Leeds retiring after 42 years, Carrick named as director
After more than 42 years with Penn State University, Dr. Fredric Leeds will retire as chancellor of Penn State Shenango on Dec. 31. Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, a New Castle native and former Shenango campus teacher, will assume the leadership role as campus director.
Court affirms local arbitration award against eatery owners
Superior Court said Friday that a local judge properly confirmed an arbitration award against the owners of a Hermitage eatery.
Oh-Penn creating a Pathway to a better area workforce
Like a manufacturer might produce steel pipes, two local organizations have joined hands to craft a strategy to develop a regional workforce ready for employment.
United Way’s summit a ‘Success’
The United Way of Mercer County’s Economic Summit, held Oct. 24 at Sharon’s Case Avenue Elementary School, provided a forum for area business leaders to better understand that high quality early-learning programs result in substantial economic development benefits to our region.
Wendell August on track for reopening
Wendell August is on track for its planned grand reopening on Tuesday, said Will Knecht, the company’s president and owner.
United Way holds economic summit on early childhood
Dr. Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, will be the keynote speaker at the United Way of Mercer County’s 4th Annual Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment.
New Pizza Hut to reopen today
The Pizza Hut restaurant in Hermitage is set to reopen at 11 a.m. today in its new and bigger building at its former site on South Hermitage Road near Kohl’s.
Penn-Northwest enjoys year of growth, retooling
It was a year of growth, revising, updating and retooling for growth at Penn-Northwest Development Corp., said Randy Seitz, CEO of the non-profit business at the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday.
Mercer County’s jobless rate rises in August
Mercer County’s jobless rate jumped to 8.5 percent in August from the July 7.6 percent rate because of an increase in the number of unemployed and a drop in employment rolls.
Tri-County landfill permit rejected again by DEP
Once again Tri-County Landfill Inc.’s quest for a permit to reopen a landfill outside Grove City was rejected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
GC College dedicating STEM
Grove City College is holding a dedication ceremony of STEM Hall, the College’s new $39.5 million science, technology, engineering and mathematics building, on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. on the STEM Hall courtyard.
Feds charge local company with filing false reports
More than two years after federal agents raided a Sharon wholesale tobacco distribution company, a grand jury has indicted the company and a former employee with 28 counts of filing false reports of cash transactions.
Agency’s mission: Luring tourists
This weekend’s WaterFire events along the Shenango River in downtown Sharon are just the beginning of the Visit Mercer County PA tourism bureau’s stepped-up efforts to focus on all the outdoor activities available locally.
Brooks opposes new lease law
A bill signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett will make it easier for gas companies to merge drilling leases from old conventional drilling deals, to allow for fracking under the same properties.
Iconic Eddie’s & Hank’s pack ’em in from far & wide
Eddie’s. Hank’s. Those are words synonymous with summer to residents of Crawford County and beyond, according to Juanita Hampton, executive director of the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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