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1 shot, 1 assaulted near IUP

By Mary Pickels
State police in Indiana are investigating a Sunday morning fight outside a residence in White Township, resulting in one man being shot and another assaulted. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying those involved in the incident, calling the crowd “uncooperative.” Officers responded to a report of a fight ...

Indiana County man given up to 3 years for DUI crash

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County man was sentenced Friday to serve up to three years in a state prison for a DUI accident  Jan. 15 when he ...

10-year-old Blairsville violinist’s expulsion over knife challenged

By Rich Cholodofsky
A 10-year-old musician expelled from an exclusive private school for taking a Swiss army knife to a concert to “trim broken hairs” from her violin bow is at the center of a legal battle. The parents of Abbigail Cunkelman of ...

Burrell supervisors call for county to extend reassessment appeals period

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township supervisors made their stance on Indiana County’s property tax reassessment known at their Aug. 19 meeting. In a statement read by chairman Larry Henry, the supervisors held that the reassessment process, conducted by Evaluator Services and Technology ...

Enrollment increases at Homer-Center School District

By Jeff Himler
Officials at Homer-Center School District started the new school year Tuesday with some good news on the local front although state funding remained on hold as 2015-16 budget negotiations continued in Harrisburg. Despite an overall downward trend in enrollment at area ...

Indiana County property reassessment generates questions, additional mailings

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Commissioners moved their Wedneday meeting to the Toretti Auditorium in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Center in anticipation of ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg hires teachers, expands field trip policy

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District began its academic year Wednesday after the late addition of a new music instructor and an elementary teacher for its Blairsville school campus. The school board, at its Aug. 19 meeting, also expanded the categories of field trips ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg adds visitor ID checks to school security procedures

By Jeff Himler
Visitors who arrive at any Blairsville-Saltsburg school building during hours when classes are in session will find a new electronic doorman waiting to greet them. At ...

Indiana County judge denies petition to remove assessment appeals board member

By Greg Reinbold
A petition submitted by the founder of the Facebook group “Indiana County PA AGAINST Tax Reassessment Increases” seeking removal of a member of the county’s primary board of assessment appeals has been denied by county President Judge William Martin. Martin issued ...

Indiana County man accused of sex assault, making threat

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man was jailed Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at his residence and threatening to kill her, state police at Indiana said. Arthur James Winch III, 37, of Rhine Road in Center, is accused of having …

Pilot swam to shore after plane landed in river near Saltsburg

By Renatta Signorini
Firefighters spent several back-breaking hours Sunday afternoon alongside a pilot, dismantling an experimental aircraft and then guiding it to the banks of the Conemaugh River ...

Indiana County woman among those cited by state in insurance fraud cases

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County woman who attempted to collect insurance claims from two companies for the same car accident last year was among six people charged by the state Attorney General’s Office with insurance fraud and theft. Jennifer Marie Lamer, 28, of ...

Blairsville accident victim determined to regain mobility, independence after loss of leg

By Gina Delfavero
More than six months after a life-altering accident took half of her leg, Martha Miller is now back in her Blairsville home, in good health ...

Legislators address PA budget, tax reform at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

By Jeff Himler
Pennsylvania’s budget impasse and options for property tax reform were two of the more pressing issues a panel of state legislators addressed before more than 200 people attending the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Tuesday ...

Blairsville adds part-time police officer, amends parking and refuse measures

By Gina Delfavero
The Blairsville Police Department grew by one member after Tuesday night’s regular borough council meeting. Council hired Ryan Clark as a part-time police officer. Clark will join the force with about five years of experience at a rate of $11.25 per ...

WyoTech parent looks to reverse enrollment decline, establishes Mazda partnership

By Jeff Himler
Six months ago, when the WyoTech automotive school was sold by its failing Corinthian Colleges parent, the new owner spotlighted the school’s change from a ...

Indiana County seeks grant to renovate housing for homeless families

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Commissioners have authorized the County Office of Planning and Development to seek a $55,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement program to renovate a transitional housing unit in Indiana. Trinity United Methodist Church has donated ...

Blairsville gardener grows mammoth flowers, veggies in backyard beds

By Jeff Himler
Motorists and pedestrians passing along Blairsville’s North Walnut Street can’t see Richard White Sr. at work in his backyard, but they can tell what he’s ...

Police in Indiana County say 3 children removed from ‘horrid’ home

By Tribune-Review
State police in Indiana said Tuesday an Indiana County couple face child endangerment charges after their three children had to be removed from their White Township residence because of squalid conditions. Police said the three children, ages 1, 3 and 7, ...

Thieves take 4 weapons in Indiana County home invasion

By Tribune-Review
State police in Indiana are investigating a home invasion Friday in White Township where one resident was assaulted and the thieves took four firearms from a safe. Police said the 20-year-old man was inside the apartment in the 1900 block of ...

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