Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016 8:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-30-16Penguins -Defensive prospect Ethan Prow is still adjusting to the professional game. -“He’s a great puck-moving defensemen. Very composed. Very good on the power play. Runs the power play well. His first pass is tremendous." - Penguins player development coach Mark Recchi on Prow. -Center prospect Jake Guentzel (above) is trying to build ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
fishing-expeditionTrey Gowdy and his Benghazi Committee cronies failed to find any evidence that Hillary or anyone else did anything wrong, though, even now they continue to whine about "failed leadership" in the White House. This GOP witch hunt only cost the taxpayers two years and $7 million. Talk about failed leadership.    Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 5:07 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
prow-ready-for-the-next-step-06-29-16 As the leading scorer among all defensemen in the NCAA, Ethan Prow's (above, right) services were in high demand when he concluded his senior season at St. Cloud State this past spring. In 37 games, he scored 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists) and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. After agreeing to a two-year entry-level deal with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-cullen-wants-to-return-06-29-16Penguins -Center Matt Cullen (right) said he wants to return for a 20th season. Will the Penguins be able to squeeze him under the salary cap? -Defenseman Brian Dumoulin is scheduled to celebrate his day with the Stanley Cup Aug. 3 in Biddeford, Maine. -The Penguins will hold their development camp beginning today. The players scheduled to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:00 am by
poll-toomey-mcginty-senate-race-a-dead-heatWASHINGTON — The candidates in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race are in a dead heat, but a new poll suggests incumbent Republican Pat Toomey could pull ahead if he would change his position on one issue: filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-ztripYellow Cab in Pittsburgh has been forced to embrace the slogan, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." They have created an app called zTrip that will give customers a way to access cabs through their phones the same way they do with Uber and Lyft.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:36 pm by
trump-vows-to-bring-back-prosperity-to-american-workersPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came to Monessen this afternoon, promising not just to make America first, but to make it the last word in prosperity. "America" also appeared in many of the words in between....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:52 am by
trumka-tackles-trump-at-afl-cio-conferenceAFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took a swipe at Donald Trump this morning ahead of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s speech in Monessen....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/06/28/Trumka-tackles-Trump-at-AFL-CIO-conference/stories/201606280134 Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 9:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-schultz-set-free-06-28-16Penguins -The Penguins did not extend a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent defenseman Justin Schultz (right) and are scheduled to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Penguins acquired Schultz in a deal prior to the trade deadline which sent a 2016 third-round pick to the Oilers. Schultz, 25, appeared 18 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
undue-burdenYes, the latest Supreme Court ruling is a victory for reproductive freedom and women's rights, but why did we even have to go through this? GOP extremists, both on a Federal level and in the states, are doing everything they can do to turn back the clock on everything from feminism to civil rights. Now they have a candidate whose entire platform is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:34 pm by Sam Werner
transcript-barnes-on-beer-sales-pitt-s-strategic-plan-and-morePitt athletic director Scott Barnes met with reporters in his office Monday afternoon to discuss a number of topics. Obviously, top of the list was Pitt's decision to expand beer sales at Heinz Field, but we ended up talking about a number of different subjects. The transcript is below the jump and, as always with these things, it's long. All questions ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sexton-allvin-assess-penguins-draft-06-27-16Saturday afternoon, as the second day of the draft, Penguins scouting executives Randy Sexton and Patrik Alvin offered some insights into the players their team drafted over the weekend. Randy Sexton, director of amateur scouting: On goaltender Filip Gustavsson (right), selected in the second round, No. 55 overall: "Our first pick, Filip Gustavsson, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:17 pm by
wine-gambling-cigarettes-how-the-pa-house-proposes-to-fund-its--5b-budgetHARRISBURG — There may soon be a budget bill, but there is no budget deal....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/06/27/Wine-gambling-cigarettes-How-the-Pa-House-proposes-to-fund-its-31-5B-budget/stories/201606270147 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 2:17 pm by Brian Batko
duquesne-basketball-atlantic-10-rankings-post-gazetteI would like it to be college basketball season (at all times), but it is not. Hopefully everyone checked out last week's blog post on a number of things. There should be a little more to look at/discuss on the Dukes in the near future, with the return of the PBC Pro-Am scheduled to start July 6, but until then... Is it too early to rank the Atlantic ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 1:22 pm by Mike White
with-two-starters-wpial-well-represented-at-college-world-seriesThe College World Series starts tonight, and no matter who wins, the WPIAL will have a champion. Arizona takes on Coastal Carolina in the first game of a three-game series. Each team has at least one WPIAL player. Arizona has sophomore J.J. Matijevic, a starting designated hitter from Norwin High School. Coastal Carolina has senior Anthony Marks, the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 10:35 am by
perry-on-politics-another-step-away-from-the-land-of-hope-and-gloryMy wife and I had barely arrived in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1985 when we were invited by friends to a party welcoming me as the newest reporter in the Wall Street Journal's London bureau....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/06/27/Perry-on-Politics-4/stories/201606270098 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 10:06 am by
trump-to-visit-monessen-plant-on-tuesdayJust two weeks after his last visit to Western Pennsylvania, Donald Trump is slated to return to the area on Tuesday, giving a speech on "Declaring American Economic Independence" in Washington County....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 7:26 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-27-16Penguins -Former Penguins right winger Mark Recchi (above) could find out if he's nominated for the Hockey Hall of Fame today. -Qualifying offers for restricted free agents are due today at 5 p.m. The Penguins' pending restricted free agents: -Defenseman Justin Schultz-Right winger Tyler Biggs-Defenseman Tim Erixon-Defenseman James Melindy-Center ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 June 2016 1:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
shero-on-bennett-i-just-drafted-him-again-i-guess-06-26-16 Right winger Beau Bennett was something of a rarity with the Penguins in that he was a forward the team acquired through a first-round pick. Throughout most of Ray Shero's tenure as general manager of the Penguins, the team had a reputation of using their first-round picks to select defensemen such as Olli Maatta, Derrick Pouliot, Simon Despres ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-26-16Penguins -The Penguins drafted goaltender Filip Gustavsson (above) in the second round (No. 55).  -The Penguins drafted left winger Kasper Björkqvist in the second round (No. 61). -The Penguins drafted defenseman Connor Hall in the third round (No. 77).  The Penguins drafted defenseman Ryan Jones in the fourth round (No. ... Read More and Comment