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Rayburn businessman honored for charitable work

By Brad Pedersen 12:31 a.m.
A Rayburn business owner is being recognized on Thursday as a small business hero for his charitable efforts. Walter Aguirre, owner of the L.A. Taco truck, will receive the 2014 Pittsburgh Small Business Community Heroes award from Direct Energy and …

Heavy rains pour through Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen
A lightning show and heavy rains on Sunday kept residents and emergency responders in Armstrong County busy into Monday morning dealing with minor floods and about a dozen downed trees and power wires. “I heard it pouring pretty hard last …

Kittanning considers restricting dock access

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning Borough hopes to free prime parking spots at Riverfront Park’s public docks by making them off-limits next boating season from midnight until dawn. At …

West Mahoning toddler run over by pickup truck

By Julie E. Martin
A West Mahoning toddler died on Thursday when she was struck by a pickup truck outside her home. The truck’s driver backed over 18-month-old Martha M. Byler of 23745 Route 954 about 5 p.m., according to a statement from Indiana …

Grand opening of West Kittanning community building will merge past, present

By Brad Pedersen
After more than a year of construction, West Kittanning officials are ready to celebrate the grand opening of the borough’s new community building on Arthur Street. Council plans to host an open house on Aug. 3 to give residents their …

Locals urged to report, not kill honeybees

By Brigid Beatty
Arborists and beekeepers, protected by veiling and gloves, worked together for much of the day on Friday to safely remove a honeybee colony from a …

Manor woman trains blood-tracking dogs with hopes of helping state hunters

By Brigid Beatty
When Susan Edwards of Manor gets a call from a hunter looking for help to find a wounded deer, her trained and leashed blood-tracking dogs …

Kittanning firefighters set to muster up a good time in 125th year

By Julie E. Martin
As Kittanning Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. 1 turns 125 this year, its kick-off celebration is deviating from tradition. “We didn’t want to do a parade,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Kline said. “A parade is an hour and it’s done. …

Duck Derby helps keep Armstrong theater group afloat

By Brad Pedersen
About 500 rubber ducks are going to help keep a half-dozen theatrical productions afloat in Armstrong County. For the past 10 years, the Armstrong County Community Theater’s Rubber Duck Derby at Falcon Park in Ford City has been one of …

Apollo Borough embarks on rental reform with notices to landlords

By Braden Ashe
Apollo Borough will issue notices next week to landlords who have yet to comply with a newly adopted rental ordinance and allow 10 days before penalties take effect. Council passed a rental ordinance last month designed to give landlords and …

Family to rebuild Manor home destroyed by fire

By Brad Pedersen
A Manor family plans to rebuild their home on Iseman Hill Road that was destroyed by fire late Wednesday afternoon. Homeowner Chris Fetterman on Thursday walked around the remains of his home, where he and his wife, Christi, and sons, …

Armstrong Concert Band performing Saturday in Ford Cliff

By Brigid Beatty
Music lovers will have a chance to listen to local musicians perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday at the Ford Cliff fire hall along Neale Avenue. The Armstrong Concert Band, under the direction of Jason Venesky, will be performing …

EPA finds no contamination from Parks Township nuclear dump

By Mary Ann Thomas
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not find any radiological or chemical contamination from the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township in the sediment of the Kiski River or water in abandoned coal mines under the dump. The EPA conducted …

Late afternoon fire destroys Manor home

By Brad Pedersen
Fire destroyed a home on Iseman Hill Road in Manor late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from several companies responded to the home of Christopher and Christi …

Rural Valley day care opening in former American Legion building

By Brigid Beatty
A new Rural Valley day care and preschool facility will host an open house on Saturday in a yellow brick building along Line Street previously …

Waterline break closes Apollo-Ridge schools

By Tribune-Review
The Apollo-Ridge high school and middle school will be closed to the public through the weekend and reopen on Monday because a waterline broke in the school on Tuesday, Business Manager Jennie Ivory said. The 4-inch line broke in the …

Armstrong sheriff replaces patrol cars with newer models

By Julie E. Martin
The Armstrong County Sheriff’s Department’s fleet of vehicles was back up to full force on Tuesday with the addition of two used police cars. The department replaced its two out-of-commission Chevy Impalas with two 2011 Ford Crown Victorias. The cars …

Leechburg Area School District contracts with Pittsburgh firm for online database

By Braden Ashe
Leechburg Area School District will begin paying for an online database to better analyze student performance and craft curricula. The school board on Tuesday agreed to pay the Pittsburgh-based OnHand Schools about $14,000 annually through the 2016-17 school year for …

Stuff the Bus in East Franklin Saturday

By Brad Pedersen
With the first day of school just under a month away, two nonprofits are getting ready to send Armstrong County students back to class loaded with supplies. The Kittanning Salvation Army and New Life Center in Ford City are collecting …

Kittanning event raising money for Drugs Kill Dreams

By Julie E. Martin
Walter Aguirre wants his young children to grow up in a neighborhood that’s safer and better than the one where he was raised in Los Angeles. The Rayburn resident is working to make that happen by hosting an event on …

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