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Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

Arts & Ent. Features | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
‘Dance Moms’ star pleads guilty
PITTSBURGH — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty Monday to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. Miller pleaded guilty to one count of concealing bankruptcy assets and one count of structuring ...

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Arts & Ent. Features | June 28, 2016
Grace Kelly’s Philly home for sale
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco is on the market. The six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial in the city’s East Falls section was listed last week for an initial asking price...

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Arts & Ent. Features | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Chihuahua wins ugly dog competition
PETALUMA, Calif. — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua won this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. SweePee Rambo took home the title at the annual Petaluma World’s Ugliest Dog contest Friday night after besting 15 other pooches. Judges in the contest, now on its 28th y...

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Verse of the Day | June 28, 2016
Verse
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ...

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Chuckle of the day | June 28, 2016
Chuckle
The world may be your oyster, but you still have to pry open the shell yourself. ...

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Town & County | June 28, 2016
Town and County
Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Business Features | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
VW may buy back or repair vehicles
SAN FRANCISCO — Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday. The f...

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Business Features | June 28, 2016
Project moves ahead
CRANBERRY TWP — A developer is proposing an 81,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center for Marshall Road. The plans were approved Monday night by the township planning commission. The building will be on 5.35 acres on Marshall Road near the intersection of Rowan Road and next to th...

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Business Features | June 28, 2016
EU lawmakers tell UK: If you’re leaving, get moving
BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers pressed Britain to end the uncertainty gripping European and global markets, saying today that if it intends to leave, it should start the process immediately. Prime Minister David Cameron entered talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

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Business Briefs | June 28, 2016
In Brief
Aspartame to make return in Pepsi NEW YORK — Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener. PepsiCo said it will offer “Diet Pepsi Classi...

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Senior Events | June 28, 2016
Senior Events
Centers are closed Monday for the Fourth of July holiday. Butler Tanglewood 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Wednesday — Breakfast club, waffles and Wi-Fi, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday — Hoagie pickup, after 10 a.m. July 5 — Safe driving class, noon to 4...

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Bulletin Board | June 28, 2016
Bulletin Board
Today Butler County Produce to people, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Butler City Farm Market, 205 S. Chestnut St., for people in need. Take boxes or bags. For more information, contact Dave Miller at the Lighthouse, 724-586-5554, ext. 250, or davemiller@thelighthousefoundation.com. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL,...

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Senior Menus | June 28, 2016
Senior Menus
Senior centers at Butler, Chicora, Cranberry, Evans City, Mars, Slippery Rock, West Sunbury, Mount Chestnut and the Southeast Center will serve these menus beginning Wednesday. Meals are served at noon at all sites except Butler (11:30 a.m.). Reservations are requested two days in advance. WEDNESD...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | June 28, 2016
Warehouse, center slated in Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — A developer is proposing an 81,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center for Marshall Road. The plans were approved Monday night by the township planning commission. The building will be on 5.35 acres on Marshall Road near the intersection of Rowan Road and next to th...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | June 28, 2016
Zelie donates $500 to group’s efforts
ZELIENOPLE — “Thirty miles cleaned, 20 more to go,” is the slogan for an environmental group cleaning up the Connoquenessing Creek. The Allegheny Aquatic Alliance based in Freedom will clean a 20-mile stretch of waterway between Harmony and Fombell, Beaver County. “I love e...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | June 28, 2016
2,000 line up to see, touch hockey prize
CRANBERRY TWP — Lord Stanley’s Cup made its first public tour stop Monday evening here. About 2,000 people in 300 groups lined up at Dick’s Sporting Goods to take pictures with the National Hockey League’s top prize won by the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this month. The Pen...

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Our Opinion | June 28, 2016
Politico swallows his words during Ramadan worship
Why can’t we be friends? That’s the central lyric from a 40-year-old reggae pop song that’s playing in our head today, as fresh as ever, while we read The Associated Press account of a Pennsylvania politician treating himself to a big slice of humble pie. Matthew Jansen, a school...

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Letters to the Editor | June 28, 2016
No park development
On June 21 state Rep. Brian Ellis introduced H.B. 2013, which proposes to amend the 1995 Conservation and Natural Resources Act to allow commercial development in Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks. The bill wants to allow private developers to build golf courses, amusement parks, water parks, ski...

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Letters to the Editor | June 28, 2016
A personal thing
In response to Mayor Tom Donaldson’s column in the Eagle about the fire department: Donaldson is what the Indians call “white man who speaks with forked tongue.” He gives half truths on facts. Donaldson states that the fire department doesn’t give much. The department at on...

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Other Voices | June 28, 2016
The facts: Butler firefighters respond
We, the Butler City Firefighters, want to clarify misinformation that has appeared in recent opinion articles attacking our department. Although the department does not currently have a chief, it is running more efficiently than ever. We would like to thank City Council Safety Director Kathy Kline ...

