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In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, photo Bishop David Zubik, right front, of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, seminarian Erik Pintar and others attend a mid-day prayer at the St., Paul Seminary in East Carnegie, Pa. Bishop Zubik called on Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to mark Wednesday as a day of prayer for those affected by the coronavirus.  (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Religious groups reel from lost collections, fundraising

Apr. 4, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Religious congregations large and small are being pummeled with a series of sudden financial hits that are unseen in living memory. Measures taken to contain COVID-19, including avoiding gatherings larger than 10, are shutting down in-person worship services where the plate is passed....

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (85) carries his son as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Indianapolis. Ebron is embracing a fresh start in Pittsburgh after an ugly divorce with the Indianappolis Colts. The Steelers signed Ebron to a two-year contract last week. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

'Prime' time? TE Ebron eager to start over with Steelers

Apr. 2, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Ebron isn't worried about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron's balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had “a whole lot of mess” in it before getting cleaned up in December. While Ebron...

Steelers not concerned about limited pre-draft preparation

Mar. 31, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic from altering his team's preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from pro day to...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) skate during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player, according to the NHL Players’ Association’s annual poll of players released Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

Mar. 31, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring a suit and tie, according to the...

A federal medical station is set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Monday, March 30, 2020, to accommodate an influx in hospital patients due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump declares disaster as Wolf shuts schools indefinitely

Mar. 31, 2020 5:28 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The president declared a major disaster in Pennsylvania on Monday night, capping off a day that saw nearly 700 new cases as Gov. Tom Wolf extended the closing of schools and nonessential businesses indefinitely. Wolf also added four more counties — Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin...

Steelers sign 3 former XFL players to 1-year deals

Mar. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team signed defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, safety Tyree Kinnel and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz to one-year deals on Monday. All three played in the XFL under the startup league that suspended...

This March 13, 2020 photo shows Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh.  The church will be closed for all events, including weddings, through May 31. After their August engagement,   Gregory Mertz and Janelle Stayt planned a dream wedding.   As the fast-spreading coronavirus raced around the globe, the resulting restrictions and closures turned their plans into “a nightmare,” said Mertz.  (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Couples scramble to revamp wedding, honeymoon plans

Mar. 28, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — After their August engagement, Greensburg couple Gregory Mertz and Janelle Stayt planned a dream wedding. They were going to marry March 21 in Montgomery County, host their reception at Stateside Vodka Bar in Philadelphia and then depart on a European honeymoon. As the fast-spreading...

The Glen Mills Schools is seen, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Glen Mills, Pa. The shuttered reform school for boys in suburban Philadelphia may be used as a medical overflow facility as coronavirus cases increase and hospitals are pressed for space. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Stay-at-home order expands as overflow facilities get ready

Mar. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf put another 2.5 million Pennsylvania residents under an order that restricts people from leaving home Friday, as his administration confirmed more coronavirus cases and deaths and major facilities were enlisted to help with hospital overflows. Wolf, in a statement,...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski (61) reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed the well-traveled Wisniewski to a two-year deal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, bringing the veteran offensive lineman to his hometown. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

Mar. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch. “You try not to drive...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, right, and Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt pose after exchanging jerseys after an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Derek Watt couldn't pass up the opportunity to play with his younger brother T.J. It's the main reason the fullback agreed to a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion in Pittsburgh

Mar. 26, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the first time since college. “I know (T.J.) doesn’t want that,” Derek Watt said with a laugh on Thursday, about a week after agreeing to join T.J. on the Pittsburgh...