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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 26, 2019

Good afternoon! 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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

KING LEAR-BLAST FURNACE BACKDROP

For more than a century, steel mills churning along Pittsburgh’s three rivers helped define the region as one of the world’s largest steel-making capitals until the collapse of the industry in the 1980s. Now, ruins of the industry loom massive and rusting, a reminder of power and loss. Where better to stage a production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear?” By Kristen DeGroot. SENT: About 430 words.

SECOND CHANCE ACT

RALEIGH, N.C. — Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opportunities. “I’ve put out so many applications trying to find a job,” he said. “Burger King wouldn’t even hire me.” Soon, however, he may be able to remove those offenses from his record. By Amanda Morris. SENT: About 840 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WRESTLERS’ THERAPY CENTER

SCENERY HILL _ Cliff Wonsettler had wrestled with the idea for a while. “From the time I was in physical therapy school, I wanted to do something like this,” he said, relaxing for a few moments inside his own PT facility. Wonsettler has been a physical therapist for more than a decade, mostly in the Seattle area. He became somewhat disillusioned in the Great Northwest, though. So they relocated to his roots, to Washington County, where Wonsettler decided to “build a building we could grow into.” Two years later, Wonsettler Physical Therapy and Specialized Health is up and going. Rick Shrum, (Washington) Observer-Reporter. SENT: About 750 words.

IN BRIEF:

BOY FALLS FROM MONUMENT _ Authorities say a 13-year-old boy from Indiana was flown to a hospital after plummeting about 40 feet from a monument at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

RIVER RESCUE _ Authorities say two men were rescued from the Delaware River after their boat capsized in eastern Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

BBN--DODGERS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers finish up a three-game series on Sunday. Kenta Maeda (5-2) starts for the Dodgers against Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer (1-4). UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 1:35 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PHILLIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Philadelphia Phillies go for the three-game sweep of Milwaukee, which has lost five of its last seven. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:10 p.m.

HKN--STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF RATINGS

Chicago and Los Angeles didn’t make the playoffs, Washington and Pittsburgh were eliminated in the first round but Stanley Cup Playoff ratings have held steady this season going into the finals between St. Louis and Boston. NBC says aggressive promotion in markets where teams were eliminated as well as a loyal fan base has helped as well as great numbers in markets where teams like Columbus and Carolina made strong postseason runs. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos.

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