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Increase in insured, aging patients could overwhelm health care providers

By Alex Nixon 9:00 p.m.
Mark DeRubeis has seen signs that newly insured patients are beginning to put pressure on doctors’ services. But it’s not the crush on family physicians that some envisioned as thousands gained coverage for the first time when President Obama’s health care law kicked in this year. “We are seeing some …

As suicides spike, new Pa. law to start prevention efforts in 6th grade

By Paul Peirce 9:00 p.m.
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide. She locked herself in a bathroom in their Trafford home and turned on a portable grill …

Former PA Cyber School CEO seeks dismissal of fraud charges

By Tribune-Review 9:40 p.m.
A federal grand jury in August indicted PA Cyber Charter School founder and former CEO Nicholas Trombetta of East Liverpool, Ohio, on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy and filing …

Allegheny

Pittsburgh to appeal judge’s ruling to let police move outside city

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh will appeal a judge’s ruling that would permit police officers to live outside city limits, but police union officials are confident the decision will stand. Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto, said the Solicitor’s Office will ask Allegheny …

Westmoreland

As suicides spike, new Pa. law to start prevention efforts in 6th grade

By Paul Peirce 9:00 p.m.
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide. She locked herself in a bathroom in their Trafford …

Fayette

N. Belle Vernon councilman calls for joint effort on events

By Joe Napsha
A North Belle Vernon councilman is seeking the support of other Mon Valley municipalities in a joint effort to publicize and promote activities and events at their community parks in Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. By getting multiple municipalities to …

Armstrong

Apollo’s ‘Race to the Moon’ puts runners in the dark to raise money for trails

By Brad Pedersen
There’s just something about running in the dark that brings Parks Township resident Dave Charlton to the annual Race to the Moon on the Roaring Run Trail in Apollo. The …

Beaver

PA Cyber Charter School announces plans for $5.7 million expansion

By Megan Harris 9:40 p.m.
As school districts statewide continue cutting, Pennsylvania’s largest cyber school announced plans for widespread expansion, including at least 80 new teachers and a $5.7 million building project in downtown Midland in Beaver County. “It’s a big jump, but we’re a …

Butler

Fix near, Moraine beach reopening expected

By Rachel Farkas
A sewer-replacement project that closed Moraine State Park’s Pleasant Valley Beach Swimming Area should be finished in a month and allow the beach to re-open, park Manager Dustin Drew said. …

Indiana

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of …

Somerset

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia Mcelhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours shared on Thursday how the …

Washington

Washington County school district appeals value of natural gas facility

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Chartiers-Houston School District in Washington County has appealed the tax assessment of a MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resource natural gas processing facility, according to court documents. The facility at 800 Western Ave. is assessed at $429,367 for 2014 and 2015, …

Education

Former PA Cyber School CEO seeks dismissal of fraud charges

By Tribune-Review 9:40 p.m.
A federal grand jury in August indicted PA Cyber Charter School founder and former CEO Nicholas Trombetta of East Liverpool, Ohio, on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy …

Pennsylvania

As suicides spike, new Pa. law to start prevention efforts in 6th grade

By Paul Peirce 9:00 p.m.
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide. She locked herself in a bathroom in their Trafford home and turned on a …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - July 12, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Highmark-UPMC deal feels like a divorce
Now that the exasperating feud between Highmark and UPMC appears to be ending, we can agree on something: We feel like children of divorced parents. …

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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: Dearly departed feel draft 9:00 p.m.
The notification surely startled the deceased. Many of them were dead for decades, enjoying eternity blissfully free of obligation to the world they departed. Then, …

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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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Obituaries

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the original Ramones, dies

By The Associated Press
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who …