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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 and destroyed a fire suppression/sprinkler system,” according to a news …

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 …

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 …

West Wheatfield father charged with letting son, 8, drive vehicle that crashed into a tree

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County father allegedly was intoxicated and told police “he did not see a problem” with letting his 8-year-old son drive a sport utility vehicle just before midnight on Aug. 4. Frank Gordon Conway, 46, of West Wheatfield, was …

Indiana County couple’s store supplies safety to gas, oil industry

By Craig Smith
James A. Lipsie Jr. grew up where pickup trucks are a prerequisite and career choices include mining coal, farming or working in the oil and …

Crackdown credited for calm at Indiana University of Pennsylvania homecoming

By Rich Cholodofsky
A handful of arrests but no major incidents left officials praising security measures put in place for homecoming weekend at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. On the heels of a riotous St. Patrick’s Day weekend in March, IUP officials, along with …

IUP puts plan in place for homecoming crowd control

By Kari Andren
Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials are counting on better communication among law enforcement, college leadership and the public to help the school avoid out-of-control gatherings when thousands of alumni visit the school for homecoming this weekend. In March, IUP and …

Get fired up! Potters Tour in Indiana County readies for 14th year

By Deborah Weisberg
Some of the region’s most talented artisans will open their studios to the public during the annual Potters Tour in Indiana County on Oct. 18 …

Blairsville district judge charged with hit-run, obstruction of justice in crash

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County district judge who is on paid administrative leave for her alleged involvement in a vehicle crash Sept. 13 was charged Thursday with …

Comedy legend Carol Burnett visits Blairsville to receive Harvey Award

By Gina Delfavero
Carol Burnett traveled to New York City this past weekend to begin rehearsals for a Broadway revival of the play “Love Letters” set to begin Oct. …

Saltsburg council projects 5-mill tax increase for 2015

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Borough property owners may see as much as a 5-mill increase in their taxes next year. Borough council voted at Monday’s regular meeting to begin the paperwork needed to file for an increase in taxes, something council member Ed …

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