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Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. On July 3, the department and Santa Ana, Calif.-based …

Saltsburg seeks grant for new playground site

By Gina Delfavero
Children in Saltsburg may soon have a new destination for play dates if the borough council succeeds in its quest for funding to help construct a new, safer playground in the town. Council is applying for $250,000 for the project …

Homer City’s Hoodlebug parade will recognize school achievements

By Greg Reinbold
Homer City will play host to the 17th annual Hoodlebug Summerfest July 13. The festival is named for a passenger rail car that made daily …

Homer City buys new truck, sells old one to rec board

By Jeff Himler
Homer City Borough is purchasing a new pickup truck and is passing along a six-year-old model to the local recreation board. Borough council voted at its July 1 meeting to purchase a 2015 F-350 4x4 truck from Tri-Star Motors of …

Blairsville authority plans smoke-testing to track down sewer leaks

By Jeff Himler
Where there’s smoke, there could be water infiltration. That’s the premise behind the Blairsville Municipal Authority’s plan to smoke-test sanitary sewer lines in the borough. Ron Hood, executive director of the authority, told a handful of people attending a Monday …

Meeting will address future of Brush Valley post office

By The Dispatch
The Brush Valley Township supervisors have announced a public meeting regarding the future of the Brush Valley Post Office will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brush Valley Fire Hall. All box holders and anyone who uses the …

3 charged with heroin trafficking in Indiana County

By Richard Gazarik
Derrick Clemons of Indiana County once tried to outsmart police by hiding cocaine in his crotch during an arrest for drug dealing, narcotics agents said. …

New Florence woman hurt in crash

By Tribune-Review
A New Florence woman remained hospitalized Tuesday following a two-car accident Monday. Sandra Caparimo’s Ford truck collided with a Chrysler sedan operated by Gustavo Perz of Laurel, Md., on Route 22 at the Clay Pike Road intersection at 1:35 p.m., …

Sale, not shutdown, expected for WyoTech

By Jacob Tierney
WyoTech’s campus in Indiana County likely will survive the shutdown of its parent company, according to campus President Art Herman said. Corinthian Colleges, the cash-strapped corporation that owns WyoTech, Everest Colleges, Heald Colleges and others, struck a deal with the …

Saltsburg coal, gas drilling waste plant closes, leaves mess

By The Associated Press
A Saltsburg company that treated wastewater from coal mines and gas drilling operations has closed, and state officials are scrambling to clean up a mess that’s still there. The majority of the waste is coal-related, but a “considerable amount of …

Homer City participant moved by PA Hero Walk encounters

By Jeff Himler
The PA Hero Walk recently completed its sixth yearly trek across the state to benefit veterans, including the third annual Hometown Hero Walk parade June 26 …

Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board holds tax line, approves erosion repair at stadium

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has approved work to repair soil erosion at Blairsville’s football stadium while also agreeing to hold the line on district property taxes for the sixth year in a row. At its June 24 meeting, the board moved …

Route 217 curve shift proposed in Blacklick Township

By Jeff Himler
Local residents recently got a preview of what PennDOT engineers have in mind to improve safety at a sharp bend in Route 217 in Blacklick Township. At a June 24 open-house plans display at the Blairsville Community Center, PennDOT project …

United School District eliminates facilities coordinator

By Greg Reinbold
United School District’s budget crunch has led to the elimination of two supervisory positions and their replacement with a new one. School directors voted Monday to eliminate the positions of facilities coordinator and assistant facilities coordinator, replacing them with the …

Computer backup contract approved to protect Indiana County data

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County Commissioners have taken action to protect data on county computer servers, approving a contract with Link Computer Corporation to provide backup services and equipment. The contract will pay Link $23,260 for three years of the service. Data on …

VA outpatient clinic slated for Regency Mall near Indiana

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County veterans will soon have a Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic closer to home. CRAssociates, Inc., of Newington, Va., will build an 8,200-square foot clinic in the Regency Mall Plaza space in White Township that once housed …

Wyotech owner fails to reach agreement

By Tribune-Review
Wyotech parent company Corinthian Colleges failed to reach an agreement with the state Department of Education Tuesday, missing its deadline and leaving the fate of its campuses in limbo. This includes Wyotech Blairsville in Burrell Township, which will either be …

Doubts cloud WyoTech’s future in Indiana County

By Jacob Tierney
Uniform-clad students started classes at WyoTech in Indiana County last week, but financial woes and an uncertain future make things at the automotive school anything but business as usual. A deal between the federal Department of Education and Wyotech’s parent …

Homer-Center School Board stays with 2-mill tax increase

By Jeff Himler
Homer-Center School Board has approved a final 2014-15 budget that includes a 2-mill increase in the district’s real estate tax. “Two mills is not a large tax increase,” said board President Vicki Smith. “We worked very hard to keep it …

Votes sought to win renovation funds for Homer City pool

By Gina Delfavero
The Homer City community pool is looking to make a splash in a nationwide challenge that could land a big windfall to be used to …

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