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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 here each year,” Saniga, 92, of Bentleyville said of a ceremony Sunday in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in …

Cops: Man shoots 11-year-old with BB gun in McKeesport; boy critical

By Carl Prine  and Katelyn Ferral 11:27 p.m.
An 11-year-old boy fought for his life Monday in Children’s Hospital, a tiny BB pellet lodged in his heart, which police said was payback from a man who accused the youngster of …

Oncologists wary of scaled-back guidelines in cancer screenings

By Adam Smeltz
Free cancer screenings are gathering speed across the Allegheny Health Network, revealing dozens of abnormalities even as a national physicians’ group encourages less aggressive tests for some patients. The North Side-based hospital …


Early success in White House race a pleasant surprise for Carson

By Tom Fontaine
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading GOP presidential candidate based on strong showings in national and straw polls by Republican groups in Georgia and Oklahoma, but some …


War memories remain strong for 94-year-old Manorville veteran

By Brad Pedersen
Every day is like Memorial Day for Kittanning Township resident Stanley Reed. Because of his age, the 94-year-old Army Air Force veteran no longer takes trips to visit the surviving …


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 are alien invaders/asteroids/giant centipedes going …


Zelienople prepares for 175th anniversary

By Bill Vidonic
There’s no place that offers a better sense of community and history than Zelienople for Scott Cooper. “I don’t think I’d rather live anywhere else,” Cooper, 45, said. “It’s very …


Vietnam vets from Fayette recall service — and those who didn’t make it home

By Karl Polacek
U.S. troops took on the brunt of combat in Vietnam 50 years ago this year. Saigon fell on April 30, 1975 — 40 years ago. There were 47 deaths among …


State police cite ‘Breaking Amish’ star

By Tribune-Review 8:57 p.m.
A reality TV star was handed a dose of reality Saturday, state police at Indiana said. Jeremiah H. Raber, 35, who appeared in the show “Breaking Amish,” was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after a vehicle in which …


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 …


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 …


A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just ...


U.S. Steel gives $60,000 to scholarship program to help Mon-Yough area schools

By Patrick Cloonan
Five Mon-Yough area parochial schools will benefit from $60,000 that U.S. Steel donated to the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program conducted by Bridge Educational Foundation. “This program has the ability …


Posthumous election wins have happened in Western Pa., nation

By Aaron Aupperlee
This week wasn’t the first time voters in the region handed a victory to a candidate who died before Election Day. Barbara Daly Danko, a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman from …

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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: Soldiers & Sailors pushes for monument honoring modern-day veterans
Two soldiers on the lookout, ever vigilant. That’s the scene Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum eventually hopes to bring to its Oakland front …

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Journalist Burzynski found place in public relations, military

By Tony Raap
N.S. Burzynski used to sit in the bleachers with a manual typewriter while covering high school football games for the Signal-Item, a weekly newspaper in Carnegie. Sometimes his wife, Ann, …