Authority OKs paid leave
A second high-ranking employee with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Butler County has been placed on paid leave.
Missing 30 years
SAXONBURG — Thirty years ago this past Sunday, 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan got off her school bus at the driveway to her Winfield Township house, but never made it to the front door.
Police warn about IRS phone scam
BUTLER TWP — A number of township residents apparently have been targeted by what federal authorities have labeled a sophisticated IRS-related phone scam.
$5K raised for homeless man
CRANBERRY TWP — It took less than a month for several Seneca Valley Senior High School students to raise $5,000 for a man who lives in the woods.
Pens to give county hotels preference
BUTLER — The Pittsburgh Penguins will give first preference to hotels in Butler County for anyone visiting the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township under an agreement with the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the agency’s executive director said Thursday.
Registered sex offender accused of violating law
BUTLER TWP — A home builder and developer, who is a registered sex offender, is accused of failing to report several construction sites that his company is working on in southern Butler County.
Section 8 housing plans in jeopardy
The Housing Authority of Butler County’s plans to convert two of its housing complexes into Section 8 housing may be delayed due to its failure to meet benchmarks set by the federal government as part of the application process.
KARNS CITY — The Karns City High School Drama Club will present “Shrek the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 7 in the high school auditorium.
Woman accused of theft
JACKSON TWP — A cleaning woman already accused of altering several checks to give herself an instant pay hike was arrested this week for stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from the same client.
Doctor wants better eye care for all
CRANBERRY TWP — Being able to see well and have proper vision treatment is something everyone in the world should be entitled to, said Dr. William Christie.