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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. ...

Zelienople ‘My Day Out’ gives those caring for elderly a break

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
The Lutheran Senior Life Passavant Community in Zelienople offers an array of services and living arrangements for senior citizens. But when several clients’ spouses said ...

250 turn out for Middlesex hearing on challenge to ordinance allowing Rex Energy fracking

By Rick Wills
Hydraulic fracturing is saving farmland and preserving the rural character of Middlesex, proponents said during a public hearing Tuesday in Butler County on a challenge to a zoning ordinance that allows fracking. “There are family farms that were sold off because ...

Meyer settling into new position as Cranberry’s police chief

By Bill Vidonic
More than a week after being named Cranberry’s police chief, Kevin Meyer still slips sometimes and calls himself lieutenant, his former rank. “I think it’s great,” ...

Seneca Valley Middle School gets donation for greenhouses

By Tribune-Review
The Seneca Valley Middle School Science Department last month received an equipment donation worth $1,995 from local business owners Peter Stumm and Eddie Stumm of ...

Freedom Road residents let zoning appeal deadline pass

By Bill Vidonic
A group of homeowners along Freedom Road didn’t appeal a judge’s ruling which upheld Cranberry’s zoning laws that homeowners say hurt their chances to sell ...

If transit cash comes, Cranberry wants to be ready

By Bill Vidonic
As it updates its comprehensive plan, Cranberry will take another look at transportation needs should money become available for mass transit. The board of supervisors wants Delta Development Group to conduct a study to update its transit planning, ranging from possible ...

Club at Seneca Valley formed to improve students’ overall wellness

By Kyle Lawson
Some students joined the fitness club at Seneca Valley High School to prepare for an upcoming athletic season, while others sought a workout free from ...

Cranberry native ready to step back into spotlight on CLO stage

By Kyle Lawson
Amanda Pulcini last stepped off the stage in Pittsburgh as a motherly fat cat, and soon she’ll return as a playful sex kitten. It’s just ...

Cranberry to promote police lieutenant to new chief role

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry supervisors Thursday are expected to promote police Lt. Kevin Meyer to the newly established police chief post. The township hasn’t had a police chief for about 15 years, when it formed a public safety department. The township last year updated the ...

Seneca Valley students excel in propaganda tournament

By Tribune-Review
The Seneca Valley Academic Games Team had a strong performance in a propaganda tournament, held at Seneca Valley Middle School earlier this month. Haine Middle ...

Bober released as Wuerl school president to concentrate on building new St. Kilian church

By Tribune-Review
Bishop David Zubik has released the Rev. Charles Bober as president of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School so he can concentrate on the construction of a new St. Kilian’s Church for Adams and Cranberry townships, the Diocese of Pittsburgh ...

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 ...