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Greenville board: ASG students must pay fees by time they graduate

With its foreign tuition students facing hurdles to get payments into the states, Greenville School Board voted Monday to amend its policy on the payments to give students what it feels is a more realistic deadline to pay.   More...

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Commentary

Feb. 7, 1950: Symphony plans Monday concert

FROM THE ARCHIVES

More than a hundred singers and musicians will fill the Jordan Theater stage next Monday night as the Thiel College Chorus joins the season’s second concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ Earl Elder

Robert “Bob” Earl Elder, 64, of Clarks Mills, went home to meet his Savior on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Shadyside Hospital, following a courageous battle with leukemia.  Bob was born on May 5, 1953, at Geneva, Pa., to Robert W. More...

Marjorie M. ‘Midge’ Ryder

Marjorie M. “Midge” Ryder, 90, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 8:42 a.m. after an extended illness.  Midge was born in Mercer on Jan. 8, 1927, to John and Pearl (Lockard) Amy. More...

SERVICES

CRASH — Nancy J., 74, of Conneaut Lake Road, Hempfield Township, Greenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor of the church, as celebrant. More...

Sports

To be remembered forever

The 2017 Reynolds boys’ cross country team ends Big Reds’ title streak

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — The West Middlesex boys’ cross country team has held a monopoly on the Region 1 title over the last 14 years, but that streak was put to a halt by the Reynolds Raiders.  More...

Sharpsville earns senior night win on the backs of the back line

SHARPSVILLE — This season, the Sharpsville girls’ soccer team has made it known through some high-scoring games that their offense features some of the most dangerous weapons in Mercer County.  More...

Mike Tomlin not worried about WR Bryant being a distraction

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t worried about Martavis Bryant’s state of mind. More...

TOP EDUCATOR

SHARON — Jamestown Elementary School guidance counselor Joshua Rausch (right) accepts the 2017 Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s Mercer County Educator of the Year Award from Dale Shatto of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsyl More...

Attorney: Jail needn’t adjust policy for employees’ use of medicinal marijuana

FINDLEY TOWNSHIP — For the time being, officials at the Mercer County Jail will not make moves to amend jail policies to include medical marijuana by name.  According to Chris Gabriel, human resources attorney for the county, the language More...

Judge: State is turning jails into mental health facilities

FINDLEY TOWNSHIP — The Mercer County Jail was not designed to be a mental health facility, but as the number of inmates suffering from mental illness continues to grow, and state resources for treatment continue to dwindle, the jail has taken s More...

 

News

Disaster relief team isn’t dispatched but still finding ways to help

Locals on standby with Disaster Relief USA weren’t called up to help out with the organization’s efforts to help hurricane victims in Houston earlier this year, but they’re still finding ways to do their part.  Bethel Life Wors More...

Group honors local woman among victims of domestic violence

HARRISBURG — As the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence paid tribute Monday to victims of domestic violence lost over the last year, one of the stories the group told was of a woman with local ties killed earlier this year. More...

Medical marijuana grower gets green light in Jefferson Co.

HARRISBURG (AP) — A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in Jefferson County became the first with the state’s approval to begin planting seeds Tuesday.  More...

Education

Junior Achievement names JES guidance counselor 2017 Mercer County Educator of the Year

SHARON —The Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania recently recognized a Jamestown guidance counselor as its top educator for 2017.  During the program, Jamestown Elementary School guidance counselor Joshua Rausch was recognized for hi More...

Jamestown School Board

SCHOOL NOTES

JAMESTOWN — At its Monday meeting, the Jamestown Area School Board moved to:  Accept the resignation of Jeff McLaughlin as head wrestling coach at the junior high, effective immediately; and approve a coaching contract with McLaughlin as t More...

Mercer superintendent: State funding ‘iffy’ without approved revenue package

MERCER — At Monday’s Mercer School Board meeting, Superintendent William Gathers reported that the district, up to this point, has received its scheduled funding payments from the Commonwealth. More...

Community

Gene and Janet Jewell mark 60th wedding anniversary today

Gene and Janet Jewell of Sandy Creek Township will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 18, 2017.  Mr. Jewell married the former Janet Orr at the Sheakleyville Presbyterian Church Oct. 18, 1957.  More...

New Vernon Grange

ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS

NEW VERNON TOWNSHIP — The New Vernon Grange 608 met Oct. 4 and scheduled a number of meetings and events for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.  The next regular meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tonight.  More...

BIBLE THOUGHT

“This is what the Lord says: “ More...