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Judge rules against PPG in lawsuit over pollutionPPG Industries Inc. violated state and federal environmental laws by dischargin
Judge rules against PPG in lawsuit over pollution
TribLIVE / Posted 10 minutes ago
PPG Industries Inc. violated state and federal environmental laws by discharging pollutants and storm water from a 150-acre dump site in Armstrong County without proper permits, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Mitchell... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
W. Dale TrudgenHe was born on November 28, 1927 in Kittanning to Carl G. and Clara M. (Claypoo
W. Dale Trudgen
Warren Times Observer / Posted 18 hours ago
He was born on November 28, 1927 in Kittanning to Carl G. and Clara M. (Claypoole) Trudgen. Dale was a 1946 graduate of Kittanning High School and attended the First United Methodist Church of Kittanning. He was a selfemployed contractor and was... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Undercover investigation leads to child porn charges against...An Armstrong County man has been arrested on child pornography charges, Attorne
Undercover investigation leads to child porn charges against...
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted yesterday
An Armstrong County man has been arrested on child pornography charges, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Monday. Shawn Kunkle, 44, was arrested Thursday by agents with the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section at his Ford City... Read more
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TribLIVE
‘Drugs Kill Dreams’ celebrates 15th year in Armstrong CountyAs Gary DeComo's Drugs Kill Dreams program turns 15, the Ford City-based distri
‘Drugs Kill Dreams’ celebrates 15th year in Armstrong County
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
As Gary DeComo's Drugs Kill Dreams program turns 15, the Ford City-based district judge said he is as excited about the anti-drug program as he was when it started. “I still have the same passion I did 15 years ago,” DeComo said. “Every step of the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Council actions questioned IIThis is in response to the recent U.S. Economic Development Administration's ru
Council actions questioned II
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
This is in response to the recent U.S. Economic Development Administration's ruling that Ford City must pay back the full amount of the grant it defaulted on for the development of the former PPG property (Leader Times, Aug. 15). Ford City Council... Read more
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Council actions questioned IIt is highly irregular that all Ford City Council members were not given copies
Council actions questioned I
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
It is highly irregular that all Ford City Council members were not given copies of the most recent letter outlining the details of the grant repayment to the federal Economic Development Administration. (“Contents of letters to feds remains a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Merger sparks position battles at ArmstrongPlenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will l
Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn't limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger of Ford City and Kittanning high schools into Armstrong gave coach Frank Fabian a more... Read more
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TribLIVE
Wake up, Ford CityI have some questions for the Ford City council majority: • Why did you withho
Wake up, Ford City
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
I have some questions for the Ford City council majority: • Why did you withhold copies of the Aug. 21 letter outlining the borough's repayment plan to the U.S. Economic Development Administration from other council members? That's highly... Read more
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High school notebook: Broderick aware of tall task at SpringdaleJohn Broderick didn't have to take attendance at his first open gym as Springda
High school notebook: Broderick aware of tall task at Springdale
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
John Broderick didn't have to take attendance at his first open gym as Springdale's girls basketball coach. “It was just me and the custodian,” Broderick said with a smile. “And he can't shoot so we couldn't even play one-on-one.” Broderick, 58, a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Ford City offers 50-year payment plan for its $581,000 federal debtFord City has asked the U.S. Economic Development Administration to allow it to
Ford City offers 50-year payment plan for its $581,000 federal debt
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Ford City has asked the U.S. Economic Development Administration to allow it to pay off a $581,000 federal debt in $1,000 increments over the next 50 years. The letter to the EDA sent by Ford City Council President Kathy Bartuccio on Aug. 21 also... Read more
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New football uniforms can change perceptions, help establish identity of new programWhen Matt Humbert became Belle Vernon's football coach, he found a program mire
New football uniforms can change perceptions, help establish identity of new program
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
When Matt Humbert became Belle Vernon's football coach, he found a program mired in mediocrity. Not only did its outdated facilities need to be modernized, but its morale needed a makeover. The Leopards were one of the WPIAL's top teams in the... Read more
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Class AA breakdown: Dynamic offense to again lead 2-time PIAA champion South FayetteSouth Fayette football coach Joe Rossi is certain that other teams are looking
Class AA breakdown: Dynamic offense to again lead 2-time PIAA champion South Fayette
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
South Fayette football coach Joe Rossi is certain that other teams are looking at the Lions, now without record-setting quarterback Brett Brumbaugh, and thinking they're vulnerable. “When you lose a player of that caliber that's the way it is,”... Read more
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TribLIVE
Class AAA breakdown: Armstrong merger shakes up Greater Allegheny ConferenceMark Lyons knows well what a merged school is capable of on the football field.
