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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Arts & Ent. Features | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Beyoncé tops Grammys with 9 nominations
NEW YORK — The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyoncé's lemonade. The pop star leads the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with “Lemonade,” and song and record of the year with “Formation.” The singer, who already has 20 Grammys...

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Verse of the Day | December 7, 2016
Verse
Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. ...

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Chuckle of the day | December 7, 2016
Chuckle
Politicians long for the good old days when they only needed to learn doublespeak. ...

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Town & County | December 7, 2016
Town and County
CELEBRATING HIS 21st birthday is Braedyn Troyan, son of Doug and Kathy Jo Troyan of Butler. ...

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Business Features | December 7, 2016
H2O program marks 25 years of helping
After 25 years of helping people manage water use and paying their monthly water bills, Pennsylvania American Water says its Help to Others Program (H2O) is ready to take on another 25 years. The company launched H2O in 1991, and in the years since it has provided more than $3.8 million in assistan...

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Business Features | December 7, 2016
Apple loses battle
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smart phone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the profits it earned from 11 phone models because the features it copie...

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Business Briefs | December 7, 2016
Business News
CEOs visit D.C. to tout merger WASHINGTON — The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. They can expect a skeptical audience. The CEOs, Randall Step...

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Bulletin Board | December 7, 2016
Bulletin Board
Today Stuffed pork chop dinner, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora. Free for children under 5. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St. Use the Cliff Street entrance. Card Party, 7:30 p.m., Unionville Grang...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Evans City plans to cut council seats
EVANS CITY — Plans to reduce the number of council members from seven to five will move forward. The council voted in November to circulate a petition among voters in the borough, and solicitor Mike Gallagher said the petition was successful. Gallagher explained that 5 percent of the borough...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Seneca Valley School Board gets new president
JACKSON TWP — The Seneca Valley School Board will have a different president in 2017. Jim Nickel of Cranberry Township was voted unanimously to be the new president at the board’s reorganization meeting Monday night, district director of communications Linda Andreassi said. Eric DiTull...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Students whip up cookies for a cause
JACKSON TWP — A group of Seneca Valley eighth-graders recently helped provide food to people in dire circumstances. Six culinary arts classes at the middle school, including about 120 students, Thursday and Friday baked cookies to be donated to Mission From Mars. Mission From Mars is a Pitts...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Toys for Tots drive held at Grice
ADAMS TWP — Toys for Tots will collect new, unwrapped toys during regular business hours at Grice Chiropractic, 7011 Crider Road, Suite 105. Toys will be accepted until Monday. Those who donate toys will be entered into a Christmas gift raffle. Prizes include Penguins tickets, a one-hour mas...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Seneca Valley lists honor roll students
JACKSON TWP — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the most recent grading period in the Seneca Valley School District. HIGH HONORS GRADE 12 — Sara Arnold, Ana Batista, Hannah Beaudoin, William Briscoe, Alec Byer, Shannon Byrne, Alexis Caplan, Makali Car...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Toys for Tots
SLIPPERY ROCK — With the fall semester fast drawing to a close, many Slippery Rock University students are hustling to meet project deadlines and prepare for final exams. But with Christmas also right around the corner, a few students are slowing down long enough to play Santa to local childr...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Community News
Ugly sweaters, art on tap at library ZELIENOPLE — Ugly sweater day at the Zelienople Area Public Library. 227 S. High St., will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visitors of all ages who wear their favorite ugly holiday sweaters can compete for prizes. The awards will be for the ug...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Community Calendar
To have your group or organization listed here, contact The Cranberry Eagle by phone at 724-776-4270, by fax at 724-776-0211 or by e-mail at cranberrynews@butlereagle.com. ADAMS TOWNSHIP Adams Township Supervisors — 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of every month at the township building. ...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Court News
District Judge David T. Kovach CRANBERRY TWP — District Judge David T. Kovach recently heard these cases: James Hyatt, 55, of Pittsburgh waived to court charges of Simple assault and harassment filed Oct. 21 by Cranberry Township police. Page Elizabeth Miller, 22, of Evans City waiv...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Woman turns life around
Shelly McNamee-Fetzer knew she wanted to turn her life around for herself as well as her five daughters. But it wasn't easy. At 45, she'd invested a lifetime into escalating bad behavior, drugs and failed relationships. She didn't have the tools to make the turnaround she dreamed about on her own...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
'Super' Goodwill set to open in April
CRANBERRY TWP — Officials say the new Goodwill “superstore” under construction on Freedom Road is set to open this April. Representatives of developer Neyer and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania Monday afternoon held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site, where construction st...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Children's dept. installs computers
CRANBERRY TWP — Thanks to a federal grant, the Cranberry Public Library recently upgraded from outdated desktop computers to touch-screen computers and tablets in its children's department. The library earlier this year got $20,337 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, library di...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016
Housing proposal raises concerns
CRANBERRY TWP — The township planning advisory commission Monday night reviewed plans for two housing developments, though neither was recommended to move on to the supervisors. The commission voted unanimously against recommending Schneider Planned Residential Development, proposed along Rou...

