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Truck drivers taken to hospital after Pa. Turnpike crash in Butler County

By Michael Hasch
Two truckers were injured in a fiery crash Wednesday night along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Butler County. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals following the crash that occurred at 9:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes about a mile west …

Cranberry group reviving interest in barbershop quartets

By Kristy Locklin
It was an idyllic summer day. The Greater Cranberry Men’s Chorus had just performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of thousands of baseball fans at …

Zelienople family relishes opportunity to host children during summer

By Alex Klukaszewski
Since the late 1870s, The Fresh Air Fund has helped more than 1.7 million inner-city children living in New York City experience the joy of …

Zelienople resident sends strong message as World’s Strongest Clown

By Alex Klukaszewski
He’s known in the Midwest and around the world not by his ability to twist balloon animals, although his renditions of such creatures are impressive, …

Glenshaw Boy Scouts earn their wings

By Staff Report
Boy Scout Troop 560 of St. Bonaventure Church in Glenshaw honored Collin Heiry, Clinton Volle and Cameron Heiry in June at an Eagle Scout Court …

Mars Area drilling foes seek school ‘safe zone’

By Akasha Chamberlain
Concerned parents packed the Mars Area School board meeting room on Tuesday to push for establishment of a “safe zone” around school district property that would bar Marcellus shale drilling. “The group and supporters are not tired. We are committed …

Seneca Valley student recognized for stand against substance abuse

By Rachel Farkas
Seneca Valley senior Maria Scott has taken a stand against drugs and alcohol, and she’s already reaping the rewards from this position. The Cranberry student, …

Despite challenges, Wuerl campus set to open

By Rachel Farkas
As the $70 million Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry nears completion, officials say it did not come together without some challenges. Problematic …

Cranberry-based nonprofit sponsors annual camp for children with asthma

By Rachel Farkas
For 30 years, Camp Huff-n-Puff has provided a safe place for children with asthma to learn and play. This year the summer camp is putting …

Seneca Valley senior recognized for taking stand against substance abuse

By Rachel Farkas
Seneca Valley senior Maria Scott has taken a stand against drugs and alcohol, and she’s reaping rewards from doing so. The 17-year-old Cranberry resident won …

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School nears completion

By Rachel Farkas
The new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry will drench students in natural light. Darren Lloyd, the school’s chief designer, said natural light …

Planning for growth remains top priority in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
As Cranberry’s population continues its steady march toward the threshold of 50,000 by 2030 — the peak number that planners think the township can comfortably …

Trail expansion hits roadblock in Cranberry’s Graham Park

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry officials are hoping a delay in a mile-long expansion of a walking and biking trail in Graham Park won’t increase the costs of the project. “There’s a little bit of work we have to go through to make sure …

Butterfly garden takes flight at Cranberry preschool

By Rachel Farkas
The young students of HeartPrints Center for Early Education in Cranberry are learning that they can make a difference in their environment just one milkweed …

Seneca Valley grad living the NFL dream as Minnesota Vikings lineman

By David Mcelhinny
Brandon Fusco, 25, a 2007 Seneca Valley graduate who plays guard for the Minnesota Vikings, never loses sight of how blessed he feels each day …

Freedom Road zoning has Cranberry property owners upset

By Bill Vidonic
Thirteen property owners on Freedom Road say Cranberry’s zoning of their property is hurting their chances to sell to developers with deep pockets. “This road …

A list of Fourth of July activities in Butler County

By Tribune-Review
All events are scheduled for Friday Cranberry 6 to 8 p.m.: Bring your own float or borrow one from the township for Noodle Night at the Cranberry Community Waterpark at North Boundary Park. C.T’s Snack Shack will be open. Mars …

Cranberry preschool garden a haven for wildlife

By Rachel Farkas
The young students of HeartPrints Center for Early Education in Cranberry are learning that they can make a difference in their environment just one milkweed …

Cranberry Road crisis eased by early plan

By Bill Vidonic
Planning for the worst helped Cranberry deal with last week’s closure of one of its main arteries, the township’s manager said. “Everybody has to work …

Seneca Valley music teacher retiring after 36 years

By Rachel Farkas
For Susan Van Arsdale, becoming an educator was a natural move for her. Now as she marks the end of her career, she hopes to …

