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June 20, 2018 RSS feed / News

Apollo-Ridge bids ‘tschüss’ to German exchange student

District receives Global Education Award for playing host to Brikena Krasniqi

The Apollo-Ridge School District (ARSD) recently received the Global Education Award from the Education Foundation of High School Exchange Year’s Organization.  The award was presented to the school due to their dedication to the Educatio More...

Latin American Beneficial Society awards scholarships to local students

The Latin American Beneficial Society awarded one $1,500 scholarship to Leslie Benigni, who is a student at Duquesne University. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  More...

Ford City Public Library to play host to exotic pets expert

As part of its Children’s Discovery Observation Learning Series, the Ford City Public Library, located at 1136 4th Ave., will play host to Melissa Oberst, the owner of Oberst’s Pet Paradi More...

Jail report

The following individuals were committed recently to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Julian Anthony Bindernagel, 23, on charges of aggravated assault and harassment. No bond was listed;  * Kenneth James Johnston, 23, on a parole violation. More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.”  (Proverbs 13:18 AKJV)  Are you teachable? There are dividends if you are.   More...

News to Use

Meetings:   * Ford City Class of 1956 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Falsetti’s Villa Restaurant near Cadogan. All class members and friends are welcome. For more information, call 724-548-4085.  More...

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border — but with parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill anxiously searched on Tuesday for a way to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting to a new plan to keep children i More...

‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. More...

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdraw More...

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world’s two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp g More...

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment for the DNA profile of a still-unidentified man linked to a string of rapes in area hotels dating back to 2002.  More...

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that included female performers i More...

Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. More...

Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgent More...

Suspended police officer found guilty in fatal DUI crash

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania police officer has convicted on all charges including vehicular homicide while driving under the influence in a fatal off-duty crash last year.  More...

Pennsylvania budget plan includes more for schools, safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Details of a $32.7 billion state budget package began emerging Tuesday, as top Republican lawmakers prepared an election-year plan they negotiated behind closed doors with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.  More...

House moves to amend medical marijuana law’s research rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Engagements

Gallagher-Lee  Julie Rodgers and Richard Staugh, of Butler, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Gallagher, of Fairmount City, Pa., to Brent Lee, also of Fairmount City, the son of Darla and Jamie Buzzard, also of Fair More...

Walkchalk Strawberry Festival raises more than $2,000

The annual Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church Strawberry Festival, which was held last Saturday, served more than 500 people, and helped raise the church in excess of $2,200, according to Pastor Chuck Layne.  He see all proceeds will go to help thos More...

‘Deaths of despair’: An American epidemic

Editorial

“Deaths of despair” sound like something that would be found in miserable, wretched places — refugee camps, wartorn cities, famine-wracked villages in poverty-stricken countries.  In fact, the term has emerged to describe a cri More...

What Republicans suspect about the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe

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The struggle to uncover the FBI’s conduct in the Trump-Russia probe has made some congressional investigators deeply suspicious of the bureau. More...

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Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Rep More...

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their months-long standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn’t adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeac More...

Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its “insensitive policy,” the Rev. More...

Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.  More...

Iran rebuffs Trump’s call for OPEC to increase oil output

VIENNA (AP) — Iran lashed out Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel “is not an American organization.”  More...

Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. More...

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea More...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SURMER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.  More...

Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tension

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters dropped leaflets Tuesday over rebel held parts of the country’s south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants amid an increase of violence in the region that was among th More...

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