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Laurels & Lances

| Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

On the “Watch List”: New Stanton bridge work. PennDOT's contractor will replace steel beams in the Center Avenue bridge across Sewickley Creek while closing the span completely for up to 130 days (instead of repairing the beams while maintaining one-way northbound bridge traffic for 205 days). However long they last, whether partial or total, such closures bring headaches. Here's hoping PennDOT made the right call on this one.

An observation: Freshman state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York County, included Murrysville last week on a two-day tour announcing his gubernatorial run — in 2018 . A head start has its advantages. But starting too soon can have its disadvantages — particularly in trying to reach voters still feeling extreme election fatigue in the wake of 2016's presidential race. It's worth pondering how much attention they really paid to Mr. Wagner — and whether his swing made any impression that can last for almost two years.

Laurel: To Pittsburgh's fourth “Killer B.” Add kicker Chris Boswell to the superstar trio of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell. Mr. Boswell's NFL postseason-record six field goals lifted the Steelers past Kansas City last Sunday, 18-16. They will need better play to extend their nine-game winning streak against the Patriots in this Sunday's AFC Championship. But they have powerful incentives: a berth in Super Bowl LI in Houston and a shot at their seventh Lombardi Trophy. Here we go!

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