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Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015

Showcase | July 30, 2015
‘Mary Poppins’ auditions set
PENN TWP — Auditions for the Sing Hosanna! production of the musical “Mary Poppins” will be conducted in August. Auditions for principal and featured roles are set for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 8 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 for children ages 8 to 12; and for 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 and 8...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Theater

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Hobnob Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” promenade style through the grounds of Preston Park at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. The park is at 415 S. Eberhart Road in Butler Township. Take a chair or blanket. ...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Art

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Maridon Museum, 322 N. McKean St., offers a display of Samurai dolls through the summer. The museum’s collection includes Asian art and pieces of German Meissen porcelain. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seni...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Massive birds of prey have new home at aviary
PITTSBURGH — Four massive Andean condors have a new home at the National Aviary, one designed to provide a habitat for breeding and give visitors a unique view of this endangered species. Lurch, Precious, Handsome and Lianni, as the birds are named, are housed in the exhibit that mimics this...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Local novelists release new works with local settings
Novels with Butler County settings abound in the latest round of books by area authors. ...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Nightlife
Hotel Saxonburg, 220 Main St., presents music by Don Schiebel on Friday and Amanda Noah-Muscatello on Saturday. Call 724-352-4200. Tri-County Country Music Association will hold its monthly meeting, music and dancing Wednesday at the Slippery Rock Township Building, 155 Branchton Road at the inters...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Best Bets

Steam Show under way

PORTERSVILLE — Portersville Steam Show’s Summer Show runs through Sunday at the steam show grounds, 1512 Perry Highway. Featured will be International Harvester tractors and equipment. Activities will include a garden tractor fun pull, kids pedal pull, mus...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Outdoors

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Regatta at Lake Arthur features boating and other water activities, music and fireworks over the course of the 17th annual event Saturday and Sunday at Moraine State Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on the South Shore off Pleasant Valley Road. ...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Music

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The next installment of the free Family Summer Concert Series, hosted by the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Odd Fellow Gazebo at Alameda Park, Butler Township. Performing will be vocal harmony group Butler Notables. The Ayres Foun...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Living History French, Indian War event planned
BRADY TWP — The Old Stone House presents a French and Indian War Weekend on Aug. 8 and 9. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. The Venango Trail was a well-known Indian path that stretched from the forks of the Ohio northward toward Lake Erie, running pas...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Museums & More

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Butler County Historical Society’s Senator Walter Lowrie House Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Call 724-283-8116 or visit www.butlerhistory.com. Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer St., Harmony, will host its 11th annual Antique Gun Show Aug. 8. Hours are 9 a...

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Showcase | July 30, 2015
Film

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Monday Movies in the Park in the Masonic Shelter at Alameda Park will show “Rio 2” at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. For information, call Butler County Parks and Recreation at 724-284-5383. Family Movie Nights at the Rotary Amphitheater in Cranberry Community Par...

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Verse of the Day | July 30, 2015
Verse
The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. ...

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Chuckle of the day | July 30, 2015
Today’s Chuckle
As you travel down life’s highway, it quickly becomes obvious that most of it is a toll road. ...

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Town & County | July 30, 2015
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 | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Toyota robot picks up after humans
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for “human support robot,” comes with a single mechanical arm that can grasp objects of various shapes and sizes and also pick up smaller items with a tiny...

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Bulletin Board | July 30, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD

Today

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1674, weigh-in at 4:30 p.m., meeting at 5 p.m., Concordia Visiting Nurses, 613 N. Pike Road, Cabot. For more information, call Sue at 724-679-6365. KATIE’S KITCHEN FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, ...

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Our Opinion | July 30, 2015
Ending ethanol mandate: a win for environment, drivers, roads
A perfect storm of environmental and economic factors could be gathering to nudge Congress to end the ethanol mandate. In recent years, even staunch environmentalists have been admitting that the ethanol mandate does not make sense. While the corn-based alcohol does burn more cleanly than gasoline,...

