On May 21, 1975, a small train rolled out of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station in Pittsburgh. At the head was a yellow, red and blue Chessie System locomotive, #6600 with asleeping kitten on the side. It was followed by a gleaming stainless steel Amtrak Silver Dome, #9401, and a vintage blue,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Turning a dream into the nation’s greatest bike trail
In his Westmoreland County office, Scott Tomlinson displays a photo of four men with camouflage-​painted faces and a pile of dead deer in their blue pickup truck. As a state wildlife conservation officer, Tomlinson has apprehended dozens of poachers over the years, and the image has come to symbolize the bravado he has…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Could there be an end to poaching in Pennsylvania?
We talk about living in the Tri-​State Area, figuratively. The “we” in Weirton live in it literally. My waitress at Mario’s Italian Restaurant on Main Street is a fine example: She’s wearing a black-​and-​gold, No. 7 Roethlisberger jersey as she serves up the boss’s home-​and-​handmade spaghetti, while a poster behind her proudly announces…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Tri-​state living
This “Song” even has lyrics — of a sort — in the form of Jack M. MacDonald’s How Slippery Rock Got Its Name, written for the town’s 1975 sesquicentennial:

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
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