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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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Trainer wrestles his way to business success

| March 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Trainer wrestles his way to business success

By Julia Kramer | Point Park News Service: Fourteen-year-old Lyneil Mitchell was growing up in the downtrodden area of Butler city known as the “Island” when he found a path out of the underlining drug and crime culture that swallowed many of his peers. He learned at a young age he was a competitive wrestler, […]

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Haunted sites raise specter of uncertainty

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Haunted sites raise specter of uncertainty

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: On top of a hill in Perryopolis sits the old Quaker Church, said to contain a number of specters and spirits. “It has all kinds of legends out there,” said Tom White, who wrote about the church in his book, “Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lure.” ”It’s a very interesting […]

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Social media brings new meaning to relationships

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Social media brings new meaning to relationships

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: For many people, nothing is official in a relationship unless it’s on Facebook. The new ritual of becoming “Facebook official” has extended past just announcing relationships to engagements and marriages as well. Despite the reliance on social media to announce good news, it is also having negative effects […]

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Butcher brings past back to Bloomfield

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Butcher brings past back to Bloomfield

  By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: With full-scale grocery stores typically carrying many common meat items, butcher shops aren’t neighborhood staples anymore. “When they were young, there were four [butchers] in the neighborhood, now there are none,” said D.J. Smulick. Smulick said he’s bringing them back — at least in Bloomfield where he […]

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Driver comes back from accident to race again

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Driver comes back from accident to race again

By Kirstie Priester, Point Park News Service: Racecar driver Jimmy Weller III raced for the lead in a heat at Charlotte’s dirt track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway when his car caught a rut in the race track and crashed into the wall causing his head to strike a pole. The incident left him in a […]

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Holiday traditions bring families together

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Holiday traditions bring families together

By Lauren Moore, Point Park News Service: Justine Housum admires the homemade ornaments adorning her Indiana tree and the star perched atop that belonged to her grandmother. In the Pittsburgh home of Nicole Eagan’s Aunt Lu, cookies decorated in green and red icing make for a neat treat. Holiday traditions in the United States have […]

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Avid baseball fan snags free World Series ticket

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Avid baseball fan snags free World Series ticket

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: Erik Jabs has caught 2,887 baseballs in 17 different stadiums since 2007. Recently, luck was on the 33-year-old’s side again, but this time instead of a baseball, he landed a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series in Boston for free. Jabs, a Spanish teacher at Steel […]

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Weatherman sees 100 percent chance of tweeting

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Weatherman sees 100 percent chance of tweeting

By Emily Brak, Point Park News Service: Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh spends so much time on Twitter — up to four hours a day — that he says some of his followers know him better for his tweets than as a weatherman on WPXI-TV. “People know what I do only because of social media, not because […]

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Four-legged staff member greets hotel guests

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Four-legged staff member greets hotel guests

By Carly McLeod, Point Park News Service: An ornate chandelier in the lobby greets visitors at the Omni William Penn Hotel. At the Wyndham Grand Hotel, people first see Point State Park’s lush green lawn. But it’s four paws and a wagging tail that welcome guests of the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. “We’re the only hotel […]

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