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Fight leads to drug arrest of Philadelphia man in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
A Philadelphia man faces drug-related charges after police broke up a fight in Indiana. Borough police responded to a fight on South 7th Street at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. In the midst of a large crowd was Christian Newsome, 24, of Philadelphia, who refused to submit ...

Indiana County will use fiber optic network to reduce phone lines

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County is moving to upgrade and streamline its office telephone systems by taking advantage of the fiber optic network installed during the county’s public safety radio system project. At their April 22 meeting, the county commissioners approved a contract with ...

Antique auctions await Blairsville window-shoppers

By Gina Delfavero
Eagle-eyed visitors to downtown Blairsville may have spotted some unique antique items that have begun to pop up in storefront windows. The items are part of ...

Blairsville awards roofing contract for former armory

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville officials are turning to an outside firm to update the roof on the towns’s historic armory, but they’re hoping in-house repairs will at least temporarily address the leaky roof at the municipal office. Borough council on Tuesday awarded a contract ...

Charges lodged for break-ins throughout Armstrong, Indiana counties

By Brigid Beatty and Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning man jailed for burglary last week faces more charges for his alleged involvement in a February theft spree in North Buffalo. Raine Lawson Mechling, ...

Indiana County tax preparer sentenced to 9 months in prison for violating probation

By Brian Bowling
An Indiana County accountant serving three years of probation for preparing false tax returns will spend nine months in prison for violating his probation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Larry Snow, 65, of Armagh prepared at least eight people’s tax returns ...

Troopers seek suspects in Pine Twp. arsons

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana said a field fire and fires in two wooded areas in northern Indiana County on Friday are the work of one or two arsonists. The fires occurred off School and Grisemore roads in Pine Township between 2 ...

Harrisburg priest named bishop of Greensburg diocese

By Debra Erdley
Reality was still setting in for the Rev. Edward Malesic, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Greensburg, as he met Friday morning with representatives of his ...

Blairsville woman freezes fluid moments for creative shots

By Jeanette Wolff
A Blairsville photographer can see the world in a drop of water and is attempting to share her vision through her art. Darlene Palmer is gaining ...

Blairsville Middle/High School window replacement approved

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District received some good news when it opened bids for installation of replacement windows at Blairsville Middle/High School. At its April 15 meeting, the school board awarded the contract for replacing 99 windows on the south front of the ...

Homer-Center School District looks to save $167K through refinancing

By Jeff Himler
Officials at Homer-Center School District are hoping to save more than $160,000 by refinancing a series of bonds issued four years ago. The school board, at its April 16 monthly meeting, authorized district administrators to work with several consultants on a ...

Bridge work to delay traffic on Route 119 in White

By Tribune-Review
Short-term traffic stoppages will occur Thursday and Friday on a section of Route 119 while work is done on the bridge that carries Airport Road over the bypass, PennDOT officials said. The stoppages will occur between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. ...

Woman reports sex assault to state police at Indiana

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana said they are investigating a report by a 21-year-old woman that she was sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man. The alleged assault occurred between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Further information was unavailable from police. ...

Newsmaker: Gretchen McCormick

By Tory N. Parrish
Noteworthy: McCormick received the 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Women’s Senior Leadership Award on April 1. Residence: Butler Age: 25 Family: Parents, Christina and Robert ...

Lunch programs eat away at Western Pennsylvania school districts’ funds

By Jacob Tierney
Public school food service programs, which have been battered by rising food costs and federal mandates requiring healthier but more expensive meals for students, are ...

World traveler to share experiences in Indiana County Parks programs

By Gina Delfavero
St. Augustine opined, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Rebecca Sterley of Indiana has certainly read quite ...

Indiana Area High School Eco Club takes action for the environment

By Gina Delfavero
People all over the world will pause to do something good for the planet beginning Monday, in observance of Earth Week. At Indiana Area High ...

IUP backtracks on per-credit tuition plan

By Debra Erdley
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is backtracking on a plan to begin charging tuition on a per-credit basis this fall, since a vote last week by the State System of Higher Education’s oversight board to freeze tuition at the 14-state-owned universities. The ...

Homer City man charged in fatal crash

By Tribune-Review
A Homer City man was arrested on homicide and related drunken-driving charges stemming from a fatal crash March 27. Scott Kenneth Esteb, 39, was arrested Friday and posted $50,000 bond. Investigators said Esteb pulled out of a parking lot at Sanso’s pizzeria ...

Blairsville Farmers Market to expand hours

By Jeff Himler
The Blairsville Farmers Market will have expanded hours this year, and Pine Ridge Park, just east of town, is being eyed as the site of a proposed new Fourth of July race. Those were among plans announced April 9 at the ...

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