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Cranberry Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Rapp's Seat offers view of art
HARMONY — On top of Rapp's Seat, peering over the Connoquenessing Creek, is an unconventional sight people can see after making the steep hike. Although at first glance it may seem like a random assortment of string and brush, the assembly is an art exhibit constructed by local resident Cree ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SV basketball about to get some answers
JACKSON TWP — A season of unknowns is about to start getting some answers. Seneca Valley’s boys basketball team has talent and size, but will it translate into wins in the WPIAL’s rugged Section 1-6A? Along with the Raiders, the field includes Butler, Central Catholic, North Alle...

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Cranberry Local Sports | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Making his mark
ADAMS TWP — It was not long ago that Isaiah Johnson was hoping to emulate one of the best running backs in the annals of Mars High School football. Now he occupies a spot on that exclusive list. “For me, it was Josh Schultheis. I wanted to be like him when I first joined the high schoo...

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Cranberry Local Sports | December 7, 2016
Bowling
Casino League Standings: Excaliber 11-1, Mandalay Bay 7-5, Desert Inn 7-5, MGM 7-5, Ceaser’s Palace 6-6, Paris 6-6, Harrah’s 6-6, Tropicana 4-8, Mirage 3-9, Bally’s 3-9 High women’s series-Mary Graham 525 High men’s series-Mike Strutt 595 Armco C League Standings: ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | December 7, 2016
Side Lines
Golf bash set for January CRANBERRY TWP — St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Township will host a Golf Bash Jan. 28 in its Oldenski Hall. Fee is $35 per person for the event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free food and beverages will be available. Twenty golf prizes — incl...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016
Senior Menus
Senior centers in Cranberry Township, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, 724-772-6086; Evans City, American Legion Hall, 213 E. Main St., 724-538-9414; and Mars, Penn Mar Plaza, 721-625-4466, announce the following lunch menus for the week of Dec. 5. Anyone 60 or older can re...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Elluinger, Hathazy
A fall 2017 wedding is being planned by Kelly Elluinger of Zelienople and Derek Hathazy of Cranberry Township. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Michelle Elluinger of Zelienople. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Denise Hathazy-Davis of Cranberry Township and David Hathazy of Moo...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Teacher Spotlight
SCHOOL: Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School GRADE: 3rd grade learning support EXPERIENCE: Taught 3rd and 4th grade in Suffolk, Vir. for two years HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh RESIDENCE: Coraopolis FAMILY: mother, father and younger brother QUESTION: Why did you become a teacher? ANSWER: I wan...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016
School News
DARE program graduation slated ADAMS TWP — Fifth-graders at the Mars Centennial School will graduate from the 2016-17 Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at 2 p.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium. The program, which is brought to the school by deputies from the Butler Coun...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016
Real Estate Transactions
ADAMS TOWNSHIP Daniel Dailey to Michelle and Gary Chappell at 400 Blackstone Lane for $755,000. Balendra Sutharshan to Mohammad Ali and Liz Gisella Samanez at 300 Cambridge Drive for $895,000. NVR to Scott and Megan Graham at 203 Gabriel Drive for $513,150. NVR to Michael McClain at 223 Gabriel ...

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Cranberry Living | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Living Nativities make seasonal arrival
Mojo's got knobby knees and a hair-covered hump on his back. Yet he and his six friends are in high demand as the guests of honor at churches and in parades across Butler County. Mojo and his fellow camels — Crosby, Ed, Wilbur, Samson, Ernie and Abu — will be crisscrossing Western Penns...

