Stories tagged: "western Pennsylvania"

Cyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage (Cleo Fogal/Creative Commons)
6 Scenic Bike Trails to Explore in Western Pennsylvania for the Best Views

Whether you want to ride out past the shores of Lake Erie or bike from Pittsburgh to Maryland, the western side of the state has trails that offer scenic views, good workouts, and history lessons for cyclists of any skill level.

SEINFELD -- "The Shower Head" Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza  (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
‘Seinfeld’ Actress Estelle Harris, a Former Western PA Resident, Dies at 93

Harris, who played George Costanza's mother on the iconic sitcom, was born in New York, but raised in suburban Pittsburgh.

Students Barred From Hockey Games After Vulgar Chants at Female Goalie

Armstrong High School students chanted vulgarities at the Mars Area High School team's female goalie during an Oct. 28 game between the Armstrong River Hawks and Mars Fightin' Planets.

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas
Rape Count Dropped, Sexual Assault Added Against Somerset County District Attorney

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas is accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and striking her during an alleged sexual assault last month.

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas
Somerset County District Attorney Charged With Violently Raping Woman in Her Home

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas, 36, was accused of attacking the woman in her home Saturday. He was charged with rape, indecent and simple assault, strangulation, and criminal trespassing.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks in October 2019, at the signing of the state Election Reform Bill. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Western PA County Officials Have No Idea Where Missing Mail-In Ballots Are

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, the state's top election official, has asked federal postal authorities to investigate.

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These Western PA Counties Are the Next to See Lockdown Restrictions Lifted

The area is home to nearly 2.7 million Pennsylvanians.