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Santorum officially joining GOP contenders for the White House

By Salena Zito 2:09 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will join Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House. Santorum, 57, intends to announce his second run for president during a speech Wednesday at Penn United Technologies in the Butler County community of Cabot, where he grew up. He’ll then travel to …

Judge orders Highmark, UPMC lawyers to hash out consent decree

By Brad Bumsted 3:41 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Highmark Health Plan President Deborah Rice-Johnson on Wednesday denied a UPMC claim that the insurer owes the hospital system $100 million for oncology drugs and services. She said UPMC inflates …

Plum teacher held for trial on charges of witness intimidation

By Megan Guza 3:19 p.m.
A judge on Wednesday upheld intimidation charges against a Plum high school teacher amid tearful testimony from the alleged victim. Drew Zoldak, a science teacher, is charged with two counts of witness …

Allegheny

Plum teacher held for trial on charges of witness intimidation

By Megan Guza 3:19 p.m.
A judge on Wednesday upheld intimidation charges against a Plum high school teacher amid tearful testimony from the alleged victim. Drew Zoldak, a science teacher, is charged with two counts …

Armstrong

River traffic ‘cause for celebration’ on first weekend of open Armstrong locks

By Julie E. Martin
Linda Hemmes said she started crying when she stood on the Kittanning Citizens Bridge on the weekend with her young grandson watching the boats go through the locks on the …

Beaver

Aliquippa woman robbed, forced to strip at gunpoint

By Bill Vidonic
Two Aliquippa women forced another woman to strip to her underwear as they robbed her, police said. Marissa Humphries, 22, and Jasmire Owens, 21, both of Aliquippa, are charged with burglary, robbery and aggravated assault. Owens also is charged with …

Butler

Santorum officially joining GOP contenders for the White House

By Salena Zito 2:09 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will join Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House. Santorum, 57, intends to announce his second run for president during a speech …

Fayette

Lineup set for Lions Club’s annual Kids Fest in Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
The ninth annual Kids Fest will be held June 8 at Murphy Hall. The event is free. It is sponsored by the Connellsville Lions Club and Bud Murphy’s Restaurant. “We’ll …

Indiana

2nd stepbrother sentenced for White Township drilling company arson

By Tribune-Review
A Homer City man who admitted helping burn down a White Township business in July has been sentenced to 111⁄2 months to two years in the Indiana County Jail. Tyler Hill, 18, will serve the sentence in the county jail …

Somerset

Trooper fatally shoots burglary suspect inside Somerset Twp. grocery store

By Paul Peirce
State troopers who went into a Somerset County grocery store to check an alarm in the early-morning darkness Friday shot and killed a burglar when he refused to drop a …

Washington

Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing

By Rick Wills
For nearly each of the past 70 years, Milton Saniga has attended a Memorial Day ceremony. “It was a beautiful observance, a perfect day. There are more and more people …

Westmoreland

Vandals ruin Ligonier Township farmers’ garden

By Nicole Chynoweth
Todd Fasnacht and his wife, Beth Roxby, left the Army about two years ago and retreated to rural Wilpen Road in Ligonier Township to dig ...

Education

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea 3:43 p.m.
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said …

Pennsylvania

Santorum officially joining GOP contenders for the White House

By Salena Zito 2:09 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will join Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House. Santorum, 57, intends to announce his second run for president during a speech …

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery’s pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Mattress salesman remains restless after almost 70 years on job
Retire completely? Seymour Farber won’t consider it. Retirement is for the old. He’s only 94. Seven years after selling his Homestead mattress business at the …

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Obituaries

PSO clarinetist made music his life’s work

By Katishi Maake
Dick Page, a clarinetist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, spent his life enlightening others not only through his musical talent, but through his personality and selfless acts of community service. …