Property taxes in the Grove City Area School District are holding steady for the 2020-21 school year.

Many summer events have been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but people can still plan on taking in a few fireworks displays.

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GROVE CITY – After enduring nearly three months of online-only classes and canceled school activities and athletic seasons, Grove City High School students kicked up their heels Saturday night.

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MERCER – Mercer Area Library staff and volunteers welcomed patrons on Thursday, the first day in three months that the building was open to the public.

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GROVE CITY – Part of a Grove City neighborhood got a makeover thanks to residents volunteering their time, tools and supplies.

Representatives of Mercer County and several municipalities learned more on Monday about Community Development Block Grant funds, including COVID-19 allocations.

Members of two local Pennsylvania Army National Guard units deployed to the Philadelphia area headed home last week, an Army National Guard spokesman said.

GROVE CITY – An Olde Town Grove City restaurant that opened briefly earlier this year will not be reopening.

Proms across the country have been cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19, and some local parents are planning an alternative celebration.

GROVE CITY – The Grove City Memorial Park swimming pool will open for the season on Friday, June 19.

Two local organizations are preparing to serve hundreds of chicken dinners this Sunday in the Grove City area.

Plans are in motion for Grove City Area School District leaders to offer a few options for students when classes resume Aug. 31.

MERCER — Completion Thursday of Mercer County’s mail-in ballot count sealed victories for state Rep. Timothy Bonner and Wheatland’s home rule charter.

GROVE CITY — “I can’t breathe ... mama.”

GROVE CITY — A Grove City man was charged Tuesday with impersonating a public servant after an incident at a local business.

This school year did not end the way everyone was hoping for, but Grove City High School’s class of 2020 is making the most of it.

As the academic year comes to a close, Grove City school board members are putting things in motion for this summer and the new school year.

GROVE CITY – Craig Hodgkins and his medical service dog Foxy have been together just a few days, but the Pittsburgh man said he already feels like it’s been a life-changing experience.

After winning his state legislative seat in a special election March 17, state Rep. Tim Bonner is now running in the first of what he hopes are two more elections this year to keep it.

PINE TOWNSHIP – A Grove City business owner teamed up with community members to show local healthcare workers how much they’re appreciated.

GROVE CITY – This year’s Olde Town Grove City Farmers’ Market will include some preventative measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GROVE CITY – As soon as the cancellation of the Grove City High School spring musical was announced, the students were ready to take on another project.

GROVE CITY – After 10 years of serving Italian food in Olde Town Grove City, Nonni’s Corner Trattoria is closing its doors.

GROVE CITY – A new Facebook group is encouraging people to support restaurants in the Grove City area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HERMITAGE – Lauren Buchanan, of Grove City, on July 1 will become director of Butler County Community College’s additional location in Mercer County, succeeding John Suesser, who will retire after 11 years as BC3 @ LindenPointe’s leader.

GROVE CITY – Grove City school board members on Monday night approved the pr eliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year.

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  is encouraging Pennsylvanians to only flush toilet paper and human waste, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash.

PINE TOWNSHIP – If Dave Jervis tried to write down the names of everyone he wants to shower with gratitude, it would be a long list.

Grove City Area School District officials are working on the budget for 2020-21, which carries a deficit of nearly $1.3 million.

At the worst, Jeff and Diane Bell were so sick that they couldn’t answer a phone call from a doctor urging them to go to the emergency room.

New funding assistance is available for community development and affordable housing activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GREENVILLE – While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a squeeze on retail and restaurants, demand for Servpro’s services has been booming.

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

Community members are showing their support for local high school seniors who probably won’t be able to celebrate with a traditional graduation ceremony.

County Market and the Grove City Community Foundation are calling on community members to help raise money for the Grove City Community Food Pantry.

Grove City Area School District officials hope that work will resume soon on Hillview Elementary School.

Earth Day 2020 is today, April 22, and the observance is 50 years old this year! At the first Earth Day observance, its reported that 20 million individuals participated to raise awareness of the natural world.

GROVE CITY – The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and Olde Town Grove City are asking community members to help shine a light on local businesses and organizations.

Obituaries

Thomas James, 75, of Liberty Township, Grove City, and formerly of Homer City, Pa. Calling hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday (7-6-20) and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday (7-7-20) at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Village of Leesburg, 1779 Perry Highway, Volant. Funeral service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday…

Edwin Carl, 96, of Grove City. Family services: Private. Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie. Arrangements by CUNNING-HAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.