Class AAA breakdown: Armstrong merger shakes up Greater Allegheny Conference
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Mark Lyons knows well what a merged school is capable of on the football field. He doesn't have to look any further back than 2010, when Center and Monaca consolidated to form Central Valley. Under Lyons, the Warriors won the WPIAL Class AAA... Read more
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TribLIVE
State agents arrest Ford City man on child porn chargesA 44-year-old Ford City man was arrested on child pornography charges Thursday
State agents arrest Ford City man on child porn charges
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
A 44-year-old Ford City man was arrested on child pornography charges Thursday morning by agents from the state Attorney General's Office. Shawn Eugene Kunkle was arrested after agents searched his apartment at 314 Ford St. on a warrant issued as... Read more
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TribLIVE
Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picksThe Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, desp
Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picks
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
The Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, despite his climbing age, he puts himself through the preseason rigors like the players. His fascination this summer was heat acclimatization. Weighing 20 pounds heavier than... Read more
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TribLIVE
Talented skill players set to lead Summit AcademyWith players coming and going, Summit Academy football coach Steve Sherer never
Talented skill players set to lead Summit Academy
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
With players coming and going, Summit Academy football coach Steve Sherer never knows what type of team he is going to have from year to year. Some boys compete for only one season at the residential school for court-adjudicated youth in rural... Read more
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TribLIVE
Former rivals from Kittanning, Ford City bond to form River HawksThe merger of Ford City and Kittanning high schools into Armstrong provided coa
Former rivals from Kittanning, Ford City bond to form River Hawks
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
The merger of Ford City and Kittanning high schools into Armstrong provided coach Frank Fabian with some headaches this offseason. Just maybe not the ones he was expecting. Instead of concerns about former rivals getting along coming to fruition,... Read more
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TribLIVE
New program offers free job-readiness classes, job trainingCareer prospects can be grim for people trapped in a cycle of poverty – especia
New program offers free job-readiness classes, job training
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Career prospects can be grim for people trapped in a cycle of poverty – especially for young parents struggling to earn a living wage. But a new pilot program administered through Lenape Technical School's NexTier Adult Learning Center in Manor is... Read more
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TribLIVE
Ford City slow to accept offer to lease closed school parking lotFord City Council has yet to consider a contract approved by the Armstrong Scho
Ford City slow to accept offer to lease closed school parking lot
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Ford City Council has yet to consider a contract approved by the Armstrong School Board on Aug. 10 to lease for $1 a year the faculty parking lot at the closed high school in the borough. The lease was drafted after a request by Borough Manager Eden... Read more
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TribLIVE
Franklin Regional has sights set on gold in conference, AAABefore the start of preseason practices, veteran Franklin Regional head coach G
Franklin Regional has sights set on gold in conference, AAA
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Before the start of preseason practices, veteran Franklin Regional head coach Greg Botta took a quick moment to assess the overall depth of his team. He noticed the several players that are not back because of graduation, such as Maryland recruit... Read more
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TribLIVE
Gators hope to be a factor in loaded conferenceThe Gateway football team struggled out of the gate in 2014. Three straight lo
Gators hope to be a factor in loaded conference
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
The Gateway football team struggled out of the gate in 2014. Three straight losses overall and two in Greater Allegheny Conference play had many wondering in what direction the campaign would go. After the tough start, things started to level out,... Read more
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TribLIVE
Experienced lineup returns for Fox Chapel volleyballThe Fox Chapel girls volleyball team will be hoping for a return to the WPIAL p
Experienced lineup returns for Fox Chapel volleyball
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
