Efrat Ayal Hatchwell talks about her theater program, which works out of the YMCA Jerusalem and is funded by the Jerusalem Foundation.
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Efrat Ayal Hatchwell talks about her theater program, which works out of the YMCA Jerusalem and is funded by the Jerusalem Foundation.

Mideast film project aims at bridging divisions

A Jerusalem program that puts young Jews and Palestinians together, to make films, seeks a Pittsburgh partner.

 New Florence Mayor Neva Gindlesperger holds a candle at a memorial on Ligonier Street for St. Clair police officer Lloyd Reed.

New Florence man charged with homicide in police officer's killing

Police say Ray Shetler, who is currently hospitalized, killed officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident.

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

 The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.


New Kensington man killed in single-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

State police say Ronald Heuston lost control of his vehicle early Sunday on Ford City Road in North Buffalo Township.

East Liverpool man killed in crash on Parkway North

Police say the driver failed to successfully navigate a curve on an exit ramp in Ross.



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