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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.
Bishop Rowe elected to oversee 2nd diocese
A special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem Saturday elected the Rev. Sean Rowe as the provisional bishop of Bethlehem.
SRU addresses alleged audit discrepancy
As Slippery Rock University officials continue to tackle budget issues that include a potential deficit of up to $10 million, they’re also addressing concerns that a recent audit alleges a $1 million discrepancy.
‘He’s going to be missed’
“If I had a building full of Robbie VanHorns my job would be easy or not needed,” Mike Fitzgerald, Sharon High School’s acting principal, said.
Oil, gas leases bring county $1.2 million
The “gravel pit” area at Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 19 in East Lackawannock Township remains a hot topic in nearly any discussion of county business, running the gamut between a point of contention between elected officials and the public who thought the purchase was a mistake, to business leaders who envision the site as a jumping-off point for an explosion in economic development.
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