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Shortfalls sabotage promise of a union retiree’s pension

By Chris Fleisher
Joe Rossi thought he was done driving trucks when he retired in December. At 60, he had saved enough to supplement his union pension for ...

Veteran designation on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses loosely audited

By Melissa Daniels
The telephone operator told Ben Keen he would not need his military discharge papers to obtain the new veteran’s designation on his driver’s license. To be ...

Hotel Conneaut operator says events will go on despite letter canceling lease

By Bill Vidonic
The operator of the Hotel Conneaut in Crawford County said Saturday that wedding celebrations and other events will go on as planned, despite a letter from the bankrupt park’s board of trustees notifying him of the termination of his lease. “The ...

Pa. trooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force

By The Associated Press
DUNMORE — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall hopes to return to the state police force. Trooper Alex ...

German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

By The Associated Press
SISTERON, France — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as ...

Norwin High School health teacher charged with selling heroin

By Tony LaRussa
A Norwin health teacher responsible for telling students about the dangers of drug abuse has been charged with selling heroin, police said Friday. Lisa Marie …

Hospice about caring, not curing

By Luis Fábregas
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it means, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die now.’ If that’s all hospice did, it ...

Steel Valley union drops restroom grievance

By Michael Divittorio
Steel Valley Education Association is withdrawing its grievance regarding the use of a faculty restroom by a Park Elementary School student with special needs. Association president Shawn McCallister sent an email to district Superintendent Edward Wehrer informing him the union was ...

Eagle egg breaks, parents abandon nest

By Mary Ann Thomas
It wasn’t their year. The historic Pittsburgh eagle couple — the first pair of bald eagles to nest in the City of Pittsburgh in more ...

Pa. woman charged with forging docs to claim she was an attorney

By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — A central Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered late last year, according to charges filed by the ...

Energetic guest conductor inspires fresh performances

By Mark Kanny
The Heinz Hall debut of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada was quite an occasion Friday night because he showed many levels of mastery and inspired the musicians to emotionally generous performances. Orozco-Estrada, 37, became music director of the Houston Symphony in September. He ...