KITTANNING – An improvement project at the Armstrong County Courthouse and neighboring annex building is moving forward, as county officials hired an architectural firm last week.

COOKSBURG – The Clarion River, recognized in January as the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year by the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, was not always the clean, attractive waterway that it is today. Rather, the 110-mile river, which stretches from Johnsonburg to Par…

NEW BETHLEHEM – Volunteer fire departments in the area, and across the state, are battling more than fires these days, according to a presentation last week at the New Bethlehem Fire Hall that demonstrated that modern day firefighters are combatting problems with funding, declining membershi…

NEW BETHLEHEM – During their meeting last Tuesday evening, Redbank Valley School Board members heard reports on the first week of school as well as an update on the flood-damaged heating system at the primary school.

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FOXBURG — In their first of two home openers to start the season, the Union/A-C Valley Falcon Knights came up big at A-C Valley in their 24-0 shutout of visiting Curwensville last Friday night.

ST. MARYS — An early hiccup and sluggish start to the game offensively was clearly offset by a solid defensive effort as the Redbank Valley Bulldogs kept their record perfect last Friday night.

It’s hard to believe that we were sweltering through a long stretch of hot days only six weeks ago. Now we’re happy to snuggle a little deeper into the covers in the morning. The air coming through open windows is more than a little chilly.

It’s disturbing to see that America’s president obviously is not capable of doing his job.

In the “Faith In Action” publication, there is an article on Bob Johnson (founder of Black Entertainment Television) where he states the Democratic Party has “moved too far to the left” by embracing higher taxes, runaway government spending, government run healthcare and their socialist sche…

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WEST CHESTER —Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has “grossly exceeded” her annual budget for overtime costs in each of the past three calendar years, according to a filing by the county controller in the continuing dispute over costs associated with the Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit.

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