Someone used spray paint and stencils to deface the parking lot at Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church at South 12th and Church streets between Sunday and Wednesday, Indiana Borough police reported.

Officers asked anyone who knows about the paint job to phone the police station at (724) 349-2121.

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State police reported that a 60-year-old man from Rossiter smacked the face of a Rossiter woman, 44, on Central Street at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Troopers at Punxsutawney withheld the man’s name and reported that he was lodged at the Indiana County Jail to face a summary count of harassment.

A jail spokesman said Donald Hawk, of Rossiter, was detained on charges of simple assault and harassment with outstanding warrants and no bond conditions set for his release.

Online court records show no charges have been yet been filed.