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Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Brian K. Myers, Coroner
Courthouse Administration Building
450 Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
Bob Bellas, Chief Deputy
The Coroner investigates all sudden, suspicious, violent, traumatic, criminal, unexplained and certain operative deaths. These investigations are conducted in order to expand the knowledge and understanding of mechanisms which result in death and having viewed the body, shall investigate the facts and circumstances concerning deaths which occurred within the county for the purpose of determining whether an autopsy is warranted or an inquest thereof shall be in the following cases:

     • Sudden deaths not caused by readily recognizable disease or where the cause of death        cannot be properly certified by a physician on the basis of prior or        recent medical attendance
     • Deaths occurring under suspicious circumstances, including alcohol, drugs or other toxic        substances, may have had a direct bearing on the outcome
     • Deaths occurring as a result of violence or trauma, whether apparently homicidal,        suicidal or accidental including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical or radiational        injury, drowning or industrial accidents
     • Any death in which trauma, chemical injury, drug overdose or reaction to drugs or        medical treatment, was a primary or secondary, direct or indirect, contributory,        aggravating or precipitating cause of death
     • Operative and peri-operative deaths in which the death is not readily explainable on the        basis of prior diseases
     • Any death wherein the body is unidentified or unclaimed
     • Deaths known or suspected due to contagious disease and constituting a public hazard
     • Deaths occurring in prison, a penal institution or while in the custody of the police
     • Deaths of persons whose bodies are to be cremated, buried at sea or otherwise        disposed of
     • Any sudden infant or fetal death
     • All emergency room deaths.

The purpose of an investigation shall be to determine the cause of any such death and to determine whether or not there is sufficient reason for the Coroner to believe that any such death may have resulted from criminal acts or criminal neglect of persons other than the deceased. In all cases where the Coroner has jurisdiction to investigate the facts and circumstances of a death, the body and its surroundings shall be left untouched until the Coroner has had a view thereof or until he shall otherwise direct or authorize the removal or release of the body.
The laws of the Commonwealth provide that the Coroner shall take custody of all personal effects which appear to have been on or about the person at the time of the death until lawfully claimed by proper persons. Care shall be taken in the gathering of these effects in order to facilitate identification of the deceased and further any police investigation that might be in progress.
     • Pennsylvania State Coroner's Association