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Armstrong man dies in single-vehicle crash

By Leader Times 4:23 p.m.
An Armstrong County man died in a single-vehicle wreck early today. Coroner Brian K. Myers said Robert P. Sweet Jr. 46, of Burrell Township was driving east on Cochrans Mill Road at about 12:10 a.m. when he lost control of his 1998 Ford Expedition for an unknown reason. The SUV …

Officials get early start on NuMine bridge replacement planning

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County residents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the Hoosick’s Mill Road bridge replacement project on Route 85 in Cowanshannock on Thursday at the NuMine Municipal Building. Construction isn’t expected to begin on the bridge along South ...

Generous Leechburg boy receives Christmas surprise from secret Santa

By Braden Ashe
It was two Sundays before Christmas and all through Angie King’s Leechburg house, not a creature was stirring — not even their two dogs and ...

Donation another step toward new roof at Cowansville veterans center

By Brad Pedersen
The Mechling Shakley Veterans Center in Cowansville has received a $600 donation that puts it one step closer to getting a new roof for its dormitory. A dozen members of the Keystone Kruisers, an Armstrong County classic car club, on Wednesday ...

Students perform Christmas program at Kittanning health center

By Brigid Beatty
Christmas carols and chiming bells rang through the halls and brought smiles to residents and staff at the Armstrong County Health Center in Kittanning on ...

Final phase of Leechburg’s sewer separation project delayed

By Braden Ashe
The final phase of Leechburg’s sewer separation project will begin about three months later than anticipated. The project, which involves the separation of stormwater and sanitary sewer lines through about 60 percent of the borough, had been on pace to break ...

Kittanning website being upgraded after borough purchase

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning again has control over the borough’s website and is working with a state organization to give it an upgrade. Earlier this month, council voted 6-0 to purchase www.kittanningborough.com from Councilman David Croyle for $750. “We’re looking forward to getting the ...

Musician memorialized with portrait at Lenape Elementary

By Brad Pedersen
A lifelong Ford City pianist is being memorialized with a portrait in the music room of Lenape Elementary School. When Wallace Tylinski died last December, his ...

South Buffalo church nears end of more than a century of worship

By Brigid Beatty
For more than a century, generations of worshippers have passed through the doors of Rogers Chapel in McVille in South Buffalo to attend services, but ...

Dayton crash victim remains hospitalized

By Julie Martin
A Dayton man who crashed his car on icy roads in Wayne last week remains in fair condition at a Pittsburgh hospital for what police describe as major injuries. Harry J. Pelky, 59, was taken by helicopter from ACMH to Allegheny ...

Apollo residents urged to ‘take back community’

By Braden Ashe
Drug overdoses have claimed 15 lives in Armstrong County this year, with a 16th pending. According to county Coroner Brian Myers, the numbers are up from ...

Leader Times looking to share your favorite Christmas memories

By Tribune-Review
Do you have a Christmas memory that defines the season for you and yours? The Leader Times hopes to share your special memory with our readers this year in our annual Christmas Memories collection, which will be published on Dec. ...

Firm to put in 1,000 hours guiding Ford City through state program

By Julie E. Martin
The consultants hired to help Ford City avoid bankruptcy will work with council, staff and residents to examine how the borough is managed and suggest ways of doing it better. Four staff members from Civic Research Alliance of Mechanicsburg will spend ...

North Apollo Church of God serves dinner, gives gifts to those less fortunate

By Braden Ashe
In the second holiday season without her father, 3-year-old Arabella Campbell eagerly tore away the gift wrapping from her Christmas present Sunday in the North ...

Ford City looks for bigger hall to house crowd at council meetings

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City failed at its first try to find a bigger home for its borough council meetings. Approached last week by borough council, Ford City Hose Co. 1 voted against opening up its social hall for meetings. “It’s not happening. They’ll ...

Leaking gas found near site of earlier Plumcreek explosion

By Brigid Beatty
Another gas leak has been detected from an unused water well in the same area of Plumcreek Township where last month one ignited and blew up a home where a family of four was living. State inspectors and oil and gas ...

Second wave of drug arrests in Armstrong and neighboring counties

By Julie E. Martin
Law enforcement officers in a second day of arrests Friday picked up seven suspected drug dealers from Armstrong County and issued warrants for 25 more ...

Armstrong roundup targets drug dealer suspects

By Julie E. Martin
A roundup of two dozen drug dealer suspects operating in Armstrong and Clarion counties has proved what law enforcement officials have suspected: Much of the ...

Kittanning man Yeaples guilty in 2-year-old girl’s beating

By Brigid Beatty
A 23-year-old Kittanning man faces a minimum of five to 10 years in jail since a jury found him guilty Thursday of severely beating a ...

Ford City debates police staffing cuts in proposed 2015 budget

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City’s mayor says the borough’s 2015 budget could generate public outcry if passed, but some on council say there is no cause for alarm. “If this budget is not rejected, the people are going to be in an uproar,” ...

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