Week in Photos: June 12-18, 2022

The week in pictures in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas as seen through the eyes of our photojournalists. Check back regularly as we update from across our region throughout the week.

Craig Wolfley, a former Steeler, becomes emotional during the national anthem at the 20th Annual Tunch and Wolf Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, June 18, 2022, on the North Shore. Created by sportscaster and former Steelers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, the event started with a 10k walk along the North Shore trail and ended with a free cook-out. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
People begin their walk on the North Shore Trail at the 20th Annual Tunch and Wolf Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, June 18, 2022, on the North Shore. Created by sportscaster and former Steelers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, the event started with a 10k walk along the North Shore trail and ended with a free cook-out. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Members of Willie O’Ree Academy and Pittsburgh I.C.E. sit on the Penguin’s float during the Juneteenth Voting Rights Parade lineup on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Willie O’Ree Academy, an ice hockey training program for young Black players, and Pittsburgh I.C.E., Inclusion Creates Equality, were invited to ride on the Penguin’s float in the parade from Freedom Corner to Point State Park. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Members of Willie O’Ree Academy and Pittsburgh I.C.E. throw t-shirts and beads from the Penguin’s Juneteenth Voting Rights Parade float on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Willie O’Ree Academy, an ice hockey training program for young Black players, and Pittsburgh I.C.E., Inclusion Creates Equality, were invited to ride on the Penguin’s float in the parade from Freedom Corner to Point State Park. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes and designated hitter Michael Chavis congratulate second baseman Diego Castillo after he hit a 3-run home run against the Giants in the third inning, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Giants left fielder Luis Gonzalez steals second base against Pirates second baseman Diego Castillo in the second inning, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Neshannock’s Jack Glies tags out Everett’s Dalton Shaw at second during the PIAA 2A championship game on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Penn State’s Medlar Fields at Lubrano Park. Neshannock lost 1-0 in the ninth inning. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
From left, Neshannock’s Giovanni Valentine, Joshua Pallerino, and Jacob Walzer react after losing 1-0 to Everett in the ninth inning of the PIAA 2A championship game on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Penn State’s Medlar Fields at Lubrano Park. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Montour coach Bob Janeda holds up his team’s trophy as they celebrate their 10-9 victory in the PIAA 4A championship game against Holy Ghost Prepatory School on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Penn State’s Medlar Fields at Lubrano Park. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Andrew Wildfonz, 11, left, teaches fellow campers the different parts of the guitar at the “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World” exhibit At the Science of Sound summer camp on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. Summer Camps are seeing numbers begin to approach pre-pandemic levels. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
People board a train at Wood Street Station on Thursday, June 16, 2022, downtown. Pittsburgh Regional Transit expects to spend $7 million for electrical upgrades at four light rail stations, two in Downtown Pittsburgh and two in the South Hills. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Johann waits to board a train at Library Station on Thursday, June 16, 2022, in the South Hills. Pittsburgh Regional Transit expects to spend $7 million for electrical upgrades at four light rail stations, two in Downtown Pittsburgh and two in the South Hills. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Sam Garvey jumps at the top of the bowl before skating back down, while her partner, Sunny Campese Waits for his turn, watching, on June 16, 2022. They’ve been together 2 years, and are moving to Utah to pursue new careers. Originally both from Philly, they both stopped in Pittsburgh on their way to explore neighborhoods near the water, and stumbled on West Penn Park, near Polish Hill, Pittsburgh. (Mattie Neretin/Post-Gazette)
People in Allegheny Commons Park stop at Gus and Yiayia’s cart for a choice of fresh-popped corn or shaved ice, on June 16, 2022. (Mattie Neretin/Post-Gazette)
Crystal Colon, 40, of Harwick, Pa, handles the traffic at the 700 block of N. St. Clair Street, High Land Park, Pittsburgh, while the road is closed for construction on Thursday, Jun16 2022. (Alicia Chiang/Post-Gazette)
Customers pump gas at the Sunoco on Craft Ave., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Oakland. Gas prices are reaching a record high averaging five dollars in most places in Pittsburgh. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Pittston’s Tori Para tags out Armstrong’s Emma Smerick at second base Thursday, June 16, 2022, during Armstrong’s 0-4 loss to Pittston during the 5A PIAA Softball Championships at Nittany Lion Softball Park at University Park in State College. (Morgan Timms/Post-Gazette)
Armstrong’s Mackenzie Egley warms up Thursday, June 16, 2022, during Armstrong’s 0-4 loss to Pittston at the 5A PIAA Softball Championships at Nittany Lion Softball Park at University Park in State College. (Morgan Timms/Post-Gazette)
Avonworth’s C.C. Jimenez celebrates Thursday, June 16, 2022, after Avonworth’s 7-2 Class 3A victory against Lewisburg at Nittany Lion Softball Park at University Park in State College. (Morgan Timms/Post-Gazette)
