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Saturday, May. 28, 2016

Arts & Ent. Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
New ‘Roots’ for new generation
No one believes that “Roots,” a new interpretation of Alex Haley’s blockbuster novel airing next week, will get the attention the 1977 version did. Then again, expectations weren’t too high the first time around. ABC, whose pride and joy at the time was “Happy Days,...

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Movie Reviews | May 28, 2016
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ loses some magic
The last two “X-Men” movies — “Days of Future Past” (2014) and “First Class” (2011) — were wonderful surprises that didn’t conform to the notion that sequels are, more than likely, woefully inferior to the original. Rejuvenating the Marvel franch...

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Movie Reviews | May 28, 2016
‘Looking Glass’ is an uninspired trip back to Wonderland
When Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action version of “Alice in Wonderland” raked in a billion dollars there was no question that Disney would pounce on the opportunity for a sequel. Helpfully, Lewis Carroll did write a second book about Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, “Thro...

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Verse of the Day | May 28, 2016
Verse
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ...

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Chuckle of the day | May 28, 2016
Chuckle
Better for a politician to march to a different drummer than to sidestep to a different interest group. ...

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Town & County | May 28, 2016
Town & County
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY SUNDAY is Hyte Eurich, 20, the son of Tom and Kim Eurich, all of Winfield Township. ...

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Starwatch | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
June offers jubilee of planets, stars
The nights are warmer but there’s a price to pay. It’s a late-night affair, and if you’re an aging stargazer like me make sure to get that afternoon nap and take in strategic amounts of caffeine. Good stargazing can’t really begin until after 10 p.m., but the show is worth lo...

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Business Features | May 28, 2016
How new rules could help or hurt workers
WASHINGTON — More pay? Or just fewer work hours? The new overtime rule the Obama administration issued this month could mean thicker paychecks for some Americans who work longer hours — or, just reduced time on the job. The rule doubles the salary level that employees must receive to b...

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Business Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
New center progresses
JACKSON TWP — The new FedEx distribution center being built on Tomlinson Road is nearing its opening in August. Spokesman David Westrick said the 300,000-square-foot facility is part of a nationwide network expansion to boost daily package volume capacity and enhance the speed and service cap...

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Business Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Peoples’ program aids small biz and charities
Peoples TWP has donated $1,000 to VOICe of Butler County through a new program. The donation was presented at Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar in Butler as part of Peoples’ Eat, Drink and Help program. That program supports small businesses and charities. It is beginning in Butler Co...

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Business Features | May 28, 2016
Verizon, unions reach 4-year contract deal
NEW YORK — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. About 39,000 landline and cable employees in nine states and Washington, D.C., have been on strike since mid-April. Verizon had tr...

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Business Briefs | May 28, 2016
In Brief
Agency names rehab director Leslie Kisow of Mars has been named director of rehabilitation for Lutheran SeniorLife. She will manage the rehabilitation staff of long term care, outpatient rehabilitation, home care and the LIFE Programs in Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, and Lawrence counties. K...

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Bulletin Board | May 28, 2016
Bulletin Board

Saturday

Free Community Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., New Beginnings Free Methodist Church, 416 Center Ave. For more information, call Sally Perkins at 724-290-2384. Card Party, 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Grange, 211 Bull Creek Road.

