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Kittanning business celebrates renovations in its 43rd year

By Brigid Beatty
The owners of a Kittanning business established more than 40 years ago are celebrating the completion of a newly remodeled store showroom by hosting a grand reopening Saturday with music, refreshments and door prizes. Good Tire Service – owned and operated ...

Grant spending to improve homes extended another year in Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen 1:21 a.m.
Armstrong County officials will have an extra year to spend the remaining $15,000 of a $200,000 grant for making homes of low-income senior citizens handicapped accessible. State Department of Community and Economic Development officials agreed to extend the accessible housing grant ...

Commissioners pledge $9,300 more to Kittanning revitalization project

By Brad Pedersen 1:21 a.m.
The Armstrong County Courthouse Annex in Kittanning will get new sidewalks to match the rest of the ones replaced on Market Street as part of an ongoing downtown renovation project. The commissioners approved a plan to give $9,300 in Marcellus shale ...

Bradys Bend veteran creates Memorial Day tribute to fallen warriors

By Brigid Beatty 1:21 a.m.
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 ...

Absentee ballots don’t change results in Armstrong commissioners primary

By Brad Pedersen
Unofficial results of the primary vote for Armstrong County Commissioners went unchanged when 135 absentee ballots were counted Wednesday morning. In the races for second place that were too close to call on election night, Republican Dave Battaglia and Democrat ...

Police investigating attack on boy near Kittanning Rails to Trails

By Julie E. Martin
A 9-year-old boy was dragged from the Rails to Trails recreational path in Kittanning into a nearby alley and beaten up while a group of teens he didn’t know watched, his grandmother said Wednesday. Theresa Luffey said one of the boys ...

Tight Armstrong commissioner race comes down to absentee votes

By Brad Pedersen
While the top vote-getters in the Armstrong County commissioners race were clear, it was too close to call for the second-place Republican and Democratic candidates ...

Questers view fruits of donation at Kittanning museum

By Brigid Beatty
The Nellie Bly chapter of Questers in Kittanning met Monday at The Armstrong County Historical Museum on North McKean Street to see how their donation ...

Project a modern approach to commemorating Ford City’s past

By Brigid Beatty
Ford City students for the past several weeks have been finding ways to tell the story of their town and school’s past using dance, poetry ...

Rural Valley students wage ‘war’ to raise money for autism research

By Brigid Beatty
An all-out fundraising war waged by students in Rural Valley at Shannock Valley Elementary School — fueled by a teacher’s desire to bring awareness to autism — has raised $3,253 in a week. The Penny Wars Project, in which students in ...

Armstrong School District officials OK tax hike in preliminary budget

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong School District officials have projected a 2.5 percent tax increase in the district’s preliminary budget for next year, in case state funding falls short. With a 6-0 vote, the school board approved the preliminary budget, which calls for a tax ...

Ford City Council calls in help to deal with $580K grant default

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council has enlisted the help of a former federal official as members pursue a solution to a grant default of about $580,000. Borough resident Don Mains served as a deputy assistant secretary for economic development at the federal Department ...

Fifth generation last in line for 150-year-old farm in Wayne

By Brigid Beatty
David Rumbaugh’s red brick house on Pine Springs Farm stands solidly in Wayne at Route 1018 and Cornfield Road, marking the passage of time for ...

Candidates spend $60,000 on Armstrong commissioners primary

By Brad Pedersen
The 15 candidates for Armstrong County Commissioners spent nearly $60,000 while campaigning for the Tuesday primary election. The majority spent less than $10,000 on campaigns, while two candidates — Republican incumbent Dave Battaglia and Democrat Pat Fabian — each boasted five-figure ...

Armstrong Day of Giving fundraising expected to exceed goal

By Brad Pedersen
The Community Foundation Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylvania is on track to exceed its $400,000 fundraising goal for the annual Armstrong Day of Giving on Thursday. “We had such a lofty goal and I’m absolutely blown away by how the ...

Familar faces picked to lead Armstrong Riverhawks marching band

By Brad Pedersen
Several familiar faces will lead the Armstrong Junior-Senior High School’s marching band during its inaugural season. The Armstrong School Board has named Jason Venesky the director of 95-member Riverhawks marching band. His wife, Melissa, will be the assistant director. “This is a ...

Kittanning, Ford City students enjoy last proms before unification

By Joyce Hanz
Prom season is in full swing but for two area high schools — Ford City and Kittanning — the music has stopped. At least ...

Ford City planting seeds for first farmers market

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City has about two weeks to turn its farmer market into a farmers market. Jenn Tompkins of South Buffalo right now is the only farmer on board for the market that is scheduled for 3 p.m. to dusk on Thursdays ...

DEP reduces fines levied against Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City will pay $20,000 less in fines levied in connection with the development of the borough’s water plant project by the state Department of Environment Protection. Fines were levied between February and September 2014 because Ford City had repeatedly missed ...

Ford City seeks road salt bids early to avoid problems of last year

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council has moved to get a jump on  obtaining road salt for the winter after waiting too long last year caused the borough to pay more than double the off-season rate when supplies dwindled in January. Council voted 4-0 ...

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