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Local artist blends passions for illustrations, fly fishing Local artist blends passions for illustrations, fly fishing
by EMILY WEBER

The first time Indiana native Andrea Larko doodled inside her own drawing of a fish, she thought it looked “kind of cool.” Full Story →

Blaze consumes building at lumber yard Blaze consumes building at lumber yard

The owner of a White Township lumber yard escaped injury, but the loading machine he was operating and an adjacent storage building at the lumber yard were destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon.

- CHAUNCEY ROSS
Firm earns $3,000 for Miracle Field

Thompson/McLay Insurance has been selected for a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award because of its volunteer service with Miracle League of Indiana County.

Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Area shelters offer animals for adoption

Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter along Rose Street and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road.

Abate of Indiana County donates toys for children Abate of Indiana County donates toys for children

Abate of Indiana County recently donated a variety of toys to Indiana Regional Medical Center to be distributed to children who are being seen in the laboratory, ER, Urgicare or the pediatric departments.

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Creating privacy with plants Creating privacy with plants
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Do you need some landscaping ideas that will allow you to enjoy privacy and quiet in your yard and garden? [Read More]
Brush Valley festival returns Saturday
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The 41st Brush Valley Day Festival, steeped in history, will again be held at the Brush Valley Fire Hall on Saturday. [Read More]
Program shares gardening secrets Program shares gardening secrets
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Tom Nowak, a master gardener, explained how worms help the composting process at Taste and Tour Our Community Garden ... [Read More]
Family makes firefighting a tradition Family makes firefighting a tradition
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Now that Patrick Moore has applied for membership into the Indiana Fire Association, three generations of his family have been involved in the fire company. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: 'Black Jocks' back in town CARL KOLOGIE: 'Black Jocks' back in town
1 day ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
Guess who was back in town this week? Maybe you saw them and didn’t recognize who they were, but the “Black Jocks” were in Indiana for several days to celebrate their silver anniversary. [Read More]
Penn Run community center once served as school Penn Run community center once served as school
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Penn Run High School is shown here in 1938, when the centennial of Penn Run was being celebrated. [Read More]
Festival means fun for Shannock Valley kids Festival means fun for Shannock Valley kids
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Kaden Connell, 13, and Adison Connell, 8, enjoyed one of the amusements Friday at the Shannock Valley Community Festival in Rural Valley. [Read More]
Community group again supports domestic crisis shelter Community group again supports domestic crisis shelter
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Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. recently donated $9,000 to the Alice Paul House from last year’s Quota and Coney Island Restaurant-sponsored fundraiser held at the Coney. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Going the extra mile
1 day ago - - BOB LANKARD
“He does everything I tell him, but nothing more,” an employer once told me. [Read More]
Area agencies announce service programs and events
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The Indiana County Department of Human Services and the United Way of Indiana County have partnered with PA 2-1-1 Southwest to bring a free human services helpline to Indiana County. [Read More]

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LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik suffers first loss of season LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik suffers first loss of season
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The opening day of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional Tournament unfolded in near perfect fashion for host team and Indiana County runner-up I-Medical. [Read More]
ELI NELLIS: ICC members make their mark
1 day ago - - ELI NELLIS
Indiana Country Club players have had a successful run recently in Tri-State PGA play, even if the one to win a championship did so for another course. [Read More]
SOFTBALL: CMA wins playoff game
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CMA defeated Bethel Presbyterian, 10-3, in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Friday. [Read More]
SOFTBALL: Tryouts set for Armstrong team
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The Armstrong Force girls’ fastpitch softball team will hold tryouts for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, at Elderton Plumcreek Field. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals
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APOLLO — West Lebanon clubbed three homers and posted season highs in hits and runs to blank Apollo, 21-0, and finish a sweep in the best-of-three quarterfinal-round series in the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Thursday. [Read More]
Winning foursome named at golf tournament Winning foursome named at golf tournament
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The second annual Janessa Fleming Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 21 at Meadow Lane Golf Course. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Homer City team exits tourney
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CRANBERRY — North Pocono defeated Homer City All-Star Garage Door, 12-2, in an elimination game in the Junior League state baseball tournament Thursday. [Read More]
3-D shoot set at Rochester Mills
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ROCHESTER MILLS — The Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot on Sunday. [Read More]
Meadow Lane names winners
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The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
IYHA sets 5K at IUP
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The Indiana Youth Hockey Association will hold a 5K run and walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Accident results in injuries Accident results in injuries
1 day ago - - TOM PEEL
Citizens' Ambulance Service paramedics assisted the occupants of two vehicles involved in a wreck about 5 p.m. Saturday at Old Route 119 and Hamill Road. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Someone shot a blue polypropylene brine tank at a well site operated by XTO Energy, of Warrendale, on a private road about one mile east of Hamilton-Markton Road, state police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that vehicles driven by Gregory Cooper, of Shelocta; Denise Sorrels, of Spring Church; and Lisa Trozzi, of Lower Burrell, were involved in an accident at 8:10 a.m. Friday as they all traveled south on Route 28. [Read More]
Woman struck, killed after refusing ride
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A 21-year-old Long Island woman who chose to walk home instead of drive with a friend she thought was drunk was killed on Saturday morning after the friend ran into her, the police said. [Read More]
Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
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HARRISBURG — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book. [Read More]
Questions linger after missing teen returns Questions linger after missing teen returns
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Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with “Found.” [Read More]
Arizona execution renews debate over methods
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SAN FRANCISCO — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it’s even worth looking for one. [Read More]
Widow demands answers in death
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NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn’t asking for trouble. [Read More]
Police identify three children killed in carjacking crash
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
MARRIAGE LICENSES
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The following couples have submitted marriage license applications in the Indiana County Court House: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 26
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 25, 2014: [Read More]
BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser
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Chaise Maverick Clouser was born at 4:18 p.m. June 9 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. [Read More]
WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch
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Kristi Marie Knapik, of Cherry Tree, and John Robert Lasch, of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. E. George Saletrik at the Church of the Resurrection located in Clymer. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts
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Jacqueline Beisel, of Clymer, and Dillon Potts, of Creekside, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
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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, July 24, 2014: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski 2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski
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Isabella Rose Statkowski will celebrate her second birthday on Aug. 4. [Read More]

