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Sharon was settled in 1795, incorporated as a borough on October 6, 1841, and incorporated as a city on December 17, 1918. The city operated under the PA third-class city charter until 2008, at which point it adopted a home rule charter under which the elected position of mayor was replaced with a hired city manager and financial officer.
The founding families of Sharon first settled on a flat plain bordering the Shenango River (this area is situated between two hills and is the current location of Sharon's downtown business district). According to local legend, the community received its name from a Bible-reading settler who likened the location to the Plain of Sharon in Israel.
Initially a center of coal mining, Sharon's economy transitioned to steelmaking and other heavy industry following the Industrial Revolution. Following the extensive national deindustrialization of the 1970s and 80's, the city's economy diversified and is now based primarily on light industry, education, health care, and social services.
The Frank H. Buhl Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Sharon is the home of Quaker Steak & Lube and Vocal Group Hall of Fame|The Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
~~~ Television ~~~
Because of Sharon's location on the Pennsylvania/Ohio border, it is served by WKBN-TV (CBS), WFMJ-TV (NBC), WYTV (American Broadcasting Company|ABC), WYFX-LD (Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox) and WFMJ-DT2|WBCB (CW Television Network|CW), all broadcast from nearby Youngstown, OH.
~~~ Radio ~~~
Sharon is served by AM broadcasting|AM radio stations such as WPIC|WPIC (790 AM), WKBN (AM)|WKBN (570 AM) (Youngstown, OH) and FM broadcasting|FM radio stations such as WYFM|WYFM/"Y-103" (102.9 FM), WLLF|WLLF/"The River" (96.7 FM) (Mercer, PA), WWGY|WWGY/"Froggy 95" (95.1 FM) (Grove City, PA), WMXY|WMXY/"Mix 98.9" (98.9 FM) (Youngstown, OH).
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