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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Arts & Ent. Features | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Ryan Lochte to dance with the stars on ABC
NEW YORK — Sure, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made up an incident in Rio de Janeiro and is facing charges from Brazilian police that he filed a false robbery report and is losing sponsors who think his image has been tarnished. Now he aims to dance away the heartache. Despite his current woes...

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Verse of the Day | August 31, 2016
Verse
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. ...

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Chuckle of the day | August 31, 2016
Chuckle
Incurable romantic: Someone who’s never been married. ...

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Town & County | August 31, 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 | August 31, 2016
County pension fund shows summer gains
The Butler County pension fund rose by more than $3 million since June 30. The pension fund, which is mainly in the form of investments, increased from $185.7 million to $189 as of Friday. Consultant Jennifer Kasprack with the Pittsburgh branch of the Bogdahn Group said at the county retirement bo...

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Business Features | August 31, 2016
State pay to rise
HARRISBURG — Members of the largest union in state government were close to approving a new contract Tuesday that would raise pay by 7.25 percent over three years and increase their contributions toward health insurance. Dave Fillman, executive director of the American Federation of State, Co...

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Business Features | August 31, 2016
Drill waste gets OK for use on road
MARIETTA — State regulators are allowing nearly 4,000 tons of natural gas drilling waste to be used in a road project in north-central Pennsylvania. The Department of Environmental Protection has approved a plan from waste handler Clean Earth to use the materials on a road at the Bobst Mounta...

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Business Briefs | August 31, 2016
Abercrombie loss widens
NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch reported a wider loss for its second quarter on Tuesday and said it’s closing up to 60 stores in the United States as both U.S. and international sales fell. The closures will represent about 8 percent of its store count in the U.S. Abercrombie’s sha...

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Bulletin Board | August 31, 2016
Bulletin Board
Today FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St. Use the Cliff Street entrance. Hosted by East Butler Presbyterian Church. Card Party, 7:30 p.m., Unionville Grange, 150 N. Benbrook Road. AL-ANON MEETING, 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Ch...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Mars electronics distribution begins
ADAMS TWP — Mars High School is collecting payments of the $100 technology fee for students in grades nine through 12 who plan to take their district-issued one-to-one laptop home during the 2016-17 school year. Parents and students may pay the fee online at www.familyid.com/programs/mars-are...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Memorial motorcycle ride dedicated to officer
ZELIENOPLE — Sunday’s Brotherhood Memorial Ride saw a successful turnout, organizers said. The ride, hosted by the Harmony Fire District, saw more than 200 motorcycles and 250 people take to the roads, traveling about 80 miles total from Zelienople to Grove City and back. About $7,000 ...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Fatal accidentnets $500 fine
Erica Hazzard says she’s heartbroken, disappointed and disgusted that the driver who hit her grandfather in an Adams Township parking lot — ultimately causing his death in 2014 — will face only a $500 fine. “A fine of $500? That is telling the citizens of the state of Pennsy...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Court News
District Judge Wayne D. Seibel EVANS CITY — District Judge Wayne D. Seibel recently heard these cases: Derek B. Henderson, 30, with a mailing address of Chesapeake, Va., waived to court charges of criminal mischief, trespassing and disorderly conduct filed Aug. 5 by Jackson Township ...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Men allegedly use stolen credit cards, face charges
CRANBERRY TWP — Two men from out of state were arrested Thursday and charged with making purchases in the township with stolen credit cards. Lary A. Jerez, 33, of Rockville, Md., and Waurionex Carrion, 26, of Providence, R.I., are both charged with felony conspiracy, forgery, access device fr...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Real Estate Transactions
ADAMS TOWNSHIP April Hayes to Sue Ellen Kenitz at 219 Adams Pointe Blvd. 2 for $132,500. Adams Point 2 L.P. to Denise Faller at 230 Adams Pointe Blvd. 6 for $198,900. Robert Carlson to Robert and Cheryln Foster at 9001 Audubon Drive for $528,000. Andrew Astry to Sirva Relocation Properties LLC a...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Cranberry saves more than $100K
CRANBERRY TWP — The township has saved more than $100,000 in less than two years by taking advantage of state and federal energy rebates. The supervisors Thursday night saw a presentation by Jason Dailey, township public works director, who talked about the township’s efforts to reduce ...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Business News
WEXFORD — Allegheny Health Network Express Care now is open at the Wexford Health and Wellness Pavilion, providing walk-in appointments for anyone who require treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. It is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Graduates
Anne Bonomo Walker of Tempe, Ariz., recently graduated from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College of Arizona State University. She received a masters in education, curriculum and instruction with a focus in applied behavior science. She is a 2005 graduate of West Virginia University, where she earn...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Butler Eagle managing editor retires
Mark Mann, managing editor at the Butler Eagle for more than 24 years, retired Thursday. “Mark has been the rock of the Eagle newsroom for the past 25 years,” said Ron Vodenichar, Butler Eagle general manager and co-publisher. “His calm, steady demeanor was ideal for handling the...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Supervisors amend rules for planned housing developments
CRANBERRY TWP — The township supervisors Thursday night approved an ordinance amending some of its rules for planned housing developments. The changes included adding a list of 12 items that developers must include in their plans. Some of the items were already required, but additions include...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Entertainment
Seven Fields hosts Community Days SEVEN FIELDS — The borough is holding its seventh annual Community Days Carnival through Saturday in the borough park, 390 Castle Creek Drive. Attractions include rides, games and concessions. The hours will be 6 to 10 p.m. today through Friday and 5 ...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Community News
Rotary will sponsor blood screening ZELIENOPLE — The Rotary Club will sponsor a blood screening program from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, at St. Gregory Catholic Church. The program will be conducted by the Ellwood City Hospital. A comprehensive blood screening and other addition...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Middlesex Twp Police 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15 — Holly M. Greiner, 29, of Middlesex Township was arrested after she failed to appear as a witness for a defendant’s summary hearing at the office of District Judge Sue Hagge...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Rally staged in Butler to defend 2nd amendment
The message being delivered to the crowd gathered in Diamond Park Saturday was clear — the right to carry a gun should be protected. Kim Stolfer, president of the Firearms Owners Against Crime, was the keynote speaker at the second annual Butler County Second Amendment Rally, which was held i...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Truck driver injured in crash with abandoned car on I-79
JACKSON TWP — A tractor-trailer driver was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries Sunday morning after he hit an abandoned car along Interstate 79. The wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. on the southbound portion of the highway. The car was parked on the shoulder and appeared to have been bro...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Cranberry Square changes proposed
CRANBERRY TWP — A developer is proposing a new building and an addition to a building in the Cranberry Square development on Route 19. Though it did not take a vote, the planning commission Monday night reviewed plans for redevelopment of three properties on Route 19 south of the intersection...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Volunteers pull tires, junk from Connoquenessing
HARMONY — This year's fifth annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup may be the last for the creek in Butler County. That is the assessment of Allegheny Aquatic Alliance's co-founder Christina Handley. The Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup is an annual event to remove the trash accumulated in the c...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Glade Run worker charged by police
ZELIENOPLE — A Glade Run Lutheran Services employee is being charged with endangering children’s welfare in a drug overdose incident. Paul A. Ream Jr., 37, of Cranberry Township was found by a co-worker in a bathroom at Glade Run on Aug. 23, “lying face down in a puddle of water,&...

