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Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015

Arts & Ent. Features | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
People
LONDON — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper published over the weekend, Anthony Horowitz, the author of the new Bond novel “Trigge...

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Verse of the Day | September 2, 2015
Verse
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. ...

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Chuckle of the day | September 2, 2015
Chuckle
Why is it the minute your ship comes in there’s a dockworkers’ strike? ...

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Town & County | September 2, 2015
Town and County
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY today is Renee Yanssens, 50, of Clay Township. ...

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Business Briefs | September 2, 2015
In Brief
BRACKENRIDGE — Contract talks will resume this month between the United Steelworkers union and Allegheny Technologies. Allegheny Technologies has locked out roughly 2,200 workers at 12 plants in Pennsylvania and five other states. The lockout began Aug. 15. The workers' last contract expired ...

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Bulletin Board | September 2, 2015
Bulletin Board
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 Grange, 150 N. Benbrook Road. AL-ANON MEETING, 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2217 Chicora Road, Chicora. ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
FRAUD CASES
A former Butler County real estate agent has been federally indicted on charges he hid assets from bankruptcy court then used some of the money to buy a $350,000 home in Florida. Gregory Makozy, the previous owner of A1 Mortgage in Cranberry Township, is to appear Sept. 8 in federal district court ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Connoquenessing man killed in ATV accident
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — A 58-year-old township man was killed Saturday when the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was riding flipped and landed on top of him on a dirt road off Woodlands Road in Connoquenessing Township. William S. Kirmeyer Jr., had left his nearby home about 3 p.m. to go ridin...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Turn lanes may help traffic flow
EVANS CITY — State and municipal officials hope the temporary left turn lanes added to Main Street will alleviate some of the traffic backups that have long plagued motorists, most of whom use Route 68 to commute between Butler and southwest Butler County. The state Department of Transportati...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Community Carnival 4-day event kicks off in Seven Fields
SEVEN FIELDS — Residents will have a chance to celebrate the end of summer at the sixth annual Community Day Carnival. The carnival starts Wednesday at the Seven Fields Town Park and runs until Saturday night. Borough manager Tom Smith said the carnival has grown each year. “Overall...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Cranberry offers look at police dept.
CRANBERRY TWP — Community members will have a chance to go behind the scenes of the police department at the township managers coffee gathering. On Sept. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., township Manager Jerry Andree, along with senior officers of the Cranberry Public Safety Department, will host a...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Longer, wider bridge reopens in Middlesex
MIDDLESEX TWP — The first of 558 state bridges set to be replaced in a public-private partnership opened in the township Friday morning. The West Cruikshank Road bridge crossing over Glade Run had been closed since mid-June. “One down, 557 to go,” said Dan Galvin, a spokesman for...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
County residents plan trip to see pope
The visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia next month for the World Meeting of Families will be witnessed by a number of the faithful from Butler County. The pontiff will spend Sept. 26 and 27 in Philadelphia. His two big public events will both be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where he'll att...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Scouts hold annual dinner in Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — Cathy Glasgow and McClymonds Supply & Transit were honored Thursday night by the Moraine Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Glasgow received the 2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award and McClymonds received the 2015 Distinguished Company of the Year Award. Com...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
COMMUNITY NEWS
EVANS CITY — St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, 426 E. Main St., will hold a rummage sale during Evans City Octoberfest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17, 18 and 19 in the old hall behind the church. Parking will be available behind the church. ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
SENIOR MENUS
Senior centers in Cranberry Township, Evans City, Mars and Zelienople announce the following lunch menus for the week of Aug. 31. Suggested donation is $2.50. Spouses younger than 60 are welcome. Reservations must be made two days in advance at the local center. Monday — Happy Labor Day Tue...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Butler County retains low unemployment rate
Butler County continues to have the lowest or second-lowest unemployment rate in the region. In June, the most recent numbers available, the county had an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. The county had a labor force of 98,000 people, with 93,500 employed and 4,500 unemployed. The statewide averag...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
ADAMS TOWNSHIP Deklewa Homes Adams Realty to Julius and Joseph Ozdinec at 3304 Ambassador Lane for $312,720. Steven Smith to David and Christy Tennant at 164 Broadstone Drive for $309,000. Karen Borowski to Monica Hanslovan at 7006 Crider Road for $307,000. NVR to Jason and Lauren Pierce at 114 ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
BUSINESS NEWS
WEXFORD — Steven Diffenderfer has been appointed to the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber board of directors. Diffenderfer of Mars is a commercial lender with NexTier Bank, working with small to medium-sized businesses. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and received a bachelor’s d...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
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 — 8 p.m. second and fourth Monday of every month at the township building. Ca...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
DEATH NOTICES
Susan L. Hays, 58, of Portersville, formerly of Evans City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2015, with her family at her side at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. ——— William F. “Bill” Kirmeyer Jr., 58, of Evans City passed ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Police Reports
Adams Twp Police Thursday— Bryan J. Stein, 23, of Center Township was charged with drugged driving stemming from a traffic stop about 8:50 p.m. June 29 on Union Church Road. Police said they pulled over Stein’s 1996 Jeep Cherokee for going 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officers repor...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Courts
EVANS CITY — The following cases were heard recently by District Judge Wayne D. Seibel: Harold Dale Burd, 46, of Zelienople waived for court charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, filed Aug. 6 by Zelienople police. Matt C. Watt, 35, of Cranberry Township waived for c...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
Teachers start year without contract
A few schools in Butler County have teachers starting their second school year without a contract. Butler School District’s agreement for 509 teachers expired in June, while Butler County Vocational-Technical School, with 22 contracted teachers, and South Butler School District, with 169 teac...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Authority hires new director
The Butler County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a new executive director. The authority board voted at a special meeting Aug. 24 to hire Edward Mauk, who currently serves as the chief financial officer for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority. Mauk's salary will be $135,000, and he will star...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Volunteers stage cleanup of creek
More than 90 volunteers removed thousands of pounds of garbage from Connoquenessing Creek Saturday in the fourth annual creek cleanup event. The Allegheny Aquatic Alliance nonprofit hosts the cleanup each summer. This year, volunteers focused on a 15-mile stretch of the about 50-mile creek spanning...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Science Rules
PITTSBURGH — “ROBOTS,” a new giant-screen film from National Geographic Studios, opens Friday at the Rangos Omnimax Theater at the Carnegie Science Center. The film is narrated by RoboThespian, a robot just like “Andy Roid,” who greets visitors at the Science Center's...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
HIGH PRIORITY
CRANBERRY TWP — State legislators are asking the board of supervisors to once again show support for legislation that would allow municipal police to use the same speed-timing equipment as the state police. The state General Assembly has prepared two bills, House Bill 71 and Senate Bill 535, ...

