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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 19, 2018

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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

PENNSYLVANIA DIOCESES-SEXUAL ABUSE INVESTIGATION

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.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-GLASS PLANT CLOSES

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.

SPORTS:

BBN--CUBS-PIRATES

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. Game starts 1:35 p.m. EDT.

BBN--METS-PHILLIES

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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