Kieran Lynch's fascination with watches led to a second career restoring and repairing them.

Winding down: As smart devices flourish, watch repair becomes a rare profession

Kieran Lynch repairs watches in his O’Hara home, one of a dwindling number of people who make a living working with timepieces.

about 15 hours ago

 For years, beer distributors in Pennsylvania have been able to sell beer only by the case or keg.

Liquor Control Board says Pennsylvania beer distributors can sell 12-packs

Two Pittsburgh-area distributors and one local brewer helped overturn decades of state law.

about 3 hours ago

 Quarterback Tajh Boyd delivers a pass against the Eagles last preseason in Philadelphia.

Steelers sign former star Clemson quarterback Boyd

Tajh Boyd, who was a sixth-round draft choice of the New York Jets last year, became the fourth quarterback on the Steelers roster.

about 1 hour ago

 Pittsburgh firefighters knock icicles off the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 18.

City reaches contract agreement with firefighters

The four-year deal includes a 1 percent salary increase in 2016 and 2 percent increases in 2017 and 2018, the mayor’s office said.

about 2 hours ago

 Police are investigating the death of a mother and her young child, whose bodies were found this morning inside the Chrismar apartment building in Millvale.

Mother, young child found dead in Millvale

James Morton, assistant superintendent of the Allegheny County police, said there were no signs of foul play in the deaths.

about 5 hours ago

 Hot-flash pajamas made from wicking material are ideal for women thrown into early menopause.

Early menopausal hot flashes may have links to heart disease risk

Hot flashes that occur in women who are 42 or younger may signal the start of heart disease, a University of Pittsburgh study shows.

about 15 hours ago

 Melanie Harrington, president and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, makes a point during a panel discussion Thursday on diversity in the workforce following the release of The Pittsburgh Regional Workforce Diversity Indicators Report.

Study: Minorities in Pittsburgh region dominate low-wage jobs

The Workforce Diversity Indicators Initiative report was the subject of a forum on diversity at the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday.

about 15 hours ago

 Indiana teammates hoist the trophy after defeating Beaver Falls in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center.

Varsity Xtra: It wasn't a movie, it was reality for Indiana High, town

Last week a group of teenagers from Indiana, Pa., pulled off something that has lifted a small town and made heroes of high school athletes.

about 15 hours ago

Parkway East reopens after 90-minute closure due to crash

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. just before the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit, according to PennDOT officials.

about 6 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg.

More goods, services to be taxed under Wolf proposal

Diapers, caskets, candy and certain legal services are some of the proposed goods and services the governor’s budget proposal will tax.

about 15 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez singles against the Blue Jays Wednesday at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

So far, Pedro Alvarez's switch from third base to first is going well for Pirates

Starting his coursework at first base fresh, Pedro Alvarez has done well so far in spring training.

about 15 hours ago

 Today’s early morning low of minus-4 degrees broke the record low for the day set back in 1901 at 2 degrees in Pittsburgh, according to the National Weather Service.

Arctic blast continues to break records for Pittsburgh region

An early morning low of minus-3 degrees broke the record low set back in 1901 at 2 degrees in Pittsburgh.

about 8 hours ago

 Ben Lovejoy puts a hit on Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday.

Penguins' Lovejoy prepares for a homecoming of sorts

Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy prepares to play his former team four days after trade

about 15 hours ago

 A car drives past potholes in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood in April.

City to attack potholes next week

Mayor Bill Peduto wants residents to submit pothole repair request to the city's 311 hot line to help determine what gets fixed.

about 2 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Hang ‘em up, Troy

It’s a well-known fact that in too many cases outstanding professional athletes do not easily walk away from the job.

about 9 hours ago

 LaMarr Woodley, once a dominant force for Pittsburgh's defense, was released by Oakland yesterday. In this 2009 picture, he runs back a fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Favre is at left.

Raiders release LaMarr Woodley, will court Ndamukong Suh

Also, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will retire from professional football.

about 15 hours ago

 Franklin Regional's Dom Giannangeli, bottom, defeated Cedar Cliff's Steven Ross, 12-2 in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA tournament. Giannangeli won two bouts to advance to the quarterfinals.

Preliminary rounds lead to PIAA wrestling upsets

Seven WPIAL wrestlers win preliminary matches then score upsets of high-ranked opponents int the PIAA Class AAA and AA tournaments.

about 15 hours ago

Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist loses security clearance

The decision to bar Dr. Charolette Hoffman from entering Allegheny County Jail leaves the facility without a full-time psychiatrist.

about 15 hours ago

 Penn State's Nick Scott squats during the team's winter strength and conditioning testing.

