Supports hold signs early this morning in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as students return to Franklin Regional High School.
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Supports hold signs early this morning in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as students return to Franklin Regional High School.

Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.

  • Community turns out to support Franklin Regional students

  •  President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

    Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

    The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

     Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta and winger Chris Kunitz pressure each other in front of the goal Tuesday at practice.

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     Camille Downing, left, associate professor at Point Park University’s School of Communication, teaches a class on Web design and marketing Tuesday. The class is launching Wood Street Communications — a student agency that will service nonprofits with Web design, marketing, PR and other communications. Students will do the work for nonprofits pro bono as part of their course work. Ms. Downing teaches a class that is organizing the agency.

    Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

    The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.

     "Balanced Garden" by Duncan MacDiarmid with flowers painted by Victor Capone.

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    "Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

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    Eyes on the eagles

    One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
    Keep up with the eagle family activities via the live cam.

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    'Healing' continues for Mike Tyson

    The boxer was "scared to death" Tuesday as a black SUV drove him toward Carnegie, past a railroad crossing and a long stretch of warehouses.


    PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

    PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.

    Koppers eyes growth with purchases

    Koppers expects the $460 million acquisition of Osmose units to boost its positions in wood treatment products and railroad services.


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    Galleria 6 theaters in Mt. Lebanon to reopen April 25

    Renovations are ahead of schedule, and theaters will reopen with stadium seating, new projection, sound system and lobby improvements.


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    Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

    The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.



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