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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
2nd fire destroys home
LANCASTER TWP — Just nine days after fire temporarily uprooted a family from their home, a second blaze this morning burned the house to the ground.

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Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Fate dependson polygraph
CHICORA — The results of a lie-detector test apparently will determine the fate of a Butler County day care center owner’s husband accused of molesting children.

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Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Authority’s director put on leave
The executive director for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the County of Butler is on administrative leave for undisclosed personnel reasons.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
Corrections
There has been no appeal made to the Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board over a natural gas drilling amendment to the township’s ordinances. A story in Sunday’s Butler Eagle gave incorrect information.

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Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Pastor gets new duties
CRANBERRY TWP — The Rev. Charles Bober is switching duties in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
Pension fund climbs $2M
The Butler County pension fund rose $2 million in the past three months.

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National | January 28, 2015
Proposal to scale back savings plans dropped
WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Friendship Nine Judge may vacate convictions
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fifty-four years after they were sentenced to a month of hard labor in a chain gang for ordering lunch in South Carolina, nine black men are getting a new day in court.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
IN BRIEF
The U.S. Social Security Administration office in Butler will have extended hours due to an increase in federal funding.

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Pennsylvania | January 28, 2015
IN BRIEF
MILFORD — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is formally notifying the court he's seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in an ambush attack.

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Pennsylvania | January 28, 2015
Wolf will support medical marijuana
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf held an impromptu reception Tuesday for parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.

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National | January 28, 2015
Obama fires first in battle over drilling
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to open the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, beginning a mammoth battle over the environmental effects and raising the question of how much oil and gas lies under the sea and whether it’s even economical for it to be drilled.

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National | January 28, 2015
Poll: Federal health aid wanted
WASHINGTON — More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies, a poll said today.

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Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Zubik delivers message to students
MIDDLESEX TWP — Delighted smiles and a warm welcome greeted Bishop David Zubik on Tuesday morning as he arrived at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Church to celebrate Mass with the adjacent school’s students and their families in recognition of Catholic Schools Week.

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International | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in a deadly 2005 hotel bombing for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Biden among hundreds who honor Wendell Ford
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Vice President Joe Biden knew former Kentucky governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford as a trusted adviser and Bill Clinton knew him as the man who first introduced Clinton as President of the United States.

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National | January 28, 2015
Fidel Castro gives guarded OK
Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro broke his silence Monday on rapprochement with the United States, giving guarded approval to the process now under way to establish diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Son of ex-slave, soldier dies at 97
RALEIGH, N.C. — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Astronomers thrilled by newly found system
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby.

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National | January 28, 2015
Bill would grant powers to fight Islamic State
WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill today to authorize President Barack Obama’s war against Islamic State militants, saying Congress should not wait to see if the White House sends over its blueprint of what the legislation should say.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
Spotlight North
SLIPPERY ROCK — The Slippery Rock University Program Board will bring retired coach Herman Boone, whose life was captured in part in the popular Disney film “Remember the Titans,” to campus Feb. 12 as part of the campus observance of Black History Month.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
IN BRIEF
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is facing Senate questioners as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

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Local News | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Officer installation
At the Jan. 15 meeting of the Butler County Fire Chiefs Association at Butler County Community College’s Public Safety Training Facility, Butler County Commissioner Bill McCarrier installed the 2015 association officers.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
GC College campaign nears finish
GROVE CITY — The largest capital campaign in Grove City College history is almost over.

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Local News | January 28, 2015
Administrators ready for switch
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP — Administrators in the Slippery Rock School District will be moving around in the 2015-16 school year.

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National | January 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Blizzard-stricken East digs out
BOSTON — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

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