Christmas spirit dampened by stories of abuse
More than any other time of the year, the Christmas season is supposed to bring warm thoughts and inspire us to help others.
12/11/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Commissioners toss politics aside to move county ahead
At a time of bitter political division, it’s great to see Butler County’s commissioners — one Democrat and two Republicans — making bipartisan efforts to get things done.
12/10/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Out-of-box idea aims to improve teacher attendance
The South Butler County School District is struggling to find substitutes when teachers call off sick, and the district’s superintendent has come up with an innovative way to address the...
12/9/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Laws addressing child abuse good start, but not enough
When Pennsylvania overhauled its child sexual abuse laws last week after a years-long battle, absent from the bill-signing ceremony were some of the people who had worked hardest for the changes.
12/6/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Welcome to a new chapter in steelmaking
If we look past having CLEVELAND as part of its name, is there anything to really dislike about Tuesday’s announcement of a new owner, Cleveland-Cliffs, of what will always be Armco to most of...
12/5/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Think of military with care package during holidays
The Butler Eagle’s annual Gift Guide to promote local businesses and draw attention to community gift-giving efforts to those in need at the holidays is in Wednesday’s paper.
12/4/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Life in prison correct choice in Ramsey case
Life in prison versus the death penalty. That was not a decision that Common Pleas Judge William Shaffer had to ponder before sentencing Ishemer Ramsey for the murder of Missy Barto.
12/3/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
Emily Brittain school setting example for community partnership
Emily Brittain Elementary School deserves credit for an ongoing effort to transform itself into a “community partnership and demonstration school.”
12/2/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments
American competitiveness requires smarter Congress
Technological advancements are rapidly changing the American economy and workforce.