Fried Basket Cheese.
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Fried Basket Cheese.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.

 The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

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     Benedict Killand, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

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    Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

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    Eyes on the eagles

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    Keep up with the eagle family activities via the live cam.

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    Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

    Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.

    Obituary: James F. Lally / Labor leader forged friendships with city's most notable figures

    A lifelong city resident, he swam daily, ushered regularly at St. Paul Cathedral and knew many of Pittsburgh's most colorful figures.


    Older entrepreneurs finding new opportunities

    Given the high rate of dissatisfaction with corporate America, it isn't surprising many older workers want to strike out on their own.

    PPG Industries sales surpass predictions in first quarter

    The credit for the boost goes to the market for automotive and aerospace coatings and Europe's economic recovery.


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    Spirits: Wigle Whiskey to roll out the new barrel house

    The new barrel storage warehouse is giving new life to an old produce terminal in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden.

    Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

    At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.


    Pittsburgh Public stages Shaw's 'Candida'

    "Candida," opening today at Pittsburgh Public Theater, gives Ted Pappas his first crack at directing a George Bernard Shaw play.

    Girl Talk conquers Coachella

    Pittsburgh electronic artist Girl Talk was one of the hits at Coachella last weekend.


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    DEP access: The state should not be barred from drill sites

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