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Cranberry Breaking News | December 7, 2016
Historic Harmony memorial fund honors Ruch
HARMONY — The historical society is honoring a former community leader this month. A memorial fund has been set up to honor the late John Ruch, Historic Harmony’s longtime president, to go with a $10,000 matching grant recently received from an anonymous donor. Ruch died in November af...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | December 7, 2016
EC plans to reduce council to 5 people
EVANS CITY — Plans to reduce the number of council members from seven to five will move forward. The council voted in November to circulate a petition among voters in the borough, and solicitor Mike Gallagher said the petition was successful. Gallagher explained that 5 percent of the borough...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | December 7, 2016
D.A.: Ousted Lancaster officer will not face charges
LANCASTER TWP — A former township police officer will not face criminal charges after an incident involving a resident. David Sitler, the former 20-year veteran and officer-in-charge of the township’s police department is not being charged after a two-month long investigation by state p...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Bucs' Law honored for lifetime contribution
CRANBERRY TWP — A former Pittsburgh Pirates champion was honored Tuesday evening in the township. Vern Law, who won the 1960 World Series with the Pirates as a starting pitcher, was given the Lifetime Contribution Award from the Brigham Young University Management Society's Pittsburgh chapte...

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Cranberry Obituaries | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
George W. Steding
George W. Steding, 91, of Cranberry Township passed away Nov. 28 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born March 8, 1925, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late George A. and Victoria Steding. George was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He loved animals. George was an overall good-...

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Our Opinion | December 7, 2016
Fake news is a real threat: Always consider the source
“Perception is reality,” Republican political consultant Lee Atwater is famously quoted as saying. That’s never been more true than it is today, as fake news and online conspiracy theories allow people to pick and choose the reality in which they live. It’s time to start pus...

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Other Voices | December 7, 2016
Trump must put country before business interests
Donald Trump must choose: Be president, or be chairman of his company. He can’t do both without creating severe conflicts of interest, at the very least. At worst, Trump’s private holdings could undermine critical foreign policy and blatantly violate the Constitution. Like so much with ...

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Other Voices | December 7, 2016
The failure of our justice system
We got sucker punched. Not just the family of Walter Scott, who was shot in cold blood last year by a white South Carolina police officer. Not just black people, who can no longer shoulder this crucifix of injustice alone. All of us — every single red-blooded one of us who maintained an iota...

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Focus Features | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Lighthouse drive to benefit children
MIDDLESEX TWP — They've made a list and checked it twice at the Lighthouse Foundation. And this year it's a long one. Children that will be eligible for a toy or other gift from the Lightouse's toy drive this year number 1,100, said Cindy Cipoletti, the executive director of the Christian out...

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Potpourri | December 7, 2016
Potpourri
Church to host Nativity collection SARVER — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 409 Sarver Road, will host its second annual Nativity Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will walk through the sanctuary and view more than 100 Nativities in various styles,...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Requests made for band, choir
BUTLER TWP — The Butler School Board will explore ways to provide new choir robes and band uniforms at the request of the teachers, as discussed during an education committee meeting Monday night. Jeff Kroner, the band director, previously had approached the board about buying new band unifor...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Police warn about kidnapping hoax
KITTANNING — State police have issued a warning to residents in and around Armstrong County of a new scam: a kidnapping hoax. The swindle, police say, targets unknowing victims who are called and asked to send money to help a loved one. The callers will try to disguise their voices to persua...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Vehicle strikes woman in Mars, causing injury
MARS — A woman sustained minor injuries after a vehicle struck her on Crowe Avenue this morning. Butler County 911 records report the woman, whose name was unavailable, received a minor arm injury from the accident, which was reported at 7:19 a.m. She was taken to an unidentified hospital....

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Man flees blaze
EMLENTON — A basement fire spread and destroyed a two-story house Tuesday morning at 622 Center St. The fire started at 6:02 a.m., and the smell of smoke awakened the house’s lone occupant at the time, Wade Schaffer. Once he discovered the fire, he called 911 and left the house. Emlent...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Officers help Toys for Tots
Local law enforcement is doing its share to help Butler County children in need for the yuletide season. The Butler County sheriff’s office, Butler police, Butler Township police and Butler state police are holding a Toys for Tots Stuff a Cruiser collection 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at three ...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
County offices collect for kids
Three Butler County row offices are ensuring needy children receive a visit from Santa this year. Butler County Sheriff Mike Slupe credited Deputy Rick Nicholas for spurring the toy collection. Nicholas got the idea from a similar collection done with Pittsburgh police, where he was formerly emplo...

