The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.
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The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

 Basket Cheese and Chocolate Pudding.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.

  • Italian Easter pie makes a tasty post-Lent treat

  •  Bruce Springsteen returns to Pittsburgh next week with continuing support for the Rainbow Kitchen.

    Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

    The winning bid for the April 22 concert at Consol Energy Center nets four tickets and backstage access.

    Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

    The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

  • Women's Law Project letter to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

  •  The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

    Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

    Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

  • Two-Minute Warning: Penguins silence critics ... for now

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    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.

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    First Earth-sized planet found in star's habitable zone; liquid water may exist

    The small, rocky planet orbits not too close nor too far from its star where liquid water, essential for life, could exist.

    Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

    Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.


    Older entrepreneurs finding new opportunities

    Given the high rate of dissatisfaction with corporate America, it isn't surprising many older workers want to strike out on their own.

    PPG Industries sales surpass predictions in first quarter

    The credit for the boost goes to the market for automotive and aerospace coatings and Europe's economic recovery.


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    Spirits: Wigle Whiskey to roll out the new barrel house

    The new barrel storage warehouse is giving new life to an old produce terminal in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden.

    Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

    At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.


    Pittsburgh Public stages Shaw's 'Candida'

    "Candida," opening today at Pittsburgh Public Theater, gives Ted Pappas his first crack at directing a George Bernard Shaw play.

    Girl Talk conquers Coachella

    Pittsburgh electronic artist Girl Talk was one of the hits at Coachella last weekend.


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    Ukraine: stupidity in action

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    DEP access: The state should not be barred from drill sites

    For two days after a gas well exploded in Greene County, Chevron refused to allow DEP emergency response investigators onto the site.



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