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George Block Semi-automatic hunting should not include the .223

The use of semi-automatic rifles for the hunting of deer is about to become legal. Take my word for it.

February 18, 2017

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Beth Dolinar Virus forces laptop upgrade

This column is the maiden voyage of my new laptop computer. I brought it home on Valentine’s Day, a present to myself that would finally free me from weeks of tech trouble that had me missing deadlines by day and grinding my teeth by night.

February 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.

Joe Tuscano Teachable moment for C-M wrestlers

Some final thoughts on the PIAA Wrestling Team Tournament.

February 15, 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.

Mary Jo Podgurski Young educators try to do right thing

Q.I enjoy your column. I’m curious about the peer educators. Do they ever feel peer pressure because they speak out about doing the right thing? I wonder how other teens reacted to their comments about last week’s column. I’m thinking giving advice to tell an adult that another...

February 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.

Laura Zoeller Farming’s joys top the setbacks

It has come to my attention on more than one occasion that folks wonder why I continue to try to be a farmer. I’ve been told by several readers my exploits not only shine a light on how difficult farming can be, but give them pause as to whether I am actually cut out for the job. Admittedly,...

February 13, 2017

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

Mike Buzzelli My funny valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! Technically, it’s Valentine Eve. Warning: If you call it Valentime’s or VD, I will smack you in the mouth. Hard. With a snow shovel.

February 12, 2017

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.

John Steigerwald Brady doesn’t pass the eye test as the NFL’s greatest

I told you so.

February 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 A fine shooter and gentleman, Taylor will be missed

Waynesburg High School graduate Earl Taylor was not just a smallbore shooter, but a good human being. Few people could have higher status than the rifleman from Greene County.

February 11, 2017

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

Beth Dolinar Hoping the hog is wrong

This is how much I dislike winter.

February 09, 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 Ask Mary Jo

Q.What do I do if I know my friend is getting high? She says weed is going to be legal soon, so it’s no big deal. I tell her it’s not legal yet in Pennsylvania. I’m worried about her. She’s careful. So far, she hasn’t shown up at...

February 08, 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.

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