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Pirates minor league report: May 25, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:17 p.m.
Pirates INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 26-19) lost 15-9 at Columbus (Indians). 1B Jose Osuna (.268) went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer, a double and six RBIs. RHP Pedro Vasquez (0-1, 21.60 ERA) went 31/3 innings in relief allowing eight runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three....
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Kevin Na settles for 2-shot Colonial lead over Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:06 p.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — If Jordan Spieth thinks a winless streak approaching two years seems like forever, he might want to check with fellow major winner Jim Furyk. Both have a chance to end droughts at Colonial — if they can overtake third-round leader Kevin Na. Na settled for a...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Slow start dooms top-seeded Penn State lacrosse in NCAA semifinal loss

Staff Report
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:56 p.m.
Freshman Matt Brandau scored a career-high seven goals, and Yale held on to defeat top-seeded Penn State, 21-17, in the NCAA Division I semifinals on Saturday at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. Yale jumped to a 10-1 lead in the first quarter — tying an NCAA semifinal record for most goals...
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After giving Pirates ‘street cred’ 6 years ago, Russell Martin makes return to Pittsburgh

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:11 p.m.
For the first time since the 2014 wild-card game, Russell Martin appeared in a game at PNC Park on Saturday night. Martin was one of the stars on the first Pittsburgh Pirates team to have a winning record or qualify for the postseason in a 21-year span when they took...
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George Will: Trump, Obama and Congress to blame for disturbing Iranian policy

George Will
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON Difficulties with Iran will recur regularly, like the oscillations of a sine wave, and the recent crisis — if such it was, or is — illustrates persistent U.S. intellectual and institutional failures, starting with this: The Trump administration’s assumption, and that of many in Congress, is that if the...

Francisco Liriano as an ‘opener?’ He doesn’t want to — and the Pirates agree

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:46 p.m.
Things are so desperate for the Pittsburgh Pirates in regards to the health of their starting rotation they recently used two Triple-A pitchers as “openers” for three games over a span of a week. As luck would have it, the Pirates have a former All-Star starting pitcher in their bullpen,...
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says injury bug like ‘nothing’ he’s seen before

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:41 p.m.
It was almost four weeks ago an exasperated Clint Hurdle, after looking at his team’s 15-player injured list, suggested perhaps that was just the Pittsburgh Pirates “new normal.” Twenty-eight games and six more players headed to the IL later, the veteran manager of more than 2,500 MLB games suggested he...
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High school scores, schedules for May 25, 2019

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:35 p.m.
High Schools Baseball WPIAL Playoffs Class 6A Championship Wednesday’s schedule Penn-Trafford (18-3) vs. Pine-Richland (17-4) at Wild Things Park, 7:30 p.m. Consolation Tuesday’s schedule North Allegheny (16-6) vs. Bethel Park (15-4) at Washington & Jefferson College, 7 p.m. Class 5A Championship Tuesday’s schedule Shaler (14-7) vs. Laurel Highlands (14-6) at...
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Pirates yet to divulge plans for starting rotation

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:25 p.m.
Clint Hurdle confirmed Jordan Lyles would stay on turn in the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation and start Tuesday’s game at the Cincinnati Reds. And Chris Archer is starting Sunday’s home series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Beyond that? Hurdle wasn’t saying — at least he wasn’t saying before Saturday’s game....
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Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:06 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel. He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world. Much has changed...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Sandip Shah: Baby boomers should be wary of Medicare changes

Sandip Shah
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Baby boomers are aging rapidly. Around 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday every day. Unfortunately for these seniors, the government health care to which they’re entitled may put their lives at risk. That’s thanks to a new proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services that would impose price...

Joseph Sabino Mistick: Bill Burns knew the value of freedom

Joseph Sabino Mistick
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
In 1868, Union General John A. Logan issued General Orders No. 11, establishing a day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.” We still remember our war heroes that way. What is...

