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Armstrong’s roads less-traveled get funding for drainage improvements

By Brad Pedersen
Drainage on seven less-traveled Armstrong County roads will be upgraded with $100,000 in state funding this year. “Water is really the enemy of any road,” said Gregg Smith of the Armstrong County Conservation District. “The goal is to help divert water off the roads, so it doesn’t cause cracking or damage ...

Golf outing bolsters cancer patient fund at Kittanning hospital

By Brigid Beatty
Organizers of an annual golf fundraiser in Manor hope plenty of golfers hit the greens to generate lots of greenbacks for a fund set up to aid cancer patients. Planning is under way for the fifth annual Tom Desiderio Memorial Golf ...

Groups looking to stage Day of Prayer at new school in Manor

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County religious leaders are hoping that liability issues don’t stop them from blessing the Armstrong Junior-Senior High School in Manor during a May 7 ceremony on National Prayer Day. “It’s currently an active construction site, so we’re still looking ...

Family safe but dog dies in Sugarcreek trailer fire

By Julie E. Martin
A family dog died Wednesday in a fire that destroyed a Sugarcreek trailer while its residents were away. Sasha Schrecengost, 23, returned from her father’s house ...

Armstrong gets 4th officer trained to spot drugged drivers

By Julie E. Martin
State police Cpl. Chris Robbins says a guy in a pickup truck weaving down back roads after a night at the bar makes him nostalgic. That used to be the typical drunken driver. “But most of our DUIs aren’t just drunk ...

Kittanning project extended to include courthouse sidewalks

By Brad Pedersen
Revitalization of Market Street in Kittanning is going to extend about a block farther and a month longer than planned. The Armstrong County commissioners Thursday unanimously approved spending $29,250 to redo the sidewalks, including brick accents, from the front of its ...

West Kittanning considers extending campfire hours on weekends

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning is considering extending hours it allows campfires to be burning on weekends. Less than a year since it was passed, council is considering changing the borough’s burning ordinance to allow campfires from noon until 2 a.m. on Fridays ...

Ford City fundraiser benefits two groups

By Brigid Beatty
Several groups — including a team headed by Miss Armstrong — churned out dozens of pierogies recently getting ready for a fundraiser in Ford City. ...

Aluminum rails stolen from Mosgrove river lock

By Tribune-Review
Someone stole 100 feet of aluminum railing from a catwalk at the Allegheny River lock in Mosgrove. State police believe the theft happened sometime over the weekend. The 10-foot railings are estimated to be worth about $6,000. The U.S. Army Corps ...

Lost dog found; boxer now missing in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
A Vermont couple, whose dog went missing while they were visiting family in the Worthington-West Franklin area, was overjoyed after being reunited with their four-legged ...

Alle Kiski Strong Chamber seeks executive director

By Brad Pedersen
Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce is working to hire its first executive director by July. “We’re excited to bring in a fresh person to help us keep growing and expanding,” said Chad McCutcheon, secretary of the chamber’s board of directors. ...

Vermont couple looking for lost dog last seen in Slatelick

By Brigid Beatty
The owners of a large female black and white dog that went missing from the Worthington-West Franklin area Sunday are hoping to be reunited with ...

West Kittanning planning road work on limited budget

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning is seeking bids to resurface the 100 and 300 blocks of Cleveland Street and to repair Nixon Street’s drainage system in June. “We don’t have a lot of funding — we might not even have enough to do these ...

Judge likely to dismiss kinship care lawsuit against Allegheny County

By Brian Bowling
If Allegheny County paid a Leechburg woman taking care of four children who are related to her, it would probably be in trouble with the federal government, a federal judge said Wednesday. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, Tracy Schaeffer ...

Armstrong County working to fix faulty batteries at 911 center

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County officials are working with electrical engineers to repair a faulty battery backup system at the 911 center that caused it to be down for 45 minutes last week. Electricians from Schneider Electric in Pittsburgh began Tuesday replacing several batteries ...

Move forces Kittanning council president to resign

By Julie E. Martin
Randy Cloak is stepping down as Kittanning council member and president. Cloak submitted his resignation Tuesday because he is moving out of the 2nd Ward. “While ...

6th pair of bald eagles confirmed

By Mary Ann Thomas
There are two new bald eagle couples in town. A sixth pair of bald eagles is confirmed nesting in Armstrong County near Crooked Creek, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Armstrong County has the highest number of nestings in any southwestern ...

Seed planted for use of Kittanning school properties

By Julie E. Martin
Building housing projects is the first in what may end up being a long list of proposals for how to use the soon-to-be-empty school buildings in Kittanning. Kittanning Council President Randy Cloak, who resigned Tuesday, recently proposed that Armstrong School District ...

Men charged in West Kittanning, East Franklin burglaries

By Julie E. Martin
Two men face burglary and related charges after allegedly breaking into two Armstrong County homes early Monday morning. Jearick Alan Anthony, 21, of Ford City, ...

Trout Unlimited bolsters state stocking effort in Cowanshannock Creek

By Brad Pedersen
Locally raised trout will be swimming through portions of Cowanshannock Creek for the first time in over a decade when trout season opens on Saturday. Members of the Ford City Arrowhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited are working with state officials to ...

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