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Mother sues Butler County Jail, Butler Memorial Hospital after son dies in custody

By Brian Bowling
Medical staff at the Butler County jail and Butler Memorial Hospital failed to provide a Richland man with proper medical treatment, leading to his Nov. 12, 2012, death, the man’s mother claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday. Lynn Greygor, the mother of Derek T. Guidos, 27, is seeking damages …

Teens charged after man stabbed in Karns City home invasion

By Jason Cato 7:48 p.m.
A Butler County man remains hospitalized at a Pittsburgh hospital after being stabbed during a weekend home invasion, state police said. Authorities arrested and charged two teens in the incident that occurred early Saturday and resulted in the stabbing of …

Butler Symphony Orchestra musicians going back to elementary school

By Bill Vidonic
Some Butler Symphony Orchestra musicians will head back to school next month for a program designed to merge words and music. Called “The ABC’s of …

Butler 911 activates stand-by plan after problems develop with radio transmission system

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County firefighters and ambulance crews spent Saturday at their stations as a precaution while technicians worked to correct problems with the county’s radio dispatch system. “Firefighters sitting in their stations is not a normal occurrence, so we’re actually providing …

Moraine State Park tagging event nets only one butterfly

By Rick Wills
Monarch butterflies are not easy to find these days. That made Colin Williams thrilled that he caught the only monarch at a recent tagging event …

Butler Junior High teacher’s hands-on approach keeps students interested, engaged

By Rachel Farkas
Don’t expect to find Butler Junior High School science teacher Dave Andrews using textbooks in class too often. He prefers a more hands-on approach to …

Zelienople officials bring revitalization projects together to form cohesive plan

By Bill Vidonic
Community leaders have blended projects to reinvigorate Zelienople into a single proposal, which includes transforming the shuttered Kaufman House into a boutique hotel and restaurant, …

Butler Township OKs gas-drilling plan

By Rick Wills
A plan to drill for natural gas at a Butler Township golf course has angered some nearby residents and opponents of hydraulic fracturing. Yet there was little recourse for township commissioners but to approve zoning changes to allow Rex Energy …

Evans City aims to knock out bullying

By Rachel Farkas
A new communitywide bullying prevention program for Evans City schools is about to go into full swing after a year of planning and recruiting. The …

Harmony’s Harmony Inn restaurant opens after numerous delays

By Bill Vidonic
For Bob McCafferty, an oven fire just before the unofficial reopening of the Harmony Inn last month wasn’t much of a surprise, considering the struggles …

Photo gallery: Butler County Band Festival

By Tribune-Review
Nearly 3,500 people attended the annual Butler County Band Festival on Wednesday at the Butler Senior High School stadium. Bands from all seven high schools …

CDC backlog means W.Pa, likely won’t get respiratory virus diagnoses quickly

By Jason Cato
It will take time for health officials to determine whether a respiratory virus that swept through the Midwest made it to a school in Allegheny County. “By the time the results come back, the person probably will have recovered and …

State police: Charges not expected in ATV wreck that killed 4-year-old boy

By Rick Wills
Police said they do not expect the district attorney to file charges in the death of a 4-year-old Butler County boy killed while driving an all-terrain vehicle. Colbee Lovich died Monday at Children’s Hospital of UPMC from blunt force trauma …

Bethel Park retracts warning of respiratory illness

By Adam Smeltz
Bethel Park School District announced, then retracted, a warning that a high school student may have contracted a respiratory virus that has hospitalized hundreds of young people across the country. State and county health authorities did not confirm the case. …

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

Butler County man arrested on sex charges

By Tribune-Review
The state Attorney General’s Office arrested a Butler County man who believed he was meeting a 5-year-old girl for sex. David P. Ellenberger, 43, of Summit, remained in the Butler County Prison Wednesday, unable to post $50,000 bond on charges …

Western Pa. colleges to emphasize curricula for energy, industrial fields

By Aaron Aupperlee
Colleges in Western Pennsylvania are gearing up to emphasize curricula that prepares students for jobs in energy and industrial fields. Rosedale Technical Institute in Kennedy, …

Newsmaker: Anne Slanina

By Rick Wills
Noteworthy: Slanina was a featured participant in the annual Route 66 International Festival in Kingman, Ariz. Slanina is author of “Annie Mouse’s Route 66 Family …

New BC3 classes prepare students for energy industry jobs

By Rick Wills
Butler County Community College is adding four energy classes to its curriculum this fall, part of a strategy to prepare students for employment in the …

Energy firm reapplies for well near Moraine State Park

By Bill Vidonic
XTO Energy has resubmitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection an application for a well site about a mile from Moraine State Park in Butler County, the company said. There was no timetable as to when the DEP could …

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