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OSHA slaps company with fines

Workers faced cave-in hazards

A Jackson Township business faces more than $60,000 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly exposing employees to cave-in hazards at a job site in Cranberry Township.

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Lottery ticket worth $2.39M

Jackpot winner sold at Valencia store

Someone is $2.39 million richer today after a Valencia store sold a winning lottery ticket this past weekend.

1/28/2020 Local News 0 comments

Zelie takes 1st step toward new joint emergency agency

ZELIENOPLE — The new structure for a four-municipality emergency management agency took its first steps to ratification Monday night.

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Audit could boost district rating

Improvement projects slated

The Butler Area School District had an unassigned fund balance of slightly more than $8 million at the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to an audit discussed at Monday's school board meeting.

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Judge dismisses adult cases against 2 teens

Alleged pellet gun not considered deadly weapon

A district judge dismissed a case Monday against two juvenile defendants initially being prosecuted as adults for an alleged Dec. 30 robbery at gunpoint of another boy in Butler.

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Editorial

Someone needs to step up to save SR community dinners

Just two weeks ago, we wrote on this page that county seniors were struggling amid a lack of food sources in the wake of several grocery store closures during the past year.

1/28/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments

Diversity and inclusion

It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips.

1/28/2020 Other Voices 0 comments

Universities acting to relieve student loan debt

As the 2020 election ramps up, student loan debt has emerged as a hot-button issue on the campaign trail, with several presidential hopefuls releasing plans to solve what they are calling a...

1/28/2020 Other Voices 0 comments

Democrats get free TV ad in impeachment proceedings

It’s kind of interesting that the central goal of Democrats in the wild-and-wooly impeachment hearings is to use their misapplied, blistering power to ruin the re-election chances of Republican...

1/27/2020 Jay Ambrose 0 comments

Impeachment trial reveals broken nation

For a nation forged in bloody revolution against an unjust monarchy, America sure loves the pomp and circumstance of ancient royalty.

1/27/2020 Other Voices 0 comments