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Town & County | February 10, 2016
Town and County
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Bulletin Board | February 10, 2016
BULLETIN BOARD

Today

Fish and Chicken Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saxonburg Fire Hall, 210 Horne Ave., Saxonburg. Takeout available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. by calling 724-352-9948. Sponsored by Saxonburg Fireman’s Auxiliary. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 20...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Women vets are the focus at VA event
The focus was on wellness for women veterans Friday afternoon at an annual event attended by nearly 30 veterans who are part of one of VA Butler Healthcare’s most quickly-growing demographics. David Cord, the system’s executive director, said he expects women veterans as a percentage of...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
59-house developement gets Cranberry approval
CRANBERRY TWP — The township supervisors Thursday night approved a 59-house residential development. Forest Edge is planned for 65 acres near the intersection of Hope Road and Woodlawn Road. The developer, Singer Construction, plans to split the construction into two phases. Each phase will...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
County jobless rate falls to ’08 pre-recession level
Unemployment in Butler County is at its lowest level since 2008. In December, the unemployment rate in the county was 4.2 percent. January 2008 was the last time unemployment hit 4.2 percent. Rick Tannery, a business professor at Slippery Rock University, said the reason for this low number likely...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
Girl will be youth correspondent
FAIRFAX, Va. — Cassianna Buzzelli, a student at Mars High School, was selected to represent Gibsonia as a national youth correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in Virginia. Cassianna was chosen based on her academic accomplishments and ...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
Community news

Comedy show set at Zelie library

ZELIENOPLE — Gene Collier and Sean Collier will perform a stand-up comedy routine Feb. 27 to benefit Zelienople Public Library. The event, presented by the Hungarian Beneficial Society, will be at the American Legion, 308 W. New Castle St. Tickets ...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SCHOOL NEWS

Fassinger receives great teacher award

ADAMS TWP — Charlesa Fassinger, an advanced French IV/gifted education teacher and National Honor Society sponsor at the Mars High School, was selected to receive a St. Vincent College Great Teacher Award. The college's Great Teacher Recognitio...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
Conno Twp. mulls $14.8M sewer plan
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — Updates to the township’s long-term sewer service plan include a multi-million-dollar proposal that would construct a public treatment system to serve some areas of the municipality. The cost of the project is estimated at $14.8 million, and the township’s Ac...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Students take roles of saints
ZELIENOPLE — Parents and students were graced with the presence of saints Friday at St. Gregory Catholic School. Twenty-three fifth graders dressed as canonized saints of the Catholic Church who they researched as part of the Saints Alive presentation. The program was part of the school's ce...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Women taught defensive skills
CRANBERRY TWP — A brother sister duo who live in the township want to give women the self-confidence to defend themselves. Daniel Piocquidio and Lisa Johnson have been teaching their one-hour self-defense seminar “Fearless Female” since 2012. On Feb. 2 they taught a group at the ...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
Traffic roundabout slated at intersection
CRANBERRY TWP — The township this year will install a road roundabout at the intersection of North Boundary and Marshall roads. The supervisors Thursday night voted to put a contract for the project out to bid. The intersection currently is a two-way stop with stop signs on Marshall Road. T...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SV hosts JROTC drill competition
JACKSON TWP — When students compete in sports, the audience generally is loud and crazy. However, for the 200 students who participated in a JROTC drill competition Saturday at Seneca Valley Middle School, the audience was silent. Maj. Mark Carrington, who is in charge of the Butler High Sch...

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Cranberry Local News | February 10, 2016
Zelie considers stop signs, 1-way street
ZELIENOPLE — Borough residents might see traffic flow changes soon. Borough council voted Monday to seek an ordinance to install stop signs at several intersections and to make Peach Street a one-way road northbound to Hazel Street. The decision to have stop signs installed comes after studi...

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Cranberry Local Sports | February 10, 2016
Sidelines

Learn to Swim taking sign-ups

JACKSON TWP — Registration has opened for the Seneca Valley Swim Club’s Learn to Swim program. The program is available for children ages 4 and up. Saturday morning sessions are April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Visit www.swimsvsc.org to register and fo...

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Cranberry Local Sports | February 10, 2016
Riding momentum
ADAMS TWP — Mars girls basketball coach Dana Petruska admits she is surprised at how the season has played out so far. Not that she's complaining. With Thursday's 61-57 win over Hampton, the Planets grabbed a share of the Section 1-AAA title. They will enter the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs with...

