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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.
Funding, policies could change with new program
Although they’re still months away from having to make a decision, Mercer County Housing Authority officials are starting to get a sense of how things would change if they decide to participate in a program that would change how the authority is funded.
Schools seek OK for armed guards
Greenville and Commodore Perry school districts have asked that a Mercer County Common Pleas Court judge issue orders allowing them to have armed security guards at their schools.
At work to help at-risk children
Striving to provide a safe place, in the heart of the community, where children can go to learn the values of respect and socialization is a need that keeps on growing and one that Dr. April Torrence hopes to expand on.
Political news from Feb. 22, 2014
Toomey to hold Mercer County outreach day
News briefs from Feb. 22, 2014
Man accused of breaking into home, raping woman
No cause of death yet on man found in snow
Greenville gets state safe schools grant
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq on Friday announced that $2.6 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 110 public schools through the Safe Schools Targeted Grant to establish and implement programs to prevent and reduce incidents of violence.
Total of 6 Pa. bars seek small games license
About 2,000 taverns were predicted to grab licenses to run small betting games, pouring $156 million into state coffers. Three weeks into the application period, just six bars have asked for a license.
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