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Kittanning Municipal Authority seeks agreement to clarify its role

By Julie E. Martin
An aborted takeover of the Kittanning Municipal Authority by the borough has prompted it to seek an agreement that more clearly spells out its autonomy as an independent governmental board. The authority was created in 2000 to upgrade and operate the borough’s sewage plant. Attorney Bob Zunich said the authority would like ...

Lenape students earn berth in national SkillsUSA competition

By Brad Pedersen
Two teams of Lenape Technical School students are heading to Louisville, Ky., for the SkillsUSA national competition next month. The students earned their spots by taking first place in the Health Knowledge Bowl and Automated Manufacturing events last month at a ...

Police boost efforts to aid child victims in Armstrong County

By Brigid Beatty
A team of experts in Armstrong County who specialize in interviewing child victims and witnesses of crime received a show of support from state and ...

Leader Times staffers recognized for journalism excellence by Press Club

By Leader Times
Leader Times staffers made it to the finals of the Golden Quill contest for the first time in several years but came home without the ...

Bradys Bend veteran creates Memorial Day tribute to fallen warriors

By Brigid Beatty
Marine veteran Silvio Andreassi of Bradys Bend has been busy making crosses out of scrap wood in his garage to build a Memorial Day display ...

Armed bandit holds up Leechburg gas station

By Chuck Biedka
A armed bandit made off with cash from a Leechburg gas station Thursday evening. The robber walked into the Sunoco store at 265 Market St. at about 9:15 p.m., pointed a pistol at a clerk and got an unknown amount of ...

Virginia man to stand trial in Armstrong molestation case

By Chuck Biedka
A Virginia man will stand trial in Armstrong County on charges he molested a 7-year-old girl in Gilpin. Charges were held for court this week against Richard Faulkner, 59, of 5309 Ecoff Ave., Chester, Va. The local attack reportedly took place in ...

Grant spending to improve homes extended another year in Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County officials will have an extra year to spend the remaining $15,000 of a $200,000 grant for making homes of low-income senior citizens handicapped accessible. State Department of Community and Economic Development officials agreed to extend the accessible housing grant ...

Commissioners pledge $9,300 more to Kittanning revitalization project

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Courthouse Annex in Kittanning will get new sidewalks to match the rest of the ones replaced on Market Street as part of an ongoing downtown renovation project. The commissioners approved a plan to give $9,300 in Marcellus shale ...

Kittanning business celebrates renovations in its 43rd year

By Brigid Beatty
The owners of a Kittanning business established more than 40 years ago are celebrating the completion of a newly remodeled store showroom by hosting a ...

Absentee ballots don’t change results in Armstrong commissioners primary

By Brad Pedersen
Unofficial results of the primary vote for Armstrong County Commissioners went unchanged when 135 absentee ballots were counted Wednesday morning. In the races for second place that were too close to call on election night, Republican Dave Battaglia and Democrat ...

Police investigating attack on boy near Kittanning Rails to Trails

By Julie E. Martin
A 9-year-old boy was dragged from the Rails to Trails recreational path in Kittanning into a nearby alley and beaten up while a group of teens he didn’t know watched, his grandmother said Wednesday. Theresa Luffey said one of the boys ...

Tight Armstrong commissioner race comes down to absentee votes

By Brad Pedersen
While the top vote-getters in the Armstrong County commissioners race were clear, it was too close to call for the second-place Republican and Democratic candidates ...

Questers view fruits of donation at Kittanning museum

By Brigid Beatty
The Nellie Bly chapter of Questers in Kittanning met Monday at The Armstrong County Historical Museum on North McKean Street to see how their donation ...

Project a modern approach to commemorating Ford City’s past

By Brigid Beatty
Ford City students for the past several weeks have been finding ways to tell the story of their town and school’s past using dance, poetry ...

Rural Valley students wage ‘war’ to raise money for autism research

By Brigid Beatty
An all-out fundraising war waged by students in Rural Valley at Shannock Valley Elementary School — fueled by a teacher’s desire to bring awareness to autism — has raised $3,253 in a week. The Penny Wars Project, in which students in ...

Armstrong School District officials OK tax hike in preliminary budget

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong School District officials have projected a 2.5 percent tax increase in the district’s preliminary budget for next year, in case state funding falls short. With a 6-0 vote, the school board approved the preliminary budget, which calls for a tax ...

Ford City Council calls in help to deal with $580K grant default

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council has enlisted the help of a former federal official as members pursue a solution to a grant default of about $580,000. Borough resident Don Mains served as a deputy assistant secretary for economic development at the federal Department ...

Fifth generation last in line for 150-year-old farm in Wayne

By Brigid Beatty
David Rumbaugh’s red brick house on Pine Springs Farm stands solidly in Wayne at Route 1018 and Cornfield Road, marking the passage of time for ...

Candidates spend $60,000 on Armstrong commissioners primary

By Brad Pedersen
The 15 candidates for Armstrong County Commissioners spent nearly $60,000 while campaigning for the Tuesday primary election. The majority spent less than $10,000 on campaigns, while two candidates — Republican incumbent Dave Battaglia and Democrat Pat Fabian — each boasted five-figure ...

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