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Police investigate stabbing near IUP; victim’s condition critical

By Joe Napsha 8:03 p.m.
Indiana Borough police said Monday that no charges have been filed in connection with a stabbing late Sunday afternoon near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Police said Giovanni Brown, 21, of Indiana was stabbed more than once in the arm by someone who reached through the driver’s side window …

Indiana County man dies in overnight car crash

By Bob Stiles
An Indiana County man died early Saturday morning after he lost control of his car and was ejected, state police at Indiana said. Chad Adamsky, 27, of Vintondale died shortly after midnight in the accident on Shortcut Road in Buffington, …

Club for ‘good’ hackers formed at IUP

By Indiana Gazette
INDIANA — A junior student at Indiana  University of Pennsylvania has started a  hacking club that draws in faculty and students. Zach Garcia, 22, a computer science major, decided that people need to know how to guard themselves against the …

Indiana County Technology Center commits $600,000 to Challenger/STEM addition

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Technology Center is serious about promoting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum. The center’s Joint Operating Committee has reinforced that focus with a significant financial commitment toward a new 30,000-square-foot addition to the White Township …

Five years of growth marked at IRMC’s Blairsville care center

By Gina Delfavero
As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, officials at Indiana Regional Medical Center took a look at the facility’s admission …

Ken Heming returns to post on United School Board

By Jeff Himler
A former member of the United School Board will add to his nearly quarter century of experience on the panel as he returns to fill a vacancy among the directors representing the district’s Region 3, in West Wheatfield Township. At …

Saltsburg residents urged to call 911, not borough office, for emergency assist

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Mayor Elizabeth Rocco put out a plea to residents of the town at the regular borough council meeting Sept. 2. “If the citizens of Saltsburg see anything happen — I don’t care what it is — we need them …

Venango teen who killed grandparents dead of apparent suicide

By Paul Peirce
A 15-year-old Venango County boy who admitted shooting and killing his grandparents near Oil City about two years ago was found dead in his prison cell late Monday at SCI Pine Grove in Indiana County, authorities said. Prison officials said …

Police: Father violates court order, takes son to Ohio

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man is awaiting extradition from Ohio where he was apprehended on charges of interfering with custody of children and endangering the welfare of children. State police allege that Adam L. Garland, 38, of Robinson violated a court …

Authority dedicates water improvements serving business park, homes

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Municipal Services Authority held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 28 for a two-phase project at the Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park and …

Indiana County board joins voices opposing EPA Clean Power Plan

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana County’s commissioners are standing up in support of the area coal industry, passing a resolution that takes issue with the Clean Power Plan being proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Critics say the EPA plan, meant to reduce …

Local youth collect awards at Indiana County Fair

By Jeff Himler
Members of the Coleman clan from Clarksburg have been entering livestock in the Indiana County Fair for several generations — and returning home with their …

Homer City’s Main Street upgrade back on track with $500K grant

By Jeff Himler
Homer City Borough’s Main Street makeover, on hold for the past several years, is poised to move forward once more thanks to approval of a half million dollars in state funding. At Homer City Council’s regular Tuesday meeting, borough manager …

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle …

Dog-training program gives prison inmates chance to give back

By Stacey Federoff
Behind the razor-wire fences and the cold stone walls of the state prison at Pine Grove, the unlikeliest of alliances is taking root between eight …

Alumni help mark former Saltsburg school’s addition to historic register

By John B. Smathers
School pride comes in many forms, often from academics or athletics or perhaps even from a celebrity alumnus. It’s not often that the school itself …

Indiana County’s Grant Township will fight wastewater disposal well

By Kari Andren
Grant Township supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday to defend an ordinance banning a wastewater disposal well, plunging the rural, northern Indiana County municipality into a federal court battle with Pennsylvania General Energy Co. Board members voted 3-0 to continue fighting …

State bond release sought for Burrell Township mine

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township supervisors received notice of a bond release application for a local mine and reviewed the request from Britt Energies, Inc. at their regular meeting Aug. 20. Britt Energies, Inc. is seeking the bond release for a little …

Homer-Center OKs special education director, STEM courses

By Jeff Himler
Homer-Center School Board prepared for the Aug. 25 return of students to district classrooms by hiring a new director of special education and by adding new courses that focus on building STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. At its …

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