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Verse of the Day | October 1, 2014
VERSE
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. ...

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Chuckle of the day | October 1, 2014
Today’s Chuckle
Nobody knows the real you as well as your spouse. That’s why the divorce rate keeps climbing. ...

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Town & County | October 1, 2014
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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Business Briefs | October 1, 2014
IN BRIEF
WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That’s down from an 8....

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Bulletin Board | October 1, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD
Stuffed pork chop dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora. Children under 5 are served free. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St. Use the Cliff Street entrance. Hosted by Hill United Presbyterian Church. Card Party...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Cranberry scales back water park renovations
CRANBERRY TWP — Planned renovations and upgrades to the water park at North Boundary Park were put on hold last week after bids for the $1.7 million project came in too high. However, township officials are scaling down the project and still will undertake about $98,000 worth of upgrades this...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Applefest visitors can vote on posters
VALENCIA — Those attending the 30th annual Mars Applefest on Saturday can serve as judges while shopping, eating and enjoying the entertainment. Valencia Presbyterian Church, which has had a booth at the festival since it began, will hold its second poster contest this year. Festival attendee...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Applefest blossoms in Mars Saturday
MARS — The 30th annual Mars Applefest promises to be bigger and better than ever. Applefest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Pittsburgh Street and Grand Avenue in Mars. Dutilh United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the N...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Legislation could help save overdose victims
A drug considered to be an antidote to heroin overdoses may soon be available to the public and to all emergency rescuers in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1164, which is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk, would provide immunity from criminal prosecution for “good Samaritans” who ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Fundraiser will benefit Glade Run Foundation
FRANKLIN PARK, Allegheny County — Glade Run Foundation will have the second annual Harvest Hoedown Benefit on Oct. 10. The hoedown will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center in Franklin Park, Allegheny County. The event will feature a performance by The Allegheny Drifte...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Youth Fall Retreat set at Jumonville
CRANBERRY TWP — The youth of Dutilh United Methodist Church will travel to Jumonville for a fall retreat Nov. 14-16. The retreat is open to students in grades 7 to 12. The deadline to register is Oct. 29. To register, e-mail YouthAsst@dutilhumc.org. ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Pet parade Oct. 11 will benefit library
CRANBERRY TWP — The Friends of the Cranberry Library will host a pet parade Oct. 11 to benefit the township library. Pat Ducharme, president of the group and organizer of the event, said pet owners will get the chance to dress their furry friends up in Halloween costumes. After the event, ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
SENIOR MENUS
Senior centers in Cranberry Township, Evans City, Mars and Zelienople announce the following lunch menus for the week of Oct. 6. 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 | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
ENGAGEMENTS
Marburger, Barkley An Oct. 25 wedding is being planned by Madelynn Reed Marburger and Samuel John Barkley, both of Evans City. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gordon and Diane Marburger of Evans City. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are John and Wendy Barkley of Evans City. The future br...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Cranberry Township girl, 12, shines playing piano
CRANBERRY TWP — Stephanie Petinaux started playing piano when she was 6 and took to it almost immediately. “I really get into the music; it relaxes me, makes me calm,” she said. When she discovered she enjoyed playing music, she decided to continue taking lessons with a private t...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Man fires shots in store robbery
CRANBERRY TWP — A suspected robber fired two shots in the Kwik Fill gas station on Route 19 before making off with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery Sunday morning. Cranberry Township police in a news release Monday said there were no injuries, and added that the suspect fled o...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Death Notices
Helen L. Cornman Karns, 91, of Zelienople passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. ——— Malzina E. Saunders, 89, of Zelienople, formerly of Portersville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at UPMC Passavant — McCandless. ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
BUSINESS NEWS
Waste Management donates to Seneca JACKSON TWP — Waste Management has gifted the Seneca Valley School District $8,000 under the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program. Waste Management’s donation will benefit these classes: women in engineering; honors engineering; perso...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
