Drug grower gets jail
A Forward Township man who was tending to a marijuana crop more than 150 plants strong at his Timber Lane property will spend up to 4 years in prison.
Historic projects touted
HARMONY — A state historic preservationist said that not only does saving a community's historic assets help set it apart from other communities but it also provides economic benefits.
Republican voters will select four nominees for 4-year seats on the Zelienople Council from five candidates on the ballot Tuesday. The candidates are Andrew (Drew) Mathews III, Charles Underwood, Allen Bayer, Donald Burgess and Gregg Semel. The winners will be on the November ballot.
SENECA VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD
Both Republican and Democratic voters in the Tuesday primary will be selecting their party’s nominee for a 4-year seat on the Seneca Valley School Board for Region 5. The candidates, cross-filed to appear on both parties’ ballots, are Judi Rexford and Timothy Hester.
SEVEN FIELDS BOROUGH
Republican voters on Tuesday will select a nominee for a 4-year term as mayor of Seven Fields. The candidates are Victor Giannotta, Joseph Scalamogna and Ian Hurbanek.
MARS SCHOOL NEWS
ADAMS TWP — Several members of Mars Stars Jump Rope Team competed at the AAU Maryland Open Jump Rope Regional Qualifying Tournament, held May 11 in Ellicott City, Md.
522 graduate from BC3
BUTLER TWP — The more than 500 students who received their degrees from Butler County Community College on Wednesday night probably were just happy to be done with final exams.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS
Republican voters in the Tuesday primary will select a nominee for a 6-year term on the board of supervisors in Jackson Township. The candidates are Trent Geis and Gary Goehring. Goehring did not respond to the Eagle’s questionnaire.
2 men rob anglers at gunpoint Saturday
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — State police are searching for two men who robbed two Butler County men at gunpoint Saturday evening while the victims were fishing at Kennedy Mills off Frew Mill Road.
EC art club to decorate EDCO Park
EVANS CITY — Thanks to a group of artistic middle schoolers, a 120-foot stretch of guardrail in front of EDCO Park will be decorated with swimming pool- and park-themed illustrations.
Scouts will paint plow blades
CRANBERRY TWP — Boy and Girl Scouts will show off their artistic talents and join what has become a tradition in the township public works department — the painting of its snow plow blades with works of art.
Metcalfe aims to define marriage
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe on May 7 introduced a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
MARS SCHOOL ROUNDUP
• The high school will recognize numerous students at the school's 22nd annual Academic Excellence Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton in Warrendale.