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GROVE CITY – The Physical Learning Center arena at Grove City College was so loud on Saturday that organizers handed out earplugs.

Despite a moratorium on executions, Pennsylvania’s death-penalty statute has cost taxpayers nearly a billion dollars since 1976, or more than $250 million for each execution. Even more compelling, some of the state’s roughly 150 death-row inmates are, almost certainly, innocent. In a series of occasional editorials and columns this year, The Herald is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to abolish this inhumane, racially unjust, and outdated law, and join 23 other states in ending capital punishment.

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In calling for an end to the federal death penalty, President Joe Biden spoke with bold clarity during last year’s presidential campaign. He also vowed to provide incentives for states to abolish their capital punishment laws. 

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WASHINGTON — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband’s position in Congress to earn thousands of dollars through a well-timed stock purchase, a l…

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Over my 45-year career as a doctor — the last 36 as a clinical cardiologist in rural East Texas — I’ve struggled to make my peace with death. As a young doctor, I felt immersed in a dark sea of suffering and death. A beginner, unwarrantedly, assumes responsibility for these maladies, that fo…

I am aware of a love affair that has all of the ingredients of a steamy novel. There is passion, hate, an overwhelming preoccupation with the object of affection, a heedless disregard for the conventions of the day, and a recklessness that throws caution to the winds.

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VIDEO: After canceling last year due to COVID-19, WaterFire returned to Sharon Saturday.

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WASHINGTON — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy.

Weather

Day
Temp
Sun
52°
56°
Sun
56°/52°
Cloudy with rain likely early. Lows overnight in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 100%

Sunrise: 07:44:28 AM

Sunset: 06:27:14 PM

Humidity: 93%

Wind: SSE @ 6mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Sunday Night

Rain ending early. Remaining cloudy. Low 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 100%.

Mon
49°
66°
Mon
66°/49°
Showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 56%

Sunrise: 07:45:37 AM

Sunset: 06:25:51 PM

Humidity: 77%

Wind: S @ 9mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Monday Night

Rain likely. Low 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

Tue
47°
52°
Tue
52°/47°
Showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 65%

Sunrise: 07:46:47 AM

Sunset: 06:24:29 PM

Humidity: 89%

Wind: NNW @ 12mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

Overcast. Low 47F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Wed
43°
60°
Wed
60°/43°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 07:47:56 AM

Sunset: 06:23:09 PM

Humidity: 81%

Wind: N @ 6mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Wednesday Night

A few clouds from time to time. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

Thu
50°
64°
Thu
64°/50°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 07:49:06 AM

Sunset: 06:21:49 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: ESE @ 9mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Thursday Night

Cloudy with showers. Low near 50F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Fri
47°
53°
Fri
53°/47°
Rain. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 73%

Sunrise: 07:50:16 AM

Sunset: 06:20:31 PM

Humidity: 90%

Wind: E @ 12mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Friday Night

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Sat
47°
55°
Sat
55°/47°
Showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 46%

Sunrise: 07:51:26 AM

Sunset: 06:19:15 PM

Humidity: 88%

Wind: N @ 7mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Saturday Night

Overcast. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.

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