Tragic Accident in Oakland Township Reignites Road Safety Dialogue
The quiet of a late Friday afternoon in Oakland Township was disrupted last week by a harrowing incident, serving as a stark reminder of the imperative for road safety. At approximately 3:15 p.m., Thorn Run Road became the scene of a grievous accident where 18-year-old Caleb Sapp from Karns City lost control of his vehicle, crashing into an SUV driven by 40-year-old Julie Colsey, also from Karns City. Sapp's critical condition required urgent care at a Pittsburgh trauma center, while Colsey was treated for minor injuries at Butler Memorial Hospital.
First Responders Busy With Morning Crashes
It was a busy morning for first responders as the slick conditions led a number of accidents across the county. Dispatchers with the Butler County 911 Center said the calls for crashes started around 6 a.m. and continued throughout the morning commute. There were some major delays on I-79 northbound...
Teen Seriously Injured In Oakland Twp. Crash
Police are providing more information about a crash that sent two people to the hospital late last week. The accident happened last Friday in Oakland Township around 3:15 p.m. on Thorn Run Road, near the intersection with Love Road. Police say a car driven by 18-year-old Caleb Sapp of Karns...
These knox, PA based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to knox..
Couple seeks additional damages in medical negligence suit
A Venango Township couple, who recently were awarded $1.1 million in damages from Butler Memorial Hospital in a medical negligence suit stemming from the 2014 birth of their child, is seeking more than $400,000 in additional damages and a new trial for damages. Krista and Eric Stalker filed the motions...
Big Butler Holiday Spectacular ‘making memories’ for second year
The Big Butler Holiday Spectacular has returned for its second year in the county, now boasting over 190 holiday displays to light up the long winter nights. “You just never know what’s around the corner here,” organizer Tom Napierkowski said. “And we’re making memories — that’s our real slogan.”
Man Suffers Medical Emergency In Crash
One person was taken to the hospital after an accident last week in Butler Township. The crash happened last Monday (11/27) at the intersection of Route 8 South and Litman Road. According to Butler Township police, 66-year-old Edward Kondek of Butler was driving just after 1 p.m. when he drifted...
Featured Local Job: Clarion Borough Police Officer Testing
The Clarion Borough Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for developing an eligibility list for full-time police officers. Applications may be obtained at the Borough Offices, 1400 East Main Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants must pick up and return the application...
One Taken To Hospital After City Crash
One person was taken to the hospital after a crash Tuesday morning in the City of Butler. The two vehicle accident happened just before 9 a.m. on South Monroe Street. Dispatchers say after the collision, one vehicle went off the road and hit a nearby storage unit. The driver of...
Local Man Accused of Stealing Miter Saw from Building in Knox Borough Faces Hearing Today
CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A local man accused of stealing a miter saw from a building in Knox Borough is due in court on Tuesday morning. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 45-year-old Anthony Joseph Berendt Sr., of Oil City, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, in front of Magisterial District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter.
Person stole packages from Butler County community mailboxes Saturday, police say
Pennsylvania State Police say someone stole mail in a Butler County community Saturday afternoon.
Tractor-trailer over embankment in Cherry Township, road closed
Crews recovered a tractor-trailer from an embankment following a crash Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, on Branchton Road in Cherry Township. “It’s down over an embankment probably 20 feet,” said Robert Hairhoger, emergency medical services commander for Marion Township Volunteer Fire Company. Hairhoger said crews were dispatched at 1:06...
Man accused of nearly hitting Christmas parade attendees in Armstrong County
A man is accused of nearly hitting people with his car at a parade. It happened Saturday during the Christmas celebration in Freeport Borough. Southern Armstrong Regional Police say a blue sedan was seen driving recklessly on Riverside Drive near a gazebo, as well as on grass. The suspect then allegedly led police on a chase.
Mail Theft in Prospect Borough: A Local Incident with Deeper Socioeconomic Implications
Residents of Prospect Borough in Butler County were left concerned after a spate of mail thefts that occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon. An unidentified individual targeted community mailboxes along South Franklin Street and North Franklin Street, committing the thefts between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The brazen act of opening the packages, taking the contents, and then discarding the empty packaging in plain sight has alarmed the community. Pennsylvania State Police are actively investigating and have urged anyone with information to contact them at 724-284-8100, referencing Incident Number PA23-1581695, in hopes of apprehending the perpetrator and restoring peace of mind to the affected residents.
State Police Calls: Man Resists Arrest During Crisis Outreach Operation
Area state police responded to the following incidents:. The Pennsylvania State Police, Marienville Patrol Unit, is investigating a significant theft that took place in Farmington Township, Clarion County on December 3, 2023. The theft occurred at the intersection of Route 36 and Laurel Ln around 5:11 p.m., according to a...
Tragic Incident in West Liberty Highlights Importance of Outdoor Safety
In the quiet community of West Liberty Borough, a heartrending incident occurred as James Szymoniak, a 64-year-old man from Prospect, was found lifeless at the base of a tree stand in a wooded area off Slippery Rock Road. The unsettling discovery, made just after 1 p.m. on a Saturday, led to the pronouncement of his death at the scene, stirring the small town into a state of mourning. While the ongoing investigation by the authorities has yet to suggest any foul play, the event has highlighted the latent dangers of outdoor recreational pursuits, particularly hunting.
TRUCK HITS RETAINING WALL IN RURAL VALLEY
A Dayton man was not injured in a crash last Saturday that happened in Rural Valley in nearby Armstrong County. State police say 27-year-old Eric Eckman of Dayton was driving his pickup truck East on West Main Street on December 2nd when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the road cleanly. The vehicle collided with a retaining wall owned by the Rural Valley Borough between West School Street and Kime road. The truck came to final rest partly on Rural Valley Borough property and partly on the road. Eckman allegedly fled the scene after the crash.
The essential holiday drinks to try in St. Pete this season
St. Petersburg is filled with some of Florida’s coolest cafes and coffee shops in Florida. Many of these shops are slinging festive holiday-inspired drinks to add a little extra winter to this tropical wonderland. These are arranged in alphabetical order because we couldn’t begin to rank these spots – they’re all incredible. Did I miss your cafe? Send me an email with your holiday drink: [email protected].
Local Christmas tree farms navigate obstacles to bring holiday cheer
There is still a market for real Christmas trees grown out of the soil. Each year, this market is served by tree farms such as Grupp’s Christmas Trees in Muddy Creek Township and Cypher’s Tree Farm in Butler Township, which typically open on Black Friday and only operate during the holiday season.
Live Nativity scenes planned
The following live Nativity scenes are among those planned for the Butler County area this December:. Concordia at Cabot will host its 10th Annual Live Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 148 Marwood Road in Cabot. Performances are about 15 minutes long and will be held at 4:30, 5:15 and 6 p.m.