The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


  • DEP says ‘forced pooling’ hearings are postponed

    The state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday said public hearings have been postponed on a request to force local landowners in Mercer and Lawrence counties to allow gas and oil drilling on their land.

    March 22, 2014

  • County rating raised by S&P

    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised its long-term and underlying rating on Mercer County’s general obligation bonds from “A Stable” to “A+ Stable.”

    March 15, 2014

  • Homemade BBQ sauce turns into big production

    A Butler County woman has expanded her signature, homemade barbecue sauce – which received some national attention last year on the Steve Harvey Show.

    March 9, 2014

  • Students invited to enter Oh-Penn video contest

    Teams of high school students are invited to participate in a regional student video contest sponsored by the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative.

    March 8, 2014

  • Drilling report yields violations, permits

    Nine violations and more than a dozen permits for gas and oil drilling came out of a roundup of records that detail drilling activities over the past month in Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties.




    March 6, 2014

  • Business briefs from March 5, 2014

    March 5, 2014

  • Hodge Foundry, Yourga Trucking land state grants

    Two Mercer County companies received state grants this week – Hodge Foundry in Hempfield Township and Yourga Trucking Inc. in Wheatland.

    February 27, 2014

  • Myers Auto Repair rebuilds after being deflated by fire

    Myers Auto Repair in Liberty Township is back in business after a devastating fire last April destroyed the shop, but picking up the pieces hasn’t been easy.

    February 27, 2014

  • Preston acquires New Castle-area dealership

    A Chevrolet dealership is returning to the New Castle area.

    February 25, 2014

  • Business briefs from Feb. 22, 2014

    Sharon OKs $20,000 loan for kitchen store

    February 22, 2014

  • FNB closes deal in Md.

    Hermitage-based FNB Corp. said Tuesday the company completed its purchase of BCSB Bancorp Inc. in the Baltimore area.

    February 19, 2014

  • Nominations sought for Athena Leadership awards

    Nominations for prospective recipients of the second annual Lawrence/Mercer County Athena Leadership Award and the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award are being accepted by the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH.

    February 18, 2014

  • Mercer County’s 10th graders get to attend Career Fair

    Mercer County 10th graders will get the chance to learn about the variety of career possibilities in this area when they attend the Business & Industry Career Fair organized in part by the Shenango Valley Chamber and funded by an OH-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness Grant administered by West Central Job Partnership.

    February 18, 2014

  • Kelly hosts tax filing town hall meeting

    U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will host a special toll-free telephone town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for constituents of the 3rd Congressional District to communicate with a liaison from the Internal Revenue Service on the basics of filing individual income taxes.

    February 17, 2014

  • Tourist agency approves funding 3 local projects

    VisitMercerCountyPA, the official tourist promotion agency for Mercer County, said Wednesday the organization approved a total of $60,000 in funding for three projects designed to draw tourists to the area.

    February 13, 2014