Sign up for one of our email newsletters. Irwin will begin a search for a new head of the borough's public works department as the current superintendent is leaving to take a job as Wilkins Township's assistant manager. Irwin council this week accepted James Halfhill's resignation as of Dec. 31, but not under the terms he proposed. Halfhill, who was public works superintendent for 11 years, will be paid for $3,844 for 20 vacation days, but not $11,918 for the 62 unused sick days he requested.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. The force was definitely with fans of the Star Wars movies, some of them dressed as their favorite characters, on a mission Thursday to see the local premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at theaters in Hempfield and Frazer. There were old fans and new fans; those who were there for the first, and those who weren't even born yet. Some got their start with the original trilogy, while others didn't get in until the prequels.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. A 77-year-old Harmar was killed Wednesday evening when his vehicle hit a barrier at the Highland Park Bridge in Pittsburgh, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner. The driver, David Pierce, suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which occurred at 6:30 p.m., the medical examiner said. The medical examiner did not reveal the cause of death. Pittsburgh police investigated the crash, but no details were available late Wednesday night.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".