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Seven students from Saint Patrick School in South Middleton Township recently won the Innovative Solution Award at the FIRST Lego League’s Pennsylvania East Region competition for their development of a design that identifies water impurities.

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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday announced his office will start a performance audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which he said will be the first audit of the commission in nearly a decade.

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The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store celebrated its seventh year of operation by holding a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Valeski’s Fourth Street BiLo.

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Indiana County Sheriff Bob Fyock presented a plaque to Digital Communications students and instructors at the Indiana County Technology Center in recognition for their effort in the making of the video “Be the Change.”

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The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL will partner with Grammy Award-winning Pueblo musician and Native American instrument maker Robert Mirabal to present The River, an evening of new music inspired by water and its essential role in life on Earth.

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The Indiana County Endowment (ICE) has announced that it is accepting applications for consideration during its March meeting; applications are due by Feb. 28.

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Friends of the Parks invites the public to its next program, Exploring the Highlands of Honduras, on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Blue Spruce Park Lodge. Dr. Josiah Townsend of the IUP biology department will be our guide as we travel to the cloud rain forests of Honduras in search of new amphibian and reptile species.

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The Beekeepers of A.B.C.I. monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Manor Township Fire Hall on Byron Street in McGrann.

ROME (AP) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms.

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.