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Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph 1:57 p.m.
Thousands of union employees and supporters marched through the streets of Pittsburgh on Monday, showing their support for organized labor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. The parade began at 10 a.m. near the Consol Energy Center with the Pittsburgh Firefighters Local No. 1 and Wolf leading the way. A …

Western Pennsylvania workers’ names echo different career paths

By Kari Andren, Stacey Federoff and Renatta Signorini
The jokes are inevitable, predictable, unavoidable. But for the veterinarian named Fish and the animal keeper named Fawn, the jokes are all in a day’s work. It’s called an aptronym when a …

Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike

By Andrew Conte
For the millions of Americans who hit the nation’s highways this Labor Day weekend, the road literally started in Pittsburgh. By the 1930s, the city’s business leaders were thinking about a highway …

Allegheny

Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph 1:57 p.m.
Thousands of union employees and supporters marched through the streets of Pittsburgh on Monday, showing their support for organized labor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. The parade began at …

Westmoreland

‘Extreme extrovert’ takes over at WCCC

By Kari Andren 12:34 p.m.
For Tuesday Stanley, becoming a college president was never part of her life plan before she came to Westmoreland County Community College. That’s mostly because …

Fayette

Police officer in Fayette County charged in apparent domestic dispute

By Tribune-Review 12:21 p.m.
A Fayette County municipal police officer was arrested early Monday in an apparent domestic dispute. State police responded to a Redstone Township home at about 4:15 a.m. and arrested Norman Howard, 42, and Amanda Orris, 25. Police said Howard sustained …

Armstrong

Apollo couple giving back with fundraiser for Armstrong cancer center

By Brigid Beatty
When Doris McDivitt, 60, of Apollo was diagnosed with cancer in December and started treatment at ACMH Hospital’s Richard G. Laube Cancer Center in East Franklin, she got help paying …

Beaver

Hearing scheduled in criminal case against cyber school’s founder

By Brian Bowling
U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Friday scheduled a Sept. 30 hearing on Nicholas Trombetta’s claim that she should dismiss the criminal charges filed against him because federal prosecutors recorded conversations he had with his attorneys. Trombetta, the founder …

Butler

Renewed awareness of ALS gives hope to those with disease in Butler County and beyond

By Bill Vidonic
Once every three months, a friend drives Pat Foringer about an hour each way from her Butler Township home to Allegheny General Hospital, where a team of caregivers helps her …

Indiana

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle State Park, he thought about …

Somerset

Mountain Craft Days in Somerset celebrate pioneer spirit

By Barbara Starn
The ring of the stonemason’s hammer and chisel and the rhythm of the railsplitter’s tools, common sounds of 18th century frontier life, will greet people who visit the 43rd Mountain Craft Days festival on Friday through Sept. 7 at the …

Washington

Washington County’s Cross Creek grapples with complaints about backyard chicken coops

By Jason Cato
In a community where farm animals and acres of pasture outnumber residents by a fairly large margin, the lodging of a chicken complaint pecks at a nerve over a long-standing …

Education

Some Thomas Jefferson HS parents told to bring more appropriate clothes to school for their kids

By Dona Dreeland
Officials at Thomas Jefferson High School are cracking down on students for dress code violations, pulling them from classes, advising them to cover up and sending notices to parents to have their children dress more appropriately. During the course of …

Pennsylvania

Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph 1:57 p.m.
Thousands of union employees and supporters marched through the streets of Pittsburgh on Monday, showing their support for organized labor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. The parade began at …

Photo Gallery

Sunday - Aug. 31, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: UPMC smoking ban right maneuver
The smokers stood on the sidewalk along UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, clearly ignoring the “smoke-free zone” signs. I walked by as they puffed away a …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Wisconsin Gov. Walker, in fierce battle to keep post, gains notice for reformist ways, win over unions
APPLETON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker seems to know his populist management style could win over more than just Badger State residents. He’s talking …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Here’s a crash course in driving Pittsburgh
Our collective car keys need to be confiscated. Apparently when you get behind the wheel in Pittsburgh, you’re either in peril or causing it. Most …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School’s start time not teens’ real grief
Do you ever get that feeling that you are, or were, ahead of your time? You spouted revolutionary talk that made your parents and teachers …

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Obituaries

Monsignor’s personal touch enriched homilies

By Aaron Aupperlee
Monsignor Francis “Fran” Frey filled his daily Mass at Holy Child Parish in Bridgeville with surprises, keeping the services lively, personal and touching. “People were affected by him for some …