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Ben Wecht

Ben Wecht

Ben Wecht is a Pittsburgh native, Regent Square resident and fanatic of Frick Park, where he and his family enjoy running, biking and exploring nature. As administrator of Duquesne University’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, he develops, hosts and distributes academic and professional education programming at the interface of science, law and public policy. A former marketing communications professional, print journalist and teacher, and co-​author of two true-​crime books, Ben is a musician, fiction writer and poet.

A Natural Playground

It’s a sunny summer Sunday afternoon and everybody’s out there. Pittsburghers in pairs and groups and alone, walking or running or being pushed along in strollers, with or without dogs of every size and breed — they lace the trails from Homewood Cemetery to Duck Hollow. An Ultimate Frisbee game electrifies the Fern Hollow playing…
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