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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 announced Tuesday. Ann Gadino, principal of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High ...

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 ...

Butler County communities debate charging for mutual-aid responses

By Rick Wills
Butler officials, concerned that the city’s paid firefighters are being called too often to emergencies in outlying communities, are talking about charging those towns for ...

Excitement building for new farm store at Clearview Mall

By Rick Wills
Even before it opens, a store going into the Clearview Mall that sells farm implements and automotive equipment, clothing, jewelry and handguns is creating quite ...

Fireworks festival hopes to draw crowd to Cooper’s Lake

By Bill Vidonic
No government agency offered any taxpayer-funded carrot to lure the 2015 Pyrofest fireworks show from Allegheny County to Cooper’s Lake Campground in Worth, the head ...

Cranberry walkers, bikers dramatically gain more friendly trails

By Bill Vidonic
In 1977, Cranberry had just two miles of sidewalks, and pedestrians were considered a “hazard, an impediment to the traffic system,” said township planning specialist ...

Butler Treasurer Marburger seeks Republican nomination

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County Treasurer Diane Marburger is seeking the Republican nomination for another four-year term in office. Marburger, 57, of Adams took office in 2000. “During my 15 ...

Harmony, Zelienople fire departments talk merger

By Bill Vidonic
If firefighters give the OK, a combined or merged Harmony-Zelienople fire department would begin its duties Jan. 1, 2016, according to a spokesman for both departments. “We’ve got a lot of operational things to work on and a lot of administrative ...

Butler Downtown group to continue

By Rick Wills
Butler Downtown is pledging to keep the organization operating, even without a paid director. The organization, an arm of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, reorganized ...

Slippery Rock University gets board OK to begin physician assistant program for rural areas

By Debra Erdley
Slippery Rock University could begin training physician assistants to work with special needs populations in rural communities as early as summer of 2016 under a new program approved Thursday. The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education approved ...

Traffic to be restricted on turnpike Saturday

By Tribune-Review
A single lane will be closed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday eastbound between the Allegheny Valley and Butler Valley interchanges, mileposts 43 to 46. Crews will be conducting road repairs, turnpike officials said. Motorists in ...

Butler police arrest man on charges connected to theft of copper pipe

By Rick Wills
Police in Butler said they arrested a man Wednesday for trying to steal copper pipe from an occupied home and suspect him in connection with a rash of copper pipe thefts from vacant homes. David Morrow, 31, of Slippery Rock ...

Police ID Beaver County man as victim in fatal Butler County crash

By Megan Guza
Police in Butler County still don’t know why Edward Skopinski’s Nissan Altima crossed the center line of Route 8 Monday as he crested the hill near Crestmont Drive in Penn. Skopinski, 69, of Brighton died instantly when he collided head on ...

Police investigate fatal 2-vehicle accident in Butler County

By Megan Guza
The Butler County coroner was called to a fatal two-vehicle accident on Route 8 in Penn, according to emergency dispatchers. The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. on Pittsburgh Road. Route 8 remained blocked in both directions until about 3 p.m. while ...

Government fines Butler Memorial

By Megan Guza
Butler Memorial Hospital will lose 1 percent of its Medicare payments this year as a penalty from the federal government for complications patients developed during ...

Butler Health System official to tackle health care reimbursement policies

By Megan Guza
Butler Health System’s director of emerging payment reform — a newly established position — said she is not concerned about taking on the job in ...

Eckstein lone incumbent seeking re-election as Butler County commissioner

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein has announced he will run for a second four-year term. “I’ve been most proud of trying to change the status quo, ...

Banners honoring veterans to be hung with pride in Evans City

By Bill Vidonic
Jan Holman is awaiting the day when a banner honoring her late stepson, Army Staff Sgt. Eric S. Holman, will rise over Evans City. “It’s an ...

Butler board backs plan to close elementary schools

By Rick Wills
The consolidation option chosen by the Butler Area School Board would save Emily Brittain Elementary School in the city and provide additional capacity in grades K-4, according to the school district. It also would keep open Connoquenessing Elementary School in Connoquenessing ...

Residents asked to help in search for new chief of Mars Area schools

By Tribune-Review
The Mars Area School Board is asking district residents and staff to complete a survey that will help the board search for a new superintendent. The survey will be used to gauge what characteristics and experiences people would like to see ...

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