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Medical pot has advocate in Pennsylvania House

By Melissa Daniels
For the first time since the issue landed inside the state Capitol, the House has a road map to legalizing medical marijuana. House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, convened a 12-member bipartisan coalition of House members this month. ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg hires assistant principal, considers junior high track program

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board Wednesday hired an assistant principal to bolster the district’s administrative team at the Saltsburg school campus but tabled action on employing a music teacher. With members Holly Gibson and Mary Whitfield participating by remote phone connection, the board ...

Blairsville flooding to be addressed with storm drainage study, additional inlets

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville Borough officials are proposing to install more stormwater inlets to help address recent flooding problems along Evans Avenue. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is poised to conduct a more comprehensive study of storm drainage issues throughout the town. Borough engineer ...

Blairsville Scout’s project will expand, enhance community garden

By Gina Delfavero
The Blairsville Community Garden has truly become a community effort, with several local organizations and individuals coming together to expand and enhance the site where ...

Indiana County man charged after calling for ambulance, asking for air conditioning repair

By Joe Napsha
An Indiana County man with a history of calling state police and emergency dispatchers with minor complaints when no emergency existed was charged this week after he allegedly called for an ambulance. Travis James Turner, 26, of White is accused of ...

Indiana siblings follow path from cyber school to West Point

By Greg Reinbold
The Henderson family of Indiana has created its own pipeline from cyber charter school to one of the most selective institutions of higher education in ...

Upward Bound program, scholarship boost prospects of two local students

By Gina Delfavero
Two local woman who had their minds set on a college education have been able to realize that goal through the combination of a preparatory ...

Couple takes over leadership of Indiana Salvation Army center

By Debbie Black
The Salvation Army’s Indiana headquarters gained new leadership as captains Geoffrey and Marisabel Swires took over July 1. “There’s a bond here,” said Geoffrey Swires, 42, ...

Indiana County Salvation Army headquarters gets computer equipment, new boiler system

By Debbie Black
Recent infrastructure upgrades and classroom improvements have transformed the Salvation Army’s 66-year-old Indiana headquarters. According to Molly Russell, a member of the Salvation Army of Indiana’s ...

Blairsville dedicates veterans memorial and wall

By Jeff Himler
After four decades, downtown Blairsville once more has a monument memorializing local residents who served their country in times of war — focusing on those ...

Property reassessment notices stir opposition in Indiana County

By Greg Reinbold
Reassessment value notices have reached Indiana County residents, and those whose property tax bills are estimated to increase have taken to the streets and social ...

Director leaves Blairsville Community Development Authority for regional planning position

By Jeff Himler
On Monday, Blairsville resident Leann Chaney will begin a new day job in Pittsburgh. But, at least for now, she plans to remain active in the community where she lives. July 17 is Chaney’s last day as executive director of the ...

Indiana County approves loan for startup brewery

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioners took a step to support a new business and approved a measure increasing the daily rate the Indiana County Jail charges to house state inmates. Commissioners voted to extend a $117,500 loan through the county office of planning ...

Woman killed in Indiana County accident

By Michael Hasch
A Saltsburg woman was killed in a one-car crash Wednesday morning in the southwestern part of Indiana County. Marilyn Carol Michael, 78, died in the crash that occurred at 11:24 a.m. along Route 286 in Young Township, Coroner Jerry L. Overman ...

Ex-IUP athletes arrested on drug charges

By Matt Faye
A search of an off-campus apartment earlier in the year has resulted in drug charges against two former Indiana University of Pennsylvania basketball players. Devante Chance, 22, of Philadelphia and Cornell Yarde II, 21, of Leesport were charged Thursday with possession ...

Motorists on Route 119 to experience delays

By Tribune-Review
Motorists will experience stoppages on a section of Route 119 in Indiana County so that beams can be installed on a bridge carrying Airport Road over Route 119, PennDOT officials said. The stoppages are anticipated to occur between 8 a.m. ...

IUP team will monitor air near Mamont natural gas compressor station

By Kari Andren
A team from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will monitor air quality around a natural gas compressor station near Beaver Run Reservoir under an agreement approved ...

Western Pa. counties shrug off ICE requests to hold illegals in jail

By Carl Prine
The slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an accused gun-toting illegal immigrant who was deported multiple times has critics nationwide deriding so-called “sanctuary” ...

Former Saltsburgh Middle/High School teacher given probation in sex assault

By Greg Reinbold
A former Indiana County high school shop teacher will spend four years on probation and pay $1,000 in fines after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and indecent assault of a 16-year-old student in April 2012. As part of ...

Cemetery concerns voiced at Saltsburg council meeting

By Gina Delfavero
A little-known cemetery situated on the hillside behind River Hall and the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department was a topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Saltsburg Borough Council Monday. Chuck Colton of Armstrong County proposed that the borough begin ...

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