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Shadows cast over the Winter Olympics

The winter Olympics this year is set against the looming menace posed by one of the world’s most dangerous regimes — North Korea. Whether Pyongyang and the U.S. More...

NOTABLE QUOTE

“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are <  More...

Sports

Playing for keeps

Emmett’s buzzer-beater lifts Greenville to outright Region 2 title

SHARPSVILLE — Every time Greenville senior Andrea Emmett touched the ball outside the arc Monday inside Sharpsville’s gym, Blue Darlings’ head coach Katie Grandy could be heard screaming, ‘Shooter! Shooter!’ More...

Hittle’s shot at buzzer gives CP senior night win

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

Commodore Perry 37, Portersville Christian 35   More...

Kidnapped mother of Pirates’ Elias Diaz rescued

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities said police have rescued the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz, three days after she was kidnapped.  Zulia state Gov. More...

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Trinity Presby Church Lenten series starts Wednesday   MERCER — Dinner and Devotions, a Lenten program for the community, will be offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. each Wednesday, starting Feb. More...

MIGHTY MUSTANGS: JANUARY

MERCER — Principal Michael Piddington, along with the staff at Mercer Middle-High School, recently recognized the January 2018 Students of the Month, including senior Tiarra McNeish (left) and sophomore Elizabeth Fedorchak, who were selected by More...

Twelve MHS students medal at Bethel Park speech tourney

BETHEL PARK — The Mercer High School Speech Team recorded an impressive performance Feb. 9 and 10 at the 31st-annual Bethel Park Blackhawk Invitational. More...

Report lauds Pa. steps to add voting paper trail despite ‘D’ grade

Monday, the Center for American Progress released a report grading the election security of each of the 50 states, with Pennsylvania being one of 12 states to receive a “D.” More...

Greenville council OKs comp time settlement with fire lieutenant

Greenville Borough Council has approved a $12,000 settlement with one of its firefighters to resolve a comp time dispute.  According to Borough Manager Jasson Urey, Steve Thompson, currently a lieutenant with the department, filed the dispute f More...

City of Pittsburgh exits Act 47

PITTSBURGH — After 14 years in the state’s program for financially-distressed communities, Pittsburgh has become the 14th municipality to exit Act 47.  More...

News

City of Brotherly Love throwing parade as it gets its ‘LOVE’ back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “LOVE” will be taking to the streets of Philadelphia ahead of Valentine’s Day. More...

Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Crawford Co. town

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A registered sex offender who was recently re-elected as chief of a Crawford County town’s volunteer fire department has resigned.  The (Corry) Journal reported that Roger Gilbert Jr. More...

Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence R. ‘Larry’ Reed

Lawrence R. “Larry” Reed, 70, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday night, Feb. More...

Ronald R. Wimer

Ronald R. Wimer, 61, of Clarks Mills, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 11, 2018, surrounded by his family.  Born in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 11, 1956, to Roy and Beverly Wimer of Greenville, he married Rebecca Sturgin July 16, 1994. More...

SERVICES

BARBER — Betty I., 95, of 9 Penn Ave., Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 366 & 368 S. Main St., Greenville, with the Rev. Carl Nicholas officiating. More...