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Coroners, organ harvesting group spar over procurement process

By Luis Fábregas
The region’s organ procurement organization says Pennsylvania coroners needlessly blocked organ donations more than a dozen times because of criminal investigations involving the potential donors. The O’Hara-based Center for Organ Recovery and Education argues that those organs could have saved lives, but coroners contend that removing them before autopsies can …

Pa. gaming industry’s growth amplifies siren call for addicts

By Jason Cato
Darlene Moulden of Carnegie started gambling when she was young, buying lottery tickets. When Pennsylvania expanded its legal gambling to casinos, she graduated to playing slots. Now Moulden, 50, a bookkeeper, is …

Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even, survey finds

By Natasha Lindstrom
Six years since the official end of the Great Recession, demand for community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania and nationwide continues to climb even as government support dwindles, a national survey found. “We’re still …

Allegheny

‘Dry’ no more: Wilkinsburg, Bellevue restaurant owners expect to benefit

By Katherine Schaeffer
Restaurant owners in Wilkinsburg and Bellevue are moving to take advantage of Tuesday’s vote to allow liquor licenses in the “dry” communities, hoping that they’ll attract more business and boost …

Armstrong

Kittanning Municipal Authority seeks agreement to clarify its role

By Julie E. Martin
An aborted takeover of the Kittanning Municipal Authority by the borough has prompted it to seek an agreement that more clearly spells out its autonomy as an independent governmental board. The authority was created in 2000 to upgrade and operate …

Beaver

Hopewell hall of fame, museum celebrates retro arcade games

By Michael Machosky
You might be old enough to know the feeling of quarters burning a hole in your pocket. You might know the fear that somewhere there are alien invaders/asteroids/giant centipedes going …

Butler

Zelienople prepares for 175th anniversary

By Bill Vidonic
There’s no place that offers a better sense of community and history than Zelienople for Scott Cooper. “I don’t think I’d rather live anywhere else,” Cooper, 45, said. “It’s very …

Fayette

Gulf War veteran restores Uniontown mansion

By Franklin Lacava
Visitors to Uniontown often marvel at neighborhoods of palatial homes built during the coal and coking boom of 100 years ago. But to today’s economy-minded homeowners, high ceilings mean high …

Indiana

State police cite ‘Breaking Amish’ star

By Tribune-Review
A reality TV star was handed a dose of reality Saturday, state police at Indiana said. Jeremiah H. Raber, 35, who appeared in the show “Breaking Amish,” was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after a vehicle in which …

Somerset

Trooper fatally shoots burglary suspect inside Somerset Twp. grocery store

By Paul Peirce
State troopers who went into a Somerset County grocery store to check an alarm in the early-morning darkness Friday shot and killed a burglar when he refused to drop a …

Washington

Washington County man dies in 2-vehicle accident

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County man died in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday. William R. Fazzolare, 30, of Midway may have had a medical emergency while driving on Route 980 in Robinson, Washington County, causing his vehicle to cross into the opposite …

Westmoreland

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce 10:33 a.m.
A 23-year-old Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early this morning when his motorcycle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported …

Education

U.S. Steel gives $60,000 to scholarship program to help Mon-Yough area schools

By Patrick Cloonan
Five Mon-Yough area parochial schools will benefit from $60,000 that U.S. Steel donated to the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program conducted by Bridge Educational Foundation. “This program has the ability …

Pennsylvania

Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even, survey finds

By Natasha Lindstrom
Six years since the official end of the Great Recession, demand for community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania and nationwide continues to climb even as government support dwindles, a national survey found. …

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Saturday - May 23, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery’s pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: When it comes to vintage items, Munhall store owner an old hand
In a world of one-click online ordering, this place is an anomaly. If you want some of Too Groovy’s vintage pop culture products, forget about …

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Obituaries

Dedicated doctor assisted in polio vaccine testing

By Bill Vidonic
Even when pediatrician Angelo Runco was vacationing with his family on the New Jersey shore, the work never stopped. His wife, Marjorie, recalled one time when a parent brought a …