Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?

City & State

If you had a stolen school bus or an animal carcass on your Pennsylvania bingo card, you’re in luck. In this week’s edition of Central Pennsylvania Mad Libs, a man was arrested in York County after two separate chases with law enforcement, with the second involving the man being detained naked – he shed his clothing while running from police – after stowing a dead deer in a stolen school bus. Tony Saunders allegedly evaded police after crashing his car in Adams County and was found later in the day in York County with a dead deer – which he claimed was for garden fertilizer – in a stolen school bus.  Hey, Florida Man – hold our deer! 

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Joan Gabel & Sophia Lee -

Two women are breaking glass ceilings at two top institutions in the state’s two biggest cities. Within the last week, the University of Pittsburgh named Joan Gabel – current president of the University of Minnesota – as its next chancellor, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School named Sophia Z. Lee as its next dean. The women, who will take over their new roles in the summer, will be the first female leaders in each school’s history.

Cherelle Parker -

With less than two months to go before the city’s contentious mayoral primary election, Philadelphians are hearing, “Fly, endorsements fly.” Cherelle Parker, who also received a recent endorsement from the powerful electricians union Local 98, continues to pad her tally. Recently, high-profile Black lawmakers from the city, including state Sens. Vincent Hughes and Sharif Street and U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, have joined the growing list of supporters backing the former City Councilmember.

Primanti Bros -

Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers reigns supreme – at least according to a “Coolest Thing Made in PA” bracket put together by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry. Primanti Bros. fended off challenges from Martin & Co. Guitars, Sheetz, Crayola and Mrs. T’s Pierogies in its quest to become the top Pennsylvania-made thing – and they even gave away free beer to celebrate.


Anthony Nolf -

A Birdsboro man has joined the metastasizing list of Pennsylvanians arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Anthony Nolf was arrested this week for allegedly entering the restricted grounds and helping the crowd as it attempted to force its way through police officers and into lower west tunnels. Nolf is now among the more than 1,000 individuals arrested for crimes related to the insurrection.

Pittsburgh Police -

The City of Pittsburgh has reached a $275,000 settlement with a group of protestors who were arrested and tear-gassed during racial justice protests in 2020 – with each protestor set to receive $19,500 as part of the agreement. The lawsuit, which was filed against city officials in the summer of 2020, accused city leaders and law enforcement of violating the constitutional rights of protesters, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 


A busy news week in the Steel City didn’t spare one of the state’s largest employers. A University of Pittsburgh cardiologist has filed a civil complaint against the university and UPMC health system, alleging retaliation and discrimination against him over his views on affirmative action, which he expressed in a paper. Norman C. Wang filed the complaint in federal court claiming he was removed from his role as director of a fellowship program after he published an article stating the system’s hiring practices in the field discriminated based on race and ethnicity.