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Obama hopes to replicate CCAC job training efforts across U.S.

By Mike Wereschagin 10:36 p.m.
In another endorsement of Western Pennsylvania’s post-industrial recovery, President Obama on Wednesday called the Community College of Allegheny County “an outstanding model” of job creation worthy of national replication. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden used CCAC’s West Hills Center, a vocational training facility in North Fayette, as a backdrop …

Peduto says Penguins playoff series will be economic boon

By Bob Bauder 10:01 p.m.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gave his tickets to Wednesday night’s Penguins playoff game to a lucky fan outside the Consol Energy Center. The mayor initially told the media he wanted to sell …

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 10:45 p.m.
Bill Evans hugged his oldest daughter for an extra few seconds early Wednesday morning. The sun was just rising as they stood inside the front door, taking cover from the unseasonably cold …

Allegheny

Obama hopes to replicate CCAC job training efforts across U.S.

By Mike Wereschagin 10:36 p.m.
In another endorsement of Western Pennsylvania’s post-industrial recovery, President Obama on Wednesday called the Community College of Allegheny County “an outstanding model” of job creation worthy of national replication. Obama …

Westmoreland

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 10:45 p.m.
Bill Evans hugged his oldest daughter for an extra few seconds early Wednesday morning. The sun was just rising as they stood inside the front …

Fayette

Connellsville police hitting the streets on foot and bikes

By Mark Hofmann 10:26 p.m.
Residents may see the Connellsville police on foot and on two wheels this summer. Mayor Greg Lincoln said the police department is working to bring back its bicycle and foot patrols. Lincoln said the police department had three bicycles in …

Armstrong

Bullet strikes Armstrong school van

By Brad Pedersen 9:45 p.m.
Nobody was injured when a bullet hit an Armstrong School District van on Route 422 in Plumcreek on Tuesday morning. State police are trying to determine who fired the bullet that hit the back quarter panel of the van owned …

Beaver

Beaver Co. man indicted on federal sex crime

By Brian Bowling
A federal grand jury has indicted a Beaver County man of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. Donald L. Starkey, 56, of Chippewa also faces state charges connected with the sexual …

Butler

Butler County woman dies of injuries from motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County woman died Monday afternoon of injuries from a motorcycle accident in Mercer County Sunday. Julie Ann Codispot, 46, of Butler was pronounced dead at 12:24 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. …

Indiana

IUP students study by day, man fire station at night

By Mary Pickels
When a call comes in to the Indiana Fire Association’s White Township substation after midnight, four firefighters spring from their second-floor beds, slide down a pole into the truck bay, …

Somerset

Police accuse Somerset man of choking mother

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man grabbed his mother around the throat and choked her after they argued about him selling his television for marijuana, state police at Somerset said. “‘How’s it feel to die?” Joel Lepley, 20, of Boswell, said several …

Washington

4 held for trial in shooting death of 10-year-old Washington County girl

By Jason Cato 10:28 p.m.
Inside a heavily guarded courtroom, a Washington County judge on Wednesday listened to how a botched robbery ended with the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl and ordered all four …

Education

Moon school hiring under fire

By Tory N. Parrish
Two Moon Area School Board members are unhappy with the hiring process used to select the chief financial officer/chief operating officer, who used to work in the same Virginia school district as Moon Area’s superintendent. The board voted 8-1 on …

Pennsylvania

Legislative sting’s scope broad, diverse

By Brad Bumsted 10:36 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — A legislative sting operation was much broader than originally described, and the undercover informant who recorded many conversations reached out to a racially diverse group of Democratic and Republican state lawmakers, lobbyists and city officials, according to sources …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - April 16, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Hospital trauma workers heroic, too, in treating school stabbing victims
In the minutes after victims of savage stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School arrived at Forbes Hospital, doctors and nurses came upon a daunting …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dancer’s comeback made step by step
Nia Frazier will return to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh on Wednesday not as a patient, but as a performer. Nia, 12, and four other …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Test for preparers not so taxing
If you fret enough about your income taxes that you pay someone else to do them for you, this isn’t what you want to read. …

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Obituaries

Prominent surgeon never forgot roots

By Bill Zlatos
Sometimes when Dr. John C. Gaisford went out to eat, a waiter, restaurant owner or patron would go up to him and gratefully show off the incision where he operated …