Saturday Night
40°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
99%
Sunday
47°
Partly Sunny
1%
Sunday Night
31°
Mostly Clear
5%
Monday
52°
Mostly Sunny
6%
Monday Night
33°
Clear
6%
Tuesday
58°
Mostly Sunny
10%
Tuesday Night
42°
Partly Cloudy
19%
Wednesday
59°
Chance Rain Showers
52%
Wednesday Night
46°
Rain Showers Likely
70%
Thursday
56°
Rain Showers Likely
60%
Thursday Night
34°
Chance Rain Showers
30%
3 Day
Extended
Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Photo by Shelley Grieshop/The Daily Standard

Mercer County sales taxes in December were up almost 1 percent compared with statewide figures that dropped almost 10 percent. The news is good, although officials aren't sure it will last due to recent employee lay-offs and other fiscal setbacks of local companies.

Related online story:
The holiday shopping season was slightly more profitable locally than in 2007, despite the tanking U.S. economy.
Sales taxes collected in December [More]
Additional pictures on this date