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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


STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Benjamin Gerstel STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Benjamin Gerstel
98 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]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayleigh Jenkins
98 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Apollo-Ridge High School has announced Kayleigh Jenkins as the Apollo Area Lions Club Student of the Month for April. Kayleigh is the daughter of Mark and Heather Townsend, of Apollo. She is involved in plays, musicals, Cheerleading, is the LEO Club President, is in Students Against [Read More]
Students waive riot hearings
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
Eight of 12 students arrested and charged with rioting at a Penn State satellite campus apartment building have waived preliminary hearings in hopes of having rioting charges dismissed in favor of a probation-without-verdict program that will enable their records to be expunged. [Read More]
Judge rejects plea in killing
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
BUTLER (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has rejected a request from a New Jersey man to withdraw his plea in the 2011 killing of his parents. [Read More]
98 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Megan Geiger has been named the Apollo Area Lions Club Student of the Month for April. Megan is the daughter of Kathy Geiger, of Avonmore, and the late Brian Geiger. She is a Varsity Softball captain, and is in the Drama Club and the Art Window Painting Club. She has been on High Honor [Read More]
Pennsylvania declines tobacco offer
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said it’s declining a settlement offer by tobacco companies in favor of waiting for an arbitration panel’s decision that will help determine how much the companies owe the state. [Read More]
Teen pleads not guilty in slaying
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
A Colorado teen pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and kidnapping in the kidnap-slaying and dismemberment of a 10-year-old girl that panicked Denver-area residents last fall — despite police testimony that the youth had confessed to the crime. [Read More]
Liberal group tied to secret tape
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
A liberal political fundraising group in Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd. [Read More]
Mubarak retrial halted by judge
98 weeks ago - Associated Press
An upbeat and alert-looking Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a Cairo courtroom today for his retrial for alleged complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that ousted him, but the session quickly ended when the judge recused himself. [Read More]
98 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Area anglers were out in force this morning for the opening day of trout season. These fishermen were casting their lines along Two Lick Creek off Route 954. (James J. Nestor/Gazette) [Read More]
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