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Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

By Flannery Joyce, Point Park News Service: Joanne Yalch had been interested in starting her own business for several years until her husband John told her to make it a reality during a drive through Lawrenceville 10 years ago. He said to quit talking about it and to start something, thinking it might be a […]

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Opinion: Listen to the homeless

Opinion: Listen to the homeless

By Jenni Bloodworth, Point Park News Service: The homeless in Pittsburgh are forced to move from campsites under highway overpasses to shelters and back again — while dealing with tough weather, mental health issues and substance abuse.

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Strong Women Strong Girls inspires both

Strong Women Strong Girls inspires both

By Dominique Hildebrand, Point Park News Service: Gabby Claypool talked about becoming a veterinarian during a recent visit to Point Park University through the group Strong Women Strong Girls. She said she loves the student body organizations on campus so much that she wants to join Impulse and the basketball team. But first, she has […]

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Volunteers help homeless, hungry in Red Door program

Volunteers help homeless, hungry in Red Door program

By Cindy Seto, Point Park News Service: Joanne Chesnos has been feeding the souls and stomachs of hungry patrons with simple bag lunches at the Red Door on Boulevard of the Allies since last December. Retirement has not stopped Jim Longo from preparing and distributing sandwiches, eggs and soups as a volunteer at the program […]

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Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

By Marc Macurdy, Point Park News Service: For more than 30 years, mysterious objects known as Toynbee Tiles have shown up embedded on streets around the world. The messages vary, but most have the traditional message: “Toynbee Idea in Kubrick’s 2001, Resurrect Dead on planet Jupiter.” Theories have been made about what they could mean, […]

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Spring flowers lead to the onset of allergies

Spring flowers lead to the onset of allergies

By Jenni Bloodworth, Point Park News Service: As spring forces it way into Western Pennsylvania and the flowers begin to bloom, allergic reactions to pollen and pet dander increase.

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Demand grows for therapy dogs, service dogs

Demand grows for therapy dogs, service dogs

Story, photos and audio by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: If you walk through the hospice level in the UPMC McKeesport hospital, the halls are quiet and many patients lay motionless in their beds. Loretta Savage was one of those patients. The frail woman lay curled up on her side until someone knocked on […]

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Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: Before Derek Law was born, his parents were traveling back to Pittsburgh after his father’s failed attempts to become a Major League Baseball player when they were involved in a nasty crash. His mother was seven months pregnant with the Law, who is now 23, during the crash. […]

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Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Columbus Blue Jackets fans Zach and Ross Perry traveled from Indiana and Ohio to see their team play the Penguins at Consol Energy Center Wednesday night in the opening game of the NHL playoffs. They paid $85 each for tickets and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites […]

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Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: With the arrival of spring, some of the area’s smallest inhabitants could be facing big losses that consumers may notice on their farmer’s market shelves. Some local beekeepers said they are expecting higher-than-average honeybee population losses following the severe cold this winter. These losses can affect the price […]

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