The Fox Chapel girls volleyball team will be hoping for a return to the WPIAL playoffs this fall after a two-year absence. Coach Sara D'Angelo will have most of the team returning and is confident heading into the season. “Last year we did not make... Read more
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TribLIVE
Program in Ford City helps girls build confidence, self-esteemNashea Kuntz didn't hesitate Tuesday when asked during a program at the Ford Ci
Program in Ford City helps girls build confidence, self-esteem
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
Nashea Kuntz didn't hesitate Tuesday when asked during a program at the Ford City Library what girl power meant to her. “Girls are awesome and just like boys and other people,” the 8-year-old Cowansville girl said. She was among a handful of girls... Read more
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TribLIVE
State Rep. Pyle: Ford City debt repayment letter should be made publicFord City President Kathy Bartuccio's refusal to release a letter she sent to a
State Rep. Pyle: Ford City debt repayment letter should be made public
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
Ford City President Kathy Bartuccio's refusal to release a letter she sent to a federal agency regarding repayment of a $581,000 grant the borough defaulted on has spurred state Rep. Jeff Pyle to take steps to get the information being withheld made... Read more
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TribLIVE
Police ‘saturation patrols’ float through Ford CityState police beefed up its presence in Ford City on Tuesday and will continue i
Police ‘saturation patrols’ float through Ford City
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
State police beefed up its presence in Ford City on Tuesday and will continue its “saturation patrols” to try and curb increasing crime in the region. “We've seen an upswing in break-ins, domestics and similar activity,” said Cpl. Christ Robbins,... Read more
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TribLIVE
Ford City council president refuses to share correspondence to Economic Development AdministrationFord City's council president refused Monday to reveal the contents of a letter
Ford City council president refuses to share correspondence to Economic Development Administration
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
Ford City's council president refused Monday to reveal the contents of a letter the borough sent to a federal agency that is demanding half a million dollars to repay a grant. But some borough officials had no trouble at Monday's work session making... Read more
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TribLIVE
Pair of sophomores atop lineup for first-year Armstrong tennisThe first-year Armstrong girls tennis team has a Kittanning feel. With both co
Pair of sophomores atop lineup for first-year Armstrong tennis
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
The first-year Armstrong girls tennis team has a Kittanning feel. With both co-coaches and all but one player coming from Kittanning, the River Hawks are optimistic heading into the season as they jump to Class AAA. “We're moving into a new... Read more
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TribLIVE
Auctioneer expects quick sales at Ford City High SchoolEverything from lockers to furniture to jars containing preserved animals you m
Auctioneer expects quick sales at Ford City High School
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
Everything from lockers to furniture to jars containing preserved animals you might have studied as a Ford City High School student in science class will be auctioned off on Sept. 12. A preview of the items that will be sold at the high school will... Read more
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TribLIVE
Armstrong golfers swap skates for clubsAt first, Armstrong golf coach Brendon Ignatz wasn't sure how fast his team wou
Armstrong golfers swap skates for clubs
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
At first, Armstrong golf coach Brendon Ignatz wasn't sure how fast his team would build chemistry due to the merger of Ford City and Kittanning high schools. Once he learned some of his golfers already knew each other from playing on the Armstrong... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
3 killed in head-on Pennsylvania crash between SUV, sedanFORD CITY, Pa. (AP) - State police say three people were killed in a head-on co
3 killed in head-on Pennsylvania crash between SUV, sedan
New Jersey Herald / Posted 9 days ago
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) - State police say three people were killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles, one of which was apparently on the wrong side of a divided western Pennsylvania highway. Police in Armstrong County said the crash between a... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
3 killed in head-on Pennsylvania crash between SUV, sedanFORD CITY, Pa. (AP) - State police say three people were killed in a head-on co
3 killed in head-on Pennsylvania crash between SUV, sedan
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 9 days ago
