eicher loves to conduct. The Southmoreland senior even said she’ll be conducting when she’s listening to music in her car. That love is on full display this year as … -- By Paul Paterra
    Brentwood plans open-street event
    South Hills residents are invited to in-line skate their way down the center of Brownsville Road on Oct. 17 as a 1.3-mile stretch of the major thoroughfare closes to vehicular … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville's Rivertowne over distribution deal
    A Pittsburgh-based beer wholesaler is suing Rivertowne Brewing Co. and owner Christian Fyke and accusing the Murrysville brewer of circumventing an exclusive 2010 distribution agreement between the two companies. Williams-McGinley … -- By Patrick Varine
    The Thursday wrap
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that a General Electric government relations executive asked a Wisconsin state representative to blame the closing of an engine manufacturing plant in Waukesha on expiration … -- By Tribune-Review
    Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton to offer spooky lantern-lit tours
    Witchcraft is the theme for this Halloween season’s lantern-lit tours of the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton. Tour takers will meet and learn about historic Mary Bliss Parsons as they … -- By Deborah Deasy
    Ending long losing streak gives Shaler football team hope for postseason berth
    When “Shaler football” is typed into Google, the third autosuggest result is “Shaler football losing streak.” Everyone knows about the streak. Or, rather, everyone knew about the streak. It was … -- By Haley Sawyer
    Jeannette football team set for perennial title contender Clairton
    Time for Jeannette football to hunt some bear. With a dominating five-game run to start the 2015 season including last Friday’s 33-6 win over Eastern Conference (A) foe, Springdale, Jeannette … -- By Dave Moio
    Can't believe ATI statements
    Regarding the story “ATI claims operations, production meet expectations” (Oct. 5): Allegheny Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Rich Harshman and Executive Vice President Bob Wetherbee must be getting bad reports … -- By Tribune-Review
    Suppressing free (climate) speech
    I receive loads of mail in response to my nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here’s a sample: “Given your support of freedom on a great … -- By Walter Williams
    Crafty Peters teen to sell jewelry at Fort Ligonier Days
    A Peters girl who designs and makes her own jewelry will be the youngest person selling crafts this weekend at Fort Ligonier Days. Hannah Walter, 13, will be one of … -- By Karen Kadilak
    Art review: 'Second Nature' at James Gallery
    At James Gallery in the West End, the exhibit “Second Nature” defines what organic abstraction is all about. That is, finding inspiration in the rounded, wavy, even fractal-based forms found … -- By Kurt Shaw
    The language of America: Tongue of success
    With a record 63.2 million U.S. residents age 5 or older — native-born and immigrants legal and illegal — speaking a foreign language at home in 2014, there’s ample cause … -- By Tribune-Review
    Mt. Lebanon scouts create a school buddy bench
    The third grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 52130 at Markham Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon painted a wooden bench, creating a Buddy Bench for the school. A child who is … -- By Tribune-Review
    Plum baseball's Kirilloff continues to perform for scouts
    Plum senior Alex Kirilloff hopes to continue raising his profile among professional baseball scouts this weekend as he takes part in a select workout for the Boston Red Sox at … -- By Michael Love
    Ross meeting to discuss survey results for Denny Park
    More than 200 people responded to a survey asking Ross residents what improvements the township should make to Denny Park on Jacks Run Road. The feedback, including suggestions for trails … -- By Katelyn Ferral
    Good for seniors
    UnitedHealthcare’s recent announcement to offer Medicare Advantage plans for the first time in Western Pennsylvania (“UnitedHealthcare will enter Western Pa.’s market for Medicare Advantage plans”) is a welcome development. Seniors will … -- By Tribune-Review
    Sisters Place honors Pittsburgh law firm for service
    Sisters Place was in trouble last year when a developer failed to pay the water bill for a low-income housing complex in Clairton. The nonprofit, which helps single-parent families find … -- By Tony Raap
    Local chili maestros prepare for Murrysville's Oktoberfest
    There is no singular approach that guarantees a great pot of competition chili. Brad Busse of Murrysville prides himself on experimentation, makes a test batch the week prior to competition … -- By Patrick Varine
    Franklin Regional meets Hampton with first place at stake
    Hampton denied Franklin Regional a share of the Greater Allegheny Conference football title last year. After a season-opening loss to conference foe Knoch, the Panthers reeled off four straight section … -- By Michael Love
    Impeach the IRS director
    WASHINGTON “Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should (have) let the (S)outh go. We really do … -- By George F. Will
    don't-miss matchups in week 6
    Quad East Altoona (1-4, 0-4) at  Latrobe (0-5, 0-5) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The season hasn’t gone as planned for either team but getting the first Quad East win … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Norwin's Peyton Deri
    Peyton Deri couldn’t lose Friday night. Not only did the Norwin senior lead the Knights with nine carries for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 35-7 win over Altoona, … -- By Karen Price
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    H.S. Picks dishes out his midseason grades
    We’re halfway through another high school football regular-season, and H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football ageless wonder as a football prognosticator, played teacher and gave out his mid-season grades. … -- By H.s. Picks
    Obama apologizes for hospital attack
    WASHINGTON — Under pressure from outraged humanitarian groups, President Obama made phone calls Wednesday to apologize personally for an American air attack that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without … -- By Tribune News Service
    Tri-County South lead at stake when Frazier, Beth-Center clash
    After this weekend, there will still be three weeks left in the high school football regular season. But there’s a good chance the winner of the Tri-County South will be … -- By Jason Black
    House Democrat files ethics complaint over Benghazi investigation
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday defended the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, while one Democrat filed a complaint seeking an internal review of potential ethics … -- By Reuters
    GOP-led House authorizes special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to form a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that … -- By The Associated Press
    Bipartisan coalition works to revive Ex-Im Bank
    WASHINGTON — The federal Export-Import Bank is showing signs of life. More than three months since it expired, House Democrats and Republican backers have united to revive the charter of … -- By The Associated Press
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    Wednesday - Oct. 7, 2015
    Daily images from across the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. … -- By Tribune-Review
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