ALL COLUMNIST POSTS

Dale Lolley Time to be concerned, not panicked about Steelers

PHILADELPHIA – Don’t worry Steelers fans, you still have those six Super Bowl titles to fall back on.

September 25, 2016

Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.

George Block Common sense needed when judging rifles, cartridges

Sometimes the answer to a question is little more than common sense.

September 24, 2016

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Mike Kovak Schram setting coaching goals in upstate New York

Now an assistant coach at Division I Binghamton University, Taylor Schram still getting her kicks in soccer.

September 24, 2016

Mike Kovak is assistant night editor at the Observer-Reporter.

Dale Lolley Steelers will make Wentz look like a rookie

Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz looks like a promising young quarterback.

September 24, 2016

Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.

John Steigerwald Are Patriots’ backup quarterbacks proving Brady to be overrated?

If you want to get a dirty look, suggest to someone under, say, the age of 40, Tom Brady isn’t the greatest quarterback of all time. If you’d prefer a punch in the mouth, suggest it to anybody in New England.

September 24, 2016

John Steigerwald has been a fixture of TV, radio, and newspaper sports in Pittsburgh, and has a Sunday column in the Observer-Reporter.

Mike Buzzelli What happened to the Y?

You may recall I injured my shin Labor Day weekend in the swimming pool. It’s recovering nicely. Thank you (I’m sure you would have asked if we were chatting).

September 23, 2016

Mike Buzzelli is a stand up comedian and published author. He is a theater and arts critic for 'Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh's online cultural talk magazine, and an active board member of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, the Carnegie Arts Initiative and the Carnegie Screenwriters. His book, "Below Average Genius" is a collection of essays culled from his weekly humor column here in the Observer-Reporter.

Beth Dolinar Whoa! TV sure is tough to watch

Television is too irritating to watch any more.

September 22, 2016

Beth Dolinar has been writing her column about life, both hers and the rest of ours, for over 20 years. When not on the page, she produces Emmy-winning documentaries for public television, teaches writing to university students, and enjoys her two growing children.

Mary Jo Podgurski Become an ally for people of color

Q.I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s happening in the world. I’m white. Can you help me figure out how to be an ally to my black friends? My social studies teacher says we’re living in interesting times. I don’t think he means that these are good times.

September 21, 2016

Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski is the founder and director of the Washington Health System Teen Outreach. She responds to 6–8 questions from young people daily and has written 'Ask Mary Jo' since 2005.

Kristin Emery Mountain State lives up to its name

Have you ever driven through Ohio or Kansas or Florida and remarked on how flat it is?

September 20, 2016

Kristin Emery is a meteorologist at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, an O-R columnist and writer for Total Health magazine and other publications. Kristin is a Washington native, graduate of Washington High School and West Virginia University and works to fund her hobbies of travel, skiing, diving and golf.

Laura Zoeller The joys of cat bathing

I am currently nursing several bites, scratches and puncture wounds across my upper body. Nothing requiring hospitalization, or treatment for rabies, but that may still bear some watching. You see, my husband recently discovered one of our cats had a flea on him, and I can’t bear the thought...

September 19, 2016

Laura Zoeller is a farm wife and mother who has been blessed with a wonderful – and funny - life.

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