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Hot air ballooning a lifelong passion of recent Butler transplant
CONNOQUESSING TWP — Reaching heights of 2,500 feet in the air, Daniel Claudon’s vessel has no flight service, no bathrooms and no seat belts. However, in more t...
Nurse practitioners say they could ease rural health care shortage with more authority, but doctors say it won’t work
HARRISBURG — Joyce Knestrick can independently give physical exams, diagnose health conditions, prescribe select medications, and make referrals as a nurse prac...
Transparency major focus of Northern Regional police
Nicholas Menchyk and his wife Laura attended the Seven Fields council meeting on Monday, June 9. The young couple, who moved into a new home on Dorchester Drive...
2 doctors share thoughts on fatherhood
As Father's Day approaches, dads around Butler County are gearing up for a day of appreciation and reflection on their role as fathers. Among them are Drs. Davi...
Mason Martin’s dad working to ‘normalize his life’
After nine months in three hospitals, it’s the everyday moments — sitting with family in the living room or watching his dogs, Bruiser and Murphy, run through t...
Hot air ballooning a lifelong passion of recent Butler transplant
Hot air ballooning a l...
Nurse practitioners say they could ease rural health care shortage with more aut...
Nurse practitioners sa...
Transparency major focus of Northern Regional police
Transparency major foc...
2 doctors share thoughts on fatherhood
2 doctors share though...
Mason Martin’s dad working to ‘normalize his life’
Mason Martin’s dad wor...
Top Headlines
An Armstrong County woman said accepting her $1 million lottery winnings Thursday, June 13, at the same gas station where she bought the ticket, was “bittersweet.” Karen...
June 14, 2024 Local News
The Shapiro administration announced on Friday morning, June 14, it intends to purchase development rights to a total of 248 acres of farmland in Butler County across two...
June 15, 2024 Pennsylvania News
The Butler County Republican Committee met Thursday evening, June 13, to elect a new executive committee and to mend the divisions among the various factions that had for...
June 15, 2024 Government
BUFFALO TWP — The township’s board of supervisors recently approved a mutual aid agreement between the Buffalo Township Police Department and the Butler County Emergency ...
June 14, 2024 Crime & Courts
Butler Eagle general manager Tammy Schuey was recently included in Editor and Publisher’s “15 over 50” Class of 2024. This year’s 22 honorees range from age 50 to 80, and...
June 14, 2024 Business
News
A GoFundMe was started to cover the funeral expenses for a man who died in a crash in Fairview Township on Thursday, June 13. Josiah J. Pastories, 19, of North Huntingdo...
June 15, 2024 Local News
Both motorists escaped injury after a two-car collision on Thursday afternoon, June 13 on Route 422 in Butler Township. According to the Butler Township Police Department...
June 15, 2024 Local News
The following items have been collected from various police departments and district courts: Butler City May 20 — Camron James, 19, of Youngstown, was charged with misde...
June 15, 2024 Crime & Courts
Concerns remain, including parking spaces
June 14, 2024 Business
Middlesex Township will be performing crack-sealing on numerous township-owned roads the week of June 17. Road maintenance will take place along Blackberry Lane, Weatherb...
June 14, 2024 Government
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Community
The Independence Health System’s Advanced Practice Provider Community Engagement Committee...
Today's Verse
Chuckle of the Day
 
In a procession of graduates inching toward a stage in Butler County Community College’s F...
June 15, 2024
It’s a good bet that this Father’s Day, and on many over the last 20-plus years, Steve and...
June 14, 2024
CRANBERRY TWP — Local author Jolene McIlwain will speak and read a selection from her newe...
June 14, 2024
Adagio Health’s Women, Infants and Children program is bringing its “WIC on Wheels” van to...
June 13, 2024
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Sports
UNIVERSITY PARK — Toward grieving teammates, Mars’ Enzo Grieco walked through a sea of bla...
 
