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Missing Butler woman arrested in Florida

Reported missing in 2004, Kimberly Kessler is suspect in disappearance of co-worker

Kimberly Kessler

Police say a woman reported missing in Butler in 2004 was arrested last week and is a suspect in the disappearence of a woman in Florida.

5/23/2018 Local News 0 comments

PNC closing Main Street branch in August

The PNC Bank at 106 S. Main St. will close on Aug. 17.

The PNC Bank at 106 S. Main St. is the only branch closing in Southwestern Pennsylvania as the corporation evaluates its network of branches.

5/23/2018 Local News 0 comments

Teachers' negotiator has high hopes for arbitration

Brooke Witt, the UniServ negotiator for South Butler's teachers, said the three-person arbitration panel is an expert one.

5/23/2018 Local News 0 comments

City building code violations being fixed

Most of the building code violations founds at the Butler City Building during an inspection in August have been corrected or will be fixed with some projects being planned.

5/23/2018 Local News 0 comments

Man arrested for choking, pointing rifle at woman

Derek Cameron

Slippery Rock man charged with pointing rifle at ex-girlfriend and choking her.

5/23/2018 Local News 0 comments

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Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools

Memorial Day is the traditional opening day for swimming pools in Butler County.

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Today's Verse

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

Chuckle of the Day

If life is such a great teacher, how come we never get to graduate.

In this 2016 photo, a son holds his mother’s hand at her nursing home in Michigan. Most young adults have not given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

WASHINGTON — Most young adults haven’t given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

5/22/2018 Community Features 0 comments

The sculpted pollinator garden winds around the gazebo. Examples of perennials are Montauk daisies, Echinacea, day lilies and sedum. An outstanding example of a public garden maintained by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Butler County is found at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road.

Butler County garden gems: Cranberry Township Municipal Building

An outstanding example of a public garden maintained by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Butler County is found at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road.

5/22/2018 Home & Garden 0 comments

Top, a Native Dogwood is beautiful and supports native wildlife. Bottom, Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed are hosts for the Monarch Butterfly. Swamp Milkweed prefers damper growing conditions. New England Asters provide food for butterflies in late summer and fall.

Conservation and the home gardener

What can gardeners do to support native pollinators and wildlife and help to maintain a diversity of species?

5/22/2018 Home & Garden 0 comments

Marie Voitus

SRU gears up to host summer camps

SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University is gearing up to host 47 camps and conferences from May through August. Thousands of attendees will visit campus for programs ranging from sports and the performing arts to academic and company training sessions.

5/21/2018 Community Features 0 comments

National Volunteer Recognition Month

Amedisys Hospice hosted a luncheon to honor outstanding volunteers. Some of those in attendance at the lunch were, from left, Dave Walters, Christy Thompson, Peg Martin, Caitlyn Thompson, George Rekich, Karenlynn Rauschenberger, Lindsey Pawlowicz, Ellen Reed, Kim Pfeiffer, Bob Pascoe, and Kristin Isenberg.

5/19/2018 Neighbors 0 comments

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