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MSA Safety products in demand to protect workers in dangerous jobs

By John D. Oravecz
When four firefighters were forced to jump from the third story of a burning building in Ottawa, Ontario, in 2007, they didn’t have modern bail-out ...

Seneca Valley teacher appointed to help promote annual robotics challenge

By Kyle Lawson
While Seneca Valley robotics students pursue another award-winning year, their teacher has been appointed to assist other school districts achieve similar success. Industrial technology and ...

Seneca Valley seniors named semifinalists in Coca-Cola scholars program

By Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley High School seniors Rachael Tollerton and Bailyn Bench have been selected as a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. They were chosen as ...

Committee meeting set to ‘refresh’ Cranberry’s traffic improvement plan

By Bill Vidonic
A committee made up of Cranberry’s planning commission and other representatives will have its first meeting in January to look at what updates are needed to the township’s traffic improvement plan, the township engineer said. “It’s to refresh the current study,” ...

Traffic signals to be re-timed at intersections in Cranberry, Adams, Seven Fields, Marshall

By Megan Guza
Times are changing at nearly three dozen intersections across the area starting Wednesday. New traffic signal patterns at 34 intersections — including new sequences at eight of those intersections — will result in a more efficient corridor in all directions, according ...

Regional police force finally a reality for Evans City, Seven Fields

By Bill Vidonic
After two years of planning and “blood, sweat and tears,” Evans City and Seven Fields swore in their new, regional police department Tuesday, an accomplishment ...

Butler GOP commissioners won’t run for reelection, United Way director resigns to seek post

By Rick Wills and Bill Vidonic
A third Republican emerged Friday as a candidate for Butler County commissioner in a race made wide open now that the two incumbent GOP commissioners say they’re not running for re-election. Leslie Osche, 50, announced she will step down as head ...

Mars Area School District contends it was right to expel student with behavioral problems

By Brian Bowling
A state hearing officer made the wrong decision in an expulsion case involving a 7-year-old former student, Mars Area School District claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The boy and his parent have a pending federal lawsuit against the district, ...

Cranberry residents will not see property tax hike in 2015

By Kyle Lawson
Due in part to a 98 percent property tax collection rate in recent years, Cranberry residents will not see a tax increase in 2015, finance director Vanessa Gleason said. The board of supervisors last week voted 3-0 in favor of ...

Cranberry childcare facility to break ground in spring

By Kyle Lawson
Construction of Kiddie Academy, a childcare facility in Cranberry, is scheduled to begin when spring weather arrives. The location will provide childcare services and include 11 instructional classrooms for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Transportation to and from ...

8 Western Pennsylvania municipalities receive state grants to upgrade traffic signals

By Tribune-Review
Eight Western Pennsylvania municipalities are among 38 receiving state grants to upgrade traffic signals, reduce delays and save energy costs under the new “Green Light-Go” program, according to PennDOT. Cranberry leads the list locally with $40,000 for contingency plans for Centracs ...

Mars Area board appoints Adams woman to fill seat of Jane Dunn

By Tribune-Review
The Mars Area School Board Tuesday night appointed Cynthia Yeager to the vacancy left by Jane Dunn. Yeager served on the board from 1992-2008. “I am happy to see that Ms. Yeager was willing to accept the opening left by ...

Cranberry supervisors approve drilling beneath golf course

By Tribune-Review
Cranberry supervisors on Thursday approved leasing oil and gas rights beneath its Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Penn Energy Resources, based in Moon, is offering a five-year deal that includes an initial payment of $3,000 per acre for 311 acres, or $933,000, ...

Cranberry supervisors OK Easter Seals classrooms plan

By Kyle Lawson
Individualized education for children with autism and other disabilities could soon be offered to families in Cranberry Township and surrounding areas. The township board of supervisors this week voted 5-0 in favor of the proposed classrooms on Rowan Road, near Rowan ...

Seneca Valley Academic Games team has strong performance

By Tribune-Review
The Seneca Valley Academic Games team had another outstanding performance during the Onsets Tournament on Nov. 20 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum ...

Interstate 79 lane closures continue through the week in Marshall and Cranberry

By Matthew Santoni
Lane closures on Interstate 79 will continue daily this week in Marshall and Cranberry, PennDOT officials said. Weather permitting, the single-lane closures will occur Monday through Friday in the area between the Route 910 and Route 228 interchanges. Contractors will restrict ...

