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Community Conversation to be held PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Friday, 08 October 2010 08:26

There will be a Power of 32 Community Conversation on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 between 11:30 and 1:00 PM at the IUP Northpointe Campus.  The public is invited.  Mr. Jim Kuemmerle will be the facilitator.  The power of 32 is comprised of 32 counties, 4 states, 1 vision, for more information, please log onto powerof32.org.    

 
Fetal Alcohol Awareness Week! PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 14:10

Kittanning, PA –September 2, 2010 Commissioners sign proclamation supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Week.

Armstrong County Commissioners signed a proclamation supporting September sixth to the tenth, 2010 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Week.  The goal of the Armstrong – Indiana Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. is to raise awareness among its residents, especially women of childbearing age, regarding FASD education, prevention and intervention and to improve awareness.

International FASD Day was first observed on September 9, 1999, so that the ninth day of the ninth month would always be a reminder that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol.  Table tents imprinted with the group’s logos and facts were distributed for use in local businesses where alcohol is served.   

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Commissioner Scahill, Carrie Bence, Deputy Director of Armstrong- Indiana Drug and Alcohol, Commissioner Kirkpatrick

Written by: Kathy Rashlich

Contact: George J. Skamai
County Administrator & Chief Clerk
Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office  For Immediate Release
724-548-3214
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NACo Dental Discount Card is available! PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:04

Armstrong County Announces new dental discount card program for residents

 County Commissioners announced that Armstrong County is one of 38 counties nationwide to be selected as a participant in a dental discount program.  The program is administered by Careington International Corporation in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo).

 The NACo Dental Discount Card Program, a NACo member benefit program, was designed to help uninsured and underinsured county residents save money on their dental service expenses.

 Through a partnership with Careington International Corporation, this simple discount card can help residents save an average of 5 to 50 percent on their dental care services, and 20 percent on orthodontic services.  This affordable plan starts at $6.95 per month and $59 per year for individuals.

 “The card is easy to use and will save people money,” said the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners.   With this discount card, residents of NACo member counties will experience significant savings on dental cleanings, x-rays, braces, dentures, crowns, root canals and more.

 “Especially during these tough times, NACo is pleased to provide this discount dental program to our member counties,” said NACo President Glen Whitley, of Tarrant County, Texas.  “This program is the latest of many valuable benefits that our association provides to our member counties.”

The NACo Dental Discount Card Program is designed to complement health insurance plans or work in conjunction with health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement arrangements.  It is also a cost-effective way for younger retirees to meet their dental needs. 

More information about the NACo Dental Discount Card Program is available at: www.nacodentalprogram.com or by calling 1-877-354-NACo (6226).

 

 

 

               

 

 
Senator Casey Press Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 08:46

Senator Casey to Hold Press Conference in Armstrong County Today!

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2010
Contact: Stephanie Zarecky
202-228-6367             
    


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KITTANNING, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will join the Armstrong County Commissioners to discuss how jobs in Armstrong County have been impacted by U.S. trade policies.

           Who:  U.S. Senator Bob Casey
                 Armstrong County Commissioners
                       
           What: Press conference to discuss the impact of trade policies on Armstrong County

           When: 12:45pm, TODAY, August 17

           Where: Armstrong County Courthouse
                  Commissioners Conference Room - 2nd Floor
                  450 East Market Street
                  Kittanning, PA


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Kepple Avenue in Parks Twp. is Reopened PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Thursday, 12 August 2010 13:53

OFFICIALS CUT RIBBON FOR RE-OPENING OF KEPPLE AVENUE

 Kepple Avenue in Parks Township has been recently reopened after being closed in January 2005 due to a cave in caused by severe winter weather.  The extensive repairs totaled over $475,000 and took the efforts of township, county and state officials to obtain funding.   The township contributed money it saved from the capital and state funding portions of its annual budget; they also took out a $276,000 low-interest loan from the state.  The other $137,000 was obtained through a $100,000 state grant secured through State Senator Jim Ferlo, a $10,000 state grant secured through State Representative John Pallone and a $27,000 county grant that the Armstrong County Commissioners approved.

 The street is an important passage in the community; it is part of the route to a school and fire station.  The re-opening of Kepple Avenue is the first phase in a two phase project.  The second phase involves improving West Penn Road, which will be widened and to correct work to a drainage issue.

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Pictured in the photo from left to right are: George Nicksic, Assistant to Senator Ferlo, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Mary Ralston, Parks Twp. Secretary / Treasurer, Senator Jim Ferlo, Commissioner Jim Scahill, Bud Shannon, Parks Township Supervisor, Representative John Pallone


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Deputy Warden Campbell Retires PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:42

Deputy Warden Mark Campbell was honored by the Armstrong County Commissioners at today’s Public Meeting.

Deputy Warden Mark Campbell has served the county for twenty years, transitioning from the old jail located next to the courthouse to the current facility in Rayburn Township.  At today’s Prison Board meeting he was presented with a plaque to commemorate his career with the county.  Warden Hogue and Deputy Warden Campbell attended today’s Public Meeting where the Board of Commissioners was able to thank Deputy Warden Campbell and recognize his attributes.  The Commissioners detailed the work Deputy Warden Campbell performed to maintain a safe facility that met with the highest state regulations at inspections.

