A Pittsburgh doctor urged attendees of the annual Pro-Life of Mercer County breakfast to tell their friends they supported stem cell research.
Dr. James M. Rossetti, associate director of the cell transplantation program at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, spoke at the annual event Saturday at the Hickory VFW Banquet Center and said he wanted to debunk myths about stem cells.
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Red Kettle drive donations lagging
While donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive normally take a dip in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, overall donations across a 28-county region are down more than $307,000 compared to last year at this time, according to statistics released this week by the organization.
- News briefs from Dec. 5, 2013
Court backs jail term for drug dealer
A former Farrell man serving a sentence for drug deals lost an appeal to get out from under a 10-year mandatory prison term.
Digester plant expansion ‘substantially complete’
Hermitage Municipal Authority on Wednesday approved the final certificates of substantial completion for contractors hired to expand the water pollution control plant.
Power outage clears cancer care center
A squirrel was the culprit behind a power outage that cleared out Sharon Regional Health System’s Cancer Care Center at 2320 Highland Road in Hermitage on Wednesday morning.
Budget sets savings goals for 2014
Mercer County commissioners will likely approve this morning a $60 million budget for the coming year that holds the line on taxes and sets out savings goals for the coming year, but Fiscal Administrator John Logan said he can’t be that confident about coming years.
Campbell will spend 35 to life behind bars
As a Mercer County common pleas court judge, Christopher J. St. John often is faced with having to balance the details of a horrific crime with letters from the defendant’s friends and family members espousing what a good person the defendant is and how out of character the crime is.
News briefs from Dec. 4, 2014
Man charged with raping woman Nov. 10 at home
Judge clears park critic of most charges
Stevenson won’t seek re-election
Dick Stevenson, who has served the 8th District in Mercer and Butler counties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2001, has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Ex-nurse gets probation for drug thefts
A former nurse who admitted to stealing drugs from his employer last year was sentenced to 18 months probation.
Other business from Dec. 4, 2013
Hermitage School Board
Sharon School Board
Assault case dropped in plea deal
A Sharon man pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to corrupting the morals of a 12-year-old girl and trying to get a fellow inmate to retaliate against her on his behalf.
Amish man still critical after buggy accident
The Amish man whose wife and daughter died in a weekend accident remained in critical condition Tuesday.
School district hires superintendent
Sharpsville schools have a new leader who hails from Washington County.
Sharon budget at a glance
Here is a breakdown of Sharon’s proposed 2014 general fund budget of $7,799,471 with 2013 figures in parentheses:
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