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‘It’s a mess out there’
It’s snowing! And it’s going to keep on snowing until Thanksgiving morning when Mercer County will end up with 8 to 12 inches, according to Frank A. Jannetti Jr., Mercer County director of public safety.
More copper taken from vacant houses
Two copper thefts from vacant houses in Farrell were reported within a few hours on Saturday.
Police seeking man who invaded home
When an intruder kicked in the front door of a Wheatland home Saturday, the baby sitter took two young children and hid in a locked room.
Crash victim could be ID’d today
The driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed after the SUV rear-ended a PennDOT snow plow Sunday on Interstate 79 in Findley Township, state police said.
Forum seeks to empower black youth
"I don't like what I'm seeing my boys doing. I'm concerned. I'm really concerned."
That's the sentiment of 81-year-old Dr. Theodore Yarboro, who is organizing a community forum Saturday in Sharon in hopes of showing young black men that opportunities are out there, if they are willing to work for them.
Kitchen fire caught by vigilant neighbor
If not for the next-door neighbor separated by one lonely wall, a fire in a Farrell duplex could have been a lot worse.
Preparing for worst, hoping for nothing
Under the threat of a winter storm that may hit Mercer County in the wee hours of Wednesday, county officials are bracing for the worst.
‘When in doubt, don’t go out’
The recent accidental drownings of two Mercer County canoeists have water safety experts repeating a mantra: When in doubt, don’t go out.
Group warms to idea of neighborhood garden
A winter storm looming, Santa arriving shortly and temperatures barely out of the 20s seemed like the perfect time for dedicated community gardeners and Farrell City Manager Michael Ceci to plant the idea of a sustainable neighborhood garden.
Artist’s works earn top duck stamp prizes
Boys’ clubs have never been a problem for Jocelyn Beatty. The artist, wife and mother is the center of the one made up of her husband and two grown sons.
They didn’t! Yes they did
Set among a backdrop of swirling snowflakes, Christmas music and Santa not far behind them, Bethanne Nigro and Gary Steele had 45 seconds to say “I do” as their float passed by the judges of the annual Hermitage Holiday Light Parade.
Contractor charged not doing work
A Sharon man has been charged with three cases of taking money for home improvement work and never doing the jobs.
Police: Man exchanged nude photos with girls
A Mercer man has been charged with soliciting and downloading nude photographs of teenage girls.
Horse owners face 58 cruelty citations
Marvin Stickney has taken care of horses for as long as he can remember and said he will fight the animal-cruelty citations against him and bring his horses home.
Trio charged with other break-ins
A Greenville couple and their cohort, in jail for allegedly robbing a church in Perry Township, have been charged in two more church burglaries.
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