Lawrence County,

Feds say Lawrence County pair recorded sexual images of child

Two Lawrence County residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of attempted production, production, receipt, and distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a child. Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman on Thursday released a three-count Indictment naming David Bates, 61, of Ellwood City...
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Guard seizes cocaine, meth from incoming inmate

Lawrence County jail officials seized cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from a woman arrested on warrants on a traffic stop, state police said. Police have charged Sarah S. Schoeffel of Slippery Rock, Butler County, after pulling over her Honda CRV on Route 422 in Union Township on June 21. A state...
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Crews Battle Southern Butler County Blaze

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene of a garage fire Thursday afternoon in Jefferson Township. The call came into the Butler County 911 Center just before 4 p.m. for a structure fire on Saxonburg Road near the bridge in Jefferson Center. Crews from Saxonburg, Herman, Butler Township, and Saxonburg...
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Dog rescued from window in Lawrence County home

A dog was rescued from a home in Lawrence County after getting stuck between an air conditioner and the side of a first floor window Thursday evening. Click the video player above to see Ginger's rescue. Residents of Galbreath Avenue in New Castle found the dog stuck in the window...
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Lawrence County residents indicted on child sex charges

Two residents of Lawrence County were indicted in federal court on child sex charges, said Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Kaufman. From July 2020 to October 2020, 61-year-old David Bates of Ellwood City and 33-year-old Tamara Kreitzer of New Castle allegedly coerced a minor into sexually explicit conduct to take photos of the minor.
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Grove City Man Accused Of Damaging Apartment

A Mercer County man has been charged following an incident of property damage earlier this week. According to Grove City Police, officers were called out to a disturbance at a residence on Jackson Street on Tuesday. An investigation determined that 45-year-old Thomas Ertmer was under the influence of an unknown...

Veto-bound mixed-drink to-go bill passes Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Republican-controlled state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that substantially expands which outlets can sell bottles or cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, although Democrats called it a poison pill that will kill other provisions designed to help restaurants and bars. The bill passed narrowly,...
Butler County,

Thursday Update: Cases Stay Low

There were two new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths reported by the state for Butler County on Thursday. This now marks more than a week of daily reports of new cases in single digits. According to the Butler Health System, as of Thursday afternoon there are no patients...
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Featured Local Jobs: County of Clarion is Hiring

Clarion County is hiring for the following positions within multiple departments. Please visit their website below for the full ads, to get more information on the positions, and for the Clarion County Application. Applications can also be picked up at:. Clarion County Administration Building. 330 Main Street. Clarion, PA 16214.
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Tale of broken trust: Butler man has hearing in sexual assault of 13-year-old

BUTLER TWP — Testimony during a preliminary hearing Thursday told a tale of broken trust, when a man allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl. Alan Free, 61, of Butler, appeared in court virtually Thursday before District Judge Kevin O'Donnell. He had remained in jail on $100,000 bond since his arraignment June 11 on five charges.

Organizers again cancel Sheakleyville Homecoming

SHEAKLEYVILLE — Even though COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, it was too little, too late to save the Sheakleyville Homecoming for 2021. When the committee got together in January to plan, the gathering restrictions were still in place, according to chairman Chuck Mazurkwiz. The homecoming serves as the biggest fund-raiser for the Sheakleyville Community Volunteer Fire Department, and this would have […]

Retired couple builds beds for children to 'sleep in heavenly peace'

PITTSBURGH — Ed and Elaine Snyder were looking for a new project. The retired couple, who live in Mars, Butler County, Pennsylvania, were looking for other activities after tackling two house flips. It was then their daughter-in-law mentioned they should consider getting involved with a charity with which she had been volunteering.
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Venango County Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases, One Additional Death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that Venango County reported two new COVID-19 cases and one additional death as of June 24. The county’s total number of cases has reached 4,097, and the death toll has reached 101. Neighboring Forest County reported no new COVID-19 cases...
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Two facing federal child pornography charges

Two Lawrence County residents arrested last year in New Castle on child pornography charges have now been indicted by a federal grand jury on federal charges. David Bates, 61, of Ellwood City, and Tamara Kreitzer, 33, of New Castle are accused in a three-count indictment of attempted production, production, receipt and distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of children in the Pittsburgh court of Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman.
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Featured Local Job: Full-Time Police Officer

Knox Borough is now accepting applications for a Full-time Police Officer. Must be 21 years of age, be Act 120 certified, and have a clean criminal and driving history. Prior law enforcement experience a plus. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive wage based on experience. The benefits package...

Louella Butler Snyder

Louella Butler Snyder, 90, of Kittanning, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 21, 2021. She was born in Kittanning, PA on August 19, 1930 to the late Walter W. and Jessie L. (Turney) Butler. Lou graduated from Kittanning High School in 1948. She was a court...