Seneca Valley budget includes tax increase

By Rachel Farkas
A property tax hike is in store for the residents of Seneca Valley School District after the school board unanimously passed the 2014-15 budget with property tax increase. The final budget, which passed at Monday’s board meeting, includes a 3.7-mill …

Skundrich convicted in 2002 rape in Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
A Butler County jury convicted a former county man on Thursday of rape and other charges in connection with a 2002 attack on a woman in her Cranberry home. Ralph S. Skundrich also was found guilty of burglary and involuntary …

Fitness stations in Cranberry parks offer healthy opportunities

By Shawn Annarelli
Patty Rudy thought it looked like a small playground from a distance. Luckily, her niece Alyssa Mitchell had heard about the new outdoor fitness stations …

Western Pa. school districts receive $20,000 grants

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Center for Creativity gave $500,000 in grants to 25 school districts in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum and the Grable foundations, each $20,000 grant will be used …

Cranberry shoe designer wants to make a difference

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
For Caitlyn Hess, shoes aren’t solely footwear. They are worn for taking steps toward helping others. Hess, 24, of Pine, is the designer of an …

Restoring jeep becomes a family affair for Evans City man

By Shawn Annarelli
Bill Ringeisen spotted an old jeep in a Squirrel Hill chicken coop nearly 20 years ago, bought it and spent the next two years rebuilding …

Cranberry company making its mark in business for 125 years

By Rachel Farkas
Mecco Marking & Traceability of Cranberry is looking to the future as it celebrates 125 years of business. Dave Sweet, company president, said Mecco has …

Seneca Valley offers students water-safety lessons

By Rachel Farkas
Before sending students off for the summer, Seneca Valley officials made sure the district’s youngest students took some vital information home with them about how …

Miss Pennsylvania makes Top 20, spotlights serious issue

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The Top 20 was as close at Valerie Gatto, a 2007 North Hills High School graduate, would come to the Miss USA crown. Gatto, a …

Cranberry supervisors to seek bids for waterpark upgrades

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry supervisors Thursday agreed to solicit bids for upgrades at the township’s waterpark, including repairs to the main pool. With about 70,000 visitors a year, township Manager Jerry Andree said the waterpark has become an important part of the township’s …

Cranberry EMS, citizens form effective team

By Shawn Annarelli
While the Cranberry EMS might grade well around the state and nation, they say the credit for what they’re able to do often starts with …

Cranberry’s Graham Park to get new dek hockey rink

By Shawn Annarelli
The time-honored practice of moving old, worn out hockey nets off local roads to allow for for passing cars might not end, but young players …

Comtra Theatre in Cranberry sets ‘Shrek’ auditions

By Tribune-Review
Comtra Theatre will hold auditions for the musical “Shrek” on Saturday, June 7, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Performers should bring a prepared modern Broadway song to sing. There will be …

Dominion warns Cranberry residents to expect natural gas odor

By Tribune-Review
Workers on Monday vented natural gas from a metering and regulating station on Glen Eden Road in Cranberry, township officials said Tuesday. A statement from Dominion Transmission posted on the township’s website said that no residents were in danger during …

Ramps to northbound I-79 in Cranberry to open Thursday

By Tribune-Review
Ramps from Route 228 in Cranberry to northbound Interstate 79 will open Thursday, according to the township. PennDOT has set up flashing signs along Route 228 and Cranberry Woods Drive to inform motorists. The ramps are part of road upgrades …

Cranberry resident advances to Miss USA contest

By Rex Rutkoski
When Valerie Gatto was voted “Most Outspoken” by her graduating class at North Hills High School in 2007, she accepted it as a compliment. “I …

Trip to Honduras a profound experience for Cranberry teen

By Rachel Farkas
Logan Renshaw has caught the travel bug. Although the trip she took to Honduras in April was her first out of the country, Renshaw now …

PennDOT to complete final link between Cranberry, Route 65 with $81 million project

By Tom Fontaine
George Morgan’s trucking company is only three miles from Route 65 in Beaver County, but his big trucks must travel 12 miles to get there because of weight restrictions on Freedom-Crider Road. “It’s such a bad road. It has been …

Flipped learning is giving Western Pa. students a head start in classroom

By Megan Harris
Nicole Avon spent a lot of late nights with her computer at the kitchen table. “The first year was pretty rough,” she said. “We didn’t …