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» The latest local news and deaths
» Links to past days' local news headlines and deaths for
1997 (available back to the 8/6/97; actual obits and links for full stories start in spring 2000. Older obituaries are NOT available online.)
» The Local Connection, an ongoing collection of Herald stories connecting local people and places to events in the news statewide, nationally or internationally
» Directory of local churches and religious services
» Bridal news -- Now you can have your wedding, engagement or anniversary online for distant friends and relatives to see
» Frequently asked questions for genealogists and other researchers on how The Herald and its archive can and can't help your search.
» Weekly and annual news chronology
WHAT YOU WON'T FIND ONLINE -- Much of our staff-produced content is available only in the print edition right now. The online version does not offer police news, births, or real estate transfers, among other often-sought content. What is online generally goes back no further than our May 1996 launch. There wasn't significant story content until early 2000.
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Local news archives and special packages:
» Read more about the flood of 1913 flood -- Download an electronic reprint of a 40-page, picture-filled book chronicling the flood.
» Buhl Day 2000 //
1996: Stories, events schedules and honorees' profiles for Buhl Day, the valley's annual picnic in the park -- a tribute the Buhls and the spirit of their gifts to the working man.
» Oakland Ave. viaduct implosion -- Coverage of the big boom, along with a history of the span and links to previous stories and photos
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Outlook 2001, the staff-written stories from our biggest print edition of the year.
» Our 15 seconds of fame:
The biggest earthquake in Pa. history was centered in Mercer County in September 1998, causing more excitement than damage.
Portrait of a Winner:
James E. Winner Jr.'s business ventures range from The Club to hotels and a pending Vocal Group Hall of Fame. He says his mission is simple: Save downtown Sharon and make the valley a better place to live. Read our 4-part series.
The twister of '47:
Billed as the worst disaster in Sharon's history, a tornado 50 years ago left death and destruction in its wake. Take a look back in stories and photos.
A house rests on its neighbor along York Way in Sharon.
» Comet Hale-Bopp 1997 World (Earth) Tour: See what Comet Hale-Bopp looked like from Mercer County and learn more about the comet.
» Valentine's Day essay contest: Readers share their stories of how they knew they had met "the one" they wanted to spend their lives with.
» Dedicated to the ones they love:
52 of our readers shared tales of romance, family and love. Read the top 5 winning entries.
» Recipes, recipes, recipes -- Browse all 226 reader-submitted recipes from our What's Cookin' in Your World contest cookbook.