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February 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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News

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss o More...

Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the coming months, some of the schools in Pennsylvania’s 14-university system of higher education may get pink slips.  More...

Tornado, straight-line winds caused damage in Pennsylvania

(AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in northeastern Pennsylvania as storms swept through the region over the weekend, but other damage in central Pennsylvania was due to straight-line winds.  More...

Sports

On to regions

SHARON — (Top) The Reynolds Raiders gather for a team photo as the District 10 2A champions Saturday at Sharon High School.  More...

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — “We have wounded!” the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road.  More...

29 local wrestlers move on to regions

Local competitors survive intense competition at District 10 tournament, take one step closer to states

SHARON — Coaches Tom Tingley of Lakeview and John Reynolds of Greenville likely echoed the thoughts of 26 of their colleagues when they proclaimed District 10 to be a powerhouse of Pennsylvania wrestling, and the displays on the mat Saturday li More...

Downtown focused

Thiel students, business people brainstorm brand for Greenville

Combine the creativity of college advertising students tasked with creating a marketing campaign for downtown Greenville and the experience of downtown business people, and the Downtown Marketing Focus Group hopes to generate ideas that can help draw More...

Bethany Presby students’ mission to help deaf in Jamaica

MERCER — In August, nine recently graduated high school seniors and four chaperones will journey to Jamaica for a week of crosscultural missionary work in a village where mainly deaf people reside.  More...

 

 

Commentary

Jan. 29, 1953: DA finds no county sale of obscene publications

FROM THE ARCHIVES

No sales or circulation of obscene or lewd literature were revealed by an investigation conducted in Mercer County during the past several weeks, it was announced today by District Attorney Herman A. Rodgers.  More...

Obituaries

Robert M. ‘Robbie’ George

Robert M. “Robbie” George, age 63, of 110 Fredonia Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 23, 2017, in The Grove at Greenville.  He was born in Greenville on April 6, 1953 to Charles S. and Dorothy C. More...

Earla M. Miller

Earla M. Miller, age 81, of Blahut Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. More...

Mary K. Pavelek

Mary K. Pavelek, New Castle, formerly of Fredonia, passed away on Feb. 25, 2017, at Jameson Care Center in New Castle, Pa. She was 103.  Mary was the eldest of five siblings, born on Jan. More...

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Community Ash Wednesday Service March 1 at Jamestown Presby   JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Presbyterian Church Youth Group will host an Ash Wednesday service, marking the beginning of the Lenten season during a service at 7 p.m. More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for<  More...

CLASS MEETINGS

PJHS Class of 1959 meets Wednesday   HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Pymatuning Joint High School Class of 1959 will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Stone Arch Restaurant, Hadley Road.  The class meets the first Wednesday of each month. More...