Nittany Lions raising the bar during winter strength testing

Penn State’s improvements in the weight room are showing up on strength coach Dwight Galt’s charts as Penn State wraps up winter testing.

about 15 hours ago

 Derrick Pouliot takes down Carolina's Elias Lindholm during a game at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Dec. 31, 2014.

Penguins Notebook: Pouliot adjusting to life in NHL

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot draws praise from new partner Ben Lovejoy

about 15 hours ago

 Pirates second baseman Sean Rodriguez makes a diving stop against the Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

Spring Training Game at a Glance: Pirates fall to Yankees, 2-1

Francisco Liriano throws two scoreless innings; Charlie Morton allows two hits and two walks in first outings since surgery in September.

about 15 hours ago

 Miami's Davon Reed gets a shot up against Pitt's Jamel Artis in the first half Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt has poor defense to blame for sour season

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon expected the Panthers defense to be much better at this point in the year.

about 15 hours ago

First Insight raises $14 million; productivity drops 2.2 percent; factory orders drop

Also: Applications for jobless aid reach a 10-month high, AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics

about 15 hours ago

 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to issue an advisory decision that would, in effect, allow distributors to sell cases of beer that contain a minimum of 128 ounces.

Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon sell 12-packs

According to multiple sources, the PLCB is contemplating a rule change that would allow beer to be sold in smaller quantities.

about 15 hours ago

Peter Leo: Cholesterol’s comeback story inspires

One bright spot in an otherwise dreadful year is the exoneration of cholesterol.

about 15 hours ago

Winter Musings: One snow made a player out of hard-working mom

Hard-working mom finally let loose like a child during a snow storm.

about 15 hours ago

Stock market highs don’t translate to portfolio

Analysts says that the average investor couldn’t stand the kind of risk necessary to track the performance of the S&P 500.

about 15 hours ago

 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

about 15 hours ago

Peters students showcase their photography

The exhibit, titled “The Gallery,” contains works by nearly 100 students and continues through March 19 at Peters Township Public Library.

about 15 hours ago

 The former Monsour Medical Center stands in Jeannette.

Wrecking ball to soon hit former Monsour Medical Center

All that stands between the former hospital in Jeannette and demolition is agreement with one federal agency.

about 15 hours ago

 Timothy O'Connor is the new Bethel Park police chief.

New Bethel Park police chief brings Pittsburgh experience

Bethel Park hires veteran Pittsburgh commander to head police department.

about 15 hours ago

 From left, Linda Patory of Penn Hills, Jackie Mignogna of North Huntingdon and Karen Yount of Plum learn how to make a book from Pat Buckley of Bloomfield.

For some Pittsburghers, creating books opens new avenue for imagination

Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective encourages artists and writers to think outside the binding to make works of art in book form.

about 15 hours ago

Foundation awards grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

about 15 hours ago

Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.

about 15 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

Governor places moratorium on death penalty in Pennsylvania

The moratorium will remain in effect until the governor receives and reviews a report of a task force established by the Senate in 2011.

2 weeks ago

 Charles Dougherty, Duquesne University president since 2011, has announced he will retire June 30, 2016.

Duquesne University's presidential search just the latest in Pittsburgh academia

Charles Dougherty is retiring when his current contract ends June 30, 2016, he told the school's board of directors today.

2 weeks ago

 The 1935 Trust was set up by Sarah Mellon Scaife, Richard Mellon Scaife's mother.

Judge orders Scaife trust fund accounting by June 1

Judge Kathleen Durkin signed a consent decree Thursday requiring trustees to file, by June 1, an accounting of a disputed Scaife trust fund.

3 weeks ago

 Mayor Michael Nutter, center, and other officials cheer during a conference call with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, over news that the city was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Philadelphia to host Dems, Cleveland the GOP. Where does Pittsburgh lean?

Pittsburgh is a purple battleground between the 2016 political convention sites and the next presidential candidate.

3 weeks ago

 A cyclist makes his way down Schenley Drive in Oakland.

Frigid forecast fails — so far — to stop weekend’s outdoor events

Stay inside and bundle up this weekend, unless you are among the 800 people who plan to run around outside wearing only underwear.

3 weeks ago

 John Murray

Obituary: John E. Murray Jr. / Scholar, community leader and former Duquesne University president who revitalized the school

Mr. Murray, who also was a professor of law, served as the first lay president of the university, from 1988 through 2001. He was 82.

3 weeks ago

 This architect's rendering of the Pittsburgh Playhouse complex that will be built Downtown shows an aerial view of the colonnade.

Pittsburgh Playhouse project approved over objections of preservationists

The playhouse complex will be constructed on Forbes Avenue, Downtown, moving from its current Oakland location.

3 weeks ago


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