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Potential commercial conversion sparks neighbors’ concerns on Blairsville’s South Walnut Street

By Jeff Himler
Neighbors expressed concerns about parking and impacts on traffic and adjacent real estate values as Blairsville Council considered whether to allow potential conversion of a property at South Walnut and Old Main streets from a dwelling to a professional office. Council also accepted input on a second proposal, to convert a ...

Directors OK expansion of emergency generator at Blairsville High as school recovers from electrical fire

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District is set to expand an emergency generator at Blairsville Middle/High School as it recovers from a recent electrical fire that affected power and heat at the school and prompted cancellation of district classes for two days. The ...

Indiana planning workshop elicits suggestions for traffic, housing improvements

By Gina Delfavero
Members of the Indiana community gave planners some insight into what they love — and what they dislike — about their town at a concluding ...

Burrell Township awards bids for spring road materials

By Gina Delfavero
Burrell Township supervisors are thinking spring as they opened bids for road materials to be used to help erase some of the damage done by harsh winter weather. The supervisors Feb. 18 accepted low bids from the following: Compass Minerals of Overland ...

Suspect sought in Homer City bank robbery

By Tribune-Review
Police Wednesday were continuing to search for a man who robbed the Homer City branch of S&T Bank Tuesday morning. Police said the incident took place ...

Cambria County man dies after rockfall in Indiana County mine

By Debra Erdley
Authorities are investigating a Friday accident at an Indiana County coal mine that claimed the life of 29-year-old Cambria County coal miner Todd Trimble. Indiana County Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr., said Trimble of Gallitzin was working about a mile and ...

Police arrest son in murder of retired IUP professor, cite mental health issues

By Mary Pickels  and Renatta Signorini
The son of a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor is in jail without bail on charges he bludgeoned her to death in their home. Ruth ...

Indiana County drugs-for-sex doc given shorter sentence

By Renatta Signorini
A former Indiana County doctor could be released from state prison in about nine months under a new sentence imposed Friday in a painkillers-for-sex prescription scheme. Tahir Usman Mir, 64, apologized for his actions before he was sentenced for the second ...

Police arrest Blairsville man stabbed with bayonet

By Tribune-Review
A Blairsville man stabbed with a bayonet while trying to locate someone who allegedly owed him money for drugs has been charged with assault, according to state police at Indiana. Larry “Ozzy” DiBiase, 64, was released from Allegheny General Hospital Wednesday ...

Blairsville DUI suspect to be tried for striking pedestrian, 86

By Trib Total Media
A Indiana County driver who struck and severely injured an 86-year-old woman crossing a street in Blairsville “was stumbling” at the scene of the accident Jan. 15 while waiting to talk with investigators, according to police reports. Ryan S. Henderson, 36, ...

Early Homer-Center School District budget includes 8-mill tax hike

By Jeff Himler
Homer-Center School Board has approved a preliminary 2015-16 budget that calls for an 8-mill property tax increase. But district officials say they don’t expect to follow through with such a large hike and have proposed it to give the board ...

Indiana County backs legislative remedy for declining 911 funding

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioners agree with the County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania that the state’s system for 911 funding is in need of an overhaul. The commissioners took action to support the County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania’s top priority for 2015 by ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg board deadlocks on proposed high school merger

By Jeff Himler
The battle over a proposed high school consolidation in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District came to a draw that favored opponents of the move Wednesday as the school board deadlocked 4-4 on having administrators pursue the option. Anthony Canzano’s motion directing administrators ...

Blairsville promotes police officer to full-time status

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville’s police force received a boost Tuesday as borough council voted 4-1 to promote officer David Romagnoli from part-time to full-time status. The move brings the department’s roster to three full-time officers and three part-timers in addition to Police Chief ...

Regional sites inspire settings for Dilltown native’s murder mysteries

By Gina Delfavero
Fans of mystery and suspense novels have the opportunity to read a series inspired by Indiana County locales. Author Donna (Ramage) Cummins, who was born and ...

Indiana County nonprofit looks to increase spay/neuter efforts

By Jeff Himler
A single group may not be able to put a lid on the perennial proliferation of unwanted cats and dogs in the area, but one Indiana County nonprofit has made a running start at addressing the issue. According to President Bonnie ...

Dismissal of charge weighed in murder case in Indiana County

By Paul Peirce
A forensic pathologist testified Wednesday that an Indiana County gun shop owner could have died from any one of the four gunshots allegedly fired by Jack Edmundson Jr. of Saltsburg in 2013. Indiana County President Judge William Martin listened to testimony ...

Blairsville fire cancels classes again

By Trib Total Media
A fire at Blairsville High School caused the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District to cancel classes Monday and again Tuesday. Blairsville fire Chief George Burkley said the blaze, which was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, started in an electrical transformer in a ...

Driver, passenger charged after accident involving police cruiser in Indiana Borough

By Tribune-Review
Two Indiana Borough police officers sustained minor injuries Saturday morning when a driver, possibly intoxicated, rear-ended their police cruiser. Police said the officers were stopped in a parking space in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street around 3 a.m. when …

Indiana hospital robot targets pathogens

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana Regional Medical Center has a new tool in its arsenal for fighting germs. Though firmly grounded in modern medicine, the device calls to mind ...

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