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‘Round about Pittsburgh: Kennywood, a Pittsburgh tradition

The Thunderbolt opened at Kennywood Park in 1968.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer April 25, 2013

Local amusement park Kennywood has been a Pittsburgh tradition since 1898.  Originally started as a destination point for streetcar riders on the weekends, Kennywood was started by the Monongahela Street...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Changes to be made at EQT

Logo Courtesy of EQT Corporation
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer April 17, 2013

Changes to EQT Corporation business operations will go into effect later this year.  EQT Corporation and People’s Natural Gas announced on December 20, 2012, an agreement had been reached for People’s...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: The Legacy of J&L Steel

The roofs on certain buildings on campus showcase J&L Steel.  This plaque is located in the Nicholson Center near Romo's Cafe.
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer April 3, 2013

Even with most of the steel industry gone, Pittsburgh is still known as the Steel City.  When people think Pittsburgh & steel, they might think of the Steelers or steel workers.  People may also...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Amtrak Service to Stay

'Round about Pittsburgh: Amtrak Service to Stay
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer March 27, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett, his administration, and Amtrak have reached a deal to keep daily Pittsburgh to Harrisburg passenger train service. Daily passenger train service from Pittsburgh to...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: A Pittsburgh Special

'Round about Pittsburgh: A Pittsburgh Special
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer March 22, 2013

This is a special for ‘Round about Pittsburgh.  Every city has interesting history and facts, and without a doubt, Pittsburgh is one of these cities.  The following information is a list compiled of...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Westinghouse Nuclear Moves Forward

Westinghouse World Headquarters located in Cranberry
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer March 14, 2013

Westinghouse Electric Company announced on March 11, 2013; the completion of the first concrete pour at their AP1000 nuclear facility under construction in South Carolina. The next day Westinghouse...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Harold Betters – A Pittsburgh Legend

Local Jazz Lengend Mr. Harold Betters
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer March 2, 2013

Harold Betters or as some Pittsburghers call him, Mr. Trombone is one of many jazz musicians to have grown up in the Pittsburgh region.  Originally from Connellsville, Pennsylvania Harold Betters quickly...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Schenley High Sold

'Round about Pittsburgh: Schenley High Sold
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer February 28, 2013

A former High School in the Pittsburgh Public School District has been sold.  Built in 1916 in North Oakland, Schenely High School was named after Pittsburgh philanthropist Mary Schenley, who donated...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Horne’s & Kaufmann’s

'Round about Pittsburgh: Horne's & Kaufmann's
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer February 26, 2013

Horne’s and Kaufmann’s department stores that once graced downtown Pittsburgh for over 100 years might be gone but will always be remembered.  Both department stores had numerous locations around...

‘Round about Pittsburgh: I Scream for Ice Cream

'Round about Pittsburgh: I Scream for Ice Cream
Mike Funyak, Staff Writer February 20, 2013

Known for the legendary Skyscraper ice cream cones, Klondikes, and Chipped Ham, the name Isaly’s was once well known throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.  With headquarters in Youngstown Ohio and...

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