ADAMS TOWNSHIP Adams Pointe 3 to NVR at unknown address for $280,000. Robert Schindler to Brian and Susan Kreit at 913 Big Bear Court for $470,000. David Chapman to Cecilia Ottenweller at 702 Bush Drive for $225,000. Kurt Reinke to Jason Capizzi at 603 E. Village Green Blvd. for $228,000. Rober...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Compressed gas pumps grow busier
CRANBERRY TWP — It’s been a year since the Cranberry Crossroads GetGo gas station installed compressed natural gas pumps at its site, the first such public pumps in Butler County. So far the pumps are getting increasingly more use. Robert DeLucia Sr., the owner and operator of the Star...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
COMMUNITY NEWS
St. Paul Lutheran to host luncheons The Willing Workers of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 215 N. Main St., Zelienople, will be serving a soup and sandwich luncheon in Strobel Hall from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 and again from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 12. A variety of soups, sandwiches, and desserts ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
4-H auction set for Saturday at farm show
“Want to help ‘make the best better?’” asks Butler County 4-H member Ashley Frye, using a spin on the 4-H motto. “We invite you to come support your local 4-H’ers at the 2014 Benefit Auction.” It is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Farm Show grounds o...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT
Veronica Mortier SCHOOL: Intermediate High School GRADE: Nine to 12 EXPERIENCE: Started teaching in Baton Rouge, La., and most recently taught biology for three years in Hilliard, Ohio. HOMETOWN: West Palm Beach, Fla. RESIDENCE: Cranberry Township FAMILY: Husband Mike; twins Katherine and Tyle...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Academy to host autism workshop
ZELIENOPLE — Glade Run Lutheran Services will have a one-day autism workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Stephen’s Academy, 70 Beaver Road. The keynote speaker will be George Braddock, president of Creative Housing Solutions. There will be three breakout sessions. For more inf...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Digital photography classes offered
WEXFORD — A free two-hour class in digital photography will be offered next month at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School office. The class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at PA Cyber office, 155 Lake Drive. Register by e-mail to: james.cassell@pacyber.org. Registration is being offered ini...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
School hosts safety drill
BUTLER TWP — When it comes to safety in schools, teachers are the first line of defense. Butler School District faculty and law enforcement learned detailed aspects of school safety training and practiced Friday during an active shooter drill at the high school. The afternoon training, which...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Library hosts health care talk
ZELIENOPLE — The health insurance marketplace will be the focus of an event at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Zelienople Public Library, 227 S. High St. The program will consider how to find coverage to fit one’s needs and budget, answer questions for those who are uninsured and provide other ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Mars class holds 70th reunion
Members of the Mars High School Class of 1944 celebrated their 70th class reunion Sept. 20 at Hoover’s Restaurant in Middlesex Township. Back row, from left, are Jim Mitchell, Bill Adams, Ray McKinney and Bill Bogan. Front row, from left, are LuLu Werner Adams, Mary Prusnak Veccharella, Doroth...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Zelie, Harmony mull VFC merger
ZELIENOPLE — The Harmony and Zelienople fire departments are organizing a committee to discuss a possible merger. The proposed Fire and Emergency Services Task Force would include one elected official and one citizen at large from each municipality the departments serve. The Zelienople Volun...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Harmony marks anniversary
It's been 10 years since the Connoquenessing Creek breached its banks and flooded the borough with up to 8 feet of water after remnants of Hurricane Ivan soaked the county, but Harmony has never been stronger. Hundreds of residents celebrated that fact Saturday at an event called Rise Above the Wat...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
School district seeks diversity awareness
ADAMS TWP — The Mars School District is taking note of the increasing diversity of its students. Dale Sleva, assistant principal at the high school, said a new Diversity Awareness program has been formed as part of the district’s Planet Peace Anti-Bullying program. “We live in a ...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014
Residential plan, deli reviewed by panel
CRANBERRY TWP — The planning commission Monday night saw for the first time several new developments planned in the township. The biggest of those is a residential development called the Glen at Woodside, which would have 72 single-family residential lots at the intersection of Powell and Dar...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Cardinal Wuerl helps dedicate new school
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School auditorium buzzed with excitement Sunday afternoon, as the namesake of the new school dedicated the building with a Mass. A smiling Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of the Washington, D.C., Diocese and the former bishop of the Pit...