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Other Voices | June 28, 2016
Other Voices
If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump, last week’s big international news raised your prospects for a bright Nov. 8 as well. British citizens’ rebellion against the European Union is one more vindication of Trump’s campaign calculus on this side of the pond: Millions of voter...

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Focus Features | June 28, 2016
Social Security Q&A
QUESTION: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person’s record? ANSWER: Social Security survivors benefits can be paid to: A widow or widower, unreduced benefits at full retirement age, or reduced benefits as early as age 60. A disab...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Hanst 95th birthday
Florence I. “Jeanne” Hanst of Mars, formerly of Cranberry, Venango County, celebrated her 95th birthday with a family dinner at Breakneck Tavern in Mars. The former Florence Stewart was born June 8, 1921, in Cranberry. She married the late Willis “Lefty” Hanst on Nov. 24, 19...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016
Eberhardt 100th birthday
Jane Morris Eberhardt of Concordia at Cabot celebrated her 100th birthday on June 19. She has four children, David of Amherst, Ohio; Helen of Pittsburgh; Richard of Sylvan Lake, Mich.; and Sue of Butler. She also is a grandmother and great-grandmother. She embroidered fine monograms for Spaide Sh...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Fillgrove 50th anniversary
William and Shirley Fillgrove of Butler will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a trip to Glacier National Park. Fillgrove married the former Shirley Stepp on July 1, 1966, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Butler. They have two children, Deb Urban of Roaring Branch and Meghan (Bryan) Schnur...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Grigor 50th anniversary
Robert and Linda Grigor of Butler celebrated 50 years of marriage with an all-day celebration, including a professional family photo shoot, surprise wedding ceremony and vow renewal and a Gateway Clipper dinner and dance cruise with family. Grigor married the former Linda Keith on June 4, 1966, at ...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Larkin 60th anniversary
James and Carol Larkin of Evans City will celebrate 60 years of marriage. Larkin married the former Carol Spencer on June 30, 1956, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Evans City. They have four daughters, Marcia, Heidi, Kathleen and Wendy. They also have 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchil...

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Milestones | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Beuchler 100th birthday
Dorothy K. Beuchler of Mars celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house at the Springfield Grill in Mars. The former Dorothy Lauth was born June 11, 1916, in Pittsburgh. She married the late Charles W. Beuchler in Pittsburgh. She worked in the accounts payable department of Kaufmann’s i...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Celebrate the 4th
The city will light up the sky on the Fourth of July. With donations from four companies, Butler chose Zambelli Fireworks to put on a fireworks show after the Butler BlueSox baseball game at 6:35 p.m. July 4 at Kelly Automotive Park. Donations are from Pennsylvania American Water, Peoples TWP, XT...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
SR seeks super shot
SLIPPERY ROCK — Since Slippery Rock celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, the borough’s annual events will have some added “flair,” said borough council president Regina Greenwald. The borough kicked off its celebration in April, and on June 1 began a photo contest tha...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Fire Cracker 5K starts celebration in Zelienople
ZELIENOPLE — The annual Fourth of July celebration in the borough will kick off with a 5K run. The Fire Cracker 5K will start at 8 a.m. July 4. Participants can either walk or run 5K or 1 mile. There will be awards for age groups ranging from 3 to older than 70. Proceeds of the run benefit ...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Grove City has concerts in park
GROVE CITY — The borough plans activities in July and August. The borough hosts a slate of artists and bands in the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park for the Downtown Sounds Concert Series. The performances run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month t...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
In Mars, fourth events begin near saucer
MARS — The borough’s annual Fourth of July celebration will feature a parade, activities for children and fireworks. Events in downtown near the flying saucer will begin at 3 p.m. with food, drinks, face-painting, crafts for children and live music. The parade will start at 5 p.m. It ...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Church celebrates with a bang
SAXONBURG — The New Life Christian Ministries will celebrate the church’s 15th anniversary with fireworks at dusk on Sunday. The parking lot will open at 8 p.m. at the church, 139 Knoch Road. Visitors should bring blankets or lawn chairs. For information, call the church office at 724...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Harrisville plans parade cycle show, fireworks
HARRISVILLE — The borough will kick off the summer with a Community Day celebration on July 4. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m., with a parade on Main Street. The rest of the day’s events will be at Harrisville Community Park, and will feature a vintage motorcycle show from noon to...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Lordy, Lordy Community Days is 40
CRANBERRY TWP — The township's Community Days and the Cranberry Township Community Chest continue to grow and reach milestones. This year marks the 40th anniversary of both. The free Community Days celebration is set for July 7 to 9 in Cranberry Township Community Park on Route 19. The fir...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Saxonburg Fireman’s Carnival scheduled July 25 to 30
SAXONBURG — The 85th Saxonburg Fireman’s Carnival from July 25 to 30 will keep its traditional schedule but has changed the brand of its raffle’s muscle car prize and switched its ride vendor. A 2016 Ford Mustang will be awarded to the winner of the raffle drawing on the carnival&...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Horse Trading Days could draw 40,000
ZELIENOPLE — The 53rd annual Horse Trading Days scheduled for July 14 to 16 is expected to draw about 40,000 people to the area. “Everything is full speed ahead,” festival organizer Matthew Edwards said. “We can't wait for it to get here.” Edwards said the festival is...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Regatta at Lake Arthur features sailing races
MUDDY CREEK TWP — On the weekend of Aug. 6 and 7, an eco-recreational event comes back to Moraine State Park’s South Shore for its 18th year on Lake Arthur. The 2016 Regatta at Lake Arthur kicks off at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 with no admission or parking charge. Many of the event’s activit...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Summer events aplenty at Moraine State Park
WORTH TWP — Moraine State Park is hosting a variety of activities this summer for those interested in the outdoors. Here’s a roundup of activities available this season: The park kicks off its July programs with Bats in Action from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 2, at Mount Zion Baptist Chu...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Riverfest will run July 15-17 this year
EAST BRADY, Clarion County — The annual East Brady Riverfest will be July 15 to 17 with some new and traditional events planned. It starts with the parade at 6:30 p.m. July 15, followed by music by the Wrangler Band from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. To participate in the parade, individuals, groups, ...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
BC3 summer children's programs in full swing
BUTLER TWP — School may be out for summer, but not for children enrolled in the Kids on Campus program at Butler County Community College. The summer enrichment program offers one-week courses for six weeks through Aug. 4 for students from kindergarten to 12th grade, based on the grade a chi...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Nature Walk set for July 16
EAST BRADY — The Armstrong Rails to Trails Association is sponsoring a nature walk on the Armstrong Trail in conjunction with the East Brady Riverfest. The walk is at 1 p.m. on July 16 and starts at the East Brady Treatment Plant parking lot on Verner Street. It will happen rain or shine, and...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
RiverFest events
Here are the events scheduled for the East Brady RiverFest: July 15 Kickoff celebration and East Brady Fireman’s Parade; memorial for Adeline “Toots” Miller, 6:30 p.m. Beautiful Baby and Precious Pet registration, 6:30 p.m. Opening invocation and Citizen of The Year Award annou...

