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UPMC software eases physicians’ access to diverse patient records

By Natasha Lindstrom
His new cardiology patients may not realize it, but Dr. Shivdev Rao typically does some complicated homework before he enters their rooms. Rao sits down at a computer station and starts gathering information to build the story of a patient’s health history that will drive his decisions. “To create that …

Pittsburgh bike share program pushes on despite being delayed until 2015

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh bicycle rental owners say they have mixed feelings about a delayed $2.6 million bike share program that’s scheduled to open in 2015 with 500 cycles at 50 locations across the city. …

Pennsylvania bans those under 17 from using UV light beds

By Natasha Lindstrom
People younger than 17 can no longer slide into a commercial tanning bed in Pennsylvania to get the bronze glow they crave. A state law that took effect this month requires tanning …

Allegheny

Ramadan event at Islamic Center of Pittsburgh promotes acceptance

By Chris Togneri
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh celebrated the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Sunday during its annual Humanity Day, at which local educators were honored for promoting acceptance and understanding …

Westmoreland

St. Vincent’s $1M technology upgrade part of school’s 5-year plan

By Stacey Federoff 7:56 a.m.
A $1 million technology infrastructure upgrade across the campus of St. Vincent College in Unity is a welcome change for Cameron Robinson, a 22-year-old junior …

Fayette

Connellsville council to vote on abandoned building ordinance

By Mark Hofmann 7:52 a.m.
Connellsville City Council will vote on an abandoned building ordinance after two months of tweaking parts of the ordinance. The Vacant or Abandoned Structure Registration and Maintenance Code ordinance was developed by the city’s health board and was introduced as …

Armstrong

Armstrong County Pasta maker takes his fruit-filled pierogi to Kennywood

By Julie E. Martin 8:19 a.m.
This summer, John Kaczor’s dreams of running his own business have taken him from Cadogan to Kennywood. Kaczor’s new twist on traditional pierogi is wowing the folks at the amusement …

Beaver

Autopsy results on Aliquippa baby delayed

By Aaron Aupperlee
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

Windber teen helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset

By Mary Pickels
Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County know the story of the nation’s newest national park. They are aware that the memorial pays tribute to the …

Washington

Crash shuts westbound lanes of I-70 in Washington County

By Tribune-Review
A crash involving several vehicles Sunday evening shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Washington County. State police said they responded to the wreck at 6:45 p.m. and were trying to open a lane at 8 p.m. They could …

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

Pennsylvania bans those under 17 from using UV light beds

By Natasha Lindstrom
People younger than 17 can no longer slide into a commercial tanning bed in Pennsylvania to get the bronze glow they crave. A state law that took effect this month …

Photo Gallery

Sunday - July 13, 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

Mom showed love with baking, firm guidance

By Bill Zlatos
Rose Marie Jones used to bake loaf after loaf of Swedish rye bread as a group of her children and their friends waited on the front stoop. “If you’re sitting …