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Senate leader Reid steers push to turn Nevada into renewable energy mecca

By Andrew Conte
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s dream of masterminding the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy in the Nevada desert seems so close that not even the membership of a little-known federal agency can be left to chance. The Democrat’s interest in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts with his desire to …

Health care executives juggle dual responsibilities

By Luis Fábregas
When Leslie Davis became chief of UPMC’s hospital division in May, she kept her job as president of Magee-Womens Hospital in Oakland. With her iPhone always within reach, Davis jumps from office …

Despite challenges, ride-sharing operations flourish

By Tom Fontaine
Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are outgrowing their upstart image. Viewed by many as hip, grassroots ventures, the companies are worth billions from the hundreds of millions of dollars invested by venture …

Allegheny

Police find man shot to death in Homewood

By Tribune-Review
A man was shot and killed in Homewood Sunday morning. Pittsburgh police officers went to Brushton Avenue and Race Street about 1:14 a.m. for a report of as many as six gunshots. A passerby helped police find a man face …

Westmoreland

As suicides spike, new Pa. law to start prevention efforts in 6th grade

By Paul Peirce
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide. She locked herself in a bathroom in their Trafford …

Fayette

N. Belle Vernon councilman calls for joint effort on events

By Joe Napsha
A North Belle Vernon councilman is seeking the support of other Mon Valley municipalities in a joint effort to publicize and promote activities and events at their community parks in Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. By getting multiple municipalities to …

Armstrong

Apollo’s ‘Race to the Moon’ puts runners in the dark to raise money for trails

By Brad Pedersen
There’s just something about running in the dark that brings Parks Township resident Dave Charlton to the annual Race to the Moon on the Roaring Run Trail in Apollo. The …

Beaver

Autopsy results on Aliquippa baby delayed

By Aaron Aupperlee 3:31 p.m.
The Beaver County coroner on Sunday declined to discuss results of an autopsy on a 4-month-old Aliquippa boy who died the day before. Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said the results are “pending” and would not discuss the case further. Dekhi Hill …

Butler

Fix near, Moraine beach reopening expected

By Rachel Farkas
A sewer-replacement project that closed Moraine State Park’s Pleasant Valley Beach Swimming Area should be finished in a month and allow the beach to re-open, park Manager Dustin Drew said. …

Indiana

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of …

Somerset

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia Mcelhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours shared on Thursday how the …

Washington

Washington County school district appeals value of natural gas facility

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Chartiers-Houston School District in Washington County has appealed the tax assessment of a MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resource natural gas processing facility, according to court documents. The facility at 800 Western Ave. is assessed at $429,367 for 2014 and 2015, …

Education

Former PA Cyber School CEO seeks dismissal of fraud charges

By Tribune-Review
A federal grand jury in August indicted PA Cyber Charter School founder and former CEO Nicholas Trombetta of East Liverpool, Ohio, on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy …

Pennsylvania

As suicides spike, new Pa. law to start prevention efforts in 6th grade

By Paul Peirce
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide. She locked herself in a bathroom in their Trafford home and turned on a …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - July 12, 2014

Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. …

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Highmark-UPMC deal feels like a divorce
Now that the exasperating feud between Highmark and UPMC appears to be ending, we can agree on something: We feel like children of divorced parents. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention
The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say. The city of …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dearly departed feel draft
The notification surely startled the deceased. Many of them were dead for decades, enjoying eternity blissfully free of obligation to the world they departed. Then, …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s about the mark we leave
This week, I’ve been thinking about how people you don’t know — or barely know — can affect your life in major ways. If it …

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Obituaries

Conductor Lorin Maazel, former PSO music director, dies at 84

By Chris Togneri 5:24 p.m.
CASTLETON, Va. — Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel has died at his home in Virginia while preparing for the annual Castleton Festival. He was 84. The festival says Maazel died …