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Nine bands perform during county fair Band Night Nine bands perform during county fair Band Night
by TERI ENCISO, JAMES J. NESTOR

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

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Musician strikes a chord with kids at county fair Musician strikes a chord with kids at county fair

Entertainer Mike Zaffuto takes children on a magical adventure with his “Rock N Roll Pet Store” show this week at the Indiana County Fair.

- MARGARET HARPER
Expanded folk festival returns Expanded folk festival returns

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.

- EMILY WEBER
INDIANA: School board OKs admission waiver to soccer games INDIANA: School board OKs admission waiver to soccer games

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.

- CHAUNCEY ROSS
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Band Night, through the ages Band Night, through the ages
18 hours 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]
MARION CENTER AREA: Enrollment steady for 2014-15 MARION CENTER AREA: Enrollment steady for 2014-15
18 hours 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]
STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' Helmets help prevent injuries STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' Helmets help prevent injuries
18 hours 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]
79th Ox Hill Fair waiting in wings 79th Ox Hill Fair waiting in wings
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The 79th annual Ox Hill Community Agricultural Fair this year will offer enjoy truck pulls, demolition derbies, musical entertainment, fair food and other attractions for the whole family. [Read More]
Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
Book breakfast to be held Book breakfast to be held
2 days ago -
The New Century Club/Friends of the Library invites the public to its new season of Book Review Breakfasts to begin at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 4 in the dining room at St. Andrew’s Village. [Read More]
Upcoming community events announced
2 days ago -
Check today's listing of events planned in communities throughout Indiana County ... [Read More]
Remembering our changing nation: Share your stories Remembering our changing nation: Share your stories
2 days ago -
The 1960s were a time of upheaval and rapid cultural developments here at home. [Read More]
Your town, your community: Your news Your town, your community: Your news
2 days ago -
Here's your home page for all the Indiana community news! Stay on top of the goings on in Indiana, White Township, Shelocta and Armstrong Township. Everything from the communities of the Indiana Area School District, the churches, clubs and local organizations, all in one stop. [Read More]
It makes cents to stretch your dollars It makes cents to stretch your dollars
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Here's your complete resource for money-saving and budget-stretching tips, recession-proofing and economy-busting ideas, and -- who knows -- maybe even your lucky numbers. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Women's league crowns champs Women's league crowns champs
18 hours ago -
The Indiana County Women’s Softball League crowned its champion recently. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game
18 hours 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]
Firearms training clinic held Firearms training clinic held
18 hours ago -
Junior marksmen from across Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia gathered recently in Indiana County to participate in an intermediate rifle shooting clinic. [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]
IUP: Volleyball team picked seventh
19 hours ago -
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]
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
3 days ago - - ELI NELLIS
While golf season is winding down, footgolf season is just starting. [Read More]
IUP women hold basketball camp IUP women hold basketball camp
3 days ago -
The IUP women’s basketball program recently held its final camp of the summer. [Read More]
Twisted Jimmy's wins roller hockey title Twisted Jimmy's wins roller hockey title
3 days ago -
Twisted Jimmys topped Fast Times Screen Printing, 7-5, to win the Indiana Roller Hockey League championship. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Northern Cambria whips Blairsville
3 days ago -
HASTINGS — Northern Cambria defeated Blairsville, 214-231, in a Heritage Conference boys’ golf match Thursday at Cambrian Hills Country Club. [Read More]

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Indiana man sentenced for growing marijuana
18 hours ago -
An Indiana man was ordered Monday to serve up to 15 years in a state prison after being convicted for growing substantial amounts of marijuana plants in Cherryhill Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
18 hours ago -
Police at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus cited Erin Ferrie, 18, of Pittsburgh, and Hunter Raup, 18, of Turbotville, Northumberland County, with underage drinking after officers investigated a report of an intoxicated woman at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday outside the Delaney Hall dormitory. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
18 hours ago -
Two drivers were injured at 1:45 p.m. Monday when two large trucks collided on Route 119 at Hidden Lane, state police reported. [Read More]
Vintondale man killed in wreck Vintondale man killed in wreck
2 days ago -
BLAIDES — A Cambria County man died in a one-vehicle crash in Buffington Township about 3 a.m. Sunday. [Read More]
Injuries reported in Route 286 crash Injuries reported in Route 286 crash
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Volunteer firefighters from the Coal Run/McIntyre Fire Department and state police at Indiana responded to a vehicle crash at 2:57 p.m. Saturday on Route 286, Young Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana police responded to the first block of North Fifth Street at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday for a complaint of loud music. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Justin Urban, 33, of Derry, was injured at 11:01 p.m. Thursday when his motorcycle traveled off a curve of Route 217. [Read More]
Penn State student dies from fall
2 days ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say a Penn State freshman died from a fall at a construction site on campus. [Read More]
Plant explosion kills two
2 days ago -
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
3 days ago -
State police discovered Frank Rogers IV, of Buffalo, N.Y., in possession of unspecified drugs at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 7 after he was involved in two traffic accidents on the westbound lanes of the Route 422 bypass, according to a report. [Read More]

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ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver
18 hours ago -
Together with their parents, Jacquelyn Kay Glunz and Chadwick James Oliver have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 26
19 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
19 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center recent activity [Read More]
WEDDING: Cecelia Jang and Daniel Winger WEDDING: Cecelia Jang and Daniel Winger
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
4 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 22, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini
5 days ago -
Kellie Elaine Ruffner, of Marion Center, and Joseph John Santini, of Plumville, were united in marriage on June 14, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Marion Center with the Rev. Carlton White officiating. [Read More]

All World News

 
Young entrepreneur moves up in moving business Young entrepreneur moves up in moving business
10 hours ago -
Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving-company workers. [Read More]
Can stem cells help mobility after stroke? Can stem cells help mobility after stroke?
14 hours ago -
MIAMI _ When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn’t move the right side of his body. [Read More]
U.S. monitors Syria from air
18 hours ago -
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the approval, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. [Read More]
Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks
18 hours ago -
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks today, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east. [Read More]
Obama addressing veterans at conference Obama addressing veterans at conference
18 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. [Read More]
Israel destroys two Gaza high-rises in escalation Israel destroys two Gaza high-rises in escalation
18 hours ago -
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops today, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas. [Read More]
Ukraine: Shelling on new front; forces capture 10 Russian soldiers
18 hours ago -
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — As shelling in eastern Ukraine spread to a new front, Ukraine’s president flew to Minsk for a meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist regions. [Read More]
Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel
19 hours ago -
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said today they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians. [Read More]
Three sentenced in death of student
19 hours ago -
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to prison in the murder of a western Pennsylvania college student and football player who died during a mugging almost two years ago. [Read More]
Politicians cheer drilling at Pittsburgh airport
19 hours ago -
IMPERIAL — The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Walking to IRMC presents challenge
18 hours ago -
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
18 hours ago -
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
18 hours ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
5 days ago -
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
1 week 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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