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‘Round about Pittsburgh: American Airlines Shake Up

'Round about Pittsburgh: American Airlines Shake Up
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer January 26, 2014

According to local news sources the new American Airlines, which recently merged with U.S. Airlines has decided to close the local Moon Township flight operation center.  According to various news sources,...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Born in an Igloo

Consol Energy Center, Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer January 21, 2014

In a city that used to be dominated by football, Pittsburgh has finally become a hockey town.  The city has been home to a National Hockey League (NHL) team since 1967. The Pittsburgh Penguins joined...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Hornets Revisited

Pittsburgh Hornets sign located at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum inside the Senator John Heinz History Center.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer January 8, 2014

Pittsburgh has been the home of a National Hockey League (NHL) team since 1967.  The Pittsburgh Penguins joined the NHL with the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Holiday Special

'Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Holiday Special
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer December 20, 2013

The Christmas and Holiday Season in Pittsburgh is unique just like numerous other cities and towns.  It is a season when the city of Pittsburgh and numerous destinations seem to capture magic that is...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Fort Pitt Block House turns 250

Visit www.fortpittblockhouse.com for more information regarding the Fort Pitt Block House and its 250 anniversary celebration.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer December 9, 2013

Pittsburgh is known as the Golden Triangle because of the land the city sits on.  It is at the famous ‘Point’ where travelers coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel see the signature fountain, the city...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Steel Titan Andrew Carnegie

Portrait of Andrew Carnegie

Photo courtesy of www.carnegielibrary.org
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer November 22, 2013

Love him or hate him, Andrew Carnegie was a pioneer who help shaped the modern day United States. The Carnegie family immigrated to Pittsburgh from Scotland in 1848.  At a young age Andrew Carnegie...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: W stands for Westinghouse

George Westinghouse
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer November 15, 2013

The name Westinghouse is known worldwide.  Founder of 60 different companies, George Westinghouse, was an entrepreneur who became a pioneer in the manufacturing and technology field starting in the 1800s. The...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: The Night of the Living Dead

Night of Living Dead poster from cinemasterpieces.com
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer November 7, 2013

In 1968, Carneige Mellon University graduate George Romero, along with two friends John Russo and Russell Streiner, put Pittsburgh on the map as the setting for a soon to be cult classic film Night of...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Shakeup up U.S. Steel

Logo courtesy of United States Steel Corporation
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer November 5, 2013

In an effort to save costs, U.S. Steel Corp. announced early last week the closure of the company’s Hamilton Works in Hamilton, Ontario by the end of the year.  The company will be shutting down the...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: What’s In The Name Clark

'Round about Pittsburgh: What's In The Name Clark
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer October 27, 2013

Founded in 1886, the D.L. Clark Company would soon become a staple in Pittsburgh.  Founded by entrepreneur David L. Clark, the company flourished into a successful candy business. Starting in 1917,...

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