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Arts on Allegheny seeks donors

By Brigid Beatty
Arts on the Allegheny has kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to ensure the music keeps flowing along Kittanning’s Riverfront Park this summer. This will be the nonprofit’s eighth year hosting a free performance series at the John P. Murtha Amphitheater. ...

AmeriCorps coming to Lenape Technical in Manor

By Brad Pedersen
Students at Lenape Technical School will have the chance to volunteer through a partnership with the Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Program in Clarion County. Americorps — sometimes called the domestic version of the Peace Corps — will provide the school with two ...

Friend reaches out to help Burrell Township family

By Julie E. Martin
An outpouring of support has come from family, friends and strangers to support the Burrell Township family that lost their home and the head of ...

Friend reaches out to help Burrell Township family

By Julie E. Martin
An outpouring of support has come from family, friends and strangers to support the Burrell Township family that lost their home and the head of ...

AmeriCorps coming to Lenape Technical in Manor

By Brad Pedersen
Students at Lenape Technical School will have the chance to volunteer through a partnership with the Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Program in Clarion County. Americorps — sometimes called the domestic version of the Peace Corps — will provide the school with two ...

Ford City family needs $10K for dog that detects seizures

By Brad Pedersen
A Ford City family hopes to get the entire region singing to raise money to buy a seizure-detecting dog for their 2-year-old daughter, Allie. Richard ...

EPA urges further review of nuclear waste dump in Parks Township

By Jodi Weigand
There’s enough anecdotal information about additional radioactive contamination at the Parks Township nuclear waste dump to “warrant further investigation,” a recent federal Environmental Protection Agency report concluded. The report summarized a review of documents related to questionable former disposal practices associated ...

Burrell Township man killed in backhoe accident

By Julie E. Martin
A man who lost his mobile home in a fire last week died in a backhoe accident Monday while working at the Creek Road property in Burrell Township where he had lived. Thomas Shellhammer, 49, was crushed between the backhoe’s boom ...

Klingensmith’s Drug Stores offers monthly supply of vitamins to families who enroll children

By Brigid Beatty
Klingensmith’s Drug Stores is offering families a way to boost the health of children by providing them with free vitamins. The neighborhood pharmacy chain — with stores in Ford City, Kittanning, Leechburg, Shelocta, Rimersburg, NuMine, West Kittanning and New Bethlehem — ...

Ford City waiting on road salt as storm blows in

By Julie E. Martin
Well into winter — and on a day when a cold mix of rain and snow hit Armstrong County — Ford City was still waiting ...

Wintry mix makes for slick roads in Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen
A midday mixture of rain and snow Thursday left crews scrambling to treat slippery roads throughout Armstrong County. The county received less than a half-inch of snow, but the cold temperatures made driving hazardous and led to eight minor accidents between ...

Beauty Bash will help send cancer patient, family to Florida

By Brigid Beatty
Beauty stylist Lisa Waldor is trying to turn a casual conversation into a dream vacation in Florida for a customer who has cancer and her ...

Armstrong controller announces bid for fourth term

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County Controller Myra Miller has announced that she will run for a fourth term in the office where she has worked for almost two ...

Armstrong targets savings by refinancing debt

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County officials are working to refinance a loan and save about $1.3 million in interest payments over the next 15 years. The $16.5 million loan was taken out in 2010 to build the county’s 911 center. Refinancing the debt from ...

Man robs Kittanning convenience store early Tuesday

By Leader Times
A man wearing a ski mask, sunglasses and brandishing a pistol robbed the Honey Bear Mini Mart in Kittanning early Tuesday and escaped with an ...

Workers eager to get started on Kittanning trail project

By Brigid Beatty
A trail project in Kittanning linking the Richard G. Snyder YMCA campus with the Armstrong County Progressive Workshop will require coordination among several groups if it is to stay on track to be ready by Earth Day in April as ...

Army Corps of Engineers asks for more input on Parks Township nuclear dump plans

By Tom Yerace
The tenor of citizens comments at Tuesday’s public hearing on the Parks Township nuclear waste dump cleanup was unmistakeable. Perry Roberts of Gilpin may have expressed it best: “We need to get it done this time, and we need to get ...

Snyder makes offer for mineral rights under polluted Ford City land

By Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning natural gas and oil producing company has offered Ford City $150,000 for mineral rights to several polluted properties owned by the borough. Snyder Brothers made the offer late last year for mineral rights at a closed dump across ...

Ford City police coverage sparks concern from EMS director

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City’s emergency medical services director is predicting bad things if budget cuts to the police department are not restored to enable the force to return to full-time coverage of the borough. “I feel that it is only a matter of ...

Cowansville veterans center closing in on roof project funding goal

By Brad Pedersen
The new year brought the Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center an unexpected gift – a surge in donations to help cover the costs of replacing its dormitory roof. Since the end of December, the center in Cowansville has received about $35,000 in donations ...

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