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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Apollo Borough councilwoman announces run for mayor

Cindee Virostek points to experience on governmental body

Longtime Apollo Borough Councilwoman Cindee Virostek will run for mayor of the municipality in the upcoming May 16 municipal primary election.  Married to Chris Virostek for 43 years, she also has two grown children, and four grandchildren.  More...

Creating a buzz

ABOVE: Jim Alvino and Destiny Moniot put up a billboard Tuesday for the Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana (ABCI) along State Route 422. More...

News

More training vowed after firefighters forced to jump

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fire department officials in western Pennsylvania say more training is planned after a review of actions at a New Year’s Day blaze in suburban Pittsburgh last year in which five firefighters jumped out of a second story More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Tuesday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Joshua Daniel Kuhta, 30, of Fifth Avenue, Ford City, on charges of simple assault, harassment/strike, shove, kick, etc., and disorderly conduct -- engage in fighti More...

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police issued the following report on the recent incident:  More...

Sports

The Final Chapter

West Shamokin’s historic season ends with PIAA semifinal loss to Bishop Canevin

Throughout the first three rounds of the PIAA 3A girls basketball tournament, West Shamokin and Bishop Canevin experienced very different existences during their respective three-game winning streaks.  More...

Snyder Stingrays swim team sends record number to state meet

The Snyder Stingray Swim Team of the Richard G. Snyder YMCA is gearing up for the 2017 Pennsylvania State YMCA Championship Meet. More...

Spring Training Roundup

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.  Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius i More...

Lenape Tech students put know-how to the test

NOCTI exams prepare pupils for prospective fields

As Lenape Technical School focuses its educational practices on preparing students there for a future in their specific work field, students are undergoing a series of job-readiness assessment tests to further evaluate just that. More...

RAID to offer free Narcan training

April 6 event meant also to recruit new volunteers

Volunteers of Parker’s chapter of Residents Against Illicit Drugs (RAID) on April 6 will play host to a free event at which attendees will be trained in the application and administration of Narcan -- an antidote to revive those who overdose on heroi More...

Worthington man facing assault, terroristic threat charges

Jorn Jensen awaits date of preliminary hearing

Charges have been filed against Jorn Jensen, a West Franklin Township resident, following an alleged incident that reportedly occurred at Jensen’s Worthington residence in the municipality at 10:50 a.m. March 13.  More...

Obituaries

James Ruffner

KITTANNING

James Ruffner, 75, of Kittanning, passed away Friday March 17, 2017, at Butler Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 5, 1942, in Freeport to the late Gail and Agnes (Easley) Ruffner.  He served in the U.S. More...

Gertrude Rose (Myers) Harmon

WEST KITTANNING

Gertrude Rose (Myers) Harmon, 89, of West Kittanning died Monday, March 20, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.  She was born on Nov. 27, 1927, in Cowansville to the late Charles and Jesse (Allen) Myers.  Rose was a retired postal clerk.  More...

Andrew George ‘Andy’ Patterson

HOME

Andrew George ‘Andy’ Patterson, 75, of Home, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Yatesboro to Andrew J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

SUDOKU

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 1-9 Night: 1-7  Pick 3 Day: 6-5-0 Night: 2-8-8  Pick 4 Day: 3-1-3-7 Night: 4-5-7-0  Pick 5 Day: 4-6-1-4-3 Night: 5-3-2-3-7  Treasure Hunt: 03-05-09-23-25   More...

Do Just One Thing

When it comes to DIY or crafting, choosing the right nontoxic glue or adhesive is important. One ubiquitous glue -- rubber cement -- may be a childhood staple, but it should be avoided. More...

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