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Verse of the Day | March 4, 2015
Verse
It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. ...

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Town & County | March 4, 2015
Town and County
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY is Tyler Tebay, 24, of Clay Township. Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Bulletin Board | March 4, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD
Today Stuffed pork chop dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora. Children younger than 5 eat for free. Fish and Chicken Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saxonburg Fire Hall, 210 Horne Ave., Saxonburg. Takeout available from 4 to 6 p.m. by calling 724-352-9948. Sponsored by Saxonb...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
APPLIED SCIENCE
MARSHALL TWP — A typical junior high science lesson doesn’t involve launching marshmallows and building roller coasters for marbles. But this past week about 40 girls from Butler Junior High School did just that while applying their knowledge outside the classroom. XTO Energy last Wedn...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Community News
Heinz center CEO coming to library CRANBERRY TWP — Andrew Masich, president and chief executive officer of the Senator John Heinz History Center, will present “Unknown Stories of the Civil War” from 6 to 7 p.m. March 10 at the Cranberry Public Library, 2525 Rochester Road. For mo...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Freemasons honor 50-year members
ZELIENOPLE — The members of Harmony Lodge No. 429, Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Zelienople, recently honored Jerry Roth of Prospect, David Kline of Tarentum, Lloyd Greenof Evans City and William Davis Sr. of Harmony for serving as Freemasons for 50 years. Roth, Kline and Green ar...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
North Catholic High School lists honor roll
The following students at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School were named to the regular honors list for the fall semester: Honors Morgan Augustine, Seth Benson, Emily Bischak, Riley Blackwell, Samantha Breen, Jackson Carmody, Anna Chiprean, Allison Corcoran, Emma Cullo, Alayna Derzak, Abig...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
SCHOOL NEWS
SV kindergarten registration slated JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley School District 2015-16 kindergarten registration will begin this month. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015, to register. To register a child, call the school at the number below: Haine Elementary, now thr...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Lighthouse offers computer classes
MIDDLESEX TWP — Light house Foundation, 1302 E. Cruikshank Road, will offer free computer classes starting March 18. Computer for beginners, Microsoft Excel and digital photography will be offered. For more information and to register, call Dave Miller at the Lighthouse at 724-898-4673 or 72...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
SCHOOL MENUS
These school lunch menus are for the week of March 9. CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC Monday — Chicken burrito Tuesday — Bruschetta chicken pasta Wednesday — Pittsburgh cheesesteak Thursday — Amazing chicken Friday — Shrimp tacos MARS Monday — Sweet and ...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
SV gets creepy with 'Addams Family'
HARMONY — Seneca Valley High School will present the musical, “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Auditorium, 126 Seneca School Road. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets can ...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
SENIOR MENUS
Senior centers in Cranberry Township, Evans City, Mars and Zelienople announce the following lunch menus for the week of March 9. Anyone 60 or older can receive a hot meal at noon for a donation. Suggested donation is $2.50. Spouses younger than 60 are welcome. Reservations must be made two days in...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
ADAMS TOWNSHIP James Grapes Jr. to Joseph Terravecchia at 211 Adams Pointe 10 for $194,000. Robin Lawson et al. to Robin Lawson at 1667 Chapel Ridge Lane for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $208,740). Daniel Stewart to Terri Hollenberger at 653 E. Village Green Blvd. for $215,0...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
BUSINESS NEWS
St. Barnabas hires general manager GIBSONIA — Mark Dennis, a community management veteran with more than 25 years experience, has been named general manager of the St. Barnabas Communities. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, staffing, and property management of St. Barnab...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Charleroi-based lender changes name to cfsbank
SEVEN FIELDS — Charleroi Federal Savings Bank has changed its name to cfsbank. The change took effect Monday. The bank has nine branches in Western Pennsylvania, including one on Highpointe Drive in Seven Fields. It was chartered in 1936, and it opened its Seven Fields location in 1998, said...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Court News
District Judge Sue Haggerty SAXONBURG — District Judge Sue Haggerty recently heard these cases: Joseph E. Banachoske, 52, of Bakerstown, Allegheny County, was held for court on charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended license-DUI related, filed Dec. 30 ...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Fire crews investigate odd smell
CRANBERRY TWP — Firefighters responded to a call at a business Friday afternoon after a report of an unusual odor. Employees at Ferguson Kitchen, Bath and Lighting Gallery, 1214 Freedom Road, reported an “electric smell” in the building, said Mike Hanks, a captain with the Cranber...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Haine teacher’s video will be showcased
CRANBERRY TWP — A teacher at Haine Middle School, 1516 Haine School Road, who produced a two-minute video for the 25th anniversary of the Empty Bowls Project is one of only three people from the United States and 20 other countries to have their work showcased at an upcoming exhibit of the pro...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Dek hockey clinics offered in Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — The township parks and recreation department will hold three clinics in March to teach children how to play Dek hockey, and the township is organizing six separate leagues for children and adults. The programs are an attempt to get children active and to introduce them to Cran...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Community Chest will be recognized
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Community Chest has been honored by a statewide organization for its impact on the community. The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society announced the CTCC will receive the Community Champion Award, which honors volunteer organizations that have made &...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Mars High to host regional student council conference
ADAMS TWP — The Mars High School student council on Friday will host the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils Region A Spring Conference. The event is expected to attract about 330 students from 19 schools. Kelly O’Connell and Jimmy Pierre, who are juniors and student council m...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Haine students get world view
CRANBERRY TWP — Fifth graders at Haine Middle School were faced with a tongue twister Friday morning when they were asked to try and pronounce “Humuhumunukunukuapua'a.” The word, the Hawaiian name for the Reef triggerfish, may look intimidating, but isn't hard to say when broken d...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
Home in Middlesex hit by stray bullet
MIDDLESEX TWP — Patty Miller saved a rose she’d gotten for Valentine’s Day in a little vase. But when she got home from work Feb. 25, she found the vase had been shattered by a bullet. Miller’s home on Brooke Lane is the second occupied building to be hit by a stray bullet ...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015
8 residents appeal new FEMA maps
CRANBERRY TWP — Eight property owners are appealing new preliminary flood plain maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Those maps, last issued in 1982, are for flood insurance and show which homes are in both the 100-year and 500-year flood zones. FEMA started the major un...