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Cranberry Local Sports | February 10, 2016
Trojans stay hot with road win
BUTLER TWP — Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's start to the 2015-16 boys basketball season hardly looked promising. Losses by 32 points to Mars, 21 points to Penn Hills and 25 points to Gateway were soon compounded by an 0-5 record. The losing didn't last. The Trojans (14-8) wound up winning ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
A new Colonial
JACKSON TWP — When it came time to be seen by college recruiters, Lexus Lambert could not be spotted. The Seneca Valley senior was on the sidelines during Cup soccer season last spring, recovering from a torn ACL suffered during basketball season in January. “My goal since I was a litt...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016
RELIGION

Lenten dinner and speaker series set

CRANBERRY TWP — Dutilh Church, 1270 Dutilh Road, will hold its annual Lenten dinner and speaker series Feb. 17 to March 16. The series will include dinner at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by a speaker at 7 p.m. There is a separate children̵...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 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@zoominternet.net. Adams Township Adams Township Supervisors — 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of every month at the township bu...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016
COMMUNITY NEWS

Computer classes offered at library

CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Library, 2525 Rochester Road, will offer free computer classes at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the library computer lab. Each class will be one-and-a-half to two hours long. The class schedule is: Saturday: Introduction to Co...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SR native seeks hunting tales for new book
A Slippery Rock native and artist is hoping his latest project will allow him to share his, and others' hunting memories with an audience. Matthew Forrest, the son of Larry and Linda Forrest of Slippery Rock, is asking for people to send him their stories of hunting in Western Pennsylvania. Forres...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Ministry sews to bring comfort
CRANBERRY TWP — If comfort can be measured in blankets, then the Comfort Blanket Ministry of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, has provided plenty of it. Barbara McCarthy, pastoral associate at the church and founder of the group, estimated by the end of January the gr...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 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 Feb 15. Anyone 60 or older can re...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT
Mindy Marsh SCHOOL: Evans City Middle School GRADE: Five and six learning support EXPERIENCE: Was kindergarten through sixth grade autistic support teacher at Ambridge Area School District for four years HOMETOWN: Cranberry Township RESIDENCE: Cranberry Township FAMILY: Married to my husband,...

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Cranberry Living | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
GRADUATES
Kristie Shulsky graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a doctor of education in administrative leadership with a superintendent’s letter of eligibility. Shulsky earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and an English certificate from S...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Hydrants coming to Middlesex
MIDDLESEX TWP — The fire hydrants being installed along Route 8 will benefit the entire township, according to the fire chief. Dave Metz, chief of the Middlesex Township Volunteer Fire Company, said the new hydrants could be used to fill tanker trucks to fight a fire elsewhere. “The fi...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
State senators cite risk in Kane staying on job
HARRISBURG — Two state senators representing Butler County lamented the failure Wednesday of a Senate attempt to remove embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. Elder Vogel, R-47th, and Scott Hutchinson, R-21st, called the vote's failure disappointing and Kane's continued s...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Miller’s time
JACKSON TWP — All Gabe Miller had to do was not lose. Well, not lose badly. With a 30-25 lead heading into the 220-pound and final match of the night, the Seneca Valley sophomore just needed to avoid getting pinned to secure a wrestling win for the Raiders over Hempfield. Miller wiggled out...

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Cranberry Obituaries | February 10, 2016
Death Notices
Dwight William Allerton, 99, of Harmony, formerly of Prospect and Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony. ——— Esther M. Hamilton, 87, of Valencia passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Allegheny General Hospital. —̵...

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Cranberry Obituaries | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Raymond Melder
Raymond John Melder, 80, of Cranberry Township sadly passed away Sunday. He was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Pittsburgh. He was the beloved husband of Joanne Dixon Melder for 58 years; the proud and cherished father of Raymond (Cathy), David, Dana Osselborn (Ron) and Richard; the dear “Pappy”...

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Our Opinion | February 10, 2016
Something’s missing from Prospect water sales pitch
Take a good look at the water project that Prospect borough council is proposing. Something doesn’t add up. They’re discussing a $3.2 million water line through the heart of Prospect. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which operates Moraine State Park, has comm...

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Other Voices | February 10, 2016
Other Voices
Maybe they’re looking for leprechauns. More U.S. corporations are moving their headquarters overseas, in particular, to Ireland. The latest to depart is global car parts supplier Johnson Controls. Reported the New York Times, “Johnson Controls said it was renouncing its United States co...