Mitchel Nickols: Proper management true measure of school success

Mitchel Nickols
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
The school year is drawing to an end for most students, but school districts’ work continues throughout the year. As they prepare to submit final budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, districts focus on critical needs for educating youth effectively and efficiently. Discussion topics include teacher salaries and benefits, which...

Fox Chapel senior Shymansky wins PIAA singles tennis title

Staff Report
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:59 p.m.
Fox Chapel senior Robby Shymansky wasn’t going to let the opportunity to win his first PIAA singles title slip away, even after giving up an early second-set lead to Great Valley’s Sameer Gangoli. After splitting the first two sets, Shymansky got out to another 4-1 lead in the third set...

‘Big 3’ still rule tennis as French Open kicks off

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:58 p.m.
The Big 3 are still very much around. They’re still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they’re still the dominant figures in men’s tennis, responsible for the main storylines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015...
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Hempfield’s Bannon races to PIAA silver medal in hurdles

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:53 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — Two races in a short period of time might have cost Hempfield senior Jared Bannon a gold medal Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships. Bannon ran the 200-meter semifinals at 11:45 a.m. at Seth Grove Stadium. A half hour later, he ran in the...

Cassidy, Berube overcome early coaching struggles to meet in Stanley Cup Final

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:38 p.m.
Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought coaches Bruce Cassidy and Craig Berube to the Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy guided the Boston Bruins to this point a decade and a half after a disastrous tenure in Washington. Berube took the St. Louis Blues from worst to...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Most drivers want NASCAR’s longest race to remain that way

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:37 p.m.
CONCORD, N.C. — With a furrowed brow, NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. “Is that what some thirty-something said?” the 72-year-old Waltrip said to the Associated Press. Well, as...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins repeats at PIAA track championships

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:36 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — Shady Side Academy sophomore Melissa Riggins successfully defended her PIAA 800- and 1,600-meter titles Saturday at the state track and field championships. And Riggins did it in style, breaking the Class AA record in the 800. “I definitely was going after the record, but I don’t know if...

Riverside senior Calvin Wetzel overcomes back injury to win PIAA title

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:20 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — A back injury almost kept Riverside senior Calvin Wetzel from competing in track and filed this spring. Wetzel was hurt during the indoor track season and didn’t finish the campaign. He shut things down in January and didn’t return until May. On Saturday, Wetzel won the Class AA...
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Burrell 400 relay breaks school record, wins PIAA gold

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:18 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell sprinter Jocelyn Vickers ran her opening leg of the 400-meter relay and then hurried toward the finish line to wait for her team’s baton to arrive. She didn’t wait long. Allee Kuhns ran the second leg down the backstretch. Madi Walsh handled the curve, and Olivia Kelly...

GCC freshman Brewer has memorable day at PIAA championships

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:14 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — Greensburg Central Catholic freshman Corinn Brewer had a busy and productive Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. Brewer picked up seventh-place medals in the pole vault and the 800-meter run and added a bronze medal in the 1,600. “I’m happy,” Brewer said after running the 800....

Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton captures state title in 110 hurdles

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:08 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — When Waynesburg senior Daniel Layton crossed the finish line after winning the Class AA 110-meter hurdles Saturday, he had a big smile on his face. That’s because he accomplished something he almost wasn’t allowed to do. A clerical error by his coach, who is his dad Rick, almost...
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Pirates add Dovydas Neverauskas, Rookie Davis to bullpen, place Chris Stratton on IL

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:45 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Pirates added two right-handed pitchers to their staff Saturday afternoon. In 78 combined career MLB innings, the pair has a 7.50 ERA. Dovydas Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, and the contract of Rookie Davis was selected from the Triple-A Indians. Neverauskas allowed seven earned runs in 12⁄3...
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Tora!Tora!Tora! attack hits home for Westmoreland airshow patron

Joe Napsha
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:30 p.m.
As Russell Miller of Connellsville joined thousands of others on Saturday in watching World War II training planes modified to look like Japanese planes simulate — in the skies above the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe — the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, he wondered what it...

