Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.
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Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

 Trooper Stephen Limani, state police spokesman, talks today about the shooting death of St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed as St. Clair police Capt. Don Hess, right, looks on.

Suspect tells police he was unaware slain Westmoreland officer was policeman

The two men exchanged quick rounds of gunfire outside a New Florence home that left Officer Reed of St. Clair Township police dead Sunday.

 Ben Roethlisberger is pressured Sunday by Seattle's K.J. Wright late in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field.

Without saying he's hurt, Roethlisberger will proceed with NFL concussion protocol

The Steelers quarterback self-reported his symptoms to team doctors during Sunday’s game at Seattle.

 Cheyney University's planetarium.

Cheyney University placed on probation by accrediting body

Financially struggling institution has two full years to return to compliance stemming from apparent mishandling of federal student aid.

 The Drake sofa by Lillian August for Hickory White in a bold leopard print.

Seeing spots: Leopard prints leap back into home decor

It’s mostly upholstery that sports the exotic animal pattern, but lamps, rugs and occasional pieces also have found their wild side.



Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, 8, at their home Tuesday, October 6 in Ellwood City. The rolling backpack goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.


Donate today to the PG Charities Goodfellows Fund campaign, which raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

Sports »

 Olli Maatta lays on the ice after being hit along the boards.

Maatta returns to practice in San Jose

Defenseman not yet cleared for contact but makes his way back onto the ice for the first time since an ugly injury in mid-November.

 Ninety-eight wins, three-straight playoff appearances and savvy moves from the front office -- not to mention the best view in baseball -- are some of the reasons why Baseball America thinks the Pirates were this season's top organization.

Baseball America names Pirates organization of the year

Industry publication praises team for moves that included signing Jung Ho Kang and trading for J.A. Happ.

Opinion »

Nuclear power is essential to countering climate change

To reduce carbon emissions to acceptable levels in the U.S., nuclear power must represent a larger share of the nation’s electricity supply.

Slow-motion justice: Chicago waited a year for charges in teen’s death

The shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Officer Jason Van Dyke was captured on the dashboard camera of one of the police cars at the scene.

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