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Students will join B.E. Taylor in annual holiday charity concert

By Gina Delfavero
For the past couple of holiday seasons, the Indiana community has received an early Christmas present — a concert performance by rocker and Pittsburgh-area native B.E. Taylor. This year marks the third time Taylor will bring his Christmas show to the ...

Indiana County tax rate to remain steady in final year of reassessment

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County residents won’t see an increase in their property tax bills under the tentative budget approved for public review by county commissioners on Nov. 19. The real estate tax rate will remain static at 37.4 mills, with 7.4 mills devoted ...

Pipeline project could bring thousands of construction jobs to Burrell Township

By Gina Delfavero
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. of Philadelphia has announced plans for a $2.5 billion pipeline transportation project, part of which will run through Burrell Township, it was announced at the Nov. 19 regular meeting of the township supervisors. Dubbed the Mariner ...

Nonprofit plans to keep Blairsville WyoTech campus open as part of $24 million purchase

By Jeff Himler
Staff, students and others with a stake in the future of Blairsville’s WyoTech automotive school have something extra to be thankful for this month, with news that a nonprofit corporation has agreed to purchase the campus and continue operating it. Under ...

Burrell Township approves tentative 2015 budget with no tax hike

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township supervisors on Nov. 19 approved a tentative 2015 budget that will hold the line on tax millage, though revenues are projected to be less than in 2014 and expenses higher. The township is expected to carry over a ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board considers options for reconfiguring grades

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has directed district administrators to study two proposed options for reconfiguring the district’s secondary buildings after learning that 99 of the 437 classes taught at those schools each have 10 or fewer students enrolled. After some discussion at ...

Four of five Blairsville-Saltsburg schools improve state performance scores

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg principals agree that reserving the second half of each Friday for professional development has paid off in improvements in state-calculated School Performance Profile scores for most of the district’s schools. Still, there are areas of concern for teachers to ...

Homer-Center School District names final member of new foundation board

By Jeff Himler
Homer-Center School District is ready to launch a foundation for accepting charitable donations with the appointment of a seventh and final member to the new organization’s board. At its Nov. 20 meeting, the school board named Leslie O. Martin, a district ...

Blairsville judge accused in hit-run set to enter program for 1st-time offenders

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County district judge who is on paid leave because of her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run traffic accident is slated to enter a ...

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car ...

Saltsburg grad developing app to help addicts with recovery

By Greg Reinbold
When Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon saw his friends and classmates slip from experimental drug use to drug abuse and addiction, he recognized ...

Indiana County earmarks funds for improvements to rental housing

By Gina Delfavero
Housing units operated by the Indiana County Community Action Program in southern Indiana County are set to receive much-needed renovations with the help of state funding. Indiana County has entered into a agreement with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for ...

Blairsville eyes 2-mill tax increase

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville residents can expect a two-mill increase in the borough property tax rate and the elimination of the town’s drop-off recycling program when 2015 arrives. In each case, rising costs are a factor. Council on Tuesday approved the proposed tax hike ...

IUP student found pinned under car still in critical condition

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was pinned beneath his car in Indiana after a jack failed remained in critical condition Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Nicholas Landman, 19, who is from Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when ...

Indiana Area School District contends with 2nd bomb threat

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating a bomb threat at Indiana Area Senior High School that caused the cancellation of classes Monday. Troopers reported the alleged threat was discovered around 10:15 a.m. in a bathroom at the school in White Township. Students initially ...

Indiana County man pleads guilty to manslaughter

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man, who was so angry at a friend for “mooching” food that he fatally shot him on Memorial Day weekend, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter. James Allen Buterbaugh, 59, of Marion Center, could ...

Small volunteer group has big impact helping homeless, hungry in Indiana County

By Debbie Black
Five Indiana women have taken on a mission of tackling such problems as hunger and homelessness on a local level. They recently turned their focus ...

Civil War veteran’s biography recounts journey from Hong Kong to Indiana County

By Jeanette Wolff
Thomas Sylvanus is unique among Indiana County’s Civil War veterans. He is the only one among their ranks who was Chinese. Ruthanne Lum McCunn, who chronicles ...

Indiana County looks to close funding gap for veterans’ housing

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County officials are seeking donations from the community to cover roughly $110,000 in construction costs associated with the planned Clinton Street Commons housing complex ...

Saltsburg equestrian earns spot in prestigious Rolex event

By Gina Delfavero
Not everyone can say they’ve fulfilled one of their greatest dreams in life. Not so for Amanda Wilson, an equestrian from Saltsburg who will be ...

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