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April 18, 2015
Campaign cash cows
Written by: Abigail Oesterling Butler
It’s been pointed out that the race for president is “already turning into the ultimate size contest: the length of a dynasty (or two), bragging about campaign war chests, and the boldness to ask the American people for billions of dollars to be our next President.
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April 18, 2015
Why no opposition?
Written by: John Baranowski Springdale
The House on Jan. 28 defeated a Democratic bid to deny natural-gas exports under HR 351 to state sponsors of terrorism or to countries or firms that use cyber attacks to steal U.S. intellectual property or military secrets.
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April 18, 2015
Parents misunderstood
Written by: Leland Clark Butler
Regarding Gregory Walter’s letter (“It’s not their money,” April 15). in which he warns that the Butler school consolidation issue should not be left up to the parents of the district.
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April 17, 2015
Bicyclist not the hazard
Written by: Donna Statzer Zelienople
Regarding the letter by Kathryn Rozie of Jackson Township (“Bicyclist a hazard,” March 22). I no doubt believe what the writer described is true and dangerous to all parties involved. Conversely, the hazard is the result of increased traffic and decreased options.
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April 17, 2015
Not asking for much
Written by: Eva McCain Artman Sarver
Just putting my two cents in on the stupidest thing that I ever heard, and that is the fact that a few people are trying to take our (not their) senior center away from us at the Winfield Fire Hall.
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April 17, 2015
Don’t change centers
Written by: Kathy Kloock Butler Township
Senior citizens in Butler County want their senior centers to stay. You say seniors don’t like change and you could be right. But why force change that nobody wants?
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April 16, 2015
One take on the forum
Written by: Larry Rodgers Butler
I attended the Butler County commissioner candidates debate April 1 at Butler County Community College and was puzzled by the question allegedly submitted by BC3 students.
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April 16, 2015
Look beyond varsity
Written by: John R. Burkert Butler
I read the sports pages every night but I’ve become upset. I like high school sports and particularly high school baseball. There are three baseball teams playing for the high school, each and every young man of the three teams pays to play, works hard at practice and loves the game. They end up doing homework after practice which sometimes does not end until 10 p.m.
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April 16, 2015
Anti-frack film featured
Written by: Mary Ann Meyer Prospect
Marcellus Outreach Butler is screening the film “Groundswell Rising” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Butler Public Library.
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April 15, 2015
It’s not their money
Written by: Gregory Walter Fenelton
I read “Board members back consolidation” (April 9, Page 1).
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April 15, 2015
Cyclists have rights
Written by: Michael Bagdes-Canning Cherry Valley
Regarding Kathryn Rozic’s recent letter (“Bicyclist a hazard,” March 22) concerning a bike rider using the middle of the right hand lane.
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April 15, 2015
Stewards of the land
Written by: Laurel Colonello Evans City
The hearings for the case against the zoning change in Middlesex Township are now at rest. We are waiting until April 30 when the Zoning Hearing Board will vote.
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April 14, 2015
Keep primary closed
Written by: Edward R. Natali Chairman, Butler County Republican Committee Butler Township
Regarding the April 7 letter by Daniel Fletcher. I would be remiss in my responsibility as Republican Party chairman and a former judge of elections not to elaborate further.
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April 14, 2015
Open the primaries
Written by: Georgiann Kerr Chairwoman, Butler County Democratic Committee Lancaster Township
Daniel Fletcher mentioned me in his letter entitled “Political Party Crasher,” published April 7.
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April 14, 2015
No bail-out for Butler
Written by: Jim Keffalas Republican Candidate for Butler County Commissioner Butler Township
In response to Butler Mayor Tom Donaldson’s April 12 letter (“Why not work with city?”), I continue to maintain my position that Butler County taxpayers should not be subsidizing the City of Butler.
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