The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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  • Police options not discussed

    Last month, Shenango Township rocked the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department by voting to begin advertising for a police chief to head a new department. West Middlesex council members barely addressed the issue at Tuesday’s council meeting, though.

    July 16, 2014

  • Health care fight spares area

    Highmark and UPMC found one thing they agree on in their truce accord: They’re ongoing feud, which has softened in recent weeks, will not affect services provided outside of the greater Pittsburgh area. That area includes all of Mercer and Lawrence counties.

    July 16, 2014

  • Going public on privatization

    Calling on prison board officials to consider the full effects of hiring an outside firm to run all or part of the Mercer County Jail, two people addressed the board Tuesday morning.

    July 16, 2014

  • Roneishia Johnson 2nd arrest in connection with teen’s fatal stabbing

    A suspected witness to the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Pine Township landfill was arrested Monday.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Maria J. Wolinski Wolinski named Merit Scholar

    Recent Grove City High School graduate Maria J. Wolinski on Monday was named a recipient of a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SRU, Chinese university eying collaboration

    Slippery Rock University is one step closer to potentially forming a partnership with a university in China that would expand educational opportunities for staff and students.

    July 15, 2014

  • School board saving almost $200K

    When state support to education is at a low, minimizing expenses is a priority for most school districts.

    July 15, 2014

  • Jason Rankin Parents lobby to ‘save’ basketball program

    Parents of Sharon High basketball players pleaded with the school board on Monday in an attempt to “save the program” before it’s too late.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Board borrows $6M

    Sharon City School board on Monday voted to borrow a little more than $6 million to pay for housekeeping issues.

    July 15, 2014

  • Man, victim in stabbing both arrested

    A man and his alleged victim were both arrested after an incident Tuesday at an inn along Broadway Avenue in Masury.

    July 14, 2014

  • Calvin E. Winchell Oft-jailed man, 36, back ‘in the system’

    At 36, Calvin E. Winchell has spent significant time in “the system,” whether in jail, prison, probation, parole or waiting for the resolution of the dozens of adult and juvenile criminal cases he has been charged with over the years.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Buying tanker truck Grant will allow VFD to buy tanker

    A quarter-million dollar federal grant will afford Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department the opportunity to replace a 28-year-old tanker that is often put to use there and in neighboring townships.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bridge study Bridging the gap

    County officials have hired an engineering firm to take a look at their 255 bridges and see how many, if any, could be closed rather than repaired.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • stewart,joshua Basilone killer Stewart’s appeals denied

    State Superior Court on Friday denied two appeals filed by convicted murderer Joshua L. Stewart.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140713-Mercerbicentennial3 An historic day

    It was hard to miss Ian Ollila at the Mercer Bicentennial Celebration Saturday afternoon.

    July 13, 2014 3 Photos