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Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
PITCHER SAYS SERVE OTHERS
CRANBERRY TWP — A former Pittsburgh Pirates champion was honored Tuesday evening in the township. Vern Law, who won the 1960 World Series with the Pirates as a starting pitcher, was given the Lifetime Contribution Award from the Brigham Young University Management Society's Pittsburgh chapter...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Pittsburgh bus service discussed
Commuter service to Pittsburgh was primary in transit plans outlined Tuesday by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Butler Transit Authority. The plans were part of a meeting in the Butler County Government Center to discuss short-term, midrange and long-term goals for the authority. John...

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Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Standard Ave. fire 'suspicious'
A fire Tuesday night that badly damaged an occupied rental home has been labeled “suspicious.” Firefighters were able to contain the roaring blaze to one room at 142 Standard Ave. “They did a (heck) of a job,” said Capt. Kevin McAfee of the Butler Fire Department. “W...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
Reporting Pearl Harbor
Seventy-five years ago tomorrow The Butler Eagle published an edition dominated by local and national tragedies, as the country awaited a response to the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and a family in Prospect mourned the death of four young children in a house fire. A day after ...

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Local News | December 7, 2016
KC board OKs transfer of old school
BRUIN — The Karns City School Board has approved an agreement to sell the closed Bruin Elementary to the Nonprofit Development Corporation of Butler County. A copy of the sales proposal was not immediately available, but Superintendent Eric Ritzert said the deal is for $1. The board unanimou...

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Local News | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Medication collected
Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard load prescription medication at the Butler County Government Center Tuesday morning. The district attorney’s office has medication drop-off boxes throughout the county for residents to dispose of unused medication. ...

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Pennsylvania | December 7, 2016
Lawyer says principal didn’t mean any harm
PITTSBURGH — The lawyer for a high school principal said his client didn’t mean to scare a special education student he’s accused of threatening. Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray was placed on leave last week after the 14-year-old boy produced a recording where Mu...

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Pennsylvania | December 7, 2016
State
U.S. judge to hear recount arguments PHILADELPHIA — The Green Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results will get its day in federal court. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond Tuesday ordered a Friday hearing to consider the party’s req...

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Pennsylvania | December 7, 2016
Auditor wants better guidelines for gas cash
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s auditor general said Tuesday the state should rein in what he called questionable spending of some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in fees from a natural gas drilling boom that have swelled local government coffers under a nearly five-year-old state law...

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National | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
With a smile, Biden says he’s not ruling out 2020
WASHINGTON — It’s more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he’s running for president in 2020. Maybe. “I’m going to run in 2020. For president. So, uh, what the hell, man,” the departing vice president told reporters ...

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National | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Pearl Harbor survivor recalls fear, anger
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor. Then a newlywed sailor, he recalled a Japanese plane flying low and slow in his direction as he rushed to his battleship from his home after hearing explosions and learning of ...

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National | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Warehouse fire investigated
OAKLAND, Calif. — Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies. The death toll in the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more t...

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National | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Trump promises to heal U.S.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — President-elect Donald Trump promised to “heal our divisions and unify our country” as he prepares to meet with some of the victims of last week's car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University. “When Americans are unified there is nothing we cannot do &#...

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International | December 7, 2016
Earthquake kills 100 in Indonesia
MEUREUDU, Indonesia — A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early today, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least...

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International | December 7, 2016
2 cities reconcile, overcome Pearl Harbor legacy
TOKYO — Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Tatsunobu Isoda, the mayor of Nagaoka, Japan, will lay flowers at the main memor...

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Police Reports | December 7, 2016
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police Monday — Stephanie L. Werner, 47, of Butler was charged with drunken driving stemming from a wreck Oct. 29 when her car struck two parked vehicles in the 200 block of East Brady Street. Her 9-year-old son w...

