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Family escapes house fire in Kittanning

By Julie E. Martin 3:31 p.m.
A woman and her two children escaped a fire that severely damaged their Kittanning home Thursday evening. Crews responding to the call at about 7 p.m. found the ground level of the single family home at 1330 N. Water St. …

Project Joy lifts Christmas spirits at Armstrong County Health Center

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Health Center’s multipurpose room was overflowing with Christmas spirit Thursday when about 100 residents donned Santa hats to celebrate the holiday. Christmas carols ...

Armstrong County adopts $20.7 million budget, maintains tax rate

By Brad Pedersen 4:00 p.m.
Armstrong County commissioners on Thursday adopted a $20.7 million budget that keeps the tax rate at 17.5 mills. The county will use about $465,000 of its $1.2 million general fund to balance the budget — a move financial adviser Carly Cowan ...

Armstrong man dies in single-vehicle crash

By Leader Times
An Armstrong County man died in a single-vehicle wreck early Thursday. 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 ...

Samples show Plumcreek gas leaks aren’t methane

By Brigid Beatty 4:00 p.m.
Gas samples taken from two abandoned water wells in Plumcreek Township – in the same area where last month a house exploded – revealed natural unprocessed gas, not methane as was initially believed. “We know it’s not methane and it’s not ...

House fire quickly snuffed in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
No one was injured when a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the attic of a Ford City triplex. The blaze started just after 1 ...

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 ...

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