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Cranberry Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Deadfest Returns
EVANS CITY — The Living Deadfest will rise again in the borough. Gary Streiner, coordinator of all the Deadfests since they began in 2008, said the classic horror movie “Night of the Living Dead” will be celebrated once again. The latest Living Deadfest will take place Oct. 10-12...

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Cranberry Local Sports | October 1, 2014
SV grad Trzeciak seeing action with Providence volleyball team
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Fifteen months ago, Abbie Trzeciak's athletic future was in doubt. Her athletic present is flourishing. The Seneca Valley graduate and Providence College freshman volleyball player is starting as a right-side hitter for the Friars and is second on the team with 113 kills. ...

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Cranberry Local Sports | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Stability at the top
JACKSON TWP — George Williams and Dave Sylvester have seen their share of soccer games — and more than their share of wins. The longtime head coaches of Seneca Valley's boys and girls teams, respectively, both recently notched their 200th career victory. Williams reached the milestone w...

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Cranberry Local Sports | October 1, 2014
SIDELINES
Hoop fundraiser slated for Oct. 18 CRANBERRY TWP — The annual Seneca Valley boys basketball fundraiser will take place Oct. 18 at the Cranberry Elks Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Music, gift baskets, raffles and a Chinese auction will be part of the evening. Tickets a...

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Cranberry Local Sports | October 1, 2014
Raiders hosting rival P-R
JACKSON TWP — A win was just what the doctor ordered for Seneca Valley. With its first victory of 2014 secured — a 29-22 triumph over Butler last Friday — the Raiders' football team has begun the climb toward what it hopes is one of the Northern Eight Conference's five automatic p...

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Cranberry Obituaries | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Imogene “Jean” Wejner
Imogene “Jean” Wejner, 84, of Zelienople, passed away Sunday at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. Born on Jan. 26, 1930, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Angus and Grace Newsome McLeod. Jean was a lifelong and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Chri...

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Our Opinion | October 1, 2014
Secret Service failures reveal serious cultural breakdown
In years past, the Secret Service was rarely in the news. The elite law enforcement agency discretely protected the president while making public appearances, traveling or just living in the White House. Rarely was the Secret Service in the news or a topic of conversation. That’s changed now. ...

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Other Voices | October 1, 2014
West Africans are key to fighting Ebola
It isn’t you or me Ebola threatens. Despite the seriousness of the crisis, the virus hasn’t “gone airborne.” The disease spreads only through contact with Ebola-infected blood or bodily fluids, and there’s no indication this fundamental mode of transmission is changing...

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Other Voices | October 1, 2014
As crises flare in Iraq and Syria, Putin presses on, undeterred
Readers of the opinion pages haven’t read much of Putin lately. With the world rightly attuned to the Islamic State — serial televised beheadings will do that — and with the existential threat of a nuclear Iran fast approaching, a border war in darkest Eastern Europe just can’...

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Focus Features | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Records, photos of famed WWII bombers go online
SANTA FE, N.M. — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the...

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Potpourri | October 1, 2014
POTPOURRI
AAUW book sale set this weekend Butler Branch AAUW will hold its 48th annual used book sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Center Court at the Clearview Mall. Bargain bags of books will be sold from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The sale includes hardcover and paperback books on topics ran...

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Weddings | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Giron, Gray
Breanne Giron and Chris Gray, both of Monroeville, were united in marriage June 16 at Garden City in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A family reception followed in Myrtle Beach. A reception was held at 10th Street Station in Ford City in August. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Annette Schoch of Salina and...

