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Arts & Ent. Features | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Muhammad Ali daughters promote ‘I Am Ali’
LONDON — Muhammad Ali’s daughters are in London to promote the British release of the documentary “I Am Ali.” They say the former boxing champion is still waiting to see it for the first time. Stepsisters Maryum and Hana Ali plan to visit their 72-year-old father in Arizona ...

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Arts & Ent. Features | November 26, 2014
Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M
NEW YORK — Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” has sold for more than $3 million at an auction in New York City. The big cat outfit had been authenticated as the one Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its face is a sculpted likeness of the lat...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
MUSEUMS & MORE
Zelienople Historical Society will host its 22nd annual Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 6. Area homes decorated in a variety of styles will be opened for guests during the self-drive event that begins at 9 a.m. The $22 ticket price includes the tour and a catered luncheon featuring door prizes. Paid res...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Seeing Ghosts
The tradition continues as Hobnob Theatre Company produces the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in December. Hobnob's Liz Smith is directing. “This show has the reputation already of being performed at Christmas each year by a specific theater company. We lo...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
BEST BETS
Butler Little Theatre opens “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Friday at the theater at One Howard St. The three-man show will run Friday through Sunday and Dec. 2 to 6, with curtain at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
THEATER
A Hosanna! Holiday Celebration is planned for noon Dec. 6 at the South Butler Fire Hall, 98 Old Plank Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event includes a meal and holiday musical entertainment by Sing Hosanna! vocalists. Cost is $20 for adults and $7 for children age 10 and younger. Reservations are...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Butler resident to direct ‘Messiah’
NEW CASTLE — Butler resident Harry Cunningham will direct the New Castle Music Club Chorus when it presents Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 135 Decker Drive. Cunningham retired as choral director in the Moniteau School District and i...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Singer joins county symphony for holiday concert
BUTLER TWP — The Butler County Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 6 featuring singer and actress Michele Ragusa. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Butler Intermediate High School auditorium. Ragusa has performed with Butler symphony conductor Matthew Kr...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
NIGHTLIFE
Birch’s BBQ, 438 S. Chestnut St., presents music by the Drama Kings Duo tonight. Street Fair will play on Friday and Zach Manuel on Saturday, both from 9 p.m. to midnight. Call 724-256-8144. T.J.’s Hideaway, 346 Spithaler School Road, Connoquenessing, hosts music on Friday and Dancing Q...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
MUSIC
One Voice, a Christian vocal ensemble, will perform on the Concordia at Cabot campus in the Haven I Dining Room, 112 Marwood Road, Jefferson Township, at 7 p.m. Sunday. In addition, St. Andrew's Cross will perform “Rockin' Christmas” on the Concordia at Cabot at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the same...

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Showcase | November 26, 2014
ART
The Associated Artists of Butler County group presents the annual Nature and Wildlife Show through Friday at The Art Center, 344 S. Main St. The annual Holiday Show and Sale will run Dec. 5 to Jan. 3. Opening night festivities with music by Harmony Hot Haus will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Gallery hours...

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Verse of the Day | November 26, 2014
VERSE

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Verse of the Day | November 26, 2014
VERSE
In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. ...

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Chuckle of the day | November 26, 2014
Today’s Chuckle
The best way to realize your dreams is to wake up and get out of bed. ...

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Town & County | November 26, 2014
Town and County
Celebrating their 6th anniversary on Thanksgiving are Rick and Renee Yanssens of Clay Township. ...

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Business Features | November 26, 2014
Best day to shop is on holiday
NEW YORK — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounte...

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Business Briefs | November 26, 2014
IN BRIEF
SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University's yearlong celebration marking its 125th anniversary draws to a close in December with a ceremony placing important memorabilia in a Plexiglas time capsule and the reading of the names of the fall semester graduation class. The event will take place at...

