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Council approves new fire dept. plans
Slippery Rock council members on Tuesday approved the land development plan for the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Team’s new facility.
Remember: Local activities honor veterans for service, sacrifice
One of Slippery Rock University’s own returned Monday for the institution’s annual Veterans Day Observance, telling the crowd he is honored to have served among the 48 million men and women who have joined the U.S. Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War.
Council accepts trash panel ideas
Slippery Rock council members on Tuesday agreed to accept the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee’s list of recommendations but they have yet to actually approve or act on any of the suggestions.
Incumbent SR directors battle
Incumbents Mark Taylor and David F. Hutner battled it out for one spot on Slippery Rock school board in Tuesday’s general election and Taylor came out the winner, according to unofficial results.
Fresh faces win most school board votes
Two new public officials won top votes in the largest race in Mercer County for school board.
Heather M. Baker (R/D) and Paul Gubba (R) won two of four seats open on Grove City Area School Board.
Star power attracts 'Coven' fans to Rock
If the energy in the Smith Student Center Ballroom at Slippery Rock University was any indication of Evan Peters' star power, it's easy to see why the young actor is already commanding the small screen and landed a role in the "X-Men" movie franchise.
‘Protect Our Children’ group addresses well
In an effort called “Protect Our Children,” a group of parents and property owners concerned about the possible harmful effects of gas and oil drilling near schools is sharing its knowledge in regards to a well that could end up near Moraine Elementary School in Prospect.
For more information about “Protect Our Children,” visit www.facebook.com/protectRchildren
Fracking meetings set
The public is invited to these upcoming events:
A free screening of “Gasland II” at 2 p.m. Saturday (11/9) at Slippery Rock University, with director Josh Fox
Meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday (11/12) and Nov 19 at Moraine Elementary gym in Prospect
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea speaks at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Butler County Community College, Butler
Worth a look and whistle
A working train village in downtown Grove City set up annually for the holidays has grown this year – and will open to the public on Saturday.
Courthouse threat traced in 2 hours
County authorities credit modern technology for tracing a phone call that threatened county judges and indicated a bomb was in the Mercer County Courthouse.
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