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Bob Batz

Get to know Ed Vidunas, Pittsburgh’s Beer Historian - Very Local New Orleans

Since 1794, there have been well over 100 breweries in Allegheny County. Ed Vidunas is harnessing their stories online at

Edward P. Vidunas has died: The South Side beer aficionado and hist...

By day, the lifelong Pittsburgher worked as a civil and structural draftsman; by day, he chronicled Pittsburgh’s burgeoning beer scene.

Shimmering Sho Bird reaches the heights of the hot rod world - Pitt...

You don’t have to know hot rods (souped-up cars often from before 1940) to appreciate the one created in Western Pennsylvania that recently won one...

New in Pittsburgh: Snappy's Tap House is open and a meadhouse is on...

Cheers: Your Pittsburgh-area drinking options are expanding.

Downtown's new whiskey lounge, plus more bar & restaurant openings ...

Who doesn’t want a comfy lounge to kick back in and, say, end the day with a well-made Old-Fashioned? That’s on tap, as well as a brewery with...

South Side Clean Team was called to 1800 E. Carson St. on a day its...

The team was lauded for having removed 1,600 stickers, weeded more than 432 blocks and picked up more than 353,000 pounds of trash — with diligence and good attitudes

Life Lessons from Link Crew - Mt Lebanon Magazine

Bob Batz Jr., whose son is a freshman at Mt. Lebanon High School, talks about how the Lebo Link Crew’s advice to freshmen applies to everyday life.

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Crestas Terrace = 'good people' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Awesome article, Tyler Dague (“Standing on forebears’ shoulders to bring a community center back in North Versailles,” May 20). I grew...

Letters: He means this in a good way - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

i count Brandon Rumbaugh among a very small circle of friends, and while I’m sure it was not your intent, I had tears rolling down my cheeks reading...

High school sophomore starts nonprofit Drive On to fix cars for cha...

Sixteen-year-old Sam Kuzmishin — like his father, John — is not afraid to take something apart and try to fix it. His dad describes himself...

Teacher plans solo trip sailing the length of the Ohio River - Shar...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Every summer, Dennis Simpson, 66, of Elizabethtown, Ohio, takes on a challenge that tests his endurance.

Story of ‘first chapter of American whiskey’ to be told along new t...

The attraction is a collaboration of many partners — distilleries, museums, tourism agencies and government.

12 Women to Meet in 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At no time in Pittsburgh history have so many women overseen so many cultural, health and public service institutions.

PITTSBURGH MARATHON: It's not just running that makes a successful ...

Neighborhoods show their spirit on the course, while in Downtown, officials keep an eye on health and safety.

"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" turns 50 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pit...

As the iconic children’s show turns 50, here’s a look back at how it all began.

A look at some of that marathon spirit - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Once again, the course is littered with characters of all types. Here are some colorful, noteworthy moments we saw along the way.

Here: In Clearfield County - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here at the Stone Camp, a landmark hunting camp that sits all by its lonesome on an unpaved road in the forested mountains of Clearfield