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Halliburton to close Indiana County office

By David Conti
Oilfield services giant Halliburton is closing its Indiana County office as gas drilling customers, pressured by low prices, focus more of their activity in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and in eastern Ohio. The Houston company on Tuesday notified the 430 ...

Indiana County man sentenced in killing described as ‘possible outcome’ of drug trade

By Renatta Signorini
An Indiana County man was sentenced Monday as much as 30 years in prison for his role in a 2013 fatal shooting in Clymer. Judge Thomas Bianco said that while Gregory Sam Patterson, 36, of Glen Campbell has maintained that his ...

Woman accidentally shot in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
A 22-year-old Indiana woman is expected to recover from an accidental shooting in her lower abdomen Saturday night in White Township, Indiana County, state police said. The victim, who was not identified by police, was shot with a .40 caliber …

Driver arrested after Indiana County police chase

By Tribune-Review
An underage drinker led Indiana Borough Police on a chase in a stolen car early Saturday morning. Police spotted a blue Ford Fusion that had been reported stolen driving on Philadelphia Street at about 2:44 a.m. The officer tried to stop ...

Loyalhanna man charged with abuse of daughter, 3

By Tribune-Review
A Loyalhanna man was arrested Friday on charges of physically abusing his 3-year-old daughter earlier this month in Greensburg. Richard W. Hill, 28, was charged by Greensburg police with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of children after the ...

Competency hearing set for Indiana man charged with killing his mother

By Mary Pickels
An Indiana County man charged with the Feb. 20 bludgeoning death of his mother, a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor, is scheduled for a competency hearing in August. Todd Royce Walters, 36, is accused of killing Ruth Shirey, 72, a ...

Indiana County man dies in collision in Pine

By Trib Total Media
An Indiana County man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer in Pine. Eric S. Geisel, 41, of Strongstown, was pronounced dead at the scene about 6 p.m. by county Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr. The victim ...

Homer-Center hikes tax rate, school lunch prices

By Jeff Himler
Property owners in the Homer-Center School District will see a 1.3-mill increase in their taxes under a final $15.8 million budget for the 2015-16 school year. The hike, to 128.9 mills, will add $16 to the tax bill of the average ...

Indiana County property reassessment notices to be issued

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County’s chief tax assessor Frank Sisko said the county-wide property reassessment is moving along on schedule. Notices of property value are to be mailed to residents beginning Wednesday. A call center will open to take phone calls and schedule ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board deadlocks on budget

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District Wednesday took a step forward in its new quest to divide its territory into two separate school districts as a committee of school board members was named to work with a group of citizens to investigate the ...

Burrell supervisors to seek DEP input on fuel odor

By Gina Delfavero
A fuel spill that occurred several months ago brought a handful of Park Drive residents before the Burrell Township supervisors at their regular meeting June 17. The oily stench from the spill has confined them to their homes, claim neighbors Pauline ...

Cupp files to quash recount in Indiana County auditor race

By Greg Reinbold
The casting of lots to break a tie for the final Republican nomination for Indiana County Auditor wasn’t the end of the battle for a place on the November ballot. Incumbents Helen Clark and Donna Cupp each finished with 2,592 votes ...

Indiana County police say pair had heroin-related items at child’s birthday party

By Tribune-Review
Two Indiana County residents who were attending a 3-year-old boy’s birthday party were found with heroin-related paraphernalia inside a bathroom in a home in Center, state police at Indiana said. The suspects — a 26-year-old man from Homer City and a ...

Program offers adaptive bikes to children with disabilities

By Gina Delfavero
Variety the Children’s Charity has an unusual problem. The Pittsburgh-based nonprofit has obtained sufficient sponsorships to purchase 200 adaptive bikes for children with disabilities, but ...

Suspect in fatal crash dies of drug overdose

By Bob Stiles
An Indiana County man charged in connection with a deadly crash in March was found dead Thursday, according to the county coroner. Scott Esteb, 39, was found about 7:30 a.m. by his girlfriend in his Homer City home, according to Coroner ...

WalkWorks program offers routes to better health in three Indiana County locales

By Debbie Black
Walking regularly is one of the most basic and rewarding steps people can take to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Leading the way in that effort in ...

Glen Campbell police chief slain in 1898 honored at national memorial

By Greg Reinbold
For 117 years, there was little record outside of a few newspaper clippings of Glen Campbell police chief William Cunningham’s sacrifice in the line of ...

New CEO looks to expand Indiana Evergreen clubs’ reach

By Debbie Black
Running the nonprofit Evergreen Boys and Girls Clubs of Indiana County is a big mission for CEO Ray Robinson, who has set major goals to ...

Drug sweep targets 34 suspected dealers in 4 Western Pa. counties

By Paul Peirce  and Joe Napsha
Nineteen of 34 “low-to-mid-level” drug dealers from a four-county area who allegedly were dealing heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and illegally obtained prescription pills in Westmoreland County ...

Indiana County approves funding assist for Burrell Township paving project

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County’s commissioners voted Wednesday to allocate $35,000 in county liquid fuels funding to help pave a Burrell Township road in “deplorable” condition. Commissioners approved submitting authorization to PennDOT District 10 for an application for county aid on behalf of Burrell ...

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