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Tube City Community Media Inc. is a tax-deductible, non-profit corporation, chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that promotes conversations about the future of the McKeesport, Pa., area; highlights the positive activities not being covered by the mainstream news media; and encourages McKeesport-area residents, both past and future, both young and old, to become not just consumers, but community activists and creators of content about the McKeesport area in text, audio, and video form. It operates the Tube City Online website as well as other activities.

We are not Tube City IMS, LLC, and have no relationship to Tube City IMS, LLC. Please visit www.tubecityims.com for information about Tube City IMS.

We also do NOT sell tubes or pipes! I know this seems obvious, but we keep getting inquiries (especially from people in other countries), so knock it off.

Board of Directors:

Alycia Bencloski, Secretary
D.J. Brashear
Jennifer Dangel
Doug Goffus
Daniel C. Malesky, Treasurer
Jason Togyer, Executive Director
Thomas Schroll Jr.
Joe Ukasik

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Tube City Online or The Tube City Almanac
Tube City Community Media Inc.
P.O. Box 94
McKeesport, PA 15134

Office Phone: (412) 614-9659

Editor/Executive Director: Jason Togyer

Photographer/History Correspondent: John Barna

Photographer: Denise L. Ritter | Blog


Education Correspondent: Jennifer Sopko | Blog | Twitter

News Tips: TubeCityTiger@gmail.com

Asparagus Tips: Shop 'n Save | Giant Eagle | Foodland

For a Good Time: (412) 391-9500 or www.time.gov

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Why is the website called "Tube City Online"? Because McKeesport was once the world capital of steel pipe manufacturing and was known as the "Tube City." McKeesport also has a "Tube City Cafe" and a "Tube City Beer Distributing," and even had a "Tube City Brewing Co." and a semi-pro baseball team called the "McKeesport Tubers."

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily represent those of any organization. No warranty is given or implied for the information and opinions contained herein; the reader uses that information at his or her peril.

Except where noted, all contents are copyright © 2005-2013 Tube City Community Media Inc., a non-profit corporation chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. No content from Tube City Online may be reproduced in whole or part in any digital or print publication without express permission, except that excerpts may be used with attribution in commentary or for critical purposes.

Tube City Community Media Inc., The Tube City Almanac and Jason Togyer (collectively, "This Website") and its webhost provider, Skymagik Internet Services, accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Use of this Website means that you explicitly accept these terms and conditions.

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This site does not send or accept unsolicited commercial inquiries, including unsolicited commercial email. Any bulk emails claiming to come from Tube City Online or its agents are fraudulent.

Persons sending unsolicited commercial email to Tube City Online are subject to a processing fee of $100 for each message we download.

In addition, messages which are indecent; chain letters; and pyramid schemes and so-called “pigeon drops” will be reported to the sender’s Internet Service Provider, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and other appropriate authorities. Sending email to the above account constitutes your acceptance of these conditions.

(That said, as long as you’re not a spammer or a rip-off artist, we’d enjoy hearing from you!)


Notice
Due to time constraints, we are not available to conduct personal research for visitors to the website. If you are looking for geneaology or high-school reunion information, we suggest you contact McKeesport Heritage Center at (412) 678-1832. We have no affiliation with the Heritage Center, other than as an enthusiastic supporter.


Contributions Welcomed!
We welcome your submission of original material for inclusion on this website, including photos, essays, and copies of historical documents. Email us at the above address or send it to us via U.S. Mail. All submissions become property of the website, unless otherwise stated in writing.

Because this is a non-profit site, we regret that we cannot promise compensation for material that is contributed.


Acknowledgements
These pages are the creation of Jason Togyer and contributors to Tube City Community Media Inc. No revenue is generated from this site except for revenue that is re-invested in the site's operation and expenses. The board of directors is not compensated in any way for their involvement.

Original information, essays, photos and images on these pages are copyright © 1997-2004 Jason Togyer, all rights reserved, and Tube City Community Media Inc., 2005–2013, all rights reserved. Other images, photos or quoted material is copyright its respective owners and is credited as such.

Extra special thanks are due to Derrick Brashear and Tom Schroll of Skymagik Internet Services for technical assistance.


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This site contains informal commentary about McKeesport and some active organizations in the area. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, but the website is not responsible for errors and the information is subject to change without notice.

This site is not endorsed by the City of McKeesport or any other organization.

Though this site contains information about certain organizations, it is not necessarily endorsed by them and they are not to be held liable for its content. Also absolved and held harmless are any of the people who have offered assistance, including Derrick Brashear and Tom Schroll, and any of those who agreed to be quoted in essays used on these pages.

Opinions expressed on this site are those of the authors, unless otherwise noted, and do not reflect those of their employers, or of any organization mentioned on this page.

All of the images used on this page were produced by the author from photos taken by him or from public domain or advertising material in his collection or loaned to him. The images have been expressly created to illustrate these HTML documents. Every effort has been made to credit the original artists of publicity and advertising material if they are known.

This site is not affiliated in any way with U.S. Steel, its predecessor companies or any successive operator of a U.S. Steel plant. Neither USX Corporation or U.S. Steel division have endorsed this page and they have had no role in creating its contents.

The inclusion of certain former trademarks, including the U.S. Steel "Circle-USS" logo used from 1933 to 1958, are made only for historical illustrative purposes and is not done with the endorsement of U.S. Steel. The names U.S. Steel and USS are trademarks of USX Corporation.

All original essays are the work of their creators. Quoted material is credited to its authors. Public domain, advertising or historic publicity material is credited where applicable.

Links to other sites from tubecityonline.com do not imply an endorsement of this site by the operators of those sites or any formal relationship between the sites. Links to other sites are made at the webmaster's discretion and not necessarily with the permission of their webmasters.

In addition, while every attempt has been made to credit the proper sources for the information contained within, the presence of excerpted material here does not imply a link between any authors or publishers of that information and the creator of the web page.