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Cranberry-based Prodigo Solutions: Hospitals can reduce high supply costs

By Alex Nixon
Prodigo Solutions Inc. is an antidote for the billions of dollars in runaway health care expenses that plague America’s hospitals. The Cranberry-based company, which was …

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe …

I-79 off-ramp in Marshall closes for paving

By Tribune-Review
An Interstate 79 off-ramp in Marshall will close Monday and Tuesday nights for paving, PennDOT officials said. The northbound off-ramp at the Warrendale interchange, exit 75, will be closed both nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists will be …

Zelienople development plans slowed by zoning

By Rachel Farkas
Glade Run Lutheran Services is waiting to submit its formal application for the proposed $30 million Jeremiah Village neighborhood development in Zelienople until after the borough completes changes to its zoning ordinance. Zelienople is nearing the end of a two-year …

PPG opens new Cranberry regional headquarters

By Rachel Farkas
PPG Industries opened a new, regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business Thursday in the Cranberry Woods business park. Nearly 400 people — including employees …

Cranberry police nab suspect in serial burglaries

By Bill Vidonic
A Butler County man broke into a Cranberry pain management clinic four times to steal hundreds of pain pills, police said. Police on Wednesday charged Justin Owens, 33, of Middlesex with burglary tied to break-ins at the Work Well clinic …

Evans City store owner has big plans to honor zombie classic

By Rachel Farkas
Zombies are alive in well in Evans City, thanks to Kevin Kriess and the Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop. The museum is an ode …

Cranberry police trying to ID repeat burglary suspect

By Tribune-Review
Cranberry police are trying to identify a man who authorities suspect burglarized an office building several times this month. The man broke into a business …

On-ramps to I-79 in Marshall to close for shoulder paving

By Bobby Kerlik
PennDOT officials said Tuesday they plan to close two on-ramps to Interstate 79 in Marshall for shoulder paving. The on-ramp from Route 19, known as Perry Highway, to southbound I-79 at Cranberry exit 76 will be closed 7 p.m. Tuesday. …

Evans City coalition set to launch anti-bullying program

By Rachel Farkas
A new community-wide bullying prevention program at Evans City Schools is about to go into full swing after a year of careful planning and recruiting. …

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

Much has changed in 55 years for Cranberry VFC

By Shawn Annarelli
Andy Hack recalled going door to door to ask farmers in Cranberry Township for $1 or $2, whatever they could spare, to help start a …

Self-service Social Security kiosk installed in Cranberry municipal building

By Bill Vidonic
Walkers inside the Cranberry municipal building Wednesday glanced with curiosity at a new electronic kiosk that will allow people to access Social Security information with …

Cranberry homes could lose flood-hazard designation when FEMA udpates flood plain maps

By Bill Vidonic
Proposed changes to federal flood plain maps would drop more than 180 homes from Cranberry’s flood-hazard area, saving those residents thousands in insurance premiums. “Rates have skyrocketed,” said township waterworks coordinator Tim Schutzman. “It’s tough on a family trying to …

Cranberry musician cleared of rape moves on with life

By Margaret Harding
A Cranberry musician said on Friday that he is pleased to be moving on with his life since an Allegheny County jury cleared him of rape charges. “It’s a terrible thing to be accused of,” Dalton Dezarn-Meinert, 21, said. “For …

28th annual Evans City Oktoberfest nears

By Shawn Annarelli
Oktoberfest organizers made a few promises to Cindy Nicolazzo 27 years ago. They told her she would be the only vendor to sell lemonade at the Oktoberfest in Evans City. They also told her the event would get bigger as …

Changes to Cranberry restaurant could ease traffic congestion

By Shawn Annarelli
The Wendy’s at Cranberry Mall could soon get a complete rebuild. Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors are deciding whether or not to pass a conditional use application to replace the existing building this winter. Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development, …

Cranberry Highlands earns sanctuary status

By Sandra fischione Donovan
Dave Barber, superintendent of Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, looked out over a lake bordered by black-eyed Susans, teasel and wild grasses, with a bubbler making …

Lack of funds halts Park Place expansion in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
The road to nowhere in Cranberry’s Graham Park won’t go anywhere anytime soon, a local developer said. Don Rodgers said he can’t obtain financing to …

Cardinal Wuerl school opens; enrollment rises

By Rick Wills
Ninth-grader Abby Crum knew school would be different this year at the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. Yet she did not …

