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  1. Lower gas prices fuel economyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | O-R Online

    ... Washington County's gas prices are the second-lowest in the Pittsburgh metro area at $3.34, just behind Armstrong County with an average of $3.33, according to the gasbuddy.com website. Greene County's gas averaged $3.36 a gallon. Bowers said supply ...

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  2. Pugtoberfest supports regional rescue effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | POP City

    A group of pugs is referred to as a grumble, and if you were anywhere near Kunkle Park in Apollo, Armstrong County, last Saturday, you likely heard-- and saw - quite a few grumbles of grumbling, snorting pugs. Pugs from western Pennsylvania and beyond gathered at the park for the annual celebration of Pugtoberfest in PA, a fundraiser to support two local pug rescues, Guardian Angels Pug Rescue and Southwest PA Pugs with Special Needs.

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  3. Local fisherman wins Today Show prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | POP City

    Dale Ortmann, who lives near the Allegheny River in Manorville, Armstrong County, recently received $50,000 for his efforts to make fishing a viable pastime for interested kids. NBC's Today Show honored Ortmann with its Small Changes, Big Impact prize in recognition of his charitable work.

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  4. Man gets jail time in fatal beating outside barRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Erie Times News

    A man has been sentenced to jail time on an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the beating death of a man outside a western Pennsylvania bar on St. Patrick's Day in 2013. Otilio Cosme, 45, of Ford City, was sentenced Thursday in Armstrong County Court to 18 months to three years in the county jail, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

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  5. GOP leader Pileggi loses two Senate backersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Philly.com

    In a move that underscores an apparent growing divide between the Southeast and the rest of the state, two members of the Senate GOP caucus have withdrawn their support for the majority leader. Sen. Donald White of Armstrong County said Friday that he would not vote for Dominic Pileggi of Delaware County should he seek a fifth term as Republican leader next month.

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  6. Man gets jail time in fatal beating outside barRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Philly.com

    A man has been sentenced to jail time on an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the beating death of a man outside a western Pennsylvania bar on St. Patrick's Day last year. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 45-year-old Otilio Cosme of Ford City was sentenced Thursday in Armstrong County Court to 18 months to three years in the county jail.

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  7. Ford City man sentenced in beating deathRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | Butler Eagle

    Armstrong County President Judge Kenneth Valasek on Thursday sentenced 45-year-old Otilio Cosme to 18 to 36 months in prison. Cosme in August pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 39-year-old James Sullivan of Donegal Township outside a Kittanning tavern in the early morning hours on St. Patrick's Day 2013.

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  8. HUD grant funds financial literacy for homeownershipRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Planning

    ... grants: -- Allegheny County Housing Authority -- $167,895 -- Butler County Housing Authority -- $45,098 -- Armstrong County Housing Authority -- $26,365 -- Indiana County Housing Authority -- $26,209 The Philadelphia Housing Authority received the ...

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  9. Pittsburgh-area bank deal closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Business Journal

    ... and 240 employees. NexTier is Butler County's fourth largest bank while Farmers & Merchants is No. 1 in Armstrong County with 34 percent market share. Patty Tascarella covers accounting, banking, finance, legal, marketing and advertising and ...

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  10. Fish and Boat Commission to stock troutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Pocono Record

    ... will get rainbow trout, with the truck at the lake's dam breast parking lot at 10 a.m. Buffalo Creek in Armstrong County and Blue Spruce Lake in Indiana County will get rainbows, with the stocking truck meeting at 11 a.m. at Nolo on Route 422. ...

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  11. 'Ghost riders' draw scrutiny for other transit systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | The Times Leader

    ... the Kittanning-based agency's 56 percent fall off to the area's sluggish economy. "Do your homework about Armstrong County," Baker said. "The last of the real employment left the area in the last four years." Pennsylvania is not the only state where ...

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  12. Man gets 3 to 6 years in beating death outside barRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Pocono Record

    A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to three to six years in a beating death of a man outside a bar on St. Patrick's Day last year. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 28-year-old Dennis Rosenberger tearfully apologized Tuesday in Armstrong County Court.

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  13. Regional RoundupRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | Erie Times News

    ... houses, and rearing, "grow out" and overwintering pens. The Game Commission's other game farms -- in Armstrong County and two in Lycoming County -- will also be open to the public Sept. 28. Selected game lands in other parts of the state also will ...

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  14. Chase suspect critical after being shot by policeRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | O-R Online

    ... four officers, at least some of whom were from separate departments just across the Kiskiminetas River in Armstrong County. Investigators contend Jesse fired at the officers from close range, before at least three of them returned fire. “He ...

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  15. Fire destroys Dayton Packing PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    State police are investigating an early-morning fire that destroyed a meat processing plant and everything inside it in Wayne Township, Armstrong County. DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE OWNER'S HOME.

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  16. Fire destroys Armstrong County meat processing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Investigators are looking into an early morning fire that destroyed an Armstrong County meat processing plant and everything inside. Flames ripped through the Dayton Packing Plant on Slaughterhouse Road in Wayne Township just before 2 a.m. The young couple who own the business escaped the fire, but are now forced to rebuild.

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  17. Ready, aim, vote...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... of automatic weapons, allow me to explain. There's a fundraiser next week for state Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong County, that's a "field shoot." It's at the North Buffalo Sportsman's Club in Kittanning, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It ...

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  18. Fire Rips Through Armstrong County Meat Packing CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | CBS Local

    The fire started around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Dayton Packing on Slaughterhouse Road in Wayne Township, just outside of Dayton. Multiple fire departments, including some from Indiana County, were called to the scene. Crews needed to use tanker trucks to haul in water from a nearby pond in Dayton.

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  19. Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... at the Ford City Public Library for almost 40 years. There is just something about a library I do miss my Armstrong County friends. But they are just a phone call or short drive away up Route 28. I made the right decision - Pittsburgh is where I ...

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  20. PowerSource Voice: New tax would add to challenges of gas industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    Armstrong County farmer Randy Walker worries about the effect of a natural gas severance tax on his royalties and the job market. "A tax at the wellhead taxes my share and the company's share," says Mr. Walker.

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