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Chicora man charged after entering East Franklin home

By Julie E. Martin
A Chicora man found passed out Monday morning in the East Franklin home of a family he did not know has been charged with felonies for burglary and trespassing. Zachary Piper, 19, entered through an unlocked door at a house ...

Armstrong superintendent has deep roots in school district

By Brad Pedersen 2:21 a.m.
July has been a homecoming for Armstrong School District Superintendent Chris DeVivo. “I was born and raised in Armstrong County and the Armstrong School District. I ...

‘Worst street’ in Kittanning may get federal help

By Julie E. Martin 2:21 a.m.
Help may be on the way for residents of a crumbling Kittanning street, but some are concerned it won’t come fast enough. Officials are exploring the possibility of using federal Community Development Block Grant money to repave Campbell Street. “It’s a ...

West Kittanning fire leaves man homeless

By Julie E. Martin
A fire in a West Kittanning apartment Sunday left one man homeless and took the lives of his pets. Gary Krannacker, 79, stepped out early in ...

Sign ordinance on the horizon in West Kittanning

By Brad Pedersen
After nearly two years of discussion, West Kittanning Council is readying an ordinance to govern billboards and advertising signs. Although it was not discussed in depth Monday night, officials revealed they developed an ordinance to govern many aspects of all advertising ...

Armstrong families following trend when it comes to pets

By Julie E. Martin
Stripes of red, white and blue adorned the tail of Scooby Doo the Pomeranian for Independence Day. “I’ve never had anything like this done before,” said ...

Open locks have Armstrong river businesses banking on better weather

By Julie E. Martin
Though a rainy June has put a damper on Allegheny River activity, boaters and businesses are buoyed by the hope of better days because the Armstrong County locks are open for recreational travel for the first time in three years. Terry ...

Apollo Independence Day celebration salutes those who sacrificed

By Liz Hayes
The Apollo Salute to the Armed Forces on Saturday was an acknowledgment of the price paid that allowed Americans to celebrate Independence Day. After the cornhole ...

Bethel trio of siblings celebrate 150 years of marriage

By Brigid Beatty
What is the secret to a long, happy marriage? Three Armstrong County siblings and their spouses seem to have it figured out as they prepare ...

New Armstrong Junior-Senior High facility to be shown off in August

By Brad Pedersen
After about two years of construction, the public will be able to get its first look at the completed Armstrong Junior-Senior High School in Manor on Aug. 22. “It’s a really impressive, beautiful building that will serve this district for a ...

Class of ‘74 returning for last dance at Kittanning High School

By Brad Pedersen
The last class in Kittanning Senior High School was in June, but there’s one final dance coming up in its  gymnasium. About 20 members of the school’s class of 1974 planned the dance for Aug. 22 after reminiscing about the time ...

SummerFest kicks off in Ford City

By Brigid Beatty
Close to 50 crafters and food vendors were hard at work Thursday afternoon setting up booths throughout the Ford City Memorial Park just hours before ...

Sheriff starts fundraising to buy drug-sniffing K-9 officer for Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen
Adding a drug-sniffing dog to Armstrong County’s roster won’t come cheap, so Sheriff Bill Rupert and Deputy Theresa Gipson are working to raise $40,000 to ...

Ford City targeting development of former industrial land

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City will look to Armstrong County for help in developing a former industrial site along Second Avenue. Council discussed development of the property formerly owned by PPG during a meeting of the borough’s finance committee Thursday morning. “The county has a ...

Armstrong fire departments sharpen river rescue skills

By Brad Pedersen
While most see the fast-moving, high, murky brown waters of Crooked Creek as reason to seek higher ground, about two dozen members of the Armstrong ...

Concert aims to heal wounds of Armstrong veterans

By Brigid Beatty
A Ford City man is turning to music to help heal the wounds of Armstrong County veterans. Steve Heffner is the driving force behind “Operation Bandage: ...

Grant helps Armstrong agency provide cribs to needy families

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County Children, Youth and Family Services will be able to help at least 10 area babies sleep a little easier after receiving a mini-grant from Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit. The agency Wednesday received 10 Safe Sleep Survival Kits, ...

Union to work while ATI talks continue

By Tom Yerace
Union steelworkers at ATI Flat-rolled Products plants remain on the job because of a contract extension reached late Tuesday. The contract between members of the United ...

Roof over Cowansville veterans center a ‘godsend’

By Brad Pedersen
Rain is going to quit leaking into the dormitory of the Mechling Shakley Veterans Center once a $50,000 steel roof paid for through donations and grants is put in place next week. “We had a need and the entire community came ...

Progressive Workshop welcomes new CEO at Kittanning meet-and-greet

By Brigid Beatty
Officials and community leaders stopped by the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County Tuesday to welcome the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer L. Michelle Uschock and ...

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