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Cranberry Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Longtime banker ‘Buzz’ Irvine dies, 83
A leader in the banking industry, Samuel John “Buzz” Irvine III, died Friday. Irvine, 81, had been the third generation leader of NexTier Bank, formerly Citizens National Bank, retiring as chairman of the board in 2011 after 52 years with the bank. He grew up in Evans City, and most r...

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Cranberry Local Sports | March 4, 2015
SIDELINES
Newell, Palumbo make states Seneca Valley freshman 106-pounder Louis Newell battled all the way back through the consolation bracket at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships Saturday to finish third and punch his ticket to the PIAA wrestling championships, which begin Thursday in Hershey. Ne...

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Cranberry Local Sports | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Thriving in diving
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Spending a year away from diving didn't bother Jennifer Suder at all. The Seneca Valley graduate's return to the sport bugged her competition, though. Suder, a Washington & Jefferson College senior, recently won her third successive Presidents' Athletic Conference 3-meter d...

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Cranberry Local Sports | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Dehart opts for Clarion, new coach
JACKSON TWP — Clarion University's football program has entered a new era and the Golden Eagles recently chose a Butler County native who they believe can help them return to prominence. Seneca Valley senior halfback Mason Dehart became part of Clarion head coach Chris Weibel's first recruiti...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Students of the Month
Two Rowan Elementary School students were honored as the Students of the Month for January and February by the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club. Front row, from left, are Paige Hohman (February Student of the Month) and Oliver Dunworth (January). Back row, from left, are PrincipalNannette Far...

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Cranberry Homepage Photos | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Science fair at Mars
Bryce Taylor, left, and Carson Thompson study how a model car stores energy in a mouse trap during the annual Mars Elementary School Science Fair in the high school gym. ...

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Our Opinion | March 4, 2015
There’s no lack of clarity in Wolf’s $33B budget
It’s not just what he said. It was the way he said it. Freshman Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday laid out a clear and concise case for his vision of a better Pennsylvania. Wolf spoke with an air of ease and confidence that his plan will improve conditions for those who live, study and work here. He&...

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Other Voices | March 4, 2015
Other Voices
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blistering speech to Congress on Tuesday, raising images of the Holocaust and warning that an impending nuclear deal with Iran would be worse than no deal at all. Among his objections to the deal-in-progress as it has been reported: The agreement...

