Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:58 am by
pa-gop-clings-to-links-between-wolf-obamaThe campaigns of The Battling Toms seem to be taking a break from television production, but fear not: Politics PA noticed earlier in the week that the state Republican party has filled in with a doozy of its own .Pennsylvania Republican Party, "Looking for Weapons"What's new: While speaking at the Penn State Ag...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
angel-sophieThe city continues to mourn the loss of beloved former Mayor Sophie Masloff. She truly was Pittsburgh's Bubbie.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:24 am by Doug Oster
indestructible-dahlia-thrives-after-stem-is-severed'Latin' dahlia from Longfield Gardens is blooming like crazy despite the stem being broken. Photos by Doug Oster Hard to believe this flower keeps blooming after the squirrels did this to the stem.When this 'Latin' dahlia from Longfield Gardens was planted near a bird feeder, I never thought the squirrels would try to use it as a launching pad to get ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 7:02 am by Mike White
wpial-aaaa-playoff-predictions-first-state-rankings-releasedThe first state football rankings have been released and two WPIAL teams hold No. 1 spots. The Pennsylvania Football News, which has a new web site this year, published its state rankings today. South Fayette is No. 1 in Class AA and Clairton No. 1 in Class A. The first Post-Gazette state rankings will be released Friday along with WPIAL and City ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-20-14  -Happy 29th birthday to former Penguins forward Joe Vitale (above). A seventh-round pick in 2005, the great Joe Vitale has spent parts of the past four seasons in Pittsburgh. Making his NHL debut in 2010-11, Vitale appeared in nine games and contributed two points. Vitale broke through as a full-time NHLer in 2011-12 by appearing in 68 games ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 pm by Barbara Vancheri
star-wars-and-talk-with-adam-driver-courtesy-of-gq-magazine  Actor Adam Driver seems to be everywhere these days — he’s Daniel Radcliffe’s best friend in “What If” and has a busy fall looming — including the cover of GQ.  Here is a preview, courtesy of the magazine.    New York, N.Y. — “It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances, and you learn a lot about ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 8:51 am by Mike White
render-rates-nationally-predictions-wpial-class-aaaBefore we get to the Class AAA playoff predictions, this piece of information comes from Jim Stout of MaxPreps.com: Two of the top 20 winningest active coaches in the country are from Pennsylvania, including one from the WPIAL. According to a piece on MaxPreps, Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render ranks 16th nationally in wins with a record of 375-119-7. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:22 am by Doug Oster
ligularia-britt-marie-crawford-explodes-with-color-in-the-shadeThe yellow/orange daisy like flowers of 'Britt Marie Crawford' are wonderful to see this time of the year. Photos by Doug Oster Check out those deep purple stems supporting the flowers.The dark yellow flowers of ligularia 'Brit Marie Crawford' explode with color in the shade. I love this plant. The deep green leaves are supported with purple stems ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 3:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-19-14 -Happy 33rd birthday to former Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt. Acquired of waivers last season, Pyatt's Penguins career amounted to 34 games and four goals in 2013-14. Earlier this offseason, he joined Genève-Servette of Switzerland's NLA. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
miranda-rightsThe news in recent weeks has been filled with stories of fatal chokeholds, beatings and shootings by police. The common denominator is that the victims are all black. There are two sets of rules governing behavior in this country, one for whites and one for blacks.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 1:40 pm by Barbara Vancheri
in-january-sag-aftra-to-honor-debbie-reynolds  Debbie Reynolds will be honored during the Jan. 25 broadcast of the SAG-AFTRA Awards. Here is part of the official press release:    LOS ANGELES (Aug. 18, 2014) – Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 11:22 am by
rick-perry-s-vanishing-endorsementJust a few days after the state's primary election, Gov. Tom Corbett and a special guest showed up at an event in Washington County to talk about energy, jobs and taxes.Corbett and his guest -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- tossed barbs at Tom Wolf, Corbett's newly minted Democratic opponent, and Mr. Wolf's plans to levy extraction taxes on the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 11:16 am by Mike White
predictions-wpial-class-aa-playoff-teamsOne in a daily series on predicting playoff teams in each conference: TODAY: CLASS AA Century Conference 1. South Fayette - The defending WPIAL and PIAA champion Lions have reigning P-G Player of the Year Brett Brumbaugh (pictured), a senior QB who likely will break the WPIAL passing record this season. Graduation definitely left some holes, but ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:13 am by Doug Oster
are-your-impatiens-dying-might-be-downy-impatiens-mildew  Impatiens in this container have succumbed to downy impatiens mildew. The disease can be prevented. Photos by Doug Oster Plants infected with downy impatiens mildew will drop leaves and then collapse.The wet, humid summer has created perfect conditions for a disease called downy impatiens mildew. Even though it's been around since the 1800's, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 9:15 am by Sara Bauknecht
fashionafricana-a-light-hearted-evening-of-creativity-culture What do nearly 80 children ages two through 13 on a runway look like? On Saturday at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside, it looked like a celebration of African culture and creativity at the first FashionAFRICANA kids runway show. The children, selected from an open casting call, modeled looks from Kiya Tomlin, THREEafrica, Adey Designs ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 3:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-18-14 -Today would've been the 73rd birthday of former Penguins all-star defenseman Bob Woytowich (right). Acquired in a trade prior to the 1968-69 season, Woytowich spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. In 1968-69, "Augie" saw action in 71 games and scored 29 points. He would appear in 68 games and scored a career-high 33 points becoming the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
sophie-masloffThe city mourns one of its most beloved characters, former mayor Sophie Masloff, her beehive hairdo as recognizable as any Pittsburgh landmark. We're going to miss you, Sophie!   Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 17 August 2014 3:38 pm by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-preseasonThere's no surer sign that college football is really, truly just around the corner than the release of today's preseason AP poll. The AP poll hasn't officially had a role in choosing the national champion since 2005 when it was removed from the BCS formula, and that won't change under the new playoff. The only rankings that will really matter will be ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 17 August 2014 1:40 pm by Mike White
predictions-wpial-class-a-playoff-teamsThis is first in a daily series on predicting what teams will make the playoffs in each conference. Today: WPIAL Class A TRI-COUNTY SOUTH 1. Beth-Center - This conference struggles big time in the playoffs (0-12 the past three seasons). Maybe Beth-Center can get a win this year. The Bulldogs have lost only one conference game the past three seasons ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 17 August 2014 11:46 am by Barbara Vancheri
turtles-hang-onto-top-spot-at-box-office Moviegoers — and old and young — love their turtles.    “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was No. 1 for the weekend with an estimated $28.4 million with “Guardians of the Galaxy” second, riding a wave of good word of mouth and reviews.    Here are the early numbers courtesy of Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst, at ... Read More and Comment