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October 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Students celebrate anti-drug efforts for Red Ribbon Week

West Hills Intermediate School students recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week -- an national anti-drug campaign that discourages the use of drugs among youth. More...

News

Man sought in rape-murder of Ohio tot in custody

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wanted on charges he raped and killed a 13-monthold girl in Ohio is in custody in Pennsylvania.  KDKA-TV reports Joshua Gurto was captured in Pittsburgh’s   Franklin Park section around 1:30 a.m. More...

Police: Man charged with killing woman led them to remains

MT. PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man jailed in the death of a missing Pennsylvania woman has led investigators to what they believe are her remains.  More...

SENIOR CENTER NEWS

The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging senior center schedule for next week is as follows:  More...

Sports

Wolves drop Meyersdale in Heritage Conference/WestPAC crossover, 32-18

The West Shamokin Wolves completed their regular season and home schedule on Friday night at Jack E. Boyer Field in strong fashion as they welcomed their sixth seed counter part, Meyersdale, in the Heritage Conference/WestPAC crossover series.  More...

Armstrong finishes 2017 campaign with 56-25 win over Kiski Area

A week after scoring 56 points and retiring a classic Western Pennsylvania football field, the Armstrong River Hawks duplicated the feat.  More...

Apollo-Ridge loses heartbreaker to South Allegheny in season finale, 29-26

As the clock ticked down on the Apollo-Ridge Vikings’ season, head coach John Skiba said throughout it all, his team, particuarly the seniors, have battled through adversity, and played their hearts out throughout the year. More...

Finishing on a high note

Armstrong River Hawks senior quarterback Dawson Porter turns upfield in the third quarter of the local team’s 56-25 win over Kiski Area on Friday night. More...

Apollo woman selected for respiratory care student of the year award

Emma Weaver is inspired by grandmother and retired nurse Carol Brown of New Bethlehem

Apollo resident Emma Weaver long ago became positively acquainted with the hospital setting while observing the routine of her grandmother -- New Bethlehem’s Carol Brown -- who worked for many years as a registered nurse at Allegheny Valley Hos More...

BC3 @ Armstrong campus to conduct open house on Nov. 1

Community college’s Ford City-based branch to welcome public, waives application fee

The Armstrong campus of Butler County Community College (BC3) will play host to an open house next week for potential students to meet staff, apply for admission, and learn about what the campus has to offer.  The event will take place from 6-7: More...

Obituaries

Rita J. Forester

NORTH BUFFALO TOWNSHIP

Rita J. Forester, 60, of North Buffalo Township, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at her home.  Born on March 5, 1957, at the old Armstrong County Hospital, Kittanning, she was the daughter of Glenn R. More...

Byron S. ‘Smitty’ Walker, Sr.

FORD CITY

Byron S. “Smitty” Walker, Sr., 93, of Ford City, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Kittanning.  He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ford City, to W. More...

Robert L. Zinn

LEECHBURG

Robert L. Zinn, 67, of Leechburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.  A son of the late William Zinn and Henrietta (Gibson) Zinn, he was born May 2, 1950, in Kittanning.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV Schedule

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SATURDAY’S TV BEST BETS

Leprechaun: Origins 3 p.m. on AMC Faith and begorrah! AMC launches a Halloween weekend marathon of this .... let’s say inexplicably popular low-budget horror film franchise with this 2014 entry.  More...

DEAR ABBY

Long-Running Family Joke Is No Laughing Matter For Sister

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my early 20s, and my 18-year-old sister, “Judy,” is attending community college. All my memories of her consist of her putting me down. We reconciled just as I was moving out. More...

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