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GROVE CITY – Grove City Area School District leaders are moving forward with plans to study potential improvements at the high school and football stadium.

GROVE CITY – William P. Barr, former U.S. attorney general, is slated to speak at Grove City College’s 14th annual Ronald Reagan lecture.

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MERCER — The red carpet premiere of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" had the usual appearances by the cast and crew, but there were two Mercer natives among the star-studded cast — Kara Peters and her mother Tabatha Peters.

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NEW CASTLE — During the hour-plus drive to New Castle from South Fayette Township in Allegheny County, Ron Betz asked his son, Zach, if he wanted to know who were the media-ordained Republican front-runners for U.S. Senate and Pennsylvania governor.

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An unusually large, slow-moving, oversized load will pass through Mercer and Lawrence counties and adjacent Ohio in the next week as it winds its way through across Pennsylvania on interstates and secondary roads, bound for Wampum in southern Lawrence County.

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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.

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After Reganne O’Brien was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2016, she realized that she was not alone in needing help managing her mental and physical health.

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) has announced the names of nominees from throughout the 16th Congressional District to the prestigious United States service academies for the graduating Class of 2026.

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.

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PINE TOWNSHIP— As the Tri-County Industries Inc. landfill permit makes it way through the appeal process, the environmental group that opposes it continues to seek community support.

These are some of the noteworthy stories published in Allied News in 2021.

NEW WILMINGTON — Westminster College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary have established a 3+3 program partnership to offer Westminster students an accelerated path toward earning a Master of Divinity degree.

NEW CASTLE – The Lawrence County Republican Committee is hosting a debate in New Castle for Republican candidates running for governor and the senate.

SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP – Discussions surrounding the asphalt plant proposed for Slippery Rock Township are expected to continue sometime in January.

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

Some Grove City School Board members on Monday had questions and concerns about how the district is handling and sharing COVID-19 information.

Grove City School Board reorganized on Monday night, swearing in new members and debating the role of the board president.

GROVE CITY – The Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum has regretfully had to cancel the open house that was scheduled for Dec. 11 because of an increase in local COVID-19 cases.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Construction has begun on an expansion project at the Grove City Airport.

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.

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce presents Christmas in the Park, which is on display through Jan. 2 at Grove City Memorial Park. The decorations are lit nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. A special guest from the North Pole visits every Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. until Christmas…

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce presents Christmas in the Park, which is on display through Jan. 2 at Grove City Memorial Park. The decorations are lit nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. A special guest from the North Pole visits every Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. until Christmas…

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Weather conditions left Mercer County’s Black Friday shoppers’ looking a little like Santa Claus, as the temperatures and winds made their cheeks look like roses and noses like cherries.

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PINE TOWNSHIP – Flight records indicate that a pilot had planned to fly nonstop from upstate New York to Akron Wednesday evening, but diverted to make a stop at Clarion County Airport before a fatal crash.

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PINE TOWNSHIP – An Ohio man has been identified as the pilot who died in Wednesday night's plane crash in Pine Township.

A Grove City Middle School student is turning her 13th birthday gift into a project that will be around for years to come.

BUTLER COUNTY — A Greenville man was killed Nov. 17 in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 in Muddy Creek Township, Butler County.