KITTANNING – During their first regular meeting of the new year, Armstrong County Commissioners proclaimed Jan. 9 as National Law Enforcement Day, and delayed action on the proposed sale of the county’s Armsdale property in Rayburn Township.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Members of the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority last week applauded the efforts of New Bethlehem Borough Council to secure a grant to clean debris from Red Bank Creek.

RIMERSBURG – Noting that the district pays hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to enroll students in cyber charter schools, Union School District officials last week urged state leaders to reform the funding structure for cyber schools.

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JOHNSTOWN – The Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team lost on the road in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division competition Saturday at Pitt-Johnstown, 77-67.

In the last ten years or so we started a winter family tradition of listening to old-time radio dramas by candlelight. This tradition helps to burn off any gloom or bleakness that may immediately follow the holidays making the winter months cozy and bright.

Despite the best efforts of a bi-partisan coalition to stop them, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, 230-197, without a single Republican vote.

Now there’s a title that is sure to set off a round of random public verbal attacks. It doesn’t take much these days. Have we lost our collective sense of humor?