Pipe work to close section of Route 19 in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County road project will close a portion of Route 19 overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, PennDOT officials said. A nighttime detour will be in place on Route 19 southbound between Freedom Road and St. Francis Way on Tuesday. On …

Connoquenessing Valley Elementary teachers think about math process

By Rachel Farkas
A pair of local university professors will use Seneca Valley’s Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School as a testing ground for a new teaching framework this fall. …

Butler County task force aims to raise awareness about suicide

By Rachel Farkas 9:00 p.m.
A Butler County task force plans to kick off a campaign in September to help the population most vulnerable to suicide in the county: middle-aged white males. Over the past year, the Butler County Suicide Awareness Task Force studied county …

New police chief position could be in works for Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry is taking steps to establish the position of police chief, something the township hasn’t had in 15 years. Public Safety Director Jeff Schueler said there’s no timetable for the move, but legislative changes will allow the township to hire …

Evans City ice cream shop’s business built on word of mouth

By Alex Klukaszewski
The year was 1984, a time when word-of-mouth kept businesses thriving and family-owned companies were fiercely independent, and not bought out by major corporations. It …

Seneca Valley welcomes Best Buddies club

By Rachel Farkas
Seneca Valley will welcome a new organization to the high school this school year aimed at fostering friendships and awareness for students with disabilities. The Seneca Valley School Board approved Best Buddies for club status this month. The district has …

Cranberry woman found dead in car that went over embankment

By Tribune-Review
A Cranberry woman was found dead in the wreckage of her car off Route 19 in Jackson Tuesday, township police said. Sharon Petrich, 66, likely went off the road several hours before the car was spotted around 7:55 a.m. by …

Turnpike E-Zpass express lanes to close temporarily in Warrendale this week

By Tribune-Review
The eastbound express E-ZPass lanes at the Warrendale Toll Plaza will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, and the westbound lanes will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The lanes …

Building projects lead to financial hole for Butler County schools

By Bill Vidonic
A spending spree on school building projects in the last 15 years is catching up to local districts, a nonprofit public policy group says. “School district debt payments are growing a lot faster than classroom spending,” said Nate Benefield, vice …

Job fair adds speculation about Aldi store in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry residents have a wish list of stores they’d like to see in their bustling business district, the township’s community development director said. Among them, said Ron Henshaw, is an Aldi discount grocery store. “We’ve heard from many people over …

Seneca Valley plans to equip entire bus fleet with video cameras

By Rachel Farkas
Seneca Valley School District will equip the rest of its school buses and vans with video cameras to keep an eye on students. District spokeswoman Linda Andreassi said the school allocated $75,000 to buy and install 56 cameras from FamTec …

Cranberry restaurant manager recognized for leadership abilities

By Rachel Farkas
A local restaurant manager received industry honors for her success during the last year, completing her goal of making her eatery stand out in the …

Project to expand Freedom Road bridge over turnpike moves forward

By Bill Vidonic
Construction is expected to begin in 2017 on the long-sought expansion of the Freedom Road bridge that spans the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cranberry, the Turnpike …

Seneca Valley graduate fulfilling her dreams on stage

By Deborah Deasy
Actress, singer and dancer Amanda Pulcini — a 2003 graduate of Seneca Valley High School — lives and works in New York City. But Pulcini …

Seneca Valley students earn AP Scholar Awards

By Rachel Farkas
Dozens of Seneca Valley High School students received AP Scholar honors for their exceptional performances on the Advanced Placement exams last school year. Three 2014 Seneca Valley graduates — Taha Ahmed, Robert Kunkel and Alexandra Steighner, earned National AP Scholar …

Route 228, I-79 ramp project nears completion

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry officials are asking for motorists’ patience as a two-year project to alleviate congestion on Route 228 heads into the final stretch. Last week, PennDOT …

Cranberry supervisors to vote on grocery story plan

By Bill Vidonic
A project that would create a retail development and possibly a grocery store that would serve residents of northern Cranberry and southern Jackson is going before Cranberry supervisors for approval. A vote is expected within a few weeks. Cranberry’s planning …

Evans City man wins school bus race

By Rachel Farkas
The annual summer school bus races at Lernerville Speedway began with a victory but ended with a crash for crowd favorites and veteran drivers Frank …

Zelienople family relishes opportunity to host children during summer

By Alex Klukaszewski 9:25 p.m.
Since the late 1870s, The Fresh Air Fund has helped more than 1.7 million inner-city children living in New York City experience the joy of …