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March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman More...

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Ex-Penn State official: ‘I should have done more’ in abuse case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two former senior administrators at Penn State testified Wednesday they regret how they handled a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, more than a week after they both struck plea deals and became witnesse More...

PennDOT: Part of N. Main to close for sewer work

A portion of North Main Street at its intersection with Leech Road in Greenville is scheduled to close Friday due to sewer line work.  According to a statement from PennDOT, the road is expected to reopen Saturday, and access to UPMC Horizon wil More...

Traffic over Geneva Swamp reduced to one lane for bridge work

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP — Northbound Interstate 79 traffic over the Geneva Swamp will soon be limited to one lane as PennDOT begins a project to rehabilitate the twin bridges there.  According to a statement from PennDOT, the $11.3 million proj More...

Obituaries

John R. ‘Jack’ Brown Jr.

John R. “Jack” Brown Jr., 90, of 341 E. Jamestown Road, West Salem Township, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, in the ER of UPMC Horizon, Greenville.  He was born in Greenville on Nov. More...

SERVICES

BATES — Dolores (Dee), 86,of Greenville.Per Dee’s wishes, therewill be no calling hours orservices.Inurnment will be in ParkLawn Cemetery, Jamestown.Arrangements entrustedto Loutzenhiser-Jordan More...

Sports

Sailors welcome new challenges with steady hands

Lakeview’s playoff tested team won’t shy away from new pitching restrictions and region match ups

SANDY LAKE TOWNSHIP — The Lakeview Sailors went 5-12 in the regular season last year but surprised the rest of District 10 with a nice postseason run — only losing to Girard in the semifinals.  “We finished the season well last More...

A champion among champions

Beau Bayless: a top wrestler on both his team and in his family

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP — His team won both state championships this season. The six schools in the area sent a combined 17 wrestlers to Hershey in search of individual medals.  More...

Indians trying to get everybody back for AL title defense

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For a defending AL champion, the Cleveland Indians are dealing with a lot of uncertainty less than two weeks before their April 3 opener at Texas.  More...

Downtown Task Force: $5,000 for best new business plan

Outside-the-box thinking from Greenville’s Downtown Task Force has already netted the borough one new business, and with another such idea, they’re hoping to add more.  Similar to TV’s “Shark Tank” the group is putt More...

LIVING COLOR

Director: So much MHS talent, had to do ‘Joseph’

MERCER — The Mercer Middle-High School will kick off its production of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat” tonight, a choice that director Shelby Ryan said was based on an abundance of talent, and because it would be a perfect show to perform wit More...

 

 

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Let’s see what we want for Greenville and make it happen

Over the past four years — and especially the most recent year and three months I’ve spent on Greenville Borough Council — I have had the pleasure of speaking with a lot of great people in our town to ask their opinions on how we can make Greenville More...

Show us the big picture

LENTEN MEDITATION

A s I continue to read John Maxwell’s Book, “The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day,” this second quote is a “Goodie.” I hope you find it enlightening. Thank you. More...

Education

CP STUDENTS MEDAL AT STATE ACADEMIC DECATHLON

The Commodore Perry Academic Decathlon — including (front, from left) Julia Mozes, Natalie Bubenheim, Emma Byler, Devin Kerr, Haley Bell; (back) Kate Wilkosz, Kaycee Cresswell, Nathan Buzza and Noah Scott — participated in the state compe More...

EAST, REYNOLDS STUDENTS COMPETE IN STEM CHALLENGE

GROVE CITY — The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV and Thermo Fisher Scientific recently hosted a STEM Design Challenge at the Fairview Primary Center. More...

CP STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: MARCH

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Recently, Commodore Perry High School staff, including Principal Jeff Keeling and Guidance Counselor Curtis Ace, recognized the March Students of the Month (front, from left): Kiyah Swartzbeck, Kali Tregler, Donna Kocher, Zane More...

Community

MCCC NTHS STUDENTS HOST FOOD DRIVE FOR COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP — The National Technical Honor Society at the Mercer County Career Center recently sponsored a food drive where students, staff and administration donated 1,860 items to the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.  More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Four-day revival services at Harvest Baptist   GREENE TOWNSHIP — Starting Sunday, the Harvest Baptist Church will host a special four-day BEAMS revival, and all are welcome to attend the services.  More...

ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS

Democrat Women of Mercer County SHARON — Democrat Women of Mercer County (DWMC) president Judy Hines welcomed a standing room-only crowd of approximately 100 members and guests to the March meeting. More...