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March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

March winds return en force to county

Gusts down wires, limbs, force considerable power outages

With the wind howling and unleashing its wrath Wednesday upon almost all of Armstrong County, many of its citizens were feeling the consequences.  More...

News

Ford City Ambulance to host 8th annual Mardi Gras For Autism Speaks

Saturday’s event to benefit May 21 walk

For those who watched Mardi Gras pass by without much fanfare, Saturday will offer an opportunity to celebrate in the spirit of the time-honored, pre-Lenten custom while also contributing to a charitable cause with the eighth annual Mardi Gras for Au More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Wednesday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * John Alan Bowser, 50, of Iseman Road, Ford City, theft by deception or false impression;  * Scotty Lee Cravener, 32, of North State Street, Dayton, for a be More...

WEATHER

Thursday - Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 46F. Winds  W at  10 to 15 mph. More...

Sports

Nolf captures Big Ten Title, owns Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, while eying National Championship at 157 pounds

Jason Nolf has been doing remarkable things on the wrestling mat for the better part of a decade and he continued to add to his incredible list of career accolades when achieved two major milestones over the weekend by capturing his first Big Ten cha More...

River Hawks look to take step forward in second season

On a windy afternoon at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School, the Armstrong boys volleyball team was hard at work, using the skills they developed a season earlier to make sure that the 2017 campaign is one filled with more victories than the last.&nb More...

Penguins pound Jets behind Bonino’s hat trick

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nick Bonino had a hat trick, Evgeni Malkin scored twice and added an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-4 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.  More...

BC3 to offer online Manufacturing Workplace Certificate opportunity

Incumbent workers and job seekers to gain marketable skills starting this fall

As Butler Community College (BC3) continues to prepare its students for the workforce, staff there this fall will offer an online, 17-credit Basic Manufacturing Workplace Certificate program.  The opportunity will enable incumbent workers and jo More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ staging starts today

The first performance of Apollo-Ridge High School’s musical production of “Beauty and the Beast” will commence this evening. More...

Leechburg school board receives audit report

$3.1 million fund balance marks $944,000 spike

Leechburg Area School District’s board of school directors on Wednesday received its audit of the 2015-16 school year, which left the district with more than $3.1 million in its fund balance.  That amount represents a $944,000 increase in More...

Obituaries

Donna Jean (Crawford) Macurdy

WORTHINGTON

Donna Jean (Crawford) Macurdy, 77, of Worthington died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.  She was born May 10, 1939, in Worthington to the late Paul and Vera (Bowser) Crawford.  She was a lifelong resident of the c More...

Marsha Campbell

FORD CITY

Marsha Campbell, 72, of Ford City died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her home.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. More...

Kevin Bartley

KITTANNING

Kevin Bartley, 37, of Kittanning died Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Janette L. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 7-9 Night: 6-3  Pick 3 Day: 6-0-7 Night: 9-1-7  Pick 4 Day: 7-5-6-9 Night: 3-2-2-9  Pick 5 Day: 4-5-3-3-2 Night: 3-8-1-6-5  Treasure Hunt: 01-06-10-12-17   More...

Do Just One Thing

When you’re repotting plants, save one thing from your morning routine to help: used coffee filters. Simply place the filter (complete with coffee grounds inside) at the bottom of the flowerpot. Then fill it with soil and add the plant.  More...

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