• 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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2 commissioners talk up getting word out, helpline
In what Commissioner Matt McConnell called the “everyday mundane business of running the county” two of the three county officials discussed everything from the 2-1-1 helpline to parking problems to building sheep pens to the idea of using social media to spread information to residents.
Mom sentenced to prison, rehab
A Mercer woman who pleaded guilty to charges she caused an accident while high on drugs with her four kids in the car will “be out on probation very quickly,” the judge said.
Testimony heard on billboard appeal
Images of the Old West flew like bullets from a six-shooter as a Westmoreland County company asked the Hermitage Zoning Hearing Board to shoot down the city’s zoning ordinance.
Man made funny money, cops say
A Hempfield Township man has been charged by three police departments with making and/or passing counterfeit bills in Mercer County.
Worshippers will again fill former synagogue
The temple in Sharon that served Jewish families until last June will be sheltering a Christian congregation when they hold their first worship service there on Sunday.
Shots ring out again
Shots rang out early Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Farrell Terrace for the fourth time in three weeks.
“I want to know, what’s the draw?” Riley Smoot, Southwest Mercer County Regional police chief, said about the area in Farrell. “These are innocent people. People who are not bothering anyone.”
Finding common ground ‘Paramount’ to judge
A judge on Monday asked the disputing sides claiming control of a Wheatland company to come to some sort of resolution that will keep the 80 employees of Paramount Games Inc. working as usual and avoid prolonged litigation.
Auditors ask Presley’s appeal be dismissed
South Pymatuning Township Board of Auditors is trying to head off a March 25 hearing on the validity of the auditors cutting the pay of working Supervisor Mark Presley.
Bullying takes center stage
If you heard a loud roar in Sharon Tuesday, it was nothing to be alarmed about. It was coming from the Sharon Tigers at Case Avenue Elementary School.
Woman scammed in online loan deal
A Sharon woman lost money in an online scam after trying to negotiate a $1,500 loan through a website.
Yumberries sandwiches violate lease, Hot Heads says
A Hermitage restaurant has sued its landlord alleging the owner of Hermitage Square Plaza is breaking the lease with Hot Head Burritos by allowing another tenant to operate a restaurant.
Zoo owner given a month to sell
The owner of a Sharon bar has been given a one-month reprieve from losing his restaurant liquor license so he can attempt to sell it.
Student filmmakers focus on teen issues
Two Hickory High School students are inviting the community to see a film they hope will give people “Something to Write Home About.”
Hickory High School starts student drug testing
Hickory High School began its voluntary student drug testing program last week, taking hair samples from three students out of a pool of 100, said Principal Chris Gill.
Man dies after car slides into parked flatbed trailer
A Greenville man died after a crash early Sunday on Sharon-Greenville Road in West Salem Township.
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