PINE TOWNSHIP – Property taxes in Pine Township are holding steady for another year while a sewage rate increase is on the table.

A Slippery Rock Community Library fundraiser will give the public a closer look at several homes decorated for the holidays.

Christmas cheer will soon be here as two communities prepare for their annual holiday festivities.

Property taxes in Springfield Township are expected to remain the same next year while a sewer rate increase is being proposed.

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GROVE CITY – Highland Primary Center students are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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MERCER – Landon Chapin is working hard to fulfill his Christmas wish, which will make the holidays a little happier for lots of rescue animals.

Veterans in the Mercer County area now have a new location to visit for information on services and resources.

MERCER — Before employing a complicated statistical, math-based formula to determine which of Mercer County’s 23,662 election ballots to use Monday in a post-election audit, Mark Lindeman used a decidedly low-tech random number generator.

MERCER — The houses have been demolished, the wells filled, the wooden grave markers rotted away, and its name doesn’t appear on any modern maps. But at one time, there was a community known as “Pandenarium” in Mercer County.

GROVE CITY – Property taxes and sewage rates in Grove City are expected to go up in 2020.

GROVE CITY – Word spread quickly that Thrifty Threads had been burglarized, and the community’s response has restored Traci Gerard’s faith in humanity.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The third suspect wanted in a Slippery Rock Township armed robbery that left one man with a fractured skull is in police custody.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Holiday cheer has arrived at Keystone Safari, where the resident animals are surrounded by thousands of tiny colored lights.

GROVE CITY – Families of incoming kindergartners in Grove City will have a choice between full-day or half-day classes next year.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The Slippery Rock Area School District reminds residents about its remaining meetings that address potential building renovations.

SLIPPERY ROCK – One person was seriously hurt during an armed robbery in Slippery Rock Township, and police are on the lookout for one of the suspects.

GROVE CITY – Grove City school directors are expected to vote this Monday to change the district’s kindergarten programming.

A local nonprofit is making progress on restoring an historic one-room schoolhouse, but they still need help.

GROVE CITY – At least one new person will be joining the Grove City school board next year.

Springfield Township officials are moving forward with a company’s request to add more storage tanks that would hold road materials.

GROVE CITY – Grove City Borough Council is seeking a grant to help with the borough’s plans for a new water treatment plant.

GROVE CITY – Those familiar with “1776” the musical know that it’s a story about our country’s founding fathers.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The second annual Slippery Rock-Con will be held at a new location with a three-day schedule full of games, demonstrations, contests, and more.

GROVE CITY – The next generation of volunteers helping with the Tower Presbyterian Church train display is adding some new features.

GROVE CITY – Grove City Area School District officials and local law enforcement have found no proof of a potential threat against the high school.

We are fortunate here in Grove City to have a beautiful and robust downtown shopping district.

MERCER — There’s no one-stop shop for local veterans, but the new Mercer County Veterans Affairs director, Bradley Alan of Hermitage, said he’s here to help.

GROVE CITY – A Grove City gas station and convenience store is one step closer to selling beer and wine.

Three Mercer County artists will have their artwork on display at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 107th Annual Exhibition at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. 

GROVE CITY – Patients at Grove City Medical Center’s oncology department will be getting a little boost thanks to some local athletes.

MERCER – After inserting his sample ballot into one of the optical scanners that will record Mercer County’s votes in the Nov. 5 election, Paul Bengs found the process simple.

HERMITAGE – In keeping with its non-partisan mission of encouraging an informed electorate, the League of Women Voters of Mercer County is sponsoring a candidates forum for those running for Mercer County commissioner and common pleas judge.

 HARRISBURG – State Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50th) announced that she will join Senators Scott Hutchinson (R-21st), John Yudichak (D-14), and Lisa Baker (R-20th) in offering legislation that would institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk State Center in Venango County and Wh…

GROVE CITY – All 28 speakers at a DEP hearing Wednesday were unanimous in their opposition to an application by Tri-County Industries Inc. to reopen a landfill in southeastern Mercer County.

When Spencer T. Folmar visited his hometown of Clearfield a few years ago, he was shocked and saddened to see how hard the area had been hit by the opioid epidemic.

HERMITAGE – The police officers – Jesse DePietro of Grove City and William Caldwell of Greenville-West Salem – faced off with a sword-wielding teenager.

MERCER – The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting “Taste of the Holidays”  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Mercer County Career Center, 776 Greenville Road, Coolspring Township.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The next time you’re approaching the quad or student center at Slippery Rock University, look up.

Tony Lavorgne likes to dig deep into local ghost stories and legends, looking for that kernel of truth he knows is there.

HARRISBURG — Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney told lawmakers Tuesday that widespread use of pyrotechnics made some parts of the state seem like “a war zone” last Fourth of July.

Obituaries

Mrs. James E. (Eleanor J.), 76, Grove City. Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday (12-8-19) In CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Service: 11 a.m. Monday (12-9-19) in the funeral home with Pastor Evelyn Bebe of Scotch Hill Presbyterian Church officiating. Bur…

Geraldine, 90, of Grove City. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (12-3-19) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant (Village of Leesburg). Funeral services: 11 a.m. Wednesday (12-4-19) at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Renicks and Pastor Edward Dixon of the Grov…

Edith Joy, 92, Grove City. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday (11-23-19) at Center Presbyterian Church, Center St., Slippery Rock, with Rev. William Mumaw, pastor of the church, presiding. Interment: Slippery Rock Cemetery. Arrangements by SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Slippery Rock.