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Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

Chuckle of the day | June 30, 2015
Today’s Chuckle
It’s hard to maintain your self-esteem when you’ve run out of steam. ...

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Town & County | June 30, 2015
Town and County
Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Cranberry Breaking News | June 30, 2015
Online tornado drill was fake
A fake tornado drill posted Monday on a Facebook page led to some confusion among emergency officials. The announcement for the drill, which was supposed to happen Wednesday in Butler County, appeared on a Facebook page titled Butler County, PA 911 Notifications. But the website is not affiliated w...

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Our Opinion | June 30, 2015
GOP governors diverge on gay marriage ruling
Conservatives seeking guidance about last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry, can turn to the political leadership in Texas, and keep fighting. Or they can go with the Ohio brand of conservatism and abide by what the governor there calls “the law...

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Letters to the Editor | June 30, 2015
Climate orthodoxy
The Roman Church has not been this wrong about science since Copernicus. Fully 98 percent of federally funded climate scientists agree that humanity can alter the climate with a trace gas of which Mother Nature makes 95 percent. Humanity reducing its 5 percent contribution to carbon dioxide will do...

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Letters to the Editor | June 30, 2015
Mandate? That’s bunk
Four candidates running as a popular front for the Butler School Board intend to toss a monkey wrench into the workings of the district’s school consolidation model, Plan 4B. The plan was first approved in January in a 6-3 board vote and is touted to save $1.5 million per year. A social cons...

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Other Voices | June 30, 2015
The president deserves better treatment
“Shame on you, you shouldn’t be doing this,” President Barack Obama said to a heckler who interrupted him Wednesday in the midst of remarks he was making in his own house, a residence that belongs to all Americans. It was the latest of many slights endured by a man deserving of mor...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Lawmakers sound off on budget
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House on Saturday passed a $30 billion 2015-16 state budget along party lines. The budget, created and backed by the Republicans, is scheduled for a final vote today in the state Senate. Here’s how Butler County’s legislators voted, and what theyR...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Vote coming on lake funds
Butler County Commissioners will vote Wednesday on whether to release more than $100,000 in Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund money for long-awaited fish habitat and jetty improvement projects. The project by Glade Run Lake Conservancy includes improving fish habitat at Glade Run Lake as it is refilled, ...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Prison warden seeks nurse for night shift
Butler County Prison Warden Richard Shaffer wants a nurse added to the facility’s midnight shift, saying there has been a “noticeable” increase in overnight medical incidents. The request would add a single nurse to the prison’s 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, and cost about $43,00...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Commissioners to vote on time off
Butler County Commissioners will vote Wednesday on doing away with time off as an alternative to paid overtime for county employees. Commissioner Dale Pinkerton, who is proposing the move, said it’s necessary to keep county departments staffed, and he believes workers need the extra money rat...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Teacher contract talks are extended
BUTLER TWP — Butler School District officials will be negotiating a new contract for the 500 plus teachers past today’s expiration date, which had a one-year extension following a five-year agreement. Superintendent Dale Lumley said meetings with members of the Butler Education Associat...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Man held on drug charges
A convicted drug felon was ordered held for court on charges of selling heroin. District Judge Pete Shaffer ruled Davon D. Stevens, 21, of Butler Township faces trial on new felony drug charges, following testimony at a preliminary hearing Monday. A May 26 traffic stop in Butler for illegally tint...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
2 face felony drug charges
A police raid earlier this month allegedly turned up a Butler home flush with drugs. Narcotics officers found dozens of bags of suspected heroin, crack cocaine and thousands of dollars in currency floating in a bathroom toilet, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing Monday. “They we...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Online tornado drill was fake
A fake tornado drill posted Monday on a Facebook page led to some confusion among emergency officials. The announcement for the drill, which was supposed to happen Wednesday in Butler County, appeared on a Facebook page titled Butler County, PA 911 Notifications. But the website is not affiliated w...

