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Woman’s body found in Adams home

By Megan Guza 12:50 p.m.
Family members who became worried after a 42-year-old woman didn’t return phone calls discovered her dead in an Adams home late Wednesday with an apparent gunshot wound to the head and her 5-month-old child by her side. State Trooper Dan …

Butler council gives garage go-ahead

By Rick Wills
Butler City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to build a multimillion-dollar Centre City parking garage, even though the agency overseeing the project says it is broke, and the state says that the city is on the hook for the agency’s debts. …

Plan calls for closing all Butler city elementary schools

By Rick Wills
Butler city’s three public elementary schools would close under options presented by a consultant to consolidate schools in the Butler Area School District, some of …

Butler, Grove City hospitals integrate precautionary Ebola screening

By Megan Guza
Sick people who call Butler County 911 for assistance and incoming patients at Butler Memorial and Grove City hospitals are now being asked where they’ve been traveling. “We’ve made it a blanket question on every patient that’s coming in. It …

Corbett responds to candidate’s criticism over length of Sandusky investigation

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett, who as attorney general began investigating Jerry Sandusky, said on Thursday that he welcomes any review or investigation of the …

Mars begins search for superintendent

By Megan Guza
The search for a new superintendent for Mars Area schools is expected to take about four months and start before Thanksgiving, consultant Victor Morrone said last week. The district Monday hired Morrone of Middlesex at a cost of $14,000. He …

New software expected to help Butler County collect fees

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County’s prothonotary is hoping a new software system will help collect money owed from protection from abuse orders. “We should be able to collect more money for the county,” said Glenna Walters. The county commissioners Wednesday voted unanimously for …

Inappropriate dress wears thin in schools, courts, jails, elsewhere

By Bill Vidonic
It’s bedeviled judicial systems, churches, school districts and employers — how to maintain decorum in the age of tube tops, spandex, bare midriffs, sports jerseys …

Butler County grade school friends win championships

By Jerry Clark
While the current stars of the WPIAL cross country circuit made their mark at Coopers Lake on Thursday in the WPIAL championships, the future stars …

Dan Rooney fields questions at Cranberry library

By Bill Vidonic
About 100 people attended a question-and-answer session Wednesday with Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, who visited Cranberry Public Library to celebrate the opening of the …

Voting reform pressed as money-saver for Butler County

By Rick Wills
The cost of voting in Butler County varies widely by precinct, and the county’s elections director said she’d like the state to change the way …

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 …

Drivers beware: Time is ripe for deer-related crashes

By Bill Vidonic
With the days getting shorter and deer heading into peak breeding season, local officials are warning motorists to be extra vigilant. In Butler County, danger seems extra prevalent. From 2009 through 2013, motorists reported more deer-related crashes in Butler County …

Butler County briefs: ‘Healing Journey’ coming to Cranberry hotel

By Tribune-Review
CRANBERRY Oncology network plans survivor celebration West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network’s annual “Healing Journey,” which celebrates cancer survivorship, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at Four Points Sheraton North in Cranberry. This free event offers …

Zappala impersonator rips off Butler County business, state police say

By Michael Hasch
A man pretending to be Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. has ripped off at least one store in Butler County by telling employees he had been shorted on merchandise he purchased, state police said. The employees apologized …

Butler redevelopment agency declares it’s broke, in debt

By Rick Wills
The head of Butler city’s Redevelopment Authority says the agency is broke, which the mayor is blaming on overly optimistic revenue and development projections made years ago for the city’s baseball stadium and other projects. “People had high hopes of …

I-79 north repaving work to create detours tonight in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
Construction crews are closing a portion of northbound Interstate 79 in Cranberry and some ramps for paving work between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, PennDOT said. Traffic will be restricted to one northbound lane between the Allegheny/Butler county …

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School principal Abbott steps down

By Megan Harris
The principal of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School resigned just seven weeks into students’ first year at the $72 million Cranberry facility e_SEmD her …

Butler Redevelopment Authority, owner of Pullman Park baseball stadium, says it’s insolvent

By Rick Wills
The head of Butler’s Redevelopment Authority, which owns the city’s baseball stadium, has told the city that the agency is “insolvent” and can no longer meet its financial obligations, Mayor Tom Donaldson said Tuesday. “We have to find a way …

Butler Township moves to block drilling in residential areas

By Tribune-Review
Commissioners in Butler Township gave initial approval to a plan that would ban shale drilling in residential areas. Changes in the rules will not apply to drilling at the Krendale Golf Course, where commissioners last month approved a proposed well …

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