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February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cell phone photography series continues today

Everyone from family chroniclers to creative enthusiasts can benefit from an ongoing series of classes in cell phone photography to continue today at Ford City Public Library, according to local photographer Stephen Butler, who serves as its teacher. More...

News

Armstrong High School to stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Tickets to go on sale for production this weekend

Tickets will be on sale this weekend for “Beauty and the Beast,” as Armstrong Junior-Senior High School students prepare to stage Disney’s timeless classic during a two-day musical performance in March.  More...

Local election workers are needed, county official says

Armstrong County Director of Elections Jennifer Bellas on Wednesday put the official call out for those interested in working on Election Day at the county’s 68 voting precincts.  More...

Vintage photos are sought for submission

The Leader Times is seeking submissions of local photographs that are at least 50 years in age as a means of showcasing various aspects of the history of Kittanning and surrounding areas.  More...

Sports

River Hawk boys bowling claims WPIBL title

The Armstrong River Hawks boy’s bowling team took its undefeated 10-0 record to the WPIBL Team Championships held at Nesbit’s Lanes on Wednesday. More...

Gremlins surge past Bulldogs behind strong second half

The Redbank Valley Bulldogs visited the Karns City Gremlins on Wednesday in what would be the final regular season game on both teams’ schedules.  Despite a highly contested first half that saw the Gremlins take a one-point lead into the b More...

Pirates’ Cole anticipates resurgent 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The fastball hummed over the inner half of the plate and thumped the pocket of the catcher’s mitt. Francisco Cervelli whooped and returned the baseball to right-hander Gerrit Cole. More...

Man accused in DUI homicide waives right to preliminary hearing

Michael Barnett, 55, of Pittsburgh to stand trial on charge

A Pittsburgh man will stand trial on a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in connection with a one-vehicle crash in January in Sugarcreek Township.  Michael Barnett, 55, on Wednesday waived his right to a preliminar More...

Child rape charge against Apollo man is dismissed

Robert William Walker to stand trial on charges related to alleged incident

A rape charge against an Apollo man was dismissed Wednesday during a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James Andring in Leechburg. More...

Cindy Calarie, longtime county prosecutor, to run for District Attorney

Longtime prosecutor and attorney, Cindy Calarie, has announced that she will be a candidate for Armstrong County District Attorney.  As a Rural Valley native and lifelong resident of Armstrong County, Calarie has devoted her career to protecting More...

Obituaries

Dorothy J. Wilmer

EAST BRADY

Dorothy J. Wimer, 94, of East Brady died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the VNA Hospice, Butler.  Born Feb. 9, 1923, in Bradys Bend, she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Rosetta L. (Kelly) Hillwig.  More...

Mary Patricia Harmon

BRADYS BEND

Mary Patricia Harmon, 96, of Bradys Bend died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the Chicora Medical Center, where she had been assisted living for seven years.  Born June 20, 1920, in Kaylor, she was the daughter of Ambrose C. More...

Kay D. (Peters) Swartz

KITTANNING

Kay D. (Peters) Swartz, 65, of Kittanning died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.  She was born Sept. More...

Arts and Entertainment

ON THIS DATE

In 1923, archaeologist Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of the recently discovered tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen.  In 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba.   More...

Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 5-4 Night: 1-3  Pick 3 Day: 5-7-2 Night: 3-3-4  Pick 4 Day: 3-6-4-7 Night: 2-9-7-0  Pick 5 Day: 3-9-0-5-3 Night: 2-6-3-0-5  Treasure Hunt: 05-08-09-28-30   More...

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