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April 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County jobless rate drops nearly a percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate increased one tenth of a percentage point in March, while Mercer County’s rate for February slid to 5.1 percent from 6 percent, the state’s Department of Labor and Industry said. More...

GOP prez contenders clash in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party’s most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP’s 2016 presidential class. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

Farm Bureau: Travel safely around farm machinery

EDITOR: The Mercer County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week April 12 through 18 by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring. More...

Political Cartoon

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World Almanac Data Bank

Today is the 108th day of 2015 and the 30th day of spring. TODAY’S HISTORY More...

Sports

Trojans put a leash on Bulldogs

On the one of the brightest and warmest days since last summer, the Greenville boys’ tennis team hit the courts at Greenville High School and swept all the matches against Meadville to win 5-0 Friday. More...

Kenseth goes pole-sitting at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. More...

Tomcats get new assistant for football season

Ryan Matviko was recently named an assistant football coach at Thiel College. He will primarily work with Thiel’s wide receivers. More...

Iraqi officials believe Saddam’s top deputy killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most- wanted Iraqi regime fugi- tives. a More...

Race St. bridge pushed back again to 2016

Although all signs pointed to the Race Street bridge replacement going forward this summer, the project has been pushed back again. More...

 

News

With a love of travel, Grinnell opens own agency

As someone who always enjoys the thrill of the hunt, and the reward of a great vacation, Damion M. Grinnell figured that starting a small travel agency would bring the two worlds together. More...

Brooks named to health advisory committee

HARRISBURG — State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50, was recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Department of Health for the Primary Health Care Practitioners Program, the Senate Republican Communications Office announced Friday. More...

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. More...

Obituaries

Katherine S. Boles

Katherine S. Boles, 99, of 3500 Trillium Crossing, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Sharon, died at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Trillium Place, Columbus, Ohio. More...

Alden K. LeBarron

Alden Keith LeBarron, 86, of the Heritage at St. Paul’s and formerly of Kennard Road, Sugar Grove Township, passed away at 5:36 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. More...

SERVICES

BOLES — Katherine S., 99, of 3500 Trillium Crossing, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Sharon. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Andrew J. More...

Community

Michael Titzel to wed Stephanie Lilly in North Carolina

Greenville residents Beverly and J.D. Titzel announce the engagement of their son, Michael Titzel, formerly of Greenville, to Stephanie Lilly of North Carolina. More...

Austin Milliren, Ryder Amon graduate USAF basic training at San Antonio-Lackland

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Austin L. Milliren, a graduate of Lakeview High School, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryder J. More...

Miranda Bubenheim Dean’s Honor List student at Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG — Miranda Bubenheim, a member of the Gettysburg College class of 2018, has been named to the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor List, for earning a GPA of 3.6 or above, for the in the Fall 2014 semester . More...