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Traffic from unofficial bridge detour worries Boyd Road residents in Manor

By Julie E. Martin 3:32 p.m.
A crumbling road that is less than a half-mile long has been discovered by drivers as a way to get around a Hill Street bridge construction project in Manor. But the unofficial detour has Boyd Road residents revved up about …

Gas company owner admits defrauding Dominion Gas out of $950K

By Brian Bowling
An Armstrong County man admitted on Tuesday in Pittsburgh federal court to stealing about $950,000 from Dominion Gas over 12 years by falsifying gas production reports. David Hilty, 57, of Kiski Township pleaded guilty to a mail fraud conspiracy. U.S. …

Kittanning man withdraws plea after judge rejects sentence recommendation

By Brigid Beatty 3:32 p.m.
A 36-year-old Kittanning man on Tuesday withdrew his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a 4-year-old girl because a judge did not accept terms of an agreement that called for him to be sentenced to probation and no …

Kittanning Foodland announces it will close

By Brad Pedersen 3:32 p.m.
Kittanning Foodland announced on its website Tuesday that it will be closing its store in the Hilltop Plaza in East Franklin “in the near future.” A message partially spelled out in green and red peppers and broccoli is posted on …

Support group in Ford City offers help to depressed

By Brigid Beatty
When news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke two weeks ago, fans everywhere grieved the loss of the iconic American actor and comedian. Closer to home, the news pushed a 38-year-old Ford City man to take action and find a way …

Annual Light Up Night gets green light in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership’s worries over delays in approval for its Nov. 29 holiday celebration Light Up Night are over. “They can start working on it. Absolutely. They can make their arrangements,” interim Borough Manager Eden Ratliff said. “Borough …

Apollo-Ridge School District to list tax delinquents on website

By Braden Ashe 1:56 p.m.
The Apollo-Ridge School District’s website will identify residents who still owe property taxes in January and haven’t committed to paying them. The school board voted, 6-0, on Monday to post the list of delinquent property owners on Jan. 1, 2015. …

Erie woman charged second time in a week in Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen
An Erie woman accused last week of hitting and kicking a police officer in East Franklin faces charges in an unrelated incident in which she allegedly used a box cutter to slash a Manor man during an argument on Sunday. …

East Franklin soldier gets first award founded by actor Sinise

By Julie E. Martin
An East Franklin native was recognized this summer with a military college award founded by actor Gary Sinise. In June, Army Maj. Dan Leard, 34, …

7 generations of Jackson family have operated Kiski Township farm

By Brad Pedersen
Seven generations of Robert Jackson’s family have been working the same 50 acres of farmland in Kiskiminetas for 238 years. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture …

Fire, water training mix for Freeport volunteer company

By Jodi Weigand
Freeport volunteer firefighters have jumped in to become the latest member of the Armstrong County Water Rescue Task Force. For the first time in the …

‘Caring hands’ reach out to Manor woman with crippling disease

By Brigid Beatty
It’s no simple task for Cindy Crissman, 54, to leave her home in Manor — but without a little outside intervention, it will soon become …

Board looking for ways to get West Shamokin activity bus running again

By Brad Pedersen
A bus to take students of West Shamokin High School home from after-school practices or events was not running when classes began this week — a victim of low ridership and high operating costs. Armstrong School District began offering the …

More charges for Kittanning man accused of leading cops on chase

By Julie E. Martin
Bail was increased to $200,000 when new charges were filed against a fugitive who led police on a high-speed chase on Monday and then eluded capture overnight in the Dayton area. Gregory Louis Douglas, 40, of Kittanning had been jailed …

Bethel man kills himself in front of state police

By Leader Times
A Bethel man died when he shot himself in front of state troopers outside his home on Thursday evening. A mental health crisis worker called police for help about 7:30 p.m. after John Dale Farester, 48, of 240 Lakeview Road, …

Trail ride benefits Pine-Templeton Volunteer Fire Department

By Brigid Beatty
Off-road vehicle riders will be revving up their engines on Saturday to benefit the Pine-Templeton Volunteer Fire Department. The fifth annual Ride on the Ridge …

Armstrong tax records moving online

By Brad Pedersen
Officials will start putting property tax records online by the end of the year to make them available without having to make a trip to the Armstrong County Courthouse. The goal is to help the public, as well as county, …

Charitable softball tourney for fallen friend this weekend in Schenley

By Julie E. Martin
If someone would have told Amber Phillips 10 years ago that her fledging charity softball tournament would go on to raise $50,000, she wouldn’t have …

Armstrong commissioners take stand against proposed power plant regulations

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Commissioners threw their support behind the coal industry on Thursday by voicing their opposition to proposed federal power plant regulations. The commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw or revise …

Woman accused of hitting trooper in East Franklin cemetery

By Leader Times
An Erie woman was charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly hitting and kicking a police officer checking on her welfare in an East Franklin cemetery. Brenda Marie McMahon, 42, was discovered unconscious at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 14 in a …

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