Rachel Gobep

Production Assistant

Rachel Gobep is the newsroom production assistant at WESA. She began reporting at Youngstown State University’s student-run newspaper, The Jambar, as a freshman in college, and is now the editor-in-chief of the paper.

As a senior journalism major with a political science minor, Rachel is excited to explore the city of Pittsburgh, which is an hour and 30 minutes away from her hometown of Canfield, Ohio.

Toby Fraley

More than 1,200 people delivered their messages for the future as part of the Pittsburgh Time Capsule project this summer. A highlight video with excerpts from the public art project was released this week.

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A former Pittsburgh-area country club that closed six years ago is reverting back to nature, and a local nonprofit wants to protect the space for the community to enjoy. 

Davey Tree Company

Prolonged periods of rain and over-saturation of tree roots can cause root rot, which can impact a tree’s ability to consume water and nutrients. 

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Kids participating in the Opening Doors for Youth & Families summer camp went fishing at Carnegie Lake in Highland Park on Tuesday, July 9.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh has experienced about 7.5 inches above normal precipitation for the year, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Pittsburghers are utilizing the city’s mobile parking app, Go Mobile PGH, to make their driving experience a little easier. Half of parking transactions so far this year have been made through the app, up from 34 percent in 2017.

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Red, white and blue fireworks will burst across the sky in Pittsburgh Thursday night, but the celebration can be terrifying for the family dog.

Rachel Gobep / WESA

 The sidewalk along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington usually offers beautiful vistas of the city to tourists and locals, but three sections are currently closed and blocked off with caution tape. 

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Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle company Argo AI will invest $15 million to create a new research center at Carnegie Mellon University, officials announced Monday.

Woodland Hills
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The Woodland Hills School Board passed a plan to furlough up to 70 positions districtwide and approved a 3-percent property tax increase.


The board approved the 2019-20 district budget in a 5-3 vote Wednesday night. 

Niven Sabherwal / 90.5 WESA

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph touched down in Butler and Armstrong counties Sunday.

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

A full rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Produce Terminal is expected to be completed in August of 2020. City and county officials gathered in the Strip District on Tuesday to celebrate the building’s future.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

  The Woodland Hills School District is proposing a plan to furlough up to 70 positions and raise property taxes by 3 percent in the face of a $5 million budget deficit.

Rachel Gobep / UPMC

Dozens of UPMC workers and allies rallied Tuesday outside UPMC Montefiore Medical Center, ahead of the health service’s annual public meeting. Employees say the nonprofit has harassed and intimidated workers who try to unionize for better pay and benefits.