Tuesday, May 7, 2013
State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver and Allegheny, sponsored the resolution.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution designating Tuesday, May 7 as World Asthma Day in Pennsylvania. “World Asthma Day is important because it increases awareness about asthma and the medical complications associated with it,” said state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Ambridge, who sponsored the resolution. His district includes Crescent Township. “Besides raising awareness about asthma, World Asthma Day also raises awareness about the many resources available to the public to help manage the affliction.” This year's theme for World Asthma Day is "You Can Control Your Asthma," with an aim to spread the word that, with proper management, asthma control is achievable in the vast majority of asthma patients. …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The fishing season opens at 8 a.m.
Today, April 13, officially marks the opening day of trout season. The regular fishing season opens at 8 a.m. and runs 24 hours a day through Labor Day, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Fish and Boat Commission officials spent about six weeks stocking trout waters with brook, brown and rainbow in preparation. If you're in need of fishing supplies, stop by Dick's Sporting Goods or International Angler, 5275 Steubenville Pike. For more information on fishing holes, licensing requirements and other facts, click here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania winner, who will receive $250, will now be entered to win the $5,000 grand prize in Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest.
You know what they say—no (goblin) guts, no glory. Congratulations to Lucian Meckley, who has been selected as the Pennsylvania winner of Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Lucian was chosen from among the adults and children from across Pennsylvania who entered the contest. Parents posted hundreds of costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. We had lots of ghouls, ghosts, and Honey Boo Boos to choose from, but we were won over by Lucian's recycling truck costume, assembled by Dad and Mom from cardboard, a set of stroller wheels and a frame built from re-purposed wood. As the winner of the $250 prize for the best costume in Pennsylvania, Lucian, of Germansville, Lehigh County, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The veteran Democratic legislator beats the Republican challenger and holds onto his seat in state House District 45.
More than a year ago, Nick Kotik thought his political career was over when a Republican redistricting plan moved his state House district to eastern Pennsylvania. But the state judges threw out the maps and forced Republicans to redraw the district lines, giving Kotik new political life. On Tuesday night, the Democrat from Robinson Township won re-election to his sixth term by fending off his Republican challenger. "I never thought this is where I would be a year ago," Kotik said Tuesday night. Kotik easily beat challenger Aaron Kime with 67 percent of the vote in a rematch of the 2010 race for House District 45. The district includes all of Bridgeville and Heidelberg, and portions of Collier and Scott Township. "I’m very gratified by the…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matt Smith defeated D. Raja for Pennsylvania State Senate with 53% of the vote.
Matt Smith bear hugged supporters and feverishly pumped hit arms in the air moments after learning he had won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. The normally subdued 3-term state representative showed more emotion than usual after a hard-fought battle against fellow Mt. Lebanon resident D. Raja. Smith takes over the seat formerly held by John Pippy. The district wraps around the South Hills of Pittsburgh from Peters Township up to Findlay. “When you have a message that resonates, then that will trump money every day of the week,” Smith said about being outspent 3-to-1 on the airwaves. “The message we have is resonating with people.” Smith, standing with his wife, Eileen, and three young children, Delaney, Emerson and Jameson, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Adrian Shanker, president of Equality Pennsylvania, suggests races of significance to supporters of marriage equality and LGBT issues to watch in Tuesday's election.
Every election is important. Every time we vote, we are deciding who will represent us, and which values are important to us at the time. This election could mark a turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. This election marks the first time a major-party nominee for president supports marriage equality. From the president on down, here are some races to watch for LGBT equality. The Presidential Race: For the first time in American history, a major-party nominee for president supports marriage equality. Also for the first time in history, a majority of Americans support marriage equality. And for the first time in numerous election cycles, marriage has not been a major wedge between the two nominees. Without a …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Breast cancer kills 12,000 women in Pennsylvania each year, but a new study holds hope for patients and the doctors who treat them
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Researchers have unveiled what they believe is a hallmark study for breast cancer patients and the doctors who treat them, according to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Their findings, recently published in the journal Nature and the New York Times, are expected to pave the way for new treatment options in the coming years. The project, funded by a large federal grant, focused on a genetic analysis of breast cancer, which kills more than 12,000 women in Pennsylvania each year. The scientists monitored the tumors of 825 breast cancer patients in the United States. As a result, they found four distinctive types of breast cancer. Within those types, researchers say they identified at least 40 genetic alterations that might be attacked by …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times lists information about Boy Scouts of America leaders who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's database allows you to search those files for Pennsylvania reports.
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Pennsylvania. Many of the men listed in the so-called "perversion files" have not been charged or convicted of crimes in incidents that, in many cases, occurred decades ago.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
National Hurricane Center forecasters warn against underestimating Hurricane Sandy. In Western PA, residents now are under a high wind warning as well as a flood watch.
Federal emergency management and weather officials on Sunday said the time for preparing for Hurricane Sandy is rapidly coming to an end. "The time for preparing and talking is about over," said Craig Fugate, administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People need to be acting about now." Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect as many as 50 million people as it makes its westward turn toward the East Coast. As of last Sunday afternoon, Western Pennsylvania residents remain under a high wind warning through noon Tuesday as well as a flood watch through Tuesday night. While the most recent maps show the center of the storm tracking toward New Jersey, forecasters are hesitant to pinpoint a specific area for landfall. Rick Knabb…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The amicus brief filed in support of affirming the efforts of seven municipalities, a medical doctor and a nonprofit challenging the state's Marcellus Shale law was filed Tuesday.
State Sen. Jim Ferlo has enlisted the support of 15 of his Senate Democratic colleagues in signing on to an amicus brief affirming the efforts of the seven municipalities that sued the Commonwealth to overturn zoning provisions of Act 13—although state Sen. Tim Solobay was not among those who signed. Solobay represents three of the Pennsylvania communities that challenged the law. The amicus brief specifically requests that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirm the decision of the Commonwealth Court’s majority ruling that found that these sections of Act 13 were unconstitutional. “In my opinion, it means higher taxes, higher energy costs and loss of jobs and I don’t support any of that,” Solobay said, explaining why he did not sign onto …