Brian O'Neill


 Dee Stahl shows off the Slinky she bought for $40 at the estate auction of the late Betty James, co-founder of the firm that made the famous Slinky toy.

Brian O'Neill: Slinky springs from one of the greatest accidents ever

Bob Swaim wants the Slinky, born in Pennsylvania, to become the state’s official toy. Its story is captivating enough to be a movie, too.

about 4 hours ago


 Allegheny City in 1904, the year after Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co. was founded there.

Brian O’Neill: North Side has its own toy story to tell

This man loves playing with his old Pittsburgh toys any day of year.

3 days ago


Brian O'Neill: Ex-felon pushes past failure and earns forgiveness

Ex-felon Daniel Bull wants to turn failure into something positive.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: Let’s not just laugh off N. Koreans’ anger

North Korean anger over “The Interview” is not very funny.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: The city’s parking game takes a new, costlier turn

The higher street fees are expected to be part of the Monday budget. Let the games begin.

2 weeks ago


 According to a recent survey, the average Pittsburgher awakens at 7:45 a.m.

Brian O'Neill: Testy Pittsburgh sleepers get late wake-up call

Pittsburghers just may be the crankiest, latest sleepers around.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: It might sound screwy, but it's a better way to get peanut butter

Young entrepreneurs have a screwy idea for peanut butter and other jars, and it could work: “Jar With a Twist.”

3 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Salvation Army bell nets a little cold cash

Ringing bell for Salvation Army is no day at the beach.

3 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Review Pittsburgh police SWAT team usage -- now

Family’s ordeal shows potential pitfall of overusing a SWAT team.

4 weeks ago



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