Soledad O’Brien has been telling stories for the past 31 years, and she loves it.

Word has spread quickly that the movie “Happiest Season” will be taking over part of Olde Town Grove City next week.

About 100 employees at Lakeview School District spent an in-service day learning about how to handle injuries and accidents that result in serious blood loss.

GROVE CITY – Now that staff and students have settled into Grove City Christian Academy’s new school building, they’re looking forward to sharing it with the community.

GROVE CITY – Cpl. Michael Allias has been named Grove City’s “Police Officer of the Year.”

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GROVE CITY – For students like Lauren Sweeny, the Grove City Area School District Archery Club is more than just learning to hit the center of the target.

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GROVE CITY – The team behind a movie starring some big-name actors has been looking for a small-town spot to film a scene, and they found it in Grove City.

George Junior Republic has received a state grant that help improve food services.

The lunch period at Grove City High School has become more than just time to enjoy a meal with friends.

The world of Harry Potter came to life Friday night at Grove City Community Library, where young witches and wizards gathered for “A Night at Hogwarts.”

Grove City Area School District is getting positive feedback from other schools about its educational programming and practices.

The local Food for Kids backpack program is getting a boost thanks to Grove City Area School District’s director of food and nutrition services.

The building that houses Wendell August Forge is for sale, but the company isn’t leaving town.

The next generation of voters lined up Thursday evening at Slippery Rock University to register or update their information.

MERCER — Even if not all of his clients are acquitted, one of the best parts of Mercer County Public Defender Dana Flick’s job is being able to help people — most of whom are just regular people who have made a mistake.

Mars Bank recently opened a new branch at 109 S. Broad St., Grove City. From left are Mitch McFeely, manager, and Lisa Szoszorek and Erin Cunningham, personal bankers.

Grove City Area School District has taken the next step toward the proposed closure of Highland Primary Center.

Adjustments are still being made to the way Grove City school board conducts its work sessions.

Local animal rescue and adoption agencies have been working harder than ever to educate residents about the importance of spaying and neutering.

A Grove City man is facing charges of homicide by vehicle from a 2015 Pine Township crash that killed an Ohio woman.

A Harrisville woman has been accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from her elderly mother.

GROVE CITY – A public hearing has been scheduled to review the proposed closure of Highland Primary Center in Grove City.

GROVE CITY – After more than two years in the making, Grove City College seniors Noah Gould and Micah Mooney are ready to debut their original musical based on a Greek tragedy.

Grove City officials on Monday agreed to renew the borough’s lease agreement with the Grove City Airport.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Pizza and tacos are on the menus at two new restaurants in Springfield Township.

GROVE CITY – The Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County is hoping to raise money with a few laughs.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – As Big Rail Brewing prepares to break ground on its Liberty Township taproom, the owners are hosting monthly gatherings at the property that celebrate their progress.

GROVE CITY – When Michelle Wright first welcomed Xena into her home in 2017, she had no idea how to care for a cat with special needs.

HARRISBURG — A fight to block Gov. Tom Wolf from closing two state centers for the intellectually disabled produced a second large majority in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday, even as Wolf vowed to continue a decades-old trend away from institutional care.

GROVE CITY — If elected in March to the state legislature, attorney Timothy Bonner said he would work to eliminate some jobs in Harrisburg — possibly his own.

BUTLER COUNTY – A Slippery Rock Township man is facing charges after his pickup truck became stuck on railroad tracks near his home, causing an accident with a train.

GROVE CITY – Animals in Australia that have been hurt or displaced by the ongoing wildfires are getting some help from Grove City-area residents.

PINE TOWNSHIP — John Gilliland didn’t expect to win this year’s Community Service Award from the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce.

There was no discussion at Monday’s Grove City school board meeting about whether there will be changes to the work session format.

PINE TOWNSHIP — When Karen Kellerman first learned about Grove City Medical Center’s affiliation agreement with Allegheny Health Network, she was interested to see how it would play out.

GROVE CITY – Grove City School Board unveiled a new meeting procedure that may run afoul with the state’s Open Meetings law.

More people will soon have improved access to Pennsylvania State Police reports.

MERCER — During a career of more than 30 years practicing family law, attorney Margaret Lucas said her cases are often laden with powerful emotion.

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Grove City Country Club.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of an occasional series from Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum showcasing its organizations collections and activities.

GROVE CITY – When Ashley Henshaw learned about a documentary that highlights individuals with intellectual disabilities, she knew she wanted to share it with as many people as possible.

EDINBORO — Forensic science and store surveillance video are being used in an effort to determine who released bed bugs at the Edinboro-area Walmart store.

Obituaries

Donald Lee, 84, of Scrubgrass Road, Mercer. There will be no public services as per Donald's wishes. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net Private burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jackson Center. Funeral Arrangements by BLACK FUNE…

Judith A. "Judy," 79, of Grove City. Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (2-23-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday (2-24-20) in the funeral home with Rev. Willard Morse officiating.

Lucas William, 19 months, of Grove City. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (2-20-20) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday (2-21-20) at Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, with Rev. Ed Saxman officiating.