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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

A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change
25 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Druggie. Tweaker. Alky. Junkie. [Read More]
UNITED: Grant will fund treadmill, rowers
27 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
28 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
28 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
28 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
28 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]
UNITED: Board sets meeting for project bids
32 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United school board directors have scheduled a special board meeting for April 22 to consider and approve bids for renovations to the administrative offices and the junior/senior high school and for general business purposes, followed by a budget workshop session. [Read More]
UNITED: District approves nurse aide position UNITED: District approves nurse aide position
33 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United School District now has two nurses to serve the high school and elementary after an anticipated memorandum of agreement was approved Tuesday. [Read More]
Volleyball team takes championship Volleyball team takes championship
33 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Team Rip It, consisting of girls from Purchase Line High School, won the Bald Eagle 16-and-under AAU volleyball tournament on March 16. [Read More]
UNITED: School board agrees to allow energy audit for the high school UNITED: School board agrees to allow energy audit for the high school
36 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United school directors approved a letter of interest on Tuesday to have an energy audit conducted at the high school that will present the district with alternatives for savings. [Read More]
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