Warden Hogue praised Deputy Warden Campbell for his dedication, stating that he had excellent attendance, arrived early and gave his all to his job duties.  Deputy Warden Campbell responded that he enjoyed his duties and his time with his co-workers.  Commissioner Scahill described how Deputy Warden Campbell organized a softball team for employees to compete against other counties.  The unofficial consensus was the team had a championship record in ten of the twelve seasons it existed.  Deputy Warden Campbell will be missed for his positive attitude and friendly nature by all county employees who knew him.   

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Commissioner Rich Fink, Warden Dave Hogue, Deputy Warden Mark Campbell, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Jim Scahill

~ submitted by Kathleen Rashlich


Contact: George J. Skamai

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                For Immediate Release

724-548-3214

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May 2010 is Mental Health Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:36

May 2010, was proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month by the Armstrong County Commissioners at today’s Public Meeting.

Representatives Ms. Cassie Nuzzo and Mr. David Miele from Armstrong / Indiana MH / MR / EI Program attended today’s Public Meeting to promote May 2010 as Mental Health Awareness Month.  Ms. Nuzzo, the Housing Liaison, stated that mental health can affect anyone, there are no set boundaries for age, social status, race or educational levels.  Mr. Miele, Crisis Services Supervisor / Forensic Liaison explained how the proper support and programs can allow those affected to lead full vital lives. 

The Armstrong / Indiana Mental Health / Mental Retardation / Early Intervention Program was established and is committed to empowering the individuals they serve to live full, self-determined lives, embracing recovery, resilience, responsibility and independence.

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 Commissioner Rich Fink, Mr. David Miele, Ms. Cassie Nuzzo, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Jim Scahill

~ submitted by Kathleen Rashlich


Contact: George J. Skamai

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                For Immediate Release

724-548-3214

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June 2010 is Rivers Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 10 May 2010 13:16

June 2010, was proclaimed Rivers Month by the Armstrong County Commissioners at today’s Public Meeting.

Armstrong County can boast to having portions of the Allegheny, Kiskiminetas and Conemaugh Rivers running directly through its borders.  In honor of the nationally celebrated Rivers Month there will be a three day river float, May 13 – 16, 2010, beginning in Blairsville, Indiana County, traveling to Westmoreland County then Armstrong County and ending in Tarentum, Allegheny County.

Mr. Alan Walzak of the Strongland Chamber of Commerce stated that the three day sojourn will celebrate and accentuate the three rivers and promote recreation and tourism.  Everyone is invited to participate in the entire event or a portion.  The chamber is expecting visitors from across the state, New York and Maine.  For more information please contact Mr. Walzak at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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Commissioner Rich Fink, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Mr. Alan Walzak - Strongland Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Jim Scahill

~ submitted by Kathleen Rashlich 

Contact: George J. Skamai

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                     For Immediate Release

724-548-3214

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May 2010 is Older American's Month in Armstrong County! PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 19 April 2010 10:59

May 2010 was proclaimed “Older American’s Month” by the Armstrong County Commissioners at today’s Public Meeting.

Armstrong County is home to more than 16,216 Americans over the age of 60.  Increasing numbers of adults are reaching retirement age and remaining strong and active for longer than ever before.  Older adults in Armstrong County are among our most “treasured resources” united by historical experiences, strengthened by diversity and interpreting events through varied perspectives an backgrounds to bring wisdom and insight to our County.  

Ms. Talerico accepted the proclamation from the Board of commissioners.  She announced several upcoming events that will be held in May to honor participants.  May 5th is Older American and Voluntee4r Recognition Day; events will be held at each center.  The ever popular Senior Spelling bee will be celebration their 6th year on May 6th at 2:00 PM.  Participants and observers alike are invited to attend the event at the Area Agency on Aging building on Water Street in Kittanning, May 19th is the Senior Art Exhibit, all interested artists over age 60 are invited to display their works.  The public is welcome to view the displays between 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Area Agency on Aging building on Water Street in Kittanning.  Ms. Talerico state that several other events are being planned throughout the county.  Anyone interested in the upcoming schedule may contact their local center.

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Commissioner Jim Scahill, Area Agency on Aging Director Janet Talerico, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Rich Fink

~submitted by Kathleen Rashlich

 

Contac; George J. Skamai

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office    For Immediate Release

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Older Volunteers Honored PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 19 April 2010 10:47

April 18th to 24th 2010, was proclaimed Volunteer Recognition Week by the Armstrong County Commissioners at today’s Public Meeting.

  Ms. Janet Talerico, Director of Area Agency on Aging received the proclamation from the Board of Commissioners in honor of the senior members of the community who so selflessly volunteer their time to the Agency.  Ms. Talerico stated that in 2009 there were 241 volunteers who gave 24,554 hours of their time.  She said their assistance in the community is amazing and that each volunteer brings with them experience and energy to inspire and equip local communities to effect social change for a positive difference.  The volunteers will be honored on May 5th at local Senior Centers.   

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Commissioner Jim Scahill, Area Agency Director Janet Talerico, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Rich Fink

~ submitted by Kathleen Rashlich

 

Contact: George J. Skamai

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                For Immediate Release

724-548-3214

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