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Grillin', Chillin' and Fun Fillin' | June 28, 2016
Worthington site of VFD carnival
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington-West Franklin VFD Carnival runs through Saturday. Along with events starting at 6:30 p.m. each day, a band will play until 10 p.m. The farmer’s/antique car parade is tonight. The group 13 Stories will perform. The Battle of the Barrel will be Wednesday wit...

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Home & Garden | June 28, 2016
Keep your head above water with these tips
I don’t water lawns. I consider it a waste of a precious resource, and years of experience have taught me that the grass will come back after a dry or hot spell. I do water our gardens, though, and I’ve just hooked up a diverter to one of the garage downspouts that is convenient to our ...

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Home & Garden | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Test your garden by putting dirt in a jar
We frequently advise gardeners, whether they're interested in vegetables, ornamentals, or turf grasses, to have their soil tested at least once every three years (more often if they suspect a problem). You can get a $9 Penn State soil test kit from your local Extension office, or at many lawn and ...

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Local News | June 28, 2016
Driver crashes outside restaurant
BUTLER TWP — Police say “operator error” was to blame for a Franklin Township man’s wild weekend ride outside a popular restaurant. No one — driver, other motorists or pedestrians — was injured in the crash that happened about 11:15 a.m. Sunday near the Eat ̵...

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Local News | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cup of Cheering
CRANBERRY TWP — Lord Stanley's Cup made its first public tour stop Monday evening here. About 2,000 people in 300 groups lined up at Dick's Sporting Goods to take pictures with the National Hockey League's top prize won by the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this month. The Penguins won the cup ...

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Local News | June 28, 2016
Reps. take step to avoid prolonged budget battle
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers took a major step toward a new state budget Monday night with a bipartisan vote by the House Appropriations Committee for a $31.6 billion proposal assembled by the Republican majority. The spending plan was advanced by a 36-1 vote and was expected to be con...

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Local News | June 28, 2016
Butler’s $10.9M lawsuit on hold
A $10.9 million lawsuit Butler County filed against 15 telephone providers for not billing and collecting 911 assessment fees is on hold pending a decision in Delaware County. Attorney Joshua Wolson of the Philadelphia firm Dilworth Paxson, which represents the county, said the case is on hold due ...

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Local News | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Youth football camp at SRU
Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint interacts with children during the Pittsburgh Steelers Youth Football Camp Monday at Slippery Rock University. The camp concludes today. ...

