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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

FINDLEY TOWNSHIP – Dustin Schneider lost more than just his military career when he was wounded during his fifth tour of duty in the Middle East.

HERMITAGE – Officials unveiled a long-speculated project for property along Interstate 80 in East Lackawannock Township at the Penn-Northwest Development Corp. annual meeting and awards dinner.

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MERCER – The Mercer County Bureau of Elections has scheduled the following public sessions for voters to practice on the new paper ballot voting system that will be deployed in November:

GROVE CITY – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residents that the agency is hosting a public hearing this coming Wednesday to discuss a proposed landfill.

GROVE CITY – Grove City school board members are expected to vote Monday on renewing the superintendent’s contract.

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GROVE CITY – A scavenger hunt of sorts will have kids uncovering dozens of books at Grove City Memorial Park.

A Slippery Rock business is hosting an exhibit of artwork created by infamous serial killers like Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacy.

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Grove City school board members on Monday got a closer look at what the Mercer County Career Center has to offer local students.

GROVE CITY – Violet Dye and William “Bill” Graham said “I do” on Saturday – decades after their paths first crossed in a one-room grade school.

MERCER — State officials want to hear from local residents on improvements for a stretch of road from Greenville to Mercer can be improved.

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GROVE CITY – The Guthrie Theatre and Veritas Arts are inviting the public to a night at the opera.

GROVE CITY – Violet Dye and William “Bill” Graham said “I do” on Saturday (Sept. 28) – decades after their paths first crossed in a one-room grade school.

SLIPPERY ROCK – Slippery Rock Community Park officials have installed a permanent tribute to the man who helped get the park started nearly 50 years ago.

Mars Bank has hired Mitch McFeely to serve as the banking center manager of its new Grove City branch, which is expected to open in December.

GROVE CITY – A local nonprofit that raises money and awareness for adaptive sports is holding its first fundraiser.

HERMITAGE – A group of “Downton Abbey” fans from a local library enjoyed the movie’s premiere in style, complete with a proper tea party.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The conversation about potential renovations for the Slippery Rock Area School District continued Wednesday night as community members came together to help prioritize the project list.

GROVE CITY – You might see some Grove City police officers running through the park next week, but they’ll be on the move for a good cause.

SLIPPERY ROCK – The 17th annual Slippery Rock VillageFest will be held Saturday.

PINE TOWNSHIP – A Pittsburgh man has been accused of buying hundreds of dollars worth of items from a Pine Township business using counterfeit cash.

STONEBORO – A Stoneboro man has been accused of injuring his cat by cutting off its tail.

GROVE CITY – Food and fun are on the menu for one of Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce’s most popular fundraisers.

A Slippery Rock church is offering free services that could help area residents fill out their family trees.

Obituaries

Thomas A., 69, of Pittsburgh. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (10-22-19) in the gather space of the Church of the Beloved Disciple, 1310 S. Center St. Ext., Grove City. Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave.…

Rev. Edwin E. "Ed," 75, New Castle. Calling hours: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday (10-19-19) at the Savannah United Methodist Church. A Service of Death and Resurrection will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Mark Goswick will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the R. CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME and CREM…