Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 8:26 am by Mike White
two-sport-standout-mcginnis-transfers-from-ambridge-to-aliquippaAmbridge High School's football and basketball teams took a big hit Monday when Stephon McGinnis left the school and enrolled at Aliquippa. McGinnis was Ambridge's leading receiver in football with 27 catches in five games. The Bridgers were only 1-4 in football. McGinnis' departure will hit the Ambridge basketball team even harder. Ambridge is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 6:05 am by Doug Oster
watering-tips-for-one-of-the-driest-septembers-on-record It's best to water at the base of plants, but sometimes if a big area like a lawn needs watered, a sprinkler is the only way to go. Photo by Doug Oster While hanging around before Pittsburgh Today Live at KDKA-TV, I told meteorologist Dennis Bowman I needed some rain. Dennis is a weather junkie and quickly said, "this is the second driest September ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
no-bootsThe same GOP-led Congress that is suing President Obama for overreach is neglecting their own Constitutional duty when it comes to war.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
wild-4-penguins-1-postgame-thoughts-09-29-13 Jason Pominville recorded a hat trick and led the Wild to a 4-1 home win against the Penguins tonight. If Jeff Zatkoff was ever legitimately in a competition for the backup goaltending role with Thomas Greiss, he lost it tonight. Greiss left the game midway through the second period after making eight saves on nine shots. By design, he was replaced ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 5:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-wild-preview-09-29-14Note: We will not be running a live blog or chat for tonight's game. We will have a postgame blog post with thoughts. Another day, another shuffled lineup. Sidney Crosby will skip tonight's preseason game at Minnesota to attend to his grandmother's funeral in Nova Scotia. The Penguins' lineup is scheduled to include: Forwards - 9 - Pascal Dupuis ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 5:02 pm by
voter-registration-deadline-is-a-week-awayIf you don't want to miss out on voting in this year's gubernatorial election, you've got a week from today to make sure you're registered.Deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election is Monday, Oct. 6, our friends at the state remided us today. And they have some advice for those who need to register before next week's deadline.Before we begin,...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 4:45 pm by Sara Bauknecht
fashion-takes-flight-at-pittsburgh-international-airport-airmall-runway-show The runway came inside at Pittsburgh International Airport today for the celebration of the $10 million renovation to the AIRMALL retail complex. The day of events kicked off this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by beauty makeovers in action led by makeup artist Carmindy of TLC's "What Not to Wear." In the afternoon, invited guests ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 3:51 pm by Dan Gigler
humans-of-heinz-fieldI've been routinely taking photographs of fans at Steelers games for this blog for eight seasons now, and never had a particularly catchy name for this feature (I think 'Scenes from the Parking Lot' or derivatives thereof have been most frequently used). Given the popularity of Humans of New York and its many spinoffs (including a local one), I think ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 3:14 pm by Doug Oster
viva-s-sunsplash-coreopsis-is-a-winner-for-next-seasonCoreopsis 'Sunsplash' from Viva was a hit in my garden this season and is still going strong. Photo by Doug Oster Every year I'm sent different plant to try out in the garden. Most of them do pretty well, but I have to say that this 'Sunsplash' coreopsis from Viva is pretty amazing. It will be available next season. It's never been watered, I've ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 12:19 pm by
polls-wolf-maintains-lead-gop-lines-up-behind-corbettGov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan announce a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Point Park University last week. (Lake Fong / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Is there a better way to kick off the final month before the general election than diving into the numbers of three new polls assessing the state's race for governor? Perhaps that...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:40 am by Doug Oster
a-most-beautiful-weedThe common dayflower is one of my favorite weeds. Photo by Doug Oster My garden has been overtaken by weeds...again. It happens every season about this time as I get lazy and also look the other way. No one really sees my garden, so I can get away with it. But there's one weed I never pull, the common dayflower. It's sky blue flowers are pretty, but ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 9:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-29-14Penguins -So... Thomas Greiss or Jeff Zatkoff (right). Who ya got? -The Penguins' lineup for tonight's game in Minnesota is scheduled to include: Forwards - 9 - Pascal Dupuis, 12 - Daniel Carcillo; 14 - Chris Kunitz, 17 - Blake Comeau, 23 - Steve Downie, 25 - Andrew Ebbett, 27 - Craig Adams, 38 - Zach Sill, 42 - Kasperi Kapanen, 49 - Oskar ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
doomsdayIt is almost the end of the year and the UPMC/Highmark fight is still going strong and the confusion is growing. UPMC wants us all to panic and switch away from Highmark so as not to lose our UPMC doctors. Highmark says it'll be OK but we don't believe them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 7:51 pm by Mike White
whitehead-will-announce-college-choice-at-news-conference-wpial-city-and-state-rankingsCentral Valley defensive back Jordan Whitehead has chosen the news conference route to announce his college choice. Whitehead, a defensive back and one of the most-heavily recruited defensive backs in the state, will hold a news conference Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Central Valley cafeteria. Whitehead has narrowed his choices to Pitt, Penn State, Ohio ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:59 am by Barbara Vancheri
the-equalizer-gives-denzel-one-of-his-best-openings-ever  Pittsburgh-born director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington (above) delivered with “The Equalizer,” the No. 1 movie of the weekend. It grossed an estimated $35 million in North America and was Washington’s third best opening behind “American Gangster” ($43.6 million) and “Safe House” ($40.2 million), according to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:45 am by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-fashion-week-closes-with-fashion-hall-of-fame-inductionsIt's been a "designer frenzy" and a "model mayhem," Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder and executive director Miyoshi Anderson has said all week when describing the fifth annual affair. Today the frenzy and mayhem conclude with the inductions of the latest Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees. Ms. Anderson started the fashion hall of fame during the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:15 pm by Sharon Eberson
paul-mcgann-the-eighth-doctor-who-and-tardis-touch-down-to-charm-fans-at-pittsburgh-comicon It was a Whovian day on Saturday, and not just because it was episode day on BBC America. At the Pittsburgh Comicon, the longest lines and most jubilant fans were for Doctor No. 8, Paul McGann, the movie doctor who has extended his run with continuing adventures on audio. Cosplayers dressed as various versions of the Doctor (many believe fezzes are ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
urgent-threatThe biggest threat to everyone on this planet is not radical extremists. It is the climate change caused by humans. Yes, climate change is real, even if you watch Fox News.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 6:00 am by Doug Oster
streptocarpus-is-not-a-disease-it-s-a-cool-plant-for-outside-and-inStreptocarpus produces pretty purple flowers year round. Photos by Doug Oster Streptocarpus might not be the prettiest name, but the plant produces beautiful purple flowers non-stop wheter growing inside or out. It's usually grown as a houseplant, but loves being outside for the summer in the shade. I picked up two plants at the end of last season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 September 2014 7:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-28-14Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for the Penguins in a 2-1 win against the Blue Jackets. -Highlights: -Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond had issues with Columbus' Brett Ponich: -A left leg injury will sidelined Beau Bennett for six weeks. -Bennett's injury will create an opportunity for Kasperi Kapanen. -The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of ... Read More and Comment