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Events planned for returning IUP students Events planned for returning IUP students

A host of programming is planned this weekend to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students to the community. Full Story →

BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board OKs air conditioning replacement BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board OKs air conditioning replacement

BURRELL TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board accepted a bid to replace the air conditioning unit at the Blairsville Middle/High school auditorium at Wednesday’s meeting.

- MARGARET HARPER
Two American Ebola patients released from hospital Two American Ebola patients released from hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said today.

Hostage rescue in Syria failed, U.S. says Hostage rescue in Syria failed, U.S. says

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

Loss of Innocence: Share your memories of those days Loss of Innocence: Share your memories of those days

The 1960s were a time of upheaval and rapid cultural developments here at home.

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BLAIRSVILLE: Chief considers bicycle registration program
19 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
In an attempt to decrease the possibility of bicycles being stolen, or aid in finding a bicycle once one is, Blairsville Borough may implement a bicycle registration program. [Read More]
Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
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Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Supervisors review bond release request
19 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township board of supervisors on Wednesday reviewed a mining company’s request for release from a security bond on a strip mine site in the township. [Read More]
Musicians prepare for county fair tradition Musicians prepare for county fair tradition
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The band from United High School left the field after a performance at last year’s Indiana County Fair. [Read More]
Golf fundraiser nets more than $10,000 Golf fundraiser nets more than $10,000
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The Mario H. Luther Charity Golf Classic (Golf for the Cure) was held on May 16 at Indiana Country Club with proceeds benefiting the M. Dorcas Clark, M.D. Women’s Imaging Center at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Upcoming community events scheduled
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A roundup of dinners, club meetings, family and class reunions, picnics, yard sales, fundraisers and community events of all kinds scheduled in the coming days in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Reed schedules series of town hall meetings
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State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, invites constituents from the 62nd Legislative District to join him at any of three town hall meetings in September. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Humane society to open new shelter Humane society to open new shelter
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Six years after it was proposed, and two years after construction started, the Indiana County Humane Society’s new animal shelter is about to become the temporary home for hundreds of dogs and cats. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule
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The IUP men’s basketball team is set to play the maximum 28 regular-season games, including a pair of two-game, early-season tournaments. IUP has 22 scheduled Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference contests and will welcome 16 schools to Indiana. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Indians improve to 2-0
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Indiana defeated Norwin, 178-198, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match on Wednesday for the Indians’ second victory on the season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls’ team scores first win
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Indiana won its season opener by blanking Greensburg Salem, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Wednesday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
Marion Center league seeking bowlers
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The Marion Center Women’s Handicap Bowling League is seeking players to fill its teams for the upcoming season, which begins Tuesday at Mohawk Lanes. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Women's basketball team announces schedule
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The IUP women’s basketball team will play 26 regular-season games in the 2014-15 season, with 13 teams set to visit the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Trojans nip ’Cats on courts
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DERRY — The Derry High School girls’ tennis team swept the singles matches to score a 3-2 win over Kittanning in a WPIAL Section 3-AA match. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Blairsville's Doak gives verbal committment to American HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Blairsville's Doak gives verbal committment to American
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Already one of the most prolific wrestlers in Blairsville High School history, Drew Doak still has dreams of reaching the heights of his uncle, Matt Doak, on the college mats. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks picked 20th in preseason poll IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks picked 20th in preseason poll
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Expectations are high for the IUP football team — and that extends beyond the locker room. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
3 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It was the first time I’d actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I’d donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3-weight fiberglass fly rod. [Read More]
Arbor Pros scores first win
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Arbor Pros earned its first win of the season by defeating Bowman’s Coins, 7-3, in an Indiana Over-40 Baseball League game Sunday. [Read More]

