Mercer County, PA

Stoneboro, PAAllied News

Are you going to the Stoneboro Fair?

The 153rd Great Stoneboro Fair is officially a “go.”. “They’re excited. They’re ready to have a fair,” Scott Patton, fair board president, said of the community. The fair board decided in May that it would be safe to have the fair this year; it was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grove City Police File Charges Following Recent Homicide

Police in Mercer County have filed charges in connection with a homicide that occurred earlier this week. According to Grove City Police, officers were dispatched to a medical emergency just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Broad Street. Officers found the body of 53-year-old Gretchen Pallack...
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Hermitage, PAThe Herald

Today final day to register to compete in Herald-Tamie Junior Golf Tournament

The 73rd Herald-Tam O’Shanter Junior Golf Championship is set for Wednesday and Thursday at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage. Entrants 18th birthday must not fall before Sept. 1, 2021. Deadline to register is 6 p.m. today. Golfers fill out the entry form at Tamie. A parent’s signature is also required. All contestants must be residents of Mercer County or the Shenango Valley.
Lawrence County, PANew Castle News

Two still wanted in Wednesday drug roundup

The FBI in Pittsburgh is seeking two men who are wanted on grand jury indictments for selling narcotics in Lawrence and Mercer counties. Forrest Gilmore of New Castle and Jermell Johnson of Erie remain at large following a roundup of 25 accused narcotics dealers Monday by federal, state and local agents.
Mercer, PAThe Herald

Mercer's Daughertys win again at The Meadows

WASHINGTON, Pa. - For the second straight day, trainer William Daugherty, Jr. and owner Susan Daugherty, both of Mercer, produced a winner at The Meadows. The Daughertys triumphed Saturday with Mr Jeff, a 3-year-old trotter who broke his maiden in his 17th career start. He scored in 1:59.1. On Friday, the Daughertys visited the winners’ circle with their trotter Fly Past Hanover.
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Debbie Bellich, Ray Benedict honored for service to Community Action Partnership

WEST MIDDLESEX — In recognizing two long-standing members of the Community Action Partnership of Mercer County, Director Wilma Torres said, “You kept us stable, you kept us solid and you have been a wonderful person to work with.” Friday afternoon, Torres along with the board of directors of the CAPMC and guests, honored Debbie Bellich, who recently retired as the […]
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Grove City woman's death ruled homicide

GROVE CITY – Police continued Thursday to investigate the murder of a woman who was found dead Wednesday in Grove City. It was the second homicide in 48 hours in Mercer County. Gretchen Pallack, 53, of 129 S. Broad St., was pronounced dead at the scene at 3 p.m. by...
Cambria County, PAPittsburgh Post-Gazette

A labor shortage in farming? That's nothing new, area farmers say, but it's getting worse

At Vale Wood Farms in Cambria County, a group of high school kids is learning the right way to move a cow. The newest hires are getting up to speed — a process that could be more time consuming than usual this year, said Carissa Itle Westrick, the farm’s director of business development. After weeks of struggling to fill positions for full-time work with benefits, the farm decided to rely more heavily on part-timers.
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Murder victim was leaving husband, DA says

SHARON – When Serena Ann Schoeder said she planned to leave her husband, he allegedly responded by murdering her, Mercer County District Attorney Peter C. Acker said. Acker said George and Schoeder, 41, of Lemoore, Calif., were playing games in George’s mother’s trailer Monday night when George went to the bedroom and asked his wife to come with him. He then strangled her after she told him she was leaving. The couple had been married since January.

25 Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Lawrence and Mercer counties

PITTSBURGH - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh says 25 individuals face federal indictments for drug trafficking in Lawrence and Mercer counties. FBI agents joined with local drug task force officers to round up suspects this week. They arrested the suspects for allegedly trafficking multiple drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
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Jackson Center Man Among 25 Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Western PA and Beyond

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Twenty-five individuals have been named in two separate, but related, Indictments for trafficking multiple drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine and cocaine base, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced on Thursday. The defendants were arrested Thursday following a year-long investigation into drug trafficking in Mercer...
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Cooperation between agencies called key

After an investigation that resulted in indictments against 25 drug-trafficking suspects, FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent in Charge Mike Nordwall emphasized the importance of partnerships among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in large-scale probes covering multiple jurisdictions. “No one agency can do this by itself,” Nordwall said. “Today’s arrests...

As tax changes loom, farmers worry about the next generation

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Michael Kovach got into the farming business 13 years ago with the purchase of a 107-acre farm in Mercer County after retiring from the oil and gas industry at 39. “I’ve worked too hard on this piece of ground to really even consider the thought of...
Mercer County, PAMeadville Tribune

Hundreds of dead fish wash up at pond

PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP, Mercer County — Birdwatcher Mimi Hoffmaster went looking for wildlife Tuesday morning at the wildlife propagation area along West Lake Road, but found something else — thousands of dead fish. In the northern pond near Shenango River Lake, the fish lined the pond’s shores and a small island,...
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Police Investigating Homicide in Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police are currently investigating the murder of a woman who was found dead in Grove City on Wednesday. According to the Sharon Herald, Mercer County Coroner John Libonati said 53-year-old Gretchen Pallack, of Broad Street, was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16.
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County COVID cases up slightly, but hospitalizations down

Mercer County’s number of new COVID-19 cases for this past week was up slightly, but still among the lowest of the year. The 40 cases recorded for the week that ended Saturday was up from the 34 of the week before, but still the second-smallest week of cases of 2021. Case numbers were up slightly, but hospitalizations were down to […]
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UPDATE: Mercer, Lawrence county residents accused of drug trafficking

NEW CASTLE – After a year-long investigation into drug trafficking, including authorized cell-phone wiretaps, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh obtained indictments charging 25 suspects — including 17 from Mercer County and three from Lawrence County— multiple law enforcement agencies announced Thursday. Most of the individuals are in federal custody,...
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Pittsburgh FBI finds people connected to recent drug arrests

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh FBI office is looking for people related to drug arrests that happened Thursday morning in Mercer and Lawrence counties. Federal and state agencies including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Pennsylvania State Police announced 25 people in Lawrence and Mercer counties were indicted for drug trafficking.