‘Round about Pittsburgh: U.S. Steel To Build New Headquarters

‘Round about Pittsburgh: U.S. Steel To Build New Headquarters

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
November 26, 2014
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After rumors circulated about a possible city relocation or that the company was eying the former Civic Arena site, U.S. Steel, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the City of Pittsburgh have confirmed U.S. Steel will remain in Pittsburgh. The announcement was made Monday, November 24 at Consol Energy Center.... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: GE To Build Facility In Findlay Township

‘Round about Pittsburgh: GE To Build Facility In Findlay Township

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
November 19, 2014
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On November 12, General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced plans to build a new advanced manufacturing facility in nearby Findlay Township. Construction for the facility, which will cost $32 million, is set to begin in March 2015 and will be completed in September 2015. General Electric explained the... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Koppers Names New President & CEO

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Koppers Names New President & CEO

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
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Koppers Holding Inc., headquartered in Downtown Pittsburgh, announced on Friday November 1 that the company has appointed Leroy Ball, President and CEO January 1, 2015 succeeding current President and CEO Walt Turner. Walt Turner was elected President and CEO of Koppers in 1998 and has spent his career... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Chiller Theater

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Chiller Theater

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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From 1963 to 1983, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh, then WIIC, aired a Saturday night program entitled “Chiller Theater.” Hosted by Billy Cardille, known as “Chilly Billy,” the show became so popular in the Pittsburgh market that it kept NBC’s Saturday Night Live from airing on Channel 11 (Pittsburgh’s... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Mysteries of the Unknown

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
October 28, 2014
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October means one thing to most people: Halloween is coming soon. Many people look forward to the various events that occur on or around Halloween. Whether it is preparing a costume for Halloween night, a party, decorating houses, or even visiting local haunted attractions such as Kennywood’s Phantom... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: It Was 50 Years Ago!

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
September 15, 2014
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September 14, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles only performance in Pittsburgh. On September 14, 1964, The Beatles performed at the now gone Civic Arena to an audience of 12,603. There are many interesting stories about when The Beatles came to Pittsburgh and the United States because... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: History Center Opens New Heinz Exhibit

‘Round about Pittsburgh: History Center Opens New Heinz Exhibit

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
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On September 6, the Senator John Heinz History Center, located on the edge of Pittsburgh’s Strip District, opened its newest long-term exhibit showcasing the legacy of Henry John Heinz and the Heinz Company. Throughout the new display, history center visitors will discover how Heinz started his... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Our Claim to Fame

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Our Claim to Fame

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
September 3, 2014
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This edition of ‘Round about Pittsburgh takes us away from the city of Pittsburgh and highlights two suburban towns. Our first stop is the town of New Castle. Once a major player in America’s railroad and industrial history, New Castle is still “The Fireworks Capital of America” and home... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Long-Term Growth continues at Koppers

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Long-Term Growth continues at Koppers

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
August 21, 2014
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Koppers Holding Inc., most commonly known as Koppers, recently completed a $494 million acquisition of the wood preservation and railroad services business of Osmose Holdings, Inc. PNC Financial Services, another business headquartered in Pittsburgh provided Koppers with financial support in the acquisition... Read more »

‘Round About Pittsburgh: Legends of Terror come from Beaver

‘Round About Pittsburgh: Legends of Terror come from Beaver

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
August 18, 2014
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From 1919 to 1932, Beaver County resident Harry Traver was the world’s largest producer of amusement park rides. According to Richard Munch who wrote a book on Traver entitled Harry G. Traver: Legend of Terror, the Traver Engineering Company, located in Beavers Falls, Pennsylvania, built... Read more »