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News Extra | December 7, 2016
Cyclist suffers injury after crash
Butler police are investigating a bicycle crash Wednesday night that landed a city man in the hospital. John Graham, 23, suffered an apparent head injury shortly before 10:15 p.m. when he collided with an unidentified pickup truck as he rode his bike from Walker Avenue onto Brugh Avenue, city polic...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Did the same man rob a local convenience store twice?
:SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — State police are calling an unknown man suspected of robbing the same convenience store twice in four days daring and potentially dangerous. “This is someone that's desperate,” said Trooper Randolph Guy. “It's somebody that obviously nee...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Memorial fund honors Ruch
HARMONY — The historical society is honoring a former community leader this month. A memorial fund has been set up to honor the late John Ruch, Historic Harmony’s longtime president, to go with a $10,000 matching grant recently received from an anonymous donor. Ruch died in November af...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Inmates allegedly had drugs in prison
Two inmates find themselves in deeper trouble after guards found drugs in their cells at the Butler County Prison, authorities said. Arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance by an inmate were Scott W. Braden,34, of Meadville, Crawford County; and Darin L. Burke,...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Suspect held in prison as police unravel case
CHERRY TWP — A quarter-million dollar bail is keeping a township man in the Butler County Prison on charges of harboring a 16-year-old runaway boy. For now, Joseph A. Betz, 64, is charged with a felony count of interference with the custody of a child. State police, however, acknowledge he c...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Matmen on the rise
The numbers are back up. So are the aspirations. Butler has 26 wrestlers on its varsity roster this season after having fewer than 20 the previous two years. “Our junior high numbers are good, too,” 24th-year varsity head coach Scott Stoner said. “Donnie Geibel has about 34 kids ...

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Digital Media Exclusive | December 7, 2016
Convenience store robbed twice in 4 days
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — For the second time in four days, the same convenience store has been the target of an armed robbery. State police believe Wednesday night’s holdup at the Tic Toc Food Mart on Ellwood Road is related to a similar crime last weekend. No one was injure...

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Death Notices | December 7, 2016
Death Notices
The Rev. Richard E. Bartmas, Cabot John M. Harrison, Butler Duane R. Holler, Slippery Rock Carl “Tom” Pieper, Saxonburg Steven R. Tr...

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Birthday Tributes | December 7, 2016
Robert Blair “Fuzz” Kniess
In loving memory of Robert Blair “Fuzz” Kniess on his 100th birthday, December 7. You were the kind of father and grandfather To leave lovely memories behind And special days, like your birthday, Bring fond memories to mind And memories are possessions That time can never destroy ...

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Birthday Tributes | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Martha J. Emerick
In memory of Martha J. Emerick. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Mother, That we do not think of you. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. A silent thought, a secret...

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Birthday Tributes | December 7, 2016
Darryl Miller
In loving memory of our beloved Darryl Miller whose birthday is December 7. Today is your birthday, But it’s not like before, Because you see, Darryl, You aren’t with us anymore. There won’t be a cake Or any presents for you, Just eyes full of tears And hearts sad and blue....

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cierra Marie Burrows
In loving memory of our beloved Cierra Marie Burrows who passed away seven years ago today. The moment that you died our hearts were torn in two. One side filled with heartache, the other died with you. We often lie awake at night, when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane ...

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Catherine Elizabeth (Rodgers) Plaisted
In loving memory of our beloved Catherine Elizabeth (Rodgers) Plaisted who passed away four years ago today. September 14, 1978 - December 7, 2012 Sadly missed and loved by, Mom, Dad, Connie, Charlie III, Autumn, Charlie IV, Dylan, Sons, Louis and Dominic ...

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cierra Burrows
In loving memory of our beloved Cierra Burrows who passed away seven years ago today. Sadly missed and loved, Mom and Don ...

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Bessie L. Griffith
In loving memory of our beloved Bessie L. Griffith, mom and grandma, who passed away one year ago today. A million times we’ve missed you, A million times we’ve cried, If love could have saved you, You never would have died. Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say,...

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cierra Marie Burrows
In loving memory of my daughter, Cierra Marie Burrows, who passed away seven years ago today. Somewhere up in Heaven the sun is shining bright. The angels sing so beautifully and everything’s just right. But here on Earth our hearts break as we remember you this day, You were needed up in ...

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In Memoriams | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Rose (Hicky) Fennell
In loving memory of our dear mother,grandmother, Rose (Hicky) Fennell, who passed away 35 years ago, December 7, 1981. We live today with memories of days when you were here. We miss you still and always will throughout each day and year. You meant so very much to us that nothing we can say, Can...

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Professional Baseball | December 7, 2016
Red Sox deal for pitcher Sale
OXON HILL, Md. — The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm. So now that Chris Sale got traded, baseball executives are trying to figure out who’s next. Andrew McCutchen is still available, perhaps th...

