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October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page


Area district offers ‘hands-on, immersive approach’ to country’s culture

Instructors of Apollo-Ridge Junior-Senior High School’s educational French department are taking a new approach to educate their students not only on the language of French, but a hands-on, immersive approach to understanding the culture.  More...



Armstrong 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Burrell Township Fire Department, Bethel Township Fire Department, Gilpin Township Fire Department, and Pennsylvania State Police responded to a vehicle fire at 6:36 a.m. Oct. More...


Armstrong High School senior Nolan Turco was a former summer volunteer at ACMH Hospital. He was chosen as the September Student of the Month by the Ford City Lions Club. In an article that appeared on page A3 of the Oct. More...

United Methodists prepare flood buckets

Nineteen members of the United Methodist Charge for Christ recently worked to prepare flood buckets to be shipped to flood stricken regions of the country.  Fifty buckets were filled with cleaning supplies as specified by UMCOR, the United Metho More...


West Shamokin continues playoff push with 7-0 win over Derry

Eye-popping offensive numbers might be the first thing that the casual fan is drawn to, but the West Shamokin Wolves’ defense might be a the biggest part of the team’s success. More...

Crosby, Malkin lift Pens over struggling Rangers 5-4 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night. More...

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West Shamokin gifted honors government class to play host to political debate

Candidates for Armstrong County court of common pleas judge, district attorney to take part in Thursday’s event

As the Nov. 7 general election approaches, one local high school is preparing to host a debate of candidates for two of Armstrong County’s prominent political posts. More...

Dayton men to face trial for plot to smuggle drugs into Armstrong County Jail

Michael Scott Hoyer allegedly placed drugs in magistrate’s bathroom for stepson Jesse Allen Nolder

Both Michael Scott Hoyer and Jesse Allen Nolder will head to trial for a failed plot to smuggle heroin into the Armstrong County Jail (ACJ). More...

Leechburg Council agrees to temporarily extend suspension of animal related ordinance

Borough’s governmental board aims to draft new or amended ordinance in the future

Leechburg Borough Council on Tuesday voted to extend a temporary suspension of enforcement of an ordinance regarding animals in the borough. More...


Joan Ellen Colwell


Joan Ellen Colwell, 85, of Kellersburg, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, at the Back to Basics Personal Care Home in Dayton, after a brief illness.  Born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Kellersburg, she was the daughter of the late Lester A. More...

Delores J. (Wickline) Metzler

Natrona Heights

Delores J. (Wickline) Metzler, 84, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  She was born June 17, 1933, in Kittanning, to the late Howard P. Wickline and Virginia L. More...

Douglas Charles Appel

Orlando, Fla.

Douglas Charles Appel, 66, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. More...

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Pennsylvania Lottery

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Do Just One Thing

Experts believe the average number of hands that touch products like apples, peaches and lettuce before they reach your kitchen is around 20. More...

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