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 Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation
Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The former CEO was blamed for the collapse of what was once the largest health system in Pennsylvania.


 Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.

Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”



Co-defendant testifies in man re-trial for North Side beating death

Michael Molina’s previous conviction for killing Melissa Snodgrass in a drug deal was overturned by the state Supreme Court.



Prosecutors withdraw homicide charge against woman arrested in ex-lover's death

Jamie Parker, 30, of Wilkinsburg, still faces a conspiracy charge in Leonard Butler’s Oct. 14 death and two others face homicide trials.


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Cultural Crossroads

Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson (sister to Liza behind her) junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson, junior at Imani Christian Academy.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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