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Cranberry Local News | September 2, 2015
SUITES, EATS
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township supervisors will be considering development projects at their Thursday night meeting. A public hearing was held Aug. 27 in regard to the Woodspring Suites and Panda Express projects preliminary and final land development applications. Woodspring Suite...

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Cranberry Local Sports | September 2, 2015
Side Lines
ADAMS TWP — Mars senior Camille Cipkins has been named to the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse Girls High School All-Academic List. Cipkins has been a member of the Mars varsity girls lacrosse team since its inception in 2014. She is also a two-year member of the Planets' girls tennis team and played varsi...

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Cranberry Local Sports | September 2, 2015
Horseshoes
O’Donnell’s 193-59, Goettler’s 175-77, Peter B’s 165-87, Dew Drop Inn 117-135, East Butler 105-147, Hooker 104-148, County Line 102-150, West Sunbury 47-205 Week 14 results Peter B’s 13, Dew Drop Inn 5 County Line 13, West Sunbury 5 O’Donnell’s 12, Goett...

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Cranberry Local Sports | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Raiders, NA in grid opener
The Dave Vestal era at Seneca Valley will begin with the Raiders’ biggest rival Friday night as North Allegheny awaits a Northern Eight Conference showdown at Newman Stadium. “It would be nice to start the season with a non-conference game, kind of ease into the season,” said Vest...

