A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
BACK TO NORMAL AT HIGH SCHOOL AFTER TRAGEDY
Students return to classes at the Pittsburgh-area high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week. A county official says students wanted to meet and pray on the football field before the resumption of classes Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
OBAMA, BIDEN TOUT EFFORTS TO SPUR CREATION OF TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visit western Pennsylvania to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. The announcement comes Wednesday at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale.
WAWA MARKS 50 YEARS
Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary Wednesday by offering customers free cups of coffee. The first store opened in Folsom, a Philadelphia suburb, on this day in 1964. The company now has more than 640 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
STATE MUST DISCLOSE DONATIONS TO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM PAYCHECKS OF PUBLIC-SECTOR UNION WORKERS
Pennsylvania’s open records agency says state officials must disclose the amounts of donations to political action committees that are taken directly out of public-sector union workers’ paychecks. But the Office of Open Records ruled late Monday that the state doesn’t have to make the donors’ names public.
APOLOGY, SENTENCE FOR HOT COFFEE ATTACK ON DOUGHNUT SHOP WORKER
A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in prison for throwing scalding coffee on a doughnut shop worker, causing second-degree burns and permanent scarring to her arms. Fifty-four-year-old David Timbers apologized to the victim Tuesday before being sentenced for the May 2012 attack that stemmed from a dispute over his bill.