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9/1/2014
THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS ON TUESDAY
Indiana Borough Council to take up ordinance issue
The month of September begins with Labor Day, so there are no public meetings planned today, but tomorrow is a different story.  There are at least three meetings planned, including the Indiana Borough Council, which is expected to take up proposed changes in ordinances to address behavior such as that which caused problems last spring during the IUPattys event.   Homer City Borough council also is scheduled to meet tomorrow, as is the United School Board, which will hold a work session.  The Penns Manor board will meet on Thursday this week.
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9/1/2014
NO INJURIES IN TWO ACCIDENTS
Crashes in Rayne Township, White Township
No one was injured yesterday in a noontime crash on Reoute 286 in front of the Walmart plaza.  State police say Brandon Koglin of Allison Park, Allegheny County, ran the red light there and collided with the vehicle of Cynthia Gardner of Indiana, who was leaving the plaza and attempting a left turn onto 286.    47-year-old Sherry Henry of Indiana escaped injury early Saturday morning in a crash on Blue Spruce Road in Rayne Township.  State police say Henry’s car hit a tree that had fallen across the road.
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9/1/2014
CREEKSIDE MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT AFTER WOMAN JUMPS ON VEHICLE
Domestic incident Saturday afternoon
A Creekside man is facing assault charges after a domestic incident Saturday afternoon that started in Creekside and ended in Ernest.   State police say Bill Fridley and Audrey Justus got into a verbal argument at Justus’s home and Fridley left, getting into his vehicle to drive away.  But Justus followed him out of her home and climbed onto the hood of the vehicle.  Fridley drove off anyway, going about two miles to Ernest with Justus on the hood, then slamming on his brakes and causing her to fall onto the road.  Police say Fridley then got out of his vehicle and hit Justus with a crutch.   Fridley is charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering, and reckless driving, and was placed in the Indiana County Jail after the incident.
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9/1/2014
OX HILL FAIR IS UNDERWAY
Events begin this morning
With the Indiana County Fair now over, the fair season continues with the county’s two community fairs, starting this week with Ox Hill and continuing next week with the Cookport Fair.   Yesterday’s wet weather cleared up in time for the Ox Hill Fair’s evening Harvest Day worship service and the crowning of the Fair Queen and Princess.     Today’s event include a 5k run to benefit the American Cancer Society, with signups beginning at 7:30 this morning.  The Open Class horse judging is at 9, as is the youth market animal show; there will be contests for all ages starting at 11 AM, and tonight there’s a pet show, ATV and UTV drag racing on the track at 7 PM and the group Seven Mile Run performing on the main stage at 7:30.
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8/31/2014
ROUTE 217 REPAVING SCHEUDLED THIS WEEK
Burrell Township work will cause traffic delays
PennDOT says paving will take place this week on Route 217 in Burrell Township between Market Street in Blairsville and Torrance Road. Workers will mill the old pavement and give the highway a new layer of asphalt, and they will also work on drainage and upgrade the guardrails.  Traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers and drivers should expect minor delays.   The work is part of a $4.4 million project that also includes this summer’s Route 56 project through East Wheatfield, Brush Valley, and Center townships and Armagh Borough.  The project is expected to be completed in October.
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