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STRATTANVILLE – The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has received official notice that a fact-finding report has been accepted by the Clarion-Limestone Area School District and rejected by the Clarion-Limestone Area Education Association, according to a PLRB news release on Monday, Sept. 17.

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PAINT TWP. – As contraband smuggling continues to be a concern around the country, inmates at the Clarion County Jail will now have a constant reminder of the consequences they could face if they bring illegal substances into the jail.

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CLARION – The sounds of celebration, fellowship and remembrance filled the Clarion Eagles Pavilion last Thursday as the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital welcomed current cancer patients, survivors and their families to its Light Up Night event.

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STRATTANVILLE – Clarion-Limestone High School unveiled its improved gymnasium on Friday during its homecoming pep rally. The gym improvements added to the spirit of the pep rally, with school pride splashed all around the room.

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HARRISBURG – The Redbank Valley Municipal Authority (RVMA) will be better able to detect leaks and lost water in its system after a state grant was approved to purchase necessary equipment yesterday (Tuesday) in Harrisburg, state Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R…

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RIMERSBURG – With the budgeting process for 2019 ready to begin, Rimersburg Borough officials said Monday that they are still considering whether or not to levy a fire hydrant maintenance fee on surrounding townships.

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MAYPORT – “If you plant it, they will come.” This philosophy sums up the efforts of a local woman in her quest to help preserve nature. The “it” is milkweed and “they” are Monarch butterflies.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – An old, unused fire truck from New Bethlehem has become a valuable firefighting tool for a small community in the Dominican Republic.

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KITTANNING – Less than 10 years after Armstrong County’s multi-million dollar emergency communications network was built, county officials are seeking millions more to build a new network within the next two years.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Two proposed educational programs received the green light for further investigation and possible implementation at last week’s regular meeting of the Redbank Valley School Board.

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SLIGO – A request to allow ATVs on the streets of Sligo that was rejected at the borough council’s August meeting brought continued discussion at the group’s September meeting.

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KITTANNING – An area woman last week entered a guilty plea for her role in the July 11, 2017 murder of George Edward Burdette Jr. in East Brady, Sugarcreek Township (Armstrong County).

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HARRISBURG – State Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion), state Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Oil City) and the Board of Directors for the Clarion County YMCA (Scenic Rivers YMCA) yesterday (Tuesday) announced that a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RACP) will benef…

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SLIGO – At the end of Sligo Borough Council’s September meeting, council members agreed to look at different alternatives to current operations such as a second maintenance/authority employee who might be part-time, contracting out snow removal, and even considering the transfer of operating…

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SHIPPENVILLE – As in years past, Clarion County Park in Shippenville will once again be filled with recyclable items ranging from newspapers, plastic bottles and glass to old television sets, computer monitors and batteries to unused paints, household cleaners and pool chemicals as Clarion C…

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SUMMERVILLE – More than 80 runners from the local area, from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states pounded the pavement and tripped along trails during the Baker Trail Ultra Challenge last Saturday.

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CLARION – It’s a bird! It’s a car! No, it’s Clarion University President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, whose car recently was transformed, morphing from used SUV to Eaglemobile.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – After more than 14 years as New Bethlehem’s chief of police, Scott Ryan announced recently that he will no longer be head of the regional police force.

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RIMERSBURG and NEW BETHLEHEM – Heat and security were on the minds of parents, students, administrators and staff as the second week of classes get underway in the Union and Redbank Valley school districts.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – The first day of school is typically exciting and memorable for students, parents and teachers alike, but this year’s was extra special for one teacher at Little Bird Preschool.

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MADISON TWP. – The body of a 71-year-old Allegheny County man was discovered Sunday in a wooded area in Madison Township (Armstrong County).

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CLARION – After more than three decades of practicing law in Clarion County, Rimersburg area resident Ray Scott said that he will soon retire from the legal profession.

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KITTANNING – All eyes were on Armstrong County Memorial Hospital (ACMH) last week as Governor Tom Wolf toured the emergency room to highlight the region’s successful warm handoff program and to discuss his administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic.

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SUMMERVILLE – For 35 years, Summerville has been the site of an annual bluegrass festival, which benefits the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department. Saturday night saw the end of an era as George Shick stepped down as the event’s organizer.

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EAST BRADY – Business continues to be a family affair for one local insurance company, as it recently expanded its services to a second location in East Brady, with a new but familiar face at the helm.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – When it came to financial support for Redbank Valley Municipal Park, New Bethlehem Borough officials chose to survey residents if they favored a new tax.

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PORTER TWP. – The New Bethlehem Wesleyan Methodist School is gearing up to start the new school year next week — but at a new location from that which the school has called home for decades.

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BRADYS BEND TWP. – A 55-year-old East Brady man was fatally injured last week when the car he was driving was hit by another oncoming vehicle when it crossed the center line along Route 68, just east of Kaylor Frogtown Road in Bradys Bend Township.

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CLARION – Clarion County Commissioner Ted Tharan said earlier this week that county work crews have been working to complete several “long overdue” renovation projects at the Clarion County Courthouse, and the next one on the list is new windows.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – The Redbank Valley Municipal Authority has ended another fiscal year in the red with a deficit of just over $100,000.

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CLIMAX – While many of the speakers at Saturday’s dedication ceremony of the recently completed Climax Tunnel, located along the Redbank Valley Trail near New Bethlehem, touted the economic benefits the project will have on the area, one speaker saw the restoration of the 1870s-era tunnel as…

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HARRISBURG – A new 20-acre “simulation city” in Armstrong County to provide hands-on experience for students learning a utility trade received a boost this week in the form of state funding.

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NEW BETHLEHEM and HAWTHORN – When school bells ring next Wednesday signaling the first day of school, students in the three Redbank Valley School District buildings will be met with both familiarity and change as they begin the 2018-19 school year.

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RIMERSBURG – The new school year begins in a week for Union School District students, and school officials are excited about what the new year will bring.

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SUMMERVILLE – Saturday, Aug. 25 will mark a significant achievement in the life of one local man. That is the day Anthony Rosario-Adams of Fairmount City will become one of the few to once again finish the Baker Trail UltraChallenge.

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WAYNE TWP. – Armstrong County Farm Bureau members gathered near Dayton last week for their annual Legislative Day, spending the first portion of the meeting discussing international trade, tariffs and immigrant labor.

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CLARION – The Clarion County Planning Commission granted preliminary approval at its August meeting to East Brady Properties Inc. for a proposed 1,823-square-foot duplex apartment building.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Several area teams competed in the 3rd Annual Amazing Race in New Bethlehem last Saturday. The town-wide scavenger hunt’s proceeds benefit the Redbank Valley Public Library.

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SLIGO – New members of Sligo Borough’s council and authority took their places at the August meetings of both boards, replacing former council and authority member Dave McElravy, who recently passed away.

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PAINT TWP. – Girl Scouts from around the region gathered at the Clarion County Park on Thursday night to celebrate National S’mores Day. The annual event highlights the long involvement of the organization with the campfire treat.

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CLIMAX – Trail enthusiasts will join with local and state officials this Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Climax Tunnel on the Redbank Valley Trail.

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RIMERSBURG – Union School District residents are riled up, and a group of about 40 of those folks confronted school board members and administrators last Thursday to voice their concerns on a number of issues.

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EAST BRADY – With the serenity of nature as the backdrop, more than a dozen people gather in East Brady’s new riverfront park each week to exercise mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga.