Was Barry ever really a Yinzer? A good writeup in the Baltimore Sun on Barry Bonds' history here in the Burgh with a mention of my homonymic cousin Sid.
Who is subsidizing whom? Last week rural PA opposition prompted congress put at risk the idea of placing a toll on I80 to fund transit/transportation in the state. The Beaver County Times has a pretty sharp rebuttal worth a read.
Rain and Remembrance: From the Census Bureau: ..folks in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburgh, are pretty certain that it will rain. According to local records, rain has fallen on July 29th 109 times in a132-year period. This has inspired an annual rain day festival in the town, with a street fair, entertainment and a beauty contest. At one point the event honors 250 men from the area in the 110th Infantry — nearly half of whom were either killed or wounded in combat on July 29, 1918. Read more about some of the Rain Day Boys.
Steel Redux? The census is also the source for this AP story: Ohio Steel Industry stabilizing. More interesting is news of Russian investment in a possible new steel plant in Cleveland.
Indigo is a color right? Not news, but the company planning on building a hotel in East Liberty formally put out this PR last week. It says they will be putting a Hotel Indigo on Highland Ave. in East Liberty.
Pittsburgh made.. the world took. Same story, but still and interesting read on Homestead and environs in something called Rivet Magazine.
Pittsburgh of the (Great White) North. A shout out to Andrew Hanon, a columnist for the Edmonton Sun who takes some pride in thinking of Calgary as Canada's Pittsburgh.