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I guess that having lived in the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia tristate area for decades of my life should have hardened me to the
Making entrepreneurs is like making lemonade.
No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.
The New York Times has it right -- it’s time to end the criminal prohibition against marijuana.
South Side hardware store supports artist friend and puts some zip in its display window.
As public opinion mounts against Obama and his policies, the fear-mongering on the Left gets cranking.
Not even the locals, and I was one of them, know that it's there.
PNC Park's attendance on pace to match metro area's population, but how will Pirates' spending compare?
Top officials put their careers above the needs of veterans.
The advent of the defensive shift in baseball, and now how often it's being used, is suppressing offense and in turn hurting the game.
Executions have become so appalling that everyone should be forced to watch them.
Ben Roethlisberger reports to Steelers camp today, thinking a lot more about winning another NFL title than settling on a new contract.
’Twas late one afternoon during the Three Rivers Arts Festival that I first saw him
Compassion seems lacking on nearly every front: immigration, unemployment, the Middle East ...
Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.
When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”
After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months
One day last week, I heard people speaking Spanish outside my screen door and bounded to the sidewalk for an opportunity to practice.
It can be a lot easier to deal with cultural change through comics characters than real life.
There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.
Here are some tips to how avoid needing a vacation after a vacation.
Republicans won’t find it as easy to choose a candidate once they gather there.
Tourists find their way on the North Side to colorful home of a loving neighborhood character.
Illegal immigration exploded shortly after President Barack Obama issued an executive order halting some deportations.
Of all people, Pirates broadcaster and former star pitcher Steve Blass can relate to Pedro Alvarez's throwing woes at third base.
Drones are just the latest worry when looking up at the sky.
There’s reason for optimism entering the second half of the season, as the Pirates still have a legitimate chance to win the division.
Gov. Tom Corbett is using his pen and his pulpit to pound the politicians of his own party.
A new novel by Ward Just, “American Romantic,” part of which is set during the Vietnam War, reminded me that we, the United States, may
Have you ever wondered what makes other people hold the ridiculous political opinions they do?
A ghost plateau in old St. Clair Village could become one of the country‘s largest urban farms.
A very disappointing road trip could have been much worse, but the Pirates cannot afford to keep blowing chances after the All-Star break.
Barack Obama may be way down in the polls right now, but Americans are fickle employers.
Congress should suspend all regs imposed since 2000 and assess whether they've been worthwhile
Pirates are getting a free ride by failing to help subsidize the T rides taken by baseball fans.
The redux of “The Decision” for NBA superstar LeBron James presents the possibility of even more sports heartache for poor Cleveland.
Hostile attitude toward refugee children hardly makes sense, given our history.
Suspended Yankee star Alex Rodriguez poster boy for everything that is wrong with baseball.
Local officials are promising more transparency in city and county government -- let‘s make sure they’re following through.
It’s time to end the decades of economic sanctions and animosity.
Soccer tests the meaning of time, much like life itself.
Personal acquaintances among Pittsburgh police are offering hope for a more community-friendly force lies ahead.
Advocates of East Ohio Street have established a street-side art gallery as part of their business development effort.
Ron Cook: Josh Harrison has done it all for the Pirates this season, and now he is rewarded with a spot on the All-Star team.
All the gushing about our beautiful city brings $5.5 billion worth of visitors here annually -- what a pain.
Contraception case showed Supreme Court can prize religious freedom, and more chances will come to show it.
American history is full of hard times, and Americans who have persevered.
Crony capitalism infects Washington, especially Democrats.
Brother and friends of suicide victim make great progress on their trek across America.
Get ready this fall will yield an unusually rich bounty of fiction and nonfiction for eager readers.