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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: School taxpayers to see increase of $20 per year UNITED: School taxpayers to see increase of $20 per year
46 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The average homeowner in United School District will see an approximate $20 tax increase after board members on Tuesday adopted the final fiscal year budget for 2014-15 that calls for a 1.7 mill increase. [Read More]
A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change A SOBERING STORY: Perceptions on addiction slow to change
47 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Druggie. Tweaker. Alky. Junkie. [Read More]
UNITED: Grant will fund treadmill, rowers
49 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
50 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
50 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
50 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
50 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
54 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
55 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
55 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]
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