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Mike Buzzelli Take my advice ... please!

So you skipped past the Ask Annie column and you ended up here for my advice. That was your first mistake, but I’m going to give it to you straight. I’m going to shoot from the hip. I hope no one will get wounded along the way.

August 26, 2016

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.

Beth Dolinar Is exercise good for you? I forget

After finishing my evening power walk, I logged onto Facebook and read an article that said too much exercise may cause the loss of long-term memory. This came as terrible news because I just completed a sweaty 3 miles and was in my rosy endorphin glow. However, the next evening when I was tired...

August 25, 2016

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 Steelers should pass on reunion with Lewis

The news was the kind that gets Steelers fans all excited. Cornerback Keenan Lewis was going to visit the Steelers.

August 24, 2016

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.

Mary Jo Podgurski Being positive about school

Q.I need some advice. I try to be a good father. I’m a lot different than my dad was. Here’s the thing. I want my son to love school. I hated school. I hated everything about it. How can I encourage him so he enjoys learning? He’s only starting kindergarten, but I want to do...

August 24, 2016

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 Back-to-school ‘bearnapping’

It’s the time of year when the humidity finally starts to drop right along with the faces of schoolchildren everywhere as classes commence. Back-to-school time always makes me think of football and beautiful September weather and makes me long for those fun first days of each semester during...

August 23, 2016

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 Time flies too fast

Summer vacation is coming to a close, as it always seems to do too fast. New clothes have been purchased, new shoes have been brought home, and binders, folders and pencils galore are gracing my dining room table.

August 22, 2016

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

George Block Plenty of gadgets are available for reloaders

I once hunted with a fellow we nicknamed, the Gadget King.

August 20, 2016

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.

John Steigerwald Steelers putting spackle on backup QB issue

Just remember Bryn Renner never heard of you, either.

August 20, 2016

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

Mike Buzzelli Where in the world am I?

I want to be Matt Lauer when I grow up, or, at the least, someone like him. The other day I watched him play volleyball before I went to work. He’s hanging on the beach in Rio at the Olympics, joking around with the “Today Show” crew. I’m driving into Pittsburgh in...

August 19, 2016

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.

Dale Lolley Harrison finds that authority always wins

PITTSBURGH – James Harrison has fought the good fight against the NFL.

August 18, 2016

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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