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November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leechburg Borough Council passes tentative 2018 budget

Will not call for a tax increase, but could call for one in the coming years

In a 6-1 ruling, Leechburg Borough Council on Wednesday voted to pass the municipality’s tentative general fund budget for 2018, during its regular monthly meeting.  More...


Authors attend meet-and-greet during recent light-up night

Several local authors recently attended a meet-and-greet book signing during Kittanning Borough’s light-up night, “A Picture Perfect Christmas,” at Kittanning News on Market Street, More...

Pennsylvania House leaves Marcellus Shale tax up in the air

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impose a long-sought tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is up in the air until December.  More...


The following individuals were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Richard Michael Bisch, 52, of Fourth Avenue, Ford City, on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. No bond was listed;  More...

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 1-7 Night: 7-1  Pick 3 Day: 4-6-7 Night: 3-5-0  Pick 4 Day: 3-9-3-9 Night: 8-9-6-2  Pick 5 Day: 0-5-2-8-3 Night: 7-0-6-7-5  Treasure Hunt: 15-17-18-24-26   More...

Do Just One Thing

If you want to bring a smile to an ill child in the hospital, you can help by donating your lightly used video games and equipment to the nonprofit Gamers Outreach Foundation (GOF). More...

Training for careers in natural gas industry available

Program targets displaced coal workers in Armstrong County and beyond; first class is slated locally for Nov. 30

The impact of the downturn in the coal industry is felt well beyond those who work in the mines.  Michael Coonley, the executive director of the Armstrong County Department of Economic Development, explained that companies, which provide or serv More...

Kittanning Township woman accused of arson headed to trial

Rebicca Lynn McElroy waives right to preliminary hearing

After allegedly setting fire to her parents’ home — causing $100,000 in damage, killing a cat and seriously injuring another — Rebicca Lynn McElroy, 32, of Kittanning, will head to trial for multiple felony charges.  More...


The Leader Times office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, and no print or online edition will be available Thursday, Nov. 23. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Print and online editions will also be available for sale on that date. More...


Margaret Jane ‘Peg’ Livengood

Matthews, N.C.

Margaret Jane “Peg” Livengood, 93, of Matthews, N.C., passed away on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster in Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Margaret J. ‘Peggy’ (Bowers) Neal


Margaret J. “Peggy” (Bowers) Neal, 73, of Kittanning, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.  She was born June 3, 1944, in Punxsutawney.  Peggy was a retired factory worker. More...


West Shamokin’s Kirkwood realizes softball dream

Upon graduation in 2018, Wolves’ Kirkwood will continue playing career at Thiel College

Quiet, reserved and shy is how West Shamokin’s Ashtin Kirkwood describes herself when she isn’t on the softball diamond. More...

Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall

Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep “known steroid users” out of Cooperstown.  More...

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