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) - State police say three people were killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles, one of which was apparently on the wrong side of a divided western Pennsylvania highway. Police in Armstrong County said the crash between a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Experienced duo sits atop Fox Chapel tennis lineupAfter his team dropped three championship match points to North Allegheny durin
Experienced duo sits atop Fox Chapel tennis lineup
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
After his team dropped three championship match points to North Allegheny during last year's PIAA Class AAA doubles finals, Fox Chapel girls tennis coach Alex Slezak identified exactly where the Foxes fell short. “My focus this year is to teach all... Read more
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TribLIVE
Students, parents, alumni peek inside $55M Armstrong Junior-Senior High SchoolA mix of alumni and current students filled the hallways of the new Armstrong J
Students, parents, alumni peek inside $55M Armstrong Junior-Senior High School
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
A mix of alumni and current students filled the hallways of the new Armstrong Junior-Senior High School on Saturday. It was the public's first look inside the $55 million school in Manor Township. The district opened the building for self-guided... Read more
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TribLIVE
VND notebook: Freeport preps for final year in stadiumFreeport football plans to the usher in the future while honoring the past. Th
VND notebook: Freeport preps for final year in stadium
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
Freeport football plans to the usher in the future while honoring the past. The school is planning several events for its final season at venerable James Swartz Memorial Field before a $4.48 million stadium with artificial turf is built at the high... Read more
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TribLIVE
Rally ‘round the River Hawks at bonfires in East Franklin, KittanningThe Belmont Complex hopes to spark a tradition Sunday when it hosts a River Haw
Rally ‘round the River Hawks at bonfires in East Franklin, Kittanning
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
The Belmont Complex hopes to spark a tradition Sunday when it hosts a River Hawks Kickoff Bonfire and Pep Rally. “When I was in school in Kittanning, I remember we would end the summer with a parade, bonfire and pep rally to get everyone ready for... Read more
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TribLIVE
Junior running back Dudek takes on leadership role for ArmstrongZane Dudek typically remains mild-mannered, but one thing in particular drives
Junior running back Dudek takes on leadership role for Armstrong
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
Zane Dudek typically remains mild-mannered, but one thing in particular drives him crazy — and he isn't afraid to let his teammates know about it. “If they screw up but go 110 percent, then I don't yell,” Dudek said. “But if they dog it, that's what... Read more
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TribLIVE
Ex-Ravens cheerleader, Ford City High School grad gets 48 weekends in jail in rape caseGEORGETOWN, Del. — A Delaware judge on Friday sentenced former Baltimore Ravens
Ex-Ravens cheerleader, Ford City High School grad gets 48 weekends in jail in rape case
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
GEORGETOWN, Del. — A Delaware judge on Friday sentenced former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck to two years of probation for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy, calling the case a difficult one and saying the socialite has suffered... Read more
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TribLIVE
AppalledRe. the story “Ford City must pay default debt in full” (Aug. 15), about the U.
Appalled
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
Re. the story “Ford City must pay default debt in full” (Aug. 15), about the U.S. Economic Development Administration's ruling that Ford City must repay $681,000 over the grant it defaulted on for the development of the former PPG property: That the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Ford City failure: Burdening taxpayersFord City Council members have spent a lot of energy blaming everyone but thems
Ford City failure: Burdening taxpayers
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
Ford City Council members have spent a lot of energy blaming everyone but themselves for being stuck with a $581,000 federal debt for defaulting on terms of a grant the borough received years ago. They'd be better off channeling the famous Pogo comic... Read more
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TribLIVE
Community support neededIt was very disappointing to see the sparse turnout at our recent Ford City/Man
Community support needed
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
It was very disappointing to see the sparse turnout at our recent Ford City/Manor Crime Watch meeting. It was advertised, but only two people besides the law-enforcement officials showed up. It's amazing how people will complain about crime, yet no... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Ravens cheerleader with ties to Western Pa. collapses at...Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two
Ravens cheerleader with ties to Western Pa. collapses at...
