‘Prisoner’ cracks up cast
Mel Edison has just lost his job of more than 20 years and is having trouble coping with unemployment and the daily aggravations of his neighborhood.
Momentum builds for soapbox derby
Soapbox derby cars are shaping up in shop class at Sharpsville High School for the upcoming adult fundraiser race for the Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids soapbox derby race later in June.
Unveiling of Rockwell Sharon Steel prints set
A brief unveiling of six donated commemorative prints of Norman Rockwell paintings the famed illustrator did of Sharon Steel Corp. employees will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley on Sharpsville Avenue in Sharon.
Pageant win gives woman ALS platform
Malinda Koncar lost her father, Ray Witkowski, to ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, on March 6. The 30-year-old woman from West Middlesex then applied for the Ms. Pennsylvania America 2013 title as part of her mission to raise awareness for the disease. And she won.
River Watchers pick up big environmental award
When the Shenango River near Pymatuning State Park was clogged with forest debris, the Shenango River Watchers harnessed some unique horsepower to clear the river and open it to recreation. Their novel approach to conservation will be honored with a 2013 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award, that has been announced by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
Shot on location, movie a post-Victorian drama
An independent filmmaker and composer with local roots, Scott Nelson, hopes to bring northwest Pennsylvania’s historic beauty and rich heritage to the silver screen with his latest work in progress, “A Simple Life,” a locally inspired post-Victorian drama he believes will touch the hearts of many.
Happy Easter! It’s not a belated sentiment for faithful Orthodox Christians, who by now have already celebrated “Pascha” today.
Winner arts center opens with auction
The work of John L. Lloyd, renowned impressionist landscape painter, will be displayed and a select number will be auctioned Friday at the grand opening gala for the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center.
LTI’s HOSA team wins gold
The Health Occupations Students of America Competition Team from Laurel Technical Institute, Sharon, returned from their state leadership conference in Lancaster with medals.
Commodore Perry students place 1-2 in spelling bee
With a precise spelling of “s-u-c-c-i-n-c-t,” Keane Cropp, a sixth-grade student from Commodore Perry, claimed the title of Mercer County PSEA Spelling Bee Champion.
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