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Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto in Cuba on manufacturing trade mission

By Bob Bauder 11:34 p.m.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s public schedule stated he had Sunday off. But he was secretly flying to Cuba with Western Pennsylvanian business people to help build trade relations with the Caribbean nation in anticipation of the lifting of a U.S. embargo. He made the trip without public notice for what …

UPMC offering buyouts to 3,500 employees in cost-cutting move

By Alex Nixon 11:31 p.m.
UPMC is offering buyouts to 3,500 of its older workers in a move to cut costs as the Pittsburgh hospital giant adjusts to slowing demand for hospital-based care. The nonprofit organization said …

Lawsuit filed against PWSA for inaccurate billing from radio-controlled meter readers

By Adam Brandolph 11:39 p.m.
Wireless water meter readers installed throughout the Pittsburgh area are notoriously faulty and have reported inaccurate readings for some homeowners, according to a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and others. The lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County Common …

Allegheny

UPMC offering buyouts to 3,500 employees in cost-cutting move

By Alex Nixon 11:31 p.m.
UPMC is offering buyouts to 3,500 of its older workers in a move to cut costs as the Pittsburgh hospital giant adjusts to slowing demand for hospital-based care. The nonprofit …

Armstrong

Burrell Township rollover wreck kills Parks man

By Tribune-Review
A Parks Township man was killed and his passenger critically injured in a rollover crash Sunday in Burrell Township, Armstrong County. Joseph Andrew Batiz, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers. Batiz was trapped …

Beaver

Beaver Valley nuclear reactor returns to service

By Tribune-Review
FirstEnergy Corp. this week restarted a nuclear reactor at its Beaver Valley power plant that was offline for a month for regular maintenance and refueling. The Akron, Ohio-based utility shut down Unit 1 at the Shippingport plant April 25. In …

Butler

One vote now separates 2 Republican candidates for Butler County commissioner

By Bill Vidonic
Just one vote now separates two Republican candidates for Butler County commissioner following a Tuesday examination of 31 provisional ballots, according to the county solicitor. The county’s Election Board will host a 9 a.m. Friday hearing on 13 provisional ballots, …

Fayette

Police in Fayette County seek witnesses to motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review 8:15 p.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY SOUTH UNION Police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash State police in Uniontown are seeking witnesses to a fatal motorcycle accident late Monday in South Union. Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Allison was killed in the accident at …

Indiana

2nd stepbrother sentenced for White Township drilling company arson

By Tribune-Review 9:47 p.m.
A Homer City man who admitted helping burn down a White Township business in July has been sentenced to 111⁄2 months to two years in the Indiana County Jail. Tyler Hill, 18, will serve the sentence in the county jail …

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

Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing

By Rick Wills
For nearly each of the past 70 years, Milton Saniga has attended a Memorial Day ceremony. “It was a beautiful observance, a perfect day. There are more and more people …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland shooting victim flown to Pittsburgh hospital

By Tribune-Review
A female was shot Tuesday afternoon at a home along Reynolds Street in the village of Hutchinson, Sewickley Township, state police said. The house where the shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. is located a neighborhood across from the Hutchinson Volunteer …

Education

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea 11:00 p.m.
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said …

Pennsylvania

Posthumous election wins have happened in Western Pa., nation

By Aaron Aupperlee
This week wasn’t the first time voters in the region handed a victory to a candidate who died before Election Day. Barbara Daly Danko, a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman from …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - May 26, 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: Mattress salesman remains restless after almost 70 years on job 11:36 p.m.
Retire completely? Seymour Farber won’t consider it. Retirement is for the old. He’s only 94. Seven years after selling his Homestead mattress business at the …

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Obituaries

‘Voice of Pittsburgh’ was proud of Mon Valley roots

By Carl Prine
Kathy J. Kerestes, a pioneering broadcaster known to her audiences as “Mon Valley Minnie” and “The Voice of Pittsburgh,” died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland after …