News Obituaries

 Charlotte Ditka
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Charlotte Ditka

Charlotte Ditka, mother of football legend Mike Ditka, dies

“She was a very strong woman. She had to deal with a strong-minded husband and four children and she did a wonderful job,” Don Yanessa said.

 Charlotte Ditka.

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Mother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Mrs. Ditka was born in Carnegie and moved to Aliquippa with her husband Mike in the early 1940s.

Obituary: Ed Modzelewski / Steelers’ 1st pick in 1952, half of stellar football brothers

Ed Modzelewski, the Steelers’ first-round draft choice in 1952, died Friday at age 86 of heart failure in Sedona, Ariz.

 Ira H. Gordon

Obituary: Ira H. Gordon / Businessman invested time in community

Ira H. Gordon spent much of his life in Pittsburgh helping others in his community, through his business and his philanthropy.


McDonald’s to reject chicken that contains human antibiotics

McDonald’s to halt use of chickens treated with antibiotics and will offer milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.

Sestak begins journey for Senate

The retired Navy admiral stood across from Independence Hall to declare his candidacy.



Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist at a Seoul breakfast forum.

Coal mine gas blast kills at least 24 in Ukraine

As rescue efforts stretched, separatist authorities were accused by Ukraine’s government of failing to do enough to save the missing miners.



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GOP lawmakers dispute Wolf budget’s taxes

The governor has presented his plan as one with a general fund, the state’s main operating account, of $29.88 billion. Republicans disagree.

Defense seeks new trial for Jordan Brown

Prosecutors say Jordan Brown fatally shot his father’s pregnant fiancee when he was 11 years old.



Random Acts of Kindness: Snows brought a widow warm source of support

Also: Young women credited with helping after a fall; Someone found a wallet and business returned it.   .

Raves: Osher classes enthuse older adults for new learning

Not even frigid temperatures and brutal wind can prevent a group of dedicated seniors from bundling up and trudging to our classes.


Early Returns

Perry on Politics: A scandal that may catch a Clinton

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press photo) By James M. Perry Hillary Rodham Clinton may finally be in trouble. The basic

Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

(Associated Press photo) 1) You can say this about Gov. Tom Wolf: He's trying to do exactly what he spent 2014 telling us he

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