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Couple's story of love and faith fills pages of 'eight twenty eight' Couple's story of love and faith fills pages of 'eight twenty eight'
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

In a life where every day seems to be a milestone, Thursday stands to be a rock of an event. Full Story →

Reed, White talk taxes Reed, White talk taxes

State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said Tuesday that neither the approximately $1 billion generated annually in state gaming revenue nor the $500 million that might be raised annually.

- RANDY WELLS
Barbecue fans relish fair food
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Barbecue fans relish fair food

Barbecue lovers, rejoice — there are a few new barbecue-themed options this year at the Indiana County Fair.

- ELLEN MATIS
Horse racing, animal shows among fair activities
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Horse racing, animal shows among fair activities

The Indiana County Fair began Sunday and continues through Saturday. See photos from the fair here.

- JAMIE EMPFIELD, TERI ENCISO, JAMES J. NESTOR
Remembering our changing nation: Share your stories Remembering our changing nation: Share your stories

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

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County jobless rate up 0.3 percent
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The July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County increased 0.3 percent to 5.4 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Over the past year, the rate fell 1.8 percent. [Read More]
McCreery to perform at KCAC McCreery to perform at KCAC
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Platinum-selling country star Scotty McCreery will extend his tour, See You Tonight, for a stop at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Oct. 26. [Read More]
Nine bands perform during county fair Band Night Nine bands perform during county fair Band Night
17 hours ago - - TERI ENCISO
Marching bands from nine area schools performed to an appreciative audience of hundreds during Band Night at the Indiana County Fair on Tuesday night. [Read More]
Band Night, through the ages Band Night, through the ages
2 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
For years, Band Night at the Indiana County Fair has drawn huge crowds to see performances of bands throughout the area. Here’s a look at Band Night, through the ages. [Read More]
Musician strikes a chord with kids at county fair Musician strikes a chord with kids at county fair
2 days ago - - MARGARET HARPER
Entertainer Mike Zaffuto takes children on a magical adventure with his “Rock N Roll Pet Store” show this week at the Indiana County Fair. [Read More]
INDIANA: School board OKs admission waiver to soccer games INDIANA: School board OKs admission waiver to soccer games
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Taking a gamble that more fans would attend Indiana Area Senior High School soccer games if it cost nothing to get it, the soccer boosters organization has offered to donate $4,200 to have school officials waive the admission fee. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: School enrollment steady for 2014-15 MARION CENTER: School enrollment steady for 2014-15
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area School District will start the new school year Wednesday with an enrollment similar to those on the opening day of classes in the past few years. [Read More]
Expanded folk festival returns Expanded folk festival returns
2 days ago - - EMILY WEBER
The event organizers putting the finishing touches on plans for the second Northern Appalachian Folk Festival in downtown Indiana are gearing up for a bigger festival than last year’s inaugural event. [Read More]
STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' Helmets help prevent injuries STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' Helmets help prevent injuries
2 days ago - - STEVE WOLFE
As the last days of summer begin to wind down and kids head back to school, we often turn our thoughts to the sights and sounds of football in the area. [Read More]
Indiana Gazette launches online ValueWall Indiana Gazette launches online ValueWall
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Traffic to indianagazette.com has exploded during the past year. More than 200,000 different visitors a month tell us everything we need to know: Readers value the indianagazette.com as one of their most important resources for news and information. [Read More]

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Dragons getting fired up Dragons getting fired up
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Volunteers at Purchase Line High School used approximately 350 pallets to erect a football helmet that will be burned as part of a pep rally at approximately 7:30 this evening. [Read More]
Smith signs on at Garrett Smith signs on at Garrett
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Morgan Smith, a recent graduate of Homer-Center High School, has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Garrett College in Maryland [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana wins golf match
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Indiana defeated Yough, 194-232, in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA boys’ golf match Monday at the Indiana Country Club. [Read More]
IUP: Volleyball team picked seventh
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The IUP women’s volleyball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference preseason poll that was released Monday. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When I latched my boat to the hitch the other day, I noticed the collection of dead maple leaves, ones that had filtered down into the boat’s interior during the prior 24 hours. It served as a reminder that fall is near. [Read More]
Made Rite wins softball title Made Rite wins softball title
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Made Rite Concrete won the Indiana County Women’s Softball League regular-season and playoff championship. [Read More]
Firearms training clinic held Firearms training clinic held
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Junior marksmen from across Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia gathered recently in Indiana County to participate in an intermediate rifle shooting clinic. [Read More]
Women's league crowns champs Women's league crowns champs
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The Indiana County Women’s Softball League crowned its champion recently. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Ligonier Valley moves to 3-0
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Ligonier Valley improved to 3-0 by defeating United, 224-289, in a Heritage Conference boys’ golf match Monday at Champion Lakes Golf Course. [Read More]
GOLF: Footgolf comes to Indiana GOLF: Footgolf comes to Indiana
4 days ago - - ELI NELLIS
While golf season is winding down, footgolf season is just starting. [Read More]

