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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


Preacher set for special baptism
87 weeks ago - Associated Press
FRANKLIN (AP) — A country preacher in western Pennsylvania is scheduled to baptize his great-grandson on Easter Sunday. The Derrick of Oil City reported Saturday that the Rev. Walter “Bud” Anthony, 82, plans to perform the rite for his 7-month-old great-grandson. Anthony says [Read More]
Syrian rebels storm key site
87 weeks ago - Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels pushed into a strategic neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo after days of heavy clashes, seizing control of at least part of the hilltop district and killing a pro-government cleric captured in the fighting, activists and state media said [Read More]
Police: N.C. man killed 2 neighbors
87 weeks ago - Associated Press
Authorities say a man suspected of killing two of his neighbors in North Carolina approached one of the men in his backyard just before he started shooting. [Read More]
Man embarks on journey of lifetime Man embarks on journey of lifetime
87 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
A Marion Center man is roughing it through snowstorms, downpours, strong winds and tough terrain with few belongings and a kind blessing to everyone he meets. [Read More]
PENNS MANOR: Principal briefs board on evaluations
89 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
KENWOOD — Directors in the Penns Manor Area School District heard from the high school principal Thursday about items he recently covered in a meeting with faculty regarding the new Keystone Exams and changes to teacher evaluations. [Read More]
PENNS MANOR AREA: Directors approve gas line extension
89 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
KENWOOD — The construction of a natural gas line to service the Penns Manor Area School District is coming closer to fruition. [Read More]
UNITED: School board approves renovation changes
89 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
ARMAGH — The United School District Board of Directors on Tuesday approved several additional change orders related to the school district’s elementary renovation project as it moves closer to completion. [Read More]
UNITED: School directors take look at $2.7 million deficit
89 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
ARMAGH — United’s school board directors got a detailed look at the 2013-14 budget Tuesday, and, as it stands, the school district is looking at a deficit of approximately $2.7 million and will be looking at budget reductions in upcoming work sessions. [Read More]
IABA Home Show to open Friday IABA Home Show to open Friday
89 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The 34th annual Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association Home Show is gearing up for another year of bringing the latest and greatest in home enhancement needs under one roof for visitors’ one-stop shopping and consulting. [Read More]
HOMER CITY BOROUGH: Borough hires part-time policeman
90 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
HOMER CITY — Borough council hired a part-time police officer Tuesday, with a council member offering positive comments about his addition to the Homer City Police Department. [Read More]
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