The Pine Township Zoning Hearing Board has approved a variance request from George Junior Republic, which is planning to start a long-term structured residence program for adults.

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a “beautiful day in the neighborhood” with a drive-in movie and meal.

Trying to please everyone while upholding COVID-19 restrictions continues to be a difficult task for Grove City Area School District leaders.

GROVE CITY — The new normal arrived, along with students, for the first day of classes Monday in Grove City Area School District.

When she was in first grade, Gwen Martino remembers children getting the polio vaccine and how important it was to finally have a cure for that disease.

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.

GROVE CITY – So much has changed during Betty Greggs’ 65-year career in the medical field, but one detail remains the same – she loves her job.

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.

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PINE TOWNSHIP – George Junior Republic is planning to open a long-term structured residence program for adults on its Pine Township campus.

GROVE CITY –Three people “affiliated with” Grove City Area High School have been directed into isolation or quarantine after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

STONEBORO – The Great Stoneboro Fair is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but folks can still plan on getting some fair-style dining.

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GROVE CITY – Two local businesses and an organization are saying “thank you” to Grove City Area School District staff and faculty with a special treat.

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PINE TOWNSHIP — The cemetery off Gill Road — which goes by at least three names — is small, but it’s brimming with history

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PINE TOWNSHIP – When Allegheny Health Network acquired the former Grove City Medical Center in January, the Pittsburgh-based health system promised to expand services to residents of the Grove City area.

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GROVE CITY – Grove City Area School District is moving forward with fall sports that are sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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GROVE CITY – With ownership facing financial difficulties from of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guthrie Theatre — also known as the Queen of Broad Street — has been listed for sale.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of V-J Day, the Pennsylvania Cable Network is airing a marathon of "Voices of Veterans," which includes two local residents.

Aldon Blom liked Ring Pops, hearing stories and helping his grandmother.

The Guthrie Theatre in Grove City is for sale following financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

EAST LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A Pittsburgh-area woman was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident that closed a portion of U.S. Route 62 just west of Mercer for a couple hours Thursday.

When Lillian Reynolds Reeher started sorting through a worn box of family letters dating back to the late 1800s, she knew she wanted to share the stories they tell.

Mark Scarpitti is excited to share his love and appreciation for the great outdoors through his new job as manager of Maurice K. Goddard State Park.

PINE TOWNSHIP — The owner of a Pine Township supermarket reported Saturday that three of the grocery store’s employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

GROVE CITY – Grove City school officials are finishing instructions plans for the 2020-21 school year, but they’re still waiting on some families to submit survey responses.

GROVE CITY – Grove City school directors are holding off on moving forward with a communications and grants services contractor.

GROVE CITY – The Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum is hosting a cemetery walk at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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GROVE CITY – If organizers can attract enough patrons and vendors, a food truck court will be set up every weekend for the next few months in Grove City.

PINE TOWNSHIP – The attorney for a Lawrence County man accused of providing a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Grove City man argued in court that the prosecution failed to prove its case.

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Grove City College students will be returning to campus for the fall semester, while Slippery Rock University is conducting classes via remote instruction for most students.

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GROVE CITY – Don’t just call him “Mr. Mayor” anymore. You can call Grove City’s Randy Riddle Mr. Mayor of the Year.

Board formally closes Highland

MERCER — No matter where it happens or how it happens, every death in Mercer County must be reported to the county coroner’s office.

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After a year-long investigation, Grove City police filed murder and other charges July 15 against a Plain Grove Township man in connection with the overdose death of a Grove City man.

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.

With school districts throughout the state struggling to develop a plan to reopen school safely for the 2020-21 school year, Grove City Area School District put the question to one of the most important stakeholders — the families of students.

GROVE CITY — Schools closed in mid-March to in-person instruction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t been a vacation for educational administrators at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV.

MERCER — Even though Jeff Greenburg is stepping down as director of the Mercer County Voter Registration and Election Bureau, he’s not going anywhere.