Sunday

Grapevine Center lunch for people in recovery from m...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
Zelienople man, 34, accused of attacking, choking wife
ZELIENOPLE — A borough man was arrested Thursday for felony assault after police said he attacked his wife with a work boot and choked her until she apparently passed out at their home. Richard A. Carmichael, 34, is in the Butler County Prison on $5,000 bail. Zelienople police said Allison C...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
Memorial Day events, activities scheduled
Here is a list of some of the scheduled activities celebrating Memorial Day in Butler County this holiday weekend. Cranberry Township The VFW Post 879 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the veteran’s memorial in North Boundary Park. The ceremony will include a pres...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Woman in court for harassment
EVANS CITY — A woman who police said has harassed “multiple” people since 2010 must abide by guidelines put forth by District Judge Wayne Seibel. Carmelina Vargo, 49, of Adams Township was charged in April with stalking and two counts of harassment after an incident at the Mars At...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
2 wrecks injure drivers, snarl traffic
MIDDLESEX TWP — A pair of related vehicle accidents Wednesday left two people injured and caused traffic tie-ups on and near Routes 8 and 228. The first crash happened about 4 p.m. when Clifford Sines, 52, of Pittsburgh swerved his eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck into the opposing lane to a...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
Zelie farm market opens on June 6
ZELIENOPLE — The Zelienople-Harmony Farmers Market kicks off its fourth season on June 6. Local farmers and area small businesses will offer a variety of plants, vegetables, herbs, hand-crafted goods, baked items, oils and vinegars, and more at Zelienople Park on East Beaver Street. Food als...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
EC church would stay open in plan
ZELIENOPLE — It's coming full circle for the St. Matthias and St. Gregory parishes. In 1939, St. Gregory parish in Zelienople purchased an empty church in Evans City and renovated it for use as a Catholic church. St. Matthias continued as a mission of St. Gregory until 1946 when a resident p...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
3-car crash injures 2 in Zelienople
ZELIENOPLE — Two people were evaluated for minor injuries by Harmony EMS after a three-car accident around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West New Castle Street and Clay Street. The accident caused traffic delays for about 20 minutes as firefighters with Harmony Fire District clea...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
RELIGION

Bakerstown church to hold 1 service

BAKERSTOWN — From June 5 until the end of August, First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, 5825 Heckert Road, will have one 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Following the service, education classes will be held for all ages. For more information...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
McCandless man dies in crash on Route 19
PINE TWP, Allegheny County — A McCandless man died Friday morning in a two-car collision at the intersection of Route 19 and Bonnie View Drive. Christopher Wunderly, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Northern Regional...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Caring Component
CRANBERRY TWP — Patrick and Lee Ann Sheehy have rolled with a lot of changes in their long careers as physical therapists, but their goal of providing the best care available has remained unchanged. The Sheehys, who have owned and operated Optimal Physical Therapy on Executive Drive for 13 ye...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
ENTERTAINMENT

Concerts scheduled for Harmony

HARMONY — Three concerts for the “Harmony in the House” series are scheduled for June. BeJae Fleming and Jackie Blount will perform Saturday, June 11 at the Harmony Inn from 1 to 4 p.m. The concert is free. Larry & Sandra Groce will be bac...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
Memorial truck pull set at Farm Show site
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — A 43-year-old Armstrong County man who died of cancer last year will be memorialized at a truck pull next month at the Butler Farm Show grounds. The Eric George Memorial Truck Pull will be at 2 p.m. June 4 at 625 Evans City Road, It will feature street semi’s, hot...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
Courts

District Judge Wayne Seibel

EVANS CITY — District Judge Wayne Seibel recently heard these cases: Tyler S. Fleming, 20, of Zelienople waived to court charges of possessing of a controlled substance, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, no rear lights and driving without insur...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Butler, Evans City honor vets
Three communities are honoring military veterans in a very visible way. In Evans City, 202 banners have been hung on a half-dozen streets displaying veterans' photographs. In Butler, the city government and American Legion Post 117 have joined efforts to duplicate what Evans City has started. And...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016
CTCC nears $600K Miracle League goal
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Community Chest’s 2016 Project of the Year is close to being funded. The project, announced last June, is to raise $600,000 to replace the surface on the baseball diamond in Graham Park used by the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The ...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Tunnel planned under Route 228
CRANBERRY TWP — A traffic tunnel will be built beneath Route 228 to get vehicles and pedestrians under, not across, the busy highway. The tunnel, to be called the MSA Thruway, will connect the Cranberry Springs development on the south side of the highway with the Cranberry Woods development ...

