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May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Envirothon teams head outdoors for 2016 contest

WEST SHENANGO TOWNSHIP — Students from around Mercer and Crawford counties duked it out Wednesday at the annual Envirothon at Pymatuning State Park. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

The delegate debate has just begun

In a typical election year, a party’s front-runner — usually an establishment-sanctioned candidate — is promenaded onto the convention floor midsummer, where a rousing speech gives way to cheers and an anti-climactic nomination. More...

World Almanac Data Bank

Today is the 126th day of 2016 and the 47th day of spring. TODAY’S HISTORY In 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, for a weaving technique. More...

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Education

Why should students visit the Mercer County Career Center?

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP — Each year, students from all across the county find reasons to attend the Mercer County Career Center. It is because so many students before them have found it a place that is welcoming, really a second home. More...

EAST, HEMPFIELD NAMES ‘MIGHTY TROJAN’ AWARDEES FOR APRIL

Sarah Pilloli, guidance counselor at East and Hempfield Elementary schools, along Principal Matt Deiter and staff from both buildings, recently announced the Mighty Trojan awardees for April. More...

GHS students bring 25 awards home from 38th-annual YSU English Festival

Each day for three days — April 20 through 22 — nearly 1,000 students from five counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania competed in the 38th-annual YSU English Festival. More...

Community

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Liam “Willie” Samuel Henry, son of Todd and Regina Henry of Greenville, celebrated his fifth birthday Wednesday, May 4, 2016. He has one sister, Erin, 12; and one brother, Lucas, 9. More...

BIRTH ELSEWHERE

Meadville Medical Center Sadie Mae Baker, daughter of Samantha and Ryan Baker of Conneaut Lake, was born April 27, 2016. She weighed 6 pounds, six ounces, and 1was 19 /2 inches long. More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, More...

Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — With Donald Trump’s remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Rep ublicans turned off by the brash billionaire. More...

Police report 15 vehicle break-ins, 13 Tuesday

Best bet: Lock your vehicle

In the past week, 15 people reported that their vehicles had been entered, and items had been stolen, with police fielding 13 reports on Tuesday alone. More...

Greenville Senior Community Center celebrates official opening

The Greenville Senior Community Center hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting Wednesday to invite the public to see the newly-renovated building that now houses the senior center. More...

 

 

News

Gettysburg park gets 3,000 artifacts from defunct Civil War museum

Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items from an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that’s been closed for eight years under an agreement announced Wednesday. More...

Woman gets jail in complaints over loud sex, music, threats

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman is in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from having loud sex, blasting loud music, and responding to a neighbor’s requests to quiet down with threats. More...

Skull found in state forest last month is human, experts say

ERIE (AP) — A Pennsylvania university has determined a partial skull found in a state forest last month is human. More...

Obituaries

Mary L. Koller

Mary Louise Koller, 86, of St. Paul’s, formerly of Lebanon Avenue, Greenville, died on May 4, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Sharon to Ralph S. Bennett and Mary E. (Malzen) Bennett. More...

SERVICES

BRINK — Dorotha Gaynell Hans, 95, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Greenville. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Loutzenhiser Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 366 & 368 S. More...

Sports

Raising the bar

Greenville’s Elijah Dangrow sets the new standard in Trojan pole vaulting

Greenville senior Elijah Dangrow set the bar high for himself and all other present and future pole vaulters to go through Greenville High School when he cleared 14 feet, one inch, Tuesday in a meet against Slippery Rock. More...

Mets pick up two through week; Royals win close one

LITTLE LEAGUE

On Monday, Evan Cascio led the way for the Mets to come away with the 8-1 win over the Yankees in Riverside Park. Cascio roped three singles, while Justin Schell, Jackson Leskovac, Jaden Schuver and Franky Murray added two singles each. More...

Pirates lose 6-2 to Cubs, get swept in three-game series

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was succinct with his assessment after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs. “We just got out-executed for three days in a row,” Hurdle said. More...