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Other Voices | February 10, 2016
Drafting for a better military, country
The commandant of the Marines and the Army’s chief of staff testified before a congressional committee last week that they would like to see women register for the draft. That follows the December order from the secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, that all front-line combat units must be open...

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Other Voices | February 10, 2016
Feminist icons not helping Hillary Clinton
I have spent most of my adult life feeling grateful to Gloria Steinem, whose clear-headedness and apt prose helped turn me into the feminist I am today. She has devoted her life to making the world a better place for women, and has, in many spectacular ways, succeeded. Women run for president. We l...

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Focus Features | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Man makes costume, joins the Dark Side
Derek Flinner is Darth Vader. “It's a dream come true,” said the 35-year-old Prospect man. While many people might pick the iconic Star Wars bad guy as a Halloween costume or for dress-up, Flinner is one of the elite few in this area who took the extra step — a year and the half ...

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Potpourri | February 10, 2016
Potpourri

Portersville plans information night

PORTERSVILLE — Portersville Christian School, 343 E. Portersville Road, will host an information night and open house at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 in the church for families interested in enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year. The school also is ...

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Weddings | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Butch, Bumgardner
Lauren Elizabeth Butch of Butler and Luke William Bumgardner of Wexford were united in marriage Aug. 15 at Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley. The Rev. Joseph R. McCaffrey officiated. A reception followed at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont. The bride is the daughter of Davi...

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Time Capsules | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
BROTHER ACT
Bill O’Donnell, right, Butler Sports Hall of Fame president, congratulates Mrs. Craig Saul Sr. as two more of her sons are inducted in the hall on Feb. 7, 1976. From left are Ron and Rich, inducted that night, and Bill, who was inducted in 1968. ...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Man accused of selling fake cocaine in Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — A 25-year-old Beaver County man is accused by township police of selling counterfeit cocaine on two occasions. Michael Vigna of Baden Friday waived to court two felony charges of selling a noncontrolled substance and representing it as a controlled substance and felony crimina...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Man allegedly sells marijuana to informant
CRANBERRY TWP — A 23-year-old man is accused of selling marijuana to a police informant. Tanner Bishop of Allison Park on Friday waived to court charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and felony use of a communications facility. The informant on March 3, 2015, while under sur...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
In Brief

Public meeting slated Thursday

CLEARFIELD TWP — Anyone interested in helping to start a community center at the closed Clearfield Elementary School can attend a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clearfield Township building, 103 McGrady Road. It is sponsored by a group le...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Mars mulls bond issue
ADAMS TWP — The Mars School Board is considering taking out a bond issue of up to $9 million to pay for upgrades and construction projects. Financial professionals from Janney Montgomery Scott told the board Tuesday night that while experts expected interest rates to have increased, they are ...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Suspects are no strangers to police, jail
Trouble with the law is nothing new to the two Armstrong County men charged in the death of their alleged accomplice during last month's suspected drug rip-off scheme gone wrong in Adams Township. At just 24-years-old each, Jacob M. Adams of Kittanning and McKinley W. Berry of Ford City both have l...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Police dog bites officer
A Butler Township police officer was bitten by a Butler City police dog Saturday while the two departments were serving a warrant at a home on Ewing Street. Township Police Chief John Hays said the incident happened about 1:30 p.m. while the two departments were searching a home in the 100 block of...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Company to evaluate stadium bleachers
CHERRY TWP — The Moniteau School Board on Monday night awarded a $21,400 contract to the Senate Engineering Co. of Pittsburgh to evaluate the high school's stadium bleachers and stairs and assess the related stormwater runoff. The firm also will develop repair specifications that can be used ...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
In Brief

Movie screening follows wine walk

GROVE CITY — Grove City College will host a screening of the movie “Many Beautiful Things” at the Guthrie Theater at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 following Olde Town Grove City’s 7th annual Wine Walk. The movie follows protagonist Lilias Trotter...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Pension fund loses about $4 million
Butler County’s employee pension fund lost about $4 million in January due to a downturn in the stock market. However, county Controller Ben Holland said this will not cause any short-term or long-term issues. Holland said the plan finished January with about $170.2 million. The plan finishe...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
SR solicitor refutes trash deal claims
SLIPPERY ROCK — Borough solicitor Neva Stotler pushed back Tuesday against critics of the municipality’s garbage collection contract, saying their concerns are based on misinformation. Borough residents Chuck Brochetti and Itzi Meztli, who is a former council member and who voted to app...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Pgh. North Regional Chamber celebrates
ALLEGHENY COUNTY — The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber honored a number of people Tuesday evening at its annual meeting and awards ceremony for 2015 at the Holy Trinity Center. Five Business Excellence Awards were presented. The Distinguished Business Award was given to Hosanna Industries...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Zelie considers stop signs, 1-way street
ZELIENOPLE — Borough residents may see traffic flow changes soon. Borough council voted Monday night for an ordinance to install stop signs at several intersections and to make Peach Street a one-way road northbound to Hazel Street. The decision to have stop signs installed comes after studie...