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Bulletin Board | November 26, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD
CANCELED — Women of the Moose Chapter 260,Moose Lodge. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St. Use the Cliff Street entrance. Hosted by Covenant and Faith United Presbyterian churches. Card Party, 7:30 p.m., Unionville Grange, 150 N. B...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Fire crews douse blaze at Adams Twp. house
ADAMS TWP — Firefighters quickly put out a house fire caused by a space heater Monday morning. No one was injured. The fire in the home at 420 Mars-Valencia Road started about 10:30 a.m. after the space heater had an electrical problem, said township fire Chief Bill Hayes. A woman was home a...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Police alerted, arrest suspect
CRANBERRY TWP — Thanks to a citizen who called 911, township police arrested a Beaver County man, who is a repeat felon, who is alleged to have burglarized an apartment and stolen a gun. Township police Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said five officers arrested Damian K. Yandura, 24, of New Brighton a...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Ex-worker accused of stealing
ZELIENOPLE — A former employee at an assisted living facility is accused of stealing checks from two elderly residents’ apartments, and with the aid of a friend, forging them for nearly $1,000. Zelienople police on Friday arrested 20-year-old Megan J. Hoover of New Castle on two counts ...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Trader Horn business is back to normal after blaze
Franklin Twp — After suffering an electrical fire one month ago, the original Trader Horn store on Route 422 remains open and business is back to normal. Although permitting has delayed repairs to the store that first opened in 1958, customers have not been impacted. “I’m glad th...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Teacher spotlight
SCHOOL: Seneca Valley Middle School GRADE: Eighth EXPERIENCE: Three years long-term substitute at Deer Lakes School District; 2013-14 long-term substitute at SVMS seventh grade Learning Support; 2014-15 long-term substitute at SVMS eighth grade civics and economics HOMETOW...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Old Stone House sets Civil War holiday
BRADY TWP — Slippery Rock University’s Old Stone House, in partnership with the 10th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Corps, will celebrate a Civil War Christmas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the house at the intersection of Routes 8, 173 and 528. The 10th Pennsylvania will wear period...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Health experts discuss facts, myths about Ebola outbreak
GIBSONIA — The United States only has had a handful of Ebola cases, but regional officials want to make sure the Pittsburgh area is prepared to handle the deadly virus. Six local, state, regional and health officials gathered at St. Barnabas on Thursday night to talk about Ebola and what peop...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Drone On
SLIPPERY ROCK — Three Slippery Rock University students spent the summer working to see if drone technology could be made more accessible. Maxx Swoger of Erie, Brittany Drew of Cranberry Township and Kevin Weigle of Ohio received a $500 grant from SRU to work on a drone that could be used by ...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Convenience store, gas station comes to Jackson
JACKSON TWP — A new Speedway gas station and convenience store will be open next year in the township. The township supervisors Thursday night approved the conditional use and land development permit for the station. It will be at the northwest corner of Lindsay Road and Route 19 with access...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Pet food drive slated Dec. 1-12
CRANBERRY TWP — Several local businesses will hold a pet food drive to benefit pet rescue groups and shelters in the area. The Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive is being organized by Furry Family Pet Sitting service based in Cranberry Township. The drive is planned for Monday through Dec. 12 and al...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Family cheers on singer
While North Hills native Chris Jamison has been performing on NBC’s “The Voice” live in Los Angeles, his family members in Butler County have been anxiously cheering him on. “We have T-shirts that we wear every week. They get a bunch of shirts that say ‘Team Chris̵...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
COMMUNITY NEWS
VALENCIA — St. Barnabas Charities will offer free Thanksgving dinners Thursday at three locations: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dining room of Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia. Call 724- 625-4000 for reservations. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dining room at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 5...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Gas well fight to be movie
MIDDLESEX TWP — A California film producer is working on a project that documents a parent group and its efforts to prevent unconventional gas wells from being drilled near the five schools in the Mars School District. Western Pennsylvania native Holly Million knows a parent in the group, whi...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Washington's Trail 1753 gets assistance
A historic group based in Butler County is getting a boost from the National Park Service. Washington's Trail 1753, a highway trail that commemorates General George Washington's travels through the region, recently received a grant from the National Park Service. The organization applied for assis...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Guided tour follows in Washington's footsteps
HARMONY — A guided tour teaching the history of George Washington's visit to the area will again be held in the borough. The event is planned for Saturday and is organized by Historic Harmony, Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House and Washington's Trail 1753. The guided hikes will depar...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
RELIGION
EVANS CITY — The fifth annual Cookies from the Heart/Art of the Nativity display will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 501 E. Main St. More than 50 Nativity scenes from around the world will be shown in St. John's second-floor sanctuary and narthex. The...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Girl Scouts will sing Christmas carols in Mars
Girl Scout troops from the Trefoil Service Unit will raise money for needy Mars area residents Saturday and Sunday through Caroling for Mars. Scouts will sing and collect donations at the Mars 7-Eleven from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mars Shop ’n Save. S...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Paul Laurence Dunbar Center making move
The Paul Laurence Dunbar Community Center will move to a new building as part of an effort to get back on its financial feet. It is moving from its current building at the corner of Hansen Avenue and Fairground Hill Road to the Net Outreach building at 100 Center Ave. It has been in its current bui...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Duo avoids prison time in sentences
Two men who supplied drugs to a Mercer Township man who later died of a drug and alcohol overdose have been sentenced — neither will serve jail time. Glenn A. Streets, 35, of Jackson Center, Mercer County, and Charles L. Kinney, 59, of Slippery Rock each pleaded guilty to delivery of a contro...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Police investigating Center Twp. robbery
CENTER TWP — State police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a township home Friday night. Police said a 24-year-old woman was in the living room of the West Sunbury Road home when she heard a loud knock at the front door after 10:30 p.m. When she stood up from the couch, an unkno...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Preschoolers go global
BUTLER TWP — Preschoolers at the Children’s Creative Learning Center at Butler County Community College learned that some of the most tangible cultural lessons can be taught from thousands of miles away. That occurred when they had a live video chat Nov. 18 with preschoolers in Stongfjo...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
County tourism, convention board adds 15th member
CRANBERRY TWP — The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau added a new member to its board of directors Thursday, bringing the total number to 15. The tourism board is split into more than a dozen subgroups with representatives who promote and lobby for their own industry. Current subgr...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
County picks up 2 races
SLIPPERY ROCK — Two popular races coming to Butler County next year could bring nearly 15,000 athletes to the area. The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau announced that after several years of negotiations the Tough Mudder race is coming to Cooper’s Lake on Aug. 29 and 30, 201...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Pet pictures with Santa offered again
CRANBERRY TWP – Local residents will again get the chance to have their favorite pets photographed with Santa for the holidays. The fifth annual Pets with Santa event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the library located in the municipal center, 2525 Rochester Road. Animals of al...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Every shopping day vital for small business owners
HARMONY — For Josh Meeder and many other small business owners like him, every day is Small Business Saturday. The annual event created by American Express encourages holiday shoppers to stay local when spending their money. It typically falls on the first Saturday following Black Friday, a ...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Kovach seeks new term as district judge
CRANBERRY TWP — District Judge Dave Kovach has served his community for 38 years as a police officer and a judge. He wants to add another six years to that total. Kovach, 60, will run for re-election as the township’s district judge. He first must collect 100 signatures from both Democ...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
St. Nick makes his 'First Stop'
CRANBERRY TWP — Hundreds of children and parents got in the holiday spirit Friday night by welcoming Santa Claus, who came for a visit riding a red fire truck. Santa undoubtedly heard the screams and cheers of the children over the honking of horns and the sirens from the fire truck. He wave...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Annual Christmas parade set Saturday
ZELIENOPLE — The borough will hold its annual Christmas parade Saturday. The parade will start at 11 a.m. on High Street near the Zelienople Community Library and travel north on Main Street ending at the intersection of Main Street and Grandview Avenue. The parade is a long running traditio...

