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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

UNITED: Emergency aid from state averts need for loan UNITED: Emergency aid from state averts need for loan
3 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The United School District has received approximately $5.5 million in emergency funding from the state to continue district operations for a few more months and can delay the process of taking out a $4 million loan as originally planned, the school superintendent said Wednesday. [Read More]
UNITED: School directors consider loan, reject STEM UNITED: School directors consider loan, reject STEM
8 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — United’s school directors intend to move forward with borrowing $4 million to finance district operation expenses while the state budget remains in a stalemate, while at the same time rejecting financial support for the proposed Challenger/STEM Academy project. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board elects officers UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board elects officers
9 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Eric Matava on Tuesday was elected president of the United School District Board of Directors during its annual reorganization meeting. [Read More]
Colonial partners with schools on mentoring effort Colonial partners with schools on mentoring effort
11 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Students at four Indiana County schools are getting a lesson in paying it forward through a new program offered through a local business. [Read More]
Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department
12 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department may have originated with one fire engine housed in a garage in Dilltown nearly 75 years ago, but it advanced over the years to play a vital role during one of the region’s worst disasters. [Read More]
Aultman Volunteer Fire Association
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Aultman Volunteer Fire Association
12 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
There were no pagers back when Aultman Volunteer Fire Association was founded in 1964, according to its president. [Read More]
Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company
12 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
In the early days of the Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company, members answered a fire alarm with a bucket brigade — a wagon pulled by the firemen that had buckets on a rack. [Read More]
UNITED: Directors table vote on Challenger funding UNITED: Directors table vote on Challenger funding
13 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Opting to seek more information on the proposed STEM Academy and Challenger Learning Center, directors on Tuesday tabled until next month a motion to vote for the project that would put forth $207,200 as United’s share. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board weighs money options UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board weighs money options
13 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Feeling the pressure of a five-month-long state budget impasse, directors on Tuesday authorized administrators to explore alternatives available to the district — including school closures — in the event it has insufficient funds ... [Read More]
UNITED: School directors move forward on energy requests UNITED: School directors move forward on energy requests
16 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Directors on Monday authorized the administration to issue requests for proposals for a guaranteed energy savings performance contract to three firms selected as finalists in response to the district’s request for qualifications. [Read More]
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