HERMITAGE – Boy Scouts in Troop 45 and Cub Scouts from Pack 45, based in Sharpsville, held a Flag Day ceremony to retire unusable flags Monday at Buhl Park in Hermitage.

Dear Annie: My husband and I got married right before the pandemic. Before the marriage, we lived in different states, 3,000 miles apart. After we got married, the pandemic split us apart again geographically for eight months. We finally got back together, and I was glad to get the opportuni…

MERCER – Seven Mercer High School Speech Team members, all sophomores, competed in an annual rite of passage during the Memorial Day weekend, the 70th Annual National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament, which was, for the first time, held virtually due to the restrictions imp…

Alan Piciacchio, a 1985 Farrell High School graduate, was recently promoted by IBM to the prestigious technical executive position of Distinguished Engineer. Company officials said Alan’s promotion was prompted by his insightful analytics, patent portfolio, and his impacts on IBM’s most impo…

BUTLER – Butler County Community College has scheduled 83 percent of its credit classes this fall as face-to-face, the highest percentage since the college began its spring 2020 semester.

Mitchell French, 18, of Hermitage has earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement award offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Only 4% of all Boy Scouts attain Eagle Scout rank.

As we are nearing the primary election date, I would like to comment on the candidates for Common Pleas Court Judge in Mercer County. There are three candidates that are seeking to earn the single position that is created by the retirement of one of our current judges.

SHARON – Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union celebrated 64 years of service to its members at their annual meeting, held virtually on April 17. This year, MCCFCU announced six Continuing Education Awards for local high school graduating seniors.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It's one of the few areas of federal law where men and women are still treated differently.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An emotional President Joe Biden marked the 100th anniversary of the massacre that destroyed a thriving Black community in Tulsa, declaring Tuesday that he had “come to fill the silence” about one of the nation’s darkest — and long suppressed — moments of racial violence.

Weather

Day
Temp
Tue
48°
73°
Tue
73°/48°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 12%

Sunrise: 05:48:33 AM

Sunset: 08:56:53 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: NW @ 13mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Tuesday Night

Mainly clear. Low 48F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wed
44°
71°
Wed
71°/44°
A few clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 4%

Sunrise: 05:48:36 AM

Sunset: 08:57:15 PM

Humidity: 48%

Wind: NNW @ 11mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 44F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
58°
78°
Thu
78°/58°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 5%

Sunrise: 05:48:41 AM

Sunset: 08:57:35 PM

Humidity: 48%

Wind: WNW @ 6mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
66°
80°
Fri
80°/66°
Cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 05:48:47 AM

Sunset: 08:57:53 PM

Humidity: 58%

Wind: SSW @ 11mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Friday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 66F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Sat
57°
77°
Sat
77°/57°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 39%

Sunrise: 05:48:56 AM

Sunset: 08:58:10 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: W @ 10mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Saturday Night

Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Sun
61°
79°
Sun
79°/61°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 12%

Sunrise: 05:49:07 AM

Sunset: 08:58:24 PM

Humidity: 60%

Wind: W @ 8mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Sunday Night

Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Mon
61°
78°
Mon
78°/61°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 56%

Sunrise: 05:49:19 AM

Sunset: 08:58:36 PM

Humidity: 74%

Wind: SSW @ 10mph

UV Index: 6 High

Monday Night

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 61F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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