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Groundbreaking marks Rayburn company’s faith in Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen 4:11 a.m.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of CWM Environmental’s headquarters will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the West Hills Industrial Park in East Franklin. CWM purchased the 5.2-acre parcel on Park View Drive for $112,500 in September. The Armstrong County company, which tests municipal drinking water supplies, will consolidate ...

Kittanning shelter creating calm haven for interviewing young victims

By Brad Pedersen 4:11 a.m.
A small house on Arch Street in Kittanning is soon going to be transformed into a safe place for children to talk to police and ...

NuMine arsonist to serve up to five years in jail

By Brigid Beatty
William Ray Hulsey told Armstrong County President Judge Kenneth Valasek before his sentencing Tuesday that he deeply regretted burning down his neighbor’s house in NuMine ...

Former Gilpin man charged with sexual assault on girl

By Leader Times
A former Gilpin resident was placed in Armstrong County Jail this week on charges that he sexually assaulted a North Buffalo girl six years ago. Richard ...

Lenape students work on Habitat house in Kittanning

By Brad Pedersen
Lenape Technical students are putting their training to good use in Kittanning. Students from the electrical and environmental control classes are teaming up with the Armstrong ...

Apollo to assess owners of vacant properties

By Braden Ashe
Owners of vacant property in Apollo must pay registration fees to the borough in the coming months and pledge to comply with new standards or pay fines and penalties. The new standards and regulations to improve blighted and vacant property in ...

Wardens on the prowl for unlicensed dogs in Armstrong this week

By Brad Pedersen
Dog wardens will be canvassing Armstrong County this week looking for unlicensed or unvaccinated dogs. Armstrong County Dog Warden Matt Patrick and officers from six surrounding counties will be going door-to-door checking dog licenses and rabies vaccination tags Wednesday and Thursday. “We ...

New Police Interceptor hits the road in Kittanning

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning Police Department’s brand new Ford Police Interceptor patrol car is on the road this week. The department picked up its $32,000 sedan Saturday — a ...

Cleanup crews hitting Armstrong Rails to Trails in April

By Brigid Beatty
Members of the Armstrong Rails to Trails Association need help sprucing up a seven-mile stretch of trail during a cleanup day in April. Every year, volunteers participate in The Great American CleanUp of Pennsylvania and do their part by picking up ...

Armstrong agency gets money to help needy in emergencies

By Brad Pedersen
Community Action Agency of Armstrong County will begin giving out federal money to provide food and shelter to families who need these things after suffering losses in events like fires or flooding. The agency received $12,644 from the Federal Emergency Management ...

Ford City High School class of 1951 offering scholarship

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School’s class of 1951 will award a $2,000 college scholarship to a senior in the school’s final graduating class this year. “Going to college is an expensive endeavor, so we wanted to help someone from the high school ...

Paddlers prepare for annual Armstrong sojourn in May

By Brigid Beatty
With the last of the winter ice melting along local waterways, organizers of the 18th Annual Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn are turning their thoughts to warmer weather and making plans for this year’s Armstrong County canoe and kayaking trip. The sojourn, led ...

Bomb threat clears Apollo-Ridge High School

By Valley News Dispatch
Apollo-Ridge Jr./Sr. High School was evacuated shortly after noon today because a bomb threat was found at the high school, said Superintendent Matt Curci. The threat was assessed as “low-risk” Curci said, but the district is taking precautions to ensure …

Strike planned at ACMH Hospital in East Franklin on Tuesday

By Brad Pedersen
The 123-member union of licensed nurse practitioners and technicians at ACMH Hospital in East Franklin has planned a one-day strike for Tuesday. The strike is being called to protest “unfair labor practices and bad faith bargaining,” said Curtis Dahn, the union’s ...

Kittanning business gets new revenue stream

By Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning oil and gas company is expanding its distribution business to eastern Pennsylvania. The state’s public utility commission this month approved a request from Snyder Brothers to allow it to provide gas to PECO Energy, UGI Utilities, UGI Central ...

North Buffalo man charged with distributing child porn

By Brad Pedersen
A North Buffalo man was charged with distributing child pornography after agents with the state attorney general’s office raided the home where he was living ...

Armstrong schools put television programming online

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong School District is trying to make its television programming more accessible by putting it online through the ARIN Intermediate Unit. The district is working with the Indiana-based intermediate unit to stream its student-produced “Education Today” television broadcasts from Kittanning, Ford ...

Letters show Ford City had chance at cutting debt by more than $450K

By Julie Martin
Ford City let an offer to settle a $580,000 debt with the federal government for $116,200 expire in October without a council vote whether to accept it. The Economic Development Administration’s offer was sent to Council President Kathy Bartuccio and Borough ...

Ford City woman injured in crash

By Brigid Beatty
State police are investigating what caused 60-year-old Nancy Leightley of Ford City to lose control of her car and crash head-on into a tree along ...

Few changes on Armstrong primary ballot after withdrawal deadline

By Brad Pedersen
Wednesday’s deadline for withdrawing from the Armstrong County primary ballot saw only two Democrats take themselves out of the running: Ford City Councilman Gene Banks and Sugarcreek Township supervisors candidate James Judge. While few chose to withdraw from the May 19 ...

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