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May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lakeview alum earns 4.0 at IUP

SANDY LAKE — Collin Zelinsky never expected to graduate from college — specifically Indiana University of Pennsylvania — with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. More...

Mercer Class of 1985: ‘Some of the luckiest people ever’

I will never forget the May 31, 1985, tornado because that was my graduation day. For the Mercer High School Class of 1985, a day that was to be happy turned into a very sad day, to say the least. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Paul L. Hogue

Paul L. Hogue, 95, of 420 N. Maple St., Mercer, passed away at Orchard Manor on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 3:10 a.m. Born in Mercer on July 10, 1919, to Earl M. Hogue and Frances Hittle Hogue, he married Margaret “Peggy” M. More...

Thomas A. Kasbee

Thomas A. Kasbee, Sandy Lake, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, after an extended illness. He was 88. Born May 23, 1927, in Sandy Lake Township, he was a son of Dale W. More...

Dr. Ralph C. Packard

Dr. Ralph C. Packard of Pine Township, Grove City, died on Sunday evening, May 24, 2015, after living with leukemia the past 14 months. He passed away at home, comforted by his wife and family. He was 73. Dr. Packard was born on Oct. More...

Community

Mercer Boomtown Committee

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP — At Mercer Boomtown’s monthly meeting Tuesday, the group updated progress on its August bikes and beers event, its Little Free Library and further mural projects. More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

1:9 The meat offering and the drink More...

Hugh ‘Fuzzy’ Shields: Following paths to helping others

Often, people who step forward to help others in time of need are ordinary citizens who, without admitting it, do extraordinary things, including repeatedly putting themselves in harm’s way. As they see it, they are just doing their job. More...

‘God was watching over us all’ that day

REMEMBERING MAY31,1985: PART I

Terribly, terribly hot and humid. Driving home in the early afternoon, there was an electricity, an uneasiness in the air. The air was milk white and muggy, and it was very, very windy. When I arrived home, I quickly fixed a pizza for supper. More...

Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. More...

UPMC offering buyouts to oldest workers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is offering buyouts to its older workers in a move to cut costs. More...

 

News

CLOSE CALLS

Democrats Ammann, Templeton share long history of tight races

It was 2007 when Democrat Tim Templeton first decided he needed to try and bring change to Mercer County through the Board of Commissioners. Eight years and four elections later, Templeton is still on the outside looking in. More...

PSP: Troopers arrest two in DUI checkpoint

PINE TOWNSHIP — State police in Mercer say a May 22 drunken driving checkpoint at state Route 58 and Irishtown Road caught two drunk drivers and various other vehicle viola- tions. More...

Tailgating hours limited for Kenny Chesney’s Pgh. show

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Parking lots at Heinz Field will open only four hours before Kenny Chesney’s concert on Saturday, in hopes fans won’t engage in rowdy behavior and leave behind tons of trash like they did after his 2013 show at the More...

Sports

Big innings propel Mercer VFW over Greenville Comfort System

The Mercer VFW Post 6345 Mariners broke through in a big way Tuesday night in Mid- Minor Division Little League action at Greenville’s A Field. More...

Brown focused on 2015, not contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football in nearly five months, even if it was just practice in shorts. More...

LIGHTS OUT

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP — Reynolds VFW Rebels’ pitcher Hali Hoover, 13, poses with a softball symbolizing the no-hitter she pitched in a 14-0 win over Eau Claire, Tuesday at the Pymatuning Township Complex in 14U softball action. More...