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Professional Baseball | December 7, 2016
MLB postseason shares decline for second time
NEW YORK — The value of a full postseason share on the World Series champions declined for the second straight year. A full share on the Chicago Cubs following the team’s first title since 1908 was worth $368,872, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday. That is down from $370,069...

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Professional Basketball | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Playing some bonus basketball
LATROBE — Bobby Swartwout will graduate from Saint Vincent College with a business management degree in less than two weeks. His basketball career has already moved on. The Butler graduate is playing for the Steel City Yellow Jackets, a Pittsburgh-based franchise in the American Basketball A...

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Professional Football | December 7, 2016
1994 Heisman winner Salaam found dead
Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program’s history. ̶...

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Professional Football | December 7, 2016
Cockrell becomes No. 1 corner
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach, as he likes to say, prefers not to “paint with a broad brush.” Only when the season is over will Tomlin widen out the lens. Still, even with a month to go Tomlin acknowledged the responsibilities pla...

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Professional Hockey | December 7, 2016
Crosby enjoying scoring binge
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby can’t seem to find the right word for what’s happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. He would rather just enjoy a hot streak that is bordering on absurd even by his remarkably high standar...

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College Football | December 7, 2016
Dukes defeated by RMU, 64-60
PITTSBURGH — Isaiah Still converted a layup with 15 seconds left and Clive Allen hit four straight free throws as Robert Morris held off Duquesne, 64-60 in the Colonials at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night. Mike Lewis II hit a 3-pointer with 3:32 left to tie the game at 55-55 and hit a layup wi...

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College Football | December 7, 2016
Utley entering college grid HOF
NEW YORK — A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer. Ask him about the way the game has changed over the ye...

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High School Basketball | December 7, 2016
Girls Basketball Rosters
A-C Valley Name Ht. Pos. Yr. Emma Fox 5-4 G Jr. Brook Irwin 5-6 F-G Jr. Allie Sherman 5-7 G Jr. Ellie Thompson 5-8 F-G Jr. Annie Viertel 5-0 G Jr. Olivia Boocks 5-6 G So. Madelyn Dittman 5-7 F So. Kylee Eaton 5-9 F So. Cami McNany 5-3 G-F So. Angelina Pierotti 5-6 F So. Chloe Dittman 5-3...

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High School Basketball | December 7, 2016
Girls Basketball Schedules
A-C VALLEY Dec. 9-at Reynolds, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10-at West Middlesex, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 13-MONITEAU, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16-REDBANK VALLEY, 6 p.m.; Dec. 19-BROCKWAY, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 21-UNION, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4-at Karns City, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 6-at Keystone, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 13-CLARION, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 18-at ...

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High School Basketball | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Making a difference
SLIPPERY ROCK — Ryan Dutton was coming off a dynamic sophomore football season where he was a force on defense. But he decided to hang up the cleats and instead focus on basketball. “I felt as if I was going to be a better basketball player,” Dutton said. “It didn’t t...

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High School Basketball | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Star power
Talk about star power. Plenty of standout talent returns to the Butler County area for the 2016-17 girls basketball season. Among them are PIAA Class A Player of the Year Sam Breen of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Jenna Kunst of Butler, Emily Hegedus of Karns City, Erin Danik of Seneca Valley, La...

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Hunting | December 7, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Hunters Harvest
Logan Hughes, 10, of West Sunbury, harvested a 6-point buck in Concord Township. It was Logan’s first deer. ...

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In Brief | December 7, 2016
In Brief
Prospect League hires commissioner Dennis Bastien has been hired as new commissioner of the Prospect League, the summer collegiate wooden bat circuit that houses the Butler BlueSox. Bastien has 20 years of minor league baseball experience as a franchise owner, operator and general manager. ...

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Trivia | December 7, 2016
Trivia
How many professional boxing matches did Muhammad Ali lose? ...

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Scoreboard | December 7, 2016
Events
Wednesday Bowling Seneca Valley at Knoch, 3:30 p.m. Butler at Mars, 3:30 p.m. College Basketball Butler County Community College (women) at Jamestown, 5 p.m. Butler County Community College at Jamestown, 7 p.m. Thursday Hockey Bethel Park vs. Seneca Valley, 9 p.m., Baierl Comp...

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