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Cranberry Local News | November 26, 2014
Jackson OKs new fee on development
JACKSON TWP — The township has plans to collect thousands of dollars from developers for new construction in the township. The township supervisors Thursday night approved an ordinance instituting traffic impact fees. The ordinance allows the township to collect fees from developments that i...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014
SV’s Miller, Mars’ Gralish join history
EASTON — They don’t swing a bat or pitch a baseball. But Mars graduate Ryan Gralish and Seneca Valley grad David Miller did something Saturday most amateur ballplayers can only dream about — play at Yankee Stadium. Only they played football. Gralish and Miller are both juniors a...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014
Hensler snares running honors
JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley sophomore Rachel Hensler and Slippery Rock senior Andrew Maxwell both started their cross country careers at the high school level. Both have blossomed into state-level talents and were honored by the Butler County cross country coaches as the female and male runne...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014
XC All-Stars
Coach of the year: Wess Brahler, Knoch. Team of the year: Knoch. First team: Josh Rader, Butler*; Noah Beveridge, Butler*; Preston Carlsson, Knoch*; Max Freyermuth, Knoch*; Brandon Grumski, Knoch*; John Ejzak, Knoch*; Mike Kolor, Seneca Valley*; Tanner Quiggle, Mars*; Nathan Mrdjenovich, Mars*; Br...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014
IN BRIEF
Numerous Mars football players have been named All-Greater Allegheny Conference this season. First-team selections are defensive lineman Marshall Robinson, linebacker Hunter Mincer, tight end John Castello, tackle Gabe Spurlock, guard Trevor Heyl, running back Ori Rinaman and kicker Caleb Brake. E...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Saluga steps up
JACKSON TWP — A change in position equaled a change in production for Matt Saluga. As a sophomore in 2013, Saluga scored six goals and added eight assists for Seneca Valley’s boys soccer team. Following the graduation of forwards Jared Myers and Brad Banks, who combined for 16 goals, th...