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Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Judge orders trial in murder case
EVANS CITY — A tapping on the window outside his Adams Township rental home in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 drew 18-year-old Jeremy C. Hughes Jr.'s curiosity. The voices demanding, “Open up. Open up,” moments later, drew his concern. Hughes walked to the window and peeked o...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Lawmakers rip budget
A caustic shellacking of state lawmakers and a $33.3 billion 2016-17 state budget proposal by Gov. Tom Wolf did not sit well Tuesday with legislators representing Butler County. In a confrontational address that blamed a looming $2 billion structural deficit on “dime store magic tricks”...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Man allegedly grew marijuana in trailer
CRANBERRY TWP — A 30-year-old man is facing numerous felony charges after getting busted twice allegedly for growing marijuana in the same trailer. Aaron Butler, who has a Tarentum address although court records indicate he was living in a trailer on Route 19 in the township, Friday waived to...

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Local News | February 10, 2016
Dispute leads to arrest
BUTLER TWP — A man used his 275-pound body to hold down his girlfriend while preventing her getaway during a weekend domestic dispute at their home on Campbell Avenue, police said. John Prementine, 62, later was arrested but not before he allegedly hit a family member of the woman who tried t...

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Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Pretty in pink
Terry Davis of the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department paints the girls shower area of the bathhouse at Alameda Waterpark Tuesday. Though spring is supposed to be just around the corner, temperatures may drop below zero this weekend. ...

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Local News | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
New club plans volleyball event
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP — A newly formed club at Slippery Rock High School is planning a volleyball tournament and bake sale this month. The school's Interact Club had its inaugural ceremony Jan. 13, inducting 29 new members. The ceremony featured guest speakers from Slippery Rock and Portersvill...

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Pennsylvania | February 10, 2016
Hoops team can play during hazing probe
LEECHBURG — The Leechburg Area School Board voted to let a high school basketball team play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade. The board also Tuesday night voted to hire an independent law firm to review the allegations. Leechburg police Chief Mike...

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Pennsylvania | February 10, 2016
Funding included for C-17 squadron
PITTSBURGH — The budget sent by President Obama to Congress on Tuesday includes $85 million to establish a squadron of C-17 carbon planes at a Western Pennsylvania Air Force base. Local officials hailed the decision to add the squadron to the 911th Airlift Wing, which is based at Pittsburgh I...

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Pennsylvania | February 10, 2016
2 Pennsylvania residents test positive for Zika
HARRISBURG — Two female Pennsylvania residents tested positive for the Zika virus, however they are mild cases and the public is not as risk, health authorities said Tuesday. The two had recently traveled outside the U.S. to places affected by the ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus...

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Pennsylvania | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
‘A ticking time bomb’ Gov. Wolf warns of fiscal crisis
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania’s finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July. The first-term ...

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National | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Kelly rejects budget plan
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-3rd, of Butler issued these comments in response to President Obama’s federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. “President Obama’s latest and final budget confirms that he is no longer interested in governing in reality and has left s...

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National | February 10, 2016
Obama unveils $4.1 trillion budget
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. The progressive wish list, which comes as the nation&...

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National | February 10, 2016
Gas to average less than $2
For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday. They can thank the huge glut of oil around the globe. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its monthly short-term energy outlook that regul...

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National | February 10, 2016
In Brief

Postal Service reports profit

WASHINGTON — A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations have temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service. The post office reported a $307 million profit between October and December of 2015,...

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National | February 10, 2016
Plan put on hold
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republi...

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National | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer
SAN DIEGO — For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn’t remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his version ...

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National | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Trump, Sanders post resounding N.H. wins
MANCHESTER, N.H. — For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning. The billionaire political novice Tuesday posted a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of putting America on top and turning politics on its...

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Police Reports | February 10, 2016
Police reports
These items have been collected from various police departments.

