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BC3 interested in opening small facility in Butler

Butler County Community College is looking for a financial partner and the right location to open a small facility in Butler.

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Employee pleads to stealing $700,000

Craig Hone

A Westmoreland County man will be heading to state prison when he is sentenced, after pleading guilty Wednesday in county court to stealing nearly $700,000 from a his former employer.

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Expansion of morgue in budget

The commissioners are working with Butler County Coroner William F. Young III to determine how best to complete a badly needed upgrade of the morgue.

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Kasey Dischman's boyfriend pleads guilty

State prison term expected

Andrew Lucas

The boyfriend of an East Butler woman who allegedly overdosed while seven months pregnant pleaded guilty to two drug-related cases in county court on Wednesday.

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City man pleads guilty in broken jaw case

Austin Reges

A Butler man pleaded guilty in Butler County Court on Wednesday, after being charged with breaking another person's jaw.

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Community

Women to see Bible, leadership tie

Women to see Bible, leadership tie

Local leader Amy Travis gives her passion a purpose by hosting a leadership conference for women next month.

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Today's Verse

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the...

Chuckle of the Day

If you think today’s music is bad, just remember sea shanties.

Russell Nelson, listening at a news conference, succeeds Thomas Monson, who died Jan. 2 after leading the Mormon church for nearly a decade. Presidents of the religion serve until they die.

93-year-old will lead Mormon church

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval.

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Lawsuit pits gay rights against religious beliefs

DES MOINES, Iowa — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.

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A Mapuche woman greets Pope Francis during a Mass at the Maquehue Air Base in Chile Wednesday. Francis is urging the Mapuche people to reject violence in pushing their cause.

Pope has tough words for Chile

TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country’s largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate “elegant” agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence.

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Alex Jablunovski and Owen Smith sit in front of their science fair presentation at the science fair sponsored by the Mars PTO.

LIFE SKILLS

Science fairs give students chance to present projects

School science fairs are doing more than just allowing students to show off their prowess with physics, chemistry and biology. It gives them skills in all subjects that they can carry with them through life, educators say.

1/16/2018 Education Feature 0 comments

Great and not-so-great ways to pay for college

If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going broke, it’s a whole new, expensive world.

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Editorial

Get students involved in municipal government

If we’re talking about government on this page, it’s usually to point out the myriad deficiencies and bad decisions perpetrated by the people in charge.

1/18/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments

Other Voices

Earmarks are suddenly in vogue. The practice, which enabled members of Congress to direct appropriations to pet projects, was banned in 2011.

1/18/2018 Other Voices 0 comments

Psychiatrists’ immoral attacks on Trump

Most of the attacks by mental health experts on Donald Trump’s psychological qualifications to be president have violated the “Goldwater Rule,” the informal name given to section 7.

1/18/2018 Other Voices 0 comments

Trump’s latest immigration s***storm

The world fell on Donald Trump’s head — yet again — when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get immigrants from Norway rather than s***hole countries in...

1/18/2018 Rich Lowry 0 comments

Great care

On Jan. 7 I had a serious illness causing difficulty in breathing. I had to get to a hospital quickly. It was 3 a.m. and the temperature was 20 degrees below zero.

1/17/2018 Letters to the Editor 0 comments