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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has added an additional mile of forested frontage along the Casselman River across from the Great Allegheny Passage Trail near Lower Turkeyfoot Township.

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“Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African-Americans? Why do I have my highest poll numbers,” was a defensive question posed by President Donald Trump, last week where he recently called out a Black reporter during a press conference for being racist. The confrontation comes during a recent, seemingly, whirlwind of insults hurled at Black leadership across the country. The latest journalist was among three that Trump hurled insults at, like “loser” and “stupid.”

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The season’s first significant blast of winter weather is rolling through western and central Pennsylvania, causing all schools in Indiana County to cancel Thursday classes.

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The Indiana County chapter of the NAACP named new officers on Wednesday. Pictured, from left, are Sherene Hess, first vice president; Lori Woods, secretary; Carolyn Princes, president; Anna Frank, assistant secretary; and Chelsea Guerra, second vice president. Not pictured are chaplain Roxanne Hollins and treasurer Bonnie Masilela.

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Engineers on the controversial plan to construct an exclusive bridge for hikers and bikers to cross busy Route 22 in Burrell Township have been granted a four-month delay of the deadline to produce drawings for the project.

The Artists Hand Galley & Espresso Bar on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, will offer a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday for Happy Holidays: A Light Up Night Art Event, to celebrate downtown’s official kick off to the holiday season.

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Indiana County elections officials have finished the official count of ballots cast in the Nov. 6 general election, a little-heralded process that rarely gets the attention given to the tally of the precinct totals immediately after the polls close on Election Day.

A total of 32 students at Ben Franklin and Eisenhower elementary schools recently participated in the annual Reflections contest with the theme “Heroes Around Me.”

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The Indiana County salary board approved a slate of personnel changes in the county courthouse, the jail, the airport and the nursing home on Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Millions of Brazilians may be left without access to doctors due to the end of a program that brought Cuban physicians to rural and dangerous areas in Brazil, the former health minister who helped create the initiative said Thursday.