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Cranberry Local News | August 31, 2016
Suspect charged in Zelie burglaries
ZELIENOPLE — Borough police last week arrested a man they say burglarized the same house three times. Daniel W. Maurer, 49, of Allison Park on Thursday was arraigned and placed in Butler County Prison on $2,500 bail. He is charged with three counts of felony burglary, three counts of crimina...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016
BC3 volleyball feels optimistic
BUTLER TWP — Winning is nothing new to the Butler County Community College women’s volleyball team. Coupling experience with that winning? Different story. “This is the most experienced team I’ve brought back here in a number of years,” said coach Rob Snyder, who spor...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Raiders looking for positive start
JACKSON TWP — A positive start to the season — Peters Township’s football team already has it while Seneca Valley will look to earn one Friday night. The Raiders will open the 2016 campaign at home against the Indians, who defeated Chartiers Valley last week 21-13. Kickoff is 7:3...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016
SV golfers top Shaler
Seneca Valley’s Scott Hangliter shot a 34 to lead the Raiders to a 196-211 Section 3-AAA boys golf win over Shaler at Lakevue North Golf Course on Monday. Mark McNulty added a 37 for the undefeated Raiders (3-0, 2-0). Seneca Valley faces Pine-Richland today at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Danik hitting ice in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Becca Danik decided to attend Ohio State University, the last place she figured she would find herself was skating on the ice with a National Hockey League team. The 2015 Seneca Valley graduate never even played sports in high school. “I did some cheerleading in t...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016
Lococo true pioneer at SV
This is the fourth in a series of seven articles profiling the Seneca Valley Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. FINDLAY TWP — For the love of the game. That was the driving force behind Mary (Miller) Lococo’s scholastic athletic career. Before graduating in 1979, Lococo...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Early showdown
Some people may not even have their calendar turned to September come Friday. But the Mars football team’s quest to still be playing in November will begin with its first Northwest Nine Conference game — a formidable test at perennial power South Fayette. It will be the first-ever meet...

