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April 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown council OKs early wishlist for greenways grant

JAMESTOWN — Envisioning building a pavilion that can also operate as a visitor’s center, with restrooms, swings and adequate lighting, Jamestown Borough Council is moving ahead with an application for a $250,000 state grant that requires More...

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Commentary

July 7, 1984: Trail ride reservations due

FROM THE ARCHIVES

The second annual Trail Ride sponsored by Wallace L. Mercer Jr. for the Mercer County Unit of the American Cancer Society will be held the weekend of Aug. 17-19. More...

Obituaries

Arthur W. Runkel

Arthur Runkel, 79 ,of Cochranton, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.  He was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Mercer. He was the son of Marshall (Doc) and Lucille Clelland Runkel. More...

SERVICES

RUNKEL — Arthur, 79, of Cochranton.  Friends and family may call at Dickson Family Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton, on Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 6 p.m., at which time the Elks will conduct a service.  More...

Community

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Kyiah Booker, daughter of Breanna Potts and Jody Booker of Ripley, Tenn., celebrated her fourth birthday Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  She has two sisters, Arianna 21/2, and Sydney, 1.  More...

Thiel band director presents research on band participation

Thiel College Director of Bands and Professor of Music Andrew Erb presented his research, “The Effects of Socioeconomics on School Instrumental Ensemble Participation,” to attending band directors at the recent Pennsylvania Music Educator More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Pastor Michael Poke to speak at Fallowfield UMC   EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Fallowfield United Methodist Church will host the Rev. Michael Poke of the St. More...

Mercer school board OKs budget with no tax increase

Superintendent: That might change next year

MERCER — The Mercer Area School District Board of Directors accepted a 2018-19 tentative budget Wednesday night that doesn’t include a tax increase.  The proposed budget is $17,830,102, which represents less than a 1-percent increase More...

UPMC peer navigator hopes his story of addiction inspires will to triumph

MERCER — After battling addiction for years, today, Matt Russick is in recovery. More...

News

Mercer board hears after-school program update

MERCER — At Monday’s meeting of the Mercer Area School Board, Laura James, instructor with the United Way-run after-school program operating in the district, gave a brief report about it and thanked the administration and school directors More...

WHICH WAY TO WONDERLAND?

Students at St. Michael School will stage their version of “Alice @ Wonderland,” starring Rachel Varga (center) as Alice. More...

Army considers 15 cities for home of new Futures Command

The Army says it’s considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command, which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting.  The Army notified the cities this week and asked More...

Sports

Trojans hold off Mustangs in seventh for chilly win

The cold winds that seemed to find holes in even the bulkiest of winter jackets couldn’t stop the Mercer and Greenville baseball teams from getting in a game Thursday at Packard Park. More...

CP drops Wednesday meet to Grove City

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

Boys’ Track & Field  Grove City 128, Commodore Perry 20  More...

SPORTSCENE

Friday, April 20 Baseball Mercer at Kennedy Catholic, 4 p.m. (from 4/19) Union City at Cochranton, 4 p.m. Reynolds at Greenville, 4:15 p.m. (from 4/18) Jamestown at Lakeview, 4:15 p.m. Softball  More...