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Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015

Local News | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
5TH GRADE'S TURN
Middle school holds open house
Hundreds of fifth graders and their parents got a sneak peek Wednesday night of Butler Middle School before the start of classes Tuesday.

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National | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Boyish Disney star dies at 84
LOS ANGELES — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has died of Parkinson’s disease at 84.

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National | September 3, 2015
Republican pledge aimed at Trump
WASHINGTON — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.

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National | September 3, 2015
Clerk’s fate up to judge
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs.

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Local News | September 3, 2015
Authority doesn’t have cash for fixes
The city redevelopment authority told city officials Wednesday it does not have the money to repair the violations with the former Penn Theater, but said it wants to address any safety concerns as soon as possible.

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Local News | September 3, 2015
Vo-tech teachers reject contract offer
BUTLER TWP — Twenty-two teachers at the Butler County Vocational-Technical School still are without a contract, after union members rejected a tentative agreement offered at a special meeting Monday night.

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Local News | September 3, 2015
United Way kicks off campaign
FRANKLIN TWP — The United Way of Butler County kicked off its 2015-16 fundraising campaign Wednesday night, announcing that it has a goal of raising $1.43 million by June 30 for its 83rd annual campaign.

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Local News | September 3, 2015
Dog injured in house fire
BUTLER TWP — A black Lab dog was injured this morning when a house caught on fire on Grandview Boulevard.

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Local News | September 3, 2015
Traditions housing plan on the horizon
CRANBERRY TWP — A development might be on the horizon that caters to residents over the age of 55 who are looking to downsize into a home with low maintenance.

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National | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
70th anniversary of war end marked
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — U.S. officials and veterans gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end.

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Local News | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rotary to renovate playground in city
The Rotary Club of Butler is gearing up to begin renovating the Institute Hill playground in the city.

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Pennsylvania | September 3, 2015
Charges filed in theft case
FRANKLIN — A former bishop’s assistant has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the northwestern Pennsylvania synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Pennsylvania | September 3, 2015
Pittsburgh to Hartford, St. Louis flights dropped
IMPERIAL — American Airlines is cutting flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to St. Louis and Hartford, Conn., starting in November.

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Pennsylvania | September 3, 2015
State
FORD CITY — A federal judge says PPG Industries Inc. is liable for decades of pollution from a glass plant.

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Pennsylvania | September 3, 2015
Alcoa plans $60M 3D manufacturing expansion
PITTSBURGH — Alcoa is spending $60 million to expand the company’s three-dimensional manufacturing capabilities at its technical center in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

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Pennsylvania | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Orie appeals conviction
PITTSBURGH — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Jane Orie filed a federal appeal Wednesday of her state criminal conviction and prison sentence, arguing as she has previously without success in state court that a second trial amounted to double jeopardy.

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National | September 3, 2015
Ferguson report offers lessons
WASHINGTON — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.

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Local News | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Photos show Zelie history
ZELIENOPLE — Tom Nesbitt has been working on a personal project for nine months to educate people and spark interest in the borough’s history.

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National | September 3, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
France hero, Paula Dean in new ‘Dancing’ cast
NEW YORK — ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of “Dancing With the Stars.”

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