300 state troopers headed to Baltimore
BUTLER TWP — About 300 state police officers, including troopers from the Butler barracks, will deploy to Baltimore by the end of the week to support law enforcement in wake of the riots there.
Beach event claims world Jeep record
BUTLER — There’s a new world record holder for the most Jeeps assembled in the same place at once which means that title no longer belongs to Butler.
SV’s Vitale named to CDC board
JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley Superintendent Tracy Vitale has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Community Development Corporation of Butler County.
Candidates speak out
CRANBERRY TWP — The four candidates for Butler County commissioner running in the May 19 Democratic primary had their chance to speak out on Wednesday night.
ZELIENOPLE — The Zelienople Public Library, 227 S. High St., will host its second annual Star Wars Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
GOP hopefuls share their views
CRANBERRY TWP — The 10 Republican candidates for Butler County commissioner met at a forum Wednesday night at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.
MARS NEW YEAR
NASA will be part of beefed-up event
MARS — When Mayor Gregg Hartung came up with the idea to have a celebration in the borough that coincides with the date when New Year's would fall on the planet Mars, he had no idea it would become a multiple-day event that includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Project may get OK
CRANBERRY TWP — Officials with the township expect construction on the Village of Cranberry Woods development to start this year.
ADAMS TWP — The various schools in the Mars School District will offer a variety of spring concerts in May. Performances will include:
CTCC fundraising drive nears end
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Community Chest’s 2015 Project of the Year is almost at its end after officials have raised more than $388,000 for the initiative to recruit and retain more volunteer firefighters in Butler County.
Fire destroys Jackson garage
JACKSON TWP — No one was injured Wednesday in a garage fire that is believed to have been sparked by a burn pile.
Firefighters make emergency plans
HARMONY — A plan to guide firefighters in handling an emergency at a natural gas drilling site has been established for the Harmony fire district.
Fallout lingers after rowdy party in SR Twp.
SLIPPERY ROCK — Students and officials say that a party that ended in multiple injuries and arrests last Saturday night was unusual, though some are concerned about future problems.
Tennis court upgrade under way
CRANBERRY TWP — The tennis courts at the Community Park are closed and won’t reopen until mid-May because crews are resurfacing them and adding pickleball courts.