A member of the audience looks over the full text of the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny, which was unveiled Tuesday at the health department’s administrative offices on Fourth Avenue, Downtown.
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A member of the audience looks over the full text of the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny, which was unveiled Tuesday at the health department’s administrative offices on Fourth Avenue, Downtown.

Officials draw up plan for a healthier Allegheny County

The plan is the result of a yearlong community assessment that identified the county’s key health concerns.

  • Plan for a Healthier Allegheny


  •  Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pressure-packed first day of OTAs Tuesday.

    Steelers' Roethlisberger ready for more pressure

    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he doesn’t concern himself with pressure of any kind, including the amount in an NFL football.



     The Rev. Lou Vallone, pastor of St. John of God Parish in McKees Rocks and St. Catherine of Siena in Crescent, says riding a motorcycle is who he is: "What you see is what you get."

    'What you see is what you get': Catholic priest is a biker with a message

    The Rev. Lou Vallone enjoys getting on his 2003 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard and taking on the two-lane blacktop.



     Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's family moved to Butler County when he was in elementary school.

    Santorum to return to Pennsylvania roots for ‘major’ announcement

    Will former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican, announce today that he’s running for president again?



     Cinnamon Red Hot Ketchup isn’t as bright red as sauce in that familiar squeeze bottle.

    One good recipe: Cinnamon red hot ketchup

    Kick it up a notch with homemade ketchup.



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    Hoping to look more like market, North Side food pantry starts crowdfunding drive

    Looking to double the outreach, the Northside Community Food Pantry has gone out of its neighborhood and the web seeking donations.



    Texas flood causes ‘utter devastation’ for Pittsburgh native

    The storms in Texas have passed, but Pittsburgh native Stan Starrett is left with the debris of the home he has lived in since 1998.


     

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    The Long Journey Home

    A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified.
    A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

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    Summer guide to Pittsburgh

    "Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
    There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

    From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

    Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh

    Good reads and special projects

    Yanlai Wu in front of the Point Park fountain in her traditional Chinese dance costume.
    • Odysseys: Meet Pittsburghers from around the globe

    • Irretrievably Broken: The story of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

    • Cultural Crossroads: High school students' perspectives on historically black colleges

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    Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

    The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.



    Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

    Holiday weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma killed 14 people, with at least 13 still missing.


     



    Car insurance discounts are out there — if you ask

    Roughly 4 in 5 motorists fail to ask their insurance company about qualifying for special discounts that insurers don’t automatically apply.



    Chromos founder donates free glasses to students

    Eyewear entrepreneur Daniel Childs says his company will give back by donating glasses to students in Pittsburgh Public Schools.


     



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    Easy and delicious ways to dress your salad

    The right blend of oil, vinegar and spices can elevate a simple bowl of greens from to a super-satisfying house special.



    Happy Negroni Week with mouth-watering recipes

    Dozens of Pittsburgh bars will participate in international charity fundraiser.


     



    Search a Western Pennsylvania theater to find 'Bigfoot'

    Filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some Pittsburgh locations, “Bigfoot: The Movie” is turned loose this week.



    Stage review: 'Saints Tour' draws visitors into a communion with Braddock

    A guide leads a bus and walking “Tour,” melding fact and fiction to find a community’s saints in this Bricolage co-production.


     

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    David Brooks: New-age immigration

    Immigrants today are not like the immigrants of yesteryear.



    Bad medicine: The county had no choice but to dump Corizon

    It’s been obvious for a long time that the private health care company hired to run the jail’s infirmary has not been up to the task.


     

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