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1 of 2 killed in Marine chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.

By Paul Peirce  and Joe Napsha
An Indiana native who as a teen dreamed of being a Marine Corps aviator was one of two people killed Friday in a crash during a helicopter training exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center near San Diego, ...

Accused killer from Saltsburg charged with plotting escape

By Paul Peirce
A Saltsburg man awaiting trial for accusations of murdering an Indiana County gun shop owner has been charged with plotting an escape from the county jail. Jack Edmundson Jr., 44, who is slated to go on trial for first-degree murder in ...

Former Indiana County drilling executive going to prison

By Brian Bowling 1:26 p.m.
A former Indiana County gas drilling company executive said Friday he started stealing from his employer in 2004 after one of his sons was diagnosed with severe autism. “I started to drink and gamble,” said Larry Winckler, 54, of Indiana. Over ...

IUP adopts per-credit tuition charge that could raise cost

By Debra Erdley
Indiana University of Pennsylvania will replace its flat tuition rate for state residents with a new per-credit charge that will boost the sticker price for many students this fall. The three-year pilot plan, adopted Thursday morning by the Board of ...

Blairsville woman struck by car remains in Pittsburgh hospital

By Jeff Himler
An 86-year-old Blairsville woman known for her community involvement, love of sports and dedication to fitness remained hospitalized in Pittsburgh Thursday after being struck by ...

Evanko set to retire as Indiana County commissioner at year’s end

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioner Patricia Evanko announced during the commissioners’ Jan. 14 meeting that she will not seek re-election this year. Her current term will expire in December. Evanko, 65, of Blairsville, said she plans to retire at the end of her ...

Indiana County expects to save more than $2M by refinancing

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County’s commissioners have approved the first of four ordinances that will allow the county to refinance approximately $50 million in outstanding general obligation loan debt. The effort is expected to save the county between $60,000 and $80,000 per year ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg study cites savings in school merger

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District administrators spent more than an hour Tuesday night reviewing enrollment and cost figures and other statistics— all leading to a projection that the district could save more than $2 million annually and provide improved course options ...

Similar conservation efforts lead to merger of nonprofits active in Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin

By Greg Reinbold
In the natural world, symbiotic relationships occur when two species find a way to work in concert for the benefit of both life forms. In the ...

Blairsville Borough adds new car to police fleet

By Gina Delfavero
Blairsville Borough Council Tuesday took steps to improve its police department, by adding to the force’s fleet of vehicles and putting out a call for more part-time officers. The borough paid off its most recent addition to the fleet early, leaving ...

Evergreen Conservancy seeks pledges from businesses

By Greg Reinbold
The Evergreen Conservancy is looking for a few businesses willing to set aside a small portion of their sales to help save the planet. The Indiana County-based group has registered with “1% For The Planet,” an online campaign that provides member ...

Blairsville woman’s quilt captures top prize at Pennsylvania Farm Show

By Gina Delfavero
When Marna Conrad started quilting a butterfly-themed coverlet for her daughter two years ago, she never dreamed that one day she’d see a blue ribbon ...

Local painter’s public, private work rediscovered for Blairsville exhibit

By Gina Delfavero
Many who grew up in Blairsville or Homer City during the middle decades of the last century likely viewed the work of George Zoldak. It ...

Man gets 15 to 30 years in Indiana County walking trail slaying

By Tribune-Review
A Glen Campbell man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in a state prison Tuesday for his role in a murder along a walking trail in Clymer in June 2013. Christopher Salsgiver, 24, was ordered to pay $954 in restitution ...

Indiana County driver in fair condition after truck crashes in Unity Township

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man was in fair condition Tuesday at UPMC Presbyterian following a one-vehicle crash Jan. 14, according to a hospital spokeswoman. State police said Mark H. Whetsel, 50, of White, sustained major injuries in the crash at 5:36 a.m. ...

Blairsville woman hit by vehicle is in critical condition

By Tribune-Review
A Blairsville woman who was hit by a vehicle in the borough on Jan. 15 remains hospitalized in Pittsburgh, authorities said Monday. Martha Miller, 86, was ...

Smicksburg gains reputation as pottery hotbed

By Greg Reinbold
There’s a veritable pottery hotbed nestled amid the rolling hills and Amish farmsteads of Indiana County’s northwestern tier. At its center for the better part of ...

Pop hits, intricate moves in the mix for Blairsville-based square dancers

By Pamela Sagely
There’s a place close by where the latest Lady Gaga song blends seamlessly with lively square-dance calls. Both can be found on Friday nights at the ...

Firefighters respond to blaze in East Wheatfield Township

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters are responding to a dwelling fire in Indiana.  According to a 911 dispatch, crews are fighting a fully involved fire along McCormick Road in East Wheatfield Township.   It was reported at 11:30 p.m.   Crews from Clyde, Armagh, ...

United School Board eyes potential 7-mill tax increase

By Jeff Himler
United School Board Tuesday approved a $20.9 million preliminary 2015-16 budget that projects deficit spending of more than $1.2 million and calls for a potential tax hike of up to 7.09 mills. Superintendent Barbara Parkins noted that, in recent years, the ...

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