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Local News | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Exploring heritage
Left, Ron Miller of Slippery Rock talks blacksmithing with Jake Heasley of Slippery Rock during the Slippery Rock Heritage Festival on Saturday at Gateway Park. The two-day event included crafters, vendors, games for children, blacksmithing and quilting, as well the car cruise on Main Street. ...

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Pennsylvania | June 28, 2016
Escaped inmate faces life term
KITTANNING — A jail inmate who killed a woman so he could steal her boyfriend’s truck after escaping is set for sentencing. Robert Crissman Jr., 39, faces a mandatory life sentence today in Armstrong County. He was convicted last month of first- and second-degree murder in the death of ...

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Police Reports | June 28, 2016
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police 5:51 p.m. Friday — Sheldon L. Hile, 19, of Allison Park, Allegheny County, allegedly swung a baseball bat at a 23-year-old man during a profanity-laced altercation on American Avenue. No injuries were repor...

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Death Notices | June 28, 2016
Death Notices
Shirley M. Craig Belcher, Mercer Gary Blauser Sr., Boyers Wayne Franklin Deaner, Saxonburg Lucy L. Dollar, Butler Edward Andrew Haid III, Fenelton Louise E. (Dietrich) Mowry, Cabot Florence D. Robinson, formerly of Zelienople James Rob...

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Birthday Tributes | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Peter Sychak
In memory of Peter Sychak. Birthday Wishes to Heaven Though we miss you always Each and every day It seems to hit us even more Because it’s your birthday. We send special wishes to Heaven On this special day. Carried to you, Upon a prayer to the place where you are now! Wishing you a...

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Cards of Thanks | June 28, 2016
The Family of Maurice Chilcott
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement, the loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Maurice E. Chilcott who passed away June 10th, 2016. Thos...

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Professional Baseball | June 28, 2016
Pirates fail to sweep L.A.
PITTSBURGH — The Los Angeles Dodgers were in deep trouble before Scott Kazmir settled down and the lineup went to work. A.J. Ellis capped Los Angeles’ four-run fifth inning with a tiebreaking RBI single with two out, helping the Dodgers rally for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirate...

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Professional Hockey | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Lindros’ long wait is over
Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time after six years of silence. Rogie Vachon had given up hoping after 30-plus years of eligibility. And when his moment came, Sergei Makarov exclaimed, “Oh my gosh, t...

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Other Professional Sports | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Brexit II
NICE, France — Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in his hands. It was utter humiliation for England. First-time finalist Iceland embarrassed the stars of the Premier League on Monday, dumping them out of the European C...

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Other Professional Sports | June 28, 2016
Federer struggles to win in opener; Djokovic cruises
LONDON - Roger Federer had to claim a pair of tiebreak sets against a player who had never won on a grass court as the seven-time champion was tested on Monday in his opening match at the Wimbledon Championships. While the third seed had to work to post his 7-6, (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 win over Argen...

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Other Professional Sports | June 28, 2016
Wimbledon
Monday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club London Purse: $38.4 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Grass-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Adrian Mannarino, France, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Brian Baker, United States, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. Nicolas...

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College Basketball | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Coaching legend Summitt dies at 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died this morning. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the La...

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Amateur Baseball | June 28, 2016
Events
Tuesday Prospect League Baseball West Virginia at Butler BlueSox, 6:35 p.m. Legion Baseball East Butler at Valley Cranberry at Saxonburg Kiski at Mars Center Township at Butler City Wednesday Prospect League Baseball West Virginia at Butler BlueSox, 6:35 p.m. Eagle County Baseball Mars S...

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Amateur Golf | June 28, 2016
Golf
Lake Arthur Wednesday AM Ladies League Team rankings: Saturn 33 points, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter 26, Venus 21, Neptune 16 June 22 Flight A: Donna McClymonds (low gross 43), Karen Douthett (low net 33), Sue Birch (low putts 14) Flight B: Ellie Kennedy (low gross-net 49-30), Peg Herr (low putts 1...

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Other Amateur Sports | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Wheelchair entrant shines at Butler race
What a difference a year can make. Then again, Dave Convery has experienced a few differences in his lifetime. The lone wheelchair entrant in the Butler Road Race for the second consecutive year, the 58-year-old Butler resident completed the 5-mile course in 36 minutes, 32 seconds Saturday. Conve...

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In Brief | June 28, 2016
In Brief
Durant, Anthony top Olympic team NEW YORK — The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans’ third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience afte...

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Trivia | June 28, 2016
Trivia
Who were the first four Negro League players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? ...

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Youth Sports | June 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Steelers youth camp offers more than football
SLIPPERY ROCK — The Pittsburgh Steelers Youth Football Camps focus on more than catching the ball, making cuts and throwing accurate passes. They also include words of encouragement and inspiration. Nearly 200 campers ages 6-14 learned both the physical and mental keys to the game Monday at ...

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