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Other Voices | March 4, 2015
House GOP: A tragedy in 52 acts
WASHINGTON — I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public’s perception that they’re incapable of governing. This week marked Episode 2, Season 2 in the series “Homeland Security Face-Off.” Subtitle:...

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Other Voices | March 4, 2015
The sad plight of ISIS’ Jihadi John
Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. The entire point of the videos is to advertise his savagery and that of the hellish cause he serves. Yet, shamefully, even he can claim the expiating status...

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Focus Features | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Pageant crowns run in family
Lyric Beth Ackelson, 20, was crowned Miss Butler County at Succop Theater on the Butler County Community College campus. It was the same title won by Lyric's mother, then Beth Taylor, in 1988. “We are the first mother-daughter combination to win the Miss Butler County title,” said Lyr...

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Potpourri | March 4, 2015
Potpourri
Motorcycle safety program offered Registration is open for Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) courses. Offered by PennDOT, the free courses provide training for novice to experienced riders. Participants must be state residents and have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle...

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Time Capsules | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
COURT HONORS
Senior Knoch High School basketball players honored in March 1975 at the awards banquet are, second from left, Joe Thrower, foul percentage; Jeff Tackett, most valuable player, defense, and assists; and Jeff Kroh, field goal percentage. Ken McCrea, not pictured, took awards for rebounding and one-on...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
8 Cranberry property owners appeal maps
CRANBERRY TWP — Eight property owners are appealing new preliminary flood plain maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Those maps, last issued in 1982, are for flood insurance and show which homes are in the 100-year and 500-year flood zones. FEMA started the major underta...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Butler Twp. commissioners slate meeting for fire funds
BUTLER TWP — The township commissioners will hold a special meeting March 12 to decide the most equitable way to divide up the $328,422 designated for fire protection. Traditionally, fire funds in the township budget had been divided among the five volunteer fire departments. But in 2013, the...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Harmony to change borough street lights
HARMONY — The borough plans to change its street lights from high-pressure-sodium bulbs to LED bulbs in the next two years. Borough council voted Tuesday night to spend $3,000, the amount budgeted for street lights this year, to change half of its 46 street lights to LEDs. The specific bulbs...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Survey open to public
The public is being asked to participate in an online survey regarding economic development in Butler County. The survey is part of an effort to create a unified plan for economic development. Participants are asked to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the county as well as to list actions ...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Lawmakers sound off on Wolf budget
HARRISBURG — Here is what state legislators who represent Butler County say about Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $33.8 billion state budget. These comments were edited from their news releases. Comments by the county’s state senators will appear in Thursday’s edition. • Rep...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
SRU, system laud proposed increase
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal announced Tuesday would provide $458 million to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education next year, an increase of $45.3 million. That would be the first increase in the state appropriation in seven years. Slippery Rock U...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Health careers promoted
To encourage Grove City College pre-health students to consider often overlooked health care careers, Grove City Medical Center professionals presented a symposium on Feb. 19 at the college. About 45 students attended to hear about and discuss careers in speech pathology, advanced practice nursing, ...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
SRU sends students abroad during break
Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, England, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Peru, the Bahamas and Turkey are some countries Slippery Rock University students will be visiting during their spring break. More than 370 students will participate in 21 separate study abroad ...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
SPOTLIGHT NORTH IN BRIEF
SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock Parks and Recreation will host these activities: • “Photo Studio” will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the park. This class will teach participants how to create a personal photo studio like the professionals. Cost is $10 • ̶...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Knoch students are involved in musical
SAXONBURG — The student directors for the Knoch High School musical, “Anything Goes” are Melanie Allan and Stephanie Kaltenbaugh. Cast member Jordan Luntz's name was misspelled in a listing about the musical in Friday's edition. It will be preformed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through ...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Lower sale price sought for theater
The Redevelopment Authority of Butler City wants to sell the Penn Theatre for a price lower than what’s owed on the building, called a short sale. “We can’t sell at a price the mortgage is,” said Art Cordwell, executive director of the authority. Cordwell said in an intervi...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Driver dies from crash on Route 422
PITTSBURGH — The driver in a Monday morning crash near the Lawrence-Butler County line that killed his girlfriend died of injuries later that night, authorities said. Edward Sturges, 59, of Shenango Township was pronounced dead at 8:38 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. Sturge...

