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October 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Richard G. Snyder YMCA campus’ annual campaign raises $116K-plus

Staff, volunteers and members of borough facility celebrate exceeding this year’s goal

Officials of the Richard G. Snyder YMCA campus in Kittanning Borough on Thursday concluded their 2017 annual fundraising campaign in genuine joy for a job well done.  More...

Vandergrift man accused of abandoning caged dogs in a creek

One dog was found deceased, while another dog was rescued and is being housed at local animal shelter

A Vandergrift man has been arrested in the recent case of two dogs locked in metal crates and thrown into a Manor Township creek, leaving one of them deceased.  Michael Alan Downes, 51, is charged with alleged aggravated cruelty to animals -- ca More...

News

No tax hike planned for Parks Township

Details regarding the 2018 budget presented during recent meeting

Parks Township’s board of supervisors on Wednesday conducted a budget meeting, to discuss spending, as well as what items will compose the municipality’s 2018 budget.  Township Secretary/Treasurer Mary E. More...

Man accused of raping, killing toddler seen in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man accused of raping and killing a 13-month-old girl in Ohio has been spotted at a Pittsburgh convenience store.  KDKA-TV says Joshua Gurto was seen at a Sheetz store on Wednesday around 4 More...

Major gambling state Pennsylvania poised for big expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in the state since casinos were legalized more than a decade ago.  More...

Sports

Yellowjackets begin much anticipated post season with win over Laurel

In Freeport, volleyball is a year-round sport, but with the winning ways and past titles, the real season begins in the post season. More...

Kessel’s 300th goal leads Penguins past Winnipeg in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel had just one thought on his mind as he raced in on an overtime breakaway against Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck.  “Hopefully, I score,” the Pittsburgh star said with a laugh after scoring his 3 More...

Armstrong advances to WPIAL quarterfinals with dominant 3-0 win over Shaler

Just prior to Thursday night’s WPIAL 4A opening round match up between Armstrong and Shaler at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School, the River Hawks were presented with a plaque commemorating the program’s third straight Section 4 champion More...

County heads make personnel decisions, set to unveil 2018 budget

Preliminary spending plan to be released to public at Nov. 2 commissioners’ meeting

In addition to making several personnel decisions at Thursday’s monthly personnel and financial meeting, the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners briefly discussed next week’s public unveiling of the county’s preliminary budget for 2018. More...

East Franklin sewage plant customers face monthly rate increase

Hike of $6-per-month to affect residents of Fox Hollow plant area

Come 2018, the 39 customers served by the Fox Hollow sewage plant in East Franklin Township will experience a $6-per-month rate increase.  Such was determined Thursday with a unanimous vote by the township’s board of supervisors to approve More...

Bridging the gap

Crews from Thornbury Inc. provide maintenance to the Judge J. Frank Graff Bridge under contract by PennDOT District 10 on Thursday. More...

Obituaries

Everett G. Williams

Templeton

Everett G. Williams, 90, of Templeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Kittanning Care Center surrounded by family.  He was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Templeton, to the late George H. and L. More...

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Lardin Jr.

Bridgeville

Robert W. “Bob” Lardin Jr., 71, of Bridgeville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at his home.  Bob was born in Kittanning on July 11, 1946, to Robert Sr. and Ruth (Beere) Lardin.  More...

Arnold E. Fair

Marion Center, formerly of Kittanning

Arnold E. Fair, 55, of Marion Center, formerly of Kittanning, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  He was born May 15, 1962, in Kittanning, to Franklin C. and Emily C. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Do Just One Thing

If you open an old bottle of olive oil and it smells rancid, you definitely shouldn’t use it for cooking or salad dressing, but you also shouldn’t toss it into the trash. Rancid oil is still useful around the house. More...

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