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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ruthies Diner

Locals and out-of-towners alike funnel through Ruthie's Diner by the dozen each day, some to grab a cup of Joe and some to grab hotcakes on the way to work, or a quick bite before hitting the rides at Idlewild Park.
The dining staple along state Route 30 in Ligonier tends to inspire the question, “Who is Ruthie?”
“There really is a Ruthie,” said namesake and owner Ruthie Stevens, 80, of Somerset Pike.
Stevens has managed the diner for approximately 28 years, keeping track of the books and offering her own cooking expertise at times.
“I like it,” she said. “I like the people.”

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