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HARRISBURG — A new school rating website intended to provide more context and more detail about how schools are performing was unveiled by the state Department of Education on Thursday.

A Meadville man is headed to trial on charges that he punched a car window with his fist, shattering it, and grabbed a woman by the throat during a Highland Avenue domestic dispute.

Should the Democrats retain Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House of Representatives?


COCHRANTON — When the lights were lit in Cochranton on Friday night, it was a trip to holidays past. A few hundred people came out for the inaugural Heritage Christmas Display Light-Up Night, celebrating the community spirit of Christmas and the meaningful impact H. L. Moore and his company …

HARRISBURG – A move to change the way Medical Assistance busing is managed could save the state $15 million a year, but county officials worry about the problems the change could bring.

About 40 students from Conneaut Area Senior High School, under the direction of teachers Eugene Bocan and Mike Vorisek, picked up litter along the Pennsylvania shoreline of Pymatuning Reservoir on Nov. 7.

A musical Christmas cantata titled “An Evening in December” will be presented by a community choir at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Cambridge Springs and at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Cambridge Springs United Methodist Church.

HARRISBURG – Experts told a commission appointed to examine the state’s public pension system there are ways to save billions in cost, while concluding investment managers have underreported fees by another $3.8 billion.


The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum goes Hollywood for 2018’s Trees of Christmas celebration this and next weekend. Sponsored by the Meadville Garden Club, this year’s theme is “A Reel Classic Christmas” with decorations inspired by some of the silver screen’s most beloved films.

With a preliminary 2019 budget of $9.9 million that includes a deficit of $270,000, Meadville City Council began its tour through the details of next year’s projected revenues and expenditures Wednesday at the first of two special study sessions.


With under four hours remaining, the annual food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania so far remains below 6,000 pounds of nonperishable food donated.


The original plan was for Armendia Dixon to meet Lisbet Searle-White's mother, Jane White, who was in town from North Carolina. They had both grown up in Laurel, Mississippi, a town in the southeastern corner of the state beset by segregation during their childhoods.

HARRISBURG — State Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster County, was elected the new majority leader in the state House Tuesday, taking the position vacated when state Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, opted not to seek re-election.

COCHRANTON — Voluntary residential recycling in Cochranton will continue as Borough Council has approved a new three-year garbage collection contract as well as modifications to the borough's burning ordinance.

The Schwebel's Bakery Outlet in Meadville will close the Saturday after Thanksgiving, according to the Youngstown, Ohio-based bakery.

VERNON TOWNSHIP — Sen. Michele Brooks invites area residents to an open house in her Crawford County district office from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.


Meadville City Council has once again unanimously approved free holiday parking for the downtown area. As in the past, the two-hour limit for parking remains in effect even though parking is free.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.


If it takes seven minutes to fill an 80-gallon tub with just the cold tap open and eight minutes with just the hot tap open, how long will it take to fill a 562-acre reservoir with the skies open periodically — and if nearby residents run hoses from their backyards to the lake, will that mak…

As we start to shiver and search for the mittens and scarves that have not been seen since April, I thought one more quick trip north may be in order before the interstate resembles a bumper car ride at Conneaut Lake Park. (You know, the one they call “dodge 'em” but yet no one seems to know…


Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II, two Crawford County men, among the oldest remaining survivors of the war remaining in the region, vividly recall the battles and campaigns that shaped both history and their own lives. The two men fought on opposite sides of the world, but like …


In mid-October, we embarked on a five-day road trip through Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland region in hopes of writing a column about the area’s fall foliage. 

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