Dick's Sporting Goods, which has its headquarters in Coraopolis, announced three major changes to the firearms it sells. The stores will no longer sell assault-style firearms and high-capacity magazines and won't sell guns to people under 21. Dick's CEO Edward W. Stack said the company was moved to act after learning that Nikolas Cruz bought a shotgun at a Dick's in November. That gun however, was not used in the shooting in Parkland Fla, reported the Washington Post. The move, celebrated by some, drew criticism given that the company discontinued sales of assault-style rifles from Dick's stores following the shooting at Shandy Hook Elementary School, but later started selling the firearms again at Dick's chain Field & Stream, per the Post.
Yvonne Campos wants Pittsburgh to be a top city for women entrepreneurs. After all, everything needed is here — there just needs to be more of it. And that's why she launched the Next Act Fund, an angel investing fund focused on women-led businesses and women investors in 2016. Since then, the fund has roughly 40 investors and has given funds to two, soon to be three, companies. Read more about the fund and two upcoming panels where you can learn more.
In her quest to revive the Pittsburgh Marathon, Michele Fetting fought naysayers and even survived cancer. And now with the race coming up on its 10th anniversary, a Post-Gazette profile of Fetting shows just how far it's come. It describes Fetting's revival process — everything from working with mayors to bringing companies and sponsors on board — as a labor of love as the race grew into what it is today, with 10,000 participants in three races plus a wheelchair division now draws 40,000 runners in six events over race weekend. “I thought it was going to be my legacy for my kids, their memory of me,” Fetting told the PG. “I wanted them to see that it was possible to make the world a better place, even if it was something small like a marathon.”
Thank you for being a friend! (Of The Incline.) We’re excited about having launched membership and are celebrating by throwing a trivia party with Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia, and we’d love to see you there! Members play for free. Not a member? Join today!
Bring your team of up to four for five rounds of trivia — including a music round. We have great prizes for the top three teams including: 4 tickets to tour the Wigle Whiskey distillery, 4 free tickets to use at one of our Who’s Next happy hours this year, and Incline swag. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia at 6. See you there!
Where: East End - Brewery Tap Room at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: March 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free for members | $5 non-members
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Downtown saw the most new food and drink openings in the past month, welcoming a casual bar, a seafood lunch spot, a beloved bakery and a food hall. In Lawrenceville, a once-roving pizza shop established roots and a French restaurant moved in, while next door, the renowned Morcilla is closed for renovations after a massive flood. Here's what's opening, what's closing and what's on the horizon.
If it feels like all you've been seeing on Twitter lately is people complaining about potholes, you're probably right. A map compiled by Gearheads.org ranks Pennsylvania fourth in the country in #pothole complaints on Twitter. The site says it pulled geotagged tweets over the last 30 days — more than 100,000 tweets in total — that included mentions of potholes and found 9,800 tweets from Pennsylvania, 41 percent of which came from Pittsburgh and 21 percent of which came from Philly.