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Author thrilled by possible movie deal Author thrilled by possible movie deal
by RANDY WELLS

Like many writers, Indiana native and Sunday Times best-selling author Chris Kuzneski has had a goal of eventually seeing his work up on the silver screen. Full Story →

Police chase ends with car in pond

A vehicle pursuit by state police on Indian Springs Road, White Township, Friday night ended with a vehicle in a pond and its two passengers injured.

IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage

His players might be happy that spring drills are over, but IUP football coach Curt Cignetti could use a few more Aprils before he feels comfortable.

- MATTHEW BURGLUND
Area churches announce Easter services Area churches announce Easter services

The following area churches will hold services to mark the Easter season.

Share your Easter photos with the Gazette Share your Easter photos with the Gazette

Have you, your children, a family member or a friend decorated an egg-cellent egg for Easter this year? Are you hosting a backyard egg hunt? Hanging out with the Easter Bunny? We want to see your photos!

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Workers prepare for swimming season at Mack Park Workers prepare for swimming season at Mack Park
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George Cummings used a sandblaster to take off the old finish at the children’s area in the pool at Mack Park so a new finish can be applied in preparation for the summer swimming season. [Read More]
Great Strides 5K to be held
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The 5K4CF Great Strides walk/run for cystic fibrosis will be held Saturday, May 10, at Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. [Read More]
MICHELE HUEY: God is holy
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Of all God’s attributes, I struggle with His holiness the most. He is perfect, totally and completely pure. He cannot sin. It’s not His nature. [Read More]
Bream focuses on fatherhood during Good Friday breakfast Bream focuses on fatherhood during Good Friday breakfast
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
If the people of Indiana County have learned one lesson from Jesus Christ and the Bible, it’s that of forgiveness. [Read More]
Conjoined twins go home Conjoined twins go home
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
They’re home. With 20 fingers, 20 toes, four legs and four arms that just can’t seem to figure where they belong, newborn twins Andrew and Garrett Stancombe came home to Indiana on Monday with their parents, Michelle Van Horne and Kody Stancombe. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Golf, Fox's, April showers, candidates, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Golf, Fox's, April showers, candidates, etc.
1 day ago - - BILL HASTINGS
It’s time to think spring, and that means the first charity golf tournaments are on the doorstep. [Read More]
Complaint: Women shorted on sports
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WASHINGTON — A women’s legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
CORRECTIONS
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The Gazette corrects factual errors as soon as they are brought to our attention. If you see an error or omission, call Eric Ebeling, executive editor, at extension 269. [Read More]
BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Dates set for free Spring Cleanup
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — Burrell Township residents will be allowed to dispose of rubbish at no charge again this month in an annual Spring Cleanup program sponsored by the board of supervisors as a way to reduce the amount of garbage that people illegally dump on rural roadsides. [Read More]
HOMER-CENTER: School directors laud work of four retirees
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — The Homer-Center School District board of directors saluted four retiring staff members at the monthly board meeting Wednesday. [Read More]

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Impact finishes as runner-up in Pittsburgh Classic Impact finishes as runner-up in Pittsburgh Classic
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The Pittsburgh Impact AAU girls’ basketball team finished as the runner-up in the 10th- and 11th-grade division of the Pittsburgh Classic Tournament. [Read More]
Wrestlers place at Keystone Championships Wrestlers place at Keystone Championships
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Indiana Elementary Wrestlers placed at the Keystone Championships in the Keystone Wrestling League recently. [Read More]
Trout limit met on opening day Trout limit met on opening day
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Kaleb Kolesar, 12, caught his limit of trout in the Homer City area on the opening day of the season. [Read More]
Stewart places in national wrestling tournament Stewart places in national wrestling tournament
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Gavin Stewart, a fourth-grader at Marion Center, placed sixth recently at the Flo Nationals wrestling tournament. [Read More]
Girls' basketball team takes tournament title Girls' basketball team takes tournament title
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The Sanso's eighth-grade girls’ basketball team won the BCA Dick’s Sporting Goods basketball tournament in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Girls' AAU team wins tournament Girls' AAU team wins tournament
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The Sanso's sixth-grade girls’ AAU basketball team won the California University tournament recently. [Read More]
IHS student signs letter of intent IHS student signs letter of intent
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Natalie Cignetti, a senior at Indiana High School, recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at IUP. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Softball team runs streak to 8
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IUP banged out 25 hits and almost posted a pair of shutouts in a sweep of last-place Clarion in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division softball doubleheader at Clarion on Friday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: IJHS boys drop meet
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NORTH HUNTINGTON — Indiana lost to Norwin, 90-33, in a junior high boys’ track and field meet Thursday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Indiana grad bounces back after slow start ON CAMPUS: Indiana grad bounces back after slow start
1 day ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
After the way her season started, Hannah Harley is relishing the chance to redeem herself. She didn’t necessarily expect it, but she’s making the most of it. [Read More]

