FOLLOW THE RAINBOW
Volunteer fi refi ghters give the Adams Area Fire District's new 2014 Seagrave Attacker HD Pumper a symbolic wetdown with the neighboring trucks' hoses Saturday morning at the Adams station, 109 Irvine St. Various fi re companies participated in the firefighting tradition that dates back to the 19th century.
HOLD THE DRILL
Group continues push for overlay zone
ADAMS TWP — The township supervisors Monday night once again heard from the group wanting a two-mile overlay zone around the schools in the Mars School District before six Marcellus Shale natural gas wells are drilled on Denny Road, but this time they also heard the opposite point of view.
PENN TWP — The Butler branch of Hunter Truck Sales on Route 8 has a new general manager.
1:15 p.m. Sunday — Three people were hurt when two sport utility vehicles collided in Forward Township.
Countertop maker coming
CRANBERRY TWP — A granite countertop manufacturer from Cincinnati plans to bring 50 jobs to the township.
EVANS CITY — District Judge Wayne Seibel recently heard these cases:
International program coming to Seneca
JACKSON TWP — Students in the Seneca Valley School District next year will have the option of enrolling in classes as part of the International Baccalaureate program.
Martin heading to West Coast
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Rebecca Martin, who abruptly resigned April 1 as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce, is moving across the country to take on a similar position that will bring her closer to family.
No rush to shrink county staff
If Butler County cuts jobs due to the sale of the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, it won’t be anytime soon.
ADAMS TWP — Some 270 bluebirds will have students at Mars Elementary School to thank for their cozy new homes this summer.
Jeep Festival adding 5K race to festivities
Jeeps racing through mud pits and obstacle courses are not new at the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, but this year participants will have a chance to run the mud course on foot in a 5K race.
FirstEnergy chief touts nuclear safety at program
CRANBERRY TWP — The nuclear power industry is continuing to fight an uphill battle to regain the world’s confidence more than three years after the catastrophic failure of three reactors at a power plant in Fukushima, Japan.
Man receives 18-36 months in prison
Tara Macher says she still goes to the same Cranberry Township pharmacy that her husband tried to rob with a gizmo he’d fashioned to look like a pipe bomb.