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New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle State Park, he thought about the fact that the park manager’s job was open. Then …

Dog-training program gives prison inmates chance to give back

By Stacey Federoff
Behind the razor-wire fences and the cold stone walls of the state prison at Pine Grove, the unlikeliest of alliances is taking root between eight …

Alumni help mark former Saltsburg school’s addition to historic register

By John B. Smathers
School pride comes in many forms, often from academics or athletics or perhaps even from a celebrity alumnus. It’s not often that the school itself …

Indiana County’s Grant Township will fight wastewater disposal well

By Kari Andren
Grant Township supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday to defend an ordinance banning a wastewater disposal well, plunging the rural, northern Indiana County municipality into a federal court battle with Pennsylvania General Energy Co. Board members voted 3-0 to continue fighting …

State bond release sought for Burrell Township mine

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township supervisors received notice of a bond release application for a local mine and reviewed the request from Britt Energies, Inc. at their regular meeting Aug. 20. Britt Energies, Inc. is seeking the bond release for a little …

Homer-Center OKs special education director, STEM courses

By Jeff Himler
Homer-Center School Board prepared for the Aug. 25 return of students to district classrooms by hiring a new director of special education and by adding new courses that focus on building STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. At its …

High price puts Saltsburg athletic storage building on hold

By Jeff Himler
The Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has agreed to draw money from its capital projects fund to pay for improvements to the auditorium and football stadium at the Blairsville end of the district as well as some new steel entry doors at …

Blairsville approves variances for Liberty Street condos

By Jeff Himler
Plans for Blairsville’s Riverfront Village housing development have taken a step forward with the approval of zoning variances needed to construct six initial condominium units at Liberty and Brown streets. As recommended by the borough planning commission, Blairsville council on …

Indiana County township ‘afraid for the water’ fights waste well

By David Conti
The residents of Grant Township barely outnumber the gas wells dotting strip-mined hills of their northern Indiana County community. Energy companies long have pulled resources …

Indiana County dad held for trial for sending kids out of house

By Renatta Signorini
A former Washington Township man had been drinking when he told his three children to go outside barefoot and look for seashells, the man’s 14-year-old son testified on Monday. “We weren’t quite sure what to do,” the teenager testified during …

Vintondale man killed in Indiana County crash

By Tribune-Review
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in an early Sunday morning crash that killed a Cambria County man.  Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman identified the driver as Clifford Norman McCachren III, 29, of Vintondale.  The Chevrolet Cavalier McCachren …

Indiana Township police on lookout for loose alligator

By Liz Hayes
Indiana Township police issued an unusual BOLO on Friday: They’d like residents to be on the lookout for an alligator. Sgt. Tim Michael said the alligator was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday …

Jury: Indiana County woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

By The Associated Press
A Clymer woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images …

Carol Burnett to receive Indiana museum’s Harvey Award

By Gina Delfavero
A comedy legend will be visiting the area this fall. Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Carol Burnett has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the …

County approves contract for West Wheatfield water extension

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Board of Commissioners took action Aug. 13 on two water line extension projects and agreed to seek funding for improvements to affordable housing units in Blairsville and Burrell Township. The commissioners awarded a materials contract for Highridge …

Coral-Graceton cat clinic new group’s latest spay/neuter effort

By Jeff Himler
The proliferation of stray cats and dogs has been a perennial problem in area communities, placing burdens on municipal officials charged with rounding them up …

United board looks to replace departing French teacher

By Jeff Himler
United School District is looking for a new French instructor after James Dykun, who held the position for three years, recently resigned to accept a similar teaching post at Indiana Area High School. Dykun submitted his resignation on July 30, …

West Market Street property owners oppose removal of Blairsville traffic signal

By Jeff Himler
Business and property owners along Blairsville’s West Market Street are protesting the planned replacement of the traffic signal at Spring Street with four-way stop signs. Michael LaMantia, who is a former member of council, presented the borough panel Tuesday with …

1 dead, 5 hurt in collision along Route 422 in Indiana County

By Trib Total Media
A 67-year-old Armstrong County man was killed and five others injured Tuesday after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a coal truck on Route 422 in Indiana County. James S. Norris of Kittanning was pronounced dead at …

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival grows in 2nd year

By Gina Delfavero
More than 1,000 people came to downtown Indiana last year for the very first Northern Appalachian Folk Festival. Among the attractions were a parade of …

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