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January 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. More...

Thank you for patience with weather issues

The Record-Argus thanks you for your patience as delivery of today’s edition was affected by the weather. More...

National Fuel: Look for bills to decrease

With gas supply charges continuing to drop, National Fuel says its average bills will be shrinking by about $8.50 per month starting Feb. 1. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

Ignoring religion can be dangerous

For more than a century, Western diplomats and scholars were sure of one thing: That religion’s role in world affairs would decline as humanity evolved toward a future rooted in logic and science. More...

Political Cartoon

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There are moderate Muslim voices that condemn extremism

EDITOR: Mr. (Dennis) Cheplick of Hadley asked the following question in his letter to the editor in the Jan. More...

Sports

Herrick receives MCFO award

The Mercer County Football Officials recently announced that Stephen Herrick (third from right), a Greenville High School senior, has been awarded the fourth-annual sportsmanship scholarship sponsored by the group. More...

KC survives scare from CP

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

PERRY TOWNSHIP — It was “high intensity” basketball Friday at Commodore Perry High School, where the Panthers were four points away from upsetting the state-ranked Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles, falling 53-50. More...

Visiting Trojans take down Mustangs with free throws

MERCER — The Greenville Trojans pulled off a close one in a 49-46 road win against the Mercer Mustangs on Friday night that came down to the final seconds. More...

Longietti: Legalize medical marijuana

SHARON — State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7, became the first legislator from Mercer County to publicly support legalizing medical marijuana Friday, saying the state should allow doctors to prescribe low-THC canniboid oil to licensed patients. More...

PSP marshal: Fire cause undetermined

WEST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Fallowfield Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Adam Valesky said Friday that a state fire marshal has ruled that the cause of a fire is undetermined that destroyed a block in Adamsville Wednesday is undetermined. More...

Mayor: Parking ban in effect for snow removal

After several inches of snow fell Friday, and with even more forecast for this weekend, the Borough of Greenville has announced a parking ban. According to Mayor Josh Stephens, parking will be prohibited from 5 p.m. today until 3 p.m. More...

 

News

McCord will plead guilty in campaign finance case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he is resigning immediately and is planning to plead guilty to federal charges that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year’s gube More...

Overnight snow delays schools in western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Overnight snows delayed classes at more than 200 western Pennsylvania schools, though major arteries were mostly clear, and morning commuters saw few delays. More...

Ohio pair: Unhurried burglar fed dog bologna, made coffee

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio couple who reported a break-in say the burglar apparently was in no hurry because he or she took time to feed their dog bologna, make a pot of coffee and smoke some cigarettes. More...

Obituaries

Joseph ‘Joe’ P. Liptak Sr.

Joseph “Joe” P. Liptak Sr., 58, of Greenville, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 4:23 p.m. at his residence, unexpectedly. He was born June 7, 1956, in Farrell to Florence (Inman) Liptak and Joseph Liptak. More...

Senior Judge Michael J. Wherry

Senior Judge Michael J. Wherry, 78, of Chambers Avenue, Greenville, passed away at his farm in Worth Township on Thursday morning, Jan. 29, 2015. He was born in Grove City on April 2, 1936, to John V. and Caroline (Jones) Wherry. More...

SERVICES

LIPTAK — Joseph “Joe” P. Sr., 58, of Greenville. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. More...

Entertainment

DA: May be illegal for Pgh. mayor to give ‘Undercover Boss’ money

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show “Undercover Boss,” and the state Ethics Commission has been contacted about the More...

Extra security planned for Bill Cosby’s show in Ohio

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Bill Cosby’s stand-up tour was making a stop in northern Ohio, where police said they would have extra officers on hand for the show. More...

‘Suge’ Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion “Suge” Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop’s leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with hi More...