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Police probe one-vehicle crash Police probe one-vehicle crash
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No injuries were reported after a vehicle rolled onto its side at 11:53 a.m. Wednesday on Martin Road, White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana said an unknown motorist was driving west in the wrong lane of Route 286 at 11:45 p.m. Saturday when he drove into the front right side of another vehicle. The unknown driver fled the scene, police said. [Read More]
Perry enters not guilty plea Perry enters not guilty plea
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. [Read More]
Hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
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HARVEY, Ill. — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt. [Read More]
Man hailed for actions in deadly 422 crash Man hailed for actions in deadly 422 crash
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
PINE TOWNSHIP — Already injured when an out-of-control coal truck collided with his vehicle Tuesday morning near Strongstown, a Cambria County man climbed from the wreckage and helped to pull the driver from the coal truck as it was engulfed in fire. [Read More]
Drug kingpin receives 20-year prison sentence
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JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County man regarded as a kingpin of a regional drug distribution network was ordered Tuesday to serve 20 years in federal prison and 10 years of probation following his release, after his conviction on multiple narcotics and money-laundering charges. [Read More]
Woman guilty of downloading child porn Woman guilty of downloading child porn
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A Clymer woman faces a maximum of nine years in prison and could face sanctions under Megan’s Law after being convicted of charges related to child pornography Tuesday in Indiana County Court. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police were told that two men parked a gray, extended-cab truck in the parking lot at Sheetz, 380 Philadelphia Street, at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday and offered to sell meat products to people in the area. [Read More]
Man accused in home attack
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COWANSHANOCK TOWNSHIP — A Rural Valley man burglarized a home early Tuesday in Yatesboro, Armstrong County, and tried to attack an 18-year-old woman with a hatchet, state police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that two people were injured in a collision at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 954 just north of the Route 56 intersection. [Read More]

All Family News

 
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley
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Parker James Heigley celebrated his first birthday on July 5, 2014, with a Thomas the Train party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller
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Ava Bryn Miller celebrated her second birthday on July 12, 2014. She is the daughter of Ian and Jessica Miller, of Blairsville, and the little sister of Andrew Henry Miller IV. [Read More]
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded
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The Knights of Columbus, Father McNelis Council 1481, Indiana, presented the $1,500 Frank Sibley Scholarship to Grace Williams on Wednesday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 21
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 20, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Laura Merle and Tyler Hughes WEDDING: Laura Merle and Tyler Hughes
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Laura Renee Merle, of Seward, and Tyler David Hughes, of New Florence, were united in marriage on June 28, 2014, at Belmont United Methodist Church, Johnstown. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 20
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 19, 2014: [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Michael and Catherina Popson 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Michael and Catherina Popson
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Michael “Mike” and Catherina “Kitty” (Gregory) Popson, of Indiana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 19
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Aid group: Doctor who had Ebola has recovered Aid group: Doctor who had Ebola has recovered
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ATLANTA — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged today from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said. [Read More]
Israeli airstrike kills three senior Hamas leaders Israeli airstrike kills three senior Hamas leaders
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. [Read More]
Corbett defends record on taxes Corbett defends record on taxes
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PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he will not renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term. [Read More]
Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy began the process of clearing customs today at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said. [Read More]
Holder offers reassurances to residents of Ferguson, Mo. Holder offers reassurances to residents of Ferguson, Mo.
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ST. LOUIS — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race. [Read More]
Farmers' Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer
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CONCORD, N.H. — The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. [Read More]
States' leading lethal injection expert ends role
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems. [Read More]
Lawyer: Bergdahl looking at college
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HOUSTON (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday. [Read More]
Lawyer: Bergdahl looking at college Lawyer: Bergdahl looking at college
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HOUSTON (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday. [Read More]
Perry enters not guilty plea Perry enters not guilty plea
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: No time or money for political drivel
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In response to the Aug 11 “As I see it” column by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Sunday’s response by Gordon Knox: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: House lawsuit has questionable motives
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On Aug. 11, the Gazette carried an explanation by Congressman Bill Shuster (“The rights of many over the will of one”) regarding the House lawsuit against President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Complaints about transit service
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I had an appointment one morning for Dr. Nesper at 9 a.m. I had called the transit and ordered the transit to get me there on time. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: President fails to lead on immigration issue
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President Barack Obama refuses to secure our southern border and as such we are being flooded with tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Focus on state needs, not suing Obama
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In response to Monday’s op-ed by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, “The rights of many over the will of one”: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Son Day was wonderful
1 week ago -
Clymer and other towns nearby are often mentioned in The Indiana Gazette in articles about activities that are not condoned by law enforcement or most citizens. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
1 week ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Triathlon organizers grateful for support
1 week ago -
The 18th annual Jackie Kallal Triathlon was very successful in spite of the fact that there were fewer participants this year than in the recent past. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: My dad would make a great state rep
1 week ago -
I have never seen my dad, Kevin Freeberg, happier than when he is recalling memories of helping kids during his 34-year tenure as an Indiana schoolteacher. That is, until he joined the campaign for state representative of the 62nd District. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Closing a school beyond reasoning?
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The summer 2014 issue of the IASD Indiana Reporter has been published and distributed, and, if they believe their reasoning for not moving the fifth grade and closing a school makes sense, it doesn’t to me. [Read More]

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