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Cranberry Local Sports | August 31, 2016
Side Lines
SVSC sets up Learn to Swim JACKSON TWP — The Seneca Valley Swim Club will hold its annual Learn to Swim Program over five Saturdays — Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 and 15. Lessons are available for ages 4 and up. Group lessons from Level 1 through 5 and Intro to Competitive Swimm...

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Cranberry Living | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Honor Bound
In March 2010 George and Maria Pry took Maria's grandfather, 87-year-old Roscoe Mulvey of Zelienople, to Washington, D.C. There, the Legion of Honor awardee visited the World War II memorial, along with his wife, Marjorie, and three of the Pry children. “He was proud, very solemn and quie...

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Cranberry Living | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Students start year with WWII artifacts
CRANBERRY TWP — The second World War is a history subject usually taught in the spring at high schools. But on Friday, junior-class students at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School got a first glance at a not-so-distant past. History teacher David Widenhofer brought in artifacts from th...

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Cranberry Living | August 31, 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 Sept. 5. Anyone 60 or older can r...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | August 31, 2016
Fatal accident nets $500 fine
Erica Hazzard says she’s heartbroken, disappointed and disgusted that the driver who hit her grandfather in an Adams Township parking lot — ultimately causing his death in 2014 — will face only a $500 fine. “A fine of $500? That is telling the citizens of the state of Pennsy...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | August 31, 2016
Students start year with WWII artifacts
CRANBERRY TWP — The second World War is a history subject usually taught in the spring at high schools. But on Friday, junior-class students at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School got a first glance at a not-so-distant past. History teacher David Widenhofer brought in artifacts from th...

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Cranberry Obituaries | August 31, 2016
Lavon “Bunny” (Wells) Smith
Lavon “Bunny” (Wells) Smith, 80, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday at the Paramount Senior Living in Seven Fields. Born Dec. 23, 1935, in Carlisle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. Wells and Pearl (Trostle) Wells. A Catholic, Lavon was a m...

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Our Opinion | August 31, 2016
Pennsylvania doing poorly with recycling of e-waste
Water takes the path of least resistance. That’s a straightforward, observable law of nature — so universal that we take it for granted. From a symbolic standpoint, water’s unimpeded flow suggests something about leadership, too: Make the right thing to do the easiest thing to do...

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Jay Ambrose | August 31, 2016
How prudence can save health care
The Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, is also well-known for the trouble it keeps getting into. The most recent chapter could be the next to last. Big insurance companies, thinking there are better ways to make necessary profits than by losing money, are saying goodbye to the program&...

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Other Voices | August 31, 2016
Other Voices
Are voters warming to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? They are not. A look at a national poll from Quinnipiac University provides a snapshot of the race and the dour narrative fueling it: A majority of voters don’t like either candidate. Respondents think Clinton is smart, 87 percent, and ha...

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Other Voices | August 31, 2016
A shameful race for both campaigns
An unspoken rule among many African-American professionals is to never use the R-word on the job or in integrated settings because those who do instantly lose whatever argument they’re embroiled in and immediately sacrifice any credibility they might have had. That’s even if the charge o...

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Focus Features | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Miss Buffalo VFC
SARVER — The Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company traded its hooks and ladders for tiaras and gowns Sunday as it hosted its first beauty pageant. Fourteen contestants, ranging in age from 12 weeks to 21 years old, completed before an audience of 75 in the first Miss Buffalo VFC. The event...

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Potpourri | August 31, 2016
Potpourri
Martsolf family sets 105th reunion The 105th Martsolf reunion will be Monday at the Nazarene Campground, 177 North Road, with meals at noon and 5 p.m. Beverages and table services will be provided. Take new items for the auction and take family updates. For more information, contact Veva M...

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Weddings | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Balachander, Piper
Aarthi Balachander and Casey Piper, both of Santa Clara, Calif., were united in marriage June 26, with Sangeet on June 25, at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, Ill. Mallikarjuna S. Parla, the priest at the SVS Balaji Temple in Aurora, Ill., officiated. The wedding was streamed live to the bride&...

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Time Capsules | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Time Capsule
SCHOOL DAYS — First-graders Kevin Wayland of Ridge Avenue and Tammi Snodgrass of Fourth Avenue are introduced by teacher Helen Dixon at West End Elementary School. The two students from Butler School District, along with 23,000 other Butler County youths, took up their books Aug. 30, 1966. ...

