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ACMH Hospital unveils emergency room renovations

By Brad Pedersen
ACMH Hospital in East Franklin underwent a yearlong, $5.7 million, 16,000-square-foot expansion and modernization of its emergency department that was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. Since opening the expanded emergency department in March, hospital officials have been able to ...

Ford City told to correct problems with pension plan language

By Julie E. Martin
A review by the Pennsylvania auditor general has found that Ford City’s pension plans for police and non-uniformed employees are in good financial shape, but have minor issues that need to be corrected to be in compliance with state law. The ...

Primary write-in votes tabulated in Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen
About 30 write-in candidates in Armstrong County got enough votes in the May primary to earn them spots on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. “The write-ins only affected a handful of races,” county Elections Director Wendy Buzard said. “There weren’t ...

Labor board files complaint, sets trial date for union charges against ACMH Hospital

By Brad Pedersen
An unfair labor charge filed by technicians and licensed practical nurses union members against ACMH Hospital will go to trial unless problems cited by the National Labor Relations Board are resolved before Aug. 4. The NLRB, which had recently ruled in ...

River traffic ‘cause for celebration’ on first weekend of open Armstrong locks

By Julie E. Martin
Linda Hemmes said she started crying when she stood on the Kittanning Citizens Bridge on the weekend with her young grandson watching the boats go ...

Boaters expected to represent at Kittanning’s free summer concerts

By Brad Pedersen
Arts on the Allegheny organizers are counting on heavy boat traffic for the season of three monthly concerts the nonprofit has scheduled at Kittanning’s Riverfront Park this summer. And with good reason: It will be the first time since 2012 that ...

Labor board rules in favor of Kittanning union’s complaint against hospital

By Brad Pedersen
ACMH Hospital officials are going to have to allow its technicians and licensed practical nurses union members to make their own schedules after the National Labor Relations Board determined the hospital illegally ended the practice last July. The ruling, announced in ...

Rayburn offering tax breaks to businesses along 2 roads

By Brad Pedersen
Rayburn officials want to encourage business and industrial growth along Route 85 and Clearfield Pike by offering commercial property tax breaks through the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act. LERTA participation would give a 10-year property tax break on improvements made to ...

Dayton man charged with stabbing friend

By Leader Times
A Dayton man was arrested Monday after allegedly stabbing a friend in the chest. Jerry Alan Kristopher Walls told police he stabbed Joshua Alan Galyk, 25, of Yatesboro, with a pocket knife to protect his mother, Kittanning state police said ...

Burrell Township rollover wreck kills Parks man

By Tribune-Review
A Parks Township man was killed and his passenger critically injured in a rollover crash Sunday in Burrell Township, Armstrong County. Joseph Andrew Batiz, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers. Batiz was trapped …

Belmont Complex work nearly done

By Leader Times
Belmont work nearly done Contractors are putting the final touches on the northern entrance to the Belmont Complex in East Franklin this week. During their work session Tuesday, the Armstrong County Commissioners hired Bison Construction of Fairmount City to do additional ...

Memorial Day marked with several events in Kittanning

By Joyce Hanz
Kittanning Memorial Day commemorations were in full swing Monday as the borough hosted several events honoring those who sacrificed and died protecting America’s freedom. Much more ...

Sports camps added at East Franklin’s Belmont Complex

By Brad Pedersen
After selling out its first summer of sports camp for kids, the Belmont Complex is expanding the program from one to three weeks in June and July. The Belmont Complex in East Franklin is working with Pittsburgh-based Jump Start Sports to ...

War memories remain strong for 94-year-old Manorville veteran

By Brad Pedersen
Every day is like Memorial Day for Kittanning Township resident Stanley Reed. Because of his age, the 94-year-old Army Air Force veteran no longer takes trips ...

Kittanning Municipal Authority seeks agreement to clarify its role

By Julie E. Martin
An aborted takeover of the Kittanning Municipal Authority by the borough has prompted it to seek an agreement that more clearly spells out its autonomy as an independent governmental board. The authority was created in 2000 to upgrade and operate the ...

Lenape students earn berth in national SkillsUSA competition

By Brad Pedersen
Two teams of Lenape Technical School students are heading to Louisville, Ky., for the SkillsUSA national competition next month. The students earned their spots by taking first place in the Health Knowledge Bowl and Automated Manufacturing events last month at a ...

Police boost efforts to aid child victims in Armstrong County

By Brigid Beatty
A team of experts in Armstrong County who specialize in interviewing child victims and witnesses of crime received a show of support from state and ...

Leader Times staffers recognized for journalism excellence by Press Club

By Leader Times
Leader Times staffers made it to the finals of the Golden Quill contest for the first time in several years but came home without the ...

Bradys Bend veteran creates Memorial Day tribute to fallen warriors

By Brigid Beatty
Marine veteran Silvio Andreassi of Bradys Bend has been busy making crosses out of scrap wood in his garage to build a Memorial Day display ...

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