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December 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

River Hawks revel in big win

The Armstrong River Hawks celebrate a goal during the second period of a 3-1 win over Baldwin at the Belmont Sports Complex. More...

‘Christmas Memories’ are sought for publication

Do you have a Christmas memory that defines the season for you and yours?  The Leader Times wants to share your special memory with our readers this year in our annual Christmas Memories section, which will run on Dec. 23.  More...

News

Grace Christian School students, families aid VANquish food drive

More than 100 bags of food, non-perishable items sent to ACCAA

Students at Grace Christian School, located in West Kittanning Borough, recently helped collect food donations Nov. More...

Ford City Public Library to honor the late John F. Englert from Dec. 3-9

Man was instrumental to the construction of the facility’s current building

Sunday will be an important day to Ford City Public Library supporters, said Anita Bowser, the facility’s director.  Dec. 3 is the birthday of John F. Englert, who was instrumental in the library’s development.  More...

Jim Nabors, who made cheery Gomer Pyle a TV icon, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry.  But when Gomer More...

Sports

River Hawks reel off sixth straight win with 3-1 defeat of Baldwin

Armstrong head coach Lee Grafton knew coming into Thursday night’s contest against Baldwin that goals and scoring chances would be few and far between because of the way Highlanders approached the game.  More...

Nittany Lions Can Find A Coordinator, But Replacing Moorhead Not So Easy

In May 2016, Joe Moorhead visited Northeast Pennsylvania for the first and, it turns out, only time as Penn State’s offensive coordinator, giving a speech at the Greater Scranton Chapter of the Alumni Association’s Penn State Night at Fio More...

Winning Stanley Cup gets harder every year according to Sidney Crosby

TORONTO (AP) — It has been more than 30 years since an NHL team has completed a Stanley Cup three-peat.  Could the Pittsburgh Penguins end that drought this season?  Captain Sidney Crosby says winning the NHL’s top prize gets ha More...

Movie prompts local woman to educate about daughter’s Treacher Collins Syndrome

Alexianna (Lexi) Mims, 14, of Yatesboro pursues an active lifestyle despite health-related issues

As the movie “Wonder” – a story of how a 10-year-old boy with facial disfigurement navigates life and middle school, is currently in theaters, it hits close to home for a local teenager who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome.&n More...

Local YMCA begins holiday hustle fitness challenge

Free challenge welcomes non-members, promotes wellness

Staff at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA campus in Kittanning Borough are promoting wellness by encouraging the public, including those who are non-members of the YMCA, to join in their Holiday Hustle Fitness Challenge.  More...

East Franklin Township board of supervisors adopt 2018 budget

Spending plan will not call for a real estate tax increase

In a 3-0 vote, East Franklin Township’s board of supervisors on Thursday approved a motion to adopt the municipality’s 2018 budget and sewage operating fund.  The resulting spending plan will not call for a real estate tax increase.& More...

Obituaries

Daniel Warcholak, Jr.

Kittanning

Daniel Warcholak, Jr., 88, of Kittanning, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Allegheny Valley Hospital. He was born July 29, 1929, in Ford City, to Daniel and Mary Nahrabreka Warcholak. He was a member of St. More...

Raymond M. French, Sr.

Rural Valley

On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, an amazing, caring man and “old goat”, Raymond M. More...

Michaele L. Wilder

dayton

Michaele L. Wilder, 49, of Dayton, died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in her residence.  She was born on Nov. More...

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In 1913, the Ford Motor Company began operation of its first assembly line.  In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking a new era in the civil rights movement.  In 1969, the United States instit More...

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