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January 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

As Pa.’s inmate ranks drop, parole population grows

HARRISBURG (AP) — A 2012 state law that has contributed to Pennsylvania’s shrinking inmate population is also helping fuel a growing population of parolees, long managed by an understaffed contingent of parole agents.  More...

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We all have a story, known or unknown

What’s the story?” Whether driving the roads near Oniontown or enjoying a pricy coffee at Erie’s State Street Starbucks, I’m constantly asking that question.  More...

What’s the best way to reform our prisons?

The state Corrections Department caused a stir last week by releasing a proposal to close two state prisons. That reverses a trend of recent decades when the state scrambled to build prisons to meet the growing number of inmates.  More...

Sports

Local teams find success on Day 1 of the VFW Tourney

Host Mercer produces solid showing, CP and Jamestown send competitors to semis

MERCER — There was suspense, dominance, and by the end of the night, some jokes and considerable confidence that accompanied three local teams to the mats at the annual Mercer VFW Tournament’s first day Friday.  Jamestown and Commodo More...

Reynolds edges Mercer, 49-46

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP — Five players in all hit double digits as Reynolds edged out Mercer, 49-46, Friday at Reynolds High School.  For Reynolds (7-7, 2-5 Region 2), Tayarry Sims led with 15, while Devin Weaver scored 14 and Dylan Mc- Danel More...

Battle in Brookville

Raiders’ day will end with rematch of team states’ semifinal

This year’s Brookville Ultimate Duals, like most years, will put on a show of the wrestling excellence that exists in Pennsylvania. More...

State, local officials bolster their case to save SCI Mercer

SHARON — Thirty state and county officials gathered Friday with the goal of formulating a plan to convince Gov. Tom Wolf of what they feel is one simple truth: “The closure of SCI Mercer is the wrong decision.”  More...

Trump supporters celebrate victory, inauguration during get-together

EAST LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP — As supporters — and non-supporters — gathered in Washington to see President Donald Trump take his oath of office Friday, dozens got together at the Brandy Springs Community Center to watch at a party hosted by the Mercer More...

 

 

News

New Orleans Trump protest: ‘Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleansstyle of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets.  More...

Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. More...

Prosecutor: ‘Dance Mom’ should be imprisoned for fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.  More...

Obituaries

Joan C. Brudowsky

Joan C. Brudowsky of Hermitage, formerly of Hatboro, Pa., passed way unexpectedly at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in her residence. She was 63.  Mrs. Brudowsky was born Aug. 28, 1953, in Abington, Pa., a daughter of John M. More...

Evelyn (Reigleman) Herrick

Evelyn (Reigleman) Herrick, 85, of Hadley Road, Greenville, formerly of Fredonia Road, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2017, in St. More...

Kelly Samuel Nan

Kelly Samuel Nan passed away peacefully at home at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in his home, with his family by his side.  Mr. More...

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Programs to benefit the Gibson Manor   JAMESTOWN — The Arts for Everyone initiative will host a series of five classes, featuring different subjects, as fundraisers for the Gibson House in Jamestown.  More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Veyda Elizabeth Frew, daughter of David and JoAnna Frew, of Greenville, celebrated her third birthday Friday, Jan. 20. More...

BIRTHS ELSEWHERE

Mt. Carmel - St. Ann’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio   Willow Ruth Little, daughter of Matthew and Kelsey (Wiggins) Little of was born Dec. More...