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Local News | June 30, 2015
Interim superintendent hired to lead Freeport
BUFFALO TWP — The Freeport School Board on Monday night hired a substitute superintendent. Larry Robb, the district program director, will be the substitute superintendent effective Wednesday, making $5,000 per month. He takes over for Superintendent Chris DeVivo, who is leaving Freeport to b...

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Local News | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Trial ordered for man accused of growing pot
A Butler man is headed for trial on charges he grew and cultivated marijuana at his home. According to testimony at his preliminary hearing Monday, 32-year-old Dennis A. Williams had a green thumb for the illegal crop. Patrolman Jeremy Walters said police in March seized 118 marijuana plants from ...

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Local News | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Twister cleanup continues
CRANBERRY TWP — Residents are in cleanup mode from Saturday's tornado. The tornado ripped through the area with wind speeds up to 70 mph, uprooting trees, snapping off branches and downing electrical lines. Leaves, branches and trees are scattered throughout neighborhoods. Ernie Kuhs, whos...

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Local News | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Allegheny River activities abound
The Allegheny River is the region's largest waterway and also its most diverse. While it never crosses the Butler County line, the river rubs elbows with the county in communities such as Freeport, East Brady and Emlenton. And it offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Whether you're lookin...

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Local News | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
'Night' lettering will be back
EVANS CITY — While the lettering “Home of Night of the Living Dead” has been removed from the two welcome signs to the borough, it will return in a new format. In late May, public works employees put up the lettering across the top of the large, gray signs at the east and west end...

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Pennsylvania | June 30, 2015
Last day of budget year brings share of drama
HARRISBURG — The governor and state lawmakers face a day of big votes in the Capitol with a lot at stake on what is the final day of Pennsylvania’s budget year. Republican majorities in the House and Senate are expected to send budget legislation to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf today, along...

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Pennsylvania | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
What to expect if Wolf, lawmakers can’t agree
Pennsylvania might not have a budget in place when the new fiscal year begins. Here’s a look at what to expect: Question: What will happen if Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature can’t agree on a state budget by Wednesday, the first day of the 2015-16 fisca...

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National | June 30, 2015
Coal industry scores win
BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants. But officials from New England...

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National | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
1860s baseball card on the auction block
NEW YORK — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was stored inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War card that’s been in the same family for over 150 years is going on the auction block where it...

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National | June 30, 2015
N.Y. formalizes fracking ban, ending review
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday, ending a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. “After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibit...

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National | June 30, 2015
More money for OT
WASHINGTON — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. With those employees in mind, the Obama administration is proposing...

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National | June 30, 2015
Escapee thought other was slowing him down
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the...

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National | June 30, 2015
Trump hears NBC say: You’re Fired
NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Univ...

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Police Reports | June 30, 2015
POLICE REPORTS
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police Monday — Cara M. Lutz, 33, of West Sunbury was charged with felony shoplifting after she was caught June 8 allegedly taking an $8 tank top at the Dollar General store on North Main Street. Police said they found...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | June 30, 2015
HEADLINES
1. In need of more space, the Office of Personnel Management this year will move a retirement services call center to East Butler. 2. A bridge near Father Marinaro Park that completes the Butler-Freeport Trail is ceremoniously opened. ...

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News Extra | June 30, 2015
Grove City man arrested for alleged armed robbery in Cranberry Twp.
CRANBERRY TWP — A Grove City man was arrested over the weekend after an alleged armed robbery outside an apartment complex on Dutilh Road, township police reported today. Taquan D. Maxwell, 21, is facing felony charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property in add...

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Death Notices | June 30, 2015
DEATH LIST
Betty M. Gamble (Jack) Evans, Sarver Jerry E. Gaiser, Worthington Gary Rumburg, Butler Frank Smicik Jr., Cabot Rev. Clarence Jesse Talkington, Butler William R. VanDyke, Boyers ...

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In Memoriams | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Annette Brockman Boyer
In loving memory of Annette Brockman Boyer Birthday Gift The greatest gift That lasts forever, Are memories of times We shared together. We will never forget you, We wont even try We just miss you more everyday, And especially on your Birthday. ...

