SHARON — Sharon Regional Medical Center announced Monday that it will discontinue its maternity and obstetrics services Wednesday, weeks before hospital officials had originally scheduled the department's closure.

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SHARON – A fire broke out Monday morning that covered the entire back of a house on New Castle Avenue in Sharon.

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Almost one month into the school year, Mercer County schools continue to provide in-person instruction, in spite of COVID case increases creeping toward the pandemic’s peak in December and January.

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The Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team responded Friday morning to a residence at 1112 Beechwood Ave., Farrell. Police departments present at the scene included Farrell, Hempfield and Hermitage.

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GROVE CITY – Grove City College will host Fox News analyst Brit Hume on Wednesday. Hume will discuss the state of the news media for "The Press and Free Society" at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Crawford Hall on campus.

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro late Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Wolf administration asking a judge to bar Senate Republicans from using subpoenas to get personal information -- including partial Social Security numbers and driver’s license number for 9 million Pennsylvania voters

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LAKE TOWNSHIP – As ferocious winds battered his Lake Township restaurant Wednesday night, a terrified Adam McCullough led a customer to the basement.

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MERCER – Even though a high school coach stood up for Deshawn Coleman’s character Thursday, that did not stop a judge from sentencing him to 7 to 16 years in a state prison for shooting at an ice cream truck that had two adults and a 9-year-old in it.

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HERMITAGE — Parents on both sides of the state’s school mask mandate made their feelings known at Monday’s meeting of the Hermitage school board.

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The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

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The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.

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Thunderstorms developing late. Lows overnight in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 07:15:02 AM

Sunset: 07:10:15 PM

Humidity: 78%

Wind: SW @ 6mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Monday Night

Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Storms may produce some hail. Low 63F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:16:05 AM

Sunset: 07:08:32 PM

Humidity: 75%

Wind: NNW @ 9mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Tuesday Night

Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:17:07 AM

Sunset: 07:06:49 PM

Humidity: 60%

Wind: NNE @ 6mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Wednesday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 46F. Winds light and variable.

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 07:18:10 AM

Sunset: 07:05:07 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: N @ 8mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Thursday Night

Mostly clear. Low 41F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

A few clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 07:19:13 AM

Sunset: 07:03:25 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: NE @ 5mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Friday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 44F. Winds light and variable.

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 13%

Sunrise: 07:20:16 AM

Sunset: 07:01:43 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: WSW @ 6mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 51F. Winds light and variable.

Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:21:19 AM

Sunset: 07:00:02 PM

Humidity: 68%

Wind: SSW @ 6mph

UV Index: 4 Moderate

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy. Low 53F. Winds light and variable.


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