Thursday, April 25, 2013
Runners should arrive early for the extra security measures and attendees will see K-9s that detect explosives along the course.
Pittsburgh and marathon officials held a news conference Thursday morning to ensure safety at the May 5 race. "I feel it's important to emphasize the actions being taken to ensure the safety for runners and spectators," Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "We're making sure the terrible acts in Boston don't deter the spirit of the marathon in Pittsburgh." "The show is going on. It's going to be a great day. It's going to be a safe day," said Patrice Maramoros, director of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss told runners to arrive to the race early. "There will be things in place that weren't there before," he said. He said attendees could expect to see K-9s along the course that detect explosives. He …
Friday, November 16, 2012
If you're heading for the annual festivities scheduled for Friday and Saturday around the Golden Triangle, plan your route and parking options first.
Planning to head to Downtown Pittsburgh Friday for Light-Up Night? How about Saturday for the Sounds of the Season Parade or other daylong holiday activities planned throughout the Golden Triangle? Here are schedules and transportation details you'll want to keep in mind. Pittsburgh's 52nd annual Light-Up Night begins at noon Friday, when Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl lights the tree at the City-County Building on Grant Street. Also set for noon: the annual dedication and blessing of the traditional Christmas creche at U.S. Steel Tower on Grant Street. Most festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday, however, with events scheduled for three stage locations — in Market Square, on the Clemente Bridge and at EQT Plaza. Performers include Joe …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
September events mark 100 years for the Pittsburgh company.
Robert Wholey & Co. Inc. announces a celebration marking 100 years. The Strip District business is hosting a weekend festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, 22 and 23. Family-friendly events will take place at the store, 1711 Penn Ave., including live music, magic acts, stilt walkers, balloon art, face painting, contests, free samples and cooking demonstrations. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will issue a proclamation to congratulate the Wholey family and to unveil 17th Street as the newly named Wholey Way. Wholey’s was established in 1912 as a small store in McKees Rocks, selling mainly butter and eggs. Over the years, Wholey’s has expanded its product line offering fresh seafood, meats, poultry and …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Descriptions of those injured have been released.
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Seven people are expected to survive injuries they sustained when a gunman entered the lobby of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC today. According to a UPMC press release, five patients—including two who have undergone surgery—are being treated at UPMC Presbyterian, and two have been treated and released. One had an injury not related to a gunshot wound. Police officials have not yet released the names of the injured, who included UPMC employees and a hospital visitor. “I expect all of these patients to survive and do well,” said Donald Yealy, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at UPMC. “As the busiest trauma center in the region, we prepare for this kind of multi-casualty situation.” Earlier on Thursday, Pittsburgh …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Pittsburgh police believe one gunman entered the building with two firearms.
Multiple news sources are reporting this afternoon that several people were shot on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a gunman went into Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Police were dispatched to the incident around 2 p.m., according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In a press conference at 6 p.m., Mayor Luke Ravenstahl confirmed two people are dead and seven people were rushed to UPMC Presbyterian's Emergency Room. He also confirmed one of the deceased men as the shooter. Pittsburgh police believe one gunman entered the building with two semiautomatic handguns, he said. "It's still an active scene," Ravenstahl said. "Our crews are methodically going through the building to make sure every floor and every room is …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Pittsburghers can cheer on the Steelers before the first playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
Friday, January 6, 2012
It's time to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers before their first playoff game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. A “Break the Broncos Rally” will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 6, around the Terrible Tree in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl are asking those attending the rally to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by bringing a canned good, non-perishable food item or cash donation. WDVE’s Val Porter will serve as emcee of the event, and Kardaz will provide live music. Fans are encouraged to bring black and gold decorations and Steelers paraphernalia to adorn the 20-foot Terrible Tree. Dunkin’ Donuts will provide limited, …
Monday, December 19, 2011
'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer features clips of Steelers' Hines Ward and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The new "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer was released on Monday, Dec. 19. The scenes shot at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh are featured in the trailer, including a clip of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about to kick the football and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward running to the endzone for a touchdown as the field blows up behind him. Also included in the trailer, the fight scene filmed at the Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue. The film returns Christian Bale as Batman; Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon; Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Luscius Fox. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays police officer John Blake; Anne Hathaway is Catwoman; and Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters on July 20, …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
"Steelers Nation contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.
If you work in downtown Pittsburgh, you may want to stop by the celebratory rally on Thursday in honor of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson’s Dancing With the Stars win. The rally will be held at noon in front of the Pittsburgh City-County Building Portico, located at 414 Grant Street. “City residents and the Steelers Nation have contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero for once again shining the spotlight on Pittsburgh,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said in a statement. Ravenstahl will officially declare June 30 as Hines Ward and Kym Johnson Day in the city of Pittsburgh. Ward and Johnson will attend the event. Pittsburgh Steelers announcers Craig Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin will serve as the emcees. Fans are encouraged…