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Cranberry Local Sports | September 2, 2015
Hoop clinic set at La Roche
Fundamentals are the foundation of success at every level of basketball. With that in mind, La Roche College will host the “Game On” Fall 2015 Skills Clinic over four Sundays in September and October. The event will take place Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 11 and 18 at the college’s main...

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Cranberry Breaking News | September 2, 2015
New Zelienople gazebo planned
ZELIENOPLE — Passavant House may have a new feature in its backyard soon. The Zelienople Historical Society unveiled its plan to have a gazebo constructed at the house’s backyard. “We’re very excited about this,” said historical society trustee Sue Casker. “The ...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Mars 1st Day
Above, Todd Lape, principal at Mars Primary Center, greets children as they exit the bus Tuesday morning for the first day of school. At right, a pupil shows her excitement for the start of classes at the primary center. Students in the Seneca Valley School District started classes on Aug. 26. ...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
HITTING THE DEK
The Cranberry Township Screaming Eagles recently took second place at the D2 Summer Classic Dek Hockey Tournament held at Banksville Park. The squad, which featured players ages 7-9 and won three of its four games, included, front: Cento DiTullio (goalie); second row: Carson Lindberg, Dan Leech, Mat...

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Our Opinion | September 2, 2015
Football program sets out to develop team leadership
Call it an academic approach to an extracurricular activity. And call it a great idea. At Grove City High School, the varsity football coaches have developed a course in leadership for upper class team members. Graduates of the 12-week course — and only the graduates — qualify to be n...

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Letters to the Editor | September 2, 2015
Vick’s vile acts
Regarding the Butler Eagle’s editorial favoring the Pittsburgh Steelers’ one-year contract with Michael Vick (“Vick has paid a heavy price, deserves a shot at redemption,” Aug. 27). Vick got 21 months, which you felt was a steep price to pay. There are thousands of young p...

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Letters to the Editor | September 2, 2015
Gas protest snubbed
What do you suppose drove the Butler Eagle’s decision not to cover Saturday’s march and rally against fracking near Butler County schools? (There was nothing in the newspaper — only three photographs on the newspaper’s Facebook page.) More than 100 demonstrators marched down...

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Rich Lowry | September 2, 2015
Fiorina deserves to be in next debate
In the unwieldy Republican presidential field, where attention is as important as money, there was supposed to be a formula for an underappreciated candidate to break out. It went like this: Excel in the second-tier, undercard Fox debate early in August, get a bump in the polls to break into the to...

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Other Voices | September 2, 2015
Shocking silence on ISIS sex slavery
One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of girls and women — who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by the Islamic State. They were captured when the...

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Focus Features | September 2, 2015
Study: Plastic pieces prevalent in seabird guts
WASHINGTON — As many as nine out of 10 of the world’s seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, based on older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied...

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Potpourri | September 2, 2015
Potpourri
Alameda Waterpark, 184 Alameda Road, will be open from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. For more information, call the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department at 724-284-5383. ...

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Weddings | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Steinheiser, Bono
Amy Marie Steinheiser and Jesse Randall Bono, both of Butler, were united in marriage March 28 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman. Mark Pattock, OFM Cap, officiated. A reception followed at the Tanglewood Center. The bride is the daughter of Donna and Larry Steinheiser ...

