Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of Sept. 22-28.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
A second person died as a result of a shuttle bus accident in White Township earlier this month, the county coroner said. Kathryn Reeger, 79, of Shelocta, died Sept. 21. The blunt force trauma injuries she sustained in the Sept. 4 crash were “pretty severe,” according to Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Overman. He was still awaiting autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
MONDAY, SEPT. 23
The Palace Gardens Drive-In theater along Indian Springs Road, White Township, was not among the additional four winners of digital projectors in a national contest sponsored by the American Honda Motor Company. The company gave away five projectors earlier this month to the top vote-getters around the country, and announced more winners on Monday. The owners of the 63-year-old theater said it may cost as much as $100,000 to upgrade to keep up with the movie industry’s technology.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
A private equity firm outbid two other companies for the assets of bankrupt Dlubak Corp. at an auction Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Colorado-based Grey Mountain Partners bested glass fabricators General Glass International, of Secaucus, N.J., and the U.S. subsidiary of Oran Safety Glass Israel for Dlubak’s glassmaking business in Blairsville with a bid of $3.25 million. The sale closed Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
Indiana County Commissioner David Frick, nearing completion of his 10th year in office, announced he will resign at the end of December, leaving two years remaining in his current term. Frick confirmed Tuesday he will formally announce in October his plans to leave office at the end of the year.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau celebrated its 50th anniversary at a dinner Wednesday that honored staff members, past directors and Queen Evergreen winners. The bureau unveiled its new logo at the dinner, which was attended by hundreds of people.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
The United Way of Indiana County set a goal of $735,000 at the kickoff of its 2013 fundraising campaign Thursday evening at the Indiana Country Club with a Wild West theme. A number of fundraising events around the county are planned before the campaign ends in early 2014.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees voted Friday to name the university football field after legendary coach Frank Cignetti, who coached there for 20 years and was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. The new name will be Frank Cignetti Field at George P. Miller Stadium.