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May 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourist bureau gets out in the open

  Environmental Learning Center Program Coordinator Dennis Hawley (left) and AmeriCorps members Katie Blystone and Larissa Rice finish setting up a display at the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau’s open house Friday in Kittanning. More...

News

Students of the month named

The Apollo Ridge High School has honored seniors Jared Primm and James Shupe for the Apollo Area Lions Club Students of the month for March. Primm is the son of Greg and Beth Primm of Apollo. More...

Armstrong County distributes DVDs to promote recycling

For many, spring is an ideal time to clear out clutter and dispose of unwanted items. That’s why it’s also the perfect time to consider the importance of recycling items for reuse. More...

Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. More...

Sports

Area softball teams pose significant threat in WPIAL Playoffs

The WPIAL released its 2017 high school softball playoff brackets on Thurssday and three area teams will have the opportunity to make their mark in the post season.  Two of the following teams will be making a return visit to the playoffs, but f More...

Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy and hungry Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first two rounds of the playoffs engaging in high-stakes games of rope-a-dope with Columbus and Washington, absorbing some hits, avoiding others and counterpunching brilliantly to get halfway More...

Playoff Dreamin’

After the WPIAL baseball brackets were released to the public, area baseball teams now know their playoff fate, as well as local squads out of District 6 and District 9. More...

Sudden swarm benefits beekeeping brothers

Levi and Benjamin Biesinger remove insects from Walkchalk property

Many Memorial Days ago, tragedy struck in Walkchalk. That’s when the late Charles Hooks was overcome by a swarm of honeybees and succumbed to the stings the many insects inflicted on him based on the fact that he was allergic to their venom. More...

Pittsburgh man charged after allegedly leaving drugs in magistrate’s office

A Pittsburgh man faces felony drug charges after he left drugs and paraphernalia in the restroom of Magisterial District Judge James H. Owen’s office. More...

Obituaries

Richard P. ‘Swede’ Miller

DAYTON

Richard P. “Swede” Miller, 87, of Dayton passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Back to Basics Personal Care Home in Dayton, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Templeton, the son of Ralph P. More...

Stephen J. Stefancik

INDIANA

Stephen J. Stefancik, 70, of Indiana passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  A son of George and Madelene M. Lazzeri Stefancik, he was born April 2, 1947, in Yatesboro.  Mr. More...

Ira G. ‘Gil’ Stitt

FORD CITY

Ira G. “Gil” Stitt, 92, of Ford City died Friday, May 12, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Born Nov. 12, 1924, in Manorville, he was a son of the late Ira and Violet (Colton) Stitt.  A veteran of the U.S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 9-4 Night: 7-0  Pick 3 Day: 3-9-8 Night: 7-1-6  Pick 4 Day: 9-3-7-1 Night: 7-3-2-3  Pick 5 Day: 5-2-5-4-9 Night: 9-4-7-5-0  Treasure Hunt: 10-13-14-15-20   More...

Do Just One Thing

Many of us use paper shredders to protect our personal information from getting into the wrong hands. But what do you do with that shredded paper? More...

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