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Other Voices | July 30, 2015
OTHER VOICES
Something is missing in the quest by immigrant groups to make Pennsylvania the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses: a compelling rationale. Before we elaborate, it’s important to state a couple of premises: No one should be denied vital health care due to immig...

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Other Voices | July 30, 2015
How to shut up disliked opinions
Listen to what they say, look at what they do, and you will soon enough find public officials in this land whose ideology is progressive, whose regard for free speech is scant and whose willingness to indulge in tyrannies is plentiful. Transgress their policy preferences, and it’s time for ac...

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Other Voices | July 30, 2015
With Iran deal, Obama makes bad history
WASHINGTON — It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement attempts to thwart proliferation o...

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Focus Features | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Jewish teen wins spot in leadership program
Emily Csonka, 16, shares a name with her Pro Football Hall of Fame third cousin Larry Csonka. And while she's never met the Miami Dolphins great, she's out to make a name for herself on her own. Emily, the daughter of Kim and Jim Csonka of Jefferson Township, won a spot on the Diller Teen Fellows l...

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Offerings | July 30, 2015
Offerings

Christian group plays in Emlenton

EMLENTON — The Christian contemporary music group Mike’s Chair will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center, 580 Whitehall Road. For more information, visit www.whitehallconcert.net.

First Saturday Devotions slated...

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Religious Round Up | July 30, 2015
RELIGIOUS ROUNDUP
BUTLER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Butler Church of the Nazarene, 4410 Oakdale Road and Route 68, will have special music Sunday sung by Gordon Thompson. There will be no evening Bible study due to family camp. The senior adults will hear the Musicians Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Butler In...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Bova to build addition
MIDDLESEX TWP — An addition to the Bova Corp. will be built soon, a company official says. The steel fabrication company will build a new warehouse after getting approval from the township supervisors Wednesday evening. Company president Peter Bova said the warehouse is being built because o...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Riverfest winners announced
EAST BRADY — Over the weekend of July 17-19, the 30th annual Riverfest had contests, musical performances and other activities. Here’s a roundup of winners: Citizen of the Year: Denny King Beautiful Baby: First, Steele King of East Brady; second, Alexander Johnson of Butler Precious P...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Enjoyable ‘Grease’ full of energy
BUTLER TWP — Youthful enthusiasm and energy carried Butler Musical Theater Guild’s production of “Grease” at the Succop Theater of Butler County Community College Wednesday night. Long before the other High School Musical, this tale of love, loss, and love again is set at R...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Man flown to hospital after fall
JEFFERSON TWP — A man was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in a helicopter after falling about 20 feet from a tree Wednesday afternoon. Saxonburg Fire Chief Chris Ballina said the 911 call came in at 2:21 p.m. for an accident at 199 Great Belt Road. The man was part of a crew from Asplun...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Fire destroys wooden garage
WASHINGTON TWP — No one was injured Wednesday afternoon in a fire that destroyed a wooden garage on Oneida Valley Road. The garage was fully involved when the firefighters arrived shortly after 4 p.m., North Washington Fire Chief Nick Grove said. The structure was a total loss and a motorcy...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Restoring Middlesex bridge out of supervisors’ control
Residents won’t be able to look to the Middlesex Township Supervisors for help on the recent removal of the Hillview Drive bridge. The road’s residents came to the supervisors meeting Wednesday to see what the supervisors could do to restore the bridge. The bridge allowed the Hillview ...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
County officials take assorted actions
Butler County will reimburse nearly $2,000 to seasonal county park staff for their required background clearances. Commissioners voted on Wednesday to pay $47.50 each to 41 employees who work at Alameda Waterpark and as camp counselors. Gary Pinkerton, director of parks and recreation, said that a...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Butler Twp. sets annual ‘Night Out’ event at park
BUTLER TWP — National Night Out’s 32nd annual event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lohner Park, 117 David Drive. The event will include township police officers and commissioners, who will meet with residents, as well as a ceremonial first basket at a newly-installed basketball hoop ...

