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September 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

How to find success in new school year

Now that school has been in session for almost half a nine-month marking period, and students are getting back into the routine, area district guidance coun- selors offer their input for making this a successful school year. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

Mutations with a malign mission

When Steve was hosting a show on NPR this week, several callers questioned whether the United States should be sending 3,000 troops and $500 million to help control the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Keep local scenery litter free

EDITOR: In this area we have some of the nicest scenery in the entire country. But as I walk my dog around the Hempfield Park area daily, I notice an excessive amount of litter. More...

Sports

Mustangs trap Gremlins

MERCER — Zachary Kroll celebrated is birthday in fine fashion Monday night when he scored two goals against the visiting Karns City Gremlins, and the Mercer Mustangs boys’ soccer team won 3-1 in nonregion action. More...

Growth shows for Lady Sailors

SANDY LAKE TOWNSHIP — With six games under their belt, the Lakeview Lady Sailors volleyball team, led by a small core of determined seniors, remains undeafeated and confident as they work through the rest of the season. More...

Berg, Hardgrove lead Tomcats to victory over Hawks

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Thiel College women’s soccer team put five goals in the back of the net in a 5-0 shutout road victory over the Hilbert Hawks on Saturday afternoon. More...

KROLL’S GOALS

MERCER — Mercer’s Zachary Kroll chases down the ball Monday night as a Karns City defender also tracks it down. Kroll scored two goals in the game. For a story, see page B1. More...

DA: Overdose deaths in county outpace fatal crashes

MERCER —Prescription pills and heroin are a more deadly duo in Mercer County than traffic crashes, District Attorney Bob Kochems said Monday. More...

Schools look to psychologists to assess ed. needs

Each year, area school districts add or say good-bye to staff memb ers, but during the past year, several dis- tricts have added a full-time school psychologist to its educational staff. More...

 

News

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

(AP) — In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. More...

COUNTY SEAT

Real Estate Transfers Sept. 11 n Shirley A. Mariacher to Dale F. Peters and Arlene M. Peters. Property in Mercer; $50,000. More...

Spin meter: Those often changing health law numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance signups after they turned out to be too optimistic. More...

Obituaries

Roberta M. Pearce

Roberta M. (McClearn) Pearce, a resident of Stoneboro nearly all her life, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Paramount Senior Living Center, Cranberry, Pa., Butler County, where she had been under treatment for the past two years. She was 78. More...

Norma J. Stark

Norma J. Stark, 84, of Locust Grove, Va., died at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Culpeper Hospital, Culpeper, Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Loutzenhiser- Jordan Funeral Home and Cremations Services Inc. More...

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Torok

Thomas L. “Tom” Torok, 55, of Greenville, passed away from an extended illness on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. Tom was born on May 29, 1959, in Sharon, Pa. He was the son of Joseph and Margaret (Thomas) Torok. More...

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Book drive at Greenville schools The Greenville Education Association, Greenville Area School District and the United Way of Mercer County Success by Six have joined together for a prekindergarten book drive, which intends to benefit young children More...

Ernie Schmidt named as September Timeless Tribute

Ernie Schmidt, of Delaware Township, a 91-year-old who was hit by the Great Depression and the early loss of both his parents, went on to serve an honorable career with Patton’s Army during World War II. More...

ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS

Frank Stearns Memorial Scholarship awarded The Messiah Committee announces the winners of the 2014 Frank B. Stearns Memorial Scholarship. More...