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Glade Run plans special playground at Jeremiah Village

By Kyle Lawson
From a distance, a new playground at Glade Run will look like any other. But, according to Glade Run grant writer Angelica Perry, features such ...

Sewer rate hike to fund Cranberry treatment plant upgrades

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Cranberry Township officials have approved an increase in sanitary sewer rates to help finance a $49 million upgrade to the Brush Creek wastewater treatment. Beginning Oct. 20, rates will increase from $7.16 per 1,000 gallons to $7.98 — an increase of ...

Expedia rates Cranberry a top place to live, or just visit

By Kyle Lawson
Cranberry Township is one of the comfiest places to stay in the United States, according to a recent online survey. Cranberry this month was ranked ...

Cranberry to begin installing digital water meters in January

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Beginning in January, Cranberry officials plan to begin replacing water meters for residential and business customers. Jason Dailey, public-works director, said the meter-replacement process involves ...

Cranberry dance studio continues to Evolve

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Evolve Dance Complex has more than tripled in size since opening its doors three years ago in Cranberry. “You have to grow, you have to work ...

Expedia survey: Cranberry rates high in comfort

By Rick Wills
Quaint might not be the first word that comes to mind to describe bustling, rapidly growing Cranberry. But travel website Expedia dubbed the southern Butler County township “a quaint Pennsylvania town with a number of inviting parks that attract both visitors ...

Cranberry woman takes triathlon plunge

By Rick Wills
It’s never too late to start endurance sports, Heather Slater will tell you. She learned to swim at age 43, three years ago. Last week, ...

Cranberry Uniting People event to benefit local family

By Kyle Lawson
The Cranberry CUP fundraiser this year will serve a dual purpose. Proceeds from the weekend-long event will benefit a local family in need, while also acting ...

Performers prep for Batavia Studios’ ‘Aladdin JR’ in Butler

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Kimberly Swaiko’s 9-year-old daughter, Kira, took a love for theater to new heights this summer when she enrolled in a design class at Batavia Studios. The ...

Cranberry amusement center receives board’s OK to expand

By Kyle Lawson
Laser tag, bowling and a ropes course are among the new attractions planned at Fun Fore All Family Entertainment Center on Route 19. Cranberry Township ...

Cranberry to develop walkways in Thorn Hill Industrial Park

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Cranberry Township plans to undertake three walkway projects this year as part of efforts to connect missing links around the community. Ron Henshaw, director of community ...

Extended-stay hotel sets sights on Cranberry

By Rick Wills
By next summer, Cranberry is likely to have a new 122-room hotel. Woodspring Suites, a Wichita-based company, says it is attracted to Cranberry because of the large number of people in the natural gas industry who are working in Butler ...

Seneca Valley grad earns Merit scholarship

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
A Seneca Valley graduate was recently awarded a National Merit University of Pittsburgh Scholarship. Eric McElhinny, a 2015 graduate, plans to major in chemistry at the ...

Cranberry's Miracle League field upgrades to include inclusive play area

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Cranberry is getting an inclusive play area for children as part of the Cranberry Township Community Chest’s 2016 Project of the Year. Resurfacing the Miracle League ballfield at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Sportsplex in Graham Park and adding a new playground ...

Camp Invention at Evans City Middle School boosts children’s problem-solving skills

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Sara Kamarchik sees the importance of getting children involved early in science, technology engineering and math. In trying new experiments and making mistakes, Kamarchik, who teaches sixth-grade science and math at Evans City Middle School, said youngsters can learn from those ...

New middle school principal no stranger to Seneca Valley

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Fresh out of college in the fall of 1993, Robert Ceh was hired as a social studies teacher in the Seneca Valley School District. “I taught ...

Review: Kinetic Theatre’s ‘Sherlock’s Last Case’ finds the game afoot, and enjoyable

By Alice T. Carter
Following on its May production of Strindberg’s “The Dance of Death,” Kinetic Theatre closes out its two-play 2015 season with something lighter and funnier. “Sherlock’s ...

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By Larissa Dudkiewicz
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Ellwood City company brings power of prayer to digital age

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Growing up in a Catholic family, Joseph Bellissimo said prayer was an essential part of life. Bellissimo and John Swisher, co-founders of Pray Forward Inc., ...

Residents offer input on direction of Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Avid cyclist Brendan Linton bikes nearly 1,500 miles every year through Cranberry. “The township does a wonderful job” with transportation issues, said Linton, 20, a junior ...

