MERCER – The Mercer County Jail used a new device last week to prevent contraband material from reaching the facility’s general population.

GROVE CITY – The state’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System rejected an appeal this week by a former Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV director who sought to regain pension benefits lost when she pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing from the agency.

PINE TOWNSHIP — A Grove City man will face trial on an attempted murder charge in the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas.

FARRELL – A pair accused of arson in connection with a December fire that destroyed a daycare center were in Magisterial District Judge Mary A. Odem’s court Friday.

HARRISBURG – Super Bowl Sunday has grown into a celebration that leads to an increase in impaired driving and associated crashes, according to the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

MERCER – Sharon patrolman Joseph Gaston testified in common pleas court Friday that he gave the Mercer County district attorney special treatment during a disturbance call he was involved in because of his position.

BROOKVILLE, Pa. — David Poulson, who served as a Roman Catholic parish priest in Crawford County until last February, will spend 2½ to 14 years in state prison for sexually abusing two boys while in active ministry.

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

Obituaries

Shirley M., 91, formerly of Pardoe. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday (6-20-19) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Funeral: Noon Thursday, in the funeral home. Burial: Crestview Memorial Park.