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Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers and political analysts predict Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will propose slashing property taxes and paying for it with higher broad-based taxes, such as income or sales taxes. Republican leaders are ready to sharply contest what they believe will be an excessive proposal. Senate President …

Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns

By Craig Smith
John Mollenauer has viewed the prosperity raining on western Washington County from the Marcellus shale boom with all the longing of a kid staring through a candy store window. He’s watched the …

ALICE program aims to protect students from active shooter in school

By Matthew Santoni 10:24 a.m.
The training session in Hampton certainly looked real. Dana Wachter, a Pressley Ridge administrator posing as a teacher, told her “students” to hide beneath their desks and be quiet just before a …

Allegheny

Teacher conduct under spotlight in Pennsylvania

By Tory Parrish 10:24 a.m.
Pennsylvania law bans sexual contact between teachers and students, regardless of students’ ages, but as reports of teacher improprieties surface, experts say school districts must tell staff that inappropriate conduct won’t be tolerated. There are state mandates to train staff …

Westmoreland

Link to Sept. 11 motivated new chief of nonprofit Friends of Flight 93

By Mary Pickels 10:18 a.m.
Henry Scully easily recalls where he was on Sept. 11, 2001. Then an insurance broker in Bermuda, his employer had written the insurance for the World ...

Fayette

Carnegie Free Library plans Big Book Sale

By Nancy Henry
Saturday, the Big Book Sale at Carnegie Free Library will be held 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. This sale is sponsored twice a year by the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. Hundreds of gently used books are sorted for shoppers to …

Armstrong

Armstrong commissioners race growing each day

By Brad Pedersen
A Kittanning Republican is joining the race for election to the Armstrong County Commissioners. Scott Davis, 56, is the fifth Republican candidate to announce plans to run for a seat …

Beaver

Ohio school district ends Midland contract

By Bobby Kerlik 11:06 a.m.
Incoming high school students in the Midland Borough School District in Beaver County won’t be attending high school in East Liverpool this fall. The Ohio school district this week abruptly opted out of its contract to accept Midland students. Midland …

Butler

With usage shrinking, Butler County senior centers ponder changes

By Bill Vidonic
Sandra Dye said her doctor told her she needed to get out of the house after the death of her husband, Richard, in May. Dye started going to the Butler …

Indiana

IUP student accused of DUI, fleeing police

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student whose car crashed into a borough police car two weeks ago was arrested again Friday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing police. John N. Birkman, 20, of Lockport, N.Y., …

Somerset

Link to Sept. 11 motivated new chief of nonprofit Friends of Flight 93

By Mary Pickels 10:18 a.m.
Henry Scully easily recalls where he was on Sept. 11, 2001. Then an insurance broker in Bermuda, his employer had written the insurance for the World Trade Center. “The first …

Washington

Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns

By Craig Smith
John Mollenauer has viewed the prosperity raining on western Washington County from the Marcellus shale boom with all the longing of a kid staring through a candy store window. He’s …

Education

ALICE program aims to protect students from active shooter in school

By Matthew Santoni 10:24 a.m.
The training session in Hampton certainly looked real. Dana Wachter, a Pressley Ridge administrator posing as a teacher, told her “students” to hide beneath their desks and be quiet just …

Pennsylvania

Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers and political analysts predict Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will propose slashing property taxes and paying for it with higher broad-based taxes, such as income …

Photo Gallery

Sunday - March 1, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: There’s a little hypochondriac in all of us — we’re just wired that way
It’s that time of the year when some of us who can’t shake a nagging cough suddenly think we have tuberculosis. Admit it. It happens …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Arrogant media elites mock Middle America
The media’s elitists just keep getting you wrong, America. And this has nothing to do with whether something is or isn’t a “gotcha” question, because …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Brace yourselves, Comcast customers — Newton’s law in full force
Prepare yourself for sticker shock on your Comcast bill. The Federal Communications Commission’s controversial net neutrality decision seems certain to send Comcast rates soaring. The …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Perceptions of movies are strictly in the eye of the beholder
Even the host of the Oscars joked about the lack of nominations for the movie “Selma.” “Tonight, we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest — sorry, …

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Obituaries

Centenarian enjoyed travel, needlework

By Jason Cato
Anne Sabo thought she could squeeze in a few more minutes of shopping while on shore in France. Though the crew warned that the cruise ship would leave on time, …