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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


GENE LYONS: Ethnicity as destiny
112 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
114 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
114 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
114 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]
ENGAGEMENT: Becky Patterson and Donny Behune ENGAGEMENT: Becky Patterson and Donny Behune
114 weeks ago - Submitted
Becky Patterson, of Clymer, and Donny Behune, of Home, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Pam Patterson, of Clymer. She is a 2010 graduate of Penns Manor High School and has earned an associate degree in medical office administration from Cambria Rowe [Read More]
Fired reporter to hit red carpet
114 weeks ago - Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota news anchor whose profanity-laced television debut got him fired after one broadcast is already getting job offers. A.J. Clemente’s first stint as an anchor at KFYR-TV in Bismarck on Sunday night was also his last after he uttered two [Read More]
Blast damage to exceed $100M
114 weeks ago - Associated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) — The damage to surrounding homes and businesses caused by an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant was estimated Wednesday to exceed $100 million, as crews continued to sift through a 90-foot-wide crater searching for answers. The Insurance Council of Texas released its [Read More]
Microdistillery idea approved by Homer City planners
114 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
After more than a half-hour of public commentary, the Homer City Planning Commission approved a recommendation Tuesday to allow a proposed microdistillery to operate along Main Street in a commercial district. [Read More]
Commonplace Coffee Co. named among best in nation
115 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
T.J. and Julie Fairchild’s success is brewing. And it’s showing on a national level. [Read More]
115 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Penns Manor High School has announced Emma Myers as the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for April. Emma is the daughter of Mark and Terri Myers, of Clymer. She is a member of the Church of the Resurrection, the president of SADD, is in Student Council, [Read More]
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