Butler Police

Monday — Police obtained an arrest warrant for William C. Parsons, 29, no known address, in connection with a suspected weekend domestic assault at a home in the 300 block of Wagner Avenue. Parsons is ac...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | February 10, 2016
Tomorrow's Headlines
1. A life-long resident of Zelienople is donating $100,000 to the borough for upkeep of the community swimming pool. 2. Butler County has filed a $10.9-million lawsuit against 15 phone providers for not billing and collecting 911 assessment charges. ...

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News Extra | February 10, 2016
County sues phone providers
Butler County filed a $10.9-million lawsuit against 15 phone providers for not billing and collecting 911 assessment charges. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in county court, seeks to recover six years of funds. The charges are added to phone bills to help pay for the county’s 911 operations. Da...

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News Extra | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Senate vote fails to oust AG Kane
HARRISBURG — State senators have failed to muster enough votes to remove state Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. It’s a win for the embattled prosecutor who’s fighting criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material. The Senate voted 29-19 Wednesday in favor of a ...

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News Extra | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Tractor-trailer accident closes down Interstate 80
IRWIN TWP, Venango County — A six-mile stretch of Interstate 80's westbound lanes are closed down just north of Butler County due to a tractor-trailer accident. Three tractor-trailers were involved in the crash, which occurred in the westbound lanes near mile-marker 30 at about 9:30 a.m., acc...

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News Extra | February 10, 2016
Public now has more time to talk to county commissioners
The Butler County commissioners are giving you twice the opportunities to talk publicly with them. They are adding back the public comment period at the end of their meetings. The commissioners have had a public talk session at the start of their meetings, but in 2013 they eliminated a second such...

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Digital Media Exclusive | February 10, 2016
Zelie man donates to pool
A lifelong Zelienople resident made a large donation this week for the borough's pool renovation and replacement project. Tom Murray has donated $100,000 to the pool, which is planned to be larger with more amenities and landscaping improvements. "I’ve been active with the community park for...

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Digital Media Exclusive | February 10, 2016
Man allegedly grew marijuana in trailer
CRANBERRY TWP — A 30-year-old man is facing numerous felony charges after getting busted twice allegedly for growing marijuana in the same trailer. Aaron Butler, who has a Tarentum address although court records indicate he was living in a trailer on Route 19 in the township, Friday waived to...

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Death Notices | February 10, 2016
Death Notices
Fred J. Baehr Jr., McCandless Township Melanie Eileen Dunkle, Sligo Cheryl Ann Hall Ehrhart, Portersville Mary C. Gracie, Mars William Bruce Jer...

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Birthday Tributes | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Skip Deal
In loving memory of Skip Deal whose birthday is February 10, 1931. Dear Skip, Your birthday is sad since we are apart, But to us this day will always have a special place in our hearts. Just a little prayer to God above, please give our dear Skip, all our love on his birthday. Sadly missed by...

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In Memoriams | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Jason Merkner, Anne Hollack
My son Jason Merkner, February 10, 1999 My mother Anne Hollack, February 12, 2011 Wonderful memories and love for you are in our hearts forever and never be forgotten. Dearly loved and missed, Barb Silhanek ...

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Professional Football | February 10, 2016
Broncos enjoy victory parade
DENVER — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five. The Broncos general manager, however, won’t have much time to celebrate. Fresh challenges await the architect of Denver’s third NFL championship. Job No. 1 is keeping this de...

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Professional Football | February 10, 2016
Browns defend handling of Manziel
CLEVELAND — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel’s late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report that they lied about the injur...

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Professional Hockey | February 10, 2016
Malkin stays out for week
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin’s lower-body injury will keep him out at least the rest of the week. Coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday that Malkin will miss Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers and a road trip through Carolina and Florida this weekend...

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College Basketball | February 10, 2016
WVU bows, 75-65, to No. 6 Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. — West Virginia had an opportunity to make some history at Kansas. Instead, the Mountaineers met the same fate as teams in the 36 consecutive games before them. Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and the sixth-ranked Jayhawks beat No....

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College Basketball | February 10, 2016
Duquesne falls short of upset
DAYTON, Ohio — Down by a dozen points with only a few minutes left, No. 19 Dayton finally got around to playing shutdown defense. Scoochie Smith hit a 3-pointer that put Dayton ahead to stay as the Flyers overcame a late 12-point deficit and beat Duquesne 76-74 on Tuesday night. The Flyers (...

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College Basketball | February 10, 2016
Curry, Warriors improve to 47-4
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State starters got a big boost from their bench. Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors put away the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of a 123-110 victory Tuesday night. Even with a remarkable 47-4 record, Gol...

