• Approved a land development plan for Visconsi Cos Ltd., Pepper Pike, Ohio, to put up a 2,600-square-foot building for a retail business on the last undeveloped lot of former Hermitage Middle School property, 115 N. Hermitage Road. The tenant has not been named.
• Approved a subdivision for John and Doris M. Apa, 3965 Hogback Road, to break off 0.172 acre from their property so it can be sold to neighbors John L. and Priscilla A. Mowry.
• Appointed these people to city authorities, boards and commissions: John Galbo, Board of Appeals; Sherry Greenburg, Board of Health; James Cardamon, Civil Service Commission; Marci Radcliffe to the Community Library of the Shenango Valley board; Meghan Flynn and Anthony Paglioroli, Community and Economic Development Commission; Rex W. Knisley and Richard W. Epstein, LindenPointe Development Commission; Edmund Benton and Jeremy Coxe, Mercer County Regional Planning Commission; Joanne Giardina, Parks and Recreation Board; Matthew C. Liburdi, Charles E. Rogers and MaryDee Wellman-Donald, city Planning Commission; Thom Kwolek, Shenango Valley Enterprise Zone Corp.; and Mark Miller, Zoning Hearing Board. Two solicitors also were appointed: John Calior, Civil Service Commission, and Roger Shaffer, Zoning Hearing Board.
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Not even waste will be wasted
Tom Darby admits he wishes the startup of the anaerobic digestion process at the Hermitage Water Pollution Control Plant had moved along much faster.
3rd Earth Fest draws families to Penn State
Penn State Shenango’s Earth Fest has become a spring tradition for area residents.
Families poured into downtown Sharon for the campus’ third annual sustainability celebration.
Volunteers protect Shenango River
Shenango River Watchers has spent more than a decade working to clean up the Shenango and improve recreational access to its water and banks.
For many, recycling’s become way of life
When Pennsylvania mandated curbside recycling for its larger municipalities in 1998 – those with more than 5,000 people – there was grumbling about government interference in the lives of everyday people.
Many items can’t be thrown away
The computer screen in front of you isn’t likely to do you much harm, at least not until it’s tossed in a landfill where the lead-filled components start to leak and eventually find their way into your drinking water, according to Jerry Zona, director of the Lawrence-Mercer County Recycling/Solid Waste department.
While touring Germany last year, David Sykes spotted solar panels resting in a residential back yard.
Burned using Icy Hot, woman claims
A Grove City woman has sued Chattem Inc. and Rite Aid of Pennsylvania Inc., alleging she suffered a second-degree chemical burn using one of Chattem’s Icy Hot pain relief products.
“We’re No. 5’’ isn’t a sports cheer you’ll hear any time soon.
But considering the lumps the greater area has gotten over the years on economic rankings, it’s an outright victory.
Tear it down? Fix it up?
In 2007, Richard D. Givens bought a home at 831 Knobwood Drive in Hermitage for $245,000.
Today, the city of Hermitage is seeking the demolition of the now-vacant house, arguing the damage from water infiltration makes the structure not worth saving.
- News briefs from April 19, 2014
Man admits having child porn
A Mercer man accused of soliciting and downloading photographs of nude teenage girls pleaded guilty April 8 to sexual abuse of children for possessing child pornography.
Police getting new tool to fight crime
Sharon police working at crime scenes will be putting a powerful new investigative tool to work as soon as next month.
Soap box derby finds new home
The Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids soap box derby for special-needs kids is moving to Sharpsville.
News briefs from April 18, 2014
‘Nonspecific threat’ prompts evacuation
Supreme Court refuses to hear couple’s appeal
Lung Association offering free radon test kits
Man admits to choking; rape case is dropped
A Greenville man on Thursday pleaded down a rape case to simple assault and continued to deny that he committed any sexual crimes.
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