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Veto, special session studied by Corbett to push Pa. pension reform

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is strongly considering using his veto power on Thursday to strike funding for the Legislature and calling a special session on pension reform, sources close to the governor say. The legislature’s operating budget would be $280 million in the 2014-15 budget. There’s $50 million …

Judge acquits Beaver County sheriff on reckless endangerment charge, but other charges to go forward

By Bill Vidonic
Before Beaver County Sheriff George David’s defense began its case on Wednesday, a judge tossed out a reckless endangerment charge against the row officer, saying there was no evidence he threatened a reporter with a loaded revolver. Proving whether the …

Swissvale police free suspect because officers weren’t available to take him to jail

By Margaret Harding
Tyra Perkins’ relief dissolved into panic when she learned that Swissvale police arrested and then freed the man accused of dislocating her shoulder during an assault because police weren’t willing to take him to jail. “I’m still shaking,” said Perkins, …


City proposes moving Mt. Washington dog park

By Bob Bauder
Mayor Bill Peduto on Wednesday announced a “compromise” in a flap over a controversial Mt. Washington dog park, but neighbors and dog owners said they have mixed feelings about the …


Jeannette council rejects referendum on switch to volunteer fire department

By Richard Gazarik
Jeannette’s career firemen still have a career. City Council did an about-face Wednesday night and rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed voters to …


Bronze plaque in front of South Connellsville VFC gets good cleaning before firemen’s convention

By Karl Polacek 6:02 a.m.
The bronze plaque on the monument in front of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company will be cleaned and will shine when the Fayette County Firemen’s Convention begins there next …


Kittanning house renovation project receives help from afar

By Brigid Beatty
A Kittanning house renovation project has drawn out-of-state help and support from local nonprofits and churches this week in what some consider a true labor of love. Armstrong Habitat for …


Monaca braces for potential Anchor Hocking plant closing

By Chris Togneri
Beaver Valley residents have seen this episode before. Anchor Hocking glassware plant in Monaca and its union workers are fighting over concessions that management says are needed to help keep …


Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School nears completion

By Rachel Farkas
The new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry will drench students in natural light. Darren Lloyd, the school’s chief designer, said natural light was used as a building …


3 charged with heroin trafficking in Indiana County

By Richard Gazarik 5:22 a.m.
Derrick Clemons of Indiana County once tried to outsmart police by hiding cocaine in his crotch during an arrest for drug dealing, narcotics agents said. Clemons, 36, never held a …


Somerset County men charged in drug investigation

By Joe Napsha
A state police investigation into drug activity in southern Somerset County has led to the arrest of two men accused of selling methamphetamine and other drugs from a garage in Addison Township, police said. Justin Devoe, 34, of Meyersdale, and …


Ohio man charged with helping players win at roulette at The Meadows

By Jason Cato
An Ohio man will appear in Washington County next week on allegations he schemed to help players win at the roulette table when he was a dealer at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Robert M. “Rudy” Valle, 56, of Wintersville …


Private Goddard School signs deal to open branch Downtown

By Sam Spatter  and Megan Harris
Working parents in Downtown will have a new child care option in April. The Goddard School, a national, private, early-childhood education provider, leased space on the first floor of Piatt …


Veto, special session studied by Corbett to push Pa. pension reform

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is strongly considering using his veto power on Thursday to strike funding for the Legislature and calling a special session on pension reform, sources …

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Wednesday - July 9, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Scaife’s values will live on
When Hillary Clinton stepped into the Trib’s offices in March 2008, Dick Scaife shook her hand firmly and smiled. I watched in awe because I …

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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: PUC picks up where comedians leave off
Material this amusing is Improv-worthy. If you’re in the mood for uproarious comedy, there’s no reason to wait until the next time Jerry Seinfeld comes …

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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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Shoemaker was loving, gracious in adversity

By Joe Napsha
When James Bauccio was a boy, he and his family endured the hardships of living under the German army’s occupation of Sicily during World War II. He, his mother and …