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Indiana County township ‘afraid for the water’ fights waste well

By David Conti
The residents of Grant Township barely outnumber the gas wells dotting strip-mined hills of their northern Indiana County community. Energy companies long have pulled resources from the 26 square miles south of Little Mahoning Creek with few complaints from the …

Indiana County dad held for trial for sending kids out of house

By Renatta Signorini
A former Washington Township man had been drinking when he told his three children to go outside barefoot and look for seashells, the man’s 14-year-old son testified on Monday. “We weren’t quite sure what to do,” the teenager testified during …

Vintondale man killed in Indiana County crash

By Tribune-Review
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in an early Sunday morning crash that killed a Cambria County man.  Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman identified the driver as Clifford Norman McCachren III, 29, of Vintondale.  The Chevrolet Cavalier McCachren …

Indiana Township police on lookout for loose alligator

By Liz Hayes
Indiana Township police issued an unusual BOLO on Friday: They’d like residents to be on the lookout for an alligator. Sgt. Tim Michael said the alligator was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday …

Jury: Indiana County woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

By The Associated Press
A Clymer woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images …

Carol Burnett to receive Indiana museum’s Harvey Award

By Gina Delfavero
A comedy legend will be visiting the area this fall. Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Carol Burnett has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the …

County approves contract for West Wheatfield water extension

By Greg Reinbold
The Indiana County Board of Commissioners took action Aug. 13 on two water line extension projects and agreed to seek funding for improvements to affordable housing units in Blairsville and Burrell Township. The commissioners awarded a materials contract for Highridge …

Coral-Graceton cat clinic new group’s latest spay/neuter effort

By Jeff Himler
The proliferation of stray cats and dogs has been a perennial problem in area communities, placing burdens on municipal officials charged with rounding them up …

United board looks to replace departing French teacher

By Jeff Himler
United School District is looking for a new French instructor after James Dykun, who held the position for three years, recently resigned to accept a similar teaching post at Indiana Area High School. Dykun submitted his resignation on July 30, …

West Market Street property owners oppose removal of Blairsville traffic signal

By Jeff Himler
Business and property owners along Blairsville’s West Market Street are protesting the planned replacement of the traffic signal at Spring Street with four-way stop signs. Michael LaMantia, who is a former member of council, presented the borough panel Tuesday with …

1 dead, 5 hurt in collision along Route 422 in Indiana County

By Trib Total Media
A 67-year-old Armstrong County man was killed and five others injured Tuesday after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a coal truck on Route 422 in Indiana County. James S. Norris of Kittanning was pronounced dead at …

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival grows in 2nd year

By Gina Delfavero
More than 1,000 people came to downtown Indiana last year for the very first Northern Appalachian Folk Festival. Among the attractions were a parade of …

Indiana County Fair’s Kiddie Farm gives youngsters hands-on ag intro

By Debbie Black
Many volunteers, exhibitors and vendors will come together to put on the Indiana County Fair Aug. 23-30 at Indiana’s Mack Park. They plan and prepare …

Indiana County’s historical society begins new chapter with expanded staff

By Jeanette Wolff
It has been a summer of change at the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. The most notable changes have been in personnel. Former …

Plans for Challenger space simulator moving forward with developer, architect on board

By Greg Reinbold
Plans are coming together for the proposed new Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center on the Indiana County Technology Center campus in White Township. The CACLC Committee in January celebrated receiving $1,365,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant funds through the …

Activity buses are set to return at United School District

By Jeff Himler
United School District is bringing back after-school activity buses through an agreement with its new transportation contractor, Tri County Transportation of Northern Cambria. The school board voted at it regular meeting on Tuesday to offer the bus service beginning with …

Nashville band featuring Blairsville native returns for Knotweed Festival performance

By Jeff Himler
When organizers made plans for Blairsville’s Second Annual Knotweed Festival, they had to decide what portions of the community celebration to change and what successful …

Fire destroys house in Robinson

By Tribune-Review
A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a house in the village of Robinson, Indiana County. No one was home when the fire started at the Hernandez family home at 122 …

Suspect arrested in attempted luring of Derry teen

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County man was jailed on Monday on charges of child luring because a Derry teenager, who allegedly was targeted last week, identified the suspect in a photo line-up. John P. Shawley, 67, whose last known address is Saltsburg, …

Armagh man dies in accident in East Wheatfield

By Tribune-Review
Armagh resident William Alan Hunt, 37, died in a car accident in Indiana County Monday afternoon. Hunt was driving southeast on Hutchinson Hollow Road in East Wheatfield when his Toyota 4Runner veered off the left side of the road and …

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