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Time Capsules | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Time Capsule
TAKING A BREATHER — Workers from Bracken Construction Company take a break from paving South Main Street in Butler on Sept. 1, 1977. The project to remove the asphalt on Main Street and resurface the road, paid for by the state Department of Transportation, was quickly completed. ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Spotlight North
SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University recently announced that it is seeking a partnership with OPTIMA International College. OPTIMA representatives met with SRU President Cheryl Norton on Aug. 17 and 18 and signed a memorandum of understanding for exploring program collaboration, according...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Information system links Cranberry assets
CRANBERRY TWP — A police officer gets a call to a house, and as he arrives his computer shows him information about that location. The public works crew uses a GPS computer program to get the exact measurements and location for a township project in one of the parks without the need to hire a...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Safety flip charts placed in Mars school buildings
ADAMS TWP — A new component of the Mars School District emergency operations plan is meant to ensure students are safe in any situation. Superintendent Wesley Shipley announced at Tuesday night’s school board meeting that safety flip charts have been placed near the doors in classrooms ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Pittsburgh man accused of rape
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP — A Pittsburgh man is accused of raping a woman he met on a dating website. State police Tuesday arrested Samuel K. Njuguna, 25, on charges he sexually assaulted the 21-year-old woman last week at her apartment in Slippery Rock Township. Njuguna was arraigned on felony char...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Tanglewood hosts health screening
LYNDORA — The Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave., will host a health screening Sept. 9. The screenings, which will be done by Life Line Screening, can check on risk factors for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic conditions like kidney and thyroid function and chol...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
New Zelienople gazebo planned
ZELIENOPLE — Passavant House may have a new feature in its backyard soon. The Zelienople Historical Society unveiled its plan to have a gazebo constructed at the house’s backyard. “We’re very excited about this,” said historical society trustee Sue Casker. “The ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Park slates rescue drill
MUDDY CREEK TWP — Moraine State Park will hold a mock search and rescue training exercise on Sept. 10. The drill will simulate a scenario where a person has been reported missing somewhere inside the park, something that does happen there and at McConnells Mill State Park from time to time, p...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
VA work set to begin
CENTER TWP — Work on the property of the new VA Butler Healthcare facility on North Duffy Road is expected to begin this week. Cambridge Healthcare Solutions said in a news release Tuesday that it has started getting ready to begin construction on the $100 million project. This initial work ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Drive-in theater has new owner, name
CENTER TWP — The township’s long-standing drive-in movie theater is under new ownership. Township resident John Manson last week bought the 57-year-old Pioneer Drive-In from the Florida-based Epic Theaters and promptly renamed it the Starlight Drive-In. The change in name is just one o...

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Local News | September 2, 2015
Improvements being made at Penn Theater
The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation has started making improvements to the former Penn Theater, less than two weeks after a city inspection revealed numerous violations with the structure. Officials with the redevelopment authority confirmed the foundation, which holds the mortgage on ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Veteran calls out for help
Shane Stadtmiller wears many hats. Father, husband and U.S. Army veteran to name a few. But these days the veteran, who still bears the physical and emotional scars from two deployments to Iraq, is looking to add another: Advocate. “I want to bring awareness and also help,” said Stadt...

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Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Freeport Middle School readied for Tuesday debut
BUFFALO TWP — The smell of fresh paint and cut wood this week permeated the halls of Freeport Middle School, which will open for the first time Tuesday. While construction workers on Tuesday were putting finishing touches to the gym floor and auditorium, teachers have started to decorate thei...

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Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Next Scene Harmony to host movie shoot in October
HARMONY — The borough has a place in cinema history, and it will soon add to its big screen legacy. The town will host shooting Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 for scenes for “American Pastoral,” a film directed by Scottish award-winning actor Ewan McGregor and produced by Lakeshore Entertai...

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Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Back to school
Students make their way off the bus and into Slippery Rock Elementary School on Aug. 25 for the first day of classes. There are 2,025 students in the Slippery Rock School District. ...

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Local News | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
First day, fast friends
Children arrive Tuesday for the first day of school at Mars Primary Center in the Mars School District. Classes will start Tuesday for students in the Butler School District. ...

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Pennsylvania | September 2, 2015
State
INDIANA — The Indiana County coroner has confirmed the body of a 19-year-old Indiana (Pa.) University student was found on the school's campus. Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. says the body of Devin Lecomte, of Ashville, was discovered on Papermill Avenue around 1 a.m. Monday. He was pronounced dea...

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Pennsylvania | September 2, 2015
Health change made
HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration said Tuesday that it had completed the transfer of more than 1 million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits package it had created as the program expands to record numbers under the 2010 federal health care law. The process that the Human S...

