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August 5, 2017 RSS feed / News

Concordia Visiting Nurses hires new therapy manager

William ‘Bill’ Bellas hopes to continue legacy of quality care

Concordia Visiting Nurses, a nursing and therapy service provider, recently hired William “Bill” Bellas as therapy manager.  He began work on July 3.  Bellas, who lives in West Kittanning with his wife, Allison, and son, Finn, s More...

Senior Centers

The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging senior center schedule for next week is as follows:  More...

An unhealthy rodeo

Editorial

Two polls on health care and two ironically contrary results.  However, when added together the polls conducted by the News-Item and The Daily Review revealed that readers regard health care as, “a right,” by a 52 to 47 percent margi More...

The remaking of the GOP

Commentary

A president campaigns with promises to achieve a specific goal. The House goes along. The Senate begins to examine the matter, accedes to various lawmakers’ demands for special favors and concessions, but the process runs into resistance. More...

News to Use

Meetings:   • The Allegheny Power/West Penn Power Retirees will meet for its monthly breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at King’s Family Restaurant, 16 Hilltop Plaza, East Franklin. For information, call Don at 724-783-6411.  More...

Church News to Use

Basement/bake/hot dog sale  A basement sale, a bake sale, and hot dog sale will be held from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Christ Rupp Lutheran Church, 228 Rupp Church Road in Kittanning Township. More...

Jobless rate raises question: How much better can it get?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?  More...

AP source: Grand jury among Mueller’s tools in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says.  More...

Hu, puff, pass? AG’s pot fury not echoed by task force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that lawand order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. More...

Computer law expert says British hacker arrest problematic

LONDON (AP) — A computer law expert on Friday described the evidence so far presented to justify the U.S. More...

Furloughs approved for 1st time in Puerto Rico’s history

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory’s history.  More...

Another strong month of hiring sends stock indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other stocks climbed Friday after the government reported more gains in hiring last month, the latest signal that the economy is continuing to hum along. More...

Slow start can’t stop Bolt in debut at last worlds

LONDON (AP) — It was classic Bolt. More...

France sees first-ever panda birth, and death

PARIS (AP) — A giant panda in a French zoo has given birth to twins, the first-ever panda birth in France, but one died soon after birth.  More...

Neymar says move not cash-driven; PSG expects financial lift

PARIS (AP) — Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game’s costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch.  More...

Four generations in one shot

An area family met recently for a four-generation photograph, including (from left) Beverly Long of Worthington; Tammy Johns of Worthington; Shannon Cornetti of Kittanning, who is holding her son, De More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Tuesday-Friday to the Armstrong County Jail:  More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Apollo Hose Company No. 2 responded to an automatic fire alarm at 9:12 a.m. Aug. More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” - (Revelation 14:7 AKJV)  We would do well to r More...

Armstrong County Church List

Appleby Manor Memorial Presbyterian Church  Sunday services, 10 a.m.  Belknap United Church of Christ  Sunday services, 9:30 a.m.  Brush Valley Brethren Church  Sunday services/school, 11 a.m./10 a.m.  More...

Fake science? -- Digging past the dogmatic assertion

Fake science is the dogmatic assertion that something is scientifically true because the scientist’s philosophical presupposition requires it to be true and not because it has been scientifically proven.  Most of the scientific community i More...

Leaked Trump transcripts the latest risk to US diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren’t just embarrassing to Donald Trump. More...

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to do that.  More...

US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraq More...

US military: Georgian soldier killed in latest Afghan attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. More...

Diplomat: $1 billion in NKorea exports would be banned by UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed new U.N. More...

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to jointly build auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.  More...

Early vote returns show Rwanda leader with 99 percent lead

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s long-time president has 99 percent support with nearly half the ballots counted in Friday’s presidential election, according to preliminary results from a vote he was widely expected to win.  More...

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela’s ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a tool for imposing dic More...

Pakistani president swears in members of new Cabinet

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday swore in a new Cabinet, following a week of turmoil that included the election of a new prime minister after the resignation of his predecessor, who was dismissed from office by the country’s Supreme Co More...

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