Avonworth’s Cassie Heinauer embraces Alivia Lantzy Thursday, June 16, 2022, after the Antelopes’s 7-2 Class 3A victory against Lewisburg at Nittany Lion Softball Park at University Park in State College. (Morgan Timms/Post-Gazette)
PLEASE WITHHOLD MY BYLINE/CREDIT.) For Local. Workers try to upright a garbage truck that’s on its side in a yard on Beckham Street Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Brighton Street. No one was injured according to neighbors who were at the scene. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
PLEASE WITHHOLD MY BYLINE/CREDIT.) Standalone. Theseus Vance, 6, of Elizabeth, cool down in the spray ground at Renziehausen Park Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in McKeesport. With there temperatures nearing 90-degrees, kids were enjoying the spray park. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
Abby Ondo (cq), a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School helps Regan Dalzell (cq), who will be in kindergarten next year, on her project at Camp Invention at Pleasant Hills Middle School Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2022, in Jefferson Hills. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
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While temperatures hovered in the mid 90s, Deborah Smith-Glover, 62, left, and Charlotte Walters, 69, chat while cooling off at the South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Community Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Four CitiParks cooling centers — in Greenfield, Sheraden and Homewood, in addition to the South Side location — will remain open again today until 7 p.m. to help people deal with high temperatures. Smith-Glover is recreation leader at the center; Walters is from the Hill District. “This is a big family,” Walters said. “Everybody treats you so well — especially Deborah. She’s the ‘Welcoming Committee.’ When you come in, she says, ‘Hellooooo!’” (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Dre’Vontae Thompson, 4, plays in the water at the splash park on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mellon Park Playground. Temperatures reached above 90 degrees on Wednesday due to a heat wave and many people flocked to the splash park to cool down. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Jae’on Thomas, 10, lets the water splash on him on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mellon Park Playground. Temperatures reached above 90 degrees on Wednesday due to a heat wave and many people flocked to the splash park to cool down. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Children play on the merry-go-round on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mellon Park Playground. Temperatures reached above 90 degrees on Wednesday due to a heat wave and many people flocked to the splash park to cool down. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Jae’on Thomas, 10, plays at the splash park on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mellon Park Playground. Temperatures reached above 90 degrees on Wednesday due to a heat wave and many people flocked to the splash park to cool down. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Jae’on Thomas, 10, plays in the water at the splash park on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mellon Park Playground. Temperatures reached above 90 degrees on Wednesday due to a heat wave and many people flocked to the splash park to cool down. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
While temperatures hovered in the mid 90s, Deborah Smith-Glover, 62, left, and Charlotte Walters, 69, chat while cooling off at the South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Community Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Four CitiParks cooling centers — in Greenfield, Sheraden and Homewood, in addition to the South Side location — will remain open again today until 7 p.m. to help people deal with high temperatures. Smith-Glover is the recreation leader at the center; Walters is from the Hill District. “This is a big family,” Walters said. “Everybody treats you so well — especially Deborah. She’s the ‘Welcoming Committee.’ When you come in, she says, ‘Hellooooo!’” (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Sam Garvey jumps at the top of the bowl before skating back down, while her partner, Sunny Campese Waits for his turn, watching, on June 16, 2022. They’ve been together 2 years, and are moving to Utah to pursue new careers. Originally both from Philly, they both stopped in Pittsburgh on their way to explore neighborhoods near the water, and stumbled on West Penn Park, near Polish Hill, Pittsburgh. (Mattie Neretin/Post-Gazette)
Tom Heisey, of McCandless, talks with Sandy Starr, a donor services specialist with Vitalant, as he donates platelets on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Vitalant in McCandless. Heisey said he donates platelets about once a month in memory of his brother, who died at the age of 74 from Leukemia and was using donated platelets during his last month and a half of treatment. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Ed Gainey greets community members after a town hall meeting he held with South Side residents and business owners to discuss the recent ongoing violence in the area on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at South Side Market House. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Kids play on the water steps on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Kids play on the water steps on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Ally Lichwala, 12, right, and Angie Lichwala play chess together during lunch at Schenley Plaza on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. They spent the day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for their free teen membership day. