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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

ASD approves summer personnel measures

The Armstrong School District board of education recently approved a series of personnel measures during its regular monthly meeting including resignations, and employment for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year and retroactively for the summer months More...

News

Officials: Bald eagle had lead poisoning

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition.  The bird was letting people get close to it on a wildlife trail near Apollo over the weekend. More...

New events added to Riverbration docket

  New events were added this week to the schedule for the 2017 Riverbration, which will take place Aug. 18-20 on the S. Water St. side of Kittanning Riverfront Park in the borough. In addition to power boat races taking place from 10 a.m. More...

Leechburg Borough Zoning Hearing Board approves variance for garage

Leechburg Borough Zoning Hearing Board, in a 3-0 ruling, voted Tuesday to grant a variance to Robert “Bob” Shaner, a resident in the borough, to build a two-car, prefab garage, during its public hearing Tuesday.  More...

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 7-4 Night: 0-2  Pick 3 Day: 1-0-8 Night: 9-0-7  Pick 4 Day: 2-5-6-7 Night: 5-1-6-9  Pick 5 Day: 8-0-7-0-9 Night: 4-5-0-2-1  Treasure Hunt: 05-09-13-25-29   More...

Do Just One Thing

Are your veggies, herbs and other garden plants attracting more than bees? If your plants are attracting the appetites of insects and small animals, don’t resort to chemical sprays or fencing. More...

Board moves retirement related tasks from controller’s office to human resources

County Controller Myra Miller says she will fight move, commissioners defend action

Following a lengthy executive session, the Armstrong County Retirement Board on Tuesday voted to move the handling of retirement from the controller’s office to the county’s human resources department. More...

More Great Dayton Fair moments

  Liberty Prindible, 10, of Smicksburg (right) on Tuesday shows a swine purchased from Kasanicky Twin Showpigs of Leechburg during the second day of the 137th annual Great Dayton Fair, which will carry on through Aug. 20. More...

Responders: One of three kittens survives after being thrown out of moving vehicle

Community members, animal advocates rally to rescue, treat and adopt victimized animal

As Cory Shaeffer was driving down Route 66 a week ago, he thought the vehicle in front of him was tossing garbage out of their window.  Yet, as he continued down the road between the Riverside Grocery Store and Fairground Road in Ford City, he s More...

Obituaries

William G. Hileman

Ford City

William G. Hileman, 81, of Ford City died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born Sept. 11, 1935, in Manor Township, he was a son of the late William J. and Alice (Piper) Hileman.  Mr. More...

Janet Marie (Holizna) Ceraso

Ford City

Janet Marie (Holizna) Ceraso, 84, of Ford City passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital.  Janet was born Feb. More...

Sports

The T.J. Watt era is already off to a roaring start in 2017

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted T.J. More...

Steelers’ rookie RB Conner dazzles in return from injury

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back James Conner knew extra work was on the way.  And he couldn’t have been more excited.  More...

Piña, Davies help Brewers beat Pirates 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton hit a pinch-hit home run, Manny Piña drove in two runs, Zach Davies pitched into the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night. More...

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