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Time Capsules | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
CAT FANCIERS SHOW OFF
To publicize their annual Cat Show, which was Nov. 3 and 4, 1984, at the Butler Holiday Inn, the Butler Cat Fanciers conducted their Fall Mall Show at Butler Mall, demonstrating grooming and distributing cat care information. Above, Linda Robinson of Prospect, a member of the Cat Fanciers, shows off...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Health insurance seminar set
ZELIENOPLE — The Zelienople Public Library, at 227 High St., Zelienople, will host a seminar about the Health Insurance Marketplace at 5:30 p.m. Monday. A Marketplace Navigator will be present to answer questions about the program. The marketplace program helps uninsured people find health co...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Woman, 20, faces trial in stabbing case
CHICORA — A 20-year-old Summit Township woman is headed for trial on charges she stabbed her ex-boyfriend with a pink and blue folding knife after luring him to her home last month. Jaclyn R. Kellaway on Tuesday waived her preliminary hearing at District Judge Lewis Stoughton’s office i...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Park bids high
CRANBERRY TWP — Renovations and upgrades to the water park at North Boundary Park were put on hold last week after bids for the $1.7 million project came in too high. However, township officials are scaling down the project and still will undertake about $98,000 worth of upgrades this year. ...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Brothers, 17 and 19, waive hearings
CHICORA — Wearing a faded red T-shirt, plaid shorts and sneakers, Zechariah McGrady appeared Tuesday before a packed courtroom. The red-headed 17-year-old, looking younger than his years, had that deer-in-the-headlights gaze on his face, shackled and handcuffed and surrounded by attorneys, po...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Special Olympics event set at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK — More than 300 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes will travel to Slippery Rock University for the daylong annual Western Fall Sectional on Sunday. The athletes will represent 14 Western Pennsylvania programs and compete in team and individual events in bocce, long-distance ...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
SPOTLIGHT NORTH
SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University's Storm Harbor Equestrian Center will host its eighth Sunset Serenade at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The theme “Rockin' Through the Ages” reflects the university's 125th anniversary. The event will raise funds to build the endowment, expand service...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
Homecoming parade scheduled Saturday
GROVE CITY — Grove City College’s annual homecoming parade will roll through town at 11 a.m. Saturday. This year’s parade theme is “Hollywood Movies,” and the college’s fraternities and sororities have crafted eight blockbuster floats for the extravaganza. They&#...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
New trash containers arrive
SLIPPERY ROCK — The borough has a couple of new, solar-powered trash containers. Two BigBelly Solar containers, one for trash and the other for recycling, were installed Friday in Roxy Park near South Main Street. Regina Greenwald, a borough councilman and a member of the Slippery Rock In Bl...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
IN BRIEF
SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock Parks and Recreation will host several events in October and November. These include: • Pumpkin decorating night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in the recreation center. The cost is $5 per pumpkin and includes several crafts and activities. Registration is require...

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Local News | October 1, 2014
U.S. flag case held for court
EVANS CITY — A man charged with desecrating an upside-down American flag by painting a swastika on it had his case held to court on all charges Tuesday by District Judge Wayne Seibel. Douglas C. Johnston of Connoquenessing Township is charged with defacing the flag, a third-degree misdemeano...

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Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Traveling Pirates jersey has busy year
Many Pittsburgh Pirates fans wear jerseys of their favorite players in the stands at PNC Park on a regular basis. McCutchen 22, Harrison 5, Walker 18. But Butler 14? “At the start of the season, people saw someone wearing that jersey and thought the Pirates called up some guy they didn̵...

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Local News | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Parking lot plan riles business owners
A plan to replace the Centre City project's parking garage with a surface lot has upset business owners surrounding the site. The city parking authority last week announced a tentative agreement with J.S. Capitol Construction, the developer of the project, to build a 75-space surface lot near the c...

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Pennsylvania | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Pipe bombs found in suspect search
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender. The explosives wer...

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Pennsylvania | October 1, 2014
Overdose antidote bill signed into law
PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill Tuesday that supporters say will reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in part by making an antidote more available to police and the public. The legislation also offers immunity from criminal prosecution to those who help overdose victims. ...

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Pennsylvania | October 1, 2014
Psych hospital nixes high school stabbing suspect
UPPER ST. CLAIR — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school in April. Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck said Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Uppe...

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Pennsylvania | October 1, 2014
IN BRIEF
CONSHOHOCKEN — A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died. Trooper David Kedra was shot in the chest during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, near Philad...

