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Medical personnel have plenty to do at Pittsburgh Marathon

By Bill Vidonic
A 25-year-old runner collapsed Sunday about 300 yards from the finish line of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, with medics performing CPR and using a defibrillator to restart his heart, medical personnel said. “I was saying the ‘Our Father’ and ‘Hail Mary.’ They brought him back to life,” said …

Uptown neighborhood in Pittsburgh on verge of breakthrough

By Tom Fontaine
There’s a lot for developers to like in the Uptown neighborhood — about 25 acres of parking lots, to be exact. “Much of that land could be put to better use,” said …

Rivals make Allegheny County controller race about competence

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak says Controller Michael Lamb is lax on the job. Lamb accused Rudiak, who is running for his seat, of “despicable election-year rhetoric” and said she lacks a …


Kennywood to review park security, following fight

By Tony Raap
Officials at Kennywood Park are reviewing security procedures following a large scuffle Saturday night that forced the amusement park to close early. West Mifflin police and other area law enforcement were called to the park about 8:45 p.m. for reports …


Problem-solvers face off in Armstrong County Sea, Air and Land Challenge

By Liz Hayes 2:12 a.m.
When “Rex” failed on his first try to drop two wooden blocks into elevated boxes, the Freeport Area students operating the robot weren’t discouraged. They immediately began brainstorming ways to …


Missing woman’s body found in Beaver County park

By Matthew Santoni
The body of a woman missing since Wednesday from New Sewickley was found Sunday afternoon in a Beaver County park, authorities said. Beaver County dispatchers said the body was found at about 12:15 p.m. in Brush Creek Park. The Beaver …


Butler County commissioner candidates offer view on drilling tax vs. fees

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County government and local municipalities have received millions in impact fees on unconventional gas wells from natural gas drillers. Local leaders have used that money in ways big and …


Motorcycle ride benefits Woodside boy with rare disease

By Franklin Lacava
Luke Riffle was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as “brittle bone disease.” The 5-year-old son of William and Lynda Riffle of Woodside, a small community near Smithfield, has suffered …


Indiana County will use fiber optic network to reduce phone lines

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County is moving to upgrade and streamline its office telephone systems by taking advantage of the fiber optic network installed during the county’s public safety radio system project. At their April 22 meeting, the county commissioners approved a contract …


Vandals break Amtrak train window near Meyersdale

By Tribune-Review
An Amtrak passenger train traveling near Meyersdale in southern Somerset County Friday night was hit by a heavy object, which caused about $1,000 in damage to a glass window, state police at Somerset said. An unknown person threw the object …


Fast food: Mobile kitchen serves students at Cal U

By Mary Pickels
By noon on a recent sunny day on the California University of Pennsylvania campus, the aromas drifting from the school’s food truck proved tempting to students. Joe’s Food Truck, prominently …


Fiscal concerns define Westmoreland County commissioners race

By Rich Cholodofsky
Democrats held a majority on the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners for nearly 60 years until four years ago, when the GOP swept the elections ...


Teachers from China observe autism training at Riverview Jr./Sr. High School

By Jodi Weigand
A group of teachers from China are spending time at Riverview Jr./Sr. High School in Oakmont as part of an autism education training program. The four elementary school teachers who …


Slain Pennsylvania Trooper Dickson’s parents forgive suspect Frein

By The Associated Press 3:18 a.m.
TOBYHANNA — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss. Appearing at a church in the same Pocono Mountains region …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Share glass of bubbly champagne to restore caring, dignity, humanity to dying
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dr. Abraham Verghese is drawn to the idea of offering champagne to a  dying patient. Sounds crazy, I know. But when …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Republican businesswoman Fiorina to join 2016 presidential fray 1:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON — If she becomes president, Carly Fiorina said, one of the first things she’d approach Congress about is undoing complex regulations that burden businesses. …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Letting parents keep kids willy-nilly out of class an educational fiasco
The Holocaust. No big deal, right? There’s no reason elementary or secondary school students need to know about the systematic extermination of six million Jews …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s time for this Trib columnist to say so long
A co-worker recently directed my attention to a Twitter feed called @_FloridaMan. Basically, it picks up every news story that begins with “A Florida man …

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PPG executive focused on hard work, family

By Brian Bowling
A PPG Industries Inc. executive believed in hard work and making time for his family. “I could always get him to hit me fly balls, no matter how busy he …