Outdoors notices for May 26, 2019

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:30 p.m.
Notices Outdoors RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • There were 155 shooters who battled heavy winds in the Twi-Night Trap League on May 23. Connellsville finished in first place with a score of 186 targets. Hecla (182), East Huntingdon (181), Youngwood (180) and Ruffsdale (174) and rounded out the scoring. Connellsville (49) leads...
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Great blue herons common, interesting birds

Everybody Adventures | Bob Frye
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Imagine a prince, tall and angular, or a princess, long and curvy. Either with a rakish bit of long, flowing hair, dark, piercing eyes and a regal way of moving. They seem all grace and refinement. Royal, almost. And then … “SQUAAAAWK!” They open their mouth and the noise that...
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Steelers face 20-1 odds of having NFL’s best record in 2019

Joe Rutter
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:14 p.m.
Coming off a 9-6-1 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be trying to return to the AFC playoffs for the fifth time in six years. One gambling site thinks the Steelers have a better chance of achieving the NFL’s best record in 2019 than they do the worst. According to BetOnline.ag,...
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Avonworth/Northgate’s Hayden Robinson finds ‘relief’ in 100-meter victory at PIAAs

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:04 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — There, of course, was happiness and excitement as Hayden Robinson crossed the finish line first at Seth Grove Stadium. But, she said, there was also relief. The Avonworth/Northgate senior won the girls 100-meter dash Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championship, winning gold after finishing...
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James Washington more at ease playing with Roethlisberger, Steelers

Joe Rutter
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00 p.m.
James Washington never felt entirely comfortable in the Steelers offense — or with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — in his rookie season. A late-season pep talk by Roethlisberger calmed the young Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver’s nerves. Still, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that Washington began to feel totally at...
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Tornado warning issued for Westmoreland County

Jamie Martines
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:37 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a tornado warning for northern and central Westmoreland County, including Vandergrift, Orchard Hills and Apollo, until 8:30 p.m. Pea-sized hail is possible. The entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region is under severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. The warning stretches from eastern Ohio and...
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At the spelling bee, the most common sound is the toughest

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:13 p.m.
The word that knocked runner-up Naysa Modi out of last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was “Bewusstseinslage” — one of those flashy, impossible-sounding German-derived words that make the audience gasp when they are announced. Naysa believes the seemingly mundane word that knocked her out the year before was just as...
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Editorial: CEO salaries, raises show wage gap

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:01 p.m.
Pay raises: they’re not just for political employees anymore. Yes, it was just a week ago that we were questioning the salary bumps for members of Gov. Tom Wolf’s staff. Those annual numbers jumped from $9,000 to $33,000. But for some, that’s chump change. We all know the guys at...
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Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:50 p.m.
For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate...
Categories: News | Wire stories | World

Death toll for Mt. Everest climbers reaches 10 for this season

Samson X Horne
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:49 p.m.
Officials say a British man died Saturday morning in an attempt to climb Mount Everest, bringing this season’s death toll to 10. Al Jazeera reports that 44-year-old Robin Haynes Fisher died after he “suddenly collapsed” while returning from the summit. Two other climbers died Friday, Irishman Kevin Hynes, 56, and...
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Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:38 p.m.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called “yellow” or “white” by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. “I am black, that’s what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise,”...
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State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The Alabama law outlawing...
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California show explores Andy Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:27 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco captures the artist’s ability to use...
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Aliquippa sprinter M.J. Devonshire wins gold in 100, 200 at PIAA Class AA championship

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:26 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG – Aliquippa has a storied history of all-time great all-around athletes who wore the Quips’ red and black. M.J. Devonshire surely solidified his spot on that list. The senior won the 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships, giving him two state...
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Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:21 p.m.
HOPE, Ark. — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the...
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Pennsylvania has already seen yearly average of tornadoes

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:15 p.m.
Weather officials say Pennsylvania has already recorded the average number of tornados for a year. Meteorologist Sarah Johnson of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey says 16 tornadoes that have had preliminary confirmation in the commonwealth so far this year. Severe weather is more common in...
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Nepal’s record-setting Everest guide returns as a hero

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:06 p.m.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the airport. His...
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Leechburg Cemetery Co. seeks assistance with grounds maintenance

Joyce Hanz
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:49 p.m.
The Leechburg Cemetery Company doesn’t have enough volunteers to maintain the grounds that command a hill off of Pershing and Evergreen roads. Knee-high grass and weeds compete with numerous Memorial Day flags recently placed on tombstones at The Leechburg Cemetery. Volunteer and borough resident Larry Boehm squeezes in time mowing...

