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 Otilia Golis with her husband, Kevin, and their son Dominik.
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Otilia Golis with her husband, Kevin, and their son Dominik.

Odysseys: Slovak sweetens her new home in Pittsburgh

A Pitt graduate with a degree in applied mathematics, Otilia Golis keeps her heritage alive with things like traditional cookies.


 Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers show their support after Pittsburgh City Council voted to approve a paid sick leave ordinance.

Pittsburgh City Council passes paid sick-leave requirement

The law allows workers at businesses that employ 15 or more people to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours.



Homewood man sentenced for involvement in fatal East Busway robbery

Desmond Young, 22, pleaded guilty in April to third-degree murder in the death of Omar Islam, 21.



 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration is still at work on an agreement that would deliver a financial contribution from the city’s large tax-exempt institutions to government coffers.

Mayor Peduto still at work on agreement to make tax-exempt nonprofits contribute to city services

Mr. Peduto withdrew the suit, filed by his predecessor, Luke Ravenstahl, in July 2014, about a month after a judge dismissed it.


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Allegheny County agencies offering help to hoarders

A three-agency team has begun visiting hoarders’ homes throughout Allegheny County, a new effort of the county’s task force on hoarding.



Major water main break in Overbrook swallows cars

The break was reported around 8:56 a.m. in the 2500 block of Homehurst Avenue in the Overbrook section of Pittsburgh.


 
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