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September 2011 Archive

Published on Sep 30, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
2010 My Holiday Wish Coloring Contest Winner

Do you know a budding young artist? If so, we'd love to see their work! Our 2011 "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest has begun, and we're looking for children in western Pennsylvania elementary schools to draw a picture of their holiday wish. We'll feature the winning entries on our 2011 holiday card and four students will get Target gift cards. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card and a $1,000 donation to his or her school. Three runners-up will receive $100 gift cards.

Published on Sep 28, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Teen driver restrictions

Laws that restrict teen drivers are not as effective as experts hoped they would be, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published on Sep 22, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Workers and Disability Insurance

Workers should look closely at their disability coverage details and costs during the annual benefit enrollment period, because many employers are lowering the amount they will cover – or eliminating the benefit altogether.

Published on Sep 21, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Chefmate blenders from Target recalled

Target has announced a recall of more than 300,000 blenders due to a product malfunction.

Published on Sep 21, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
playground freak accident

It's unfortunate, but unusual accidents happen. We've seen it in the news a lot recently, and we even began airing a commercial about freak accidents. The collapse of a stage in Indiana killed several people and injured dozens. A plane went down at an air show in Reno, taking both the pilot's life and the lives of 10 spectators. And in our own city, flash flooding claimed four lives.

Published on Sep 16, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
child safely buckled in a car seat

If you're not sure you're using a safety seat or booster seat correctly, you're not alone. Statistics show that many kids aren't riding in the vehicle the way they should be.

Published on Sep 15, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Ten people have been sickened with Legionnaires' disease at two Turtle Creek retirement homes.

Published on Sep 14, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Osteoporosis drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning the safety of the osteoporosis drugs Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Reclast, and has suggested the labels be updated to reflect the potential health risk of taking the medications long-term.

Published on Sep 12, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
One in seven drivers is uninsured

The Insurance Research Council estimates that 13.8 percent of motorists do not have car insurance policies – about one in seven drivers.

Published on Sep 12, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar at PNC Park

This past Friday night, I had the privilege of throwing the first pitch at the game against the Florida Marlins. My family and staff watched with great anticipation as I wound up and threw the pitch. It wasn't quite a strike, but it drew some cheers from the crowd, and I had a great time.

Published on Sep 09, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
saluting flag in honor of Flight 93 heroes

It's hard to believe it's been nearly 10 years since the attacks of September 11. All over the country people are remembering those who died at the hands of the terrorists, but they're also remembering bravery.

Published on Sep 06, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Persistent lung problems found in 9/11 responders

A recent study has found that New York City firefighters who worked at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on September 11 are 19 percent more likely to suffer from cancer than other firefighters who didn't.

Published on Sep 02, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
rural roads

Legislators are being urged to create a plan for repairing rural roads and bridges after many reports have surfaced showing alarming statistics on the state of Pennsylvania's roadways.

Published on Sep 02, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
drinking on Labor Day

It's Labor Day weekend - time for cookouts, bidding farewell to summer, and kicking off football season. It's a time to get together with friends and family, but it's also a time to be smart and cautious.

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