The fertile waters of Washington County’s Cross Creek Lake provide an aquatic haven for a ...
June 15, 2024
Werner Outfitters League June 13 Standings: Team #7 211 points, Team #8 206,...
June 15, 2024
My time as sports editor of this newspaper is fading. With my last day of employment in th...
June 15, 2024
Butler County Horseshoe League June 11 Result O’Donnell’s 15, Dew Drop 3 ...
June 15, 2024
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Editorial
June 15, 2024 Cartoons
Recently, I texted family members with exciting news. My son was scheduled to play a soccer game in my hometown – Butler! What a wonderful opportunity...
June 15, 2024 Letters to the Editor
In Pennsylvania, there are more than 280,000 people living with Alzheimer's, and another 465,000 people providing unpaid care for their loved ones, ac...
June 15, 2024 Letters to the Editor
The “father of our country,” George Washington, ironically was not himself a father — not a biological one anyway. He was a stepfather who also raised...
June 15, 2024 Other Voices
The Obituary Card Index has been removed from the Butler Area Public Library. I was told it wasn't needed, as the records are online. I have used thi...
June 15, 2024 Letters to the Editor
Business
News outlets, others critical of practices
June 15, 2024 Business
Federal regulators are investigating how parts made with titanium that was sold with falsified quality documentation wound up in Boeing and Airbus pas...
June 14, 2024 Business
REDMOND, Wash. — New laptops equipped with Microsoft Windows start shipping to customers next week without a flagship feature called Recall that drew ...
June 14, 2024 Business
The aesthetic salon studio Angelina Aesthetics opened for business on Saturday, May 18, at 128 N. Washington Street in Butler. The studio’s owner and ...
June 14, 2024 Business
JEFFERSON TWP — Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, along with other state and local officials, visited the Thiele Dairy Farm in Jeffe...
June 14, 2024 Pennsylvania News
Weekend Entertainment
The Petrolia Community Day was created with the hopes to bring the community together and make some new memories that will last a lifetime. Following last year’s 150th an...
June 14, 2024 Weekend Entertainment
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Arts & Entertainment
Sequels have been a touchy subject when it comes to Pixar, but it’s hard to deny the natural premise of “Inside Out 2.” It’s been nine years since “Inside Out,” yet in th...
June 15, 2024 Reviews
I hope you’re enjoying the last weekend of spring. To quote the ’70s poet and rock star Steve Miller, “Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future.” Get ...
June 15, 2024 Starwatch
Quincy Jones has been nominated for seven Oscars in the past 55 years, including best original score, best song, and even best picture. Although he's never collected a co...
June 14, 2024 Arts & Entertainment
A middle-aged man was arrested in Edinburgh over the weekend for alleged voyeurism at one of Taylor Swift’s sold-out Eras Tour shows. Scotland Police Superintendent Davi...
June 13, 2024 People
WASHINGTON — The Library of Congress is unveiling an eclectic new exhibit drawing on the institution’s vast historical archives and designed to make the library a more po...
June 11, 2024 Arts & Entertainment
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Special Sections
Rightly or wrongly, men are expected to be meat lovers. So it tracks that on Father’s Day, steak or burgers often end up the protein of choice on a celebratory menu. It d...
June 15, 2024 Special Sections
NEW YORK — Whether you go big, small or DIY, there are lots of ways to please dad on Father’s Day. Homemade cards and drawings, and things made of clay or popsicle sticks...
June 13, 2024 Special Sections
Children eager to help with COVID-19-era project
June 12, 2024 Local News
Every kid’s dad is a hero on the third Sunday in June, but we asked some youngsters for more detail this Father’s Day. Students in Christina King’s third-grade class at R...
June 12, 2024 Special Sections
LYNDORA — They say “with age comes wisdom,” and Butler County seniors might prove that saying true with their advice for new fathers. While waiting for lunch earlier thi...
June 12, 2024 Special Sections
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Seeking Refuge
Every morning Irena Tkachenko starts her day the same way: by telephoning her relatives and friends in Ukraine to see if they are still OK. Tkachenko,...
February 24, 2023 Local News
Three young Ukrainian families who escaped their war-torn hometown of Kharkov think the American holiday of Thanksgiving is a good time to say they ca...
November 23, 2022 Local News
CRANBERRY TWP — Huge, steaming pots of homemade food and endless carafes of coffee and tea sustain 11 adults and children seeking refuge at the crowde...
July 16, 2022 Local News
When it comes to helping those in need, Butler County residents have proven their generosity again and again by donating amounts large and small strai...
June 20, 2022 Local News
Two young Ukrainian families are relieved to be watching the deer and chipmunks frolic on their hosts’ Cranberry Township lawn, and not wondering wher...
June 18, 2022 Local News
Digital Divide
HARRISBURG — In the coming years, Pennsylvania will receive more than $1 billion in federal funding to bring high-speed internet access to everyone in...
August 30, 2023 Pennsylvania News
The Biden administration on Monday continued its push toward internet-for-all by 2030, announcing about $667 million in new grants and loans to build ...
August 22, 2023 National News
STATE COLLEGE — Before Pennsylvania can spend an almost $1.2 billion windfall of federal funding for high-speed internet, it must figure out how to us...
July 18, 2023 Pennsylvania News
The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority is asking for the public’s opinion until Friday, March 10 on two potential action plans for wider int...
February 27, 2023 Local News
CRANBERRY TWP — Pennsylvania is set to get a piece of $42.5 billion in federal money to help expand broadband internet access to underserved areas. On...
February 17, 2023 Business

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