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Infant suffers head injuries in Indiana County crash

By Tribune-Review
A 1-year-old boy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for head injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Route 422 in Indiana County Wednesday evening. According to state police, the crash occurred at about 7:45 p.m. in Armstrong when James E. Farabajgh, 36, of Northern Cambria was westbound and …

Baby girl dies when run over by pickup truck

By Tribune-Review 1:17 a.m.
An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday evening in Indiana County, after a man accidentally ran over the child with a pickup truck, according to investigators. Indiana County Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr. identified the girl as Martha M. Byler of …

Tours, tastings will be part of experience next month at Homer City distillery

By Kari Andren
Vodka is flowing at Disobedient Spirits, a craft distillery set to open in Homer City after months of dealing with bureaucracy, protests and building renovations,. …

Indiana County pursues funding for pedestrian bridge

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana County’s commissioners are continuing their support for a proposed bridge that would provide pedestrians and bicyclists a safer way to cross Route 22 in Burrell Township. At their July 9 meeting, the commissioners authorized the county Office of Planning …

IRMC lifestyle change program helps women address health risks

By Gina Delfavero
A fledgling lifestyle change program for women at Indiana Regional Medical Center is undergoing some big changes itself thanks to funding from an area charitable …

Indiana County commissioners commend jail pilot program

By Gina Delfavero
The Indiana County Jail and its staff were commended by the county commissioners at their July 9 meeting after the county received a Criminal Justice Best Practices Award from the County Commissioners Association. The Indiana County Jail, in cooperation with …

Burrell Township OKs contract for Smith Plan, Snyder Lane

By Jeff Himler
Burrell Township’s supervisors have awarded the township’s summer road paving project to Derry Construction at a total cost of $155,407.35. The supervisor approved the Latrobe contractor’s low bid at a special July 10 meeting. Other bids were submitted by Force …

Blairsville seeks state grant for Veterans Memorial Park

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville officials have taken the next step toward developing a proposed Blairsville Area Veterans Memorial Park. At its regular meeting Tuesday, borough council agreed to …

Western Pa. airports to receive government funding for upgrades, more

By Tribune-Review
Airports in seven Western Pennsylvania counties will receive a portion of nearly $19 million in local, state and federal funding for improvements, repairs and other work, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced on Wednesday. Area airports receiving funding are: Beaver County …

Indiana leaders work to avoid repeat of party that turned into riot

By Paul Peirce
As the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency prepares to release its report on a rowdy pre-St. Patrick’s Day party four months ago in Indiana Borough that resulted in several criminal charges and numerous citations, area officials are trying to avoid a …

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement …

Saltsburg seeks grant for new playground site

By Gina Delfavero
Children in Saltsburg may soon have a new destination for play dates if the borough council succeeds in its quest for funding to help construct a new, safer playground in the town. Council is applying for $250,000 for the project …

Homer City’s Hoodlebug parade will recognize school achievements

By Greg Reinbold
Homer City will play host to the 17th annual Hoodlebug Summerfest July 13. The festival is named for a passenger rail car that made daily …

Homer City buys new truck, sells old one to rec board

By Jeff Himler
Homer City Borough is purchasing a new pickup truck and is passing along a six-year-old model to the local recreation board. Borough council voted at its July 1 meeting to purchase a 2015 F-350 4x4 truck from Tri-Star Motors of …

Blairsville authority plans smoke-testing to track down sewer leaks

By Jeff Himler
Where there’s smoke, there could be water infiltration. That’s the premise behind the Blairsville Municipal Authority’s plan to smoke-test sanitary sewer lines in the borough. Ron Hood, executive director of the authority, told a handful of people attending a Monday …

Meeting will address future of Brush Valley post office

By The Dispatch
The Brush Valley Township supervisors have announced a public meeting regarding the future of the Brush Valley Post Office will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brush Valley Fire Hall. All box holders and anyone who uses the …

3 charged with heroin trafficking in Indiana County

By Richard Gazarik
Derrick Clemons of Indiana County once tried to outsmart police by hiding cocaine in his crotch during an arrest for drug dealing, narcotics agents said. …

New Florence woman hurt in crash

By Tribune-Review
A New Florence woman remained hospitalized Tuesday following a two-car accident Monday. Sandra Caparimo’s Ford truck collided with a Chrysler sedan operated by Gustavo Perz of Laurel, Md., on Route 22 at the Clay Pike Road intersection at 1:35 p.m., …

Sale, not shutdown, expected for WyoTech

By Jacob Tierney
WyoTech’s campus in Indiana County likely will survive the shutdown of its parent company, according to campus President Art Herman said. Corinthian Colleges, the cash-strapped corporation that owns WyoTech, Everest Colleges, Heald Colleges and others, struck a deal with the …

Saltsburg coal, gas drilling waste plant closes, leaves mess

By The Associated Press
A Saltsburg company that treated wastewater from coal mines and gas drilling operations has closed, and state officials are scrambling to clean up a mess that’s still there. The majority of the waste is coal-related, but a “considerable amount of …

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