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Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

Hailing from a family of fixers, Ruthann Omer followed in her father's footsteps and later became Allegheny County's first female municipal engineer.

By Sid Lingala & Christian Snyder

March 27, 2018

When Ruthann Omer installed a door backward in a handicap restroom project she was working on as a civil engineer, she felt like it was the end of the world. But her father, Frederick, an engineer himself, remained calm and repeated one of his favorite sayings. “Don’t worry, it will all come out...

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