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9/4/2015
DEMOCRATIC PARTY NAMES CANDIDATE FOR CENTER TWP. SUPERVISOR RACE
The Indiana County Democratic Party has named a candidate for the Center Township Supervisor’s position that will come up for election this fall.   Jim Gatskie will be the democratic nominee for the supervisor’s vacancy that was opened when Robert Pozik resigned as Supervisor and Roadmaster for the Township in late June.  Gatskie is a life-long center township resident who has worked for construction companies before starting a 36-year stint at the Homer City Coal Cleaning Plant.  He believes that he’ll be able to cooperate with the other supervisors.   Currently filling the void left by Pozik’s resignation is Greg Cusimano, who was one of five candidates for the Democratic nomination.  Cusimano was selected in late July to fill the position for the rest of this year, with an election to be held as part of November’s general election to have someone fill the remaining two years.
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9/5/2015
WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES IN CAR-PEDESTRIAN CRASH
A Blairsville woman had minor injuries in a car and pedestrian crash in Burrell Township.  State police say on Wednesday, 26-year-old Troy Dolan of Johnstown was entering the parking lot of Indiana First Bank on Route 22 when he hit 57-year-old Gail McCrady of Blairsville with his car as she was walking across the lot.  McCrady was taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center for treatment.
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9/5/2015
ARMSTRONG COUNTY BRIDGE TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY
A bridge in Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County will reopen on Wednesday after a five-week reconstruction project.  The Bryan Road bridge that goes over the south fork of Pine Creek will reopen next week.  The original bridge was built in 1938 and was carrying around 270 vehicles a day across it.  PennDOT says the new bridge is longer and wider than the original bridge, and they expect the new bridge to last as long as 100 years.  This bridge replacement project was part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project with PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Planners.  Under the plan, Plenary Walsh will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges in the project for the next 25 years.  The project was completed by RL Johnson Construction company, and is one of four bridges to be replaced in Armstrong County this year.  Another seven bridges are expected to be rebuilt in 2016 and 2017.
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9/5/2015
FAIR: TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY
Today is the last day for the Indiana County Fair, and it is expected to be one of the busiest at the fair. Admission is $8.00 after 10 AM, today, but that gets you into all grandstand events today.  Starting at 10:00 will be the annual Horseshoe pitching contest.  A Demolition Derby will start at Noon on the track.  Tonight will be the final night for tractor pulls at the fair as well, with the Stock Semi, Tri-axle dump, Open Gas, Open Diesel, and 4 by 4 divisions going tonight.  If you are going to be in the pits for either the Demo Derby or the Tractor and Truck Pulls, there will be an additional charge on top of your fair admission.
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9/5/2015
POLICE WILL BE OUT FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
For some, the Labor Day holiday is seen as the opportunity for one last road trip, and police departments are getting ready for the increased traffic this weekend, especially those who decide to drink and drive. PennDOT, state and local police departments across the state will take part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign this weekend.  DUI taskforces throughout the state, along with police departments will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols as part of the effort.  Even though there was a reduction in the number of crashes over last year’s labor day holiday, law enforcement efforts will continue to be strong. Over the Labor Day weekend in 2014, there were 144 alcohol-related crashes and 16 fatalities.  There were also 44 drug-related crashes and three drug-related fatalities on Pennsylvania roads.  Funding for the extra duties will come from PennDOT’s statewide distribution of $4.6 million in federal money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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