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A Mercer County woman indicted on multiple federal charges for her alleged role the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack is seeking a new attorney as she also apparently still considers a plea offer.

MERCER – Before imposing a 10- to 20-year jail sentence on Brandon O’Brien Bowers on Wednesday, Mercer County Common Pleas President Judge Robert G. Yeatts gave him a stern look.


GROVE CITY – A 18-year-old Grove City man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl he had reportedly been dating.

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The head of Mercer County's Drug Task Force has been suspended indefinitely, according to District Attorney Peter C. Acker, after he was charged Monday in Columbiana County with engaging in prostitution.

MERCER – Michael Robert Herndon’s mother testified on Tuesday that she tried to resuscitate her son after his fatal drug overdose.

A Struthers, Ohio, man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that started in Jackson Township and ended when his vehicle crashed in Farrell.

PINE TOWNSHIP – The criminal prosecution of a North Carolina man accused of raping a Pine Township girl he connected with on social media will move to Mercer County Common Pleas Court.

MERCER – A common pleas judge sentenced former West Middlesex borough council President Thomas Hartshorn on Wednesday to spend 10 days in jail for sending a 15-year-old a picture of his genitals.

POLICE NEWSGrove City police• A resident of Oak Hill Drive reported on Aug. 18 that his personal information was used to fraudulently file for unemployment benefits, police said.

HARRISBURG — A major Pennsylvania heavy-equipment contractor entered no contest pleas to four theft counts on Aug. 3 and agreed to pay restitution of more than $20 million over allegations it illegally diverted pension money and other benefits from its workers.

GROVE CITY – Three Grove City men are accused of attacking another Grove City man who was walking home from work early July 12.

HERMITAGE — A former youth pastor at Grace Chapel Community Church is accused of possessing child pornography and sexually assaulting children during his time at the church.

PINE TOWNSHIP – The Grove City man accused of beating his wife to death is now in jail.

GROVE CITY – A Mercer County judge will decide whether a Grove City man accused of beating his wife to death last week will be placed into a psychiatric facility for evaluation and treatment.

GROVE CITY – A Pine Township man is facing theft charges for allegedly stealing more than two dozen trees from Grove City Memorial Park to plant at his home.

PINE TOWNSHIP – Two Grove City women reported that a man tried to get into their vehicle while they were parked at a Pine Township business.

MERCER – The case against a Lawrence County man charged with drug delivery resulting in death is proceeding.

NEW CASTLE – The arrests of 13 accused drug traffickers working in New Castle, Farrell and Sharon resulted from federal grand jury indictments in Pittsburgh that were unsealed Monday.

An 26-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl from New Wilmington at his home in Iowa and a residence in Stoneboro.

MERCER – A former treasurer at the Mercer Veterans of Foreign Wars post is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the veterans’ organization over a span of nearly six years.

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam.

MERCER – A former inmate at State Correctional Institution Mercer was sentenced to a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to strangling his cellmate to death last year.