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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: School directors approve tentative tax increase
70 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
KENWOOD — There could be a 5 mill tax increase for residents in the Penns Manor Area School District for 2013-14. [Read More]
UNITED: School board schedules special meeting for budget review
72 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The United School District Board of Directors on Tuesday scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote on a preliminary budget and for other general business. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE: Two running in race for mayor
73 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
A current Blairsville Borough councilman is vying for the mayor’s seat in the May 21 primaries, while the mayor is seeking to retain his position. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE: Two seek seats on borough council
73 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Two Blairsville residents are challenging each other for one borough council seat in the First Ward on the Democratic ballot. [Read More]
PENNS MANOR: Student services director resigns
73 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The Penns Manor school board accepted the resignation of the district’s director of student services Thursday, after almost 12 years of service. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Three seek two seats on board
73 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Two incumbents and one challenger are seeking to fill two seats on the United School District Board of Directors representing Region II, which covers Armagh Borough and East Wheatfield Township in Indiana County. [Read More]
GENE LYONS: Ethnicity as destiny
74 weeks ago - Newspaper Enterprise Association
• EDITOR’S NOTE: Gene Lyons is on vacation. This column is an updated version of a column that originally ran Feb. 2, 2011. Lamentably, the Boston Marathon bombing re-opened some of the most poisonous arguments in American life. Specifically, are the Tsarnaev brothers [Read More]
Police charge bus driver
75 weeks ago - Associated Press
ROCHESTER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school bus driver has been charged with endangering children after police say he let two students fight instead of intervening. North Sewickley Township police charged Braden Hollis, of Baden, after viewing surveillance video of the March 4 [Read More]
Feds: Teller embezzled $129,000
75 weeks ago - Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An assistant branch manager and head teller at a Pittsburgh bank has been charged with embezzling more than $129,000. A federal grand jury charges that Diana Phillips, 39, worked at a First National Bank branch when she used her position to move bank funds into a [Read More]
Phone, address records covered
75 weeks ago - Associated Press
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania appellate court says government-issued employee telephone and cellphone numbers are not public information, but that officials’ home addresses are not similarly protected from disclosure. In a pair of decisions Wednesday, a seven-judge [Read More]
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