Freelance Articles

This article discusses the integration of technology with libraries. This article was published in the South Pittsburgh Reporter in October 2013.
PITTSBURGH – A middle school student uses an afterschool class to create music and videos. A mother brings her child to explore using an iPad. Dozens use the free WiFi.
Oh, and there are books you can check out too. Read the whole article.

This article discusses how a local restaurant and bar gives back during the holidays. This article was published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in December 2013.
PITTSBURGH – Bob Paganico spends about $2,200 a year to transform his Blawnox eatery into a spectacle of lights and ornaments for the Spirit of Christmas, a nonprofit that raises $50,000 yearly to donate gifts to children in need. Read the whole article.

This article looks at the bald eagle and peregrine falcon, both endangered species in Pennsylvania at the time, and their advances toward being removed from the endangered species list. This article was published by the Allegheny Front in December 2013.
PITTSBURGH – The bald eagle could be removed from the Pennsylvania Threatened and Endangered Species List in 2014, marking a milestone in the bird’s recovery across the state. Meanwhile, another bird of prey—the peregrine falcon—is also flying in the right direction to become a conservation success story. Read the whole article.

This is a feature article on a local lawyer appointed to a committee by the governor of Pennsylvania. This article was published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in March 2014.
Roy Powell has a passion for economic and industrial development in Pennsylvania.
“I am really excited about really high-paying, technical, high-tech, cutting-edge manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania,” he said. Read the whole article

This is a feature article on a local teen who won a state-wide contest. It was published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in March 2014.
A Mars Area Middle School student recently won the grand prize for a poster she entered in a statewide contest promoting alcohol awareness.
Claire Valentine, 13, submitted a poster for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s 2013-14 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest with the slogan “Curl up With a Book, Don’t Give Alcohol Another Look” in November. Read the whole article.

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