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Cranberry Local Sports | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Polamalu visits Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — When a young member of the front confidently stepped forward to ask a question, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu showed he was as adept at charming crowds as he is delivering big hits on the football field. Polamalu, who has made eight Pro Bowls in his 12 years with th...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Coat Drive
Top, from left, Heather Fink of the Center for Community Resources; Mars High School junior Jimmy Pierre; senior Andrew Plesniak; senior Adriana Mazzotta; senior Madelyn Brake; and Jessica Narwold, student souncil adviser, collect used coats for the Center For Community Resources' annual Bundle Up B...

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Our Opinion | November 26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln’s historic proclamation
Thanksgiving Day 1864 was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln with these words: It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the...

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Other Voices | November 26, 2014
Give thanks, share blessings and grace
The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, gave the following advice to the nation on Oct. 3, 1863, during the Civil War: “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown . . . as no ...

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Other Voices | November 26, 2014
OTHER VOICES
Advances in technology have given police agencies expanded surveillance capabilities. But used in secret or indiscriminately, technology presents major threats to privacy and civil rights and can erode public trust in law enforcement. New and more invasive technologies, such as mass cellphone track...

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Other Voices | November 26, 2014
When it comes to ancestry and immigration, we all have our own stories
When it comes to ancestry and immigration, we all have our own stories. Mine begins in Eastern Europe. My maternal grandmother Vukica (Victoria) was born to Milo and Milica Ivanisevich, of Cetinje, a village in Montenegro, once part of the former Yugoslavia. In an arranged marriage, she wed Nikola ...

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Focus Features | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Musician gives firsthand account of Middle East turmoil
Last week’s terrorist raid and deaths in a Jerusalem synagogue has a special impact for a former Butler resident. Marc Pacoe, a 1992 Butler High School graduate, had just returned to New York Nov. 11 from a nine-day concert tour that included Jerusalem as well as Nazareth and Bethlehem. The ...

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Potpourri | November 26, 2014
POTPOURRI
LYNDORA — A Small Business Saturday Vendor Show/Paddle Party will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Vagabonds Center, 138 Whitestown Road, to benefit the Lighthouse Foundation. A paddle party is a high-speed auction, where bids are made on baskets from vendors. ...

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Weddings | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Golden, Bresnehan
Jenna Golden of Bradford and Eric Bresnehan of Pittsburgh were united in marriage Aug. 16 at St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Bradford. The Rev. Raymond Gramata officiated. A reception followed at the Old Library in Olean, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Tricia Golden of Bradford. Pa...

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Weddings | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Comer, Phillips
Darrian Comer of Butler and Nicholas Phillips of Saxonburg were united in marriage May 17 at North Park Lodge in Allison Park. The Rev. Tim Ayers officiated. A reception followed at the North Park Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Cindy Comer of Butler. Parents of the bridegroom are Her...

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Weddings | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Bartley, McClanahan
April Bartley of West Sunbury and Dustin McClanahan of Chicora were united in marriage Oct. 4. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Butler. The Rev. Kevin Fazio officiated. A reception followed at the North Washington Social Hall. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Deborah Bartley of West Sunbu...

