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February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Bull Saloon closed for the “Season”

The Black Bull Saloon on State Route 85, in Dayton had a notice on its doors Sunday that they will be closed for the “season”.  More...

News

Skyrocketing pension costs a ‘huge, huge burden’ for schools

YORK (AP) — As local school district officials work on budgets for next year, one expense continues to climb — even higher than once expected.  More...

Criminal record? Not a barrier to second-chance crew job

LANCASTER (AP) — Twice within two months, Kevin Polite got pulled aside at separate workplaces where he was a temp. He was told he was being let go despite doing a good job.  It’s your felony record, the bosses said. Sorry.  More...

Pennsylvania school closed for new water concern: E. coli

BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania elementary school that closed for two days last week after high levels of lead were found in its water is closing for the rest of this week because of a new water contaminant: E. coli.  More...

Sports

Manke, Yellowjackets pummel Shady Side Academy 52-44

Freeport ends two-game losing streak with 52-44 win over Indians

As blustery winds with a combination of snow and ice took over our area on Tuesday, there was a plethora of heat inside the Freeport Middle School Gym as fans packed it in for the Lady Jackets’ game against the Shady Side Academy Indians. More...

Gator Bait

River Hawks down section leader Gateway in battle for playoff positioning

Defense has been the calling card for the Armstrong River Hawks throughout the 2016-17 season, but the underrated facet of their team is the balance of scoring on offense.  More...

Penguins start post-break play with 4-2 win over Predators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice, Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from the All-Star break with a 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday night. More...

Arrests made in Subway robbery

Police made two arrests yesterday related to the armed robbery at the Cowanshannock Subway.  The robbery took place on Jan. 21. More...

In wake of Trump’s travel ban, IUP president addresses students

Eleven students may be affected by executive order

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) issued a response to the Trump administration’s executive order which temporarily suspends the country’s refugee resettlement program and blocks the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from More...

Lenape Technical School recognizes students, considers resource officer position

The Lenape Technical School Culinary Arts Program has recently been recognized as being in the top 20 of the elite 50 hospitality programs of distinction.  According to Apollo Ridge and Lenape Joint Operating Committee board member, Susan Wencko More...

Missing person found deceased

Donald M. Mastandrea, 33, of Brackenridge, Allegheny Co. was found in the woods approximately 200 yards north of his camp site in South Buffalo Twp., Armstrong Co., according to a press release from the Armstrong County Coroner’s office.  More...

Obituaries

David W. ‘Dave’ King

EAST BRADY, FORMERLY OF FROGTOWN

David W. ‘Dave’ King, 90, of East Brady, formerly of Frogtown, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at ACMH Hospital.  He was born Aug. 4, 1926 to Perry and Nellie (Byers) King in Sugarcreek Township, where he lived most of his life.  More...

Dean R. Shakley

PARKER

Dean R. Shakley, 80, of Parker passed away at 8 p.m. Monday evening, Jan. More...

Phyllis D. Mechling

CHICORA

Phyllis D. Mechling, 78, of Chicora died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.  She was born Sept. 7, 1938 in Adrian to the late Arthur and Mary (Helgert) Edwards.  Phyllis was a Licensed Practical Nurse.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

ON THIS DATE

In 1861, a Texas state convention voted 166-8 in favor of a measure to secede from the Union.  In 1884, the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.   More...

Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 1-9 Night: 1-5  Pick 3 Day: 3-0-7 Night: 8-9-9  Pick 4 Day: 7-2-1-9 Night: 7-6-6-3  Pick 5 Day: 4-9-6-7-5 Night: 2-4-2-8-7  Treasure Hunt: 01-07-08-10-16   More...

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