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First spa trip can get under a man's skin

Peter Leo basks in the afterglow, somewhat, of a visit to the Omni Bedford Springs spa.

about 12 hours ago


 Rosa Parks riding on the Montgomery Area Transit System bus.

Rosa Parks' case shows equal denial of access for all

No one can access the mementos of the civil rights pioneer because of a legal squabble.

1 day ago


 Caption would be: Maurice "Dutch" Haney in the 1930s with his wife Olive and daughters Verna and Joanne.

Baseball Lore: Tough Dutch gave family many ideas, like backing Bucs

Hard-working great-grandfather is remembered for many attributes, including his passion for Pirates.

2 days ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Patience by a bus driver lauded by stressed rider

Plus: One nice gesture begets another; Multiple people lend a hand; Free lunch aids students after tragedy

3 days ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Eaglets squawk about their sibling rivalry

Eaglets have a tough time growing up together, we imagine, considering where they're headed.

3 days ago


Local Dispatch: With gentiles' help, my husband's last Seder was one of his best

A personal care home went the extra mile one year on behalf of Passover dinner for its few Jewish residents.

4 days ago


Sharon Randall: Reminders appear of the needless way we hold on to stuff

There's no reason to clutter up one's life with objects when memories are so much more valuable.

5 days ago


 Kyle Houghtelin filets a red snapper at Penn Avenue Fish Co.


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Passover fish shortage scrambles the menu

Scarcity of certain foods can force adaptations and forge new traditions.

5 days ago


 Luke Emory Oyler dashed onto the field at PNC Park on April 2 during the pierogi race. Said later that he did it to promote the love of Jesus Christ.

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: God works in mysterious ways, and so do humans

The creator must be accustomed to all the mayhem committed by humans. But where does he stand on crashing the field of a baseball game?

6 days ago


Caption contest 234 ... and the winners of 233

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

1 week ago


 Runners pass  the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang during last year’s marathon.

Portfolio: Marathoners are in the running to visit N. Korea

Pyongyang's marathon Sunday welcomes a mass of foreigners for the first time.

1 week ago


 Gus, the late golden retriever

RIP, good dog Gus: You made memories for many you met

Gus, a rambunctious golden retriever who made everyone he met happy, has passed on.

1 week ago


Random acts of kindness: Sixth-grader and mom were heroes in saga of return of the lost keys

Plus: Driver's outlook received boost from man reviving her battery; Busy gentleman stopped to aid woman who fell in parking lot

1 week ago


Local dispatch: Every generation can stake a claim to CMU carnival

Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival returns this week, adding to a century of memories.

1 week ago


 Ron Donoughe works on a painting in West Oakland.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: City neighborhoods serve as model, muse for a local painter

Ron Donoughe is moving through the alphabet to paint scenes of each of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods for a show next year.

1 week ago


 Let the bald eagles of Hays be an inspiration to couples all over the region.

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Lovers of Pittsburgh, unite (and multiply)

Lots of good vibes in our region, but population growth is still slack. So, get cracking, young couples.

1 week ago


Milwaukeeans thirsting to see return of PBR

Pabst Blue Ribbon left its home in Milwaukee years ago, but faction says it belongs there again.

2 weeks ago


If looking up to women, remember mama

There are plenty of females worthy of admiration, but only one of them is your mother.

2 weeks ago


Local dispatch: An extra in opera can have super time, if money's no object

A Pittsburgh Opera supernumerary looks back upon his time spanning 55 years in its productions.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Anonymous flower delivery made the cold more tolerable

Plus: Stranger wanted to chauffeur a woman needing blood drawn; two helpers came to rescue when man fell on the street.

2 weeks ago


Local Dispatch: She seeks embrace of city in same way as mountains gave

The road through Barrelville led to Pittsburgh and more major changes in life in retirement.

2 weeks ago


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Fineview finds out social networking is right neighborly

Fineview neighbors are using a private social media site to help police catch a thief.

2 weeks ago


 Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: A little more of the same if you please, Mr. Liriano

An open letter to the Pirates' opening day starting pitcher.

2 weeks ago


Eyewitness 1864: Pittsburgh gives thanks to Knap's Battery crew

Civil War artillery unit from Allegheny County performed well in battles at Gettysburg and elsewhere.

3 weeks ago


Caption Contest 233 ... and the winners of 232

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

3 weeks ago


Portfolio: D-Day airplane to re-create its run at Normandy fete

Museum's plane that landed some of first paratroopers on D-Day is set to return to Normandy.

3 weeks ago


 Wooden model of the plane.

Air of excitement surrounded teen's homemade plane

The Brosky brothers caused a stir in the South Hills in the 1930s by building a plane in their backyard and testing it out.

3 weeks ago


Random acts of kindness: Tough winter was more tolerable due to others' helpfulness to her

Plus: A challenged mom received key assistance while flying, and a woman in a supermarket line offered money when needed.

3 weeks ago


Long gone to Fla., she warmly retains Pittsburgh passion

A transplant to Florida recognizes less every time she returns to Pittsburgh, but in her bones she still feels the same ties to it.

3 weeks ago


She's dying to quit, but something keeps her from going gray

It's hard for someone dyeing her hair since her 20s to suddenly stop, so she just keeps coloring those gray roots.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Welcome to spring, or what may be a poor facsimile

A non-meteorologist struggles to explain what's been going on with the weather.

3 weeks ago


Tony Norman: Westboro pastor won't find place in heaven

Death of Westboro Baptist's Phelps is no loss to those with true religious values.

1 month ago


Local Dispatch / Mom handed down some rich wisdom through hard work

A writer studied her mother's hands but learned from her words and actions.

1 month ago



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