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June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pa. budget makers eye revival of natural gas gross receipts tax

HARRISBURG (AP) — Budget makers in an 11th-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas sales in Pennsylvania, senators said Thursday. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

July 5, 1967: Meeting called on establishment of ambulance service

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Leaders of all phases of community activity have been invited to a meeting at Greenville Hospital Thursday night to discuss the establishment of an ambulance service for the area. More...

Obituaries

Dr. William W. Peters

Dr. William W. “Bill” “Pete” Peters, of Greenville, formerly of Transfer and Hermitage, passed away peacefully at 12:45 p.m., in St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community in Greenville, after an extended illness. He was 88. More...

Nancy J. Peterson

Nancy J. Peterson, of Bean Road, Hadley (Perry Township), passed away unexpectedly at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in the Emergency Department of the UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 78. More...

SERVICES

PETERS — William W., 88, formerly of Transfer. At his request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, with the Rev. David Evans officiating. More...

Community

Dr. Bray to provide special music in worship Sunday at First Presby

Michael Bray, Ph.D., director of the Thiel College Choir, will be the summer worship music presenter Sunday during the 10 a.m. service at the First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main St. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sophia Grace Grisetti, daughter of Fernanda and Brian Grisetti of Basel, Switzerland, will celebrate her first birthday today, June 24, 2016. She has one brother, Alexander, 4. More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“But those who hope in the Lord More...

For local volunteer, Heritage Days is a growing history lesson

Even if someone’s lived in Greenville his or her entire life, there’s more that person can learn about the borough. David Stoyer’s learning all the time, thanks to his volunteer work at Heritage Days. More...

PINKPRANK

Stealthy Relay for Life team flocks local yards with pink flamingos, all for a cure

Flamingos aren’t just indigenous to the tropics any more. For the past month, flocks of the (plastic) pink birds have been spotted throughout northern Mercer County, with Greenville seeming to be a hot-spot for flock migration. More...

 

 

News

U.S. Rep. Fattah steps down after racketeering conviction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after his conviction in a Philadelphia racketeering case. More...

Authorities: Yuengling settles Clean Water Act violations

HARRISBURG (AP) — The country’s oldest brewery has installed an $8 million wastewater pretreatment system and will pay a $2.8 million fine to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act. More...

Police arrest two men in cookout ambush that killed six

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men ambushed a backyard cookout near Pittsburgh, killing a pregnant woman, her 8- month-old fetus and four other adults, because they wanted retribution for the 2013 slaying of a friend, authorities said. More...

Sports

Pirates fall again

PITTSBURGH — Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 446-foot home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The Giants took three of four at PNC Park. More...

Sixers draft Simmons, L.A. lands Ingram

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons climbed on stage to the sound of cheers from a Philly-filled crowd hoping he could turn around the 76ers. Not long after the same crowd was largely quiet as the NBA draft filled with unfamiliar names. More...

Girls persevere through shorthanded setback

WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP — The ladies of the Greenville Gold 12-under softball team knew they were going into Thursday’s game against Hermitage Black at a distinct disadvantage. More...