Eric Heyl

Rendell: Friend to politicians in need (of a good attorney)

Even the corrupt need a champion. In Pennsylvania, crooked politicians have theirs in former Gov. Ed Rendell. Much like Will Rogers never met a man ...

Heyl: Broken handcycle sets back paralyzed cyclist in world record hunt

One moment, Attila Domos was cruising effortlessly through the streets of Squirrel Hill on his handcycle. The next moment, the paraplegic musician found himself ...

Cost of Mayor Peduto's office remodeling eludes controller's audit queries

If you ever need masonry work done on your property, consider hiring Pittsburgh Department of Public Works employees. They appear exceptionally skilled at stonewalling. Those talents ...

Heyl: Big Ben dodges Trump affiliation, avoiding predecessors' fumbles

Football season doesn't start for three months, but Ben Roethlisberger just proved he's one of the smartest quarterbacks in the NFL. He did so without ...

$2 million in grants could bolster state's successful liquor corporations

You probably never heard of the D.G. Yuengling & Son brewing company. The fledgling Pottsville operation has been around only since 1829 and has struggled ...

Heyl: Hamlet's hiring could be a mistake of Shakespearean proportions

"God hath given you one face and you make yourself another." — William Shakespeare, "Hamlet." Drama of Shakespearean proportion is unfolding in the Pittsburgh Public ...

Market proprietor on front lines of battle to revitalize Hazelwood

For motorists driving through Hazelwood, the sight has to disappoint. A tarp covers the large hay wagon in a grassy lot along Second Avenue where ...

Heyl: Boldest move yet made in fight over Mt. Washington billboard

It was an aggressive act of guerilla advertising. With an entire city looking on in shock and confusion, a group of outdoor signage jihadists quickly ...

It's time for the cynics to join the 21st century — and crack open a beer

Not to suggest the few opponents of this historic moment should keep their emotions bottled up. But because supporters greatly outnumber detractors of the state's ...

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 ...