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.

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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.

MERCER – A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for a Farrell man who is accused of delivering a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Mercer woman, causing her death in April 2019.

A Pine Township man has been accused of throwing his child “in a fit of rage.”

GROVE CITY – A Grove City man is accused of assaulting two patrolmen during an incident at his home.