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December 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Obama vows response to NKorea hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. More...

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Commentary

Tiptoeing through the minefield of holiday symbols

Anyone passing the Hoffman home in the Cincinnati suburbs during the holidays will see festive blue and white lights and an inflatable bear in the front yard — a bear wearing a Santa cap and holding a candy cane. More...

Political Cartoon

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‘Oh, come all ye faithful’

EDITOR: Joyce Kilmer, the poet, got it all wrong at Christmas-time when he penned, “Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.” More...

Sports

Mustangs sprint past Trojans

Three Mustangs hit double figures to help lift Mercer over the Greenville Trojans, 47-36, Friday at Greenville High School. More...

Shazier, Gilbert hopeful to play against Chiefs

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier is ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers to take the training wheels off on Sunday against Kansas City. More...

Thomas accused of environmental violations on Wis. hunting land

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison. More...

Entertainment

SATURDAY PRIMETIME

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Study suggests link between anti-anxiety drugs and dementia

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m an older woman who sometimes takes Valium or Xanax for anxiety or if I’m unable to fall asleep. I recently heard that this type of medication may cause dementia. Should I stop using it? More...

Sailor Singers

MERCER — Students from Lakeview Area School District under the direction of chorus teacher Kristen Patton perform Christmas songs Friday afternoon, on the steps of Mercer County Courthouse, as part of the county’s Christmas Concert series More...

Judge approves Greenville EIT rate

MERCER — A Common Pleas Court judge signed an order Friday allowing Greenville Borough to relax it’s earned income tax rate compared to last year, but keep it higher than the 1 percent threshold set by state law. More...

12 DAYS OF WISHES

What’s your Christmas wish?

TODAY’S KIDS: First-graders from Jamestown Elementary School COMPILED BY: CALEB STRIGHT More...

 

News

Sandusky denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. More...

Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static. More...

Pa. agency ruling could mean homedelivered beer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new ruling by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is clearing the way for something few if any state residents have experienced — home delivery of beer. More...

Obituaries

Larry K. Noble

Larry Keith Noble, 68, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, after his courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in his home on Lininger Road in West Salem Township He was born in Greenville, Pa., on Aug. More...

Pauline E. Stefanik

Pauline E. Stefanik, 89, of 80 Fredonia Road, Hempfield Township, died in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at UPMC Horizon, Greenville. Arrangements will be announced by Loutzenhiser Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Greenville. More...

SERVICES

BECKER — Sheila M., 42, of 37 N. Race St., Greenville. A Memorial service will be held at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave. in Greenville, at 11 a.m. today with Fr. David Foradori, Pastor of St. More...

Community

Mercer speakers shine at annual North Catholic Invitational

MHS opens season at 40th-annual speech invitational

MERCER – The Mercer High School speech team opened the 2014-15 forensics season Dec. 13 in impressive fashion by winning the team sweepstakes at the 40th-annual Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Invitational. More...

Jamestown merchants get Christmas surprise

JAMESTOWN — During the past few weeks, the youth group at the Jamestown Presbyterian Church have been making and selling miniature trees to earn money for their summer mission trip. More...

2015 election information now available online

MERCER — Jeff Greenburg, the director of the Office of Elections of Mercer County, announces that the information for the 2015 election cycle, including important dates, complete election calendar booklet, campaign finance filing deadlines and More...