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Breast Cancer Awareness
The Butler Breast Cancer and Women’s Cancer Support Group’s Pink Night Out is planned this year for 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Highfield Community Center, 229 Highfield R...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
The Butler Breast Cancer and Women’s Cancer Support Group, in partnership with Boscov’s, will hold its annual Friends Helping Friends fundraising event Oct. 18. During s...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
BUTLER TWP — When women come to the salon room at the Cancer Support Services Center at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Independence Health System’s Benbrook Medical Campus...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
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Hometown Heroes
Doing more for the men and women who protect our country at home and abroad is what the Butler County Hometown Heroes is all about, and the organization did just that dur...
November 04, 2023 Local News
Conrad Pfeifer was teaching police officers before they finally convinced him to become one. Pfeifer said years ago he was a public safety dive instructor instructing pol...
September 27, 2023 Hometown Heroes
Brian Greenawalt is the kind of person you’re likely to meet on your worst day. A paramedic for Harmony EMS for the last 15 years, it’s the nature of his job. “We see peo...
September 27, 2023 Hometown Heroes
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High School Football Preview
KARNS CITY — Karns City senior Luke Cramer has one major goal for the 2023 season. Make it count. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Cramer tore his ACL late in the Gremlins’ second...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
MIDDLESEX TWP — A 6-foot-1, 230-pound fullback hitting the defense like a wrecking ball ... bodies flailing as opposing players did their best to bring him down, but fail...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
SUMMIT TWP — Anthony Becoate’s job doesn’t resemble that of most other high school football coaches. His roster turns over annually. A portion of the players haven’t wor...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
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Italian Festival
A family recipe is behind the sixth annual meatball eating contest of the Butler Italian Festival on Main Street. Maria Stephenson, of Center Township, and her son, Clark...
August 28, 2023 Local News
Once a year, Butler’s Main Street comes alive with the sights, smells, sounds, and traditions of Italy. Entering only its sixth year of existence, the Butler Italian Fest...
August 24, 2023 Local News
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Farm Show
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — The atmosphere inside tent No. 16 was hot, in more ways than one. Nearly every seat in the house was filled for the 45th annual Junior Livestock Auc...
August 11, 2023 Special Sections
Entrants spend most of the year prepping animals, anticipating Butler Farm Show
August 02, 2023 Special Sections
“Victory Garden Reinvented! Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home Gardener” is the theme for this year’s Penn State Extension Butler County Master Gardener Farm Show ed...
August 02, 2023 Special Sections
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Regatta
Moraine State Park is back in full swing for its 23rd annual Regatta. From Friday to Sunday, visitors of all ages can enjoy family-friendly fun at 225 Pleasant Valley Roa...
August 03, 2022 Special Sections
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Education
In a roundabout way, the coronavirus pandemic sent Jessica McNulty, of Butler Township, on an educational overseas journey she will never forget. McNulty graduated in 201...
January 30, 2024 Special Sections
Students and families should pay attention to faculty, facilities and fit
January 30, 2024 Special Sections
CRANBERRY TWP — In the year 2023, locals can hear the lively lilt of every language from Spanish to Ukrainian to Japanese in the streets of Cranberry Township. “So you ge...
August 11, 2023 Special Sections
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Health
An agency of The World Health Organization, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has declared that the artificial sweetener aspartame is a possible hum...
July 19, 2023 Special Sections
Pies, cobblers and smoothies might be the first things that come to mind when people think of peaches. Perhaps nutrition needs to muscle its way into that discussion? Pea...
July 19, 2023 Special Sections
Rucking — wearing a weighted vest or backpack while exercising — originated as training in the military. Now TikTokers all over the world are turning this old-fashioned w...
July 19, 2023 Special Sections
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Zelienople Horse Trading Days
ZELIENOPLE — The ShuBrew Main Stage was a sight to behold as 18 dogs, some in elaborate costume, were directed, nudged and carried on stage for the third annual Horse Tr...
July 22, 2023 Digital Media Exclusive
ZELIENOPLE — The ShuBrew Main Stage was a sight to behold as 18 dogs, some in elaborate costume, were directed, nudged and carried on stage for the third annual Horse Tr...