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Cranberry Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cranberry provides meet, exchange site
CRANBERRY TWP — The township has a designated area for people to meet and safely transact business or make exchanges. A safe exchange zone is in the parking lot of the municipal center, 2525 Rochester Road. It consists of two angled parking spaces facing St. Ferdinand Church on the right for ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | May 28, 2016
Short-circuited
PITTSBURGH — Down on the scoreboard and trailing in manpower, a lot was working against the Mars girls lacrosse team. After being outscored 5-0 in the first half of Thursday evening’s WPIAL Division II title game against Blackhawk, the Planets scratched and clawed their way back into th...

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Cranberry Local Sports | May 28, 2016
Mars bounced in semifinal
ROBINSON TWP — It’s the game within the game — pitcher vs. hitter in a battle to get ahead in the count. But with Chartiers Valley’s Cole Horew firing a bevy of strikes, that was a near-impossible task for Mars’ lineup. Horew struck out three, did not walk a batter an...

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Cranberry Local Sports | May 28, 2016
In Brief
Izzie’s Dash slated June 4 CRANBERRY TWP — The seventh annual Izzie’s Dash for Organ Donation takes place June 4 in North Boundary Park. The dash is a fund-raiser for the Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship, which awards a scholarship to an individual or family membe...

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Cranberry Local Sports | May 28, 2016
Mars boys win crown, 15-10
PITTSBURGH — Champions aren’t always great. They’re just great when they have to be. For members of Mars’ boys lacrosse team, their true test of fortitude began with eight minutes left in Friday’s WPIAL Division II championship game against Hampton. The Talbots had sc...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Project of the Year
The Cranberry Township Community Chest Project of the Year involves resurfacing the Miracle League baseball field and adding a baseball-themed playground. From left are Community Chest Chairman Bruce Mazzoni; Tim Zinkham of the township engineering Department; contractor Roger Dunlap; and Miracle Le...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Prom Royalty
ADAMS TWP — Madeline Ivory was crowned queen and Sam Porter was crowned king at the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School prom last Sunday night at the Treesdale Golf and Country Club. Madeline is the daughter of Lee and Suzann Ivory of Cranberry Township. Sam is the son of James and Wen...

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Cranberry Home & Garden | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
2 Cranberry Township gardens will be featured in Town & Country tour
CRANBERRY TWP — Two outdoor gardens will be featured in this year's Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Town & Country Tour. The tour will take place June 26 and will feature 12 gardens in the North Hills and the township. One of the local gardens is in the backyard of Gina Bianchi, a founding member ...

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Our Opinion | May 28, 2016
Cheers & Jeers ...
Cheer Congratulations and best wishes to the Pittsburgh Penguins as they advance to the Stanley Cup finals on Monday, hosting Game 1 against the San Jose Sharks. With the Pens’ new training headquarters, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex situated in Butler County, we all have a stake in the t...

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Letters to the Editor | May 28, 2016
FDR’s work undone
The stock market crash of 1929 marked the beginning of a long and excruciating depression in America. In 1932, it elected (D) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to confront the enormous task of restoring America’s pride. What remedies did FDR prescribe? For starters, his CCC camps and WPA c...

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Rich Lowry | May 28, 2016
Yes, Hillary Clinton was an enabler
Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill’s “enabler” and daring to invoke the allegation of rape against Clinton, Trump is again de...

