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October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Grants awarded to local non-profit organizations

County-based foundation awards funding at annual dinner

The Community Foundation Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylvania held its annual dinner on Oct. More...

New principal Mark Talarico assimilates to Divine Redeemer School

Leader keeps up with academic efforts at Ford City-based institution

As students enrolled at the Ford City-based Divine Redeemer Catholic School (DRS) recently began their 2017-18 school year, so too did Mark Talarico, the school’s newest principal.  More...

News

Emergency crew responds to vehicle accident in North Buffalo

The South Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Department, Applewold Volunteer Fire Department, Worthington West Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Kittanning Ambulance responded to a one-vehicle accident at 11:23 a.m. Oct. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Lower Kiski Ambulance, Oklahoma Ambulance, Leechburg Police Department, Gilpin Township Fire Department, and Leechburg Fire Co., responded to a rescue call at 11:43 p.m. More...

Bishop Malesic issues statement on Las Vegas tragedy

Declaration comes during Catholic Church’s ‘Respect Life Month’

This week, Greensburg Diocese Bishop Edward C. Malesic issued the following statement in reaction to the mass shootings, which took place in Las Vegas, on Sunday, Oct. 1:  More...

Sports

Penguins hang second straight Stanley Cup banner, open 2017-18 campaign with 5-4 OT loss to Blues

Pittsburgh erases two-goal deficit in third period only to fall to St. Louis 1:15 into overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo beat Matt Murray 1:15 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.  More...

River Hawks look to be physically, mentally stronger in 2017-18

Last season, the Armstrong River Hawks girls basketball team finished 11-11 and missed the playoffs. More...

Student/Athlete Q&A

West Shamokin’s Curt Slagle

Name: Curt Slagle  Grade: Senior  Family members: Parents, Tracey and David. Sister Courtney (20), brother Cody (19).  Positions: Offensive tackle/defensive end  More...

Manor Township VFC addresses municipality’s supervisors

Company volunteers discuss recent criticism on funding and spending

Members of the Manor Township Volunteer Fire Co. on Wednesday voiced their concerns regarding recent claims the company does not raise enough of its own funding to the municipality’s board of supervisors during their bimonthly meeting. More...

Rotary Club distributes dictionaries

ABOVE: Kittanning Rotary Club this week distributed dictionaries to third-grade students at local elementary schools within the Armstrong School District. More...

Study shows Armstrong County decline in home ownership

Reported drop outpaces national, statewide trends among certain age groups

Since the end of the Great Recession, home ownership has declined nationwide.  A recent study shows that not only has Armstrong County followed that trend, it has outpaced the decline among certain age groups.  The study was done by the New More...

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCT. 10

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election is Oct. More...

Obituaries

Mary Louise Rupp

Templeton

Mary Louise Rupp, 70, of Templeton, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.  She was born Aug. 26, 1947, in Brookville, the daughter of Elcana A. and Hazel Louise (Cook) Guntrum.  More...

Linda Leah (Long) Martinisko

Formerly of Leechburg

Linda Leah (Long) Martinisko, 70, formerly of Leechburg, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.  More...

Ruth Marie McVay

kittanning

Ruth Marie McVay, 105, of Kittanning Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Doris Cogley.  She was born April 9, 1912, in Chicora, to the late John and Roxie (Harkleroad) Stubrich.  She married George P. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 1-3 Night: 3-3  Pick 3 Day: 7-4-1 Night: 3-1-8  Pick 4 Day: 5-8-1-0 Night: 2-0-2-2  Pick 5 Day: 0-6-2-8-4 Night: 5-7-7-0-3  Treasure Hunt: 10-14-15-18-29   More...

Do Just One Thing

If nobody is going to be at home during the day today, take the opportunity to check if your home has any unknown water leaks. Before you lock up the house, take a reading on your water meter that indicates how many gallons you’ve used. More...

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