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.
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Aug 2017

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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.

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Jul 2017

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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.”

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