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Local News | March 4, 2015
Drill rules aired
BUTLER TWP — If proposed changes to the township’s zoning rules are approved, drilling for gas and oil would become a conditional use in certain zoning districts allowable only after a hearing by the township commissioners. The proposed changes were unveiled Tuesday night to the townshi...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rain makes roads slick in county
Snow, slush, sleet, ice and rain this morning made for tricky travel and at times white-knuckle driving for motorists on slippery roads across Butler County. The spinouts and skid-offs began to mount as commuters took to the roads. The conditions were bad enough to convince superintendents in all ...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Alumni share BC3 memories
BUTLER TWP — When Lucille Shapiro stepped onto the Butler County Community College campus for the first time in the 1960s, she was so nervous that she accidentally wore two different shoes — one black and one blue. Students, alumni, faculty and community members Tuesday recalled memorie...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Grove City Trade Show will return on Saturday
GROVE CITY — The annual Grove City Trade Show has been popular since day one. “We were the first in the area to do something like this,” said Beth Black, executive director of the Grove City Chamber of Commerce. The 16th event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Physica...

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Local News | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Brothers' wives give birth to girl, boy on same day
Monday was an exciting day for the Dickey family. The wives of brothers Dakota and Derek Dickey each gave birth that afternoon at Butler Memorial Hospital. Shalene Dickey of Butler Township, who is married to Dakota, gave birth to a daughter, Macy, first. A few hours later, Nichole Dickey of Slipp...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
State court to rule on death penalty moratorium
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Tuesday it will rule on the legality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s month-old death penalty moratorium. The Supreme Court granted a request by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to review the governor’s policy, but declined to put...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
Firefighter, 18, critical after porch collapses
CLEARFIELD — An 18-year-old firefighter remained in critical condition after being trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during a blaze at a central Pennsylvania home. Jeff Buck is a senior at Clearfield Area High School and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company. The couple th...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
Man gets up to 7 years for 10th DUI conviction
PITTSBURGH) — A Pittsburgh man must spend 3 to 7 years in prison for his 10th drunken driving conviction and third in the past 10 years. Charles Ninness, 59, was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. July 20 when police in East Deer Township say they saw his car weaving and pulled him over. Tests s...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
Tax changes
If Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax hike and relief plan passes the Legislature, Pennsylvanians would feel the effect in different ways: The typical income tax bill would go up about $200 under a plan to raise the flat tax to 3.7 percent, from 3.07 percent. A Pennsylvanian with the state’s median ta...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Wolf seeks higher taxes for schools, tax revamp
HARRISBURG — In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the way public education is f...

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Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
Fraternity president cited for party
CALIFORNIA — Police have cited the president of a fraternity for hosting a “disorderly” party at a house near the campus of California (Pa.) University. Online court records don’t list an attorney for 21-year-old Michael Mackowick of Pittsburgh. University spokesman Christi...

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National | March 4, 2015
Tough test in court
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices are meeting today to try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal...

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National | March 4, 2015
3rd cup of coffee may be good for heart
Now you can enjoy your third daily cup of coffee and feel healthy while you do it: According to a new study, that third cup of joe may be good for your heart. Researchers found that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day are likely to have less coronary artery calcium, or CAC,...

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National | March 4, 2015
Why global economy outlook has brightened
WASHINGTON — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. That’s the strikingly upbeat view of economists surveyed by The Associated Press, who no l...

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National | March 4, 2015
Price at pumps may plummet
NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day th...

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National | March 4, 2015
U.S. report finds racial bias
WASHINGTON — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street. City officials said Tuesday they were reviewing the report,...

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National | March 4, 2015
Boehner’s post is safe for now
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner’s job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security. But Boehner and his leadership team appear destined to confront fratricidal...

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National | March 4, 2015
Lawmakers taking crack at expanding gun checks
WASHINGTON — Former congressman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill today to help kick-start a long-shot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House...

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National | March 4, 2015
Different views of suspect to be given
BOSTON — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed dir...

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International | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Israeli PM warns about U.S. nuke talks with Iran
WASHINGTON — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, sayi...