Sounding off: With abortion outlawed, who will take care of the babies?

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:39 p.m.
“Heartbeat ban” is an attempt to outlaw abortion. At least 15 states to date are trying to enact laws that ban abortion as early as six weeks of gestation or when a heartbeat can be heard. Most women don’t even know they are pregnant six weeks into a pregnancy. My...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:30 p.m.
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in...
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Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:25 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers. Regulators on the East Coast are contending with a...
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North Allegheny’s Zach Kinne leads 5 WPIAL runners on 3,200 medal podium at PIAAs

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:20 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — North Allegheny’s Zachary Kinne was running at Seth Grove Stadium, otherwise the state championship sure felt a lot like the WPIAL meet. Five WPIAL runners finished among the Top 6 in the boys 3,200-meter run Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships led by Kinne,...
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Fans flock early to Westmoreland Airshow

Joe Napsha
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:42 a.m.
Ronald Miller of Connellsville wondered Saturday as watched the World War II training planes modified to look like Japanese fighters and torpedo bombers, perform aerial maneuvers over the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe, that were meant to simulate the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Like thousands of...

Joey Porter: Steelers inside linebacker Devin Bush will ‘bring instant splash’

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:32 a.m.
Joey Porter ripped Ben Roethlisberger on the NFL Network, but the former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker coach was effusive in his praise of the addition of No. 1 draft pick Devin Bush. Porter appeared on the NFL Network and said the inside linebacker, who was selected No. 10 overall last...
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Joey Porter becomes latest ex-Steeler to rip Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:21 a.m.
The bashing of Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership skills continued from former Pittsburgh Steelers, with Joey Porter telling the NFL Network the quarterback is selfish with his power and waited too long to apologize to Antonio Brown. Porter, who was fired by the Steelers in January after four seasons as outside linebackers...
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Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo defends 3,200 title in record time at PIAA Class AA championship

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:07 a.m.
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo heard a voice from above helping her set a meet record Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. With her father shouting encouragement from the top rows of Seth Grove Stadium and her mother and sister cheering along the fence, the junior defended her Class AA...
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WPXI’s Courtney Brennan moving on after 9 years

Tom Davidson
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:56 a.m.
Courtney Brennan is leaving WPXI-TV to pursue other opportunities, she told her fans on Facebook this week. “My friends! This is my last week as a reporter at Channel 11,” Brennan wrote on her page “Oh, how I have LOVED these last 9 years and all of YOU for coming...

Bethel Park’s Emily Carter wins 3,200 meters, sets PIAA record in AAA

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:46 a.m.
SHIPPENSBURG — All Bethel Park sophomore Emily Carter was expecting at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday was a place on the podium. But the WPIAL Class AAA champion outdid herself. She ended up standing on the top of the podium following the 3,200-meter final. Carter finished in 10...
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Letter to the editor: What’s Gov. Wolf’s take on abortion?

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
As more and more states are enacting laws to curb rampant abortions, where is Gov. Tom Wolf? Of course there is a “D” after his name, rhetorical as it may be. Surprisingly he has not yet attempted to enact horrific laws like those in Virginia and New York. Rene A. Marquis Jeannette

Letter to the editor: Keep arts in schools

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Thanks to the Trib for the comprehensive coverage of local arts organizations and events and, particularly, your expanded coverage of local theater and Westmoreland County high school musicals. Bravo! As I see it, the collective arts community throughout our county is the envy of Western Pennsylvania. Yet, while interest in local music, arts and theater entertainment continues to annually surge — especially within the schools — the issue of not replacing retiring music educators is