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National | October 1, 2014
Ebola case turns up in Texas
DALLAS — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area’s West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill a...

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National | October 1, 2014
A look at California’s landmark plastic bag ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag m...

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Police Reports | October 1, 2014
POLICE REPORTS
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Tomorrow's Headlines | October 1, 2014
Web promos for Thursday
1. Volunteers at West Sunbury United Presbyterian Church cooked 18 bushels of apples to make the apple butter to financially support the church. 2. Workers who lost their jobs this week at U.S. Investigative Services may be picked up at another area company that does background checks...

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News Extra | October 1, 2014
USIS lays off 1,200 workers in Butler area
About 1,200 people in Butler and Mercer counties were out of jobs as of Tuesday. U.S. Investigative Services, which has offices in Boyers and Grove City, announced that the termination of two federal government contracts on Tuesday meant that 2,500 of its employees around the United States would be...

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News Extra | October 1, 2014
Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned today, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said she offered her resignat...

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Death Notice | October 1, 2014
Sharon Diana Hinton
A memorial service for Sharon Diana Hinton, who passed away July 30 and whose obituary appeared in the Aug. 5 Butler Eagle, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 215 N. McKean St., Butler, with the Pastor Tim Goodman officiating. Please send any donations to the First U...

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Death Notices | October 1, 2014
DEATH NOTICES
Evelyn Anthony, Chicora Elizabeth P. Bowland, Cabot Jessie Mae Glass, West Sunbury Sharon Diana Hinton, Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Butler Delores M. Lucas, Pine Township, Grove City Laverne F. Sch...

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Birthday Tributes | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Toni Michelle Gould
In loving memory of our beloved daughter and aunt Toni Michelle Gould whose 40th birthday is today October 1 Many years of missed birthdays, The remembrances of days gone by, Of sharing, of living, Of Laughing, of loving, An eternity ago. But here for eternity you live through us For we reme...

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In Memoriams | October 1, 2014
Regis and Anna Ferrere
In loving memory of Regis and Anna Ferrere on what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary 1949 - October 1 - 2014 For the love they shared, For the love that became our family All because of two small words..”I do”! Thank you for being the best parents two sons and five da...

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In Memoriams | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Robert McGinley
In loving memory of Robert McGinley who passed away two years ago October 1, 2012 This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, We shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, and unheard but always near, So loved, so miss...

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Professional Baseball | October 1, 2014
Royals pull out victory in 12th
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they...

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Professional Baseball | October 1, 2014
Volquez hopes to extend Pirates’ season
PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as Searage outli...

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Professional Football | October 1, 2014
Steelers seek ‘splash’ plays
PITTSBURGH — James Harrison expected his body to be sore while working his way back into football shape following a nine-month break. Turns out, the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker’s in better shape than he thought. He played 29 snaps in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stunning 27-24 loss ...

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College Football | October 1, 2014
SV grad Brown may miss Ohio State game
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No Maryland quarterback has started every game in a season since 2006, a streak that will continue if injured C.J. Brown can’t go Saturday against No. 20 Ohio State. Brown, a Seneca Valley graduate, left Saturday’s 37-15 victory at Indiana with a sprained left ...

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High School Football | October 1, 2014
Looking to change history
BUTLER TWP — The North Allegheny-Butler series has not been kind to the Golden Tornado in recent years. The Tigers (3-2, 2-2) invade Art Bernardi Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday riding a 10-game winning streak over Butler (2-3, 1-2). NA has outscored the Tornado 306-17 over the past se...

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High School Football | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Familiar future
JACKSON TWP — In at least one respect, Colgate University will feel a lot like home for T.J. Holl. Colgate's football program runs the spread offense, which Holl has familiarized himself with while playing at Seneca Valley. He made a verbal commitment Monday night to continue his academic an...

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High School Track & Field | October 1, 2014
Mars cross country enjoyed the crowd
ADAMS TWP — Veteran Mars High School cross country coach Larry Young wasn't necessarily looking for competition. He was seeking a crowd — and found one at the 50th annual McQuaid Invitational held recently at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, N.Y. The Planets competed in the boys and g...