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Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
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PHILADELPHIA — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher-earners to help expand the state’s share of public education funding. [Read More]
Woman struck, killed after refusing ride
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A 21-year-old Long Island woman who chose to walk home instead of drive with a friend she thought was drunk was killed on Saturday morning after the friend ran into her, the police said. [Read More]
U.S. can't prove Russian involvement in downed plane
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March. [Read More]
Israel extends truce in Gaza Strip
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JERUSALEM — Under intense diplomatic pressure, Israeli leaders decided late Saturday to extend a halt to hostilities in the Gaza Strip through midnight today. [Read More]
Congress passes bill to legalize unlocking phones
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Soon, you will no longer be breaking the law if you unlock your cell phone. [Read More]
Efforts to secure Malaysia Airlines crash site stalled Efforts to secure Malaysia Airlines crash site stalled
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An international push to secure the crash site of a Malaysian passenger jet shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine stalled on Saturday ... [Read More]
Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
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HARRISBURG — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book. [Read More]
Pennsylvania farm chosen for White House tree Pennsylvania farm chosen for White House tree
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ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pa., following a competition in Michigan. [Read More]
Ohio State to form band task force
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band’s director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment. [Read More]
Fast food workers vow civil disobedience Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
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VILLA PARK, Ill. — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership to include nonviolent civil disobedience. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: IndiGO buses valuable
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I ride the IndiGO buses. I use the Lavender bus. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
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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: A timely helping hand
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On Tuesday afternoon, July 8, our dairy farm was hit with a microburst-type storm. Our heifer barn was destroyed and five large trees were uprooted. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to kind stranger
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My 1-year-old son and I were shopping at Aldi on Saturday morning when their debit machines went down. I had some cash, but not enough to cover the transaction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Seniors disappointed in bus service
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A group of us from Clairvaux Commons recently decided to go to the Indiana Mall for lunch and shopping, which we had done many times in the past. We decided to take the 10:34 bus. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for support Orenda
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Indiana County ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and their patrons, as well as private donors for helping us make our 2014 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign a major success: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A double whammy for A-R
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Apollo-Ridge school board hit property owners with a double whammy on June 26 and not only by their vote to increase expenditures to $22.9 million, thus setting in motion a 2.1 mill increase for Armstrong County property taxpayers and a 3.3 mill increase for Indiana County residents. [Read More]
Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories
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“As soon as we crested the last hill on Route 56, I could see the glow in the sky. I knew we were going to have our hands full.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A lesson in trust
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Not long ago a couple of friends and I were in Homer City as volunteers for the Ramps of Hope ministry of the Indiana District of the United Methodist Church. We were taking measurements for a person who was in need of a ramp. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No regard for life; no help when needed
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It’s happened again. My husband and I came home to find something lying on the road. It turned out to be a tiny kitten, seriously injured but still alive. Some heartless idiot dumped it here, probably by throwing it out of the car, as people have done before. [Read More]

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