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3/27/2015
VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN HOMER CITY
A two-vehicle accident on Rt. 119 South near Sanso's in Homer City has traffic stopped in both directions Friday evening. More details as we receive them.
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3/27/2015
POLICE REPORTS: IDENTITY THEFT, HARASSMENT
Indiana-based state police are investigating a case of identity theft in Rayne Township.  Police say that the victim, 65-year-old Elaine Kozak of Marion Center, went to file her tax return, but it was rejected due to it already being filed by someone else using her identity.  The case is still open, and is being investigated by the State Police and the Federal Internal Revenue Service office out of Pittsburgh.   Police say a special needs student was harassed by a teacher’s aide in the Penns Manor School District.  Police say on March 12th, an 8-year-old autistic student had become upset and disruptive in the classroom.  A teacher’s aide, who was not identified by police, then went up to him and slapped his arm in an attempt to get him to quiet down.  Police say a non-traffic citation will be filed against the teacher’s aide.   A Josephine man has been charged with harassment in connection with an incident in Burrell Township.  State Police say Wednesday night, a harassment incident happened at a home on Marshall Heights Road in Burrell Township when 21-year-old Jesse Marsh of Josephine hit an unidentified 30-year-old Blairsville woman in the face and stomach.
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3/27/2015
TREE TRIMMING TO BEGIN IN BRUSH VALLEY, EAST WHEATFIELD
PennDOT to host media today for construction season update
The PennDOT District 10 Office in Indiana held a special event for the media and for many government officials and stakeholders concerning what road and bridge projects will be worked on for this construction season, and while some projects will be completed, several more will see their start this year. Among the projects that will be completed this year are the Route 56 resurfacing project, which will see some tree trimming and removal work starting Monday in Brush Valley and East Wheatfield townships; the 119 East Pike bridge project, which is slated for completion this Spring; The Market Street Signals Upgrade in Blairsville, which has a firm completion date of June 5th; the Yellow Creek Park intersection, which will be completed in mid-September; the Shelocta #1 Bridge and Gypsy #2 bridge, which are slated to be completed in the fall; Route 286 from Tanoma Road to Franklin Street will also be completed this year.  Projects that will continue this year include the Airport Road bridge project; the Route 422 bridge over South 6th Street, which is already underway; and reworking of Route 56 to take out the big curve near the United High School. Joseph Dubovi III, PennDOT ...
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3/27/2015
ARIN TO HOST ARMSTRONG TV PROGRAMMING
Board meetings, student programming to air on ARIN Play
Thanks to a new service offered by the ARIN Intermediate Unit, future meetings of the Armstrong School Board are going to be available online, as are the school district’s “Education Today” student broadcasts from the new high school and from West Shamokin. Indiana County-based school districts could also join the program.   The Armstrong board was updated on the service by Television Production Teacher Chris Garritano and ARIN director of technology Joshua Muscatello.    Armstrong, Lenape Tech, and Homer Center have helped ARIN work out the bugs to air the meetings and shows.  Garritano told the board that the district offers programming currently on IUP TV and on Comcast, but it pays $3,500 per year for the Comcast access.  With ARIN, the service would be free at first, but eventually may cost the district some money, although it would be less than the Comcast tab.   The service is offered through the ARIN website on a tab called “ARIN Play”.  All of the ARIN partners have programming on ARIN Play.
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3/26/2015
SALTSBURG WINS HERITAGE CONFERENCE IMPROMPTU SPEECH COMPETITION
3-26-2015
Saltsburg won the Heritage Conference Impromptu Speech Thursday at Homer-Center High School. All nine conference schools participated.  Each school featured a freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior, plus two alternates. Each speaker had three topics that they could pick from and five minutes to prepare their speeches. They were then brought into the auditorium, one at a time, to deliver a speech up to three minutes with no notes, microphone, or podium.Saltsburg won the overall competition with 596 points. The team's team MVP’s included Sr. Brooke Shindledecker and Freshman Steven Heckmen. Team members also included Allyson Bonnoni, River Shindledecker, Trent Perfetta, and Theresa Shields. Team Saltsburg is pictured below. .
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