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Weddings | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Bolibruck, Birckbichler
Lisa Bolibruck and Brian Birckbichler, both of Butler, were united in marriage Oct. 11 at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. James Murphy officiated. A reception followed at the Butler Township Fire District 3. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Bolibruck of Butler. Parents of t...

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Religion | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Catholic officials see pope visit to Philly as rebirth
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s archbishop said Monday that hosting Pope Francis in the city next year during his first U.S. visit as pontiff could foster a “rebirth” for an archdiocese that has struggled with financial problems and sex abuse scandals during the last decade. A...

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Religious Round Up | November 26, 2014
RELIGIOUS ROUNDUP
Christ Community United Methodist Church, 205 N. Duffy Road, is accepting donations for soldier care packages. The care packages will be sent to troops in Afghanistan. Hygiene items are needed along with magazines, flip-flops, pens and Sudoku books. There is a container in the church narthex for don...

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Holiday Features | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Parade kicks off holiday in Zelienople, Harmony
ZELIENOPLE — The borough will hold its annual Christmas parade Saturday. The parade will start at 11 a.m. on High Street near the Zelienople Community Library and travel north on Main Street ending at the intersection of Main Street and Grandview Avenue. “It's been around for as long a...

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Time Capsules | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
The First Thanksgiving
Students at St. Michael’s School were acquainted with American Indian customs as a class project for Thanksgiving in 1977. Mary Salony, left, and Matia Malloy, second from left, admire a blanket as Des Schnur, second from right, and Jodi Wise shake hands as a demonstration of peace between the...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
LOCAL
HARRISBURG — Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein on Monday graduated from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Academy for Excellence in County Government advanced certification program. Participants complete required courses in leadership, management, county legal issues ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Washington's Trail 1753 gets assistance
A historic group based in Butler County is getting a boost from the National Park Service. Washington's Trail 1753, commemorating Gen. George Washington's travels through the region, recently received a grant from the National Park Service. The organization applied for assistance through the River...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Guided tours follow Washington's footsteps
HARMONY — A guided tour teaching the history of George Washington's visit to the area will again be held in the borough. The event is planned Saturday and is organized by Historic Harmony, Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House and Washington's Trail 1753. The guided hikes will depart fr...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
Moniteau aims to raise performance scores
CHERRY TWP — The Moniteau School Board on Monday night discussed the district’s School Performance Profile scores for 2013-2014. Dassa McKinney Elementary School received a score of 78.1 out of 100 and Moniteau Junior Senior High School received a score of 65.7. The performance profile...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Conlon almost nabbed role in major film
Still only out in limited release, the true crime drama “Foxcatcher” already is getting much fanfare and Oscar buzz. That makes Ray Conlon chuckle. The Butler attorney came a nod away from seeing his name mingled into the credits with the likes of stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum....

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Kovach intends to run again
CRANBERRY TWP — District Judge Dave Kovach has served his community for 38 years as a police officer and a judge. He wants to add another six years to that total. Kovach, 60, will run for re-election as the township’s district judge. He first must collect 100 signatures from both Democ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Heritage Association still long way from museum space
SLIPPERY ROCK — Right now, the ultimate objective of the Slippery Rock Heritage Association is to have some sort of museum space to display all of its items. Currently, all of its items are stored in members’ houses. “We have no property, per se,” said association President...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Celebrating traditions
From left, Lilie McElhinny, Kylie Clark and Braden Hughes tie knots Monday on a quilt at the Evans City Elementary School. Students in Melissa Bonicky's third grade class are learning about quilt making in a unit on “Celebrating Traditions.” The no-sew quilts will be donated to a local s...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
Police plan security seminar
BUTLER TWP — Butler Township Police will host a seminar on small business security and loss prevention. The seminar, which is open to all businesses, will be at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12 in the main meeting room of the township municipal building at 290 S. Duffy Road. ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash on 68
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — A medical condition is suspected as the cause of a three-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon on Route 68 that injured two people, one seriously, state police said. The crash happened about 4 p.m. when Richard Michaels, 69, of Butler suffered an unknown medical emergency and ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
Drug bust nabs 3
A suspected Pittsburgh drug dealer faces a hearing next week on charges she sold heroin and crack cocaine out of a couple’s home in Butler. The Butler County Drug Task Force on Monday arrested 37-year-old Jamielee N. Childs stemming from an alleged controlled drug deal last month. Drug offic...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
Zelienople council votes on zoning
ZELIENOPLE — Borough council voted Monday night to approve an ordinance to revise its zoning regulations and to rezone property where a residential community is planned. The ordinance changed the zoning for property on Route 68 owned by Glade Run Lutheran Services where it plans to construct ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
No paper Thursday
The Butler Eagle will not print Thursday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. It will resume publication on Friday. ...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
City will use part-time officers
The city police department will have additional help available next year. The new contract between Butler and the department, which is expected to be signed by the end of the week, allows for the hiring of part-time officers, and Mayor Tom Donaldson, who oversees the department, said he plans to u...

