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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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Lookout for pizza shop robbery gets jail time
The man police say was the lookout for a violent Sharpsville pizza shop robbery last year was sentenced Thursday after a plea bargain with prosecutors.
Car rams into bedroom, child unhurt
Fourteen-month-old Grace is not a very good sleeper, but nothing was going to wake her Thursday morning.
Coach attacker must get help after paroled
The man who attacked his high school football coach on a Sunday afternoon last summer was returned to jail Thursday after hearing terms of his sentence. It includes an order to seek mental health treatment when he is paroled and keeps him under court supervision for 13 years.
Brian Beader touts past accomplishments
Embattled Mercer County Commissioner Brian Beader on Thursday again defended his absence from the courthouse while working a second job out of town by listing all that he’s accomplished in years past, and saying it’s harder to highlight his achievements now, because the board’s methods have changed since Commissioner Matt McConnell came aboard two years ago.
2 multi-vehicle crashes close I-80 for hours
Two multi-vehicle pileups late Thursday morning in Lackawannock Township closed Interstate 80 until mid-afternoon, diverting traffic onto U.S. Route 62 between the Shenango Valley and Mercer.
City hires consultant to update comprehensive parks plan
Hermitage commissioners on Wednesday hired Environmental Planning and Design of Pittsburgh to update the Hermitage Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
2-car crash claims Greenville man, 22
William Douglas Zuschlag, 22, of Greenville, died at the scene of a two-car accident that happened at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on West Jamestown Road at Halfway Road in Greene Township.
Abusers’ program aims to curb violence
Taking a more local and evidence-based approach to treating domestic violence offenders, county officials announced Wednesday a new program aimed at keeping those cases out of the court system, while also addressing the causes of domestic violence.
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