ALL COLUMNIST POSTS

John Steigerwald Marte proves steroids use in baseball still widespread

Were you surprised to hear that Starling Marte was using steroids?

April 22, 2017

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

Beth Dolinar Bringing sexual harassment out of the shadows

So Bill O’Reilly is gone, swept out of the TV gig that made gazillionaires of both him and Fox. In his exit comments, he said he did not sexually harass any of the female co-workers who accused him, and that the payouts were only to protect his children. But the figure “$13...

April 20, 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 Double standard on sexuality still exists

Q.I loved your column on “13 Reasons Why”. Could you also address the slut-shaming in the series? If Justin hadn’t lied about Hannah, the whole snowball of her misery wouldn’t have started. I’m tired of guys lying about what girls do. Why do they get away with...

April 19, 2017

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 A change in making change

Do you still carry cash? I know that’s a funny question, but a lot of my friends don’t carry cash at all anymore. Instead, they use their debit and credit cards to pay for everything. I admit I am a practitioner of this plastic economy. I don’t feel comfortable carrying a lot...

April 18, 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 Catnaps, inside and out

I have probably mentioned once or a hundred times how amused I am by our animals. Whether it is the calves frolicking in the field, or the pigs piling up to sleep, or the chickens rubbing on my legs waiting for me to pet them, they make me laugh.

April 17, 2017

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

Dave Molter Forcibly removed: a writer’s tale

First, there is no truth to the rumor that I was carried bodily from my home office last week to make room for four editors returning to Pittsburgh to take a remedial course on the use of the apostrophe for plural possessive’s.

April 16, 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.

George Block Trout season is finally upon us

It seems the cold, blustery and mostly rainy days have gone and we are finally having some decent weather.

April 15, 2017

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Community Columnists Society to take tour of Laurel Highlands area

The California Area Historical Society will take a Faith, Hope & History Tour of the Laurel Highlands area Oct. 10.

April 15, 2017

Beth Dolinar Connoisseurs of Easter candy

My daughter had a request for the Easter Bunny. It felt more like a warning.

April 13, 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.

Dale Lolley To Rooney, life was more than just football

Rooney left a legacy that stretches beyond the Steelers and the NFL.

April 13, 2017

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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