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Other Voices | May 28, 2016
We must do more for spouses of veterans
From Armed Forces Day to Memorial Day to Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May is a month that honors our veterans in many different ways. But we still have work to do in how we recognize and support their families. Can we really address veterans’ needs separate from the challenges faced by t...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SPRING VALLEY PARK
Bill Klee, township Supervisor Ed Boyd and John Kardos, a board member of Friends of Spring Valley Park, look through artifacts on display at the open house for Spring Valley Park in Clinton Township. The event, which was held last Saturday, included scouts from Troop 58, Cooperstown, raising the fl...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Woman of Distinction
CRANBERRY TWP — Victoria Bechtold Kush of Cranberry Township has earned a 2016 Woman of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. Kush, a lawyer for the Pittsburgh firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was honored in the Government and Law category. The award is given to ...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
DEDICATION DAY
The Larry Talmadge Memorial Pavilion, behind Haven II on the Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ Cabot campus, was recently dedicated in tribute to Talmadge, former vice president of retirement living. The pavilion will provide outdoor activity and gathering space. The project was funded by a commu...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SPEAKING DEUTSCH
Eighth grade German students at Seneca Valley Middle School took the Level 1 National German Exam and several earned recognition from the American Association of Teachers of German for their performance. The award winners and their awards are, from left, Olivia Schultheis, who scored in the 98th per...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Colleagues honor Purvis
BUTLER TWP — Jean B. Purvis of Butler was honored with a tribute dinner at the Butler Country Club sponsored by the Community Health Clinic of Butler County. More than 160 friends, family and colleagues attended the May 22 event. She was instrumental in starting the clinic and was co-chairma...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Student hits postcard feat
ZELIENOPLE — Yorick Williams accomplished a feat only one other Connoquenessing Valley Elementary student has done. The first grader collected one postcard from all 50 states during his class' Great Postcard Race assignment. Yorick and his mother Amanda, who served in the Army for eight yea...

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Focus Features | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Families choose custom grave markers to honor veterans' service
Memorial Day was created to honor the service of the members of the military. While veterans are entitled to a government-provided memorial, many relatives turn to local memorial makers to mark their loved ones' graves. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, and at no cos...

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Potpourri | May 28, 2016
Potpourri

Church will host strawberry fest

CHICORA — St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 864 Chicora Road, will have a strawberry festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5. Whole pies will be available, while supplies last, as well as meals including sandwich, salad bar, dessert and beverage. BHS...

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Neighbors | May 28, 2016
Musko presented ‘Kids Day’ award
Dick Musko was chosen to receive the “Kid’s Day America” Children’s Empowerment Award. The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment and dedication to the children of Butler. The award was presented at the Butler Farm Show Grounds. ...

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Student Directory | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Student Directory
Adeline Birkes of Slippery Rock received a scholarship to attend National Audubon's ornithology camp for teens this summer at Hog Island, Maine. Bartramian Audubon Society awarded the scholarship. Birkes, a sophomore at Slippery Rock High School, received the Gene and Joanne Wilhelm Scholarship in ...

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Dean's List | May 28, 2016
DEAN’S LIST
The following students were named to the dean’s lists at their respective colleges and universities: Butler: Kathleen Smith at Furman University in South Carolina and Joshua Croup at Point Park University Cabot: Edward Stockert at Mansfield University Cranberry Township: Mara Mooney at Gran...

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Graduates | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
GRADUATES
Stephanie Marie Cicero received a master’s of music degree in music education with a focus in instrumental music and a focus in general music from Kent State University. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Cicero is a 2008 graduate of Butler High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Slippery ...

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Recipes | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Bruschetta 3 ways for a satisfying picnic main dish
There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it's an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings. According to Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan, bruschetta likely originated in ancient Rome. Ol...

