Barbara Bush, right, once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."
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Barbara Bush, right, once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."

Elsie Hillman, GOP activist and philanthropist, dies at 89

Mrs. Hillman, the wife of billionaire Henry Hillman, was once described as "the Grand Duchess of the Pennsylvania Republican Party."


 The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan C. Seski. Through a statement, Dr. Seski's attorney said reports tying the doctor to the killing of a lion in Zimbawe in April "are not accurate."

Murrysville doctor tied to lion's killing in Zimbabwe claims innocence

Dr. Jan. C. Seski saw patients in his Oakland office this morning and declined to speak with reporters.



 About 300 faculty, staff and administrators guided by an Identity Advisory Council worked on the change from Penn State's old mark, above at top, to the new one.

Penn State's Nittany Lion mark gets a makeover

A revamp to the flagship university's branding image centers around the head and face of the Nittany Lion, its shield.



 The Allegheny Building sits at 429 Forbes Ave., Downtown.

Owner of Allegheny Building on Forbes Avenue plans slew of improvements

One of King Penguin Opportunity Fund’s priorities will be restoring — as much as possible — its first-floor grandeur.



 Beginning next month, the Pittsburgh police homicide and robbery squads will combine to form one Violent Crime Unit.

Changes to Pittsburgh police bureau aimed at reducing violence

Among the changes: Commanders developed a three-level formal protocol for responding to violence or threats of violence in communities.



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Post-Gazette newsroom leaves history Downtown with move to North Side

Multimedia presentation: Memories from 34 Boulevard of the Allies

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Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

Out-of-state suitors might steer clear of UPMC, Highmark

Buddy Guy's foul language makes festival official blue



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Pittsburgh-area foundation seeks to prevent tragic effects of postpartum depression

After severe postpartum depression leads to his wife’s suicide, a McCandless man aims to raise money and awareness.



Surgery likely to help women with overactive bladder, Pitt-related study finds

The only factor that seemed to make a big difference in a woman’s chance of finding relief after surgery was obesity — a BMI of 30 or above.


 

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On the Steelers: Pouncey back to anchor offense

Center Maurkice Pouncey’s return from the physically unable to perform list gives a significant boost to the Steelers offense.



Pirates series opener against Cubs postponed after 4th inning

The night dragged on, but the baseball didn’t. There were two delays totaling 3 hours, 29 minutes.


 





Tuned in: ‘The Muppets' returns this fall on ABC

It’s time to light the lights: Jim Henson’s creations will star in a new mockumentary-style comedy.



My Generation book review: 'Moonpenny Island' tells of a girl's coming of age

Tricia Springstubb’s new novel follows 11-year-old Flor and the problems and triumphs she encounters on her island home.


 

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