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Program bridges several disciplines for Kittanning students

By Brad Pedersen 12:46 a.m.
A physics class changed the way Kittanning High School junior Natalie Foster looks at bridges. “When I drove across a bridge before, there was never the question of if it will hold me and all the other cars,” Foster said. …

Zombies go on the run at West Shamokin High

By Brigid Beatty 12:47 a.m.
Run with ‘zombies’ at West Shamokin fundraiser …

Grievance holding up police hiring in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin 12:47 a.m.
Ford City’s mayor is asking borough council to hire more part-time patrolmen, but a member of its police committee says that cannot happen until an arbitration hearing for a labor grievance filed by full-time officers is finished. The grievance was …

Lenape Tech opening center for adult training Thursday in Manor

By Brad Pedersen
Lenape Technical School in Manor on Thursday will open its nearly $2 million adult education center that has been under construction for a year. The …

Hearing addresses questions about proposed West Franklin limestone mine

By Brigid Beatty
Questions about dust and the impact a proposed Armstrong County limestone mine would have on water quality were the focus of a public hearing attended by about 20 people Tuesday in the Worthington-West Franklin fire hall. The hearing was part …

Leechburg councilwoman resigns; applicants sought

By Braden Ashe
Leechburg Borough is seeking applicants interested in filling a vacancy left by Councilwoman Sheran Kupas’ resignation. Kupas submitted a brief letter of resignation to council on Tuesday, citing “personal issues” as reason for her departure. She provided no additional details …

Kittanning paving projects starting; completion expected within a week

By Julie E. Martin
Paving begins Wednesday on Kittanning’s latest street improvement project, and the bulk of the work is expected to be finished by the end of next week. Pittsburgh’s Tresco Paving is updating eight sections of borough streets, taking them down to …

Grants boost tunnel, trail work in Clarion and Armstrong counties

By Brigid Beatty
The Allegheny Valley Land Trust has more than $1 million in funding to fix a defunct and run-down train tunnel and transform it into a safe passage along a recreational trail after being awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department …

VA seeks input on services at Ford City clinic

By Brad Pedersen
Increased services and a possible change in location are in the works for a Ford City outpatient clinic for veterans. Veterans Affairs will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the National Guard Armory, 108 Valley View Drive, Ford …

Ford City joining growing fight against blight

By Julie E. Martin
An effort to restore rundown properties and return them to the tax rolls is being tagged as the “Blight to Life” initiative by the Ford City planning commission. “If we get rid of some of the blight, I think Ford …

Armstrong County to try Welshman on indecent assault, related charges

By Chuck Biedka
A citizen of Wales residing in Leechburg will stand trial in Armstrong County Court on charges that he inappropriately touched two young girls on several …

Valley Township couple goes all out for Halloween

By Brigid Beatty
On a lonely stretch of road in Valley Township, motorists slow to a crawl as ghoulish scarecrows, witches, evil clowns and other ghastly apparitions loom …

Progressive Workshop open houses Thursday in Kittanning, Rayburn

By Brigid Beatty
Staff and employees at the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County’s three facilities in Kittanning and Rayburn are looking forward to showing folks what the organization …

Volunteers answer call to duty at veteran’s center in Cowansville

By Brad Pedersen
Derrick Paco Littlejohn quietly watched a group of 75 Home Depot employees work Friday to fix up the Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center in Cowansville. Littlejohn, who …

Armstrong commissioners leery about Wolf’s severence tax proposal

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County commissioners are not ready to support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s proposal to add a tax on natural gas production because of uncertainties of how that extra revenue would be distributed in the state. “With a severance tax, …

Ford City official: Rift at heart of records request

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City’s mayor has received a Right-to-Know request for information about activities of the borough’s police department. What makes the request unusual is it came from Councilwoman Vicki Schaub. Schaub, who is a member of the council’s police committee, in …

Ford City native jazzing it up at big name festival in Florida

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City will be well-represented this weekend at an international jazz festival in Florida when one borough native takes to the stage and another returns …

Ford City man arrested for making video of parking dispute

By Julie E. Martin
A Ford City man was hit with felony wiretapping charges for reportedly recording on a cellphone an encounter with a woman who called police to complain he had blocked her car in a parking space in front of his house. …

Drivers concerned with changes at Kittanning intersection

By Brad Pedersen
PennDOT’s removal of green arrow traffic signals regulating turns at the Edgewood intersection near Kittanning has some drivers complaining and others worried that the change is going to lead to crashes. “There are no signs telling drivers they need to …

Salvation Army struggles to meet growing need in Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen
The Kittanning Salvation Army has fallen on hard times and is looking for ways to help itself so it can continue its iconic mission of …

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