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Problem-solvers face off in Armstrong County Sea, Air and Land Challenge

By Liz Hayes
When “Rex” failed on his first try to drop two wooden blocks into elevated boxes, the Freeport Area students operating the robot weren’t discouraged. They immediately began brainstorming ways to improve their device before the final run Saturday afternoon at the ...

Apollo Historical Society will honor Nellie Bly at 151st birthday celebration

By Debbie Black
Nellie Bly is Apollo’s favorite famous person, and her legacy and life still capture interest a century-and-a-half after her birth. For Apollo-Ridge High School seniors ...

Templeton man dies in 1-vehicle crash

By Tribune-Review
A Templeton man died when his truck crashed early Friday morning on River Road in Armstrong County. Robert A. Morrow, 56, was traveling just north of McMillen Road when his GMC pickup left the road, struck an embankment and slid on ...

Funding cuts have some questioning future of bus routes in Kittanning

By Julie E. Martin
The future of bus routes in Kittanning may depend on whether council is willing to reverse a recent decision to cut funding to Town and Country Transit — the agency that operates the service. Council voted 4-3 recently not to contribute ...

Vandals paint vulgar words, pictures on 5 West Kittanning homes

By Brad Pedersen
Three West Kittanning officials — and five residents — woke up Friday morning to find obscene and homophobic drawings and words sprayed onto their homes ...

Heroin overdoses, deaths spiking in Armstrong County

By Julie E. Martin
There have been four times the number of drug overdose deaths in Armstrong County this year than there were during the same time frame in 2014. Twenty-eight overdoses, 12 resulting in deaths, have been reported since early January. Five of the ...

Thief steals peony bush, memories in Manor

By Julie E. Martin
When Vanessa Haneke looks at the hole in the ground near her burned-out house, she sees more than a missing peony bush taken by thieves. “To some it’s just a plant, but it was the last memento we had of my ...

Burrell farmer and pilot builds what he flies

By Brigid Beatty
In many ways, Joe Hanz seems a lot like most farmers around Armstrong County – tending to his horses, cattle and chickens on 280 acres ...

Rosebud eliminates its trucking business in Kittanning

By Julie E. Martin
A mining company this week closed the trucking division it has operated in Kittanning since 2004. Rosebud Mining, which has been reducing its workforce of its trucking division in the last few years, laid off its 14 remaining truck drivers on ...

Group pushes to have Allegheny River designated as state water trail in Armstrong

By Julie E. Martin
A group of Armstrong County business owners, officials and residents is pushing to have the stretch of Allegheny River that flows through the county recognized as a Pennsylvania Water Trail to get it more statewide attention. The river is ...

Bridge projects on display at Northpointe open house

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County residents are going to have an opportunity to weigh-in on plans to replace bridges in Cowanshannock, North Buffalo and West Franklin this summer. Officials from Pittsburgh’s Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, which will replace bridges as part of a public-private ...

Sweep turns up no drugs at Armstrong schools

By Brad Pedersen
Students at Ford City, Kittanning and West Shamokin high schools were locked down in their classrooms Thursday morning while law enforcement officers and their trained dogs went on a search for drugs. Nothing was found at any of the schools, but ...

Armstrong students learn outside classroom at Envirothon

By Brad Pedersen
The Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center turned into a classroom Wednesday for about 50 Armstrong County students at the Envirothon — a competitive event to ...

Charges lodged for break-ins throughout Armstrong, Indiana counties

By Brigid Beatty and Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning man jailed for burglary last week faces more charges for his alleged involvement in a February theft spree in North Buffalo. Raine Lawson Mechling, ...

Manor, Ford City eye merging crime watch groups

By Brad Pedersen
A recent wave of vandalism could revive Manor’s crime watch program and strengthen similar efforts in Ford City. The idea to unify crime watch groups came during a meeting this week in which about 45 people at the Manor fire hall ...

Ford City officials curious why grant wasn’t awarded for water plant

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City officials want to know why the borough received approval for a state loan instead of a grant to build its water plant on Neale Avenue. The answer from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority — which approved the $3.2 million ...

Store sales to benefit HAVIN in Kittanning

By Brigid Beatty
A soon-to-open artisan boutique in downtown Kittanning will have many pitching in to make it profitable – all with the goal of raising funds for ...

Long-term illegal dumping found in East Franklin

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning energy company Snyder Brothers and police are trying to get to the bottom of a mess in East Franklin. A hillside there is covered in garbage that an employee of the coal mining arm of Snyder Brothers found Tuesday ...

Kittanning man sentenced on forgery, other charges

By Brigid Beatty
A 41-year-old Kittanning man with a history of counterfeiting, who last year led police on a high-speed chase through the Dayton area, was sentenced Tuesday ...

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