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GOP drops U.S.-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump’s request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border.&nbs More...

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Trooper killer won’t take stand; sister describes poor home life

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life.  More...

Audit rips accounting in Pa. jobless benefit system

HARRISBURG (AP) — State auditors said Tuesday that sloppy record keeping made it impossible to determine if the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry properly spent millions of dollars in recent years on an unemployment compensation s More...

Lawmakers eye more changes to high school graduation exams

HARRISBURG (AP) — More bills are emerging in the Pennsylvania Legislature to end or loosen a requirement that students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate from high school.  More...

Sports

Mentally preparing for a physical sport

Reynolds, Commodore Perry part of three-team meet at RHS as district meet approaches

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP — For the athletes competing at Reynolds High School Tuesday for the home Raiders and the visiting Commodore Perry Panthers, a realization was setting in: each school had just one meet remaining on their schedule before the More...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.  More...

Lakeview baseball, reynolds softball earn Tuesday wins

Baseball  Lakeview 10, West Middlesex 4   More...

Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff

White House to brief senators today

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills and a U.S. More...

Mercer super talks cyber, charter schools with lawmakers

MERCER — During his report at Monday’s Mercer School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Gathers told board members about a meeting last week with state Reps. Tedd Nesbit (R-8) and Mark Longietti (D-7) and state Sen. More...

 

 

Commentary

April 24, 2008: Commissioners’ dilemma: Accepting state money may endorse I-80 plan

FROM THE ARCHIVES

MERCER — At Wednesday’s work session-agenda meeting, the commissioners announced they have written to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation accepting the county’s share of the state’s Act 44 money, a PennDOT requirement needed to get the agency’s More...

Obituaries

Mary Hall Eberhart

Mary Hall Eberhart, 104, of Prosperity, S.C., formerly of the Hartstown Jamestown area in Pennsylvania, passed away at Agape Hospice in Lexington, S.C., on April 19, 2017.  Born in Pittsburgh on March 2, 1913, Mary was the daughter of the late M More...

Harvey G. Firster

Harvey G. Firster, of Stoneboro, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, in the Crawford County Care Center after a period of failing health. He was 82.  Born Feb. 23, 1935, in Stoneboro, he was son of Frank H. and Marie E. More...

SERVICES

EBERHART — Mary H., 104, formerly of Jamestown. Friends will be received on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Fr. David Mastroberte at St. John’s Orthodox Church, Route 18 at Morefield Road, Hermitage. More...

Community

Warren Pilgram: From humble roots to a life well lived

TIMELESS TRIBUTE

We have been told that a long life, well lived, has merit.  If that’s so, then Warren Pilgram, 95, the subject of this month’s Timeless Tribute, has led a meritorious life.  During his lifetime, he has held a variety of jobs, se More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“To them God has chosen to make More...

Shuttle service for Community Medical Ethics presentation today

Thiel College, along with partners Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. More...