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Time Capsules | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
MEMORIAL WREATHS
Veterans place wreaths in Diamond Park during the Memorial Day program in 1971. The program followed the annual parade along Main Street. After the placing of the wreaths, the Lyndora Legion rifle squad fired three volleys and Taps were sounded by Kim McClelland. Attorney James Taylor was the princi...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
St. Gregory Menu
Lunch Monday — No school Tuesday — Ham sandwich and chips Wednesday — Chicken quesadilla, potatoes and oranges Thursday — Pepperoni roll, fruit and salad Friday — Last day of school ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
First Baptist Christian Menu
Monday — No school Tuesday — Pizza Wednesday — Sausage, hash browns and french toast Thursday — Cheeseburger, french fries and corn Friday — Last day of school; no lunch ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Butler Menu
Monday — No school Tuesday — Pizza, juice, string cheese, craisins and crackers Wednesday — Chicken wraps, corn and chips Thursday — Tuscany sub and chips Friday — Hamburger and fries ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Mars Menu
Breakfast Monday — No school Tuesday to Friday — Chef’s choice Lunch Monday — No school Tuesday to Friday — Chef’s choice ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Freeport Menu
Breakfast Monday — No school Tuesday — Cinnamon roll and toast Wednesday — veggielicious muffin Thursday — Cinnamon roll Friday —Pancakes Lunch Monday — No school Tuesday — Tacos or corn dogs; baked beans, carrots and pineapple Wednesday — Spa...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Seneca Valley Menu
Elementary Monday — No school Tuesday — Calzones Wednesday — Sandwich, fries and peaches Thursday — Assorted foods Friday — No lunch; last day Middle School Monday — No school Tuesday — Chicken dishes Wednesday — Sandwiches Thursday — ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Slippery Rock Menu
Breakfast Elementary Monday — No school Tuesday — Breakfast pizza Wednesday — Breakfast burrito Thursday — Breakfast pizza Middle School Monday — No school Tuesday — Breakfast pizza Wednesday — Breakfast burrito Thursday — Breakfast pizza Hi...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Holy Sepulcher Menu
Monday — No school Tuesday — Pot luck Wednesday — Pizza Thursday — Pot luck Friday — Unavailable ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
South Butler Menu
Breakfast Monday — Mini French toast Tuesday — Fruit-filled frudel Wednesday — Funnel cake Thursday — Breakfast pizza Friday — Pancake sausage wrap Lunch Monday — No school Tuesday — Pasta, carrots and pineapple Wednesday — Hot dog, roll, ba...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Moniteau Menu
Breakfast Elementary Monday — No school Tuesday — Oatmeal bar Wednesday — Unavailable Thursday — Unavailable Friday — Unavailable Secondary Monday — No school Tuesday — Sausage, egg and American cheese on bagel Wednesday — Unavailable Thursd...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Butler Catholic Menu
Alternate — Cheeseburger Monday — No school Tuesday — Hot dog, chips, pasta salad, carrots and cookie Wednesday — Chicken and potatoes Thursday — Pizza and salad Friday — Noon dismissal; no lunch ...