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Local News | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
School Stalemate
More than 300 teachers across the county are starting the 2016-17 school year without a current contract, working under the terms of the previous, now expired contracts. These include teachers in the Slippery Rock and South Butler school districts and teachers at the Butler County Vocational-Technic...

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Local News | August 31, 2016
Man won’t be charged in OD death
BUTLER TWP — A man will face charges that he provided morphine to a friend who later fatally overdosed. But Joel E. Cumberland, 54, of West Sunbury, will not be charged in Kem Ziegler’s death. Ziegler, 55, of Butler Township died Feb. 16 at her home. An autopsy ruled her death the resu...

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Local News | August 31, 2016
Youth worker faces charges
ZELIENOPLE — Borough police said a man who allegedly suffered a drug overdose Aug. 23 while working at Glade Run Lutheran Services has been charged with endangering the welfare of children. Paul A. Ream Jr., 37, of Cranberry Township was found by a co-worker in a bathroom “lying face do...

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Local News | August 31, 2016
Toys for Tots program may halt without home
A volunteer program that serves thousands of Butler County children each Christmas might shut down amid problems finding a home. Bantam Marine Detachment 743, which runs the county’s Toys for Tots program, says it continues to struggle to find a building from which to operate. Last year the ...

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Pennsylvania | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Top prosecutor swiftly replaced
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state’s convicted ex-attorney general. The unanimous confirmation vote on Bruce Beemer comes less than two weeks after Democratic...

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Pennsylvania | August 31, 2016
Wife found dead in barn
PITTSBURGH — A Western Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by her husband — who was awaiting trial on charges he kidnapped, beat and held her captive for nearly two weeks earlier this summer — has been found dead in a barn, while he’s been hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot ...

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National | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Farm workers laud Calif. overtime bill
MENDOTA, Calif. — Many California farm workers who make up the backbone of the nation’s No. 1 agricultural state were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state’s workers who are paid by the hour. If signed int...

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National | August 31, 2016
Obama cuts short prison sentences
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug convictions, arguing they lead to excessive punishmen...

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National | August 31, 2016
Ohio State University tells alumni clubs to fall in line
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing money and other perks it provides them. The move comes two years after the school fired its marching band director...

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National | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
John McCain easily wins primary vote
PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican Tea Party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee easily defe...

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National | August 31, 2016
Nation
Ohio gets rid of beer alcohol limits COLUMBUS, Ohio — Craft brewers in Ohio now have the freedom to make boozier beers. A new state law takes effect today scrapping caps on alcohol content for beer. Ohio is following the lead of other states in getting rid of its 12 percent cap that ...

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National | August 31, 2016
Trump goes to Mexico
EVERETT, Wash. — Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico today, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election. It is not clear ...

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National | August 31, 2016
Tropical storm set to drench N.C. coast
RODANTHE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. But the depression had yet to reach tropical storm strength as it curved out to sea today. Elsewhere, a hurricane threatened to pass “dang...

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International | August 31, 2016
Tomato food fight leaves Spanish town awash in red
BUNOL, Spain — Thousands of people have pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes, creating a red, mushy mess in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in eastern Spain. At the fiesta in Bunol today, 160 tons of tomatoes were unloaded from six trucks into the crowd packing the tow...

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Police Reports | August 31, 2016
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police 6:07 p.m. Monday — Austin G. Harmon, 20, of Butler was arrested after he was caught with bags of suspected heroin in the downtown area. A patrol officer came upon Harmon after hearing two men arguing near ...

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News Extra | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Steelers pick up QB, sources say
The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, CBS sports and ESPN are reporting Mettenberger, who was drafted in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, was waived by the San Diego Chargers this week. The Chargers had claimed Mettenberger off...

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Death Notices | August 31, 2016
Death Notices
Ann B. Koontz, Zelienople David T. Leslie, Butler Sheldine O’Hara Mahoney, formerly of Prospect Rodney “Rod” Miller, Slippery Rock Judy Ann Vargo, Butler ...

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Birthday Tributes | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Janet L. Gardner
In loving memory of Janet L. Gardner whose birthday is August 31. She played a different role in all our lives, a mother, a sister, and a grandmother. No matter what, the love we have for her is one. Ask anyone they’ll tell you the same. She brought us joy when we had pain. The strength and l...

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Birthday Tributes | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Edward Lumley
In loving memory of our beloved Edward Lumley whose birthday is August 31, 2016. The sky became your deep blue sea The clouds became your shore And there, for all eternity You sat with friends galore Each angel was a fisherman Who had traded his pole For golden wings and a game plan At Heave...

