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Marcellus grants to help build memorial wall, treat mine drainage in Indiana County

By Jeff Himler
A planned memorial to Blairsville’s veterans and ongoing efforts to treat acid mine drainage in Indiana County got a recent boost from state grants funded through impact fees collected from operators in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale industry. The Commonwealth Financing Agency recently approved grants totaling $1,080,000 that will assist with creation …

Indiana County paranormal team employs electronics to track down spectral phenomena

By Gina Delfavero
Believers in the paranormal will find kindred spirits among a local group of investigators that specializes in all things ghostly. Shotts in the Dark Paranormal …

PennDOT approves partial funding for Route 22 trail bridge in Burrell Township

By Gina Delfavero
The Indiana County Commissioners had a pleasant surprise this week when they learned more than $3.4 million in state funding was awarded for projects in the county. The multimodal transportation grants from PennDOT include $1.7 million for construction of a …

Dog park proposed at Blairsville’s WyoTech recreational site

By Jeff Himler
Some dog owners in Blairsville would like to see a park in town designated for their canine companions, and borough officials are considering the request. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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