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College Basketball | February 10, 2016
Pitt falls in final seconds
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Annoyed about his team’s effort, Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga grabbed a ball in the locker room at halftime and challenged his players one by one to wrestle it away from him. The impromptu drill gave the Hurricanes some needed energy, which carried over to a...

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High School Basketball | February 10, 2016
WPIAL basketball tourney set
GREEN TREE — John Castello remembers watching the group of seniors led by Garrett Ashbaugh, Matt Getsy and Josh Goetz when he was a freshman. What struck him about the trio — and the rest of that Mars boys basketball team — was how hard they worked, even in practice. “They ...

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High School Wrestling | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Senior’s night
BUTLER TWP — On Senior Night, leave it to a senior to lead the way. Butler 160-pound wrestler Hank Finan had one of four Golden Tornado pins Tuesday night — recording his in 31 seconds — in helping his team post a 52-16 dual match victory over Armstrong. “For a while now, I...

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Other High School Sports | February 10, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Jones leading Knights in pool
BUTLER TWP — Two individual wins and a hand in a pair of relay victories. It is the type of effort Knoch swimming coach Rick Hassler has come to expect out of senior Abby Jones. Jones won the 200 and 500 freestyle events and helped the Knights' girls capture the 200 medley and 400 freestyle ...

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High School Round Up | February 10, 2016
Hegedus, Gibson lift KC girls, 54-45
Emily Hegedus scored 18 points and LeeAnn Gibson added 17 as the Karns City girls basketball team downed Redbank Valley 54-45 Tuesday night. Mackenzie Craig added 12 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Gremlins (20-2), who will play North Clarion at 8 p.m. Friday in the KSAC Championship ga...

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In Brief | February 10, 2016
In Brief

N.C. coach Williams suffers vertigo attack

BOSTON — North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was feeling both thankful to be alive, and proud of how his team responded in the aftermath of a vertigo attack that forced him to watch most of the second half of the Tar Heels’ 68-65...

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Notices | February 10, 2016
Basketball tryouts
CRANBERRY TWP — The Steel City Warriors will hold AAU boys basketball tryouts from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Kilian School on Franklin Road. Call coach Daryl Givner at 704-778-6230 for more information. ...

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Trivia | February 10, 2016
Trivia
What Pro Bowl receiver caught the first touchdown pass of Tom Brady's career? ...

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Scoreboard | February 10, 2016
EVENTS
Wednesday Boys Basketball Karns City at Redbank Valley, 6 p.m. Moniteau at Union, 6 p.m. Keystone at A-C Valley, 6 p.m. Wrestling Hempfield at Seneca Valley, 7 p.m. Knoch at Shaler, 7 p.m. Slippery Rock at Oil City, 6 p.m. Bowling Butler at Karns City, 3:30 p.m. Mars at Seneca Vall...

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Scoreboard | February 10, 2016
HOCKEY
By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 54 32 16 6 70 155 123 Tampa Bay 53 29 20 4 62 142 130 Detroit 53 27 18 8 62 134 134 Boston 53 28 19 6 62 157 147 Montreal 55 27 24 4 58 151 146 Ottawa 54 25 23 6 56 157 170 Buffalo 54 21...

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Scoreboard | February 10, 2016
BOWLING
Petroleum Valley Men’s Standings: Penreco I 18-6, Andreassi Gas 17.5-6.5, Penreco II 13-11, Gibby’s 13-11, This Side of the River 13-11, Riverstone Lounge & Grill13-11, Buzards Funeral Service 12-12, Hillwig’s Flowers 11-13, Seigworth Supply 9.5-14.5 High men’s series-Duane...

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Scoreboard | February 10, 2016
BASKETBALL
By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 35 16 .686 — Boston 31 23 .574 5 New York 23 32 .418 14 Brooklyn 14 39 .264 22 Philadelphia 8 44 .154 27 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 30 24 .556 — Miami 29 24 .547 C...

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Scoreboard | February 10, 2016
GOLF
Feb. 4-7 — Waste Management Phoenix Open (Hideki Matsuyama) Feb. 11-14 — AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Pebble Beach GL-Spyglass Hill GC-Monterey Peninsula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif. Feb. 18-21 — Northern Trust Open, Riviera CC, Los Angeles. Feb. 25-28 — Hond...

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Youth Sports | February 10, 2016
Youth Sports
Gavin Rush, 8, of Connoquenessing, took second place in his weight class at the Dubois Junior Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. Rush competed in the 8-under, 66-pound division. ...

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