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State police cite ‘Breaking Amish’ star

By Tribune-Review
A reality TV star was handed a dose of reality Saturday, state police at Indiana said. Jeremiah H. Raber, 35, who appeared in the show “Breaking Amish,” was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped about 2:40 a.m. in ...

Police seek woman in White theft

By Tribune-Review
Authorities are searching for a woman in her 40s who they said took an envelope with $800 inside from the Tractor Supply store on Shelly Drive. A 38-year-old Creekside woman left the white envelope from S&T Bank behind after checking ...

Community-owned grocery store considered for Blairsville

By Gina Delfavero
It has been five years since the Blairsville BiLo supermarket closed its doors. In those five year, developers have continued to pursue, but have yet to attract, another mainstream grocer to fill that void in Blairsville’s downtown district. In a public ...

Homer-Center scales back proposed school tax hike to 1.3 mills

By Jeff Himler
Property owners in Homer-Center School District could pay an additional 1.3 mills of real estate tax in the coming school year, according to a tentative 2015-16 budget of $15.8 million. After the proposed spending plan passed by a 5-2 vote ...

Indiana County seeks grants to help with upgrades at Conemaugh manufacturing plant

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County’s commissioners are backing an effort by the Indiana County Development Corporation and the county Office of Planning and Development to land $1.5 million in state grants for upgrades to the county’s largest manufacturing employer. At their May 13 ...

Grant Township in Indiana County to pursue home rule charter

By Kari Andren
The fight to ban a wastewater disposal well in Grant Township has led the tiny Indiana County community to take the first steps toward enacting home rule. About 80 percent of voters in the rural township of about 700 on Tuesday ...

Indiana County sheriff warns residents of phone scam

By Tribune-Review
Telephone scam artists posing as sheriff’s deputies are calling Indiana County residents demanding money and threatening arrest, Sheriff Robert E. Fyock warned Tuesday afternoon. A spokesman for Fyock said the office has received reports that scam artists are calling residents, saying ...

Blairsville woman injured in motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
A Blairsville woman sustained moderate injuries Saturday when she was thrown over an embankment when her motorcycle hit a guardrail along Route 217 at the intersection with Route 286, state police in Indiana said. Laura L. Svenson, 65, was reported in ...

Rollover crash in White injures woman, closes Route 119

By Tribune-Review
A woman was injured Saturday afternoon in Indiana County when her vehicle rolled over onto its roof on Route 119 in White Township, about 21⁄2 miles south of the interchange with Route 422. The woman was conscious when taken by a ...

All-star student combo tunes up for Indiana jazz and blues festival

By Gina Delfavero
When the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival returns to Indiana Saturday, a few local, younger musicians will join several internationally known ...

Indiana woman’s savings savvy a boon for family, friends, charities

By Debbie Black
Susan Coffman likes to shop smart and save money. The 38-year-old single mother from Indiana knows how to shop to maximize savings by keeping track of ...

Riding, charity drive growing cycle club chapter in Westmoreland, Indiana

By Jeanette Wolff
An international motorcycle club that is family-oriented and supports charitable efforts is shifting into high gear locally, led by a founding couple from Blairsville. Bill Johnson ...

Miracle League of Indiana County creates level playing field for challenged athletes

By Spencer Sadler
Many sponsors and donors, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of man-hours came together to create the Miracle League Field, a facility on the grounds of ...

United School Board proposes 1.7-mill tax increase

By Jeff Himler
United School Board Tuesday approved a tentative 2015-16 district budget of $20.8 million that would include a 1.7-mill increase in real estate taxes. The proposed hike, to 102.15 mills, would add $20 to the tax bill of the average residential homeowner ...

Indiana May Mart in 40th year, has blossomed into major event

By Gina Delfavero
The Indiana Garden Club’s annual May Mart, now in its 40th year, took root in May 1976 as the country was preparing to celebrate its ...

Indiana County woman sentenced for role in heroin dealing

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County woman was sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to serve 15 months in prison and four years supervised release after her conviction on charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin. U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence ...

IUP students to test, analyze water supply in Westmoreland

By Tribune-Review
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will pay Indiana University of Pennsylvania $80,000 this year to test and analyze water samples at and around its Beaver Run Reservoir. It will be the fourth year the school’s chemistry and science department has ...

Newsmaker: Linus Morales

By Tory N. Parrish
Noteworthy: Morales, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, won second place in the final contest of the fifth Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for University ...

Saltsburg police try body cam, add part-time officer

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Council took care of several items of police business Monday with a minimum quorum of President P.J. Hruska, Vice President Kathy Muir, Ed Ramsden and Terry Cumberledge present. The borough police department was authorized to purchase an Axon body camera ...

Blairsville woman celebrates cancer survival with Race for Cure team

By Gina Delfavero
Every Mother’s Day, tens of thousands of people congregate in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at ...

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