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Harmony man facing charges in fatal crash

By Tribune-Review
A Harmony man faces charges including homicide by vehicle while driving drunk for a traffic crash that killed his passenger Sunday, state police said Tuesday. Police are consulting with the Butler County District Attorney’s Office on charges against Alan Moser, 56, Lt. Eric Hermick said. Blood tests showed Moser had …

Cardinal Wuerl school opens; enrollment rises

By Rick Wills 9:47 p.m.
Ninth-grader Abby Crum knew school would be different this year at the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. Yet she did not …

Pipe work to close section of Route 19 in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County road project will close a portion of Route 19 overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, PennDOT officials said. A nighttime detour will be in place on Route 19 southbound between Freedom Road and St. Francis Way on Tuesday. On …

Renewed awareness of ALS gives hope to those with disease in Butler County and beyond

By Bill Vidonic
Once every three months, a friend drives Pat Foringer about an hour each way from her Butler Township home to Allegheny General Hospital, where a …

Government offices, some businesses closed for Labor Day in Butler

By Tribune-Review
Federal, state, county and city offices and courts will be closed Monday in Butler County in observance of Labor Day. Post offices, banks, liquor stores and driver’s license and photo centers are also closed. PennDOT online services will be available. …

Retired state trooper settles lawsuit over racial harassment complaint

By Brian Bowling
The state paid $36,700 to settle a retired Hispanic state trooper’s federal lawsuit alleging seven former supervisors either racially harassed him or ignored the harassment by others, a spokesman for the agency said Friday. Steve R. Sheldon claimed the agency …

United Way of Butler County, school districts to prepare students for changing job market

By Bill Vidonic
The United Way of Butler County is working with county school districts to set up programs that enable students to gain “real-world” experience that will better prepare them for a changing job market. That’s good news for local businesses which, …

CV Elementary teachers think about math process

By Rachel Farkas
A pair of local university professors will use Seneca Valley’s Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School as a testing ground for a new teaching framework this fall. …

Butler motorists can pay for parking with new app

By Rick Wills
Starting Monday, motorists in the City of Butler will be able to pay for parking with a smartphone app. Pango, as the app is known, will be coming to the Butler Tier Parking Garage on West Cunningham Street and the …

Zelienople park board discusses idea of replacing pool

By Bill Vidonic
Alecia Flood sees a time when the Zelienople Pool will have bigger slides, a heater, better diving boards and other amenities to attract people from throughout the area. “We want to have a little bit of everything that everyone can …

Skateboarding popularity ramps up concerns in Zelienople

By Rick Wills
By law, skateboarding isn’t allowed in Zelienople. But in practice, said Jim Miller, the borough’s police chief, skateboarding goes on nearly everywhere. Complaints from some residents have prompted officials to consider restricting skateboarding to certain streets, Miller and other Zelienople …

Butler County task force aims to raise awareness about suicide

By Rachel Farkas
A Butler County task force plans to kick off a campaign in September to help the population most vulnerable to suicide in the county: middle-aged white males. Over the past year, the Butler County Suicide Awareness Task Force studied county …

New police chief position could be in works for Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry is taking steps to establish the position of police chief, something the township hasn’t had in 15 years. Public Safety Director Jeff Schueler said there’s no timetable for the move, but legislative changes will allow the township to hire …

XTO to rework application to drill near Moraine State Park

By Bill Vidonic
XTO Energy has withdrawn its application for one of two key permits that would allow it to drill about a mile from Moraine State Park in Butler County, though it told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection it will resubmit …

Butler County coroner identifies man found in Lake Arthur

By Bill Vidonic
The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified a resident of a Lawrence County care facility who died after being found in Lake Arthur Thursday. Bystanders pulled Dennis Sallmen, 52, from about 3 feet of water off Lakeview Beach on Lake …

Pitt presents Web resource to combat OD deaths

By Richard Gazarik
The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy revealed a website designed to provide communities, schools and others with resources to deal with increasing numbers of drug overdose deaths. OverdoseFreePA provides real-time statistics on deaths, along with information on finding treatment …

Butler City Council bans exotic pets from events

By Rick Wills
Fans of Butler’s Friday night concerts or its annual Jeep Festival stand warned — snakes, mountain lions or cougars aren’t welcome. On Thursday, Butler City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that bans exotic animals from public events. The ordinance is …

Male teacher sues Slippery Rock, alleges harassment

By Brian Bowling
A male assistant psychology professor claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that his colleagues in the otherwise all-female psychology department at Slippery Rock University have harassed him because he has complained about bias against men at the university. Christopher …

Man from care home dies at Moraine State Park after being pulled from water

By Bill Vidonic
A man died at Moraine State Park Thursday after being pulled from Lake Arthur, park officials said. The 52-year-old man, who wasn’t identified, was a resident of a care home in New Wilmington, Mercer County, park Manager Dustin Drew said. …

Saxonburg man jailed for burning boy, 7

By Chuck Biedka
While a young victim daily battles scars, pain and fear, his tormentor, a Saxonburg man, was sentenced Tuesday to serve four to 12 years in …

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