Letter to the editor: Pittsburgh sisters welcome immigrants

| Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Pittsburgh’s templed hills have long provided refuge to persons of diverse heritages and faiths whose virtues tempered our city of steel. The Catholic Sisters Leadership Council of Western Pennsylvania wishes to join Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in welcoming vulnerable migrants and refugees seeking asylum from violence, injustice and other life-threatening conditions. Comprehensive immigration reform — including humane treatment of migrants — has long been a priority for Catholic sisters. Our faith teaches us that all

Lawyers for Noah’s Ark theme park are suing its insurance company for rain damage

The Washington Post
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:08 a.m.
It is one of the world’s classic stories. A gigantic ark gets built with the help of a higher power, a symbolic refuge from the depravity of humankind. It is a huge, grandiose structure constructed out of wood that is perhaps larger than anything comparable in the world. Then heavy...
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5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA boys track and field championships

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:06 a.m.
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1, as no boys claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AAA and AA boys championships: Tiger power The first...

5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA girls track and field championships

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:00 a.m.
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1 performance, as no girls claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AA and AAA girls championships: Quarzo repeat The...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:44 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann’s church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the same young...
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Police say 10 wounded following shooting at New Jersey bar

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:36 a.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar. Authorities say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside a bar in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the...
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Police: ‘Ongoing dispute’ suspected in Robinson shooting death

Samson X Horne
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:31 a.m.
A feud between two men led to the shooting death of one of them Friday night in Robinson Township, police said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that 51-year-old Michael McDonald was the victim. He was shot at a home on the 2000 block of Forest Grove Road just...

2 former Penguins set for induction into IIHF Hall of Fame

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:00 a.m.
Former Pittsburgh Penguins wingers Miroslav Satan and Ziggy Palffy will be among the players inducted into the IIHL Hall of Fame on Sunday in Slovakia. Mike Modano, Hayley Wickenheiser and Jorgen Jonsson will round out the class of players. Satan played for the Penguins in 2008-09, recording six points in...
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Former Bengals star Chad Johnson says he plans to attend KKK rally

Samson X Horne
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:18 a.m.
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson doesn’t appear to be happy that he wasn’t invited to a Klu Klux Klan rally scheduled for Saturday in Dayton, Ohio. Damn no invite❓ Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 24, 2019 Ocho Cinco made it known via Twitter that he may show up anyhow....
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Grandmother remembered for Italian feasts

Sherry Esser
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, it seems that the best recipes come from the kitchens of grandmothers and grandfathers. Lucy Yannotti, who lived in Morningside, gathered her family of four adult children and 14 grandchildren every Sunday into her kitchen and served an Italian meal from scratch that...
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Pirates and Allegheny Health Network team up for ‘Catch for Cancer’

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Bring you glove for some baseball on the field at PNC Park. The annual Catch for Cancer event is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 1. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Allegheny Health Network will host a baseball skills workshop with the opportunity to meet Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon and...

Level Green dietitian shared Italian culinary traditions

Jeff Himler
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Food was a passion and a profession for Lisa Ginsburg. A registered dietitian, she made sure those she cared for — including family members — were well fed and hydrated. “When I was in college, I played baseball for Clarion University, and she helped me with my nutrition,” her younger brother, Damian Marasco, recalled. “She wrote some nutrition plans for me, so I was able to keep my weight up.” “She practiced what she preached,”
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Julianna Margulies fights Ebola in ‘The Hot Zone’

Tribune News Service
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Julianna Margulies knew her role in the National Geographic limited series “The Hot Zone” would give her a multitude of layers to play. She could concentrate on the medical part of the character bringing to the screen the doctor who, in 1989, recognized the first appearance of the deadly Ebola...
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Alle-Kiski Valley pools dive into the summer season

Emily Balser
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Four swimming pools across the Alle-Kiski Valley dive into their summer seasons with Saturday openings. For Springdale Township’s Bouquet Park Pool, it took a successful $20,000 fundraising campaign to make this season happen. Pool officials had been worried they would have to scrap the summer season and file for bankruptcy...