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School Menus | May 28, 2016
Karns City Menu
Breakfast Monday — No school Tuesday — Breakfast bread Wednesday — Unavailable Thursday — Unavailable Friday — Unavailable Lunch Monday — No school Tuesday — Hot dogs, tater tots, baked beans and vegetable tray Wednesday — Unavailable Thursda...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Corrections
As part of Evans City’s Memorial Day observances at 2 p.m. Sunday, the names of seven veterans who have died since last year’s Memorial Day ceremony will be read. Incorrect information was included in a listing in Thursday’s edition. In case of rain, the ceremony will be at Evans C...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
History club members place flags
PENN TWP — History lessons by Knoch High School's Brad Pflugh are never boring, especially not when he takes student volunteers to cemeteries to post American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day. Pflugh teaches 11th and 12th grade history in the South Butler County School District, an...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Latin students take 2nd place
BUTLER TWP — Butler High School Latin students took second place at a recent statewide contest at Penn State University. A total of 108 Butler Latin students competed in the 65th annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State Convention May 20-22, and claimed the second place overall troph...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Mars Brew Fest is June 25 in town square
MARS — Although the second annual Mars New Year won’t happen until next year, the Space Bar from last year’s event will open in June. Mars Mayor Gregg Hartung announced the Mars Brew Fest will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 25 in the town square next to the flying saucer. Between eight...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Cruise helps firefighters
ADAMS TWP — A car cruise to benefit the Adams Area Fire District will be from 3 to 7 p.m. June 4 at Classic Automotive, 758 Route 228. Those who attend can have their car’s picture taken in front of an old filling station, and an old-time general store will be on site. A DJ, a balloon c...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
No paper Monday
There will be no Butler Eagle printed Monday because of Memorial Day. The paper will resume publication Tuesday. ...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
‘Escape to the Lake’ bicycle ride for MS research slated
MUDDY CREEK TWP — More than 1,000 bicyclists next month are expected to make the journey from Butler County to Ohio during an annual event that raises money for research into Multiple Sclerosis. Cyclists in the 31st annual Bike MS: Escape to the Lake ride, sponsored by the National Multiple S...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Harmony will be festive on June 11
HARMONY — The borough will be a busy place June 11. That is when the Harmony Museum will have its annual Herb & Garden Fair at the historic 1805 Barn Annex along with a Fiber Festival in the museum’s Stewart Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Harmony Business Association will have its annu...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Hope Lutheran to grow
CRANBERRY TWP — With an active and growing congregation, the Hope Lutheran Church on Rowan Road is expanding. The township supervisors Thursday had a public hearing on a proposed 6,600-foot expansion to the church. They can vote to approve the project next Thursday. The church in 2013 acquir...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Apparent overdose claims man at hotel
BUTLER TWP — A 27-year-old New York man died after an apparent drug overdose at a Butler Township hotel, police confirmed Friday. Township police said they were called to the Hampton Inn at Butler Crossing shortly after 9 a.m. Friday after the man was found in a room at the hotel. It was no...

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Local News | May 28, 2016
Police: Woman was shoved out of moving car
CRANBERRY TWP — A woman was pushed out of a moving car on Route 228 during an argument Thursday night with her boyfriend, who drove away, authorities said. Two other motorists saw the alleged victim tumble from the vehicle shortly before 9 p.m. and stopped to help her. Cranberry Township pol...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SV graduates overcome heat, rain, and more heat
JACKSON TWP — “It's all like a dream.” That's what Seneca Valley High School senior-turned-graduate Luke Cisar had to say about his four years attending high school. For the 559 students who graduated Friday evening, the dream of high school has made way for future dreams to be m...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
High bail shocks suspect
Flabbergasted by his $750,000 bail, suspected big-time drug dealer Hasan Shareef's immediate question came as no surprise. “Where am I going to get that kind of money?” he asked District Judge Sue Haggerty while being video arraigned Friday night at the Butler County Prison on drug traf...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Service honors local airman
SOUTH BUFFALO TWP — At home, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Hager is more likely to be remembered for his blueberry patch than his exploits on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. And it’s likely that’s how Hager, a quiet and humble man, would have wanted it. But the ...

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Local News | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Pens’ Cup quest brings spotlight
CRANBERRY TWP — The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Cranberry Springs Drive has seen the effects of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ quest for the Stanley Cup. “It’s put us on the national stage,” said Matt Herr, executive director and general manager of the complex. “The...

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Pennsylvania | May 28, 2016
Kane spokesman quits job, tired of defending her
HARRISBURG — Saying he’s “tired of explaining the inexplicable,” Chuck Ardo, the spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, said Friday that he is quitting. Like Kane’s seven previous press secretaries, Ardo is leaving his job, widely thought to be one ...

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Pennsylvania | May 28, 2016
State
Uber appeals $11 million fine PITTSBURGH — Uber is asking Pennsylvania utility regulators to reconsider the record $11.4 million fine they issued against the ride-hailing company. The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco-based Uber in April for operating in the state for six ...

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National | May 28, 2016
Report: Missing hiker lived days after search halt
AUGUSTA, Maine — The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn’t going to criticize searchers even though they abandoned their full-scale effort while she was still alive. Geraldine Largay’s family members saw searchers’ efforts and ...