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High School Round Up | October 1, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Rader leads Butler runners
Josh Rader won the boys race with a scintillating time of 16 minutes, 47 seconds as the Butler boys cross country team beat Mars, 23-32, and toppled Shaler, 16-47, Tuesday afternoon. The Mars boys were led by Brendan Knox, who finished second with a time of 16:58 to help the Planets salvage a split...

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In Brief | October 1, 2014
IN BRIEF
HAMBURG, N.Y. — Seneca Valley graduate Anthony Crivelli scored his sixth goal of the year as the Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team rolled to a 6-1 road win over Hilbert. Crivelli is second on the Lions (8-2 overall, 2-0 in the AMCC) in goals and points (14). ...

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Josh Rizzo | October 1, 2014
Realignment is good move for PIHL
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will have a radically different look when the season starts Monday. The league came up with a new formula to re-assign teams between the four varsity classes. It’s about time. Competitive games had become an issue. According to the PIHL Reali...

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Notices | October 1, 2014
SV hoop programs
JACKSON TWP — All Seneca Valley boys basketball programs, grades K-6, from November through February can be found on the team’s website, svraiderboysbasketball.com. Information may also be found in the backpack flier section of the school district’s website, svsd.net. Contact SV v...

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Trivia | October 1, 2014
TRIVIA
Who are the only four players in major league history to accumulate 200 home runs, 1,200 walks and 400 stolen bases in their careers? ...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
CORRECTION
The Slippery Rock High School football player wearing No. 55 pictured on Page D3 in Sunday’s edition is Blake Heller. He was misidentified in the photo. ...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
BOWLING
Armco C League Standings: Ten At Two 14-2, Proc. Mtce. 14-2, Plant 2 13-3, Sizzles Tans Blasters 10-6, Pipe Shop 8-8, Crossbow Lounge 7-9, Power 5-11, Transportation 4-12, Machine Shop 4-12, BYE 1-15 High men’s series-Lee Johnson 767 High men’s game-Tim Malis 279 High team game and s...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
BASEBALL
All Times EDT x-if necessary WILD CARD Tuesday, Sept. 30: Kansas City 9, Oakland 8, 12 innings, Kansas City advances Wednesday, Oct. 1: San Francisco (Bumgarner 18-10) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 13-7), 8:07 p.m. (ESPN) DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League All AL games televised by TBS Ba...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
FOOTBALL
All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 2 2 0 .500 79 75 Miami 2 2 0 .500 96 97 New England 2 2 0 .500 80 90 N.Y. Jets 1 3 0 .250 79 96 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 3 1 0 .750 87 67 Indianapolis 2 2 0 .500 136 95 Tennessee 1 3 0 .250 60 110 Jacksonville 0 4 0 ....

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
HOCKEY
All Times EDT Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Boston 3 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Winnipeg 2, Ottawa 1 St. Louis 3, Carolina 1 Tampa Bay 5, Dallas 1 Calgary 2, Colorado 0 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 1 Wednesday’s Games Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Columbus, 7 p....

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
DEALS
BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Announced the resignation of hitting coach Greg Walker. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released LB Victor Butler. ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed C Joe Hawley and OT Lamar Holmes on the injured reserve list. Placed S W...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
EVENTS
Boys Soccer Redbank Valley at Karns City, 7 p.m. Wilmington at Slippery Rock, 4 p.m. Girls Soccer Butler at Shaler, 6 p.m. Knoch at Deer Lakes, 7 p.m. Mars at Bethel Park, 7:30 p.m. Sewickley Academy at CW North Catholic, 4 p.m. Freeport at Burrell, 7:30 p.m. Karns City at For...

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Scoreboard | October 1, 2014
ON THE AIR
BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Middleweights, Curtis Stevens (27-4-0) vs. Hassan N'Dam (30-1-0), at Santa Monica, Calif. GOLF 11 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Reignwood Classic, first round, at Beijing MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, National League Wild Card game, teams TBD SOCCE...

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