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Saxonburg-based II-VI acquires California company, changes name

A Butler County company with Roman numerals for a name is putting to rest its link to the periodic table of elements in conjunction with its acquisition of a California firm that II-VI Inc. says holds the promise to boost its hold in the materials, networking and laser markets. II-VI...
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2 19-year-olds shot in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating an overnight shooting in New Castle that injured two 19-year-olds. The young women were injured in a shooting on Wednesday morning at the West Grant Street Housing Complex on Halco Drive.Nancy Holmes has lived in the housing complex for 20 years. She said she's still frightened every time she hears that familiar sound of gunfire.KDKA-TV's Shelley Bortz: "Are you scared to live here?"Holmes: "Well, yeah. But you have to deal with the consequences."It was just after midnight on Wednesday when Holmes heard gunshots next door and called 911. When officers arrived, they found the...

Butler Fair Gets Underway; Full Schedule Set For This Weekend

The 166th Big Butler Fair continues this weekend in Prospect. The event, which is held at the Big Butler Fairgrounds on New Castle Road, is one of the largest fairs in the state. Attractions include amusement rides, livestock exhibits, live music and food stands. Bull Ride Mania and Barnyard Olympics...

Foundation Damaged In Connoquenessing Crash

Part of a home under construction was damaged after a crash earlier this week in Connoquenessing Township. State police say the one vehicle accident happened on Prospect Road near the intersection with Upper Harmony Road around 5 p.m. Suzanna Froelich, no age or location given, was driving her SUV when...

Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier comes to Western Pennsylvania

ZELIENOPLE (KDKA) – As people celebrate the Fourth of July, one local community is hosting a unique and moving monument that honors the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. On Friday night, hundreds of motorcyclists escorted the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Zelienople. Gregory Bigger, the president of the American Legion Riders in Zelienople helped organize the ride that escorted the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "We got a call in December that it was coming into town, we had a beautiful ride in," he said. "Patriotism is alive and well in...

Shawn L. Knechtel, 53

Shawn L. Knechtel, 53 , of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, July 1st, 2022 at his residence. Shawn was born in Ellwood City on February 18th, 1969 to the late Bruce C. and Marilyn D. (Kent) Knechtel. He had worked as a welder for his brother Bruce’s welding business. Shawn enjoyed motorcycles and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Legal Notice: Blue Ridge Traders

Notice Under Fictitious Name Law in accordance with 54 paC.S. 311.417. Pennsylvania Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious. name of Blue Ridge Traders :. Located at 6367 Saucon Valley Dr : Franklin in the City of Fayetteville : Pennsylvania, 17222-9433.
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Franklin wins District 18 Little League 8-10 South title

It’s going to take a lot of offense, and good pitching, to try and upend Franklin Township’s 8-10-year-old all-star baseball team. Township can make life miserable for most teams, and it showed that again on Thursday when it took care of business to capture the District 18 South title.
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State Police Calls: Sheetz Parking Lot Encounter Leads to Drug Charges

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police responded to the following calls:. PSP Franklin filed criminal charges against an Erie man following an incident earlier last month. Police say the incident occurred during an encounter with a trooper and 41-year-old Kevin Donikowski, of Erie, on May 15, around...

North Country Brewing Opens Freedom Farms Taproom

Freedom Farms and North Country Brewing are joining forces and opening the North Country Corn Crib Taproom on Freedom Farms on Pittsburgh Road, just south of Butler. The taproom, which will share space with Freedom Farms Farmers Market and Kitchen, will feature North Country beer exclusives and new releases, plus wine and spirits from Pennsylvania, and live music when the space officially opens on July 8. While visiting the taproom, guests can also enjoy homemade food and farmers market finds from the Freedom Farms kitchen, with options like pizza, farm salads, and super-stuffed sandwiches.