Monthly Archives: September 2020

Indiana 15701: straight poop on the pandemic

Wastewater Covid-19 concentrations, related measures, ZIP code 15701, April 8-Sept. 19, 2020 Source: Borough of Indiana, Pa. The vertical axis represents the number of Covid-19 viral copies per liter of sampled wastewater (times 1,000). It does not reflect individual infections. … Continue reading

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Judge Martin’s retirement to-do list

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – William J. Martin, president judge at the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas, announced his retirement earlier this month. He plans to step down Jan. 4. His news release gave no reason. (Mandatory … Continue reading

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The red-flag incident at the Taco Bell

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – At 10:26 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, Todd Matthew Jakosh, 32, fired three shots from a handgun at a woman at the Taco Bell on Oakland Avenue opposite the IUP campus, police say. … Continue reading

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Indiana County’s slow-mo rollout of high-speed internet

Broadband chronicles By David Loomis INDIANA — Indiana County commissioners agreed last week to spend some of their federal pandemic-relief money on expanding broadband internet service to under-connected rural areas of the county – a need that has grown as … Continue reading

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Signs of the times at Home

By David Loomis HOME – Malcolm Hermann saw the graffiti first thing Friday morning and called state police. “I wanted people to see the police arrive,” Hermann said in a phone interview on Saturday afternoon. He had erected the 4-by-8-foot … Continue reading

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RGGI power plays

Carbon chronicles By David Loomis INDIANA – A state Senate committee voted Thursday to advance identical bills sponsored by Indiana County’s fossil-fuel-friendly, legislative tag-team of Sen. Joe Pittman and Rep. Jim Struzzi, both R-Indiana. That moves the measures forward for … Continue reading

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