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Buttermilk Falls flowed rapidly after a rainstorm.


Indiana County Parks & Trails has announced that the Buttermilk Falls Natural Area in West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, will be closed effective today to protect public health and safety.

Recent visitation to Buttermilk Falls has exceeded the capacity of the site to provide a safe experience for visitors.

The site will be posted as “Closed – No Trespassing.”

Those who violate the posting will be subject to law enforcement action.

According the Ed Patterson, Indiana County Parks director, “While we regret the need for this action, with the recent high visitation to the site it is not possible for visitors to maintain a safe physical distance from one another. We are also currently reviewing our other Indiana County parks and trails to determine if other closures will be necessary.”


The Small Business Development Center of Pennsylvania is conducting a no-cost webinar Tuesday at 9 a.m., providing small business owners with answers about eligibility for a Small Business Administration Emergency Loan, what is needed in hand before an application is filed, an understanding of “realistic timelines” for approval and/or closing of such a loan, and help with estimating economic loss.

Space is limited, but registration will be taken until 8 a.m. Thursday. The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce provides a link to https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26685 for registration.


As part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s ongoing work to limit the opportunity for COVID-19 to spread, the library building on campus was closed as of Friday.

The university also said access to academic buildings that are currently open will be restricted as of noon today.

The university said the IUP wireless network is available outdoors at many locations, especially near campus buildings, for students seeking internet access.


Shirley A. Dixon, Young Township tax collector, has closed her office until further notice.

Checks and money orders will be accepted through the mail or the drop box outside the office door.

For more information, call (724) 639-9217.