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Cranberry woman robbed at gunpoint at apartment complex

By Bill Vidonic
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 ...

Cranberry teen, friends donate locks to help those battling medical issues

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Katie Podlaski first decided to grow out and donate her hair in 2011, after a friend’s younger sister became sick and lost her hair. The first-grader ...

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 ...

Steel 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 ...

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 ...

Rowan second-grader’s proposal keeps students from feeling alone

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Madison Denham didn’t want to see other kids feeling lonely and alone. The second-grader at Rowan Elementary School shared an idea with her guidance counselor, Lauren ...

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 ...