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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
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
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
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 ...

Haine Middle School students raise $2,486 for Superhero Foundation

By Tribune-Review
Haine Middle School demonstrated their community support by collecting $2,486.98 last month to donate to the Superhero Foundation for abused children. The Superhero Foundation, Inc. is ...

Comtra actors bring children’s classic to the stage in Cranberry

By Kyle Lawson
The house lights were on and the seats were empty at a Nov. 3 rehearsal of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” — yet ...

Hard work keeps Brush Creek Treatment Plant flowing

By Kyle Lawson
The population in Cranberry Township has doubled over the last 20 years, and so has the number of toilets. But not to worry, township employees ...

Seneca Valley will be well represented in PMEA District 5 Honors Choir

By Tribune-Review
Last month, 21 Seneca Valley students in grades 9 to 12 were chosen through an audition to perform in the Pennsylvania Music Education Association’s (PMEA) ...

Cranberry man charged with selling drugs from Penn State dorm room

By Tribune-Review
A Cranberry man faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges he sold drugs and prescription anti-anxiety medication out of his Penn State dorm room in State College. Authorities charged Austin Ross Querriera, 19, Thursday with seven felony counts of possession with ...

Sign work scheduled on Freedom Road in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
Freedom Road from Connector Street to Route 19 in Cranberry will be closed between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday to install new overhead signs. If necessary, the road will be closed again late Friday night and early Saturday morning ...

Mom Con event in Cranberry will give mothers time to focus

By Kellie B. Gormly
Busy moms tend to multitask, but that can be counterproductive, author Britt Reints says. “Actually, it makes us less productive and makes us miss out on ...

Zelienople VFD to shape up thanks to donated equipment

By Megan Guza
One former fireman looking to help others has donated gym equipment that will benefit Zelienople firefighters. “We had a few minor little things like free weights in a small little closet in the station, but never anything like this,” said Scott ...

Coroner rules Adams woman’s death a homicide

By Bill Vidonic
The Butler County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of an Adams woman a homicide. Tara S. Bouie, 42, died of a gunshot wound to the head, Coroner William F. Young III said Tuesday. She did not suffer any other injuries. Police ...

State funds totaling $1.5M to help upgrade bridges, widen Route 228 in Cranberry

By Rick Wills
State money will be used in Butler County to replace deficient bridges and widen the chronically bottlenecked Route 228 in Cranberry, PennDOT officials said last ...

Officials hope state grant will help drive traffic-flow improvements in Cranberry

By Megan Guza
Cranberry officials hope a state grant will help them improve traffic flow along the township’s congested roadways. “This is just another piece of the puzzle,” said Duane McKeen, assistant manager in Cranberry. The $37,625 comes from the state’s Automated Red Light Enforcement ...

Police investigating possible link between woman’s death, Pittsburgh homicide case

By Margaret Harding
A Butler County mother died of a gunshot in the head late Wednesday and investigators wonder if there’s a connection between the killing and the ...

Cranberry supervisors look to cut health insurance costs

By Rick Wills
Cranberry’s supervisors are scheduled to consider Thursday whether to have the township participate in a self-funded health care plan. Over the past couple of months, staff in Cranberry has explored ways to best manage the township’s health insurance program. Self-insured employers ...

Cranberry Township firefighters recognized for decades of service

By Shawn Annarelli
Jim Cole and Chris DeCree recently were recognized for their contributions to the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company. The township’s board of supervisors acknowledged the men’s ...

Seneca Valley graduate crowned Westminster homecoming queen

By Tribune-Review
Liza Buechele and Blake Tyger were crowned Westminster College Homecoming queen and king during halftime festivities last week. Buechele, a junior communication studies major, is a ...

Cranberry officials salute longtime firefighters

By Jessica Federkeil
When Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors invited Chris DeCree and Jim Cole to its Oct. 2 meeting, the two men had no clue they would receive ...