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Owen Shaffer, 22, of Upper Hills, relaxes on his hammock outside of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. He came out to read his book “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.” (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Lauren Benn, 23, of New Jersey, relaxes outside of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. “Whenever I have a day off, I only work a few days a week,” says Lauren. “I just sit here with one of my books and enjoy the fresh air.” She was reading “The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks”. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Lauren Benn, 23, of New Jersey, relaxes outside of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. “Whenever I have a day off, I only work a few days a week,” says Lauren. “I just sit here with one of my books and enjoy the fresh air.” She was reading “The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks”. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Abigail Roberts, 18, left, of Carrick, helps wipe her little brother Wyatt Robert’s, 6, face while they eat ice cream at Pages on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, on the South Side. “I’m always at Pages,” says Abigail. “I’m here like once a week I swear. It’s Wyatt’s go-to when he’s good. His reward.” (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)
Six-year-old Sonny Goode Visco of Regent Square, left, reacts as 8-year-old Lola Mazreku of Fox Chapel spins a carousel Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Forbes and Braddock Playground in Frick Park in Regent Square. “I’m ready to get off now!” Sonny yelled. The friends usually visit the park together as soon as the weather warms up, said Sonny’s 8-year-old sister, Sura Goode Visco. The National Weather Service forecasted extremely high temperatures for the rest of the week, with a heat index above 100 on Wednesday. (Morgan Timms/Post-Gazette)
A community service appeal on a billboard for the Covid booster vaccination alongside the Birmingham Bridge Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Donne sali chili pepper in the South Side garden of Sherri Flick on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
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The site for a new 636-bed UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. (Post-Gazette)
Officials shovel dirt during the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new 636-bed UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Oakland. (Post-Gazette)
Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, R-Pa., speaks to supporters at the “Victory in November” Rally on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Level 20 Restaurant, Bar, & Banquet in Bethel Park, Pa. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, R-Pa., speaks to supporters at the “Victory in November” Rally on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Level 20 Restaurant, Bar, & Banquet in Bethel Park, Pa. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, R-Pa., speaks to supporters at the “Victory in November” Rally on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Level 20 Restaurant, Bar, & Banquet in Bethel Park, Pa. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, R-Pa., waves goodnight to supporters at the “Victory in November” Rally on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Level 20 Restaurant, Bar, & Banquet in Bethel Park, Pa. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Carmel Ricketts and a friend sit in her hammock in Schenley Park on June 13, 2022. (Mattie Neretin/Post-Gazette)
Kim Mangan, left, a volunteer with the Veterans Leadership Program, as well as a couple of dozen other volunteers unload boxes of ground turkey that will be given to veterans and military families in need during the monthly food distribution event sponsored by the Veterans Leadership Program in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Monday, June 13, 2022, on Smallman Street in the Strip District. (Post-Gazette)
Matt Hickey of Pizzeria Davide performs pizza acrobatics during PizzaFest, sponsored by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, P.A. Hickey has been a freestyle pizza acrobat for six years, competing for the largest and fastest stretch. Hickey took gold in the Longest Dough stretch at the 2017 Pizza Expo International Pizza Competition. He hopes to one day join the World Pizza Champions team. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Matt Hickey of Pizzeria Davide throws dough during PizzaFest, sponsored by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, P.A. Hickey has been a freestyle pizza acrobat for six years, competing for the largest and fastest stretch. Hickey took gold in the Longest Dough stretch at the 2017 Pizza Expo International Pizza Competition. He hopes to one day join the World Pizza Champions team. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
The East End Brewing Company during PizzaFest on Sunday, June 12, 2022, in Pittsburgh, P.A. Sponsored by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Sheryl Johnston of East End Brewing Company prepares pizza for PizzaFest on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, P.A. East End Brewing Company has been brewing and distributing beer since 2004, and in just the last year, opened a full kitchen. This is their first time participating and hosting PizzaFest, this year sponsored by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Guests at PizzaFest sample Alta Via Pizzeria on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, P.A. Sponsored by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh. Alta Via Pizzeria was one of seven artisan pizza chefs at this year’s event. (Ariana Shchuka/Post-Gazette)
Dylan Critchfield-Sales, right, helps his student Roberta Mintz with color swatches for her painting on Saturday, June 11, at Mellon Park. Dylan is an instructor for an 8-week Landscape oil painting class that meets at Mellon Park. (Maya Giron/Post-Gazette)