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Anniversaries | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Edward Lumley
In loving memory of my beloved husband Edward Lumley on our anniversary. Ed, Today would be 46 years. Happy Anniversary Miss you, Love you, Jean ...

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Professional Baseball | August 31, 2016
Cole’s season not finished just yet
CHICAGO — Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole expressed confidence he’ll return this season after returning to the team and playing catch Tuesday. Cole was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday and traveled to Los Angeles for a second opinion with a specialist, who confirmed posterio...

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Professional Baseball | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Buc bats silenced
CHICAGO — Kyle Hendricks began the season as the Cubs’ No. 5 starter. He’s on pace to finish it as the major league’s ERA leader and — if manager Joe Maddon has his way — potentially with an even bigger trophy. Hendricks threw seven dominant innings to lower the ...

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Professional Football | August 31, 2016
Vikings lose QB for year
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament after a freak practice injury on Tuesday. Bridgewater was taken by ambulance to a hospital after...

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Professional Football | August 31, 2016
Brady ready to sit out 4 games
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In some ways, the Patriots’ last preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday will serve as a sort of going away party for Tom Brady. Or at least a “see you later.” Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate” b...

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Professional Football | August 31, 2016
Burns anxious for debut
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns can’t wait to make his debut. It has been a long time coming for the Steelers’ first-round pick, who was hampered by a nagging quad injury throughout most of training camp, causing him to miss the team’s first th...

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Other Professional Sports | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Bouchard falls, suit against tourney ongoing
NEW YORK — Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm. While her body language screamed discomfort Tuesday, when the main topic of discussion was Bouchard’s ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. Open rather than her...

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College Football | August 31, 2016
WVU’s Shell prepared for productive final year
Coming out of high school, Rushel Shell arrived at Pittsburgh and was labeled as the next Tony Dorsett. Four years later, Shell gets one last shot at his own name recognition as a senior at West Virginia. Shell is shouldering the Mountaineers’ rushing responsibilities following the departure...

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College Football | August 31, 2016
Arrested gridders to play for Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he intends to make four of the five players arrested by state police on marijuana possession charges available to play when the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish open the season at Texas on Sunday. Wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and linebacker Te&...

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High School Football | August 31, 2016
Knoch facing unknown opponent
JEFFERSON TWP — Welcome to the Land of the Unknown. Blackhawk and Knoch will both be learning on the fly when their football teams meet for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Knoch Stadium. The Class 4A programs are new members of the Northwest Nine. They haven't played each other since 2009. “Play...

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High School Football | August 31, 2016
Penn Hills just 'passing' through
BUTLER TWP — Footballs could be flying Friday night at Art Bernardi Stadium. Which team is catching them with the most success could well decide Butler's fate in its Class 6A Northern Seven opener against Penn Hills at 7:30 p.m. While Butler is coming off a pair of scrimmages against Woodlan...

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Other High School Sports | August 31, 2016
Events
Wednesday Golf Butler at North Allegheny, 3:30 p.m. Shady Side Academy at Knoch, 3:15 p.m. Kiski Area at Mars, 3:15 p.m. Jeannette at Freeport, 3:15 p.m. Union (girls) at West Forest, 4 p.m. Girls Tennis Butler at North Hills, 3:30 p.m. Pine-Richland at Seneca Valley, 3:30 p.m. Burr...

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High School Round Up | August 31, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Folk on her game
Hannah Folk fired a 36 as the Butler girls golf team downed Pine-Richland 177-187 Tuesday afternoon. Maggie Feczko added a 43 for the Golden Tornado. Butler (177): Hannah Folk 36, Maggie Feczko 43, Liz Rakers 47, Caroline Piccola 50 Pine-Richland (187): Lauren Freyengel 36, Kiera Loftus 48, Aiynn...

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In Brief | August 31, 2016
In Brief
‘Golden Footballs’ at Butler Friday BUTLER TWP — Two NFL “Golden Footballs,” given to the high school alma maters of every player on the active roster of a Super Bowl team, will be presented to Butler prior to Friday night’s season opener against Penn Hill...

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Trivia | August 31, 2016
Trivia
Who were the only three NFL quarterbacks to throw for 500 yards in a game from 2000 through 2009? ...

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Births | August 31, 2016
Births
Born Aug. 9: To Sarah (Fair) and Thomas Edwards of Butler, a son named Charles Somerton Edwards at 2:46 p.m. Grandparents are Ellen Romett of Butler, Dennis and Susan Fair of Mars, Susan Edwards of Butler and J. Mark and Kim Edwards of Butler. Born Aug. 19: To Kati Ann (Porter) and Jacob Edward W...

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