The Pitt News

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

Groceria Merante and several other Oakland businesses have altered their hours and store practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.

Opinion | South Oakland could be beautiful if we just tried

Bates Street in South Oakland.

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2019

It’s understandable — walk along a South O avenue and you’ll notice a plethora of overflowing trash cans and unmowed lawns.

Pitt students explore off-campus living options

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

November 15, 2018

With the ease of on-campus housing comes smaller spaces and stricter rules. In search of cozier, cheaper options, Pitt students will start exploring housing off-campus — both near and far.

2 men arrested for Ward homicide

A man was found dead on Ward Street in South Oakland Monday afternoon. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

March 27, 2018

City police arrested two men for the death of the man found on the 3200 block of Ward Street Monday afternoon. The men in custody are 21-year-old Velmon Dowling and 22-year-old Shayne Andrew Craighead. Both are from Pittsburgh and have been charged with criminal homicide. Police have identified ...

Suspects arrested in connection with Meyran vandalism

Two females not affiliated with the University were arrested in connection with graffiti on Meyran Avenue Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

April 20, 2017

Pitt police arrested two women Tuesday in connection with graffiti painted on sidewalks, vehicles and houses on Meyran Avenue. Pitt police noticed freshly painted graffiti at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday while on foot patrol, according to Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch. They chased and eventually apprehended t...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
south oakland