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May 27, 2015
Iraq win squandered
Written by: William E. Been Mars
What is wrong with the Republicans at all levels who are tripping all over a question asked about whether “knowing what you know now” would you have gone into the war with Iraq?
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May 27, 2015
Spending questioned
Written by: William J. Smith Chicora
Last year when state Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-Grove City, was seeking votes, said he was a fiscal conservative. Now he is requesting a state grant to build a sewer and water system at the Grove City Outlet Mall.
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May 26, 2015
Drillers: No more tax
Written by: Erica Clayton Wright Vice president of communications and membership Marcellus Shale Coalition Pittsburgh
It’s incredibly unfortunate that a recent editorial (“Gov. Wolf Would Do Well to Consent to ‘Grand Deal’”, May 20) supports even higher energy taxes that will hurt small businesses, union building trades, and consumers across the entire commonwealth, especially in Butler County.
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May 26, 2015
Voter vitriol
Written by: Amy Nassif Candidate for Mars Area School Board Adams Township
During the recent school board election process I personally witnessed and other supporters were subjected to some very disturbing behavior. It is time for clarity and to emphasize that parents who have children in the school district voluntarily dedicated their time and efforts during the campaign leading up to the election.
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May 23, 2015
Awareness walk
Written by: Charlene Eckert Butler
A local group, Hope for Broken Hearts conducted Walk of Hope on May 16 in downtown Butler. The walk’s purpose was to bring awareness of the drug epidemic.
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May 23, 2015
Volunteers needed
Written by: Kay Heineman Butler
Meals-on-Wheels, which has served the Butler area for 45 years, recently lost a number of volunteers due to illness or moving. We need help.
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May 22, 2015
You’re getting warmer
Written by: Bill Criley Butler
How can anyone deny global warming when the evidence is all around us?
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May 22, 2015
A bipartisan thought
Written by: David Kerr Democratic committeeman Lancaster Township
The Federal Highway Trust Fund is swiftly running out of money and is projected to be insolvent by August.
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May 22, 2015
Special homes needed
Written by: Fran LeFevre Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Butler
There is a definite need in Butler for HUD handicapped/wheelchair-accessible apartments. Many such apartments want people of at least age 67. However, handicapped people come in all ages.
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May 21, 2015
Musicians of note
Written by: Dan Dodgson Center Township
On May 6, my family attended the Butler High School Orchestra concert. It has been a pleasure to attend these events for the past eight years. My daughter, who is a senior this year, has been playing violin and viola since the fifth grade.
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May 21, 2015
Militia of the whole
Written by: John Christofano Butler
Regarding Rick Devore’s letter (“Not about ‘democide’”, May 15) which asks where one might get the idea that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to fight one’s own government, I can answer his question in three words — The Revolutionay War.
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May 21, 2015
A musical boost
Written by: Al Lane The Grapevine Center Butler
May is Mental Health Month, a reminder that mental illness affects one out of every four people in the United States. It affects people of all ages, nationalities and socio-economic status.
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