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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


Feds: Teller embezzled $129,000
103 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
103 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
103 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
103 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
103 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
104 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
105 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
T.J. and Julie Fairchild’s success is brewing. And it’s showing on a national level. [Read More]
105 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]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kaitlyn Deptola
105 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The Homer City Kiwanis Club has announced Kaitlyn Deptola as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April 2013. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Tom and Marcia Deptola, of Homer City. She is the Senior Class Secretary, Senior High Chorus Secretary, Teens Against All Drugs [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Benjamin Gerstel STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Benjamin Gerstel
105 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Benjamin Gerstel has been named the Saltsburg Middle/High School February Student of the Month by the Saltsburg Lions Club. He is the son of Kerry McGurk and George Gerstel, of Saltsburg. Benjamin is a member of the Natural Philosophers Guild and the Heritage Math team. He plans to attend [Read More]
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