Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 8:47 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-holiday-fun-at-hope-haven-farmHope Haven Farm Sanctuary in Wexford is by far one of my favorite places to visit. This very special place, founded by veterinarian Karen Phillips, has taken in roughly 125 farm factory animals including llamas, goats and turkeys! It is truly magical. Enjoy our Thanksgiving Special on the farm!   Want to help? Go to www.hopehavenfarm.org ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 9:37 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-21-14Penguins -“I definitely have the skills set to put up numbers, but, right now, I’m focusing on playing defensive hockey,” he said. “My goal is not to put up points every game. My goal is to shut the other team down and move the puck to the forwards, because we have good forwards. The points will come eventually.” - Simon Despres (above). -Pascal ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 12:45 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-shoots-itself-in-the-foot-again-in-26-20-loss-against-no-12-kansas-state MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Three up, three downers. West Virginia came out flat, again, and lost its third game in a row, this a 26-20 defeat against No. 12 Kansas State Thursday night at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers fell to 6-5 on the season and will travel to winless-in-Big-12 Iowa State next Saturday in hopes of salvaging an eight-win regular ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
father-s-nightmare80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson is engaged to a 26-year-old woman. Her parents must be proud.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:47 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-no-12-kansas-state-17-west-virginia-3 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia players and coaches insisted all week that No. 12 Kansas State wouldn't beat itself. The Mountaineers, then, couldn't beat themselves, either. Well, that's not going so well. West Virginia turned the ball over twice, including a fumble inside the Kansas State 5-yard line, and missed a field goal in the first half. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Jacob Quinn Sanders
the-first-time-yinz-primanti-slippy-n-at-debuted-on-pittsburgh-twitterIt didn’t take long for the friends who lived in my pocket to become my real friends. Twitter made that easier. Even before moving to Pittsburgh four years ago, I started following some Pittsburgh people as preparation. Food people, networking people, journalism people, academic people, neighborhood people. People. I was going to be writing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 5:02 pm by Barbara Vancheri
tcm-to-remember-mike-nichols-with-three-famous-films    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols with a three-film tribute on Saturday, Dec. 6.    Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83, is one of the few artists to earn Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy accolades.   TCM’s tribute will showcase his Oscar-nominated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:31 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:28 pm by Sam Werner
house-talks-syracuse-preparationIt's no secret that Pitt's defense has not been so great over these last few games. The Panthers have given up an average of 49 points per game in losses to Georgia Tech, Duke and North Carolina. Perhaps the worst part was the sense of inevitability that came over when the Tar Heels got the ball back late in Saturday's latest loss. There just didn't ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:22 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-episide-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 1:23 pm by
shuster-holds-transportation-committee-chairmanshipU.S. Rep Bill Shuster will take another spin as chairman of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.The Blair County Republican said he used his chairmanship to help bring federal funds -- to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars -- to Somerset County for a three-phase project to improve U.S. Route 219 . In the same...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-20-14Penguins -“It’s been hard, but the hockey stuff, the knee, the puck in the neck, this is all stuff you come back from. You’re a hockey player. You’re supposed to come back from that stuff. It’s the risk you take as a hockey player to be on the ice. But the other stuff? The clot, the lungs … it has nothing to do with hockey. It’s life-threatening, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
keystone-jobsDespite the myth of jobs created by the Keystone Pipeline, the actual number is 35. The State Dept. estimates there will be 42,000 plus jobs created by economic ripple effect by the construction of the pipeline but those jobs will only last 2 years. On the other hand, actual jobs are being created as a result of renewable energy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:46 pm by Mike White
highly-touted-jenkins-only-an-honorable-mention-all-conference-pickSome items that fell off my laptop The Class AAAA football all-conference teams were released recently, and an intriguing selection was Baldwin High School's Sterling Jenkins. Jenkins is a senior offensive lineman who played in the Southeastern Conference against Upper St. Clair and Woodland Hills, among others. Jenkins wasn't a first-team ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:26 pm by Dan Gigler
steelers-playoff-odds-54-099That's according to the math modeling gurus at Make NFL Playoffs. After taking a big hit following their loss to the Jets, the Steelers are back above coin-flip odds to make the postseason.  They are a 34.217% chance to tin the AFC North, the highest of the four teams  Though in first place by percentage points, Cincinnati's odds of winning ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:08 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
by-the-numbers-how-wvu-stacks-up-statistically-in-fbs-week-12  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With two weeks left in the regular season, let's take a look at how West Virginia (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) stacks up statistically against its Division I counterparts. What you'll find below are the national rankings for West Virginia on all three sides of the ball — offense, defense and special teams. The easiest way to split ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 7:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
dupuis-invalulable-as-teammates-11-19-14 During training camp, a well-intentioned reporter pointed out to Penguins center Marcel Goc, a native of Germany, that there weren't many German-born players in NHL history. Right winger Pascal Dupuis was privy to the question and jumped on the chance to make fun of Goc like a rebound off a goaltender's left pad. “Dere's probably a good reason for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 2:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
dupuis-sidelined-six-months-due-to-blood-clot-11-19-14 The Penguins are facing another health scare. Right winger Pascal Dupuis will be sidelined six months after a blood clots was diagnosed in his leg which eventually moved towards his lung. He will be treated with blood thinners and will not be permitted contact during that time. The ailment was identified during testing Monday after Dupuis had ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:20 am by
peduto-travels-deep-in-the-heart-of-texasBy Robert ZulloMayor Bill Peduto is escaping the city's deep freeze this week for the Lone Star State, where he will be attending the four-day National League of Cities' Congress of Cities in Austin. The theme is "The Future of Cities," with a "focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change," the mayor's office said in a statement.Mr. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "If we can match up against their best lines and come out plus or even, that's really positive for our line." - Beau Bennett on the third line. - Beau Bennett on the third line. -The Montreal Gazette's recap. "We have lot of work to do if we want to be compared to a team like the Penguins.” ... Read More and Comment