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Police Reports | March 4, 2015
POLICE REPORTS
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police 5:20 p.m. Monday — One person was hurt in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident at West Jefferson and Chestnut streets. The crash happened when a car driven by Sabrina F. Crawford, 19, of Petrolia struck the ...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | March 4, 2015
Tomorrow's Headlines
1. A third defendant has been sentenced in the beating and stomping death of a Butler County man outside a Kittanning bar nearly two years ago. 2. The Harmony fire marshal said he has seen suspected fire hazards in and about buildings in the borough. ...

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News Extra | March 4, 2015
One injured in vehicle crash
CLAY TWP — One person was injured in a vehicle accident this afternoon on West Sunbury Road. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m., according to 911 reports. Additional information on the accident was not available. ...

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Death Notices | March 4, 2015
Death Notices
Norma Jean Bollinger, Strongsville, Ohio, formerly of Butler Philip L. “Shook” Farinelli, Evans City Anita W. Maffei, Cabot, formerly of Butler and Mount Vernon, Ohio Robert L. McLaughlin, Prospect Michael Andrew Miller, Marie...

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Birthday Tributes | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Robert “Robbie” W. Foulk
Robert “Robbie” W. Foulk March 4, 1986 - October 9, 2008 My Dearest Son, Today’s your 29th birthday. It’s still hard to believe you’re not here. But, I know you’re in a wonderful place watching over us. A year ago on your birthday, God blessed us with your ...

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In Memoriams | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Helen Zarnick
In loving memory of Helen Zarnick October 6, 1930 - March 4, 2012 who passed away three years ago today. “The Broken Chain” We little knew that day God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did ...

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In Memoriams | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Thomas Manuel Jr.
In loving memory of our beloved husband, father and pappap Thomas Manuel Jr. who passed away one year ago today. Today recalls sad memories. Of a loved one gone to rest, And the ones who think of him today Are the ones who loved him best. Sadly missed by Your Loving Family ...

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Professional Baseball | March 4, 2015
Red Sox, B.C. honor Frates
FORT MYERS, Fla. — They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates. Frates had that number when he played center field at Boston College. Now 30, t...

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Professional Baseball | March 4, 2015
Bucs win exhibition opener
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Alvarez’s drive came in the first inn...

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Professional Football | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Eagles deal McCoy
BUFFALO, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade McCoy, their star running back, to ...

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College Basketball | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
No room for quitting
PITTSBURGH — It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s life. Only he couldn’t. What would his mother have said? When the rest of his family asked if he was crazy, S...

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College Basketball | March 4, 2015
WVU bows to Kansas in overtime
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Gruff and angry, Bob Huggins made it obvious his 76-69 overtime loss to Kansas was just about the last thing he wanted to talk about. And who could blame the West Virginia coach? His No. 20 Mountaineers led No. 9 Kansas by 18 points, thoroughly outplaying them in the first ha...

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College Football | March 4, 2015
Harbaugh assists injured drivers
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh stopped and assisted two drivers in Ann Arbor, Mich. Tuesday, following a serious crash on I-94. Harbaugh was heading to the airport with Michigan football operations director Jim Minick, his boyhood friend in Ann Arbor who recently retired from th...

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Other College Sports | March 4, 2015
SRU bows to Gannon in PSAC hoop play
ERIE — Gannon made two-thirds (18-of-27) of its field goal attempts in the first half, including all seven 3-point attempts, in a dominating 71-45 victory over Slippery Rock University in a PSAC men’s basketball quarterfinal playoff game Tuesday night at the Hammermill Center. While the...

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High School Track & Field | March 4, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rinaman a solo act for Mars indoor track
ADAMS TWP — He had no teammates. He had no coach. Mars senior Ori Rinaman participated in indoor track and field this winter anyway — and did pretty well at that. Rinaman placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.18 seconds last weekend at the Pennsylvania Indoor Track ...

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Other High School Sports | March 4, 2015
Rough end for Raiders
CECIL TWP — Alyssa Peterson, still in full goalie gear, hunched over in the hallway outside of the Seneca Valley hockey locker room in disbelief. Her Raiders' hockey teammates walked up to her, one by one, patted her on her helmet and offered her encouraging words. Seneca Valley hockey coach...

