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Possible child luring investigated in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana are looking for a suspect in a possible child luring this week. The man, described as being in his 50s with a medium to heavy build and driving an orange pickup truck, asked a 10-year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school about 8 a.m. ...

Clymer woman dies in 2-vehicle crash in Homer City

By Jacob Tierney
A 75-year-old Clymer woman was killed in a crash on Route 119 in Homer City on Friday night. Madeline Ralston was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, traveling north near Sanso’s Italian Deli, according to the Indiana County ...

Art showcases provide added appeal for area businesses

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana County’s arts community has become more vibrant than ever in recent years, as new galleries and festivals have joined established studio tours, exhibitions and ...

Keystone Opportunity tax abatements spur business growth in Indiana County

By Greg Reinbold
Tax incentive programs have become a significant tool for communities and development organizations as they look for ways to entice businesses to move in or ...

Burrell supervisors accept dividend check, set cleanup dates

By Gina Delfavero
Burrell Township’s supervisors accepted a check for $13,573 from Indiana Insurance at the March 18 township meeting, reflecting a dividend payment from a safety group program offered only to public entities insured by the company. These dividends are not guaranteed and ...

Penguins Foundation gifts Kindles to Homer-Center Elementary

By Jeff Himler
Students at Homer-Center Elementary School soon will be using new technology to enhance their lessons thanks to a charitable effort of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The school board March 19 accepted the donation of 20 Kindle Fire HD 7 tablets through the ...

Blairsville authority to proceed with housing infrastructure work, scale back condos

By Jeff Himler
The Blairsville Community Development Authority is moving forward with preparations for its planned Riverfront Village housing development. That includes some design changes for the first units it intends to construct. At a special March 20 meeting, the BCDA board awarded a ...

Growing Blairsville firm honored for investment in work force

By Jeff Himler
Burrell Township-based H&W Global Industries has grown by expanding the types of treatments and coatings it can apply to metal components for its clients. To do ...

Programs keep young workers on ‘TRACK’ for local employment

By Gina Delfavero
A business is only as good as its employees. With that in mind, an Indiana County program is doing its part to train the youngest ...

White Township woman charged with attempted homicide for role in alleged beating of son, 6

By Joe Napsha
An Indiana area woman accused of delaying medical treatment for her severely injured 6-year-old son and lying about the beating her husband allegedly inflicted on him is charged with attempted homicide. Stephanie Ilene Green, 26, of West Pike Road, White Township, ...

Former Indiana County teacher pleads to lesser charges in student rape case

By Tribune-Review
A former Indiana County high school shop teacher could receive up to four years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender ...

No major problems amid increased police presence at IUPatty’s Day celebration

By Bob Stiles
State troopers mounted on horses and numerous police cars patrolled the streets of Indiana Borough on Saturday to avoid a repeat of last year’s melee ...

Route 422 traffic to be diverted in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
Traffic will be redirected on a portion of Route 422 in Indiana County later this week for bridge replacement work in White, a PennDOT spokeswoman said. Eastbound traffic on the roadway will be switched to one of the westbound lanes ...

Western Pa. educators attracted to Blairsville-Saltsburg tech showcase

By Gina Delfavero
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District held its third annual Techworking Showcase March 12, spotlighting some of the most engaging high-tech strategies and techniques used in today’s classrooms. Nearly ...

Clarksburg cancer survivor goes ‘pink’ to raise awareness, medical funds

By Debbie Black
Lori Johnson is proud of her bright pink hair and all that it represents. “I don’t recommend it if you don’t like attention in public,” said ...

Indiana County completes debt refinancing, looks to save $2M

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County commissioners have taken the final step in refinancing the county’s outstanding debt, completing a series of four phases that will trim the county’s debt by $2.1 million and could eliminate the remainder owed by 2027. Commissioners voted March 11 ...

Blairsville Underground Railroad group highlights local history, adapts former church

By Jeff Himler
Observances of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a conflict that ended slavery in the United States, soon will be over. But, in Blairsville, ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg board broadens probe of superintendent’s contract, also looks at student discipline

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has agreed to expand independent investigations of incidents last year, focusing on the district superintendent’s contract and on student discipline. In February, the board agreed to launch an independent investigation of the process that was used to approve ...

Blairsville weighs bids for armory, municipal roof replacements

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville Council has a challenge ahead — trying to make over-sized bids fit its budget for repairing leaking roofs at the borough municipal building and at the former armory that is now used for fitness programs offered through the borough ...

Tree trimming to curtail traffic on Route 286

By Tribune-Review
Lane restrictions will be in place starting Monday because of tree trimming along Route 286 in Indiana County, a PennDOT official said. The work, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will occur on the section of highway between Tanoma Road in ...

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