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White Township woman charged with attempted homicide for role in alleged beating of son, 6

By Joe Napsha
An Indiana area woman accused of delaying medical treatment for her severely injured 6-year-old son and lying about the beating her husband allegedly inflicted on him is charged with attempted homicide. Stephanie Ilene Green, 26, of West Pike Road, White Township, “acted as an accessory after the fact” to her husband, ...

Former Indiana County teacher pleads to lesser charges in student rape case

By Tribune-Review
A former Indiana County high school shop teacher could receive up to four years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender ...

No major problems amid increased police presence at IUPatty’s Day celebration

By Bob Stiles
State troopers mounted on horses and numerous police cars patrolled the streets of Indiana Borough on Saturday to avoid a repeat of last year’s melee ...

Route 422 traffic to be diverted in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
Traffic will be redirected on a portion of Route 422 in Indiana County later this week for bridge replacement work in White, a PennDOT spokeswoman said. Eastbound traffic on the roadway will be switched to one of the westbound lanes ...

Western Pa. educators attracted to Blairsville-Saltsburg tech showcase

By Gina Delfavero
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District held its third annual Techworking Showcase March 12, spotlighting some of the most engaging high-tech strategies and techniques used in today’s classrooms. Nearly ...

Clarksburg cancer survivor goes ‘pink’ to raise awareness, medical funds

By Debbie Black
Lori Johnson is proud of her bright pink hair and all that it represents. “I don’t recommend it if you don’t like attention in public,” said ...

Indiana County completes debt refinancing, looks to save $2M

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana County commissioners have taken the final step in refinancing the county’s outstanding debt, completing a series of four phases that will trim the county’s debt by $2.1 million and could eliminate the remainder owed by 2027. Commissioners voted March 11 ...

Blairsville Underground Railroad group highlights local history, adapts former church

By Jeff Himler
Observances of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a conflict that ended slavery in the United States, soon will be over. But, in Blairsville, ...

Blairsville-Saltsburg board broadens probe of superintendent’s contract, also looks at student discipline

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has agreed to expand independent investigations of incidents last year, focusing on the district superintendent’s contract and on student discipline. In February, the board agreed to launch an independent investigation of the process that was used to approve ...

Blairsville weighs bids for armory, municipal roof replacements

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville Council has a challenge ahead — trying to make over-sized bids fit its budget for repairing leaking roofs at the borough municipal building and at the former armory that is now used for fitness programs offered through the borough ...

Tree trimming to curtail traffic on Route 286

By Tribune-Review
Lane restrictions will be in place starting Monday because of tree trimming along Route 286 in Indiana County, a PennDOT official said. The work, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will occur on the section of highway between Tanoma Road in ...

Indiana police go on alert for IUPatty’s celebration at university

By Renatta Signorini
St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone in most places, but officials in Indiana say they’re prepared for a delayed celebration of the holiday in their town. Responding to social media chatter that Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and others ...

Homer City man accused of rape

By Tribune-Review
A Homer City man was jailed in Indiana this week for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in Burrell Township on Sunday, state police in Indiana said. Andrew Donald Elliott, 25, is accused of sexually assaulting the woman between 12:30 a.m. and ...

DEP: Work to begin on untreated waterwater and sludge at Conemaugh disposal site

By Jason Cato
Workers could begin as early as next week cleaning up untreated wastewater and sludge from coal mines and drilling operations left by a closed treatment company before it spills into the recovering Conemaugh River, the state Department of Environmental Protection ...

DEP pulls gas waste disposal well permit in Indiana County pending review

By David Conti
State environmental regulators have revoked a permit they issued last year for an Indiana County gas waste disposal well involved in a federal legal fight. The revocation of the Pennsylvania General Energy Co.’s permit for disposal well in the ...

Marion Center man shot in leg during fight

By Tribune-Review
A 28-year-old Marion Center man was shot in the leg during an altercation Friday in Indiana County. State police said Matthew James Crossman was shot once in the left thigh by Carl Brocious, 71, of Dixonville, after Crossman allegedly punched Brocious ...

Four United teachers are preparing to retire

By Jeff Himler
Four veteran instructors will be retiring from United School District at the end of the current school year. At its regular Tuesday meeting, the school board accepted the retirement resignations of: home economics instructor Ellen Plowman, who is completing her 33rd ...

Blairsville district judge given reprimand letter from state conduct board

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County district judge who was suspended after a hit-and-run last fall will receive no further punishment from the state if she successfully completes ...

Saltsburg boosts part-time police ranks, gets request to patrol dams

By Gina Delfavero
The Saltsburg Borough Police Department added another part-time officer to its ranks as the borough council hired Matt Pollock at its Monday meeting. Pollock recently graduated from the police academy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has worked as an emergency medical ...

Train hits PennDOT truck plow in Indiana County, driver not hurt

By Tribune-Review
A PennDOT driver escaped injury early Thursday morning when the snow plow truck he was driving in northern Indiana County slid into a ditch and a train hit the front plow, a spokeswoman said. The accident occurred at the intersection …

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