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June 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

District talks attendance rates, reviews student graduation plans

The Apollo-Ridge School District board of education recently listened to three of the district’s guidance counselors during a presentation in which the counselors highlighted attendance, and student demographic rates within the district. More...

New business coming to Route 422 in Elderton

Dollar General store will serve both locals and passersby, mayor says

Be it motorists traveling locally or commuters trekking between New Castle and Indiana, traffic through Elderton Borough flows steadily along State Route 422, according to Larry Prugh, the borough’s mayor. More...

News

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Leechburg Police Department and Leechburg Fire Company performed emergency work at 11:07 a.m. June 25 at 268 Canal St. in Leechburg;  More...

JAIL REPORT

The following was committed Sunday and Monday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Kevin Michael Schmidt, 33, of Third Avenue, Ford City, on charges of simple assault, strangulation and disorderly conduct - engaging in fighting. More...

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain’s youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday.  More...

Sports

Stangs follow up impressive weekend with 9-7 win over North Allegheny

The Worthington/Kittanning Stangs raised its summer record to 11-2 following Monday’s 9-7 road victory over North Allegheny. More...

On This Day In Sports History

July 27th, 1978

LOCALLY   The Tigers and Dodgers of the Ford City Little League faced off in what would be a 7-1 victory for the Tigers.  More...

Latrobe quiets Kiski bats in 6-1 win

As the saying goes, sometimes the best defense is a good offense. More...

Police chief loses part of arm during fireworks incident

State police close investigation into fun act gone awry, rule it accidental

Amid the cries for help at a fireworks show in Leechburg Saturday evening, Francine Garrone thought it may have been kids making a distasteful joke. “Slowly I realized this wasn’t kids playing around. Something happened,” Garrone recalled. More...

Apollo-Ridge approves general fund budget

The Apollo-Ridge School District board of education on Monday held its legislative meeting during which members approved 28 personnel items and the general fund budget for the 2017-18 academic year.  The 2017-18 general fund budget was approved More...

Marc Mantini receives PSAB award for years of service

Current Ford City councilman, former mayor lauded by peers

During Ford City Borough Council’s workshop meeting Monday, Councilman Marc Mantini, the municipality’s former mayor, officially received an award issued by the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).  Mantini received the Cecil K. More...

Obituaries

Cynthia L. (Vensel) Duncan

FORD CITY

Cynthia L. (Vensel) Duncan, 68, of Ford City died Monday, June 26, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.  She was born Oct. More...

Leonard W. Frye

SHELOCTA

Leonard W. Frye, 78, of Shelocta passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born March 3, 1939, in Plumcreek Township, the son of Clair J. and Iola G. (Clark) Frye.  More...

Heber Ellsworth George, Jr.

WEST LEBANON

Heber Ellsworth George, Jr., 95, of West Lebanon died Thursday, June 1, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, at South Bend Cemetery, Shelocta, with Corbin Krug officiating. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 8-5 Night: 5-4  Pick 3 Day: 8-1-9 Night: 5-9-6  Pick 4 Day: 4-2-0-0 Night: 4-2-1-3  Pick 5 Day: 4-3-4-3-8 Night: 4-9-9-6-2  Treasure Hunt: 10-14-19-20-23   More...

Do Just One Thing

Goodwill is a great place to donate a whole variety of household items to be resold for charity. The list of accepted items is long and varied: everything from lightly used cookware to electronics to cars in any condition. More...

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