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Ruby Hornsby brought some "mountain soul" into the newsroom for the second episode of the Herald Concert Series. The Morgantown, W.V. native chatted about her unique style of music and played a few songs inspired by her Appalachian roots. Read more

Bill Watkins, a laborer out of Local 833 in New Brighton, is working at the Shell Oil Co. cracker plant and heard President Donald J. Trump's speech on Tuesday. Watkins lives in Shenango Township. Read more

Property owner Ray Andel organized the picnic Friday to answer questions from the still-displaced residents of the Trail Blazer Apartment Building and give an update on the status of the building. But Andel also hoped to provide his tenants with some closure by showing them the site of the f… Read more

Bob and Lynn were joined by Sharon head football coach Jason McElhaney on this week's episode of Behind the Lines. The first-year head man discussed the transition into his new position, his team's tough schedule, keeping his guys focused and plenty more. Read more

The New Castle Fire Department was dispatched at 10:55 p.m. for a structure fire at a vacant home located at 602 Chestnut St. The fire then spread next door to 604 Chestnut St., which was also unoccupied. Read more

Retired astronaut Doug Wheelock attended Saturday's "launcheon," explaining various parts of the liftoff sequence to the Col. Drew Morgan's family. Wheelock has been mentoring Morgan, who is making his first trip into space. Read more

Keith L. Burley, 43, of Edinburg, is accused of stabbing 8-year-old Mark Edward Mason Jr. multiple times and killing him. Mason's death was ruled a homicide from multiple stab wounds to the neck. Read more

We’re talking a Big Red championship on today’s episode of Behind the Lines, and bragging on our Mercer County teams’ phenomenal seasons across the board. Plus, interviews from Hickory tracksters Brock Grundy and Brian Phillips, and Lakeview’s Michaela Rose. Read more

An EF-1 tornado passed through parts of Brookfield, Masury and Sharon Sunday. According to a survey by the Cleveland National Weather Service, the storm touched down in Vienna, Ohio and traveled just under six miles before lifting in Sharon. The storm had peak winds of roughly 95 mph. No dea… Read more

Gov. Tom Wolf discussed his "Restore Pennsylvania" legislation with city and county officials during a blight tour Thursday in Sharon. The legislation is meant to address critical infrastructure needs throughout the state. Read more

Jeff Greenburg, Mercer County's director of voter registration and elections, explains what happens when the polls close at 8 p.m. and when to expect results. Read more

It's a slow day at the polls for Mercer County's primary elections, but Jeff Greenberg, the county's director of voter registration and elections, explains why voter turnout percentage can be deceptive. Meanwhile, poll workers are keeping busy the only way they know how. Read more

A grand jury report naming more than 300 priests accused of sexual abuse in six different dioceses was released on Aug. 14 2018. Bishop Lawrence Persico of the Erie Diocese, as well as three members of the Catholic community gathered to talk about their feelings about the scandal, healing an… Read more

The Shenango Valley Special Games 50th annual event kicked off on Wednesday. Special Games co-director Kayla Burt said she expected about 450 students to participate in Friday’s ‘closing event.’ Read more

New Castle News sports writer Ron Poniewasz Jr. is joined by @Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George, P.C.'s Larry Kelly for another edition of Tipoff. In this week's Part 1, Ron and Larry recap some of the early playoff action for our teams around Lawrence County. Coming up in Part 2: We preview th… Read more

After some time away, News sports writer Ron Poniewasz Jr. and Larry Kelly from Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George, P.C. are back for another edition of Tipoff. On this episode, Ron and Larry break down the district finals for the Wilmington High boys, Neshanonck High girls and New Castle High boys. Read more

The stage is set for a Friday night of District 10 basketball championship and consolation games on this week’s episode of Behind the Lines. Bob and Lynn map out the postseason road ahead, and congratulate some local indoor track and diving stars. Read more

We're in the first full week of WPIAL and District 10 playoffs and News sports writer Ron Poniewasz Jr. has the scoop on everything Lawrence County basketball. We've also learned some locations and times for games since this was filmed Monday night, and Ron talks this week's Athlete of the W… Read more

This Week's Circulars


Doris, 86, of Farrell. Calling hours: 10 a.m. Wednesday (8-21-19) at WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland, 16161. Service of remembrance: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Doris Green, 86, of Farrell, died on Aug. 15, 2019, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Green was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Bostwick, Ga., to Robert and Claudia Robertson Jordan. Her husband of 42 years Charles Green, whom she married July 28, 1956, died Oct. 11, 1998. Surviving her ar…

James H., 74, of Fredonia. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (8-22-19) in BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Pastor Tim Clark, pastor of Emmanuel Christian Church, officiating. Inurnment: Crestview Memorial Park, Gro…

Joseph A., 73, of Hubbard. Calling hours: Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (08-21-19) at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 North Main Street, Hubbard, Ohio. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Please visit to viewthis obituary and t…