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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 the scene of the three-vehicle crash. The accident occurred 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 …

Indiana County Fair’s Kiddie Farm gives youngsters hands-on ag intro

By Debbie Black
Many volunteers, exhibitors and vendors will come together to put on the Indiana County Fair Aug. 23-30 at Indiana’s Mack Park. They plan and prepare …

Indiana County’s historical society begins new chapter with expanded staff

By Jeanette Wolff
It has been a summer of change at the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. The most notable changes have been in personnel. Former …

Plans for Challenger space simulator moving forward with developer, architect on board

By Greg Reinbold
Plans are coming together for the proposed new Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center on the Indiana County Technology Center campus in White Township. The CACLC Committee in January celebrated receiving $1,365,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant funds through the …

Activity buses are set to return at United School District

By Jeff Himler
United School District is bringing back after-school activity buses through an agreement with its new transportation contractor, Tri County Transportation of Northern Cambria. The school board voted at it regular meeting on Tuesday to offer the bus service beginning with …

Nashville band featuring Blairsville native returns for Knotweed Festival performance

By Jeff Himler
When organizers made plans for Blairsville’s Second Annual Knotweed Festival, they had to decide what portions of the community celebration to change and what successful …

Fire destroys house in Robinson

By Tribune-Review
A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a house in the village of Robinson, Indiana County. No one was home when the fire started at the Hernandez family home at 122 …

Suspect arrested in attempted luring of Derry teen

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County man was jailed on Monday on charges of child luring because a Derry teenager, who allegedly was targeted last week, identified the suspect in a photo line-up. John P. Shawley, 67, whose last known address is Saltsburg, …

Armagh man dies in accident in East Wheatfield

By Tribune-Review
Armagh resident William Alan Hunt, 37, died in a car accident in Indiana County Monday afternoon. Hunt was driving southeast on Hutchinson Hollow Road in East Wheatfield when his Toyota 4Runner veered off the left side of the road and …

Suspected arsons under investigation in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
The state fire marshal is investigating two suspected arsons in Washington Township. Firefighters responded to an abandoned building on Black Road on Thursday, where an unknown person had set a chair on fire. The blaze was extinguished before the building …

Saltsburg police chief resigns

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Borough Council Monday night accepted the resignation of its police chief, Gary Walker, at its regular monthly meeting. In his resignation letter, dated July 16 and effective July 18, Walker cited changes to his personal circumstances as his reason …

Blairsville principal promoted to assistant superintendent

By Jeff Himler
Advancements in technology and literacy are among the strides Jeffrey Soles plans to continue as he takes over the role of assistant superintendent at Blairsville-Saltsburg …

Owner of former Saltsburg mill seeks permit to demolish historic building

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Borough Council has received word that a demolition permit for the former Altman’s Mill has been requested through Indiana County. But that request is in limbo since the building is located in the borough’s historic district, where all building …

Homer City purchases equipment for proposed K-9 officer

By Jeff Himler
Homer City police came a step closer on Tuesday to adding a four-legged officer to their ranks. Led by Sergeant Anthony Jellison, who would be the dog’s handler, the borough force has been working for the past few months to …

Service planned for Blairsville fire victim, fundraisers for displaced businesses

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville citizens will gather Aug. 9 near the scene of a July 30 borough fire to pay their final respects to a local man who perished in the East Market Street blaze. A public memorial service for Paul Eugene “Gene” …

Brothers’ book recalls past 100 years in mining village of Charles

By Jeff Himler
The former mining town of Charles has weathered decades of change to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding in the southeastern corner of Indiana …

2 injured in Route 22 crash

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County woman and a Kansas man were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash along Route 22 East. According to state police, Judy Lichtenfels, 66, of Robinson, was eastbound at the intersection of Jesse Penrose Road at 4:36 p.m. …

Blairsville’s Knotweed Festival offers novel uses for pesky plant

By Gina Delfavero
Japanese knotweed is believed to have been introduced in the United States as an ornamental plant in the 1800s, according to the U.S. Department of …

Beaver Run water untainted by shale gas wells, tests show

By Rich Cholodofsky
Three years of testing at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County’s Beaver Run Reservoir has found drinking water untainted by Marcellus shale gas wells, drilled just yards from the water supply. Testing will continue for a fourth year under a …

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