Leslie Vincen and Dan Wintermantel in the living room of their Mexican War Streets home.
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Leslie Vincen and Dan Wintermantel in the living room of their Mexican War Streets home.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A former candy factory in the Mexican War Streets is turned into a light-blessed home

The abandoned candy factory next door to Dan Wintermantel and Leslie Vincen's house both tempted the couple and drove them crazy.

  • Candy factory 'brought back to life' as modern home

  •  Penguins winger Beau Bennett celebrates his goal Wednesday night with Brandon Sutter, left, and Matt Niskanen, right.

    Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

    The Penguins know familiarity breeds many hacks and slashes in the NHL playoffs, even if that was not obvious in Game 1 against Columbus.

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    Search continues for bodies in Lake Erie

    Both Amy Santus and Paige Widmer died of drowning, according to autopsies by the Lucas County coroner.

     The LEED silver-rated Cardinal Wuerl High School nearing the end of its construction in Cranberry employs repurposed oak from old barns as wall coverings.

    Cardinal Wuerl High School a thoroughly modern — and green — cathedral of learning

    The new school teaches lessons in sustainability while honoring its Troy Hill predecessor.

    UPMC data breach could be part of a national scheme

    Health care providers across the nation have been targeted by cybercriminals.

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    Police chief reflects in wake of rare violence in quiet Murrysville

    In a town that has only seen one homicide in more than a decade, Chief Thomas Seefeld says the knife attacks will be remembered for years.

    Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

    Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.



    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.

    New! Participate in our eagle camera contest. And join the Post-Gazette for an Eagle Watch Bicycle Trip to a point near the nest site with bicycling writer Larry Walsh and a National Aviary ornithologist, April 27. Details at http://www.post-gazette.com/PGU



    Caption Contest 233

    Caption Contest 233 ... and the winners of 232. Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

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    Road work to affect major arteries, including Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51

    Road work is planned for Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51, I-376, I-279, Route 65 and Washington Road area.

    Obituary: Gerald E. Hart / Super salesman, NFL official was football fanatic

    Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.


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    Another project looms for Parke

    Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.

    Dubinsky, Johnson try to stop Penguins' Crosby

    Sidney Crosby shrugs off Columbus' tactic of using Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson to try to shut him down in their first-round series.


    Study says government awards influence CEOs

    High honors such as knighthood or damehood can influence CEOs to make decisions that harm their companies.

    Rolls-Royce Motor CEO predicts 5th year of record deliveries

    Rolls-Royce unveiled the custom-made Pinnacle Travel Phantom, a new Bespoke Collection motor car, at the Beijing Motor Show this week.


    Artist tracks the region's changing landscape

    Artist Cynthia Cooley returned to places she captured more than 20 or 30 years ago to see how the landscape has changed.

    Miley Cyrus tweets that she's coming to Pittsburgh

    Miley Cyrus, whose Bangerz Tour has been put on hold due to illness, tweeted tonight that her tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Aug. 4.


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    People connector: A park over Crosstown Blvd. is worth a look

    If you build it, they will come — but it would be better if they could come on foot.

    Brighter outlook: The CBO has good news for the health care act

    In politics as in roulette, it is not advisable to place all your bets on one number.



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