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Local News | July 30, 2015
Eckstein says budget gap can be plugged
Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein believes that a $3.4 million county budget shortfall that Controller Ben Holland reported last month can be solved. In a report filed in June to the state Department of Community and Economic Development, Holland said the county’s 2015 budget of $184.2 ...

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Local News | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
South Butler super leaves
JEFFERSON TWP — South Butler Superintendent Mike Leitera has accepted the superintendent position at the Mohawk School District in Lawrence County. He is leaving the South Butler School District after one year as superintendent. Leitera, 44, who lives in Shenango Township, Lawrence County, h...

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Local News | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Garage burns
Firefighter Ryan Enscoe has his vital signs checked by paramedic Anna Plesakov after fighting the fi re in the 90-degree heat. No injuries were reported. A motorcycle inside the garage and two nearby cars also were burned. ...

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Local News | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
State police ask for help finding man; reward offered for arrest
State police in Mercer are seeking assistance from the public to find a man wanted on felony counts of receiving stolen property and fleeing from police. Kevin L. McFadden, 46, has ties to numerous locations in Mercer, Butler, Lawrence, Crawford, Venango and Clarion counties, according to a news re...

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Local News | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Can we have s'more?
Roasting marshmallows for s'mores Friday are, from left, Girl Scouts Athena Woods of Fombell, Anastasia Benson, 11, of Butler and Alexandra Cogongas, 9, of Valencia at Camp Redwing in Penn Township.


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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Democrats take aim at Toomey seat in '16
HARRISBURG — Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest in nine months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who is seeking his second six-year term in the 2016 election. The seat is expected to be crucial to determining control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats ho...

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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015
Legionella bacteria found at university
WEST CHESTER — Officials at a suburban Philadelphia university say an employee has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease and eight campus buildings had higher-than-acceptable levels of the bacteria. West Chester University officials told more than 1,000 employees in an e-mail Wedne...

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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015
In Brief

Penn State building damaged by fire

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State said a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke. The university said the accidental fire late Tuesday was contained to a first-floor room for graduate students in the Hammond Building...

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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015
US Airways closing center
CORAOPOLIS — US Airways is closing its Pittsburgh area flight operations control center as part of its merger with American Airlines. The Moon Township facility will handle its last flight Aug. 23. American is eliminating the US Airways brand and shifting flight operations to a new center in...

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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Wolf meets with GOP leaders about budget
YORK — There’s been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania’s state budget standoff, but participants aren’t reporting any breakthroughs. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf met Wednesday at the Yorktowne Hotel in York with the Republican floor leaders, Rep. Dave Reed and Sen. ...

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Pennsylvania | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Philly congressman Fattah faces corruption charges
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son’s student loans and disguised a lobbyist’s bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecuto...

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National | July 30, 2015
911 caller hung up on as teen dies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to “deal with it yourself” and hung up as she sought aid. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza Quintero told The Associated Press Wednesd...

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National | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Officials criticize officer
CINCINNATI — This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. The Wednesday indictment of a University of Cincinnati police officer on a charge of murder in the traffic-stop shooting was a...

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National | July 30, 2015
In Brief

U.S. economy posts solid rebound

WASHINGTON — After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade. The Commerce Department said today that the gross domestic product, the economy...

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National | July 30, 2015
Senate set to OK bill extension
WASHINGTON — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. The Senate plans to take up a House-passed bill today that would extend spendi...

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National | July 30, 2015
U.S. views of pope dim
NEW YORK — Two months ahead of his first trip to the U.S., Pope Francis’ approval rating among Americans has plummeted, driven mostly by a decline among political conservatives and Roman Catholics, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Fifty-nine percent of Americans said t...

