Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hines Ward honored junior Amy Coombs on Saturday.
A Keystone Oaks High School student has been selected as western Pennsylvania's "Most Positive High School Athlete" in girl’s track and field. Junior Amy Coombs received the honor from Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward. Ward and other prominent leaders in the Pittsburgh area presented awards to Coombs and 26 other winners—boys and girls representing several high school sports—in a special ceremony at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20. Over 450 nominations for the Positive Athlete awards from over 100 high schools were received. "This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Formal arraignment has been scheduled for March, 11, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A Brookline man accused of attempting to extort $15,000 from former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Formal arraignment for Joshua R. Van Auker, 26, of Brookline, is scheduled for March 11 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. He has been charged with two felony counts of attempted extortion. To read the full report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, click here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the Week in Review, Oct. 15 to Oct. 19.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Pics & Clips Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Harlem Globetrotters Visit Aiken Elementary Wyld Chyld Hosting Halloween Art Show UPDATE: Burglar Arrested on Brookline Boulevard Brookline Man Threatens Hines Ward with Extortion Brookline Pub Closes Friday Morning Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Joshua Roberts Van Auker is accused of meeting Ward's personal assistant in Sewickley to collect $15,000 from the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
A Brookline man was arrested Thursday, accused of attempting to extort money from retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, multiple news sources are reporting. Police charged Joshua Roberts Van Auker, 26, on Thursday with two counts of criminal attempt, court documents show. According to WTAE, Van Auker sent a text message on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to Ward's personal assistant indicating that if he did not receive money, Van Auker would either sell or release materials alleging Ward paid women for sex. Van Auker also demanded $15,000, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, telling Ward through his assistant, "It's called buying silence, brother." The assistant contacted investigators the same day to report Van Auker was …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The former Pittsburgh Steeler will serve as an analyst.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Hines Ward is returning to the NFL, but you won't see him on the field. The four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 years for the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring after the 2011 season has joined NBC Sports Group as an analyst across its NFL, college football and studio programming. As part of the multi-year agreement, Ward will be a regular contributor to Football Night in America; serve as an analyst every Saturday on NBC’s and NBC Sports Network’s college football studio programming with Liam McHugh and Doug Flutie; and will regularly appear on NBC SportsTalk with Mike Florio and Peter King to preview and recap the week in the NFL. “We think Hines is a perfect match for television because he brings with him a unique combination of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday that he 'couldn't fathom putting on another uniform' despite his desire to continue playing football.
"I want to go down as one of the greatest to wear the black and gold," Hines Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday. Ward confirmed he will retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler during a very tearful speech. "My love and passion for this game has given me a good 14 years with the greatest organization in the world here in Pittsburgh," he said. "I've accomplished all that I've set out to and more, but it's my love for the game that makes me want to continue playing. I am a competitor and I would love nothing more than to get to another Super Bowl. "These past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time reading emails, Facebook posts, tweets, letters and cards and as I read them I was really moved by the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement and …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Terrible Towels waved as Steelers wide receiver and his partner bring home the Mirror Ball.
There were Terrible Towels waving and hips swaying on the stage and in the crowd as Western Pennsylvania celebrated the Dancing With the Stars victory of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and his partner, Kym Johnson. Related Topics: Dancing Rally, Dancing with the stars, Hines Ward, Hines Ward Rally, Kym Johnson, Mirror Ball Trophy, and Pittsburgh Steelers
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
'Steelers Nation contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero,' Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
If you work in downtown Pittsburgh, you may want to stop by the celebratory rally on Thursday in honor of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson’s Dancing With the Stars win. The rally will be held in front of the City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, at noon. “City residents and the Steelers Nation have contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero for once again shining the spotlight on Pittsburgh,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said in a statement. Ravenstahl will officially declare Thursday Hines Ward and Kym Johnson Day in the city of Pittsburgh. Ward and Johnson will attend the event. Pittsburgh Steelers announcers Craig Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin will serve as the emcees. Fans are encouraged to wear black and gold…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Ballroom dance competition features Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward.
The other night was an exciting night in prime-time television. No, not the Oscars, silly. That show sucked. I’m talking about the reveal of the new cast of Dancing With The Stars. Now that’s entertainment! Season 12 of pseudo-celebrity stars of film, TV, politics, reality and sports will tango their way to a disco ball trophy starting March 21 on ABC. Let’s review the cast of dancers. First, my favorites: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver. ZOMG!!! Did anyone know this? I think he is going to be my favorite contender this season. He’s got the agility and the smile to win it. I just hope he has more dance ability than a touchdown jig. Kirstie Alley, Star of Cheers and her own spiral into weight gain and loss and gain …