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Family escapes house fire in Kittanning

By Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning mother called 911 and ensured her children and dogs got outside safely when she realized her house was on fire Thursday evening. Megan Rehrer, 35, of 1330 N. Water St. got her children out of the home and then ...

Armstrong County Jail commitments since Dec. 13

By Tribune-Review
The following were committed to the Armstrong County Jail since Dec. 13: • Andrew Frederick Willis, 39, of Cadogan, on a bench warrant for failure to comply. Bail was set at $4,008.09. • Timothy Justin Bureau, 28, address unknown, on a ...

Kittanning, Kiski police getting trained to help abuse victims

By Brad Pedersen
Kittanning and Kiski police will be working with HAVIN of Kittanning on a program to help police identify when domestic violence victims are in life-threatening situations and then connect them immediately with counselors. The Lethality Assessment Program that begins Jan. 15 ...

Teachers at 2 Armstrong schools go casual for a cause

By Brad Pedersen
Teachers at Dayton and Shannock Valley elementary schools are using casual Fridays to raise money to buy gifts and groceries for needy families during the holidays. Teachers who want to wear jeans to school on Fridays have to donate at least ...

Crash leaves Burrell Township family without father, friend

By Julie E. Martin
Tina Smeltzer would have been celebrating Bobby Sweet’s birthday Monday. Instead, she will attend his funeral. Her fiance and father of their two children died when ...

Project Joy lifts Christmas spirits at Armstrong County Health Center

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Health Center’s multipurpose room was overflowing with Christmas spirit Thursday when about 100 residents donned Santa hats to celebrate the holiday. Christmas carols ...

Armstrong County adopts $20.7 million budget, maintains tax rate

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County commissioners on Thursday adopted a $20.7 million budget that keeps the tax rate at 17.5 mills. The county will use about $465,000 of its $1.2 million general fund to balance the budget — a move financial adviser Carly Cowan ...

Armstrong man dies in single-vehicle crash

By Leader Times
An Armstrong County man died in a single-vehicle wreck early Thursday. Coroner Brian K. Myers said Robert P. Sweet Jr., 46, of Burrell Township was driving east on Cochrans Mill Road at about 12:10 a.m. when he lost control of his ...

Samples show Plumcreek gas leaks aren’t methane

By Brigid Beatty
Gas samples taken from two abandoned water wells in Plumcreek Township – in the same area where last month a house exploded – revealed natural unprocessed gas, not methane as was initially believed. “We know it’s not methane and it’s not ...

House fire quickly snuffed in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
No one was injured when a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the attic of a Ford City triplex. The blaze started just after 1 ...

Officials get early start on NuMine bridge replacement planning

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County residents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the Hoosick’s Mill Road bridge replacement project on Route 85 in Cowanshannock on Thursday at the NuMine Municipal Building. Construction isn’t expected to begin on the bridge along South ...

Generous Leechburg boy receives Christmas surprise from secret Santa

By Braden Ashe
It was two Sundays before Christmas and all through Angie King’s Leechburg house, not a creature was stirring — not even their two dogs and ...

Donation another step toward new roof at Cowansville veterans center

By Brad Pedersen
The Mechling Shakley Veterans Center in Cowansville has received a $600 donation that puts it one step closer to getting a new roof for its dormitory. A dozen members of the Keystone Kruisers, an Armstrong County classic car club, on Wednesday ...

Students perform Christmas program at Kittanning health center

By Brigid Beatty
Christmas carols and chiming bells rang through the halls and brought smiles to residents and staff at the Armstrong County Health Center in Kittanning on ...

Final phase of Leechburg’s sewer separation project delayed

By Braden Ashe
The final phase of Leechburg’s sewer separation project will begin about three months later than anticipated. The project, which involves the separation of stormwater and sanitary sewer lines through about 60 percent of the borough, had been on pace to break ...

Kittanning website being upgraded after borough purchase

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning again has control over the borough’s website and is working with a state organization to give it an upgrade. Earlier this month, council voted 6-0 to purchase www.kittanningborough.com from Councilman David Croyle for $750. “We’re looking forward to getting the ...

Musician memorialized with portrait at Lenape Elementary

By Brad Pedersen
A lifelong Ford City pianist is being memorialized with a portrait in the music room of Lenape Elementary School. When Wallace Tylinski died last December, his ...

South Buffalo church nears end of more than a century of worship

By Brigid Beatty
For more than a century, generations of worshippers have passed through the doors of Rogers Chapel in McVille in South Buffalo to attend services, but ...

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