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Truck driver dies in Butler County crash

By Tribune-Review
A Weirton man died when his tractor-trailer slid off an icy Interstate 79 in Worth, Butler County, and rolled twice Thursday night, state police said. Robert Chafin, 51, was driving in the northbound lanes around 11 p.m. Thursday when his rig slid and rolled over. Chafin died at the scene, police ...

Icy roads, cold causing school delays, wrecks in Western Pa.

By The Associated Press 1:25 p.m.
Freezing rain and wind chills in the teens have prompted school delays in western Pennsylvania, and scattered vehicle accidents, including an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 79 north of the city. That crash, near Wexford, had northbound traffic down to one ...

Butler deputy coroner tentatively identifies fire victim

By Bill Vidonic 1:48 p.m.
A wood-burning stove could be the source of a fire that killed a Jackson man late Thursday, police said. Butler County Chief Deputy Coroner John Hanovick tentatively identified the badly burned victim as the homeowner, Richard P. Butler, 67. He died ...

Butler’s chief clerk files discrimination, retaliation complaint

By Tribune-Review
Butler County’s chief clerk has filed a complaint against the county alleging sexual discrimination and retaliation. Amy Wilson filed the complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Dec. 9. Her attorney, Vicki Horne, would not say who is named ...

1 dead in fire that destroys mobile home in Butler County

By Aaron Aupperlee
A man died when fire destroyed his Butler County mobile home Thursday, a neighbor said. Firefighters found a body inside a mobile home on Beahm Crest Lane in Jackson Township, said Mel Smith, 75, who lives next door. Smith said …

Congressman Kelly wants to buy part of Butler Blue Sox

By Rick Wills
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly wants to buy 40 percent of the Butler Blue Sox, a minor league team partly owned by the city, which owes ...

Adams man faces trial on charges of misusing stepdaughter’s student loans

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County district judge ordered an Adams man Tuesday to stand trial on charges that he took out fraudulent private student loans in his stepdaughter’s name and deposited the money into his business account. Following a hearing before District Judge ...

Mars Area board appoints Adams woman to fill seat of Jane Dunn

By Tribune-Review
The Mars Area School Board Tuesday night appointed Cynthia Yeager to the vacancy left by Jane Dunn. Yeager served on the board from 1992-2008. “I am happy to see that Ms. Yeager was willing to accept the opening left by ...

Agency operating Butler baseball stadium disbands

By Rick Wills
The city of Butler’s Parks and Recreation Ground and Facilities Authority, which operates the Kelly Automotive Park baseball stadium, voted to disband Monday. The authority plans to turn management of the stadium over to the Pullman Park Trust, which managed the ...

Regional police department to make its debut Jan. 1

By Bill Vidonic
The Evans City Seven Fields Regional Police Department doesn’t open for business until Jan. 1, but local officials already have an eye on expanding the ...

Zelienople company builds on Christmas lighting tradition

By Phillip Poupore
Back in the 1930s, the employees at Universal Manufacturing in Zelienople started a holiday tradition by adorning one of their custom scaffolds with Christmas lights. The ...

Butler County residents work to make house tours memorable

By Megan Guza
The holiday season is stressful enough, but it can take on a new dimension when you’re preparing your home to be toured by a barrage ...

Salary board approves raises for non-union employees

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County commissioners last week introduced a 2015 budget without a property tax hike, though the salary board approved raises for nearly 150 non-union employees. The county still lacks new contracts with nearly 450 union employees, however. Most of the non-union ...

Butler set to approve contract allowing part-time police

By Rick Wills
Butler Council is expected to approve a police contract that will allow the city to hire part-time officers for the first time and reduce vacation benefits for full-time hires and require them to pay a greater share of their benefit ...

Seneca Valley Middle School begins countdown to liftoff

By Megan Guza
Students at Seneca Valley Middle School will launch into a real-world application of math and science next spring with the help of a grant from PPG. Science teacher Todd Winter received $1,000 from PPG’s Public Education Leadership Community Grant to buy ...

Festival organizers aim to break record for Jeeps on display

By Rick Wills
The organizers of next year’s Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival hope to break their own world record. Assembling as many as 2,500 Jeeps for the festival’s parade ...

New book boasts of Butler being home to 1st Jeep

By Bill Vidonic
A Nevada man views the creation of the Bantam Jeep in Butler, and not Detroit, as the David versus Goliath story of the automobile industry. “It’s ...

Mars Community Pool  not likely to reopen in 2015

By Bill Vidonic
The Mars Community Pool board is expected to meet with Mars Bank and other officials this week to decide what to do about a $150,000 ...

Allowing website access a school dilemma

By Megan Guza
Some Mars High School teachers and administrators are pressing for YouTube to be unblocked from student computers, but others are hesitant to give students unfettered ...

Around town: Butler Area board chooses new leadership

By Tribune-Review
BUTLER New leadership appointed to board The Butler Area School District’s board of directors reorganized recently, selecting a new president and vice president. Board member David Korn replaces Donald Pringle as president, while board member Alvin Vavro replaces Carmen ...

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