Freedom Road traffic to be restricted in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
Crews will restrict traffic from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday on Freedom Road between Connector Street and Route 19 in Cranberry for traffic signal work, PennDOT said. Police and flaggers will control traffic in the area. The work is ...

Vehicle drives into hair salon in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
One person suffered injuries when a elderly driver slammed her vehicle into the front of a Cranberry hair salon Friday, township police said. The driver, 85, said she made a turn too wide as she was pulling into a parking space ...

Cranberry supervisors to consider deal to lease oil, gas rights to Penn Energy Resources

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry supervisors are expected Thursday to consider a request to lease oil and gas rights beneath Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Penn Energy Resources, based in Moon, is offering a five-year deal that includes an upfront payment and royalties, assistant township manager ...

Mars author pens holiday children’s tale about history of Santa Claus

By Kyle Lawson
The holiday season just wasn’t the same in Houston, said author Stephen Bigalow. Bigalow, 61, spent 30 years in the south, where he wrote instructional ...

Cranberry to consider hiring part-time officers

By Kyle Lawson
A part-time police officer in Cranberry Township undoubtedly would cost taxpayers less than a full-time officer. But that’s not the only reason township supervisors this month approved the legal groundwork that would allow officials to hire part-time officers, township Supervisor ...

Cranberry family explores Filipino roots

By Kyle Lawson
It took a few years to reconnect with her Filipino roots, but Cranberry resident Yeng Carle said it was worth the wait. After moving to ...

Seneca Valley freshman lauded for leadership

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) presented Shirlann Harmon, a Seneca Valley freshman, the Dale D. Hawley Award during the annual PASC state conference ...

Former Cranberry couple accused of stealing Wal-Mart customers’ info

By Brian Bowling
A former Cranberry couple spied on Wal-Mart customers who were cashing checks and stole their Social Security numbers, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Robert W. MacVittie, 33, and Jennifer MacVittie, 31, were arrested Nov. 29 at an undisclosed ...

Cranberry Artists Network paints bright future for community

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
As an art teacher for 20 years at Haine Middle School in Cranberry, Seneca Valley School District teacher Noele Reynolds received many comments from parents ...

Toys for Tots distributor in Butler County searches for home

By Megan Guza 11:21 a.m.
Members of Bantam Marine Detachment 743 in Butler County continue to collect for their Toys for Tots organization, but they’re also seeking a donation of a different kind — about 5,000 square feet of workspace. “Every year, we have to beg, ...

Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured

By Bill Vidonic
As Yankee Candle manager Allison Vinay heard the sound of an engine, mixed with shattering glass and the thud of dozens of candles tumbling to ...

High winds suspected in Cranberry construction site accident

By Tribune-Review
Falling construction material hit two workers at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry on Monday, injuring one. Medics took the man to Allegheny General Hospital with head injuries, said Cranberry Emergency Services Executive Director Jeff Kelly said. Another man declined ...

Aldi set to open Cranberry location

By Bill Vidonic 2:58 p.m.
A grocery store chain known for its minimalist approach to inventory, coin-operated shopping cart returns and checkout lines that spurn credit cards plans to cash ...

Connoquenessing Valley innovative learning space emphasizes interaction

By Megan Guza 2:58 p.m.
Students cheered and raced in circles around bright purple clock faces projected on the floor, using an electronic wand to move the hour and minute ...

Butler County community reigns as king of Cranberries

By Megan Guza
Cranberry is one of eight locales across the country named for the popular Thanksgiving side dish, including one in Venango County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But with nearly 30,000 residents, the Butler County municipality is the most populous ...

Zelienople teen uses party to raise $4,000 for Glade Run

By Kyle Lawson
Despite her age, Caylee Cavanaugh has a way of putting life in perspective. So when her mother, Jennifer Cavanaugh, offered to help plan a 16th birthday ...

Cranberry supervisors vote to replace data storage system

By Shawn Annarelli
The Hewlett-Packard HP3 Par Storage System sounds complicated, but its purpose is simple — a storage network to support Cranberry Township data and operations. “Basically, it’s all fiber channel storage, and we have a fiber optics network to support it,” said ...

Seneca Valley student named honorable mention in photography contest

By Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley freshman Jack Reynolds was named an honorable mention winner in the 2nd Annual Expressions of Courage competition presented in partnership with Jameson Health ...