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Indiana County paving contractor could be fined in fatal accident

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County paving contractor could be fined $23,800 for 17 alleged safety violations in connection with an Oct. 18 accident that killed a worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday announced the citations and penalties against K. Dolan Construction Corp. of Blairsville stemming from the accident that …

Suspect jailed in Indiana kidnap attempt

By Tribune-Review
A man was jailed in Indiana for allegedly attempting to kidnap a woman early Saturday morning while she was walking in downtown Indiana, police said. The suspect, Catalino Hernandez Vijil, was placed in the Indiana County Jail Saturday, pending arraignment …

Indiana County chase ends with car in pond

By Tribune-Review
A car being chased by police plunged into a pond late Friday, forcing emergency responders to expedite rescue of a passenger, state police at Indiana said. Kevin C. Vasbinder, 21, of Mentcle allegedly fled from police about 11 p.m., when …

Blairsville seeks applicants for new meter attendant post

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville has taken a first step toward beefing up enforcement of borough parking meters. At its Tuesday meeting, council voted to advertise for applicants for a proposed new part-time parking meter attendant position that would include additional duties as an …

Indiana County pays fee to hang communications cable on utility poles

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioners have signed off on a measure to rid the public safety radio project of a “hiccup” that has been holding up completion of the $17 million endeavor. The commissioners on April 9 approved a change order that …

Local woman hits trail in One Run for Boston relay

By Gina Delfavero
Kristin Curci was standing on Boylston Street in Boston, Mass., with her family on April 15 last year, waiting to meet up with her sister, …

United board to consider high school project bids

By Jeff Himler
United School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider approving bids for high school renovations that would include relocation of offices and security improvements. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school library and …

Orthodox traditions observed locally for Easter season

By Gina Delfavero
The period from the beginning of the Lenten season through Holy Week is perhaps the most sacred of times on any Christian calendar. For congregations …

IUP students study by day, man fire station at night

By Mary Pickels
When a call comes in to the Indiana Fire Association’s White Township substation after midnight, four firefighters spring from their second-floor beds, slide down a …

Indiana County man sentenced for killing toddler

By Renatta Signorini
Devon Bailey drives past his 22-month-old son’s grave twice a day. “I can’t do nothing but look,” Bailey said. Juan Raul Campbell apologized to Bailey on Friday for the May 17 suffocation death of Malachi Patterson. Campbell was sentenced by …

Beautification, park projects proposed at Blairsville roundtable meeting

By Jeff Himler
Proposals for beautifying various areas of downtown Blairsville, for expanding amenities at its community center park and for building on the tourism potential of the town’s Riverside Trail were among ideas that emerged during a recent community roundtable meeting. About …

Indiana County road, bridge projects get enhancement boost

By Jeff Himler
PennDOT is on track to undertake $15.4 million in highway and bridge improvement projects in Indiana County this year, with about 40 percent of the total cost covered by the state’s new Act 89 Transportation Enhancement Funding Program. Because of …

Panel at Saltsburg gathering warns parents about dangers of drugs

By Gina Delfavero
A panel of law enforcement and drug and alcohol specialists gathered April 1 in the Saltsburg Middle/High School auditorium with a message for parents: Drugs are …

Saltsburg council eyes funding for recreational improvements

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Borough Council has been made aware of several funding sources that could be used for various improvements around the community. The borough received word from the Indiana County Commissioners and the county Office of Planning and Development that solicitations …

Extortion trial set for Saltsburg man accused of killing gun shop owner

By Jeff Himler
A Saltsburg man will go on trial for allegedly extorting at least $146,000 in raffle ticket winnings from a Tunnelton gun shop owner he is …

Furniture stolen from IUP’s African-American Cultural Center

By Tribune-Review
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police are investigating the theft of several pieces of furniture from the African-American Cultural Center in Delaney Hall. A gold and tan sofa, a cherry table and an oak end table were taken from the center …

Local robotics clubs gain experience through FIRST competition

By Gina Delfavero
Two local teams have returned from the annual FIRST Robotics Competition held last weekend, and though neither team ranked very high, they came away charged …

Saltsburg could get economic boost through Trail Town Program

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg will soon gain a new resource to help capitalize on its distinction as a trail town. The Progress Fund, a Greensburg-based nonprofit community development financial institution, has expressed interest in adding both Saltsburg and Ebensburg to its Trail Town …

Indiana County Airport Authority to clear trees, pursue interim $1.6 M loan

By Greg Reinbold
In a move that will help the Indiana County Airport reopen a runway for nighttime landings, county commissioners at their March 26 meeting approved a contract between the airport and Babyak Forestry Services of Indiana, to identify trees on airport …

Blairsville-Saltsburg fills vacant school board seat, retains early Friday dismissals

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg school directors filled a vacant school board seat Wednesday by appointing Blairsville-area resident Richard Serafin, a volunteer volleyball coach for the district and an official with the company that provides transportation for its students. Serafin, who was approved by …

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