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Company supplies industry worldwide with products made in South Buffalo

By Brigid Beatty
AP Services – a manufacturing company in Armstrong County that makes products for the power industry at home and abroad – is thriving, hiring and was recently recognized as a best-in-class company. “We make gaskets and packing – anything to ...

Armstrong River Hawks to debut alma mater, fight songs tonight

By Brad Pedersen 4:21 a.m.
The new anthem of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School will debut tonight before the River Hawks first football game. “There’s not a day that goes by where I’m not asked about the new school’s alma mater, so we’re excited to get to ...

Lions Club hosts second Worthington race for charity

By Brigid Beatty 4:21 a.m.
Organizers of the Buffalo Creek 5K and half-mile Kids Race in North Buffalo are looking to increase participation in the fundraising event in its second ...

EDA rejects Ford City’s offer to repay debt over 50 years

By Julie E. Martin
An request by Ford City to be allowed to repay a $581,000 federal debt over 50 years has been rejected by the Economic Development Administration. A Ford City official said the borough has been told it must instead repay the debt ...

Defense seeks delay in start of Kittanning Township teen’s murder trial

By Julie E. Martin
The defense attorney for a Kittanning Township teen whose murder trial is scheduled to start next week has asked a judge to delay the proceedings until January. The request was made during a status conference in front of Armstrong County Judge ...

Adrian man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes

By Brigid Beatty
An Adrian man accused of raping a young girl was sentenced Tuesday to serve up to 10 years in prison as a result of his ...

Spontaneous street celebrations marked WWII’s end 70 years ago

By Chris Togneri
Everyone everywhere was dancing in the streets — sharing in the victory and relief at the war’s end in 1945. John Hufhand at his parent’s home ...

Hacker stuns Dayton family with computer takeover

By Julie E. Martin
Tanya Smith could not believe her eyes as she watched her computer being operated by a hacker somewhere in cyberspace. Bright green text scrolled against the ...

Kittanning fundraiser to help homeless pit bulls

By Brigid Beatty
Pit bulls often get a bad rap, but organizations like Thea’s Promise in Elderton want to change perceptions about the breed and in the process ...

Kittanning traffic snarls expected as bridge renovation work wraps up

By Julie E. Martin
The Kittanning Citizens Bridge will be reduced to one lane while contractors put a final coat of epoxy on the recently painted span’s deck. The alternating lane closures start today and are expected to last through the end of the ...

‘Drugs Kill Dreams’ celebrates 15th year in Armstrong County

By Julie E. Martin
As Gary DeComo’s Drugs Kill Dreams program turns 15, the Ford City-based district judge said he is as excited about the anti-drug program as he ...

East Franklin shopping trips help needy kids get ready for school

By Brad Pedersen
The Salvation Army in Kittanning got more than 130 area children ready to head back to school with new clothes and shoes during recent shopping trips in East Franklin. “This time of year is almost as big and busy as Christmas ...

West Shamokin closes band camp with new director

By Brigid Beatty
The West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School marching band fanned across the football field in Cowanshannock Friday during the final day of camp and under the ...

State agents arrest Ford City man on child porn charges

By Brigid Beatty
A 44-year-old Ford City man was arrested on child pornography charges Thursday morning by agents from the state Attorney General’s Office. Shawn Eugene Kunkle was arrested ...

Christian radio station off air while on the market

By Brad Pedersen
A 68-year-old Christian radio station licensed in Apollo and off-air since July 31 will be silent for at least six months. Management at WAVL-AM 910 applied for a permit from the Federal Communications Commission to remain off-air while its owner, the ...

Apollo fountain to return

By George Guido
After being dry for nearly three years, Apollo’s fountain is due to come back on by the end of next week. The fountain is at the town’s gateway near the Apollo Plaza. Several delays, including a search for a backflow valve, have ...

Ford City offers 50-year payment plan for its $581,000 federal debt

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City has asked the U.S. Economic Development Administration to allow it to pay off a $581,000 federal debt in $1,000 increments over the next 50 years. The letter to the EDA sent by Ford City Council President Kathy Bartuccio on ...

Search warrants aim to tie Rayburn killing to Armstrong jail escapee

By Brad Pedersen
As state police amass evidence to build a murder case against Robert Edward Crissman of Boggs, the Armstrong County district attorney’s investigation of the inmate’s escape on the day he is charged with killing a Rayburn woman is expected to ...

Lenape adult learning center in Manor offers free job-readiness classes, job training

By Brigid Beatty
Career prospects can be grim for people trapped in a cycle of poverty – especially for young parents struggling to earn a living wage. But ...

Gateway Clipper making 2 Armstrong County cruises in October

By Brigid Beatty
Fall’s brilliant colors will again be on display for passengers aboard cruises on the Allegheny River being sponsored for the second year by the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau. “Last year, we sold out in less than a day,” said Tourist Bureau ...

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