Wednesday’s blast of winter weather made for a busy day for road crews, first responders, and hospital employees.

HARRISBURG – The federal government shutdown is impacting a variety of services that farmers rely upon, including a program created to provide relief to growers hurt by tariffs.

UPDATE: The Grove City High School robotics team has canceled the electronics recycling event planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the high school. Team adviser Justin Bandi said that "logistical issues" led to the cancelation.

SANDY LAKE – A Stoneboro woman who handled money for the Lakeview Football Boosters has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

MERCER — Mercer County’s commissioners announced their plans Thursday for what amounted to $20,000 in “found money.”

GROVE CITY – Fans of “Downton Abbey” are invited to a special tea party at Grove City Community Library.

GROVE CITY – An electronics recycling event will help the Grove City High School robotics team make it a regional tournament.

PINE TOWNSHIP – George Junior Republic has a new chief executive officer in place.

GROVE CITY – Grove City College’s Social Work program is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. It is a major step forward for one of the college’s newest majors.

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PINE TOWNSHIP – The best part of Mark Bell’s job is sharing his love of comic books, especially with kids who visit his shop to buy their first one.

A fresh perspective will be at the center of Dustin Cole’s campaign when he runs for Mercer County district attorney in 2019.

The 2019 dog licenses are available at the Harrisville borough office. The borough office is the most northern site in Butler County to buy a license for your dog(s).

PINE TOWNSHIP – Weber’s ATA Martial Arts Ac ademy is like a second family for the staff and students, and that family keeps growing.

Last autumn, I stopped by the rummage sale in progress at the Vincent United Methodist Church grounds. The selection of offerings was great. Outdoors, under the pavilion there was a nice enameled-like kettle, minus a lid or handle. But, the garden design that included the artist’s name, Marj…

There’s still time to make a donation to the Grove City Community Food Pantry’s Parade of Trees.

MERCER — When David McLaren initially heard about Mercer County’s plans to eliminate four voting precincts, he had deep concerns.

GROVE CITY – BeLoved Mercy Ministries has dedicated its first transitional home, which will help local families in need of temporary housing.

GROVE CITY – D’Licious Bouquets is celebrating its fifth holiday season in Grove City, and owner Heather Blanchard is excited to continue making people smile with her edible creations.

GROVE CITY – Women and children staying at the Brandi Montgomery House can find comfort in a good book thanks to a donation from the Grove City Community Library.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Cannon’s Chophouse plans to open its newest restaurant this summer in Springfield Township.

GROVE CITY – Grove City’s newest council members are not able to vote on borough issues, but they’re hoping to bring some fresh ideas to the table.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Fans of KingView Mead can tentatively mark their calendars for the summer, when the business expects to open in Springfield Township.

GROVE CITY – Water and sewer rates in Grove City will be going up while property taxes will remain the same.

Jim Cardillo was surprised to learn that he was selected for a Rotary award. He saw it as a chance to spread the word about his volunteer work.

PULASKI – Breakfast in Bethlehem at New Bedford Presbyterian Church in Pulaski consisted of children making cinnamon rolls, and Mackenzie McCalthy had fun creating and eating hers.

GROVE CITY – Grove City officials are considering an ordinance that would limit the number of cats and dogs that can be housed at individual properties in the borough.

GROVE CITY — State Rep. Tedd Nesbit could face a driving under the influence charge after a weekend traffic stop.

MERCER – After two consecutive years cutting property taxes, Mercer County has adopted a 2019 budget with no tax increase.

GROVE CITY – While Laurie Sloan was battling melanoma, she put her future in God’s hands, coming to terms with whatever came her way.

GROVE CITY – A Grove City woman who is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday says the key to a happy life is to be grateful for “all kinds of things.”

GROVE CITY – The Grove City episode of a Pennsylvania Cable Network show will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.