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April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Iraq hails victory over IS extremists in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. More...

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The challenge of the cross

It’s Easter Week, the most significant week of celebration in the Christian Church. As I sit and ponder the importance of this week, and the events that led to the crucifixion of Jesus, I wonder how many truly understand the cross. More...

Never been accused of being tough, much less a mudder

If you asked me today, I couldn’t tell you why I said yes other than brotherly peer pressure. “Do you want to do a Tough Mudder with us, Phil?” The only answer was — and remains — “Yes.” More...

Sports

Pumped up

Local teen proves anything’s possible at lifting competition

How many people can say they’ve shown off their feats of strength before the master of muscle himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger? Greenville freshman Canyon Eells can. More...

Greenville cleans up vs. Oil City

Greenville’s 2015 track and field season got off to good start for both the boys and girls teams as they both won their respective meets against Oil City Wednesday at Greenville High School. The girls won 80-60, while the boys won 96-54. More...

Bumgarner outpitches Kluber

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, and the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday. More...

CYS wants more staff to expand fed program

MERCER — Mercer County’s Children & Youth Services wants to expand a government-mandated program that helps children removed from abusive or neglectful homes learn life skills. More...

Hempfield shines blue for autism awareness in April

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP — Teachers and students at Hempfield Elementary School are shining a light — a blue one — on autism awareness this month as part of a nationwide “Light it up Blue” campaign. More...

 

News

Ohio leaders aim to capitalize on criticism of Indiana law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio want to capitalize on backlash against a religious objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. More...

Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP’s business wing with religious conservatives. More...

Gay premier: Businesses can move to Ontario

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario’s premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada’s most populous province. More...

Obituaries

Selma C. Freytag

Selma Christina Freytag passed from this life on Monday, March 20, 2015, at 3:40 p.m. in St Paul Home, Greenville. She was 95. She had previously lived in Sharon and wintered in Largo, Fla. She was born in Farrell on Oct. More...

Gerald D. Nehlen

Gerald D. “Jerry” Nehlen, 72, of 289 Main St., Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Sharon on May 22, 1942, to John and Margaret (Chapman) Nehlen. More...

SERVICES

FREYTAG — Selma Christina, 95, of Greenville and Largo, Fla., formerly of Sharon. There will be no visitation and the services will be private with burial in Morefield Cemetery. More...

Community

Trinity Church events today, Sunday

MERCER — Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., will mark Maundy Thursday with a service at 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary. The adult choir will sing; the Rev. Dr. William P. More...

‘Sing for Fun’ Tuesday

WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP — The next get-together of the Sing for Fun group will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Building on the campus at St. Paul’s. More...

American chestnut workshop with Cooperative Extension

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP— American chestnut is a tree once considered the king of our eastern forests. More...