Penn State President Eric Barron has said he wants to freeze tuition again in 2016-17, provided the state restores deep budget cuts from several years back, and at the moment prospects for that appear to be murky at best.
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Penn State President Eric Barron has said he wants to freeze tuition again in 2016-17, provided the state restores deep budget cuts from several years back, and at the moment prospects for that appear to be murky at best.

Universities plan no immediate tuition increases despite state budget stalemate

One item not in jeopardy in the state budget stalemate is the the tuition freeze that PSU trustees agreed to for the 2015-16 academic year.

 Glade Run Lutheran Services in Zelienople.

Zelienople child care agency to boost staffing in wake of sexual abuse case

Glade Run Lutheran Services has reached a settlement with the state following the revocation of its license for inadequate supervision.

National Labor Relations Board files complaint against Allegheny Technologies

The federal agency says the Pittsburgh metal producer threatened union workers with the loss of jobs, benefits.

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon applauds his team against Virginia Tech in the second half Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Will timing be enough when Pitt faces North Carolina?

The No. 9 Tar Heels are  1-2 this month; the Panthers, however, have dropped two games in a row.

 American cellist Joshua Roman made his Pittsburgh Symphony debut Friday night.

Concert review: PSO turns up the romance with debuting cellist

The Pittsburgh Symphony’s Valentine’s Day-themed concert, led by Juraj Valcuha, featured cellist Joshua Roman.

 This is one of the last photos taken of President Abraham Lincoln.

Celebrating a connection as Abraham Lincoln turns 207

Few people — other than Jesus Christ — have had more books written about them than Abraham Lincoln.

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 Syracuse University research student Samantha Usman with the 300 TFLOP supercomputer used to search for the collisions of black holes and neutron stars.

Fox Chapel native finds boxing and physics a perfect mix, joins in huge discovery between bouts

Samantha Usman, a senior at Syracuse University, was part of a team that confirmed part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

In House and Senate party-line votes Friday, lawmakers rebuked a veto Thursday by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.



 Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette-- Friday, February 5, 2016-- STORY BY SARA BAUKNECHT-- Carol and Jim Primm, married for 51 years, at their home in Lincoln Place on Friday, February 5, 2016. The couple were married on May 23, 1964, have four children and 7 grandchildren. Carol says the key to their long marriage has been their strong faith, good family support system and compromise." She also adds that Jim is a "true gentleman."
How did power couples of Pittsburgh meet?

Famous people and other Pittsburghers share their stories of love.



A new regional computer network means higher speed, lower costs for schools in the Pittsburgh area. Read about this education collaboration and other stories from our communities.

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 Patients at a free medical clinic in Newton, N.J., on Jan. 28.

Disparity in life spans of the rich and the poor is growing

Smoking, obesity and the prescription drug epidemic are being looked at as having helped drive the longevity gap.

 Pope Francis, left, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill exchange a joint declaration on religious unity at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana on Friday.

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

It was the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in a 1,000-year schism.

Sports »

 The Steelers long snapper Greg Warren (60) will return for a 12th season.

Steelers re-sign long snapper Warren

Greg Warren, who earned two Super Bowl rings, will return for his 12th season with the Steelers

 Penguins winger Phil Kessel reacts after scoring a goal Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period in Raleigh, N.C.

Thanks to technology, dads well-versed on play of Penguins

“Every one of those dads watches pretty much every one of our shifts,” defenseman Ben Lovejoy said.

 General Mills' Betty Crocker baking mix business has long been a staple for the company, but its sales have been hurting the past few years. New recipes and value pricing have helped sales rebound, says Liz Nordlie, VP of Baking.

General Mills’ Betty Crocker, Pillsbury cope with baking slump

Consumers are turning away from the center aisles of the grocery store toward the perimeter, where fresher foods predominate.

US stocks finally rise, but see loss for week

A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on retail sales helped lift the stock market to its first gain since late last week.

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 As part of an annual commemoration of George Washington's trip through the Butler County area, re-enactors repeat a shot that almost killed him. It is considered the first shot of the French and Indian War. Participants on history walks at Jennings Environmental Center on Feb. 20 will get to see and hear that shot.

2 outdoors events follow George Washington's footsteps

The expanded Cherry Pie Hike marks the first president’s birthday and his trip through Western Pennsylvania, where his life almost ended.

 Jackie Walker of Indiana Township and Garcon, her 4-year-old berger Picard are headed to New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club show.

Pet Tales: Local dog and owner are headed to Westminster dog show

Jackie Walker of Indiana and her dog Garcon are in New York City for the big dog show held by the Westminster Kennel Club.

 Alex Portis, who competed on season two of Food Network’s "Kids Baking Championship," wants to run his own food truck someday.

Reality Check: Monroeville tween has what it bakes

Although Alex Portis was eliminated from Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” he proved he knows his way around an oven.

 Ryan Reynolds is a most unconventional anti-hero in "Deadpool."

Movie review: 'Deadpool' gross and violent but nevertheless entertaining

Moviegoers may love and hate “Deadpool,” which allows star Ryan Reynolds to make amends for 2011’s “Green Lantern.”

Opinion »

 U.S. gold-medal winner Jesse Owens stands on the podium next to German silver medalist Lutz Long at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Afterward, Mr. Owens and Mr. Long walked arm in arm around the playing field.

First Person: Jesse Owens and me

My family has some ties to the 1936 Olympic Games.

Calming Syria: Can the major powers make a cease-fire work? 

Diplomats from more than a dozen major powers, including Russia and the United States, offered hope to war-torn Syria Friday.

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