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October 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Scary thought: Chocolate prices set to rise

NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won’t cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. More...

Fearing Ebola? Get a flu shot

CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

Municipalities should aggressively use new state blight law

Local governments in northeast Pennsylvania have not been as aggressive as the law allows them to be in attacking blight that diminishes tax bases, reduces property values, creates dangerous conditions and fosters further blight. More...

Spring forward, fall over

The days are getting shorter. And so am I. I don’t think I’m gaining weight, I just think gravity is slowly squishing me into a planet shaped thing. More...

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Sports

Raiders look to end season with a win over North East

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP — Eight different seniors will be honored tonight when the Reynolds Raiders (3-6, 1-5 in Region 1-A) take on the North East Grapepickers (5-4, 4-3 in Region 4-AA) in their final game of the 2014 season. More...

Trojans play major role in Region 1-A

Playoff seeding for Region 1-A will be decided on the outcome of the Greenville-Sharpsville game

It’s week ten for high school football, and while some teams are opting out of playing this week to prepare for playoffs, the Greenville Trojans (8- 1, 6-1 Region 3-AA) will take on the Sharpsville Blue Devils (7-2, 4-2 Region 1-A), tonight at More...

Steelers working to help embattled Allen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary calls it “the island.” And it can be an unflinching, unforgiving place. More...

CAPTURED

U.S. marshals take armed ambush suspect alive

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. More...

Twenty-three bridges included in county’s closure, removal study

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP — An ongoing study into whether some bridges in Mercer County can be closed down permanently was unveiled with more specificity than ever before Thursday, as county commissioners took the project to an annual meeting of towns More...

 

News

HE SAID - HE SAID

A look at claims in Pennsylvania’s governor race

Some of the most prominent claims being made in the race for Pennsylvania governor between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf, and a look at the facts behind them. More...

Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. More...

CROP FUTURES

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Obituaries

Ruth Brown

Ruth (Longiotti) Brown, 82, died on Monday, Oct.27, 2014, at her home in Evansville, Minn. She was born on Feb. 13, 1932, to Alessandro and Maria (Sbrocchi) Longiotti on a farm outside Hartstown. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1950. More...

SERVICES

BROWN — Ruth (Longiotti), 82, of Evansville, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Douglas County. More...

Community

ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS

Werner Retirees meet Monday HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP — Werner Retirees Club and former employees will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday at Perkins Restaurant, Hadley Road. The club meets the first Monday of each month. More...

KEVIN MCELHINNY WINS ST. MIKE’S 22ND ANNUAL CAR RAFFLE

Greenville resident Kevin McElhinny received the call of a lifetime from Father David Foradori (at left) as he was selected as the winner of the St. Michael School grand prize. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Halloween dance tonight The Greenville Memorial Pool fund committee will host a Halloween dance for students in grades four through six from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Elk’s Club, 28 S. Mercer St. More...