Many mourn, honor life lost
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — More than 200 motorcycles, 75 police officers from Butler County and points surrounding, a handful of hot rods, and 300 mourners turned out on Wednesday to pay their respects to and support the family of Evans City-Seven Fields Regional Police Department patrolman Kristine Bartman, 30.
SV senior organizes blood drive
CRANBERRY TWP — A Seneca Valley senior is organizing a blood drive next month to collect donations and also raise awareness of the need for platelet donations.
Workers implore board to keep support staff setup
ADAMS TWP — Three support staff employees in the Mars School District on Tuesday night implored the school board to keep them on and not outsource custodial, secretarial and paraprofessional positions.
County touts Drug Treatment Court success
Although Butler County Court officials are pleased the Drug Treatment Court has received accreditation from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, they’re even more gratified by the success of the program.
1st responders hone skills in sessions
BUTLER TWP — Two military UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters landed on the baseball fields at the Butler County Community College recently for a worst-case scenario training exercise to help state and local first responders hone their skills.
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Construction continues on the spillway. Providing Glade Run Lake refills sufficiently, the state Fish and Boat Commission will begin this fall reintroducing forage fish there. The commission is ready to vote for fish regulations in the lake, except trout. The lake was drained because of a faulty dam, which now is undergoing a $3 million repair project.
Food truck dinner set
CRANBERRY TWP — A Food Truck Dinner Party to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at North Boundary Park. Seven Pittsburgh-area food trucks will be there. There will be seating under a tent.