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National | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
F-150 results mixed
DETROIT — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five of the crash tests performed...

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National | July 30, 2015
Fed signals rate hike likely later this year
WASHINGTON — Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. A statement the Fed issued Wednesday after ending its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. The central bank signaled that i...

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National | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Dentist rarely discussed hunting
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a “divisive and emotionally char...

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National | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Big guns defend Iran nuke deal
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike. Carter, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chi...

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International | July 30, 2015
Hispanics energized by pope’s first visit to U.S.
NEW YORK — Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business. “My clients also want to come, but...

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International | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Wing part likely from missing jet
WASHINGTON — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air sa...

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Police Reports | July 30, 2015
Police Reports
These items have been collected from various police departments.

Butler Police

5:46 p.m. Friday — Tonya Schmidt, 34, of Butler was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license and disobeying traffic signals after she allegedly sped away from a crash on Hanse...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | July 30, 2015
Friday's Headlines
1. The Boy Scouts chapter in Butler is withdrawing from a full partnership with United Way, and intends to focus on more in-house fundraising 2. The Butler Farm Show will not include chickens, turkeys or other feathered animals because of the risk of the birds contracting avian flu ...

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News Extra | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Police search for prison escapee
RAYBURN TWP, Armstrong County — State police are searching for a man who escaped from Armstrong County Prison this morning and is a suspect in a homicide investigation. Robert Edward Crissman, 38, escaped from the jail on foot about 6:30 a.m. Police believe that he stole a maroon 1999 Chevrol...

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News Extra | July 30, 2015
Residents report phony pay scam to court officials
A phone and e-mail scam apparently is causing people to think that the Butler County court is demanding payments. Tom Holman, deputy court administrator, said this afternoon that a few people had called the court administration office saying that they had received phone calls or e-mails asking for ...

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Death Notices | July 30, 2015
Death Notices
James J. Fair, Hudson, Fla., formerly of Petrolia Leyula D. (Osborne) Hedrick, Prospect Nan E. Miller, Cowansville Bradley J. Newcamp, Butler Larry J. “Buzz” Roudebush, Karns City Helen C. Sepich, Cabot ...

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Birthday Tributes | July 30, 2015
Ivan “Hon” Fair
In loving memory of our dad, Ivan “Hon” Fair, on his birthday, July 30. “Happy Birthday, Dad!” You are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. We love you and miss you so much, Laurie and Joanna ...

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In Memoriams | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Sharon Hinton
In loving memory of our beloved Sharon Hinton. Our hearts are heavy today. It was just one year ago that we lost our beautiful daughter, mother, sister and grandmother. We miss her smile and her contagious laughter. Sharon was our little Duchess and will always be in our hearts. We love and miss ...

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In Memoriams | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Harry Schuller Jr.
In loving memory of our beloved Harry Schuller Jr. son, father, grandfather who passed away three years ago today. Something will remind me I never know just when, It might be something someone says And it all comes back again. The times we spent together, the happiness, the fun. Once agai...

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In Memoriams | July 30, 2015
Dilan Confer
In loving memory of our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, Dilan Confer, who passed away 17 years ago today July 30, 1998. In a little country cemetery, Just a few short miles away, We laid a precious loved one, Our dear Dilan who passed away. And if all the world were ours to give, We w...

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Professional | July 30, 2015
Olympians will swim, boat in Rio’s filth
RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water...

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Professional | July 30, 2015
Crew chief Stevens pushes Busch along in his comeback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity Series races, so chemistry clearly wasn’t a problem. Still, Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t guarantee that Stevens would immediately exc...

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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
Manfred happy with doping program
NEW YORK — Rob Manfred, swarmed by reporters at Citi Field on Wednesday, at first was asked about New York baseball and the MLB trade deadline. He joked he was getting off easy. Then the MLB commissioner fielded questions about Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who was suspended 162 games without pa...

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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Slump busted
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. Jung Ho Kang homered for the s...

