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Seneca Valley’s preliminary budget includes tax increase

By Rick Wills
Seneca Valley’s school board approved a preliminary budget that raises taxes — but by less than the administration originally proposed. The 3.45-mill increase passed 8-0 last week. Board member Jeanette Lahm was absent. The owner of a home valued at $207,750 ...

Cranberry car cruises raise money for charities

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
When Victory Family Church started a series of car cruises last year, the goal was to raise money for local charities. The Cruisin’ Cranberry Car Cruise Series brought in $3,000, and Alyssa Preston, church communications director, said funds were split evenly ...

Cranberry couple delivers dreams with custom chainsaw carvings

By Heidi Murrin
“It’s in there, believe me,” says chain saw artist Bill Schaudt as he dances around the large tree stump at his  Cranberry home. Seven years ago, ...

Mother, daughter ready to receive diplomas together at BCCC Cranberry campus

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Erika Morrow and her daughter, Haley Morrow, never planned to attend college together. But two years ago, the two ended up enrolling at Butler County ...

Friends join forces to open thrift store, consignment shop in Jackson

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Longtime friends Nancy Macfarlane and Kelly Stebor had been running community clothing sales at their church for nearly a decade when they decided to team ...

Seneca Valley hotline opens communication

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Seneca Valley School District has received a handful of calls since implementing a hotline that allows students, parents and the public to report concerns anonymously. Communications director Linda Andreassi said the district’s hotline reporting system was created about a year ...

Seneca Valley students excel in moot court competition

By Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley Senior High School students were recently awarded first place, second place and best oralist, and also recognized for their written brief, at the ...

Northbound lane on Route 19 in Cranberry to close

By Tribune-Review
A northbound lane on a portion of Route 19 in Cranberry will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and noon Friday while crews pave the road, which was damaged in a water line break Monday. The lane will be closed near The ...

Seneca Valley grad returns to share secrets of her success

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Danielle Millett first began computer coding while she was a student at Seneca Valley. She always had been interested in computers as a child, plus with ...

Waterline break to cause problems for evening commuters on Rt. 19 in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
Emergency work to repair a broken waterline closed a portion of Route 19 in Cranberry for several hours on Monday. The road, which was reduced to a single lane between American Way and Smith Drive, reopened by 6 p.m., said Peter ...

Butler County new home sales surge in 2014

By Bill Vidonic
When PPG Industries Inc. transferred Thomas Maziarz from Louisville to Cranberry last year, he and his wife, Kelly, first looked at homes in northern Allegheny ...

Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards presents scholarship, 10 gold medals

By Rick Wills
Alyssa Murtagh wants to help people. “That’s what I want my life to be about,” said Murtagh, a senior at Mars Area High School. Murtagh ...

Sherwood Oaks residents take pride in pedal power

By Kristy Locklin
Last month, Bob Fletcher biked 231 miles without leaving Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community in Cranberry. The 74-year-old is one of 44 residents who participated in ...

Seneca Valley senior working on theoretical physics project

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Andrew Lingenfelter got an idea at Carnegie Mellon University over the summer while doing a team research project as part of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School ...

Cranberry to update public about plans for roads

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry will host an April 27 public meeting on updates to its transportation capital improvements plan. “The plan itself, we’re making sure we’re keeping our finger ...

More than 200 apply for Cranberry police jobs

By Bill Vidonic
To hire just two full-time police officers, Cranberry leaders had to sort through more than 200 applications, the township’s public safety director said. “We were pleasantly surprised,” Jeff Schueler said of the number of applicants. “We’re still growing, and it’s a ...

Cranberry couple to lead Marriage Encounter weekends

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Early in their marriage, Bill and Heather Kreke of Cranberry received some advice from a priest friend of theirs: try Worldwide Marriage Encounter for their ...

Cranberry VFC reaches new heights to aid American Lung Association

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
A few years ago, Jeff Gooch and three other Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company members traveled to Indianapolis to participate in a stair climb. “It was ...

Cranberry wins award for sports turf

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
The turf on the athletic fields in Cranberry often would get beaten up from high traffic. But Rebecca Auchter, township grounds-maintenance manager and an Ohio State Turfgrass Management graduate, found a way to solve the problem. She decided to try out a ...

Kelly: Warm up to spring with tempting creations

By David Kelly
Let’s start this week with a cookie to celebrate the cherry blossoms that attract tourists from all over to our nation’s capitol. Cherry-Filled Cookies (makes about 4 1 ⁄ 2 dozen cookies) ...

Fire truck bookcase driven into Cranberry Public Library

By Tribune-Review
Cranberry’s volunteer firefighters would much rather prevent fires from happening in the first place than to fight them once they’ve spread. That’s why they’ve made ...

Cranberry festival to celebrate township’s diversity

By Bill Vidonic
Thanks to international companies including Westinghouse and PPG, Cranberry’s minority population is slowly growing, according to Census Bureau numbers. To celebrate diversity, the township on Saturday ...

Cranberry stretch among roads in Butler County to be repaired

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry officials are waiting to see how repaving Freedom Road will affect motorists using the heavily traveled stretch of road to detour around a bridge ...

Updated maps to remove dozens of homes from flood-hazard status

By Bill Vidonic
Eight Cranberry residents are appealing changes to federal flood plain maps, according to township officials. Overall, however, updated maps are expected to move about 180 homes out of flood-hazard designation. “We’re going to be down significantly,” said township waterworks coordinator Tim Schutzman. ...

Seneca Valley teacher named Student Council Advisor of the Year

By David Mcelhinny
At Seneca Valley High School, the student council is charged with organizing many of the important functions that make the high school experience special. It ...

Seneca Valley girl’s senior project aims to eradicate the ‘R-word’

By David Mcelhinny
Senior Nicolette Fenello, 18, is an outgoing, personable, caring, smart and talented teen who loves her classes, teachers and friends at Seneca Valley. So when it ...

Seneca Valley student named National Merit finalist

By Tribune-Review
Eric McElhinny, a Seneca Valley senior, has been named a finalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship ...

School bus company fires driver, monitor after Seneca Valley special-needs student left on bus

By Rick Wills
A school bus company that transports Seneca Valley students fired a driver and monitor who left a special needs child on a bus for several hours this week. The driver and monitor worked for AJ Myers & Sons, said Linda ...

Rwandan genocide survivor to share story at St. Ferdinand retreat

By David Mcelhinny
Imagine your father, mother, brothers, cousins and friends murdered in violent attacks with machetes, knifes and clubs — and then later, finding the courage to ...

Cranberry’s Safe Landing Program spotlights hidden home dangers

By Kyle Lawson
A toaster near the edge of the kitchen counter could mean the difference between life and death, Cranberry paramedic Matt Leonard said. It’s one of the many hazards new parents might overlook and one that Leonard is sure to point out ...

Seneca Valley wins regional STEM competition

By Tribune-Review
Riverview Intermediate Unit No. 6, in conjunction with Midwestern Intermediate Unit No. 4 and Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit No. 27, held a regional Governor’s PA ...

Hotel anchors Village of Cranberry Woods development plan

By Tom Fontaine
Plans for a 47-acre site in Cranberry are poised to move forward after friction between the property’s former owner and the township stalled development. “Absolutely, we’re very excited about what (the new developers) are planning and that construction could begin this ...

Rue21 adjusts for tough market

By Chris Fleisher
Times are tough in teen retail. Kids are not hanging out at malls anymore and instead meeting each other online, and many mall-based retailers have closed ...

Seneca Valley students earn first in Mathcounts competition

By Tribune-Review
The Seneca Valley Middle School Mathcounts team placed first in the Midwestern Chapter Mathcounts competition at Grove City College on Feb. 7. The team, which ...

Cranberry man recognized for efforts to make this a better world

By Kyle Lawson
Mark Saucier said his community service over the last 15 years wasn’t motivated by divine intervention, personal hardships or the loss of a family or ...

Seneca Valley seniors receive music scholarships

By Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley seniors Mitch Weaver and Haley Hoss were awarded two of three scholarships from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association at their respective district festivals ...

Students chosen for Slippery Rock flute program

By Tribune-Review
Earlier this month, Seneca Valley students (from left) Jason Johnson, Nicole Popp, Marisa Ortiz, Kristina Johnson and Natalie McKinley were selected for Slippery Rock University’s ...

Gallery: Valentine’s Day Ball at Haine Middle School

By Tribune-Review
The Family Valentine’s Day Ball was held at Haine Middle School last week. The event was hosted by the Haine School PTO. ...