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A local group is retrofitting a bus to help deliver fresh produce and meats from county farms to people who have difficulty accessing those foods. The Community Partnersh...
May 26, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Stay Alive — Drive 55. The slogan was introduced in 1974 to support the National Maximum Speed Law, which was repealed in 1995. While the initiative prevented millions of...
May 25, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
We loved seeing the turnout for Foodie Friday and the Butler Moon Market last week. Talk about a great way to kick off summer. There was food, shopping and even the weath...
May 24, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
A local business owner came to the rescue after Franklin Township supervisors denied the Prospect Borough/Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department’s request for $1,800...
May 23, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the launch of Internet for All to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet for everyone in America by the en...
May 20, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Western Pennsylvania glories in its changing seasons and weather patterns. There is usually a 30% change of showers, and it can be storming in Evans City and sunny in But...
May 18, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
The Historic Lafayette Apartments in downtown Butler might be pointing a way to a brighter future for the city. The former bank building was converted 10 years ago into ...
May 17, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
Tuesday is election day, and although primary elections don’t often generate a large turnout, it’s still our duty to vote. In addition to local races, statewide contests ...
May 16, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Evans City Elementary/Middle School opened its doors to alumni and the community this week for one final look before the building closes for good next month. It was an ...
May 13, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
It's a shot gun start for charity events in Butler County. With the limited ability to fund raise in the last two years because of COVID-19 and rising inflation rates hit...
May 12, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
And suddenly, it is a one issue election. Two weeks ago, the midterm elections were full of intrigue. Pennsylvania voters had a mountain of issues to search though to de...
May 11, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
The United States is nearing a grim milestone — the nation’s 1 millionth death caused by COVID-19. Although there had been a tapering off of new cases in recent months, w...
May 09, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
On Thursday evening, the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau (BCTCB) made a valuable investment in 28 Butler County travel and tourism businesses and organizations....
May 07, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
Moraine State Park stands to benefit from $135 million in upgrades to state parks and forests as part of the $450 million Growing Greener initiative introduced by Gov. To...
May 06, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
It's time to plant a seed, maybe two. With concern over inflation, supply chain issues, political strife, pandemic anxieties and war in Ukraine, pursuits that bring count...
May 05, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
We’ve said it before; we’ll say it now; and we’ll undoubtedly say it again: Small businesses need our support. As the nation recognizes Small Business Week this week, we ...
May 04, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
Free speech is the bedrock of our democracy. While the speech it protects can often offend others — from a radical difference of opinion, the use of vulgarities or spread...
May 03, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
Pennsylvania has become a leader in the fight to diminish dangerous atmospheric warming. It is now the largest power-producing state within the 12-state Regional Greenho...
May 02, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
The announced shuttering of the Old Stone House for the summer by Slippery Rock University is a loss for Butler County. The historic tavern, rebuilt by the Western Pennsy...
April 29, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
Hats off to Butler County for becoming the first county in Pennsylvania to partner with a state program which will bring at least $20 million in low-interest loans for la...
April 28, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
“The magic words are Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse.” And just like that the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse would appear. Today all we need to say is politics and it could disappea...
April 27, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Kudos to Butler City Council for the selection of Fred Reese for the open position on city council. The council was forced to select a replacement following the passing ...
April 25, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
There was a televised political debate Thursday night. All three of the candidates eligible to participate showed up. No one protested who was chosen to ask the questions...
April 23, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
A tribute to those who lost their lives while protecting the lives of others will finally begin to see the light of day today with a groundbreaking ceremony for the First...
April 22, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments
Students of limited means have always had to use their ingenuity as well as hard work to secure the education they need to fulfill their dreams. The struggle often starts...
April 21, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
It is appropriate that Easter Sunday kicked off National Volunteer Week. In Butler County, volunteerism is a strong force in the community, and we should take time to ack...
April 20, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
On Sunday, the three-year contract between Butler Memorial Hospital and Pennsylvania Independent Nurses went into effect. That is great development for the nurses, hospit...
April 19, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
The Butler YMCA has been active in Butler County since 1886. Its leadership has seen its share of challenges and continues to meet them head on. After a membership high i...
April 18, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
It's time to come home. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, worshipers were forced to explore a different avenue in their relationship with God. Although often led by ...
April 16, 2022 Editorial 0 Comments
The U.S. Postal Service wants to increase postage rates this summer — less than one year after it last increased the price for a first-class Forever stamp. No surprise t...
April 15, 2022 Our Opinion 0 Comments