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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
Pirates acquire reliever
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in fou...

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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
A strong 1st impression
TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He scored three times. R....

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Professional Football | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Bryant eyes bigger role for Steelers
LATROBE — Ben Roethlisberger looked to his left, turned to his right and sent a 50-yard rainbow down the sideline. Martavis Bryant — his No. 10 jersey a white blur — raced under it and gobbled up the final 10 yards to the end zone with a couple of massive strides as the crowd at ...

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Professional Football | July 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Jones backs up commish
OXNARD, Calif. — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t comment directly on the ongoing battle between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots regarding the Deflategate scandal. And he certainly had no comment regarding Patriots owner Bob Kraft’s scathing remarks a...

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Professional Golf | July 30, 2015
Past success lures Rose back to Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion. Rose won the event in 2010 at Aronimink and last year at Congressional. This year, the Quicken Loans Na...

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Amateur Baseball | July 30, 2015
Ready to defend its crown
Brendan Malone punched Mars’ ticket to the Eagle County League championship series with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, securing a 9-7 win against Pine-Richland at Marburger Field on Wednesday. Mars swept the best-of-five semifinal series 3-0. John Taveras doubled in f...

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Amateur Baseball | July 30, 2015
Butler’s Sullivan receives honor
Butler BlueSox infielder Tyler Sullivan was recently named Prospect League Player of the Week for the week ending July 26. In six games, Sullivan batted .458 (11-for-24) with three doubles and three runs batted in. ...

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Amateur Baseball | July 30, 2015
Cranberry staves off elimination
CALLERY — Cranberry played a like a team that was facing elimination. Cranberry pitcher T.J. Zarewicz gave up just two infield singles and struck out eight and Dave Coradi hit a three-run home run in the top of the second inning to set the tone in an 8-0 win over Mars II at Callery Field Wedn...

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Prospect League | July 30, 2015
Chillicothe increases lead over BlueSox
Chillicothe broke open a close game by scoring seven combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings in defeating the visiting Butler BlueSox 9-3 in Prospect League baseball action Wednesday night. Butler starting pitcher Andre Jones was charged with five runs (four earned) on seven hits in four inni...

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In Brief | July 30, 2015
In Brief
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day ...

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Mike Kilroy | July 30, 2015
Patriots are champions of avoiding questions
The New England Patriots are good at winning football games. They are also good at not answering questions. Very good, in fact. Only Marshawn Lynch may be better. Now, the Pats are again accused of doing something else better than any other team in the National Football League. Cheating. It...

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Trivia | July 30, 2015
Trivia
What was the first season every Major League Baseball franchise drew more than one million in attendance? ...

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Scoreboard | July 30, 2015
Racing
Through July 26 Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 777. 2, Joey Logano, 708. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 677. 4, Jimmie Johnson, 675. 5, Martin Truex Jr., 668. 6, Brad Keselowski, 638. 7, Matt Kenseth, 615. 8, Kurt Busch, 612. 9, Jamie McMurray, 602. 10, Denny Hamlin, 591. 11, Jeff Gordon, 575. 12, Ryan Newman,...

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Scoreboard | July 30, 2015
Baseball
National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Washington 53 46 .535 — New York 52 49 .515 2 Atlanta 46 55 .455 8 Miami 42 59 .416 12 Philadelphia 38 64 .373 16 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 64 37 .634 — Pittsburgh 59 41 .590 4 Chicago 53 47 .53...

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Scoreboard | July 30, 2015
On The Air
AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBCSN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pennsylvania 400, at Long Pond 2 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for Pocono Mountains 150, at Long Pond, Pa. 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pennsylvania 400, at Long Pond ...

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Scoreboard | July 30, 2015
Deals

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended New York Yankees RHPs Anderson Acevedo, Anthoniris Santana and Carlos Santana (DSL) 72 games each after positive tests for metabolites of Stanozolol in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and...

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