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Indiana police arrest Allison Park man in connection with assault on police officer

By Tribune-Review 8:24 p.m.
Indiana police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday in connection with an assault on a borough police officer. Police said that Jacob Davis of Allison Park was seen on South Street around 11:30 p.m. with an open container of alcohol, which is a violation of the borough code. Police said they …

Fatal shooting over food puts Indiana County man in prison

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County man, who was so angry at a friend for “mooching” food that he fatally shot him during Memorial Day weekend, apologized to the victim’s family Friday before he was sentenced to 41⁄2 to 10 years in prison. “I ...

Homer-Center eyes school budget with $500K deficit

By Jeff Himler
Officials at Homer-Center School District may dip into the district’s fund balance in the 2015-16 school year to help cover a projected funding shortfall for estimated expenditures of about $16 million. Meanwhile, the district is hedging its bets on a potential ...

Blairsville weighs change in planning commission membership

By Gina Delfavero
Blairsville officials are taking a closer look at the borough planning commission’s make-up in light of recent spotty meeting attendance by members of the appointed panel. At the Jan. 20 Blairsville Concil meeting, borough manager Tim Evans reported that a voting ...

Burrell Township eyes ownership of South Liberty Street segment

By Gina Delfavero
Burrell Township supervisors have taken the first step toward taking over ownership of a small portion of South Liberty Street from PennDOT. After discussing the matter briefly at its regular Jan. 21 meeting, the board tabled the issue in order ...

Burrell supervisors retain leadership for 2015

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township supervisors held their annual organizational meeting Jan. 5, voting to retain the current slate of officers on the board. Larry Henry will continue as chairman and chief executive officer, John Shields as vice chairman. Henry, Shields and ...

Woman pays $178 fine for Westmoreland courthouse conduct

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County woman paid a $178 fine Thursday for causing a disturbance at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on New Year’s Eve after she took cellphone photographs of public documents. Laura R. Bistok, 37, of Indiana Borough was cited ...

Police hunt for man who allegedly stole DVDs, threatened to stab security officers at Blairsville store

By Paul Peirce
State police in Indiana are seeking the public’s help in locating a robber who pulled a knife on security officers after attempting to steal about ...

Indiana County man injured in rollover crash along Route 22

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man was seriously injured late Tuesday in a crash along Route 22 in Derry Township, police said. Wayne J. Kowalewski, 47, had to be extricated from his 2015 Jeep Compass after the accident at 11 p.m. near the ...

Officials dissent on whether offices can prohibit, charge to photograph public record documents

By Debra Erdley  and Jacob Tierney
When Laura Bistok snapped cellphone photos of public documents in the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds office, she set in motion a series of events that would end with her being jailed on a disorderly conduct charge. Bistok, 37, of Indiana ...

1 of 2 killed in Marine chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.

By Paul Peirce  and Joe Napsha
An Indiana native who as a teen dreamed of being a Marine Corps aviator was one of two people killed Friday in a crash during ...

Accused killer from Saltsburg charged with plotting escape

By Paul Peirce
A Saltsburg man awaiting trial for accusations of murdering an Indiana County gun shop owner has been charged with plotting an escape from the county jail. Jack Edmundson Jr., 44, who is slated to go on trial for first-degree murder in ...

Former Indiana County drilling executive going to prison

By Brian Bowling
A former Indiana County gas drilling company executive said Friday he started stealing from his employer in 2004 after one of his sons was diagnosed with severe autism. “I started to drink and gamble,” said Larry Winckler, 54, of Indiana. Over ...

IUP adopts per-credit tuition charge that could raise cost

By Debra Erdley
Indiana University of Pennsylvania will replace its flat tuition rate for state residents with a new per-credit charge that will boost the sticker price for many students this fall. The three-year pilot plan, adopted Thursday morning by the Board of ...

Blairsville woman struck by car remains in Pittsburgh hospital

By Jeff Himler
An 86-year-old Blairsville woman known for her community involvement, love of sports and dedication to fitness remained hospitalized in Pittsburgh Thursday after being struck by ...

Evanko set to retire as Indiana County commissioner at year’s end

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioner Patricia Evanko announced during the commissioners’ Jan. 14 meeting that she will not seek re-election this year. Her current term will expire in December. Evanko, 65, of Blairsville, said she plans to retire at the end of her ...

Indiana County expects to save more than $2M by refinancing

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County’s commissioners have approved the first of four ordinances that will allow the county to refinance approximately $50 million in outstanding general obligation loan debt. The effort is expected to save the county between $60,000 and $80,000 per year ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg study cites savings in school merger

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District administrators spent more than an hour Tuesday night reviewing enrollment and cost figures and other statistics— all leading to a projection that the district could save more than $2 million annually and provide improved course options ...

Similar conservation efforts lead to merger of nonprofits active in Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin

By Greg Reinbold
In the natural world, symbiotic relationships occur when two species find a way to work in concert for the benefit of both life forms. In the ...

Blairsville Borough adds new car to police fleet

By Gina Delfavero
Blairsville Borough Council Tuesday took steps to improve its police department, by adding to the force’s fleet of vehicles and putting out a call for more part-time officers. The borough paid off its most recent addition to the fleet early, leaving ...

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