July 22, 2023 Local News
Gobble 20 dogs and buns in 10 minutes and you’ll win $1,000
July 19, 2023 Local News
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Summer Pet Section
Compared to last year, adoptions at the Butler County Humane Society in Connoquenessing Township are down, according to its executive director. The humane society, which...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
After a difficult start, Donough, an Australian Kelpie dog, is happily living out his senior years in a loving home. Donough lives with Kevin and Stephanie Morris, and t...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
BUTLER TWP – Growing up, most children find themselves wanting a furry four-legged companion to play with. That was not the case for then-17-year-old Erann Heltzell. “I...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
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Mars New Year
Coordinator Gregg Hartung, of the Mars New Year Festival, said this year the team is literally bringing the red planet to the borough Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. ...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
Mars Robotics Association is back for its fourth year at the Mars New Year Festival with the Robotic Village — and, according to president and mentor Jeff Beckstead, this...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
More than 40 student projects from across the United States will vie to win the Mars STEAM Challenge on Saturday, June 10, during the Mars New Year Festival. Jessica Beas...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
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Jeep Heritage Festival
WORTH TWP — "She ain't failed me yet,“ Jeep owner Patty Wager said as she waited for chance to drive through the mud pit in her gray and pink Wrangler, affectionately nam...
June 10, 2023 Local News
The 2,000 miles that Patty Upton will bring her Jeep from Salmon, Idaho, to Butler County for the 12th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a jaunt compared to the fiv...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
The annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival has something for everyone to do over the weekend. From friendly competitions to an all-new Jeep Safari, there’s something for th...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
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Car Care
Legacy of love on four wheels spreads message of integrity
October 14, 2023 Special Sections
Year after year, vehicles slip and slide out of control all over the road as winter conditions wreak havoc, often rendering even the most experienced drivers in need of s...
October 10, 2023 Special Sections
As the winter season approaches, it's important to make sure vehicles are prepared for the cold weather and the slippery roads that come along with the drop in temperatur...
October 10, 2023 Special Sections
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Home Improvement
More than 100 experts share advice Experts staffing more than 100 exhibit booths will share advice and information on topics ranging from landscaping and kitchens to wind...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
In a world where speed and convenience have been the pitch to consumers, there's a shift underway. It's toward buying more mindfully, sustainably or, as it's termed, slow...
March 27, 2024 Special Sections
Home improvement season is in full swing. One area to remember to check during a home evaluation is the roof. With advanced technologies, ventilation needs, options for ...
June 20, 2023 Special Sections
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Par for the Course
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Block — golf’s common man who is still holding his own against the world’s top players at the PGA Championship this week — plugged his ears...
May 22, 2023 Special Sections
Golf course expanding pavilion to honor its own
May 15, 2023 Special Sections
All About Golf solid facility for practice, beginners
May 01, 2023 Amateur
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Silver Lifestyles
Most people would not usually think of martial arts as “meditation in motion,” but most people are not certified to teach martial arts in Pennsylvania, Texas and Canada. ...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
For Butler County’s older adults, their reasons for owning a dog can be as varied as the canine breeds they have taken into their homes. Donna McGee, 72, of Cranberry Tow...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
With the increasing age of their owners, the once familiar surroundings of homes may reveal previously hidden dangers. Rugs and stairs can turn into hazards. Tubs and ...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
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Resource Guide
Butler County Community College Address: 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002 Telephone: 724-287-8711 Website: www.bc3.edu President: Dr. Nick Neupauer ...
January 31, 2024 Special Sections
The American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929 but lasted less than five years before filing for bankruptcy in 1934. In 1935, the American Bantam Car Company in But...
January 31, 2024 Special Sections
Butler County Senior Centers offer social facilities and lunches to people 60 or older. The centers also offer recreational, educational and volunteer activities. Call 72...
January 31, 2024 Special Sections
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Mind & Body
As a new year begins, experts across Butler County offered up advice for residents to improve their health and their lives. Life in Butler County could improve this year ...
January 10, 2024 Special Sections
The “winter blues” might be more than just blues, it could be seasonal depression, which is also known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. According to Mental Health ...
January 11, 2023 Special Sections
“If you think about it, mentally, you have to be taking care of yourself in order to work on the physical piece,” said Rich Blews, the peer support manager and housing en...
January 11, 2023 Special Sections
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Seeking Refuge
Every morning Irena Tkachenko starts her day the same way: by telephoning her relatives and friends in Ukraine to see if they are still OK. Tkachenko, her husband, and tw...
February 24, 2023 Local News
Three young Ukrainian families who escaped their war-torn hometown of Kharkov think the American holiday of Thanksgiving is a good time to say they cannot find the words ...
November 23, 2022 Local News
CRANBERRY TWP — Huge, steaming pots of homemade food and endless carafes of coffee and tea sustain 11 adults and children seeking refuge at the crowded Ehrman Farms home ...
July 16, 2022 Local News
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Progress
Age range continues to expand for fastest-growing sport in America
November 04, 2023 Community
CRANBERRY TWP — From participating in sports herself to coaching and becoming a certified personal trainer and exercise instructor, Kathy Hensler loves being on the move....
November 04, 2023 Community
Manufacturing will continue to play a major role in the future progress of Butler County. At present the county is home to more than 300 manufacturers, ranging from chemi...
November 01, 2023 Progress 2023
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