Cranberry Township Community Days schedule of events

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry’s 2015 Community Days will feature chainsaw art, fireworks and other fun events, organizers said. “Even though our community and this event continue to grow, CTCC Community Days brings everyone together each year for a chance to celebrate Cranberry Township, ...

Seneca Valley student to attend Pa. Governor’s School

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
A Seneca Valley High School student has been chosen to attend the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Sciences this summer at Carnegie Mellon University. Lindsey ...

Cranberry woman robbed at gunpoint at apartment complex

By Bill Vidonic 4:21 p.m.
An armed man forced a Cranberry woman into the rear of her SUV before he drove off with some of her belongings, township police said. Taquan Maxwell, 21, of Grove City, is charged with robbery, theft, unlawful restraint and related counts. Maxwell ...

Cleanup continues in Cranberry after weekend tornado causes some damage

By David Conti
People driving through a section of Cranberry on Sunday morning were more likely to hear chain saws buzzing behind hillsides than to see damage wrought ...

Tornado confirmed in Cranberry

By Natasha Lindstrom
The thunderous roar of whirling winds drew Greg Harrold out of the Save on Beer on Saturday just before a low-grade tornado touched down in ...

Seneca Valley grads earn national recognition for art

By Tribune-Review
Eric Chatterjee and Callee McCosby, members of the Seneca Valley Class of 2015, were awarded national recognition at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in ...

Charity honors legacy of McConnells Mill hero

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Don Spillane was riding through McConnells Mill State Park on his Harley when a girl came running out of the woods. She flagged him down, ...

Cranberry girl, 7, dances her way to Cinderella Miniature Miss title

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Addison Vargo was only 4 years old when she started dancing. Now at 7, the Cranberry Township girl was recently crowned the 2015 Pennsylvania State Cinderella ...

Cranberry promotional video takes ‘interesting’ approach

By Bill Vidonic
As he dispenses advice to Cranberry residents through video messages, a bottle and glass filled with cranberry juice is within Peter Longini’s reach. He signs off ...

Unusual private Club Leaf & Bean to open in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Though it’s classified as a nightclub under Cranberry zoning regulations, a new business proposed for along Ehrman Road is hardly that, the club’s owner and ...

Cranberry Rotary names Ahlgren Public Servant of the Year

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Cranberry police Sgt. William Ahlgren didn’t start out his career in police work, but he’s making a big difference as a police officer and volunteer ...

Toastmasters launches Zelienople chapter

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
With plenty of interest brewing for a new Toastmasters club in Zelienople, Sue Ellis offered to help. She spread the word with fliers to all the businesses in town and invited people to come out to the first meeting. “We’re ...

Fix-it stations added to Cranberry bike trails

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
People who run into problems while biking in Cranberry now can benefit from using two self-service bike-repair stations. Also known as “fix-it” stations, the bike-repair sites ...

Golfers to tee off at Cranberry Highlands to help provide school supplies

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
An upcoming charity golf outing will give players a chance to golf a round while raising money to purchase school supplies for local children. The fourth ...

Annual Evans City STOMP raises more than $20K

By Tribune-Review
Evans City Elementary and Middle School students and staff raised more than $20,610.90 at the 8th annual STOMP Out Cancer Walk. STOMP is held in ...

Cranberry hotel sued over alleged sex assaults of two boys

By Adam Brandolph
A Cranberry hotel is being sued over a former desk clerk accused of sexually abusing two minor children who moved there with their mother so she could be closer to a hospital where she was receiving medical treatment, according to ...

Cranberry gymnast soars at nationals

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Zoe Schweitzer spends 32 hours a week practicing gymnastics, a sport she started when she was only 4 years old. “I was on the trampoline ...

300 units on 47 Cranberry acres near starting point

By Bill Vidonic
Dirt could be moving by July 1 on 300 residential units on 47 acres in Cranberry once tagged for a multi-million dollar UPMC/Pittsburgh Penguins sports complex. Adjacent to sprawling office buildings, including those for Westinghouse and PPG, the planned Village of ...

Cranberry-based gymnast soars to great heights

By Karen Kadilak
Fourteen-year-old Zoe Schweitzer of Adams loves gymnastics so much, her coach has to coax her to leave after practice. “You can’t get her out of the ...