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Candidates for 62nd District House seat air clashing views on state tax revenues

By Greg Reinbold
Two weeks before the Nov. 4 general election, the League of Women Voters of Indiana County provided citizens an opportunity to question candidates vying to represent the 62nd and 66th legislative districts in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives about their …

Burrell supervisors earmark funding for water extension

By Gina Delfavero
Burrell Township’s supervisors are moving forward with plans for a waterline extension in the Fairfield Heights neighborhood, a project that will receive funding through an annual community development block grant the township receives from the state Department of Community and …

Blairsville-Saltsburg considers options for pending food service vacancy

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board is considering options for managing the district’s cafeterias as James Brida prepares to retire March 11 as director of food services. At its Oct. 15 meeting, the board accepted with regret the pending retirement resignation of Brida, …

Blairsville eyes extended trail routes

By Jeff Himler
Local trail advocates learned early this week that state officials have denied a $180,000 grant that would have helped cover engineering costs for a pedestrian bridge across Route 22 in Burrell Township, proposed as part of a safe route for …

Indiana County receives donation for new veterans transport van

By Gina Delfavero
The newly opened Veterans Administration Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in White Township’s Regency Mall has received a boost from an Indiana businessman, who, with the help …

Former United facilities head fills post at Homer-Center School District

By Jeff Himler
Ed Sutter, who recently found his longtime position of facilities coordinator eliminated at United School District, has landed a similar job at neighboring Homer-Center School District. At its Oct. 16 meeting, the Homer-Center School Board voted to hire Sutter to …

Lighting cost reduced for United High School project

By Jeff Himler
Initial work on a renovation project to improve security at United High School has fallen about a month behind schedule, but district officials noted they were able to negotiate a $10,000 reduction in the cost of new lighting at the …

Old school days recalled at Keith reunion on IUP campus

By John B. Smathers
It’s not just a building, and this was certainly not just a reunion. On Oct. 18, more than 300 alumni of the Keith School attended …

Plea entered in slaying on Indiana County trail

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man avoided a potential sentence of life in prison by pleading guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday, the third day of his trial for luring a man to a walking trail in Clymer, where he was shot and …

Inmate accused of vandalizing Indiana County Jail plumbing system

By Tribune-Review
A man in custody at the Indiana County Jail ripped a sprinkler head from the ceiling and tried to use it as a weapon Wednesday, authorities said. Desmond Michael Johnson, 26, of Pittsburgh, facing drug and firearms charges, “became angry …

Attorney: Indiana County suspect not fit for trial in fatal Derry shooting

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attorney for an Indiana County man accused of invading the Derry home of his estranged girlfriend to shoot her as she watched television said …

Man accused of sexual contact with teen in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
A New York man faces state police allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl at his temporary residence at an Indiana County apartment complex. Justin E. Hoffert, 24, of Durhamville, N.Y., allegedly began talking to the girl …

Armagh artist gets posthumous showcase at Indiana museum

By Jeanette Wolff
Very few aficionados of American art have heard of Jacob Sweitzer, but the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County is hoping to change that …

Newborn faces recovery after stray bullet pierces skull in Saltsburg home

By Craig Smith
In the frantic seconds  after a bullet from a hunter’s rifle shattered a living room window and pierced their newborn’s skull, Jeremie and Stephanie Iverson …

Dugan, Pascarella selected for IUP’s Hall of Fame

By Bruce Wald
Two local exceptional student-athletes were part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. Marissa Dugan, a star softball outfielder from Albert Gallatin High School, along with Nick Pascarella, an Elizabeth Forward High School graduate and standout …

Aging Services to display renovations for Indiana Social Center’s 25th anniversary

By Greg Reinbold
The 25th anniversary of Aging Services, Inc. opening its Indiana Social Center is approaching, and recent renovations to the space on Oak Street in Indiana …

Rural Valley author helps raise awareness of disease through book sales

By Gina Delfavero
Author Thaddaeus U. Montgomery’s love of composing prose and creating characters is matched by his sense of community and his desire to help others. As …

Rural Kent parish celebrates quarter-century milestone

By Jeff Himler
A quarter of a century has gone by since the Church of the Good Shepherd was established as a parish Oct. 16, 1989, based in …

Homer City weighs possible 1-mill tax hike

By Gina Delfavero
Homer City Council is looking at two versions of a tentative 2015 budget, one of which would have borough residents paying one mill more in taxes. Copies of both budgets were given to council members at their Oct. 7 meeting. …

Consolidation among options Blairsville-Saltsburg may consider as student enrollment drops

By Jeff Himler
The “C” word that is most dreaded by many in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District — consolidation — could soon be back on the table. “That is a possibility,” superintendent Tammy Whitfield said Wednesday after reviewing with the school board numbers …

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