Dale Lolley

Column Dale Lolley

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.

Aug 2017


Two young Steelers make their mark in preseason opener

There was a lot of good to like about Friday night’s preseason opener for the Steelers against the Giants.

The 20-12 victory wasn’t the biggest news to come out of the night - though it’s never bad to win.

More important for the Steelers was the fact that a couple of young players, first-round draft pick T.J. Watt and first-year cornerback Mike Hilton continued to do what they had been doing at Saint Vincent College.


Jul 2017


Steelers, Bell need each other to succeed

Steelers, Bell need each other to succeed

PITTSBURGH – When the Steelers placed an exclusive rights franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell in February, they knew there was a chance they would be unable to negotiate a long-term extension with the All-Pro running back.

The deadline to do so came and went at 4 p.m., Monday and Bell left the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex knowing he’ll play this season for $12.12 million – when he finally signs his offer sheet.

“Unfortunately, we were unable to agree to terms on a long-term contract with Le’Veon Bell prior to today’s deadline,” said General Manager Kevin Colbert in a statement Monday afternoon. “Le’Veon is scheduled to play this year under the Exclusive Franchise Tag designation. We will resume our efforts to address his contract situation following the 2017 season.”