Over the last six years that I have served as Allegheny County executive, we achieved momentous results by working together, putting taxpayers first and keeping our focus, making southwestern Pennsylvania an attractive place for businesses to invest and families to live.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading …Governor Dan Onorato
One day in the early 1990s, the Post-​Gazette newsroom was in an uproar because my wife, the society editor, had run a picture of the publisher and his brother with Jerry Springer at the Kentucky Derby. Connecting our enterprise with “Jer-​ry” was so alarming to the staff that a meeting was called at…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The passing of the editor
Sabatino “Sam” DiBattista dreamed of revitalizing sleepy little Bellevue as a means of improving not only the business at his Bellevue restaurant, Vivo, but the merchants around him on Lincoln Avenue. His dream slowly became a crucible as the forces of easy money and lax lending practices converged against him just when he…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Building business in Bellevue
The setting could hardly have been more festive: New York City at Christmas with its crowds, carols, shopping, bright lights and snow. No wonder then that Pennsylvania politicos and business seekers by the thousands tore themselves away for the 107th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Society. As they roamed through the Waldorf-​Astoria seeking…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading The observer: Winter ’06
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