Eric Heyl

Heyl: Plum school administrators don't pay the price, get paid time off instead

The response was swift, the penalties severe. Plum school directors wasted no time responding to the scathing 100-page grand jury report excoriating administrators over their ...

1st of 3 Kennywood history books released in whale of a big year

The timing couldn't be better. The hoopla surrounding Kennywood's recent opening for the 2016 season involved the much-anticipated return of the whale entrance to ...

Heyl: Lessons to be learned from Penn Hills school leaders' ineptitude

It's too late for the Penn Hills School District, but some good can come from its mistakes. Other districts can learn from the avalanche of ...

Call in the troops! Downtown Partnership on territorial crusade

Not to suggest U.S. troops need to immediately liberate the North Shore, but the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's imperialist aggression has to be stopped. The advocacy ...

Heyl: Finding kidney donor for 7-year-old shouldn't be so difficult

Laith Dougherty should be getting into mischief, not lying in a hospital bed. He should be living the life of the typical 7-year-old. He should ...

PennDOT aims to simplify left turns — with complicated new lights

PennDOT is sending motorists mixed signals. As a result, making a left turn on state roads is about to become more complicated. The transportation agency is ...

Memorial for former assistant DA will be colorful affair

Jimmy Dunn was more than a colorful character. He was a walking kaleidoscope. Dunn was easy to spot in a crowd because the jackets he ...

Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet

While Pennsylvania's financial outlook remains bleak, money worries aren't plaguing a certain sheikh. So of course the United Arab Emirates billionaire is benefiting from the ...

Election day loss has surprisingly nice flavor for Braddock mayor

Defeat seldom tastes this good. After finishing third among four candidates in a Democratic U.S. Senate primary, most people would retch as though they just ...

Seismic number of party defectors do little to shake predictable outcomes

The shift was seismic. Weary of their voices being ignored, a record number of Pennsylvanians recently registered disgust with their elected officials by switching party ...

Heyl: Ex-humane society director feared for children's safety

Wild dogs often travel in packs. So do social media scourges. A pack of Internet assailants circled around Joy Braunstein in February after the then-Western ...