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In Memoriams | June 30, 2015
June Kosar
In memory of our beloved Wife, Mom and Grandma June Kosar whose birthday is June 30. No birthday cards today A heartache and a tear, A memory so dear. Every day our lived We wish you were here. ...

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In Memoriams | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Clyde H. Twentier
In loving memory of our beloved dad, Clyde H. Twentier December 15, 1924 to June 30, 2014 Dear Dad in Heaven, Today’s the anniversary Of the day that I lost you, And for a time it felt as though My life ended too. But loss has taught me many things, And now I face each day, With hop...

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Professional Auto Racing | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous
NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles. Very few of them will enjoy the race. Fans will most likely love every moment. IndyCar finds itself in the same situation following one of its most breath...

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Professional Football | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Patient approach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues last June, his arrival was viewed as a coronation. On a team desperate for power, the impossibly raw kid with the seemingly effortless swing appeared t...

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Professional Hockey | June 30, 2015
Penguins re-sign defender
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Ian Cole have agreed to a new contract. The three-year deal, announced on Monday, has an average value of $2.1 million per season and will keep Cole with the Penguins through the 2017-18 season. Pittsburgh acquired the 26-year-old Cole from...

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Other Professional Sports | June 30, 2015
Only 7 Americans will enter tournament
LONDON — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77t...

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Other Professional Sports | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Bo Ryan plans to retire
Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-chargi...

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Other High School Sports | June 30, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Getsy, Tresky and Goetz earn Danner scholarship
ADAMS TWP — Jeff Danner’s legacy is alive and well. The 1982 Mars graduate — who died of leukemia in 1984 — played basketball for the Planets until his illness curtailed his playing career and ultimately his life. “He was such a quality kid and a great teammate,”...

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Amateur Baseball | June 30, 2015
Senchak fans 17 batters
G.J. Senchak pitched a gem, striking out 17 batters, walking just two and allowing only four hits in Mars’ 3-0 Eagle County League baseball win over Freeport at Swartz Field Monday evening. Senchak added a triple at the plate while Brandon Bergstrom singled, doubled and drove in a run for Mar...

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Amateur Baseball | June 30, 2015
West Sunbury earns win
West Sunbury plated seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to an 8-2 victory over Mars in legion baseball play Monday. Zach Jewart fanned 12 in the win, allowing just two unearned runs on a pair of hits in five innings. Nathan Hoshak had two hits and two RBI for West Sunbury. Jordan Hi...

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In Brief | June 30, 2015
In Brief
Williams survives upset attempt LONDON — Serena Williams dropped three of the first four games of her opening match at Wimbledon before recovering to beat 113th-ranked qualifier Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1. The top-seeded Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title an...

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Trivia | June 30, 2015
TRIVIA
What pitcher had 999 walks in his career with three games remaining and never allowed the 1,000th walk? Monday’s answer: Tony Conigliaro and Bryce Harper produced 20-home run seasons before their 21st birthdays. ...

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Scoreboard | June 30, 2015
Events
Tuesday Prospect League Baseball Richmond at Butler BlueSox, 6:35 p.m. Legion Baseball West Sunbury at Meridian, 6 p.m. Kiski at East Butler, 6 p.m. Center Township at Butler City, 6 p.m. Karns City at Valley, 6 p.m. Wednesday Prospect League Baseball Richmond at Butler BlueSox, 6:35 p.m...

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Youth Sports | June 30, 2015
YOUTH SOFTBALL
Butler Coach Pitch West Penn Marine vs. Drs. Kuhn, Beall and Mason — WPM: Sage Angerett 3-2B 1B, Espn Deal 2-2B 2-1B, Alex Depew 2B 3-1B; D: Nathan Maher 3-1B, Lennox Wyant 3-2B, Anthony Trombatt 2B 3-1B East Butler Farm Isacco Enterprises Cardinals 12, Martin Funeral Home Phillies 7 R...

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