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Hospital sale gets judge’s approval
Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Christopher St. John had very little trouble Wednesday approving a deal for Sharon Regional Health System to be bought by Community Health Systems Inc.
Judge believes man changed his life
Defendants facing criminal sentences always try to present their best faces, Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert G. Yeatts said. However, their expressions of humility, regret and transformation often are not backed up, he said.
Christopher B. Cordero was able to back it up, Yeatts said.
Judge halts some takeover moves
The founder of a Wheatland business and three directors of its corporation have filed suit over what they claim was Paul J. Swartz’s illegal ouster from the company.
News briefs from Feb. 25, 2014
Shenango Township man dies in I-80 accident
Police: woman had 119 packets of heroin
Man charged in theft of gates from 4-H park
Man charged in beating, threats case
A Greenville man has been charged with beating a woman and setting a bed pillow on fire after she confronted him about text messages involving another woman.
Musicians will miss just 1 day for Disney trip
Hermitage School Board approved a 2014-15 school calendar Monday that means the 200-plus members of the Hickory High School Marching Band, Orchestra and Choir and their teacher advisers and chaperones will miss only one day of class while visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
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Mid-2015 could bring end to fiscal emergency
Brookfield school officials can reasonably expect to come out of fiscal emergency in about a year, as projections continue to look good for a five-year forecast that shows the district in the black, said Paul Marshall, chairman of the five-member commission charged with overseeing the district’s recovery from financial trouble.
Girl says wife asked her to stay silent about affair
A young girl said in court Monday that she felt she was living a lie by keeping quiet for almost three years about a sexual relationship she had with a Jamestown-area man in 2011 when she was 14.
Gunplay gets man 5 to 10 years in prison
Farrell has never been confused with the Old West, but, on Aug. 4, 2012, the local urban center was akin to Tombstone, Ariz., a local judge said Monday.
Cash may lie in burials
Some of the belt-tightening and hoping against hope that revenue would meet expenses for the police, fire and road departments in Brookfield Township has eased a bit as officials look at ways to make the best use of a few extra dollars from a new levy supporting the police and fire departments.
News briefs from Feb. 24, 2014
Two families without homes after fire
Vacant building fully engulfed by fire
Shuttle Service fare increase would be first in 9 years
Mark and Terry Poldy ride the Shenango Valley Shuttle Service bus “quite a bit,” he said.
Get the 4-1-1 on 2-1-1
Some 754 people called 2-1-1 in Mercer County during the first year of its operation and were looking for help to pay their rent, followed by help with utility bills, finding something to eat and lastly for job assistance.
Motor blamed for house fire; owner escapes
An early Saturday morning blaze caused by a faulty blower motor on a wood-burning stove chased a West Salem Township man from his home, firefighters said.
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