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October 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ford City Garden Club joins in on spirit of Halloween season

The Ford City Garden Club’s O’Connor Street Garden theme is “Fall is For Families,” and it’s not hard to understand why. More...

News

Elderton Elementary awarded grant money for Project Fit America

School to receive fitness equipment valued at $16K-plus from Indiana Healthcare Foundation

Elderton Elementary School recently received more than $16,000 in grant money, funded by Indiana Healthcare Foundation, to implement Project Fit America (PFA) at its campus, which will provide indoor and outdoor exercise equipment for students enroll More...

Fire chief: Cat rescued from North Buffalo fire

Departments statewide encourage sprinkler system installation

West Kittanning Borough Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bernie Bowser Sr. on Monday offered an update regarding a fire that occurred at 5:04 p.m. Oct. More...

Regulators have flip-flopped on legality of some bump stocks

Two decades before a secretive gambler lugged an arsenal that included 12 “bump stocks” into a Las Vegas hotel room and opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers, a 40-something ex-Marine was tinkering in his Florida garage, looking for a fresh take on More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 9-4 Night: 9-7  Pick 3 Day: 5-3-8 Night: 9-5-6  Pick 4 Day: 3-4-2-3 Night: 3-9-8-3  Pick 5 Day: 4-0-9-6-7 Night: 4-8-7-0-0  Treasure Hunt: 05-18-22-28-29   More...

Do Just One Thing

It seems so antiquated in a day of smartphones and search engines, but millions of printed phone books are still being produced every single year. More...

ASD approves advance funding for demolition of schools

Board of education rejects bids for athletic complex

The Armstrong School District (ASD) board of education on Monday approved a resolution for the advance funding for the demolition of the former Ford City Junior Senior High School, and the former Kittanning Junior High School.  More...

Area man accused of drug possession, threatening welfare of children

Jesse Allen Nolder will face a preliminary hearing today in Rural Valley

Jesse Allen Nolder, 30, of Dayton, was recently charged with alleged drug possession and allegedly threatening the welfare of children.  The information on the alleged incident is included in an affidavit of probable cause, in conjunction with a More...

Ford City Borough Council discusses changes to water billing in response to inquiry at meeting

Monthly charge involves a 90-cent increase due to PennVEST mandate tied to loan, which financed construction of new water treatment plant

Ford City Borough Council on Monday discussed changes to residents’ water bills, as well as the increase in the amount owed.  At yesterday’s regular meeting, council members conducted those talks in response to complaints voiced by b More...

Obituaries

William Gerhard Hartung

Kittanning

William Gerhard Hartung, 82, of Kittanning, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the Kittanning Care Center.  He was born March 19, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gerhard L. More...

Russell L. Cook

Ford City

Russell L. Cook, 88, of Ford City, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Butler Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 4, 1929. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean Conflict.  More...

Sports

Bowser, Virostek fall in AAA Section 1 tennis quarterfinals

It has been a season full of accomplishments for Armstrong girls tennis players Ashleigh Bowser and Lauren Virostek and though both River Hawks girls tennis players lost in the WPIAL AAA Section 1 quarterfinals on Monday afternoon at The Club Sport a More...

Is it time for Big Ben to get on with his Life’s Work?

Every quarterback and athlete in general faces father time and as the saying goes, “father time is undefeated.” Now it would be putting the cart before the horse to say that time has caught up with Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but it sti More...

Colts remain perfect with 3-0 sweep of Wolves

Northern Cambria remains perfect in Heritage Conference standings after decisive victory over West Shamokini

A packed house at West Shamokin set the scene as the first and second place teams in the Heritage Conference volleyball standings met in a pivotal clash. More...

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