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F. Dale Lolley WVU’s Joseph would be solid pick for Steelers

Injured West Virginia safety could be draft-day steal for Pittsburgh.

April 27, 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.

Mary Jo Podgurski How adults can deal with parents’ divorce

Q.I have such fond memories of your classes. I’m coming to you for help again, except now I’m in my 30s. My parents are getting a divorce after nearly 40 years of marriage. I’m devastated. I knew they fought at times, but I thought that was just the way they were. I’ve...

April 27, 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.

Chris Dugan Cal starts over in search for basketball coach

It's back to square one in the search for California University's next men's basketball coach.

April 26, 2016

Chris Dugan has been covering local sports for more than 30 years and has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1986. He was named sports editor in 2006. Before joining the O-R, he was sports editor at the Democrat-Messenger in Waynesburg. He is a former member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Dave Molter Bed springs eternal

I love the 1940s: Great decade – if you overlook that World War thing. The cars were wonderful – stylish, and big enough to cram all the initial candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination into one coupe.

April 26, 2016

Dave Molter is a freelance writer and Golden Quill and Keystone Press Awards winner. He also is a freelance musician in the Pittsburgh area.

Laura Zoeller ‘Knowing’ season almost over

The school year is slowly winding its way toward completion, and my kids are glad. Somehow, 6 a.m. comes earlier this time of year than it did before, perhaps because it is light later and bedtime becomes more relaxed. Whatever the reason, they have been struggling to get out of bed in enough time...

April 25, 2016

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

Terry Hazlett Clevelanders like their TV a little more than the yinzers

Congratulations, Cleveland, you finally beat Pittsburgh.

April 24, 2016

Terry Hazlett

Terry Hazlett opines about TV and culture.

John Steigerwald Rutherford, like the Penguins, looking much better

Roster moves, coaching change, results have taken heat off Penguins' general manager.

April 23, 2016

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

George Block Dealing with the perils of hunting, fishing

As I laid there, I looked up at the grid work on the bottom of the bridge and thought about the upcoming turkey season and hazards of the hunt. I also thought why did this happen to me and am I the only one who does stupid things?

April 23, 2016

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Mike Buzzelli The seventh minute stretch

I tried to steal a friend’s car the other day.

April 22, 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 Health gurus fowled up my menus

Just when I thought I would jump off the Facebook ship once and for all, the chickens came along to pull me back in.

April 21, 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.

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