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‘Round about Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park has been the 'Home' of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2001.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer October 2, 2013

The number 21 has a few different meanings for Pittsburgh Pirate fans.  The number may represent how many years it took the team to clinch their next first winning season and playoff birth and win, or...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: PPG Stays Loyal to Pittsburgh Region

Logo Courtesy of PPG Industries
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer September 24, 2013

On September 23, 2013, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and PPG Industries announced a major move that will add more then 300 jobs to the Pittsburgh region.  PPG Industries will be establishing its North...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Gulf, Not Golf

The Gulf Tower (far left) is shown with the weather beacon.  The building with the UPMC logo at the far right of the picture is the U.S. Steel Tower.  Logo courtesy of Gulf Oil LP
Mike Funyak, Staf Writer September 11, 2013

Pittsburgh was once a city that boosted an empire of all sorts of businesses.  The Mellon Family, who in their own rights started an empire, established some of these businesses. After numerous successful...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: U.S. Steel introduces new CEO

Logo courtesy of United States Steel Corporation
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer September 4, 2013

As we recently changed our calendars to September, United States Steel Corporation introduced a new Chief Executive Officer or CEO.  The company announced in August that current CEO John P. Surma, would...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: The Name is Mellon

Former logo of Mellon Financial Corporation
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer August 29, 2013

Founded in 1869 by Thomas Mellon and his two sons Andrew and Richard, Mellon Bank and the Mellon name became a Pittsburgh institution.  First known as T. Mellon & Sons’ Bank, the first bank was...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: WQED “The Channel that Changes Lives”

Logo courtesy of WQED Pittsburgh
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer August 26, 2013

‘Changes Lives,’ is the slogan of local public broadcasting channel WQED Pittsburgh.  WQED was the nation’s first, yes first community supported television station.  WQED was founded in 1954 and...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Berkshire Hathaway Increases Stake in BNY Mellon

Courtesy of BNY Mellon
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer August 22, 2013

Warren Buffett, who is considered one of the most influential and successful investors (in the world), has decided to purchase more stake in Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon). Pittsburgh...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Local Man Revolutionizes Amusement Park Industry

Frederick Ingersoll was an early innovator in the Amusement Park Industry.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer August 20, 2013

Many people are probably not familiar with the name Frederick Ingersoll, but might know the name Six Flags.  Pittsburgh native, Frederick Ingersoll was the first man who created the first chain of amusement...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Enjoy Your Ride of a Bygone Era

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum located in Washington County is celebrating 50 years.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer July 24, 2013

Located outside the city of Pittsburgh in Washington County is a museum that has preserved a unique experience for 50 years.  The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum states a visit is “More than a ride…it’s...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Coaster Landmark Turns 75

Celebrating 75 years is the Conneaut Lake Park 'Blue Streak.' The ride is considered a Roller Coaster Classic and Landmark by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer July 16, 2013

Although not located in Pittsburgh, a historic structure outside of the area is celebrating an important birthday.  Celebrating 75 years this summer is the Conneaut Lake Park Blue Streak.  The roller...

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