A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

about 21 hours ago

 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

2 days ago

Seder could be reinvented by e-reader

Traditional Jewish law would forbid their use on holy days, but digital devices could enhance the Passover experience.

4 days ago

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday rites

On Palm Sunday, he called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.

4 days ago

Study: Mate can often judge lover's pleasure

A study by Canadian psychologists has found that men and women are equally good at picking up on their partners' sexual satisfaction.

5 days ago

 Lee Majors in "The Six Million Dollar Man"  Circa: 1974.

Lee Majors and Trekkers star at Steel City Con

The annual pop-culture convention beams in stars from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” among other genre celebrities.

1 week ago

 Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (Annie Clark).

The hot list of event for the coming weekend

Bunnies, Mac Miller, Earth Day events populate the weekend.

1 week ago

 Sean Jones and his quartet will hold a CD release party at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cabaret at Theater Square.

2Do this week, April 6-12: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The PSO presents "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II," trumpeter Sean Jones and his quartet perform, Turkish folk and contemporary music ...

1 week ago

 Author Ann Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books, an independent shop in Nashville, Tenn.

Patchett muses about marriage and more

Ann Patchett muses about writing, the profound influence of Sister Nena and her independent bookstore in Nashville.

1 week ago

The fellowship of the (wedding) ring

Don't ever take off the wedding ring and other things every new groom needs to know, based on hard, lonely experience.

1 week ago

 The Giant Rubber Duck at Point State Park.

The 'Burgh loves its birds

Imagination takes flight, be they bald eagles or rubber duckies.

2 weeks ago

 Mourners stand at the grave of Metropolitan Philip Saliba as he is laid to rest Monday at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Westmoreland County.

Orthodox leader buried at Pittsburgh-area camp he founded

Metropolitan Philip Saliba is credited with helping heal of a split in Antiochian Orthodoxy and overseeing a quadrupling of parishes.

2 weeks ago

 Billy Ellsworth bounces on a trampoline to expend some after-school energy at his Coraopolis home on Thursday. The trampoline is also therapeutic as a low-impact aerobic activity that doesn’t damage the muscles. Billy is taking part in a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but also improved his symptoms.

Parents of boys with Duchenne urge drug OK

Coraopolis boy is one of a dozen patients participating in a clinical trial for the drug eteplirsen, of which FDA approval remains elusive.

2 weeks ago

 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon-to-be-former husband, Chris Martin.

Is 'conscious uncoupling' a better way to divorce?

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term to announce her divorce has spurred much discussion among marriage experts and the like.

2 weeks ago

 The Rev. Don Green, who is retiring as executive director of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania, leads an ecumenical Eucharist service at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ross on Saturday.

Unifier of Christians lauded as he retires

The Rev. Donald Green is retiring after 12 years directing Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania, a robust ecumenical group.

2 weeks ago

 Hugh Masekela, South African activist and musician, will play at 7 p.m. today at the New Hazlett Theater.

2Do this week, March 30-April 5: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Green living advocate Vanessa Farquharson speaks at Pitt, Irish novelist, memoirist and poet Edna O'Brien speaks at Carlow University ...

2 weeks ago

 John Wilkes Booth — He was a “very hands-on person,” as shown by the flat top of the letter “r.”

Handwriting exhibit opens a window into their souls

Analyst says famous people's personality traits are obvious in their handwriting.

2 weeks ago

 Jake Shimabukuro.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

PSO performs; Ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro hits town; Trumpet legend Hugh Masekela performs.

3 weeks ago

Recycling collection coming to Frazer

A hard-to-recycle item collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills.

3 weeks ago

 St. Helen in East Pittsburgh will close as Holy Cross Parish merges with Good Shepherd Parish in Braddock, effective April 28.

Catholic diocese closing three Pittsburgh-area churches in parish mergers

The Pittsburgh Diocese is closing churches in East Pittsburgh and Monongahela, merging the Holy Cross and Good Shepherd parishes.

3 weeks ago

Ambrosians of Greensburg event

A group seeking greater lay involvement in appointment of the next bishop of Greensburg is hosting a speaker next Sunday.

3 weeks ago

 Bishop Lawrence Brandt of the Diocese of Greensburg will submit his resignation when he turns 75 on Thursday, as required by church law. Bishop Brandt may still have some time left in office, however. Typically, a pope can take months or even years before accepting a bishop’s resignation and naming a successor.

Sometimes-controversial Greensburg Bishop Brandt to retire

Bishop Lawrence Brandt is criticized for expensive purchases and for parish consolidations.

3 weeks ago

 Sto-Rox sophomore Karina Smeresky, right, writes plans during a brainstorming session to raise awareness of the National Day of Silence on April 11. In the group are, from left, Brooke Schaeffer, a Sto-Rox sophomore; Alyssa Stever, from Pitt; Darius Michael, a Sto-Rox sophomore, and Joe Herzing, a Sto-Rox guidance counselor. The Gay-Straight Alliance at Pittsburgh Brashear High School hosted the planning session.

Sto-Rox students for gay rights plan for Day of Silence

The students discussed strategy for getting support from teachers, principals and security guards for their silence.

3 weeks ago

 Metropolitan Philip Saliba

Obituary: Metropolitan Philip Saliba / Antiochian Orthodox leader since 1966, hailed as visionary

Metropolitan Philip Saliba, for nearly a half-century the spiritual leader of Antiochian Orthodox in North America, has died at 82.

3 weeks ago

He wants a dog that doesn't wear pajamas

In his hunt for a manly dog, Peter McKay somehow ended up with one that wants nothing to do with the outdoors -- or him.

3 weeks ago

 Danuta Walesa, former first lady of Poland, greets people arriving for “Walesa: Man of Hope,” a film about her husband Lech Walesa.

Danuta Walesa shares her message of self-reliance and resiliency

Danuta Walesa appears at Regent Square Theater screening of film about her husband, former Polish president and labor leader Lech Walesa

3 weeks ago


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