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Armstrong School District considers Saturdays in order to make up for missed time

By Brad Pedersen 7:48 a.m.
Armstrong School District officials are attempting to make up unscheduled snow days without having to reschedule its June 3 graduation ceremonies. That may require holding classes on one or two Saturdays, officials said. The district canceled classes Thursday — marking the eighth day lost to bad weather — but the district’s calendar ...

Armstrong agencies busy helping keep people warm during cold snap

By Julie E. Martin 7:48 a.m.
Sub-zero, record low temperatures in February have kept social service agencies busy helping those in need keep their overworked furnaces fired up. Dan Dodd, weatherization director at the Armstrong County Community Action Agency, said extremely cold temperatures significantly increased requests for ...

From Parker to Gilpin, Armstrong prepares for floods

By Brad Pedersen
For the last several weeks, Gilpin resident Mike Ferris has started his day by monitoring water and ice levels on the Allegheny River. Ferris checks ...

Kittanning YMCA offering fitness program unique to Pa.

By Brigid Beatty 7:48 a.m.
A new high-energy fitness program that originated on the West Coast has come to Pennsylvania – and the Richard G. Snyder YMCA campus in Kittanning is one of the only places in the state where it is offered. MixxedFit is the ...

Armstrong tourist bureau rethinking vote to move to East Franklin

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is rethinking its recent decision to move out of Kittanning to the Belmont Complex in East Franklin this year. “We’re looking at all of our options before we decide when, or even if, we end up ...

McGrann family to see ‘angel’s’ dream come true

By Julie E. Martin
Shanna Mechling’s fiance and their young daughter will celebrate the McGrann woman’s life, spirit — and birthday — in the Florida locale she longed to ...

Kittanning will vote to eliminate authority

By Julie E. Martin
The Kittanning council will vote next week to advertise an ordinance to disband its municipal authority and allow the borough to take over operations of its sewer plant. “We’re getting closer to the take over. The first official step is going ...

Three escape North Apollo fire

By Chuck Biedka
Three people escaped an early afternoon house fire in North Apollo Tuesday. Fire Chief Cliff Rearic said Trisha Blumeraitis, her daughter, Darby Blumeraitis, and Darby’s …

West Kittanning still wrestling with whether to fix or replace patrol car

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning’s police car will remain parked at the borough garage for at least another month while council continues debating whether to fix or replace it. Even after receiving a $1,500 donation from the Kittanning Eagles to help cover costs of ...

Newest union plans picket outside ACMH Hospital in East Franklin

By Brad Pedersen
Union nurses and other health care professionals will picket Wednesday to protest what they say are “unfair labor practices and unsafe staffing levels” at ACMH Hospital in East Franklin. The informational picket is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. by the ...

Weather causing minor problems in Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen
An early morning blast of snow and cold temperatures Wednesday made the roads hazardous for motorists and led to several minor accidents throughout Armstrong County. “Ice was a factor. We probably got more ice than we had originally expected,” said West ...

Kittanning man the third sentenced in St. Patrick’s Day fatal beating

By Julie E. Martin
Despite an eleventh hour request to withdraw his plea and stand trial, a Kittanning man Tuesday was given the maximum sentence of 20 to 60 months in Armstrong County Jail for his role in the 2013 beating death of a ...

Kittanning Dance-a-Thon to help boy’s family

By Brad Pedersen
A Kittanning High School tradition is turning into a community affair to benefit a child with cancer. The school’s annual Dance-a-Thon on April 10 will feature ...

Kittanning to buy new squad car

By Brigid Beatty
The Kittanning Police Department is getting a new patrol car to replace one in need of major repairs. Council approved the purchase Monday after police Chief Bruce Mathews told them that one of the three squad cars, a 2007 Crown Victoria, ...

West Kittanning approves sign moratorium

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning Council has ordered that no new commercial signs or billboards be erected and that no structural changes be made to existing commercial signs. Council made the move Monday night to allow time to develop a sign ordinance. The ban ...

Armstrong commissioners race growing each day

By Brad Pedersen
A Kittanning Republican is joining the race for election to the Armstrong County Commissioners. Scott Davis, 56, is the fifth Republican candidate to announce plans to ...

Water lines being replaced in Kittanning

By Brigid Beatty
Pennsylvania American Water is gearing up to begin replacing sections of aging water mains in Kittanning and Applewold. “Pennsylvania American Water is making these investments to prevent emergency repairs and improve fire flows,” Jake Gentile, company operations superintendant said in a ...

Armstrong industrial park taking steps to lure developers

By Brad Pedersen
Officials at the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council are looking for contractors to grade two lots and make them ready to build on near the entrance of Northpointe Industrial Park to attract retail and commercial developers. “We see this as an ...

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