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Indiana County mother gets jail term for toddler’s drowning

By Renatta Signorini 2:12 p.m.
An Indiana County mother was sentenced Monday to one year less a day to two years less a day in county prison for her son’s accidental drowning in a bathtub. Tonya Nicole Thomas, 27, tearfully addressed Judge William Martin prior to the sentencing. “I was just trying to be a …

Indiana Regional Medical Center marks centennial with book, campus addition

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana Regional Medical Center is staying true to its motto: “Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future.” While a $55 million centennial project is adding about …

York man, 21, accused of assaulting Indiana Borough police officer

By Tribune-Review
A 21-year-old man was released on $10,000 unsecured bond Sunday morning after allegedly hitting an Indiana Borough police officer in the face. Police were called to a South 14th Street home just before midnight Saturday for a report of a …

Indiana County Humane Society ready to open new, roomier shelter

By Debbie Black
About 185 cats and dogs waiting for adoption have been relocated to a more spacious and healthier home as the Indiana County Humane Society prepares …

Brush Valley club members promote interest in antique tractors

By Pamela Sagely
An intermittent morning rain marked the start of the Brush Valley Antique Iron and Power Club’s first annual show at Brush Valley Park. But club …

Police, firefighters locate missing Homer City boy

By Tribune-Review
INDIANA COUNTY HOMER CITY Police, firefighters locate missing boy A search for a missing 9-year-old autistic boy in Homer City on Friday morning ended when he was found in his home. Multiple fire departments and police responded to the home …

United OKs bond issue, bills for high school renovation

By Jeff Himler
United School Board at its most recent meeting approved more than $13,000 in bills for ongoing renovations at the district’s high school as well as financing to help pay for the work. Construction is under way to create a new, …

Indiana County redirects funding to advance Center Township business park

By Gina Delfavero
Work continues on a new business park in Center Township as the Indiana County Commissioners are freeing up funds to help move the project along. At their Sept. 10 meeting, the commissioners designated for the Joseph Land Development project encumbered …

2 men charged in $1M arson at Brush Valley business

By Jacob Tierney
Two men are accused of starting a fire in a Brush Valley business that caused more than $1 million in damage. Stepbrothers Tyler Hill, 18, of Homer City and Gage Darney, 20, of Kittanning each were charged with two counts …

Blairsville district judge placed on leave

By Rich Cholodofsky
Blairsville District Judge Jennifer Rega will be placed on paid administrative leave on Monday as state police at the Indiana County barracks continue to investigate …

IUP student charged in stabbing attack

By Tribune-Review
A Virginia man was charged Tuesday in connection with a stabbing near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. William A. Rivera, 21, of Reston, Va., is charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence by Indiana Police Detective John Scherf. …

Police seek person who fired gun into Indiana Borough home

By Tribune-Review
Indiana Borough Police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a person who fired a small-caliber firearm into a residence early Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred about 12:05 a.m. along the 1200 block of Philadelphia Street. No one was injured. …

Police investigate stabbing near IUP; victim’s condition critical

By Joe Napsha
Indiana Borough police said Monday that no charges have been filed in connection with a stabbing late Sunday afternoon near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Police said Giovanni Brown, 21, of Indiana was stabbed more than once in the …

Indiana County man dies in overnight car crash

By Bob Stiles
An Indiana County man died early Saturday morning after he lost control of his car and was ejected, state police at Indiana said. Chad Adamsky, 27, of Vintondale died shortly after midnight in the accident on Shortcut Road in Buffington, …

Indiana County Technology Center commits $600,000 to Challenger/STEM addition

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Technology Center is serious about promoting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum. The center’s Joint Operating Committee has reinforced that focus with a significant financial commitment toward a new 30,000-square-foot addition to the White Township …

Five years of growth marked at IRMC’s Blairsville care center

By Gina Delfavero
As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, officials at Indiana Regional Medical Center took a look at the facility’s admission …

Ken Heming returns to post on United School Board

By Jeff Himler
A former member of the United School Board will add to his nearly quarter century of experience on the panel as he returns to fill a vacancy among the directors representing the district’s Region 3, in West Wheatfield Township. At …

Saltsburg residents urged to call 911, not borough office, for emergency assist

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Mayor Elizabeth Rocco put out a plea to residents of the town at the regular borough council meeting Sept. 2. “If the citizens of Saltsburg see anything happen — I don’t care what it is — we need them …

Venango teen who killed grandparents dead of apparent suicide

By Paul Peirce
A 15-year-old Venango County boy who admitted shooting and killing his grandparents near Oil City about two years ago was found dead in his prison cell late Monday at SCI Pine Grove in Indiana County, authorities said. Prison officials said …

Police: Father violates court order, takes son to Ohio

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man is awaiting extradition from Ohio where he was apprehended on charges of interfering with custody of children and endangering the welfare of children. State police allege that Adam L. Garland, 38, of Robinson violated a court …

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