2013 Archive

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ESA Named to 2013 Best Law Firms List

xThe law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates has received Tier 1 rankings in the categories of Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation and Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Product Liability Litigation from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and peer reviews.

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E. coli Outbreak at The Porch at Schenley

The Porch at Schenley, usually a peaceful spot, was alive with controversy after a dangerous foodborne illness sickened multiple customers and employees.

Giant Eagle Recalls Candy Corn Mix
Candy Corn Fanatics: Beware!

This is no Halloween trick—Giant Eagle recalled the popular holiday treat, candy corn. The grocery store chain also recalled several prepared food items.

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Parents Report Daughters' Party

A pair of teenage sisters face criminal charges after their own parents reported the duo for throwing a party where high school peers engaged in underage drinking.

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PA Has the Most Car-Deer Crashes

Western Pennsylvania's rolling hills, colorful trees, and brisk air set the scene for autumn, one of the most beautiful times of the year in our region. However, it can also be a very dangerous time of year as more deer are on the move.

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School Bus Safety

It's back-to-school time! I'm a father and a grandfather myself, and if you're anything like me, you still get a little nervous no matter how many years you have been sending your children off to school. Will they make new friends? Will they do their best in class? Most importantly, will they be safe?

Back-to-School Driving
Back to School Driving

The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Transportation reports that more than 1,000 motorists are caught ignoring school bus stopping laws each year.

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Study Reveals Surprising Statistics on Designated Drivers

A recent study has revealed that having a designated driver might be ineffective, because many drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

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Staying Safe and Cool: Swimming Pool Safety

As Memorial Day passes and the last day of school approaches, summer is just around the corner. If you have a pool or plan to visit one, please check out our swimming pool safety tips. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children between ages 1 and 4, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency could be the difference between life and death.

Scholarship Winner
North Allegheny Student Wins Scholarship

"Life is a highway. The lanes are your choices. Where will you go?" These thought provoking words opened the video created by North Allegheny senior Katherine Zhou, earning her the grand prize in the Edgar Snyder & Associates "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest.

Scholarship Contest
Pine-Richland Student Awarded Scholarship

Many songs celebrating excessive drinking and irresponsible behavior have given hip hop and rap music a bad reputation. But high school senior Matthew Clark has used rap to convey a very different message, one that has earned him a college scholarship.

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Driving after Deployment Poses a Risk to Military Veterans

There is growing concern over a "little-known risk" to our military veterans: motor vehicle accidents.

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Zithromax Can Cause Heart Problems, Says FDA

The antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax or Zmax and sometimes called "Z-pack," can cause potentially fatal heart rhythms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned.