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Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

Arts & Ent. Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
No awards, just many viewers for ‘NCIS: LA’
NEW YORK — “There are shows,” says Chris O’Donnell, “that never garner awards, that aren’t considered highbrow in any way — but that lots of fans really enjoy and keep coming back to watch.” These days, viewers (especially media critics) hail a new Go...

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Arts & Ent. Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
‘Fixer Upper’ is must-see TV for growing fan base
NEW YORK — With all the joking and hamming for the camera that Chip Gaines does on “Fixer Upper,” it’s hard to believe that he initially was the shy half of the husband-and-wife duo that’s garnered huge fans and ratings for HGTV. “He was scared of the camera at ...

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Arts & Ent. Features | April 30, 2016
Baldwin to host revived ‘Match Game’
NEW YORK — It’s going to be fun and games for Alec Baldwin as he joins Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan for ABC’s summer prime-time game-show block. Baldwin will be quizmaster for a revival of “Match Game.” First aired a half-century ago, it’s a panel game show t...

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Arts & Ent. Features | April 30, 2016
Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an OD?
CHICAGO — Prince’s final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It’s possible the innovative musician’s demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America. ...

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Movie Reviews | April 30, 2016
‘Keanu’ is a real movie and a real funny one, too
If you watched the trailer for “Keanu” — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key of Comedy Central’s beloved series “Key & Peele” — and wondered “is this a real movie?” you’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the auto-searches on ...

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Movie Reviews | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Film examines ‘Family Fang’ dysfunction
Family dysfunction takes on new meaning in “The Family Fang,” a film about a pair of performance artists for whom everything in life is part of the act, and the effects this existence has on their two children. The elegantly structured adaptation of Kevin Wilson’s best-selling no...

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Verse of the Day | April 30, 2016
Verse
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. ...

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Town & County | April 30, 2016
Town & County
he Municipal Authority of Buffalo Township will flush fire hydrants in Freeport and Buffalo Township from Monday to May 7. Customers may experience momentary losses of pressure or temporary discoloration in the water during this time. Customers are advised to check their water before using large amo...

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Starwatch | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Winter constellations go on summer hiatus
Stargazing on these nights has for the most part lost its chill, but honestly it’s also lost some of its thrill. The winter constellations, overall the brightest of the year, are about to go on a summer vacation from our evening skies and won’t be returning until late autumn. That...

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Business Features | April 30, 2016
Ready to get your makeup in a pill?
MIAMI — The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective. Big-name beauty companies and retailers including Sephora and Urban Outfitters are rolling o...

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Business Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Career Paths
ANTIOCH, Calif. — There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. Snapping on sterile gloves and kneeling before the worst-off patient, two 17-year-olds went to work. The pair cut open the girl's pant leg, pinched her toes...

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Business Features | April 30, 2016
Target-date funds: Points to consider
NEW YORK — What’s in your 401(k)? For more of us, the answer is just a single fund. Target-date retirement funds aim to make investing simple, and that’s why their popularity is exploding. Just pick one pegged to the year you plan to retire, put money in steadily, and it will take...

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Business Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Farmers gives to BC3 Foundation
Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated $15,000 to the Butler County Community College Education Foundation. This is the fourth year the bank has made a gift to BC3 through the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit. From left, Jim Hrabosky, vice president for administration and finance...

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Business Briefs | April 30, 2016
In Brief
Highmark Health honors employees PITTSBURGH — Megan Livingston of Mars was one of eight Western Pennsylvania Highmark Health employees honored Wednesday by the company with the Jefferson Award for Public Service. She was honored for outstanding volunteer work, and a donation by the co...

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Bulletin Board | April 30, 2016
Bulletin Board
Saturday Free Community Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., New Beginnings Free Methodist Church, 416 Center Ave. For more information, call Sally Perkins at 724-290-2384. Card Party, 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Grange, 211 Bull Creek Road. Sunday All-you-can-eat turkey dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or u...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Adams property owner airs ordinance complaints
ADAMS TWP — The owner of a property at the western end of Beaver Street told the township supervisors Monday night that the township ordinances that cover his building are unrealistic. Ron Nacey bought the former Capelli Salon, which is the last building on the south side of Beaver Street nea...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Foundation to hold golf outing, seeks beneficiaries
MARS — The Julie A. Bryant Foundation seeks to name a beneficiary or beneficiaries for its annual golf outing fundraiser. Beneficiaries can be nominated by submitting an application from the foundation’s website, www.supportbeyondbraincancer.org. Applications, which must be from residen...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Town Crier
The supervisors on Monday: Approved action to vacate a portion of Meredith Drive that was originally meant to be a cul-de-sac. The former cul-de-sac will now become a part of the adjacent lot. Approved raises for all nonunion public works employees. The raise will be retroactive to Jan. 1. Approv...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Trump, Clinton win in state, Butler County
Butler County followed the national trend this presidential primary season — Republican voters made a strong showing at the polls in the primary on Tuesday. Democratic voters? Not as much, but not bad either. It's rare that Pennsylvania has competitive presidential primaries. By the time it'...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Supervisors approve park alcohol permits
CRANBERRY TWP — The township supervisors Thursday approved an ordinance allowing groups renting park facilities to buy permitS to have alcohol. Township manager Jerry Andree said that 99 percent of the comments from residents have been in favor of the ordinance. The township has shelters it ...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Sample School to open for summer Wednesday
CRANBERRY TWP — Cranberry Township Historical Society’s Sample School will reopen for the summer starting Wednesday. The school, located outside the Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Road, will be open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Red Apple Awards praise teaching, community work
FRANKLIN TWP — Eleven educators were honored Wednesday night at the Red Apple Awards ceremony hosted by the United Way of Butler County. Award winners are Butler County educators who exemplify leadership and outstanding dedication to students and the community. Winners are selected from nomi...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
IN BRIEF

Rummage sale set at Oak Hill

CRANBERRY TWP — Oak Hill Alliance Church, 2782 Rochester Road, will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 13 and from 8 a.m. to noon May 14. Items will be sold by the bag for a discount after 11 a.m. May 14. Proceeds will support a mission team ...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Zelienople won’t have to pay to move utility line 2nd time
ZELIENOPLE — The borough will not be forced to pay for moving a utility line a second time for a state project. Borough council voted Monday to amend a resolution authorizing a cost sharing request with the state Department of Transportation to move a water line for the Route 68 bridge projec...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Entertainment
Artistic event set at intermediate school JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley Art Department, Wind Ensemble and the Seneca Valley Academy of Choice Performing Arts Department will present a work of art at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the intermediate high school auditorium. The event will include p...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
St. Barnabas honors Paul O’Neill
CRANBERRY TWP — Paul O’Neill has an abundant amount of work and accomplishments on his résumé. He led Alcoa to “unprecedented” growth from 1987 to 2000, served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the George W. Bush administration, helped research AIDS in Africa with U2 ...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Cranberry Realtors defrauded, feds say
CRANBERRY TWP — A number of Realtors in Cranberry Township were among the hundreds defrauded by a Louisiana man who is accused of running a fake advertising scheme that convinced hundreds of real estate agents to pay more than $2 million for business leads that never materialized. Federal pro...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Metcalfe posts solid victory in primary
CRANBERRY TWP — Two years ago state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe had a close call in the Republican primary, defeating write-in candidate Gordon Marburger by only 540 votes. Tuesday the two men faced off again, but this time it was not nearly as close. Metcalfe of Cranberry Township unofficially rece...

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Cranberry Local News | April 30, 2016
Rte. 528 shuts down for new intersection
JACKSON TWP — Route 528, the main shortcut between Butler and Cranberry Township, is closed this weekend. A portion of the road closed 6 p.m. Friday and will be restricted to traffic until 6 a.m. Monday for building a four-way intersection connecting Jo Deener Drive and Tomlinson Drive, accor...

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Cranberry Local Sports | April 30, 2016
In Brief
SV, Mars track in team playoffs The boys and girls track and field teams at Seneca Valley and Mars have all qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs and will be in action Tuesday. Seneca Valley’s boys and girls will host a semifinal meet at NexTier Stadium. The Raider boys will...

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Cranberry Local Sports | April 30, 2016
NA volleyball nets sweep
BUTLER TWP — Butler needed a spark, but it never came. North Allegheny jumped out to sizable leads in every game and blitzed the Golden Tornado in a 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 boys volleyball sweep Thursday night in Butler's gym. The Tigers (8-2, 8-1) recently dropped two straight matches to Seneca...

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Cranberry Local Sports | April 30, 2016
Raider baseball out of WPIAL playoff picture
JACKSON TWP — In desperate need of a win, Seneca Valley turned to Corey Greiner. And through five innings, the freshman pitcher was untouchable. Greiner, a southpaw, was working on a no-hitter when he took the mound with a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning. North Hills' Nathan Bly led ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | April 30, 2016
SV grad Mazzoni gets DFA
SAN DIEGO — Seneca Valley graduate and right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres earlier this week. Mazzoni, 26, has been on the disabled list since making a couple of relief appearances for Class AAA El Paso early this spring. “I felt some...

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Cranberry Living | April 30, 2016
RELIGION

Church will host conflict workshop

BAKERSTOWN — First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Route 8 and Heckert Road, will host a free workshop, “Sibling Rivalry and Eight Strategies to Reduce Conflict,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Anchorpoint Ministry will present the w...

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Cranberry Living | April 30, 2016
SCHOOL NEWS

Mars senior prom theme is 'Gatsby'

ADAMS TWP — Mars High School will hold its senior prom at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh. This year's theme is “The Great Gatsby.” The event will begin with a prom walk at 6:30 p.m. at the high school auditoriu...

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Cranberry Living | April 30, 2016
Community news

Rain barrel classes slated in Cranberry

CRANBERRY TWP — The township will hold two classes about installing and operating household rain barrels. The first will be Tuesday, and the second will be on May 9. Both begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers of the Cranberry Township Munici...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Painting together
Trefoil Service Unit Daisy Isabella Santilli paints with her mother, Liane Santilli, at the mother-daughter painting event April 17 at Glade Run Park. Fifty-nine Daisies and Brownies from the Mars area attended the event hosted by first grade Daisy Troop 26647 from St. Kilian Parish School. The scou...

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Cranberry Obituaries | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Joseph John Pohrer
Joseph John Pohrer, 82, of St. Augustine, Fla., reached out and took our Lord's hand April 18 at the Community Hospice Bailey Center for Caring. Joe was born in Bellevue to Joseph and Armella Pohrer. Joe and Dodie raised their family in Cranberry Township, where Joe worked for Roach & Ziegler and...

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Cranberry Obituaries | April 30, 2016
Death notices
Michael A. Benedict, 72, of Middlesex Township passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. ——— Eileen A. Derbish, 71, of Middlesex Township, Valencia, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. ——— Larry Fisher, 84, of Mars passed a...

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Cranberry Obituaries | April 30, 2016
John Dengel
John Dengel, 97, of Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, formerly a longtime resident of Economy Borough, went to be home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday. Born in Leetsdale and a graduate of Leetsdale High School, he was the son of the late Simon Dengel and Nellie Koren Deng...

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Our Opinion | April 30, 2016
Cheers & Jeers ...
Cheer We said last month that District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s filing to seize an American Avenue home as “derivative contraband” of illicit drug trade would teach us a lot about how local law enforcement intended to use Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture statute. It has...

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Letters to the Editor | April 30, 2016
Love pit bulls
It was so refreshing to see the positive article about the rescued pit bull (“Buffalo Twp. family gives rescued pit bull new home,” April 24) on the front page. So often all we hear about are negative stories in regards to this breed. If people would allow themselves to be educated abo...

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Letters to the Editor | April 30, 2016
Courting delegates
The article quoting state Rep. Lou Barletta (“State is important in delegate race,” April 21, Page 4) was informative but disturbing. It doesn’t matter who you vote for in the primary, the Republican delegates can vote for whom they please. Often their votes are influenced by who ...

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Letters to the Editor | April 30, 2016
Just the facts
Three days before the primary, an electoral flyer for Legislative District 12 in Adams Township appeared in my mailbox. It read, “And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise, and said ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer,” blah blah blah onward with ...

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Fareed Zakaria | April 30, 2016
Trump defines foreign policy down
After Donald Trump’s “major” foreign policy address, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker, announced that he was very impressed, extolling “the broadness, the vision” of the speech. The Wall Street Journal said it was “seri...

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Other Voices | April 30, 2016
Cruz’s head-scratching veep selection
To a candidate, selecting a running mate is almost always about trying to win the election. Ordinarily, of course, the campaign that candidates are trying to win is the one for the presidency, not just their party’s nomination to be a candidate for that office. But that was last time. Now, we...

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Focus Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Teens go to great lengths ... at parents’ expense, of course
American parents are accustomed to being treated like human cash machines during prom season, spending close to $1,000 to guarantee that a high school dance doesn’t become an emotional catastrophe. A hundred bucks for tickets, and hundreds more for fancy clothes — even the corsage cost...

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Focus Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Group helps children harvest turkeys
EAU CLAIRE — Boys and girls from Nevin’s Hunting Friends went turkey hunting April 23 as part of the organization’s annual youth turkey hunt. “Today was a successful day at our annual youth turkey hunt,” said Daniel Burns, the group’s organizer. “Two youth ...

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Focus Features | April 30, 2016
Clean your grill after every use
Nothing sounds worse at the end of an all-day barbecue than cleaning the grill. After hours spent perfecting steaks, burgers and bratwursts for friends and family, it’s tempting to let the grill cool and return to clean it tomorrow — maybe. But falling behind on cleaning and maintainin...

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Focus Features | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
While most Christians marked an extremely early Easter, Orthodox faiths' observance is this weekend
LYNDORA — While Easter came early for most churchgoers in Butler County this year — March 27 — for members of the Orthodox faiths Easter arrives Sunday, which is as late as it can fall. There are two reasons Easter is celebrated both March 27 and May 1: the way the holiday relates...

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Potpourri | April 30, 2016
Potpourri
Container garden session planned FREEPORT — The Freeport Library, 428 Market St., will host a container gardening workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Participants should take a pot, basket, planter or other container that has drainage holes, decorations to personalize it and plants. ...

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Student Directory | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Student Directory
Butler native wins Women’s Press Club award PITTSBURGH — Jessica Federkeil of Butler won the first prize award in the Women’s Press Club scholarship competition. She and other students submitted feature writing for this Pittsburgh competition. Feder-keil is a journalism major at...

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Recipes | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Mother's Day 3 tips for a better, easier breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed is a love language in our home. Anytime there is a special occasion to celebrate — a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, whatever — the rest of the family follows an unspoken agreement to meet early in the kitchen to craft a breakfast-in-bed tray. I'm always first to ...

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Recipes | April 30, 2016
Kohlrabi, miso and soy sauce lend an Asian flavor to slaw
I love all kinds of coleslaw, or just “slaw” as many people call it. But I like to change up the notion of slaw, too, from the traditional all-American mayo-based types to this version, which is based on the salads we get when we go to Japanese restaurants. I figured the gingery-miso d...

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Time Capsules | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Time Capsule
RECORD EFFORT — Butler junior Bill Rose trails teammate Mike Franko in the second lap of a two-mile race at the home track meet against Sharon on April 23, 1968. Rose soon got in front and set a strong pace that earned him a new stadium record of 10:05. Franko placed second with a 10:31. ...

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Scout News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Scout News
TURTLE POWER — Brownie Scouts from Butler Troop 28843 completed their Wonders of Water journey April 16 at Preston Park in Butler Township. The scouts placed a 12-foot log into the pond and left it leaning on the shore. The log is an addition to the natural turtle habitat by giving the animals...

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Scout News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Scout News
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER — Trefoil Service Unit Daisy Natalie Morris and her mom, Meghan Morris, were among the 59 Daisies and Brownies attending the mother-daughter painting event April 17 at Glade Run Park. The event, hosted by first grade Daisy Troop 26647 from St. Kilian Parish School, c...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Seneca Valley Menu
Elementary Monday — Chicken, roll, broccoli, potatoes, gravy and oranges Tuesday — Fish and fries Wednesday — Pasta, roll and green beans Thursday — Pizza, pears and salad Friday — No school Intermediate Monday — Fish tacos, cilantro slaw and rice Tuesday ...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Slippery Rock Menu
Breakfast Elementary Monday — No school Tuesday — Bagel melt Wednesday — Pancakes Thursday — Breakfast pizza Friday — Breakfast burrito Middle School Monday — No school Tuesday — Breakfast burrito Wednesday — Pancakes and sausage Thur...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
St. Wendelin Menu
Breakfast Monday-Friday — Cereal, breakfast bar, toast, fruit Lunch Monday — Chicken, fries, corn, cranberry sauce and fortune cookie Tuesday — Corn dog, potates, peas and applesauce Wednesday — Ham, egg and sausage, pancake or french toast; apricots and sorbet Thursday...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
First Baptist Christian Menu
Monday — Enchiladas, rice and apple sauce Tuesday — Meat loaf, potatoes, gravy carrots Wednesday — Lasagna, garlic bread and corn Thursday — Pizza, salsa and chips Friday — Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and brownie ...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Freeport Menu
Elementary Monday — Pancake and sausage Tuesday — Cinnamon roll and toast Wednesday — Sausage, egg and cheese sandwich Thursday — Breakfast pizza Friday — Pancakes Lunch Monday — Chicken sandwich, green beans, carrots and orange Tuesday — Tacos or ch...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Karns City Menu
Breakfast Elementary Monday — Cereal bar Tuesday — Breakfast bread Wednesday — Fruit yogurts Thursday — Cook’s choice Friday — No school Secondary Monday-Friday — Assorted breakfast bars, breakfast breads and fruits Lunch Monday ̵...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Moniteau Menu
Breakfast Elementary Monday — Frudel Tuesday — Banana bread Wednesday — Cinnamon buns Thursday — Pancake, sausage stick Friday — No school Secondary Monday — Mini-cinnamon rolls Tuesday — Sausage, egg and American cheese on bagel Wednesday &...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Butler Catholic Menu
Alternate — Cheeseburger Monday — Chicken tenders, potatoes, green beans and pears Tuesday — Walking tacos, rice, corn and pineapple Wednesday — Corn dog, pierogies, peas and peaches Thursday — Breadsticks, salad, applesauce and Jell-O Friday — Pizza, salad, ...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
St. Gregory Menu
Lunch Monday — Cheese pierogies or loaded pierogies; and pudding Tuesday — Chicken sandwich and chips Wednesday — Nacho salad and chips Thursday — Pack lunch; noon Mass today Friday — Pizza and salad ...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
Butler Menu
Elementary/Middle Monday — Chicken sandwich, corn and pears Tuesday — Jet 747, carrots, apple and chips Wednesday — Pizza, salad and applesauce Thursday — Chicken nuggets, tater tots, roll and peaches Friday — Hot dog, tater tots and fruit cup Intermediate/High Sc...

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School Menus | April 30, 2016
St. Luke Lutheran Menu
Alternate — Hot dog Monday — Cheeseburger and baked beans Tuesday — Pancake sausage wrap and hash brown Wednesday — Chicken nuggets, potatoes and gravy Thursday — Taco, salad and Jell-O Friday — Cheese breadsticks and salad ...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SRU expands its commencement
SLIPPERY ROCK — More than 1,500 Slippery Rock University students will take part in a trio of commencement ceremonies at Morrow Field House on Friday and May 7. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred upon 1,305 graduating seniors, while 283 doctoral and master’s degrees will be awarded...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Merger will be official Sunday
NEW CASTLE — A merger between the Jameson Health System and UPMC will be official Sunday and will be celebrated at a news conference Monday at the hospital’s north campus. The merger will create UPMC Jameson, a deal worth $80 million, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Local
Rimersburg school lauded for progress RIMERSBURG, Clarion County — Rimersburg Elementary School in the Union School District has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the school’s progress in the 2014-15 school year. The school is one of 90 elementary schools i...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
HONORING TRUE STARS
Adam Deal, left, a student at St. Luke Lutheran School, and Alex Depew and Seth Smith, students at Penn Christian Academy, display “Our True Stars.” The painting by art teacher Sue Noble Burtner was created with the assistance of students from the two schools. It was presented to residen...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Butler woman, 32, accused of kissing 15-year-old girl
A Butler woman is accused of “making out” with a 15-year-old girl from Westmoreland County after driving the teen back to her home in the city. State police said Kristi Lee Jameson, 32, took the girl and stayed with her for several days on two weekends earlier this year in Butler withou...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Man sentenced up to 5 years in meth lab case
One of three people linked to an alleged methamphetamine lab in a mobile home in Summit Township will serve up to 5 years in prison. Edward Halagich, 48, pleaded guilty to operating a methamphetamine lab, storing chemical waste and four counts of child endangerment, according to court records. Bu...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Endowment seeks biggest Day of Giving
The Endowment for Butler County is looking to have its biggest Day of Giving yet. Thanks to donations, including those from XTO Energy, NexTier Bank and Snyder Brothers, the organization will have at least a $20,000 match pool for Tuesday's Day of Giving. That is when donations made to 51 organiz...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Marathon is perfect timing for Valencia resident
Running the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday hasn't been a dream for Jeff Sved. It's more of a convenience. That is because he already had planned to travel here from Bolivia. Sved, 27, a Valencia resident and Shady Side Academy graduate, has been in Bolivia for three years doing volunteer work in si...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Kaufman House renovations might start in June
ZELIENOPLE — The journey to reopen the Kaufman House by next spring continues to gain ground. Bids to renovate the restaurant and hotel will be accepted until May 16 by the Butler County Tourism Foundation. A prebid meeting on Wednesday was attended by about a dozen companies. “Hopefu...

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Local News | April 30, 2016
Judge declares mistrial in Eckstein case
After four years of legal wrangling, culminating in an eight-day trial, both sides in the defamation case against former Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein are back to square one. That is because a mistrial was declared Friday in the case. Jury members on Friday claimed they had a verdict, wh...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Bed tax hike could boost tourism
Butler County’s tourism sector could soon get a financial boost from a tax increase. Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed House Bill 794 into law, which raises the allowable county bed tax in 57 Pennsylvania counties, including Butler County, from 3 percent to 5 percent. The tax would be on people...

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Local News | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Route 528 closed over weekend
Construction workers turn the first asphalt over Friday as they start building a four-way intersection connecting Jo Deener Drive and Tomlinson Drive in Jackson Township. The construction has closed a portion of Route 528 until 6 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured during the weekend. ...

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Pennsylvania | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Huge fireball in gas explosion burns man
GREENSBURG — A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said. “It looked like ...

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Pennsylvania | April 30, 2016
Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in sting
HARRISBURG — A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state. John H. ...

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National | April 30, 2016
State’s GOP delegates mostly backing Trump
HARRISBURG — A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state — Donald Trump. The ballot didn’t tell vot...

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National | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Trump starts making case to GOP insiders
BURLINGAME, Calif. — Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nomi...

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National | April 30, 2016
White House ’16: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall
WASHINGTON — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. Though she has yet to clinc...

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National | April 30, 2016
Budget, Zika, Puerto Rico unresolved
WASHINGTON — Congress headed out of Washington on Friday, accomplishing relatively little in a short work period and missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis. It left few clues about how lawmakers, when they return, would address must-do items such ...

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National | April 30, 2016
Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s seniors
WASHINGTON — It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released Wednesday from the Nati...

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National | April 30, 2016
8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued
AUSTIN, Texas — A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday. The mother of si...

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National | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
DNA proves bones related to Indian tribes
SPOKANE, Wash. — The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern American Indian tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America. The ...

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National | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Home was not Monroe's
For decades, a modest farmhouse in central Virginia was thought to be what remained of President James Monroe's home in Charlottesville, Va. It turns out, historians were wrong. New evidence suggests the building that has long been billed as the home that the Founding Father lived in beginning in 1...

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International | April 30, 2016
Police: At least 10 dead in collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affec...

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Police Reports | April 30, 2016
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Cranberry Twp. Police 10:36 p.m. Wednesday — Police allege a township man put his girlfriend in a choke hold in their home. Christopher T. Queen, 45, was arrested Thursday and charged with misdemeanor simple assault and...

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Court News | April 30, 2016
Courts
District Judge Sue Haggerty SAXONBURG — District Judge Sue Haggerty recently heard these cases: Joseph E. Kalinowski, 38, of Cabot was held for court on charges of driving under the influence, disregarding traffic lanes, careless driving, hit-and-run and driving a vehicle without insp...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | April 30, 2016
Monday's Headlines
1. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is planning a regional $7 million fundraising effort that, in part, will fund changes at the Succop Nature Park in Penn Township. 2. Dogs and their owners get training tips at the 2016 Obedience and Rally Trials sponsored by the Butler ...

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Death Notices | April 30, 2016
Death Notices
William James Haas, Butler Herman Dale Klein, Chicora Ruth Orene Brady Letke, Emlenton, George F. Merchant III, Parker Township James V. Miller Jr., Butler Martha M. Herbe Parks, Cranberry Township Joseph John Pohrer, formerly of Cranb...

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Birthday Tributes | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Margaret Jack
In loving memory of our beloved Margaret Jack whose birthday is May 1st. Though you’re not here with us today, We’ll think of you in every way. Remember birthdays we’ve spent with thee, All gathered together, one big family. Dear Granny, you celebrate your day, Our prayers a...

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Cards of Thanks | April 30, 2016
Mary Catherine and Family
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement, the loss of our beloved Vivian Wittik. We especially wish to thank the medical care teams at Butler Memorial Hospital, especially t...

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Cards of Thanks | April 30, 2016
The Tom Sweeney Families
Submitted By: jamgemmom Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, If so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to cons...

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In Memoriams | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Norma Jean Brown Stalker
In loving memory of our beloved Norma Jean Brown Stalker who passed away four years ago today, May 1. Sadly missed by Husband, Children, Grandchildren and Friends ...

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In Memoriams | April 30, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Richard L. Wilson “Pappy-Father”
In loving memory of Richard L. Wilson “Pappy-Father” November 1, 1946 - April 30, 2014. We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And the days before that too. We think of you in silence, And we often speak your name. All we have are memori...

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