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HEATHER BLAKE

Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at hblake@indianagazette.net.

Articles by HEATHER BLAKE

Penns Manor grad first to earn two diplomas Penns Manor grad first to earn two diplomas
3 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Meagan Hilty may seem like your average high school graduate. She earned distinguished honors and made it a point to be involved in several extracurricular activities. [Read More]
UNITED: School board eliminates facilities positions UNITED: School board eliminates facilities positions
4 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — In a restructuring move amid substantial financial challenges facing the district, the United school board on Monday eliminated two facilities positions that will save the district approximately $87,000 annually starting with the 2015-16 school year. [Read More]
UNITED: Two firms selected for bond issuance UNITED: Two firms selected for bond issuance
6 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United school board directors on Tuesday appointed two Pittsburgh firms to handle an upcoming issuance of bonds by the district that could total $1 million. [Read More]
UNITED: School taxpayers to see increase of $20 per year UNITED: School taxpayers to see increase of $20 per year
7 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The average homeowner in United School District will see an approximate $20 tax increase after board members on Tuesday adopted the final fiscal year budget for 2014-15 that calls for a 1.7 mill increase. [Read More]
A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change
8 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Druggie. Tweaker. Alky. Junkie. [Read More]
UNITED: Grant will fund treadmill, rowers
10 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — A $6,000 grant check directors approved Tuesday from the Highmark Foundation will be used to purchase exercise equipment that will be located at the elementary school. [Read More]
UNITED: Tentative school budget calls for $20 tax increase
11 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The average residential homeowner in the United School District currently is looking at a roughly $20 increase in taxes after directors approved on Tuesday a proposed budget for the coming school year. [Read More]
A Sobering Story: Drug court offers a second chance
11 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
On a recent Thursday at the Indiana County Court House, District Attorney Patrick Dougherty gathered in a courtroom with fellow members of the county’s drug treatment court team and discussed the week’s progress of several offenders in the program. [Read More]
A Sobering Story: Most crime tied to drug scourge
11 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
If he had to put a number on it, roughly 75 percent of people entering Indiana County Jail have, to one degree or another, an issue with drug or alcohol use, said Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty. [Read More]
Knitting a sense of community Knitting a sense of community
11 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
One word that could best be used to describe some of the Indiana area’s knitting/crocheting groups is “community.” [Read More]
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