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 11 days ago
Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware. The 48-year-old collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after... Read more
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TribLIVE
Former Ravens cheerleader, Ford City grad gets probation in rape caseGEORGETOWN, Del. — Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and Ford City High Schoo
Former Ravens cheerleader, Ford City grad gets probation in rape case
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
GEORGETOWN, Del. — Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and Ford City High School homecoming queen Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in... Read more
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TribLIVE
Legislators address PA budget, tax reform at Chamber of Commerce breakfastPennsylvania's budget impasse and options for property tax reform were two of t
Legislators address PA budget, tax reform at Chamber of Commerce breakfast
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
Pennsylvania's budget impasse and options for property tax reform were two of the more pressing issues a panel of state legislators addressed before more than 200 people attending the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues... Read more
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TribLIVE
Alle-Kiski Laurels & LancesLance: To the Ford City Council majority. This crew though it could bamboozle t
Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
Lance: To the Ford City Council majority. This crew though it could bamboozle the federal government. The feds offered the borough an awesome deal after council defaulted on a $581,000 grant: Pay $116,000 — that's 20 cents on the dollar — over three... Read more
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TribLIVE
Bike safety, school supplies add up to fun at Ford City bashA number of children received back packs and bike helmets at a recent event spo
Bike safety, school supplies add up to fun at Ford City bash
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
A number of children received back packs and bike helmets at a recent event sponsored annually by the Salvation Army, the New Life Center and Ford City police. The Back to School Bash at Ford City Memorial Park also awarded winning raffle ticket... Read more
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TribLIVE
Armstrong school in Manor being showcased for public this weekendTeachers and administrators have been hard at work setting up classrooms and of
Armstrong school in Manor being showcased for public this weekend
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
Teachers and administrators have been hard at work setting up classrooms and offices that will be showcased Saturday during self-guided tours of the new Armstrong Junior-Senior High School in Manor. More than 4,000 people are expected to take a tour... Read more
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TribLIVE
Freeport’s Clawson searches for elusive WPIAL crownAudrey Clawson plans to run cross country this fall at Freeport. Not her main s
Freeport’s Clawson searches for elusive WPIAL crown
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
Audrey Clawson plans to run cross country this fall at Freeport. Not her main sport by any stretch, but it will be a rare time when she'll find herself in the woods. Clawson is set to begin the final season in what has been a shimmering high school... Read more
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TribLIVE
Experienced lineup returns hoping to be in section-title mixThe 2014 Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team finish tied for second wit
Experienced lineup returns hoping to be in section-title mix
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
The 2014 Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team finish tied for second with Norwin in the Section 1-AAA standings. Both ended with 6-2 records, two behind section champion Hempfield (8-0). But with six of seven starters back, others... Read more
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Gateway girls tennis team optimistic about improvementGateway varsity girls tennis head coach Rochelle Seilhamer thinks her team is g
Gateway girls tennis team optimistic about improvement
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
Gateway varsity girls tennis head coach Rochelle Seilhamer thinks her team is going to be solid this year. Exactly how solid is a question that a handful of underclassmen will help answer. “We're going to be good,” said Seilhamer of a team that came... Read more
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River Hawks band pulling it together for first gig at KennywoodDrum major Jace Armentrout couldn't stop smiling Tuesday afternoon as he watche
River Hawks band pulling it together for first gig at Kennywood
TribLIVE / Posted 13 days ago
Drum major Jace Armentrout couldn't stop smiling Tuesday afternoon as he watched the Armstrong River Hawks Marching Band practice at its first summer camp together at the former Kittanning High School. “At first, I wasn't too sure about how the band... Read more
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