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Fire at Indiana County lumber yard appears accidental; loss set at $350K

By Tribune-Review
A Saturday fire at an Indiana County lumber yard that destroyed a building appears to be an accident, according to fire officials. The blaze broke out at 5:30 p.m. in a storage building at Schroth Industries along Martin Road in White. Indiana Fire Association Third Assistant Chief Michael Empfield said …

Fire erupts at lumber yard near Indiana

By Tribune-Review
Flames and smoke shot into the air as a result of a lumber yard fire outside Indiana on Saturday evening. The Indiana Fire Association responded …

Sale of WyoTech career college concerns Casey

By Debra Erdley
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. said he wants answers about the future of WyoTech, a career college in Indiana County that went on the market this month under an agreement with the federal Department of Education. Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit …

Increase in state funding still below local schools’ expectations

By Jeff Himler
Local schools will see increases in state funding in the recently approved 2014-15 budget. But, in some cases, state dollars have fallen short of what local districts were anticipating when they approved their fiscal spending plans last month. Overall, the …

Hearing waived for man charged in Black Lick Township overdose death

By Greg Reinbold
A Shelocta man charged with providing the heroin that caused a woman to fatally overdose Oct. 19 in Black Lick Township waived his right to a preliminary hearing July 16 before District Judge Jennifer J. Rega. Ryan James Gould, 25, …

Burrell park board seeks donations for annual picnic

By Gina Delfavero
Plans are moving ahead for the annual Burrell Township picnic, slated for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Burrell Park in Black Lick. At their July 16 meeting, the township supervisors received a request for support of the community event. The …

Former Saltsburg Elementary School eyed for disaster preparedness site

By Greg Reinbold
A nonprofit emergency preparedness group is raising money to fund its plans to turn the former Saltsburg Elementary School building in the Kiski Flats area …

Postal Service plans to cut office hours at Brush Valley, Lucernemines

By Jeff Himler
Weekday retail operations at the Brush Valley post office are set to be cut in half, from eight hours to four hours, under a plan to save costs for the United States Postal Service. Addressing concerned citizens at a July …

St. Andrew’s Village campus is getting household makeover

By Greg Reinbold
Saint Andrew’s Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living continuing care retirement community in White Township, is about halfway through a $10 million construction and renovation project …

Baby girl dies when run over by pickup truck in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday evening in Indiana County, after a man accidentally ran over the child with a pickup truck, according to investigators. Indiana County Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr. identified the girl as Martha M. Byler of …

Infant suffers head injuries in Indiana County crash

By Tribune-Review
A 1-year-old boy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for head injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Route 422 in Indiana County Wednesday evening. According to state police, the crash occurred at about 7:45 p.m. in Armstrong when …

Path mapped out to boost Saltsburg trail tourism

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg could be Pennsylvania’s next great Trail Town, and officials in the community have some improvements in mind as they work toward that goal. Borough …

Variety of habitats provides plenty of viewing opportunities for local birders

By Jeanette Wolff
There are more than 300 species of birds living in Indiana, Cambria and Armstrong counties, and members of the local Todd Bird Club are dedicated …

Tours, tastings will be part of experience next month at Homer City distillery

By Kari Andren
Vodka is flowing at Disobedient Spirits, a craft distillery set to open in Homer City after months of dealing with bureaucracy, protests and building renovations,. …

Indiana County pursues funding for pedestrian bridge

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana County’s commissioners are continuing their support for a proposed bridge that would provide pedestrians and bicyclists a safer way to cross Route 22 in Burrell Township. At their July 9 meeting, the commissioners authorized the county Office of Planning …

IRMC lifestyle change program helps women address health risks

By Gina Delfavero
A fledgling lifestyle change program for women at Indiana Regional Medical Center is undergoing some big changes itself thanks to funding from an area charitable …

Indiana County commissioners commend jail pilot program

By Gina Delfavero
The Indiana County Jail and its staff were commended by the county commissioners at their July 9 meeting after the county received a Criminal Justice Best Practices Award from the County Commissioners Association. The Indiana County Jail, in cooperation with …

Burrell Township OKs contract for Smith Plan, Snyder Lane

By Jeff Himler
Burrell Township’s supervisors have awarded the township’s summer road paving project to Derry Construction at a total cost of $155,407.35. The supervisor approved the Latrobe contractor’s low bid at a special July 10 meeting. Other bids were submitted by Force …

Blairsville seeks state grant for Veterans Memorial Park

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville officials have taken the next step toward developing a proposed Blairsville Area Veterans Memorial Park. At its regular meeting Tuesday, borough council agreed to …

Western Pa. airports to receive government funding for upgrades, more

By Tribune-Review
Airports in seven Western Pennsylvania counties will receive a portion of nearly $19 million in local, state and federal funding for improvements, repairs and other work, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced on Wednesday. Area airports receiving funding are: Beaver County …

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