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March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wolf defends budget, says he’s solving decades-old problems

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day after outlining his first budget proposal, Gov. More...

Owners of collapsed barn move into salvage mode

PERRY TOWNSHIP — When the roof of her Laver Road barn collapsed Tuesday night, Amy Colpetzer lost a lot. The barn is totaled. Several of the Xanadu Jersey farm’s animals were hurt or killed. Wednesday, she was trying to shift gears. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

Greenville residents must be part of the Greenville conversation

When’s the best time to get involved in local government? Normally, the answer would be anytime, but if you’re a Greenville taxpayer, the answer is now. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Say no to the Trade Promotion Act

EDITOR: Beginning of February, the Department of Commerce released the disturbing trade figures. The U.S. trade deficit grew to $505 billion with imported goods reaching $2.85 trillion. More...

Sports

The last dance

Win or lose, the state wrestling tournament is the final stop of the season

The final step in the 2014-2015 journey for high school wrestlers is finally here with the open of the PIAA Class AA individual championships today at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. More...

Moffitt makes deal with Front Row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brett Moffitt opened the year with exactly one race on his 2015 schedule, the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers. More...

Scott opens a season of change at Doral

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The year isn’t all that’s new for Adam Scott. He makes his 2015 debut at the Cadillac Championship with a new caddie he hired at the end of last year. He has a new daughter born last month. More...

Is it almost over?

NWS: Storm could be winter’s last big one

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter’s last significant snowfall for the East Coast. More...

New director looks to build upon library’s existing strengths

Asking a librarian to name his or her favorite book or author is similar to asking a parent which child is his or her favorite: There’s really no correct answer. More...

Private e-mail questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign. More...

 

News

Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. More...

Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue eatery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant. More...

Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House th More...

Education

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Fourth-grade students who were named the January Students of the Month at East Elementary are (from left) Raena Robison, Kiara Varion, Megan Kelley, Samantha Peters More...

DID YOU KNOW?

The color of snow

Snow, like the ice particles it’s made up of, is actually colorless. It’s translucent, which means that light does not pass through it easily (like it would transparent glass), but is rather reflected. More...

Study finds family meals reduce drug, alcohol use in teens

JAMESTOWN — Recently, Jamestown Elementary School fifth-grader Cierra Consider’s plate depicting a conversation starter at the family dinner table was selected as the winning design. More...

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

West Fallowfield tax office closed today WEST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP — Due to weather conditions and the accumulating snow and ice, the West Fallowfield Township tax office will be closed today. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rachel Kathleen Struthers, daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Struthers of Mercer, will celebrate her third birthday today, March 5, 2015. She has two brothers, Benjamin John Struthers, 6, and Lucas DuWayne Struthers, 4. More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong More...