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Heroin charges lodged
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A 28-year-old Indiana County man faces drug charges after authorities say he was found with a large quantity of heroin in the parking lot at Walmart in White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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IUP police responded at 2:44 p.m. Saturday to a call about an odor of marijuana coming from the first floor of Wallwork Hall. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Four people were hurt in a rear-end collision at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday on Oakland Avenue east of Rustic Lodge Road. [Read More]
Plea entered in well-plugging case
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ERIE (AP) — A contractor has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge that he lied to the government in saying that he had plugged abandoned northwestern Pennsylvania oil wells in accordance with environmental regulations. [Read More]
Kindergartener found with gun
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ALIQUIPPA (AP) — Police and school officials say a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to a Pittsburgh-area school. [Read More]
Three sentenced to prison in football player's death
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to prison in the killing of a standout college football player who died during a Washington County mugging almost two years ago. [Read More]
Couple pleads guilty to Craigslist killing
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SUNBURY (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through Craigslist. [Read More]
Two bodies found in river
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds. [Read More]
Police arrest man accused in seven shootings
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LOS ANGELES — A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said. [Read More]
Police: Alcohol, drugs not factors in Freeh crash
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BARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 27
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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. 26, 2014: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver
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Together with their parents, Jacquelyn Kay Glunz and Chadwick James Oliver have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 26
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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 recent activity [Read More]
WEDDING: Cecelia Jang and Daniel Winger WEDDING: Cecelia Jang and Daniel Winger
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Cecelia Hae Jang and Daniel Gordon Winger were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2014, in a double-ring ceremony at Springwood Conference Center, Verona, with ministers Joe and Luanne O’Brien officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 25
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center weekend activity [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 24
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23
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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

 
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration’s response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust. [Read More]
Freed journalist returns to U.S. Freed journalist returns to U.S.
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BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. [Read More]
Fair Fare: A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here Fair Fare: A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Twinx. It's a Twinkie — stuffed with a Twix candy bar — wrapped in bacon — deep-fried — and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce. [Read More]
U.S. health official: Ebola has upper hand
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MONROVIA, Liberia — Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries. [Read More]
Civil War officer eans nation's highest honor Civil War officer eans nation's highest honor
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WASHINGTON — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs. [Read More]
Plea entered in well-plugging case
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ERIE (AP) — A contractor has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge that he lied to the government in saying that he had plugged abandoned northwestern Pennsylvania oil wells in accordance with environmental regulations. [Read More]
Kindergartener found with gun
15 hours ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — Police and school officials say a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to a Pittsburgh-area school. [Read More]
Three sentenced to prison in football player's death
15 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to prison in the killing of a standout college football player who died during a Washington County mugging almost two years ago. [Read More]
Couple pleads guilty to Craigslist killing
15 hours ago -
SUNBURY (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through Craigslist. [Read More]
Police arrest man accused in seven shootings
15 hours ago -
LOS ANGELES — A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Walking to IRMC presents challenge
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Given the oft-cited link between fitness and good health, wouldn’t it be great if access to Indiana Regional Medical Center were a little more walker friendly? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Some lessons from Ferguson
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Observation of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., has taught us a number of important lessons about government and the public. Both have behaved badly in this and past incidents of civil unrest. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: United States now more divided
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In America all types of people are represented regardless of race and ethnicity; however, we must face the fact that our country is divided, and the people are divided from each other. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Angelo Golf Classic a success
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On Aug. 15, the first John Angelo Golf Classic was held at Indian Springs Golf and Country Club. It was a very successful event, and all proceeds will benefit the Foundation for The Arc of Indiana County, which is an agency dedicated to assisting The Arc of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Transit service displeases senior
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When the transit was in the process of changing, I made an appointment to be taken to Canterbury Commons at 8 a.m. to see a doctor. I was picked up at 6:49 a.m., and the office was not open. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Event meets needs of children
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We would like to thank all of those who made this year’s Back to School Giveaway at Kinport Assembly of God possible. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't be too quick to judge police in Ferguson
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To law enforcement officials including first responders, security, and community leaders. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No time or money for political drivel
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
2 weeks ago -
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]

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