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Board members bring business attitude to nonprofit August Wilson

By Natasha Lindstrom
The two business executives tapped to govern the newly debt-free nonprofit August Wilson Center for African American Culture share a similar leadership strategy: Listen, learn, execute — then perhaps most importantly, admit missteps and shift course when plans don’t pan out. “If something’s not working, you stop, you evaluate, you …

Animal welfare groups see opportunities in dialogue about Vick signing

By Adam Brandolph
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick last week caused outrage among football fans and dog lovers alike — starting a conversation that animal welfare advocates hope to use to their …

Survey finds no clear fix to achieving racial diversity in Westmoreland County

By Jacob Tierney
Westmoreland County residents agree that racial diversity is important, but they aren’t sure what they would be willing to do to achieve it, according to a recently completed study. “People value diversity. They think it’s a really good thing. They …

Allegheny

W.Pa. to observe International Overdose Awareness Day

By Jason Cato
The bell atop Trinity Cathedral, Downtown, will ring 31 times Monday — once for every 10 people in Allegheny County who died last year from drugs. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a prayer service at noon as part …

Armstrong

‘Drugs Kill Dreams’ celebrates 15th year in Armstrong County

By Julie E. Martin
As Gary DeComo’s Drugs Kill Dreams program turns 15, the Ford City-based district judge said he is as excited about the anti-drug program as he was when it started. “I …

Beaver

Chippewa man charged after fatal New Brighton stabbing

By Tony Raap
A woman was stabbed to death Saturday night during a fight with a man at an apartment building in Beaver County, police said. Officers charged Kevin Hooks, 52, of Chippewa with homicide in connection with the fatal stabbing at the …

Butler

Vintage drive-in theaters’ prices, upgrades still draw in Western Pa.

By Rick Wills
When Eric Butler takes his family to Starlight Drive-In near Butler, everyone is happy. “We take our kids there and they love it. If they get tired or bored, they …

Fayette

White lion Prince dies at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

By Ben Schmitt
Prince, a 5-year-old white lion, was born at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, recognized by staff as a symbol of its Wildlife Kingdom, and died there last week. On Sunday, resort officials …

Indiana

Man struck by vehicle in Indiana dies of injuries

By Tribune-Review 2:18 p.m.
A 30-year-old Indiana man died of injuries he sustained Sunday when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Wayne Avenue in Indiana Borough. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as John A. Hadfield of Indiana. The …

Somerset

Coroner identifies man killed in Somerset County crash

By Tony Raap
A coroner has identified a man killed in a crash early Sunday in Somerset County. Harry Keen’s vehicle overturned and struck a traffic sign and utility pole at 12:45 a.m. on Water Level Road in Milford Township, state police and …

Washington

Deadly heroin was laced with fentanyl, district attorney says

By Jason Cato
Lab tests confirmed that at least some heroin that caused deadly and dangerous overdoses this month in Washington County was spiked with fentanyl, District Attorney Gene Vittone said. Federal investigators helping with the investigation into nearly 30 overdoses, including three …

Westmoreland

Renovations a go on historic La Rose building in downtown Greensburg

By Jacob Tierney 12:50 p.m.
Workers are almost ready to begin renovating Greensburg’s historic La Rose building on South Main Street, now that demolition of the facade revealed it is ...

Education

McKeesport Area schools to provide outreach activities

By Michael DiVittorio
McKeesport Area School District staffers will have more of community presence this academic year. Community Connection Workshops are scheduled in February, March and April, when staffers will share their expertise …

Pennsylvania

Animal welfare groups see opportunities in dialogue about Vick signing

By Adam Brandolph
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick last week caused outrage among football fans and dog lovers alike — starting a conversation that animal welfare advocates hope to use …

Photo Gallery

Monday - Aug. 31, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
FDA’s revised serving sizes on nutrition labels might backfire as endorsement 11:12 a.m.
Every time I reach for the tub of vanilla ice cream in the freezer, I tell myself it’s only 150 calories. That’s what the label …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Another Know-Nothing moment
CLEVELAND We’ve been here before. The year was 1855, when the convention of the State Council of Know-Nothings — an insurgent political party based on …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Charlie’s recognizability a tragic flaw for Pittsburgh fishmonger
Et tu, Tuna? For obvious reasons, Charlie the Tuna and Shakespeare rarely are mentioned in the same sentence. But the fate that befell the mascot …

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Obituaries

Attorney’s skill, love of sports benefited athletes

By Tony Raap
Steven Stepanian combined contract law with his love for sports. He worked behind the scenes as counsel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, handling home purchases for players and managing their celebrity …