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Crash victims still critical
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SPRING CHURCH — Two passengers injured in a violent two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on Route 156 in South Bend Township, Armstrong County, remained in critical condition this morning. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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IUP police said lab analysis determined Wyatt Stucke, 18, of Clearfield, was intoxicated when he was stopped for a traffic violation at 1:31 a.m. March 8 on Maple Street at Pratt Drive. [Read More]
Burrell Township brush fire spreads to garage Burrell Township brush fire spreads to garage
1 day ago -
Firefighters from Black Lick and Blairsville were summoned to a small trash fire that spread to a garage in Burrell Township Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
Crash claims another life
1 day ago -
SPRING CHURCH — A fifth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a horrific traffic accident Wednesday night on Route 156 in South Bend Township, Armstrong County. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Alexander Nielsen, 20, was cited with retail theft, underage drinking and public drunkenness early this morning, according to borough police. [Read More]
Authorities identifiy crash victims Authorities identifiy crash victims
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SPRING CHURCH — Motorists from Apollo and Avonmore, and teenaged passengers from Apollo and Kittanning have been identified as victims of a violent, head-on crash late Wednesday on Route 156 in Armstrong County. [Read More]
Violent crash claims four Violent crash claims four
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SPRING CHURCH — Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers said four people died in what he called a “horrific” head-on collision in South Bend Township on Wednesday night. [Read More]
County judges hand down sentences
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Numerous defendants were sentenced in hearings on March 24 and March 31 by Indiana County Common Pleas Court Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco: [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
2 days ago -
Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Someone took a pink and brown plaid book bag and a purse from a vehicle parked in the Kmart lot at Indiana Mall on Wednesday afternoon, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]

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SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Hannah Marshall SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Hannah Marshall
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The Kiwanis Club recently named Hannah Marshall as the Blairsville Senior High School Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Smyers SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Smyers
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Justin Smyers has been named the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April by the Homer City Kiwanis Club. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Lukcik SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Lukcik
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Justin M. Lukcik has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: April 19
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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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From the Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 18, 2014. [Read More]
70th ANNIVERSARY: Leo and Lucille Plowman 70th ANNIVERSARY: Leo and Lucille Plowman
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Leo and Lucille Plowman, of Seward, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary April 5 with a family gathering at their home. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Pender and Zachary McCleary ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Pender and Zachary McCleary
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Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pender, of Blairsville, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Pender to Zachary McCleary, son of Mrs. Cindy McCleary, of New Derry. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Penns Manor Area High School
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The following Penns Manor Area High School students were named to the honor roll for the third-quarter grading period. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 18
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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, April 17, 2014: [Read More]

All World News

 
U.S. delays decision on Keystone pipeline U.S. delays decision on Keystone pipeline
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. [Read More]
Report: Pa. forests impacted by shale gas drilling
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PITTSBURGH — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report. [Read More]
Ferry captain jailed as search continues Ferry captain jailed as search continues
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MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. [Read More]
Wyoming landslide gains speed
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. [Read More]
13th body pulled from snow in avalanche
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KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body today from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mouth Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. [Read More]
Submarine search to finish in week
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PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said today. [Read More]
Fire destroys three beachfront homes Fire destroys three beachfront homes
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SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community. [Read More]
Boeing to give Calif. workers $47M
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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday. [Read More]
Russia vows support to ending Ukraine crisis
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MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign ministry promised today it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders. [Read More]
7.2 earthquake shakes Mexico
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ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: A regionwide response to school violence
5 days ago -
I sat at my computer watching the tragic events unfold at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday and shook my head in absolute consternation. The patterns of school violence are as predictable in their unfolding as they are unpredictable in the time and place of their next occurrence. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson's campaign message resonates
1 week ago -
I am amazed at the number of mailings I have received from Congressman Bill Shuster’s campaign. However, I seem to be learning more about his opponent, Art Halverson, than I am about Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's about water, yours and mine
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The EPA issued a permit on March 16 to put a Class II brine disposal well in East Run under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. This is not acceptable. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Vote may drive farm market out of town
1 week ago -
Tuesday night the Indiana Borough council voted 7-5 to deny the request from the Indiana County Farmers’ Market to relocate to IRMC Park on North Seventh Street. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Arming teachers raises new worries
1 week ago -
The “As I see it” column by Mark Zilinskas last Friday (“Back White’s bill on arming teachers”) raises a tough issue: Should teachers be armed on school property? I agree with him ... I disagree with him. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Shuster should check on the 'real facts'
1 week ago -
Several weeks ago my wife and I watched an ad on TV that claimed Art Halvorson (running against Bill Shuster) had received $500,000 in taxpayer subsidies from farms in Iowa and Bedford. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Questions linger about firing of IUP coach
1 week ago -
The University of Louisiana-Monroe hired former IUP head women’s basketball coach Jeff Dow as its head coach last week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Negative campaign a disappointment
1 week ago -
For a short time, the information that Rep. Bill Shuster was releasing about Art Halvorson had me concerned, because it seemed to contradict my impression of Mr. Halvorson as a candidate with honesty and integrity. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
2 weeks 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: Farmers market would disturb grieving families
2 weeks ago -
After reading recent letters to the editor urging borough residents to support a move of the downtown farmers’ market in Indiana to IRMC Park on North Seventh Street, I felt compelled to respond. [Read More]

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