Proposed miniseries promises to unearth the true history behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and George Romero

Google “Night of the Living Dead” and multiple articles and videos pop up detailing the history behind that renowned horror film filmed in Western Pennsylvania. Same with George Romero, the late filmmaker and its co-creator who had so many Pittsburgh ties.   Romero’s longtime friends and his co-creators of the tale of flesh-eating ghouls believe…

Important steps: Crafton tackles repairs on public stairways

In a community like Crafton, with 6,077 residents tightly packed into just more than 1.1 square miles on the hillsides around Pittsburgh, it’s no surprise the borough wants to treat public stairs the same as streets. The seven sets of stairways are key connections for the community, providing access between residential streets and the town’s…

NCAA Division II baseball: IUP, Seton Hill win respective regions en route to setting up PSAC West showdown with spot in College World Series on line

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Seton Hill may have embarked on divergent paths to open the NCAA Division II baseball tournament. Nevertheless, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division foes now have their sights set on a showdown for the right to advance to the same destination — Cary, N.C. IUP and Seton Hill finished…

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Free train rides between Downtown and North Shore to continue

Pittsburgh Regional Transit will provide another year of free light rail rides between Downtown Pittsburgh and the city’s North Shore, but it likely will pay for the service itself. The agency’s finance committee recommended Thursday that the full board extend the agreement with the stadium authority to continue free rides through March 2025 at a…

South Hills light rail work begins, will last through Aug. 31

The summer of discontent begins Thursday for riders of Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s light rail system to the South Hills. Beginning at 8 p.m., the agency will begin replacing inbound rail around Willow Station, the first of four projects that will last through August and cause a series of transit interruptions. During the initial work, rail…

Softball postseason rundown: Ligonier Valley ace Cheyenne Piper pitches perfect game, surpasses 500 career Ks in 8-0 win against Keystone Oaks

Cheyenne Piper has produced her fair share of memorable performances for Ligonier Valley, including a 12-strikeout no-hitter against a strong Indiana lineup in the final game of the regular season on Thursday. Turns out, Piper was saving her best for last. The standout senior twirled a perfect game with 14 strikeouts on Tuesday, leading the…