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Local News | November 26, 2014
EC Authority, Callery, dispute sewer payment
EVANS CITY — The Evans City Water and Sewer Authority says Callery’s nonpayment of $43,000 is causing the agency financial hardship as it prepares to get its new $9.3 million sewer treatment plant running, but the president of Callery Council said the borough is paid in full. Evans City...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Car slams into store
CRANBERRY TWP — For the second time in 18 months a motorist drove through the front of the Yankee Candle store in the Streets of Cranberry just off Route 19. No one was injured. The accident occurred at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday when a woman driving an Acura RL sedan, accidentally hit the gas peda...

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Local News | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
At long last, liver patient comes home
FORWARD TWP — Robb Boring has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season — mainly his life. The 38-year-old man returned to his parents' home on Rader School Road on Nov. 14 after spending more than 10 months in the hospital following a liver transplant. Boring continues to recover ...

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National | November 26, 2014
NATION
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Melting snow has flooded some basements and pooled in yards and roadways after the Buffalo area's 7-foot snowfall, but the region has dodged the kind of widespread flooding residents had feared. Forecasters say a wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by ...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Brown’s family rips handling of case
FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground. As darkn...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Health care costs on rise
WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets — even as a bigger political ba...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
How does the Internet work?
WASHINGTON — We may be the Internet generation. But we don’t know much about how it works. A new Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a pri...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
‘Cosby’ author sorry for omitting allegations
NEW YORK — The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women. Mark Whitaker, whose “Cosby: His Life and Times” was published in September, tweeted Monday that he was wrong not to...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Struggle in car key to grand jury ruling
FERGUSON, Missouri — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, b...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Same day delivery being offered for holidays
NEW YORK — A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target and Macy’s and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will conti...

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National | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Travel woes? There's an app for that
Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in a holiday can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time. The American A...

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National | November 26, 2014
Alcohol seen as factor in sex assaults
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A University of Virginia board on Tuesday honed in on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for more aggressively enforcing the law banning underage drinking. Members of the Board of Visitors discussed sexual assault alle...

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International | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
MOSCOW — The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for a...

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Police Reports | November 26, 2014
POLICE REPORTS
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Tomorrow's Headlines | November 26, 2014
TOMORROW'S HEADLINES
1. Shop hometown, shop local is the mantra for Small Business Saturday this weekend. 2. The Eagle Butler Eagle honors top high school girl volleyball players with its annual Player of the Year award and the girls volleyball honor roll. ...

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News Extra | November 26, 2014
Felony charge withdrawn from crash case
SAXONBURG — The major charge was dropped Wednesday in case stemming from an accident that has left a man in a quadriplegic state. The crash occurred three months ago when Joseph Smithco’s truck and a SRU driven by Gina Machi collided on Route 8 in Middlesex Township. On Wednesday, Mach...

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Death Notices | November 26, 2014
DEATH NOTICES
Francis “Andy” A. Anderson, formerly of West Sunbury and Butler Kenneth Ray “Sonny” Lohr Jr., Butler ...

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Birthday Tributes | November 26, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Franklin E. Crawford
In loving memory of our beloved husband, father and grand-father Franklin E. Crawford whose birthday is November 26th God took him home, it was His will, But in our hearts we love him still, His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away. We often sit and think of him. Sadly misse...

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