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National | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Clerk once unlikely to wage moral war
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God’s grace. Davis was then an unlikely candidate to wage a moral war over the institution of marriage. At 44 years old, she had been di...

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National | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Obama gains Senate votes
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy. Senate support for the deal now stands at 33 votes, thanks to announcements Tuesday from Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris ...

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National | September 2, 2015
Biden tests political waters in Fla. as he mulls 2016 run
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he’s sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries. Biden plans to appear at Miami Dade College and headline a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats ...

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National | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Man's hand heals inside his belly
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand. “They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie,” she told him. Frank Reyes agreed to the strange operat...

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National | September 2, 2015
U.S. markets open higher day after big plunge
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are opening broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 200 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,255 in the first few minutes of trading today. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index increased 20 points, or 1...

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National | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Hunt is on for 3 suspects
FOX LAKE, Ill. — Law enforcement officers prepared early today to resume the intensive hunt for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community. Authorities from across the state and region poured into the village of Fox Lake to ...

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International | September 2, 2015
Suspect’s prints a match in Thai blast, police say
BANGKOK — Police investigating last month’s Bangkok bombing said today that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at the Thai-Cambodia border match those found on a bottle of bomb-making material, and that they were seeking to arrest a Turkish man linked to the blast. The new suspe...

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International | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Pope OKs forgiving abortion
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.” In a letter published Tuesday by the...

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Police Reports | September 2, 2015
Police Reports
Butler Police Tuesday — Police filed a misdemeanor theft charge against Delmar E. Silk, 56, of Butler, accusing him of stealing $290 in property, including a digital camera and gift cards, from an unlocked car at the Butler Memorial Hospital parking lot Aug. 18 or 19 Monday — Za...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | September 2, 2015
Thursday's Headlines
1. The Crattys talk about how the serious injury to the family’s patriarch has impacted the farm family 2. United Way of Butler County announces its new fundraising campaign goal ...

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News Extra | September 2, 2015
Vo-tech teachers turn down contract offer
BUTLER TWP — Twenty-two teachers at the Butler Vocational-Technical School still are without a contract after teacher union members on Monday rejected a tentative agreement. Tom Breth, solicitor for the vo-tech, said Wednesday, “We spent over a year and a half getting a tentative agreem...

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Death Notices | September 2, 2015
Death Notices
E. Faye Lambert, Evans City William Warren “Bill” Morris, Grove City Donald N. Scialabba, Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Butler Deborah (Lutz) Waggoner, Westerville, Ohio Dolores M. Williams, Butler ...

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Anniversaries | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Joy Ferrari Rice
Hi Joy, Well another year has gone by. This would have been our 38th wedding anniversary. Still miss you and love you. Love Dizzy, Eric and Kim ...

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Professional Baseball | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Cole, Bucs roughed up
MILWAUKEE — Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole gave up four consecutive hits to start Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. “I was just flat and undefined, wishy washy, all over the plate,” Cole said. The right-hander lasted four innings, his shortest outing o...

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Professional Football | September 2, 2015
Judge’s ruling on Brady case coming this week
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots will continue to ...

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Professional Football | September 2, 2015
Steelers must beat adversity early
PITTSBURGH — Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown’s custom-wrapped Rolls Royce would avoid the occasional pothole at Saint Vincent College. A month later and with a visit to the Super Bowl champions loomin...

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Other Professional Sports | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Mowry's No. 1
SAXONBURG — Steve Mowry is in no hurry — except when he gets in the cage. The 2011 Knoch graduate, standing 6-foot-9, 240 pounds, has been making quick work of his amateur MMA opponents and has been drawing attention throughout the country. Now 7-0 with four of those wins coming inside...

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College Basketball | September 2, 2015
Pitt basketball adds Milligan
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh gave its depleted backcourt a boost on Tuesday, adding junior college transfer Jonathan Milligan. The 6-foot-2 Milligan averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last season for Kilgore (Texas) College. ...

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Other College Sports | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Renfrew back on the court
MOON TWP — Rowing just didn't do it for Schaely Renfrew. The Knoch graduate had played volleyball for most of her life, but decided to step away from the game as she began college at Robert Morris University last year. “I felt my time on the volleyball court was done,” Renfrew sa...

