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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 19, 2018

Good evening! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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PITTSBURGH — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. SENT: About 310 words.


Across the U.S., Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months. By Ivan Kareno and Jeff Karoub. SENT: About 960 words.



CREIGHTON — It’s time to say goodbye for Vespucci “Skip” Traini and daughter Norine Traini. The New Kensington residents walked away Friday afternoon from their last shift at Pittsburgh Glass Works Creighton plant. She painted glass. He inspected it. They would sometimes talk briefly during work about the production line. “It was emotionally wrenching for some of them who had been here 40 years. My dad had worked here 39 years 10 months,” Skip Traini said, adjusting a cap showing he served aboard the aircract carrier USS Enterprise. “I worked here 10 years and my daughter 8 1/2 years.” After 135 years, production at the country’s oldest, financially successful plate glass manufacturing site, the Pittsburgh Glass Works Creighton plant, in East Deer , ceased Friday. About 160 workers represented by the United Steel Workers lost their jobs. Mary Ann Thomas and Chuck Biedka, Valley News Dispatch. SENT: About 880 words.


FATAL FARM ACCIDENT — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man was killed in a farming accident when his tractor rolled over an embankment.



LONG POND — The IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway is underway. Will Power began his bid for a third straight Pocono win from the pole. Power and Josef Newgarden made it a 1-2 start for team owner Roger Penske. Scott Dixon leads the championship standings as he chases his fifth IndyCar championship. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: About 650 words, photos.


— INDYCAR-WICKENS INJURED — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was taken by helicopter for medical treatment following a violent wreck at the start of Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, where a driver was killed in 2015.


PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates finish up a four-game series with Jose Quintana starting for Chicago against Jameson Taillon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Jason Vargas (2-8) starts for the Mets and Nick Pivetta (7-9, 4.37) goes for the Phillies in the Little League Classic. By Mike Cranston. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. EDT.


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