Imagining Butler District without the middle school
With seven different “scenarios” that envision a future when the Butler School District has shuttered its only middle school building, it is not hard to imagine how the next round of...
12/11/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Christmas spirit inspires generosity, kindness to all
There's much to celebrate in the community as local drives gather gifts for those who are less fortunate.
12/10/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Last to support campaign, first to claim credit for it
The $20 million federal grant, awarded this past week to Butler County for improvements along the Route 228 Corridor is a huge win for increasing public safety, economic development and job creation.
12/8/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
How a submarine in Texas pays tribute to pilot Bush
Three score and 17 years ago, Kazuo Sakamaki was likely the most hated man in America — and his reputation wasn’t any better in his native Japan.
12/7/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Cultivation of fresh ideas is labor for close to home
Department of Agriculture visits Slippery Rock program that educates disabled youths about aquaponics.
12/6/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
U.S. postal workers have no business taking the day off
The United States Postal Service won’t be delivering mail on this National Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.
12/5/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Korean War vet’s deer hunt ends like Hemingway novel
We can’t help but make reference to The Old Man and the Sea, when singing the praises today of Ben Cypher.
12/4/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
The best of America: George H.W. Bush
Few people have entered the presidency with as many achievements as George Herbert Walker Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94.
12/3/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Legislators need to know state of special ed funds
It was greatly disappointing to learn from a recent report by researchers at Pennsylvania’s Education Law Center that state schools — including those in Butler County — are...
12/1/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
No, of course he shouldn’t be given back his machete
Let’s play a game. It’s called You Be the Judge. It starts with a scenario:
11/30/2018 Our Opinion 0 comments
Kelly wish granted: Make Presque Isle great again
We all realize these days how foolhardy it is to try changing anyone’s political opinion.