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National | May 28, 2016
Expecting worst, travelers find fast lines at airports
ATLANTA — Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday. Travelers reported moving quickly through airport checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some pass...

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National | May 28, 2016
Study: Uber, Lyft drivers are safer than average American driver, report says
SAN FRANCISCO — Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft, and HopSkipDrive are generally safer than the average American driver, according to a new study by automotive analytics firm Zendrive and research firm Aite Group. The research compared data collected anonymously from the s...

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National | May 28, 2016
Ex-‘Glee’ star Salling faces porn charges
LOS ANGELES — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy “Glee,” was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography. The 33-year-old actor was charged with two counts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office....

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International | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Atomic bomb survivors say future unclear
HIROSHIMA, Japan — The survivors of the world’s first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don’t usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb. On Saturday, a day after Barack Obama left, ther...

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Court News | May 28, 2016
Courts
District Judge Lewis Stoughton CHICORA — District Judge Lewis Stoughton recently heard these cases: Seth B. Dillon, 25, of Butler waived to court charges of DUI and driving with unsafe equipment, filed May 10 by state police. Josh D. Turner, 37, of Butler waived to court making a fal...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | May 28, 2016
Tuesday's Headlines
1. Students put their own personal twists in classic stories in the Discovering Literature classes at Knoch Middle School. 2. More than 1,000 bicyclists will crowd the roads at Moraine State Park next month as they start the annual Bike MS: Escape to the Lake ride. ...

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Death Notices | May 28, 2016
Death Notices
Michael “Mike” John Leander Ecola, formerly of Butler Margaret Jean “Peggy” McKee Fink, Butler Ervin Albert Higgs, Key West, Fla. Kimberly M. Powers, Butler Dennis “Denny” Spithaler, Evans City ...

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In Memoriams | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Phil Christofano
In memory of our son, brother, uncle and friend Phil Christofano who died two years ago on Memorial Weekend May 2014. Peace forever more. Family and Friends ...

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In Memoriams | May 28, 2016
Marie G. Reges
In loving memory of our beloved mother, Marie G. Reges September 13, 1921 - May 29, 2007. Our dearest mother, just a soft whisper to let you know we miss you and love you forever. Now you have your angel wings. God needs you to take care of his many things. Love and miss you. Your Family ...

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In Memoriams | May 28, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Ida R. Barr
In loving memory of our beloved mother, Ida R. Barr who passed away 10 years ago today May 30th. Midnight stars gleaming on a lonely grave Where sleeping, but not dreaming, lies the one we could not save. In dreams we see her dear sweet face And kiss her cold, cold brow, and whisper As we loved...

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In Memoriams | May 28, 2016
Carl (Buddy) L. Barton, Jr.
A Memorial Day Tribute In loving memory of our dear husband, dad and grandpap Carl (Buddy) L. Barton, Jr. Our grief, still fresh And somewhat new As we journey through life Each day without you Holding on to our memories Of you that we love You once were with us And now live above YouR...

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Professional Auto Racing | May 28, 2016
Everyone wants to win the 100th Indy 500 race
INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to land in her good graces before the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” “I think this track will pi...

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Professional Auto Racing | May 28, 2016
Improving Larson looks for first Cup win
CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson believes he’s on the verge of kicking in the door and getting his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win. The 23-year-old seems to be getting close. Larson finished second two weeks ago at Dover, then had a chance to win the All-Star exhibition race at Charlotte Motor ...

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Professional Baseball | May 28, 2016
Pirates pound Rangers, 9-1
ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle and his Pittsburgh players and coaches tipped their caps as a show of respect toward Jeff Banister before the Texas manager’s first game against the organization he called home for 29 years. Then the Pirates went to work. Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole H...

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Professional Basketball | May 28, 2016
Cavs reach 2nd consecutive NBA Finals
TORONTO — LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. It’s the third finals appearance in t...

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