Wednesday’s blast of winter weather made for a busy day for road crews, first responders, and hospital employees.

HARRISBURG – The federal government shutdown is impacting a variety of services that farmers rely upon, including a program created to provide relief to growers hurt by tariffs.

UPDATE: The Grove City High School robotics team has canceled the electronics recycling event planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the high school. Team adviser Justin Bandi said that "logistical issues" led to the cancelation.

SANDY LAKE – A Stoneboro woman who handled money for the Lakeview Football Boosters has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

MERCER — Mercer County’s commissioners announced their plans Thursday for what amounted to $20,000 in “found money.”

GROVE CITY – Fans of “Downton Abbey” are invited to a special tea party at Grove City Community Library.

GROVE CITY – An electronics recycling event will help the Grove City High School robotics team make it a regional tournament.

PINE TOWNSHIP – George Junior Republic has a new chief executive officer in place.

GROVE CITY – Grove City College’s Social Work program is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. It is a major step forward for one of the college’s newest majors.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Dancing tractors, farming drones and story time with Miss Pennsylvania are among the attractions that will draw hundreds of thousands to the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show this month.

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PINE TOWNSHIP – The best part of Mark Bell’s job is sharing his love of comic books, especially with kids who visit his shop to buy their first one.

A fresh perspective will be at the center of Dustin Cole’s campaign when he runs for Mercer County district attorney in 2019.

Oil City – The northwest region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched its 2018 online survey, asking customers in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties for their input to help the agency identify opportunities to improve its operations.

The 2019 dog licenses are available at the Harrisville borough office. The borough office is the most northern site in Butler County to buy a license for your dog(s).

PINE TOWNSHIP – Weber’s ATA Martial Arts Ac ademy is like a second family for the staff and students, and that family keeps growing.

Last autumn, I stopped by the rummage sale in progress at the Vincent United Methodist Church grounds. The selection of offerings was great. Outdoors, under the pavilion there was a nice enameled-like kettle, minus a lid or handle. But, the garden design that included the artist’s name, Marj…

There’s still time to make a donation to the Grove City Community Food Pantry’s Parade of Trees.

MERCER — When David McLaren initially heard about Mercer County’s plans to eliminate four voting precincts, he had deep concerns.

LONDON – London Grange 1492 celebrated the season by giving to BeLoved Mercy Ministries at the grange’s annual Christmas dinner.

GROVE CITY – BeLoved Mercy Ministries has dedicated its first transitional home, which will help local families in need of temporary housing.

GROVE CITY – D’Licious Bouquets is celebrating its fifth holiday season in Grove City, and owner Heather Blanchard is excited to continue making people smile with her edible creations.

GROVE CITY – Women and children staying at the Brandi Montgomery House can find comfort in a good book thanks to a donation from the Grove City Community Library.

LOS ANGELES — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.