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Donora-Webster bridge plunges into Mon River after 107 years

By Chris Buckley 11:18 a.m.
With onlookers lining nearby hillsides, the 106-year-old Donora-Webster Bridge was demolished Wednesday morning, dropped by explosives in a matter of seconds into the Monongahela River. “Everything ...

Fort Ligonier director of collections works to connect people to region’s history

By Nicole Chynoweth
Erica Nuckles, 32, of Laughlintown grew up in a different era than most people her age. While some children spent their Saturday mornings watching cartoons, a ...

Hartwood Acres to host re-enactment of last moments of Civil War

By Ed Phillipps
For the first time since 1966, Michael Kraus will attend a Civil War re-enactment in modern garb. Well, almost. “I’ll probably have bits and pieces ...

Yough River Park to host Braddock’s Crossing re-enactment

By Marilyn Forbes
Following in the footsteps of those who served long ago, the Connellsville Area Historical society will once again host the re-enactment Braddock’s Crossing next weekend at Yough River Park. The festival and crossing reenactment commemorates Gen. Edward Braddock and his troops’ ...

Iron Garden Walk celebrates regrowth at former steel industry site

By Matthew Zabierek
There’s no keeping nature down. Despite Pittsburgh’s industrial past, green life will always grow again. And it has, as visitors will see June 20, when ...

Discover Pittsburgh’s history online

By Tribune-Review
Whether you are doing some family genealogical research, researching a school project or just want to learn more about Pittsburgh’s history, there is a great ...

Annual Gettysburg art show looks at an unexpected era

By Kellie B. Gormly
For the 18th year in a row, Allison Park artist John Buxton is bringing some of his original paintings to Gettysburg, where he is joining ...

‘Target Tokyo’ brings WWII tale back to life

By Tony Perry
After Pearl Harbor and before D-Day and the Bomb, there was the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, hoping to rally the American public ...

Hopewell hall of fame, museum celebrates retro arcade games

By Michael Machosky
You might be old enough to know the feeling of quarters burning a hole in your pocket. You might know the fear that somewhere there ...

Cal U professor recalls talks with a Hitler henchman

By Chris Buckley
Whenever Adolf Hitler visited Albert Speer, they would walk along a path at his Heidelberg, Germany, home. More than 35 years later, Speer walked along ...

Memorial Day services honor the fallen in Pittsburgh area

By Bob Karlovits
Two of the best-known Memorial Day services in the area stand out in the way they honor the fallen and celebrate the freedom their heroism ...

Name behind North Shore’s Lacock Street holds long history

By Miles Richards
During the past few years, the north shore of Pittsburgh certainly has attracted many visitors. Countless sports fan regularly attend the respective sporting venues. And they also patronize the numerous bars and restaurants throughout that district. Perhaps a few persons have ...

Home-turned-business goes back to Harrison’s founding days

By Joyce Hanz
They say every house has a story, and the stately brick Federal-style home perched on a small hill overlooking Mt. Airy Cemetery along Freeport Road ...

Historical painter Buxton brings 18th-century art to life

By Deborah A. Brehun
When John Buxton paints, he makes history come to life down to the buttons on the coat or the buckle on a shoe. To assure ...

Donegal historian addresses Civil War roundtable group

By Trib Total Media
Paige Palmer, 16, of Donegal recently spoke to the Southern-Maryland Civil War Roundtable Group outside of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. She was invited ...

Pennsylvania tavern built in 1735 burns down, nobody hurt

By The Associated Press
MACUNGIE — A Pennsylvania tavern housed in a building erected nearly 300 years ago has burned, but nobody inside was hurt. The fire started at the Buckeye Tavern in Lower Macungie Township about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It’s located about 60 ...

Pyrex, Pa.: Charleroi celebrating the centennial of its famed product

By Bob Karlovits
A name change is being cooked up for Charleroi. Beginning May 16, the Washington County town is going to be named for probably its best-known product: ...

Iron furnaces highlight of Connellsville historical talk

By Laura Szepesi
Iron furnaces were the hot topic at a recent Laurel Highlands Ambassadors program, held at The Connellsville Canteen. Iron furnaces predated steel mills, thriving from ...

Connellsville library speaker specializes in history of Great Depression program

By Laura Szepesi
In the beginning, they were nicknamed FDR’s Tree Army, the Khaki Kids and other assorted names. But when communities saw how hard they worked and ...

4 Valley residents lost lives in Lusitania’s fateful voyage

By Liz Hayes
A century ago today, the RMS Lusitania sank more than 3,000 miles away, but its impact rippled through the Alle-Kiski Valley. At least nine people with ...