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Newsmaker: Tim Croll

By Rick Wills 9:12 a.m.
Noteworthy: Croll has written and self-published a natural history book, “Slippery Rock: The Philosophical Center of the University.” The 200-page paperback examines the natural history and geology of the region. Residence: Slippery Rock Age: 47 Education: 1991 Slippery Rock University …

Adams couple faces fight in quest to drill on land near Mars schools

By Bill Vidonic
Kim and Bob Geyer have been in the center of a firestorm as a parents group fights Rex Energy’s plans to drill for natural gas …

Cranberry Water Park offering more swim time than last year

By Corinne Kennedy
Despite cooler temperatures, the Cranberry Water Park has had significantly fewer closings this summer than at this point last summer, said Dave Hutner, Cranberry Parks …

Butler Health System’s emergency care earns high marks

By Corinne Kennedy
Butler County residents are in good hands, medically speaking. The Butler Health System earned a 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care, system spokeswoman Connie Downs said, based on quality of care and patient …

6-month fix expected for damage caused by truck slamming into Zelienople church

By Rachel Farkas
Work to repair the damaged 117-year-old Park United Presbyterian Church in Zelienople could take six months once a construction contract is awarded, said the Rev. …

Butler County Community College receives $1M donation

By Staff Report
Butler County Community College has received its largest single donation, school officials said. The $1 million pledge by Robert Heaton to the library is the largest gift the school has received since it opened in 1965. Heaton is in the …

Butler Redevelopment Authority must recover $10,000 used improperly on Penn Theater

By Rick Wills
The Butler Redevelopment Authority has to come up with at least $10,000 to replace some of the Community Development Block Grant money it used to …

Butler native enjoys taking part in Penguins prospect camp

By Joe Sager
Jake Hildebrand had wanted to get inside Consol Energy Center for some time. He just never realized he’d be on the ice during his first …

State Supreme Court disbar Beaver attorney over issues in Butler County Court

By Bill Vidonic
The state Supreme Court disbarred a Beaver County attorney, saying that he failed to adequately represent three women in domestic relations cases in Butler County Court and ignored the resulting disciplinary actions taken by court officials, according to court documents. …

Organizers seek to make Lake Arthur Regatta a showcase for Moraine State Park

By Rick Wills
The Lake Arthur Regatta will feature more food vendors, races and activities this year — part of a sustained effort to reverse lagging attendance. “It is going to be a fantastic regatta this year. There are new activities and new …

Butler County Commissioners propose limiting public comments

By Rick Wills
People attending Butler County commissioners meetings now will be limited to commenting on issues that are or may come before county government. “We don’t think we should be having announcements about the decline in Monarch butterflies, church socials or fire …

Motorcycle runs off road in Butler County, kills Shaler man

By Tribune-Review
A Shaler man died in a motorcycle accident in Lancaster, Butler County, police said. Harry Stewart, 44, died when his motorcycle went off Whitestown Road around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of a sharp bend. The motorcycle went into …

Aging water mains to be replaced

By Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania American Water said Friday it has begun replacing more than 3.5 miles of aging water mains in Butler County. The work, costing about $3.3 million, involves replacing small-diameter water mains that date to the early 20th century, the company …

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 …

Woman charged in city Pride scuffle waives hearing on charges she assaulted her mother

By Bill Vidonic
A Harmony woman on Tuesday waived her right to a hearing on charges that she assaulted her mother. Lancaster police charged Ariel Lawther, 19, with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Police accused her of punching her mother, Carrie Pittman, 35, …

Allegheny County warns of uptick in Lyme disease cases

By Aaron Aupperlee
Allegheny County health officials warned residents on Tuesday to watch out for ticks because cases of Lyme disease have spiked in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Karen …

Tumors limit Middlesex boy’s eyesight but not his love of newspapers

By Megan Henney
Family and friends of a Butler County boy are hoping strangers will help deliver what he wants: newspapers from around the world. Sean Tracey, 12, …

Energy company addresses Mars parent group’s requests

By Akasha Chamberlain
Rex Energy agreed to conduct hydraulic fracturing during nonschool hours, to erect sound abatement walls and to not flare natural gas at a proposed well site near Mars Area schools, the company announced after a meeting last week with environmental …

Couple chooses pet pig over home in Cranberry

By Megan Henney
Chris Miladinovich emerged from his car with his 43-pound pet pig cradled in his arms. “She’s a household pet who loves us, and we love …

Butler County residents’ income increasing

By Corinne Kennedy
Well-paying jobs and property tax rates favorable to development are bringing more money to Butler County, officials said. A report from county Controller Ben Holland this month found that income per resident rose by one-third in less than a decade, …

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