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No one hurt during Butler Township convenience store robbery

By Tribune-Review 11:31 a.m.
No one was hurt in an armed robbery just after midnight Friday at a GetGo gas station in Butler Township. Township police said the lone gunman entered the store at 1024 N. Main St. at about 12:15 a.m. wearing a black ski mask and brandishing a handgun. He requested money …

Fire sweeps through house in Jackson

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters responded to a house fire along Garing Lane in Jackson Wednesday afternoon. Emergency personnel said the house was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived shortly after 4 p.m. Butler County emergency dispatchers said they did not have any reports of ...

Middlesex natural gas drilling hearings under way

By Bill Vidonic
The zoning hearing board in Middlesex, Butler County, began hearing evidence Tuesday in appeals to changes that allow natural gas drilling in most of the ...

Evans City-based Advanced Polymer Technology stays grounded

By Chris Fleisher
Andreas Schulze Ising flew to Philadelphia on Monday afternoon for an important presentation at the University of Pennsylvania. It wasn’t about education. Schulze Ising was trying ...

Butler County to join growing 911 network

By Bill Vidonic
By the first week of December, Butler County will be part of an evolving network of counties that share telephone routing equipment for their 911 dispatch centers. The equipment, called a switch, allows one county to pick up 911 calls of ...

Iron Mountain digs deep in Butler County mine to bring in clients

By Bill Vidonic
As the amount of paper brought for storage at Iron Mountain’s sprawling underground facility in Marion, Butler County, began to drop a few years ago, ...

Inmate found hanging in Butler County jail

By Tribune-Review
Butler County detectives are investigating the circumstances of a county prison inmate found hanging in his cell Thursday, the prison’s warden said. David A. Gaiser, 42, of Connoquenessing, was being treated at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland Friday, Warden Rick Shaffer said. ...

Butler County schools fare well in state performance ratings

By Megan Guza
Butler County schools averaged the highest School Performance Profile scores in Western Pennsylvania and 10th highest in the state, according to data from the state ...

Butler Area parents group wants district to consider alternate consolidation plan

By Rick Wills
A parents group that has proposed an alternative consolidation plan for the Butler Area School District is asking the district to do an estimate of how much it would save the district. “We want to get it on the table as ...

Holiday crunch arrives for Butler food pantries

By Megan Guza
As winter brings heating bills and holiday expenses, the demand on food banks and cupboards increases, officials say, with rural pantries facing special challenges arising ...

Butler County’s Clearview Mall states it will fine retailers closed on Thanksgiving

By Rick Wills
Nicole Joseph, manager of the American Commodore Tuxedo store in Butler County’s Clearview Mall, doesn’t think it’s worth opening the store on Thanksgiving. “People don’t run out to buy or rent tuxedos on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Graduations and weddings are ...

Assessment appeals could cost Butler Area

By Rick Wills
Two large businesses in the Butler Area School District are appealing their real estate assessments, which could reduce annual tax revenue to the district by more than $200,000. The Clearview Mall in Center Township and AK Steel in Butler and Butler ...

Butler faced with $1M deficit

By Rick Wills
Next year, Butler will have $1 million more in expenses than it will have in revenue, a situation that could be complicated by the self-declared insolvency of one city authority and the city’s plans to build a $5.5 million parking ...

Seneca Valley to host Keystone State Music Theater’s ‘Legally Blonde, Jr.’

By Megan Guza
More than 20 area students will take audiences from cheerleading camp to law school in Keystone State Music Theater’s production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.” It is the first production of the theater’s recently opened academy, which offers semester-long classes to a ...

Audit shows Slippery Rock Borough financial reporting errors

By Bill Vidonic
Slippery Rock missed out on $7,605 in state aid to its pension plans in 2013 because of financial reporting errors, according to recent audits from state Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale. The borough will be reimbursed for the underpaid state aid, ...

Rex Energy keeps focus on Butler County

By Bill Vidonic
Despite legal challenges stalling work on hotly contested drilling sites in Middlesex, Rex Energy said Butler County remains one of its top markets. “Butler is a prolific gas field for Rex,” said Michael Hodges, chief financial officer of State College-based Rex. ...

Briefs: Butler County names human services director

By Tribune-Review
BUTLER County names head of human services Butler County commissioners have appointed Joyce Ainsworth as the county’s human services director. Ainsworth, the director of the county’s Children and Youth Agency since 2008, replaces Carmine Scotece, who formally retires on Dec. 31. Ainsworth ...

Woman sexually assaulted by jail guard settles lawsuit against Allegheny County

By Brian Bowling
An inmate sexually assaulted by an Allegheny County Jail guard and then beaten by other guards when she testified against him settled her lawsuit against the county, according to court documents. The Tribune-Review does not name the victims of sexual assault. ...

Former education leader gets probation for theft

By Brian Bowling
The former head of a regional public education agency stole $5,500 in taxpayer money and spent it on meals and entertainment because she was distraught ...

Man dies in apparent tree-trimming accident in Zelienople

By Bill Vidonic
A Harmony man died of head injuries suffered when he was thrown from the bucket of a tree-trimming truck Wednesday in a Zelienople cemetery, Butler County’s chief deputy coroner said. Paul Reese, 54, died at English Lutheran Church cemetery shortly after ...

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