Marrow’s run to tomorrow

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: At track meets across the country, anxious athletes can be seen walking around the infield, focusing on their upcoming event. These athletes pace around each other, mingling in the crowd of warmup suits and backpacks. In Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Desmond Marrow was just another face in that crowd. Marrow said his running career had... Read More

‘The Death Show’ displays joys of life

By Iain Oldman, Point Park News Service:  PRELUDE The green room at the Arcade Comedy Theater is currently cold, like a morgue. Ayne Terceira, an improv actor on the show, is huddled inside her jacket trying to keep warm while the rest of the cast file into the green room, one by one, stopping in front of the mirror to... Read More

Friendly fire is bump in the road for Navy veteran turned Uber driver

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service: You’d have plenty to read about if you were ever stuck behind Larry Cmar’s Chevy. Veterans. Afghanistan. The Pirates. The Navy. The Steelers. Uber. For a man who’s spent over two decades in the Navy, Cmar takes pleasure in the laid-back environment of being an Uber driver. He says that he’s happy, but... Read More

PATF medical clinic serves as a one-stop location for HIV clients

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: When Sean DeYoung moved to West Palm Beach Florida in 1991, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was in full swing with thousands of people getting infected and dying. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29,850 U.S. residents died from HIV infections in 1991. DeYoung, who was passionate about fighting the disease,... Read More

High costs of elder care concern residents and families

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sherry Wimer has many concerns when it comes to caring for her mother, Ladonna Herbertson, 79, who suffers from dementia. “I do everything for her,” Wimer, of Sarver, Pa., said. “I do all her finances; she wouldn’t even know where to begin. I do her shopping. I make sure she gets to the... Read More