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Man robs Kittanning convenience store early Tuesday

By Leader Times
A man wearing a ski mask, sunglasses and brandishing a pistol robbed the Honey Bear Mini Mart in Kittanning early Tuesday and escaped with an undetermined amount of money. The man threatened the store clerk at about 2 a.m. before …

Armstrong spared worst of nor’easter’s wrath

By Brad Pedersen
A steady snowfall kept plows on the roads, but only caused problems for a couple of motorists in Armstrong County Monday. Most of the county’s main ...

Paving funds could go to housing repairs

By Brigid Beatty
It’s likely that grant money, which could have been used to pave a Kittanning street, will be funneled into housing rehabilitation projects. Borough officials had hoped to use the nearly $70,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money from last year ...

Ford City officials discuss code enforcement

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council on Monday discussed concerns about safety and code enforcement in the borough. The topic came up when a resident sought input from council on an issue with neighbors. The woman, who declined to provide her name because of ...

Plan hatched to make storefront hub of Armstrong event, services news

By Brad Pedersen
A Kittanning storefront exclusively housing the tourist bureau could become a hub for several Armstrong County organizations. Representatives from the Allegheny River Development Corp., Arts on the Allegheny, Downtown Kittanning Inc., Allegheny Land Trust, the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce ...

Armstrong beekeepers banding together in Kittanning

By Brigid Beatty
Raising healthy honeybees— keeping them productive and free from disease and the effects of harmful herbicides and pesticides — is an ongoing challenge for beekeepers, especially for those just starting. That’s why a few Armstrong County beekeepers are planning to ...

Kiski man’s death sparks calls for safety when ice fishing

By Julie E. Martin
The recent drowning death of a fisherman on Keystone Lake has increased awareness of how dangerous it can be to angle through the ice. “With the ...

Ford City Council overrides veto, police cuts stay

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council on Saturday overturned the mayor’s veto of the borough’s tax ordinance, meaning taxes will not go up this year. Mayor Marc Mantini on Jan. 15 vetoed the ordinance, which aimed to keep the borough’s tax rate at 17.4 ...

Numine man survives crash into icy river

By Julie E. Martin
As his vehicle careened toward the Allegheny River in Ford City Friday morning, there was one thought in Beau McEntire’s mind: “Something is going to happen, and whenever it does, I’ve got to get out of here.” The 20-year-old maintenance worker ...

Numine man escapes tragedy when car slides down bank into river

By Julie E. Martin
A Numine man suffered minor injuries when his Jeep skidded off a Ford City street and into the Allegheny River on Friday morning. Beau McEntire, 20, ...

Another threat yields no bomb at Armstrong high school

By Brad Pedersen
West Shamokin High School students were evacuated Friday afternoon when a student found “school go boom” scrawled over a boy’s room urinal about noon. State police ...

Corps advises to haul radioactive waste out of Parks Township dump

By Mary Ann Thomas
Lawmakers and residents are lining up to answer the question: Do they or do they not remove the radioactive waste at the dump in Parks Township? The Army Corps of Engineers recommends digging up the radioactive waste and hauling it ...

East Franklin meeting focuses on Affordable Health Care Act

By Julie E. Martin
With about three weeks left before the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act, an agency is offering at least one more chance for Armstrong County residents to learn about changes arising ...

Destroyed Plumcreek feed store to be rebuilt

By Brigid Beatty
A fire that destroyed the Drenk-hahn Farm Supply store in Plumcreek last month has not put a stop to its owners’ business operations. No one was injured in the early morning fire at the feed store at 299 Upper Cherry Run ...

Fire destroys Burrell Township home on remote road

By Leader Times
No one was hurt when a mobile home burned to the ground early Thursday afternoon in an isolated southern corner of Burrell Township. Crews from ...

Armstrong County man near deal in animal cruelty case

By Renatta Signorini
A tentative deal between prosecutors and an Armstrong County man accused of starving and abandoning his dog in Westmoreland County woods in October calls for ...

Apollo seeks ways to make crossing Route 66 safer

By Braden Ashe
Apollo officials will explore several options in improving pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 66/Astronaut Way and North Second Street, where an elderly woman was killed while crossing the street last month. Carol Lee Sells, a 70-year-old borough resident, was ...

School building’s fate at center of Ford City worries

By Brad Pedersen
While school closings in Ford City and Kittanning are inevitable, more people who spoke a public hearing Thursday were worried about three buildings’ fate than their closure. “I just hope somebody in the community or on the board can come up ...

Apollo officials interested in finding permanent home

By Braden Ashe
Apollo officials plan to look into finding a new borough building. Currently, the borough and police department lease space alongside Grandma’s House Childcare Center along First Street/Route 66. The lease there runs through April 2017, but allows for early termination ...

Kittanning YMCA waives sign-up fee

By Brigid Beatty
The Richard G. Snyder YMCA in Kittanning is waiving its sign-up fee for new members through Feb. 15. The one-time fee normally charged in addition to the cost of an annual membership can be as much as $150 for families who ...

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