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January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

West Hills Primary partakes in ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ campaign

School partners with American Heart Association to educate, raise funds

West Hills Primary School (WHPS) students on Thursday had the opportunity to witness the “Mars Stars Jump Rope” team comprised of Mars Area elementary students, as the school kicked off its annual “Jump Rope for Heart” fundrai More...

Lenape JOC acknowledges board during School Director Recognition Month

Timothy Scaife nominated as Treasurer for Joint Operating Committee

The Lenape Joint Operating Committee (JOC) held its monthly meeting Thursday, during which Timothy Scaife was nominated for the position of committee treasurer, monthly bills were passed, and JOC members were acknowledged as part of School Director R More...


Communities spend week under boil water advisory after flooding

Flooded East Brady wells sparked concerns of contamination

As a result of flooding, residents in East Brady Borough were under a boil water advisory for the past week.  The advisory has since been lifted, as of Thursday afternoon, but remains for surrounding communities which rely on the borough for wat More...

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength


Students of the month named

The Apollo-Ridge High School has honored Seniors Kyle Fitzroy and Isaac Thompson for the Apollo Area Lions Club Students of the Month for January.  Fitzroy is the son of Tanya and Terry Fitzroy of Apollo.  His activities include Student Cou More...

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Do Just One Thing

You’ve probably vacuumed and dusted around the house before and noticed more allergens and dust seem to have been released into the air. Do this one thing to clear the air after cleaning: Turn on the AC. More...

Commissioners extend tax abatements for Leechburg, Parks Township

Resolutions allow for another decade of LERTA zones for each municipality

Armstrong County’s board of commissioners on Thursday voted to approve two resolutions extending tax abatements for business properties in Leechburg Borough and Parks Township for an additional 10 years.  More...

County appoints Rebecca Lozzi as full-time assistant district attorney

New hire possesses nearly two decades of legal experience

In one of the first steps new Armstrong County District Attorney Katie Charlton took to reorganize her office, she requested the county appoint a full-time assistant district attorney.  It was a move she touted as one that would make the office More...

Three hospitalized in two-vehicle accident

A two-vehicle accident shut down a portion of Route 28 in Rayburn Township between Poverty Hill Road and Anderson Creek Road around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to PennDOT. More...


G. Edwin VanDyke

South Buffalo Township

G. Edwin VanDyke, 90, of South Buffalo Township, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, surrounded by his family at Fair Winds Manor in Winfield Township.  Ed was born on his family farm in South Buffalo Township, on Aug. 16, 1927. More...


Clash of the Class

Comets outlast Wolves in match up of Heritage Conference heavy weights, 50-45

The West Shamokin girls varsity basketball team experienced a bit of déjà vu on Thursday night at home against the Penns Manor Comets.  More...

Bowser, River Hawks bounce back with key defeat of McKeesport

After what could be described as their worst loss of the season on Wednesday at the hands of East Allegheny, the Armstrong girls varsity basketball team rebounded emphatically with a 60-37 win over McKeesport on Thursday.  More...

NFL’s final 4 all overcame injuries to star players

The list of players sitting out this weekend’s conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont’a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford.  More...

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