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Other High School Sports | March 4, 2015
Butler hockey rolls on
BETHEL PARK — The only look on Butler defenseman Jonathan Fair's face was elation. After an underwhelming seven-game stretch before the PIHL Class AAA playoffs, the Golden Tornado defenseman had a reason to smile. With a 3-1 decision over Bethel Park Tuesday night at BladeRunners, Butler ear...

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In Brief | March 4, 2015
IN BRIEF
ATHENS, Ga. — Kentucky has been in some close games. This was a new predicament, however. With just over 9 minutes to go, the top-ranked Wildcats found themselves down by nine points, facing an inspired Georgia team and a hostile crowd, their perfect season very much in jeopardy. No problem....

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Notices | March 4, 2015
‘Hoop Shoot’ nears
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Lions Club will host a family “Hoop Shoot” March 21 in the Cranberry Township Municipal Center gymnasium. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For a donation of $5 per person, or $20 for an entire family, participants may enter the foul...

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Trivia | March 4, 2015
TRIVIA
Since 1920, what pitcher has the lowest career earned run average (minimum 1,500 innings) in major league history? ...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
BOWLING
Standings: Andreassi Gas 8-0, Seigworth Supply 7-1, Penreco I 6-2, Hillwig's Flowers 5-3, Gibby's 4-4, Penreco II 4-4, Seigworth Supply II 2-6, Bailey's Surfacing 2-6, Riverstone Lounge & Grill 1-7, Buzards Funeral Service 1-7 High men's series-Jon Pennington 649 High men's game-James Stahlman 262...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
HOCKEY
All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 63 41 17 5 87 171 139 Tampa Bay 65 39 20 6 84 213 171 Detroit 61 35 15 11 81 180 159 Boston 62 31 22 9 71 165 161 Florida 64 28 23 13 69 156 181 Ottawa 61 27 23 11 65 173 166 Toronto 64 26 33 5 57 173 195 Buff...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
BASKETBALL
All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 38 22 .633 — Brooklyn 25 33 .431 12 Boston 23 35 .397 14 Philadelphia 13 47 .217 25 New York 12 47 .203 25 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 48 12 .800 — Washington 34 27 .557 14 Miami 26 33 .441 2...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
DEALS
BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHPs Maikel Cleto, Raul Fernandez, Erik Johnson, Frankie Montas, Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam, Daniel Webb and Michael Ynoa; LHPs Onelki Garcia, Dan Jennings and Eric Surkamp; Cs Rob Brantly, Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith; INFs M...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
BASEBALL
All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Detroit 1 0 1.000 Oakland 1 0 1.000 Boston 0 0 .000 Chicago 0 0 .000 Houston 0 0 .000 Kansas City 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 Minnesota 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Seattle 0 0 .000 Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 Texas 0 0 .000 Baltimore 0 1 .000 Cleveland 0...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
RACING
Through March 1 Points 1, Joey Logano, 88. 2, Jimmie Johnson, 87. 3, Kevin Harvick, 86. 4, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 84. 5, Martin Truex Jr., 75. 6, Casey Mears, 68. 7, Kasey Kahne, 65. 8, AJ Allmendinger, 62. 9, Aric Almirola, 62. 10, Clint Bowyer, 58. 11, David Gilliland, 56. 12, Sam Hornish Jr., 55....

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
EVENTS
Wednesday Hockey PIHL Playoffs Class A Freeport vs. Mars, 8 p.m., Warrendale BladeRunners Thursday Wrestling PIAA Championships at Hershey’s Giant Center, 9 a.m. Friday Boys Basketball PIAA Tournament Class AAA Mars vs. Somerset, 8 p.m., Central Cambria Class A Cardinal Wuerl...

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Scoreboard | March 4, 2015
ON THE AIR
Wednesday GOLF 11 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Women’s Champions, first round, at Singapore MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Notre Dame at Louisville ESPNU — UCF at South Florida FS1 — Providence at Seton Hall 8 p.m. ESPNEWS — Houston at Tulane 9 p.m. ...

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Births | March 4, 2015
BIRTHS
Kittanning Born Dec. 24: To Jessica Smith of Butler and Jeremy Felder of Butler, formerly of Bronx, N.Y., a son named Jackson Gordon Hunter Felder at 1:05 p.m. Grandparents are Dennis and Lynne Smith of Butler and Jose Rivera of Bronx, N.Y. Great-grandparents are Louise Kunkle of Butler, Martha Ka...

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