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High School Football | September 2, 2015
Knoch ready for slugfest
Labor Day will still be days away, but Knoch and Franklin Regional will be hard at work on the football field come Friday. The teams meet for a mutual season opener on the Panthers' home field as prime contenders in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. “It seems strange to ...

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High School Soccer | September 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Return to glory
Talk about spoiled. The Mars girls soccer program has a habit of seizing ownership of things. The Planets are 67-0-1 in section play while claiming their section's title in each of the past five seasons. They reached the WPIAL Class AA championship game last season, dropping a 3-1 decision to Mont...

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High School Round Up | September 2, 2015
High School Roundup
Seneca Valley had four players — Adam Bushee (35), Tyler Leake (38), Andy Smathers (38) and Garret Schlick (39) — shoot under 40 during the Raiders 191-212 win over Butler Tuesday at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. The Golden Tornado (3-2, 1-2) were led by Nic Leone's 37. Seneca Valle...

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Amateur Golf | September 2, 2015
AREA GOLF
Team points: Aces 856, Putters 835, Eagles 768, Birdies 735, Bogies 715, Pars 711. Flight 1: Low gross: Jenna Rinker 40. Low net-puts: Marcella Sacco 32-17. Flight 2: Low gross: Beverly McMahon-Cheryl Hartshorne 45. Low net: McMahon 29. Low putts: Brenda Minto 15. Flight 3: Low gross-net-putts: B...

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Josh Rizzo | September 2, 2015
County teams try to avoid the past
History, while helpful in framing context and gaining an understanding of the past, doesn't necessarily mean it can help forecast the football season. Karns City, which is the team most likely to be the last team standing among Butler County's football programs, is looking to accomplish a first in ...

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Trivia | September 2, 2015
Trivia
Who are the only four quarterbacks to win at least 100 of their first 150 NFL starts? ...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
In Brief
WASHINGTON — Butler graduate Cody Herald produced two doubles and four RBI Saturday night as the Washington Wild Things defeated Evansville, 7-2, at CONSOL Energy Park. The win was the 700th in the franchise's history. Herald added two runs scored and a stolen base that night. He recently re...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
BASEBALL
National League All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB New York 73 59 .553 — Washington 66 65 .504 6 Atlanta 54 78 .409 19 Miami 54 79 .406 19 Philadelphia 53 80 .398 20 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 86 46 .652 — Pittsburgh 79 51 .608 6 Chicago 75 56 .573 10 M...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
FOOTBALL
All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 2 1 0 .667 78 54 New England 2 1 0 .667 54 62 N.Y. Jets 2 1 0 .667 61 63 Miami 1 2 0 .333 53 67 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 60 37 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 45 73 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 52 65 Tennessee 1 2 0 .33...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
TENNIS
Men Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Stan Wawrinka (5), Switzerland, def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. Bjorn Fratan...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
DEALS
FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Waived OT Rob Crisp. ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived-injured G Peter Konz. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Waived WR Jarrett Boykin, S Robert Lester, DT Kenny Horsley and WR De’Andre Presley. Waived-injured DT Micanor Regis, OT Davonte W...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
ON THE AIR
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ROOT — Pittsburgh at Milweaukee ESPN — Washington at St. Louis TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN — GRAND SLAM, U.S. Open, second-round, at Flushing N.Y. 6 p.m. ESPN2 — GRAND SLAM, U.S. Open, second-round, at Flushing, N.Y. ...

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Scoreboard | September 2, 2015
EVENTS
Golf North Allegheny at Butler, 3:30 p.m. Central Catholic at Knoch, 3:15 p.m. Hampton at Mars, 3:15 p.m. CW North Catholic at Freeport, 3:30 p.m. Grove City at Hickory, 3:15 p.m. Summit Academy at St. Joseph's, 3:30 p.m. Girls Tennis North Hills at Butler, 3:30 p.m. Mars at Seneca Valley, ...

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