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.

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

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

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.

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.

PINE TOWNSHIP – Pine Township sewage customers will see an increase on their bills next month.

HARRISBURG – More than 612,000 motorists have gotten Real ID driver’s licenses since the state began making them available in March, said Alexis Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation.

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The team behind the Guthrie Theatre is starting the new year with a new restaurant and movie house.

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When Brian and Kimberly Saunders adopted two boys from Uganda in 2015, they knew their work there was not done.

MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP – The Marsteller sisters love their llamas.

The Grove City Senior Community Center has experienced quite a few changes over the years, but one thing remains the same – it’s a place to meet great people.

LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP – Charges are pending against a contracted FedEx driver who is accused of tossing packages into a ditch along Horvath Road in Lackawannock Township instead of delivering them to customers in the Hermitage area.

For people with hearing loss like Kate Faunce, a visit to the movie theater can be a frustrating experience.

SLIPPERY ROCK – Slippery Rock Area School District officials have wrapped up their series of public meetings to gather input on possible building renovations.

GROVE CITY – Dr. Thomas Armour has been wanting to properly catalog and preserve his father’s metalware business for quite a few years.

The collection boxes are filling up fast for Grove City Community Food Pantry’s annual Parade of Trees food drive.

Slippery Rock University officials are proposing a tuition increase that if approved would take effect during the 2020-21 academic year.

Grove City College students are taking a closer look at residential properties in Grove City.

The community is invited to Allie’s Sweet Tooth this weekend to celebrate the holidays and help families in need.

Krave Craft Kitchen + Cocktails is the newest restaurant to open in Springfield Township near the outlet mall.

GROVE CITY – A New Castle man has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment from the Grove City sewage treatment plant.

On a hillside just outside of Slippery Rock, 26 wooden angels stand tall, gathered around a shining star pointing toward the heavens.

GROVE CITY – The nursing education partnership between Grove City College and Butler County Community College has received a large financial boost.

State police are still looking information about last month’s armed robbery in Springfield Township, where a man stole purses and bags from three women near the outlet mall.

Springfield Township supervisors Tuesday night adopted the 2020 budget, which includes a sewer rate increase.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — As a teenager, Carol Ann Gregg joined 4-H to be with her friends.

PINE TOWNSHIP – Property taxes in Pine Township are holding steady for another year while a sewage rate increase is on the table.

A Slippery Rock Community Library fundraiser will give the public a closer look at several homes decorated for the holidays.

Christmas cheer will soon be here as two communities prepare for their annual holiday festivities.

Obituaries

Elva F., 65, of Grove City. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday (1-25-20) in Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City. Arrangements by CUNNING-HAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.

Raymond E., 91, of Grove City. Visitation: 10 a.m. till the time of service Friday (1-17-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial: Slippery Rock Cemetery.