- Grove City, Pennsylvania

February 21, 2014

Sonny Myers reopens auto shop

By Bobbie Jo Comes
Allied News

HARRISVILLE AREA — After a devastating fire last year that took the livelihood out of Sonny Myers of Myers Auto Repair, he has reopened to do inspections and mechanical work.

Due to the nature of the fire, his insurance company would not cover the loss due to the wood burner that heated his garage and caught fire.

A community benefit was held last year but did not bring in as much as anticipated. A private donor gave $1,000 and insurance a few thousand dollars, but it did not even come close for him to rebuild as quickly as anticipated.

He lost most if not all of his tools, personal items and his complete computer system which was a requirement for his operation. Another set-back delayed the reopening as a few months ago while rebuilding, he fell 12 feet onto his back and was hospitalized for quite a while with fractures.

The monetary loss, cost of rebuilding not only the garage but of his clientele is coming along slowly but not fast enough to sustain. The garage walls are up and the building is in operation but the much work is still needed to complete his garage as well as get back on track to create revenue.  

Please stop by at 28 Browntown Road or call Sonny at 724-458-6516 to schedule your inspection or mechanical work.

Community Day Help Needed:

The annual Harrisville Community Day has been set for July 4th at the Harrisville Park. Volunteers are asked to help as well as form committees.  

Food vendors, crafters and other type of vendors are also being sought for this day. A monthly meeting will be held on the second Monday of every month at the Harrisville Borough Building at 6 p.m.

For more information, questions or to volunteer please come to a meeting or call the Community Day coordinator Gretchen Metcalf at 724-421-7521.

Local events

-- Barkeyville United Methodist Church located at 5420 Pittsburgh Road (Route 8) will have a lasagna dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the cost is a donation. Also available will be salad, bread/ butter, beverage and dessert.

-- Moniteau FFA will hold its Field Fish and Game Day, from noon to 6 p.m. March 1 at the Moniteau High School, Route 308. There will be games, raffles, displays, activities and door prizes.

Calling all brides!

A spring bridal show with over 50 vendors is set for this Sunday (Feb. 23)  from 12-3 at the Butler Days Inn. Admission is $5 per person or brides can pre-register for free admission at or by calling 724-287-6761 for questions.

Blarney Bash

JC All Stars Cheerleaders Booster Club from the Grove City YMCA is hosting a night of fun at the Grove City Masonic Hall  from 6 to 10 p.m.  March 15.

The night will feature food, beverage with a DJ, basket auction, raffles and a chance at the $500 grand prize.

You must be 21 and over to attend. The tickets are $25 per person and are available by contacting a parent of a cheerleader, or by emailing

The event is casual and wearing green is encouraged.

Clintonville Fire Hall Bingo

Bingo will be held at the fire hall every Monday beginning at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open with food and drinks to purchase.

New members wanted

Flames & Flickers Majorette Corps are now accepting new members for the 2014 parade Season. They are looking for baton twirlers, color guard and flag twirlers. No experience required.

Info: 724-894-2872 or 724-753-2523 or 724-754-4444.

To share news in Harrisville, Barkeyville and Clintonville, call Bobbie Jo Comes at 724-822-2994 or email