Indianagazette.com logs most-read stories of the year
Here are the top-read stories of 2013 at indianagazette.com.
Arcangelo Bianco Jr. was accused of firing several rounds at a white-tailed deer from within the parking lot of the Walmart in Burrell Township and bagged the animal on the other side of Old Route 22.
Date: March 26
Four people were injured, including Penns Manor High School students, when a car they were riding in collided with a van on Route 403 in Cherryhill Township. Several had to be freed from the wreckage.
Date: Dec. 17
A Smicksburg woman credited her Australian shepherd, Boomer, with saving her life from a bear attack while she was walking about a mile from her home on Aug. 4.
Date: Aug. 30
A former Indiana County law enforcement officer died during a confrontation with state police when they answered a report of a domestic dispute at his home in Brush Valley.
Date: July 8
Mark Hess, 57, a popular swimming coach and gym teacher at Indiana Area Junior School, died suddenly Sept. 6 after collapsing while exercising at his home.
Thousands later turned out for a memorial at Mack Park Pool.
Date: Sept. 8
Two Glen Campbell men — Christopher Salsgiver, 22, and Gregory “Sam” Patterson, 33 — were charged with killing an Ernest man, James “Porky” Alexander, during a narcotics transaction on a walking trail in Clymer.
Date: June 26
Larry August, of North Mahoning Township, has gone to great measures to try to find Duke, a miniature pinscher, who went missing on Sept. 13.
Date: Nov. 19
A photo of an unusual snake snagging a sunfish at Yellow Creek State Park went viral, garnering a lot of attention in the social media realm.
Date: June 21
Police were investigating a fatal shooting on a trail in Clymer on June 21. The victim would later be identified as James “Porky” Alexander.
Date: June 25
Indiana Area’s Mark Hess was profiled in a story about his induction into the Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame for his success as a swim coach.
Date: May 16