The Week: North Hills

Tony LaRussa
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Here are some of the news and features in the North Hills from the past week. For more details on these and other stories, follow the links below or see the North Hills section on Triblive.com: • Cocktails & Cuisine fundraiser supports Crisis Center North • North Hills preliminary budget...
Categories: Local | North Hills

Millvale kicks off summer with bike rally

Erica Cebzanov
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Millvale is slated to celebrate the start of summer with its family-friendly Rally on Grant: Summer Kickoff Party & Bike Rally featuring bicycle safety information, bike and helmet giveaways for resident children, entertainment, crafts and refreshments. The Millvale Borough, Millvale Community Library, Millvale Community Development Corp. and Millvale Borough Bike...
Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler

Photo gallery: Poff Elementary dance raises funds for food pantry

Tribune-Review
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Poff Elementary held its first All School Dance on May 10 at Hampton High School. This event sold 248 tickets. Guests donated more than 350 nonperishable food items to benefit North Hills Community Outreach’s food pantry. Sponsors for the dance included Poff PTO, Wildwood Sports Complex, Katie’s Clay Studio, Caliente...
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‘When They See Us’ actors revisit the Central Park Five case

Associated Press
| Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Actor Jharrel Jerome, perhaps best known for his role in “Moonlight,” recalls walking to school a few years ago in his native New York City, worried about an upcoming test, when he was stopped by two police officers. “Stop! Can I see your bag?” one asked him. He immediately froze...
Categories: AandE | Movies TV

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

Associated Press
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:51 p.m.
NEW YORK — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It’s harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run...
Categories: Sports | NHL

Four WPIAL teams enter Trib HSSN state baseball rankings

Don Rebel
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:41 p.m.
The weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings looked more like the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace after a busy week of district postseason play this past week. Thirteen baseball teams dropped out of the state Top 5 with at least two changes in all six classifications. The two...

Four WPIAL teams fall out of Trib HSSN state softball rankings

Don Rebel
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:36 p.m.
There will be no district gold for six teams who were ranked last week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings. Some of those teams saw their season come to an end while a few have a second chance in the upcoming PIAA postseason. Other significant changes included: There were...

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

Associated Press
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:29 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr., on Friday immediately halted the administration’s efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction....
Categories: News | Politics Election

‘Fish with a WCO’ events on tap around Pennsylvania

Everybody Adventures | Bob Frye
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:28 p.m.
The weather might be — even should be — better this time around. Shoot, it can’t be much worse. Last September, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission waterways conservation officers in the southwest corner of the state held their inaugural “Fish with a WCO” event for children. It took place at...
Categories: Sports | Outdoors

Outdoor extras, including a new premium vibrating jig

Everybody Adventures | Bob Frye
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:12 p.m.
Lure of the Week Lure name: Thunder Cricket Company: Strike King (strikeking.com) Lure type: Vibrating jig Sizes and colors: Available four sizes — 3/8-, ½-, 5/8- and ¾-ounces — in 10 colors, including, black/blue, white/chartreuse, Falcon Lake craw, bluegill, bruiser and red/yellow/pink/green. Target species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass. Technique: Brand...
Categories: Sports | Outdoors

Pirates minor league report: May 24, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Friday, May 24, 2019 11:05 p.m.
Pirates INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 26-18) won 3-1 over Columbus (Indians). With the score tied 1-1, 2B Kevin Kramer (.285) drove in two runs on an eighth-inning double. Kramer has 14 doubles and 22 RBIs in 35 games this season. DH Corey Dickerson (.000) went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in...
Categories: Sports | Pirates

Pine-Richland beats Mt. Lebanon to capture 1st WPIAL boys lacrosse championship

Greg Macafee
| Friday, May 24, 2019 10:59 p.m.
For the first time in the history of Pine-Richland boys lacrosse, the Rams are the WPIAL Class AAA champions after defeating Mt. Lebanon, 12-5, Friday night at Robert Morris. “This means everything to the program,” Pine Richland coach Kevin Welty said. “We walk into that first practice next season with...