ALL COLUMNIST POSTS

John Steigerwald Making a case that Crosby is better than Gretzky

Any way you measure it, Sid can stack up with the Great One.

June 18, 2017

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 Plenty of options for varmint hunters to try, consider

There is an attraction to an accurate rifle that can be a joy to shoot.

June 18, 2017

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Joe Tuscano Pioneers write perfect end to storied season

Pioneers had to overcome self doubt before overcoming Williams Valley.

June 17, 2017

Joe Tuscano has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1980. He has covered all sports for the newspaper, including the Steelers, Pirates, Pitt football, local college football and wrestling. He has worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Jeannette News-Dispatch and North Hills Record. He graduated from Duquesne University in 1980.

Beth Dolinar Riding away from the chaos

The best song ever written about a train was actually written on a train. Arlo Guthrie recorded the most famous version of “City of New Orleans,” but Steve Goodman wrote it, while traveling from Chicago to New Orleans to visit his wife’s family. It’s one of my...

June 16, 2017

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 Being single is OK

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June 15, 2017

Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski is the founder and director of the Washington Health System Teen Outreach. She responds to 68 questions from young people daily and has written 'Ask Mary Jo' since 2005.

Kristin Emery D-Day anniversary one we should always remember

I got a call from an acquaintance a few days ago asking if I would write a column about something. When I asked the subject, he mentioned the anniversary of D-Day. How could I have forgotten? Last Tuesday, June 6, marked the 73rd anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II, and...

June 14, 2017

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 Summer finally arrives on the farm

Farmers everywhere are rejoicing and cursing at the same time. They rejoice because the incessant rain that has plagued our area for months has, at least temporarily, abated. They are cursing because all of the outdoor work that has been impossible to complete – due to said rain – is...

June 13, 2017

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

Dave Molter The decline and fall of men’s pants

Columnist ponders decline and fall of men's pants.

June 12, 2017

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

John Steigerwald Have 2 of NHL’s top 3 of all time played for Penguins?

Crosby deserves spot among game's elite.

June 11, 2017

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 Pennsylvania Game Commission needs Fredericks’ experience

Washington County resident could again help Pennsvania's Game Commission.

June 10, 2017

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

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