Eric Heyl

Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet

While Pennsylvania's financial outlook remains bleak, money worries aren't plaguing a certain sheikh. So of course the United Arab Emirates billionaire is benefiting from the ...

Election day loss has surprisingly nice flavor for Braddock mayor

Defeat seldom tastes this good. After finishing third among four candidates in a Democratic U.S. Senate primary, most people would retch as though they just ...

Seismic number of party defectors do little to shake predictable outcomes

The shift was seismic. Weary of their voices being ignored, a record number of Pennsylvanians recently registered disgust with their elected officials by switching party ...

Heyl: Ex-humane society director feared for children's safety

Wild dogs often travel in packs. So do social media scourges. A pack of Internet assailants circled around Joy Braunstein in February after the then-Western ...

Heyl: Allegheny County Airport Authority invests $60K in 'outside the box' rebranding

Conventionality is creativity's archenemy. They're certainly aware of that at the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which recently embarked upon an ambitious $60,000 rebranding effort. To ...

Heyl: JoePa remark won't bury Trump, but it could haunt his credibility

To those fluent in half-thoughts and semi-sentences, Donald Trump's words probably made perfect sense. Unfortunately, those people constituted a small minority of those who heard ...

Heyl: Rent hike or intimidation closing Las Palmas grocery in Brookline?

Hard to blame him for leaving. The decision to close the Brookline Las Palmas, a Mexican grocery and taqueria, was made before the latest vandalism ...

Heyl: Perhaps it's time to put to rest nearly nonexistent ICA

This government agency already teeters on the brink of nonexistence. Why not snuff out entirely the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority's vague sort of half-life? State lawmakers ...

Presidential contenders make beeline for hearts of Pennsylvanians

Expect a lot of Keystone-centric campaigning in the next three weeks. With the April 26 Pennsylvania primary coming up fast, the state is having a ...

Its credibility at stake, WTAE did what it had to, social media expert says

The combination proved to be explosive. The powder keg was a city still raw and reeling from an act of meticulously orchestrated savagery. The lit ...

Heyl: Cowardice degrees are next step for students who dread opinions

Institutions of higher learning should capitalize on the latest trend sweeping campuses across the nation. Colleges and universities should begin offering formal studies in cowardice. With ...