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Circus clown visits Indiana Free Library Circus clown visits Indiana Free Library

Rob Ringling, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, juggled Tuesday in the children’s section of the Indiana Free Library to promote the circus’ visit to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex May 15-18. Full Story →

UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors wrestling with budget deficit UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors wrestling with budget deficit

ARMAGH — The United School District budget is facing a deficit regardless of its options, according to the school board.

Students participate in mock Traffic Court Students participate in mock Traffic Court

A mock Traffic Court was set up Tuesday at Homer-Center High School, where Judge Susanne Steffee presided over “hearings” where seven students pleaded their cases.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana drops key section game HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana drops key section game

The season isn’t over for Indiana, not by any means. But the WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball championship is likely out of the question.

UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: PennDOT proposes safety improvements UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: PennDOT proposes safety improvements

ARMAGH — The United School board heard a presentation Tuesday by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers Doug Tanaka and Mark Rozich regarding proposed changes to Route 56.

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Club, students team up to celebrate Earth Day Club, students team up to celebrate Earth Day
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Members of Evergreen Garden Club and students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania teamed up Tuesday to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning a garden on campus near the Northern Suites [Read More]
Health, wellness fair to benefit Autism Speaks
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To support Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy and research foundation, a Health and Wellness Fair will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will be set up at DRIVE Personal Fitness in the Atrium, 665 Philadelphia St., Indiana. [Read More]
Indiana Garden Club offering scholarship
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The Indiana Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District VI, annually awards a minimum of one $500 scholarship from the Julia Pound/Alice O’Dell scholarship fund... [Read More]
Agencies open doors to volunteer service
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a resume. [Read More]
Word Whiz Iggy winner announced
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Peter Catanese, of Sagamore, was the winner of puzzle No. 37 in the Gazette’s Word Whiz Iggy contest. He will get $25 in Iggy Bucks, which can be spent with any participating sponsor. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: First find new job, then quit
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A recent headline told of two assistant college football coaches who resigned to “pursue other interests.” During my 37 years as an employment counselor many workers came to me describing their work circumstances and asking, “Don’t you think I should just quit?” In most cases my advice was [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Candidate for lieutenant governor outlines his platform CAMPAIGN 2014: Candidate for lieutenant governor outlines his platform
1 day ago - - JEREMY HARTLEY
Revenue is the key to Pennsylvania’s future, according to Brad Koplinski, a candidate for lieutenant governor. [Read More]
1 day ago - - STEVE WOLFE
The first day of fishing season is a tradition in western Pennsylvania and for many marks the “unofficial” start of the spring season. [Read More]
Auction scheduled
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Irish Mike will return for another auction at Spruce Community Center, between Uniontown and Pine Flats at the intersection of Route 580 and Grisemore Road, at 2 p.m. on May 4. [Read More]
Senior law day planned
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Aging Services Inc., the Indiana County Link to Aging, and District Attorney Patrick Dougherty will host Senior Citizen Law Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Rustic Lodge, White Township. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

5K race slated for Saturday
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The Indiana Area Junior High School Athena Club and Builder’s Club, along with the Marion Center Athena Club, will hold the sixth annual Pick-A-Cause 5K race at Blue Spruce Park on Saturday, April 26. [Read More]
Little League seeks umpires
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MARION CENTER — Marion Center Little League is looking for umpires for the upcoming season. [Read More]
MARION CENTER 7, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers win first meeting, but Wildcats show fight in defeat MARION CENTER 7, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers win first meeting, but Wildcats show fight in defeat
1 day ago - - CARLY KROUSE
MARION CENTER — Homer-Center coach Randy Thomas couldn’t wait for his team to get a crack at unbeaten Marion Center. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Big inning sends Valley past Indiana
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Host Valley broke open a tied game and mounted a big rally in the fourth inning to beat Indiana, 15-5, in a WPIAL non-section softball game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: McLoughlin, Wildcats throttle Purchase Line
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PURCHASE LINE — Homer-Center’s Stephen McLoughlin tossed a two-hitter, and the Wildcats posted season highs in runs and hits to rout Purchase Line, 16-1, in a Heritage Conference baseball game Monday. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tionesta has quality fishing in large-stream setting
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Tionesta Creek, which flows through portions of Warren and Forest counties, provides anglers with a quality trout-fishing experience in a big-stream setting, as well as solid smallmouth bass angling. [Read More]
IUP SOFTBALL: Crimson Hawks drop pair at Lock Haven
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LOCK HAVEN — IUP managed only six hits in a doubleheader and lost to Lock Haven, 3-0 and 6-5 in 10 innings, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball crossover games Monday. [Read More]
The one that didn't get away The one that didn't get away
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Lucas Claypool, 12, of Indiana, caught a 21-inch palomino trout [Read More]
Opening day success Opening day success
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Austin Bailey, 10, of Plumville, caught a 22-inch rainbow trout on Little Mahoning Creek on opening day. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats
4 days ago - - ELI NELLIS
HOMER CITY — It was a great setting for baseball Saturday afternoon at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]

All Police News

Teen in critical condition after crash
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State police at Indiana said the 16-year-old female passenger in a car that went into a pond Friday night in White Township during a police pursuit remains in critical condition at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. [Read More]
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Alexander Jennings, 20, of Blairsville, was injured when he ran in front of a vehicle in the 700 block of Wayne Avenue at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, according to Indiana police. [Read More]
Body found in woods Body found in woods
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SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP — Authorities are depending on a series of time-consuming toxicology tests to determine the cause of death of a Northern Cambria woman whose body was found during the weekend in a wooded area near Grace Street. [Read More]
Crash claims one life
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BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A Glen Campbell man was killed late Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 219 near Rager Road, authorities said. [Read More]
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Steven Aukerman, 18, of Blairsville, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment following an incident at his residence along Marshall Heights Road ... [Read More]
Landslide closes road Landslide closes road
1 day ago - - TOM PEEL
Fire Academy Road (Route 2019) between Route 56 and Luciusboro Road in Center Township is closed due to a landslide, according to PennDOT. [Read More]
Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. [Read More]
Fugitive caught after 33 years
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DALLAS — A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away. [Read More]
Mom pleads guilty in overdose
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother who police say was with her two children when she and her boyfriend overdosed on heroin at a McDonald’s play area near Cincinnati pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of child endangerment and could be released from jail in less than two months. [Read More]
Seventh arrest made in kidnap case
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father. [Read More]

All Family News

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Mr. and Mrs. James Shirley, of Northern Cambria, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Anne Shirley, to Anthony Michael Villella, son of Dominic Villella, of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Bower, of Lock Haven. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School
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HOMER CITY — The following students have been named to the honor roll at Homer-Center High School for the third-quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll at Indiana Area Senior High School for the third grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: April 23
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
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From the Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 22 ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 22
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 21, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 21
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Be sure to wish the following Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 20
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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 opens Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo
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TOKYO — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West’s dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president’s sales mission. [Read More]
Death toll in ferry sinking hits 150 Death toll in ferry sinking hits 150
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JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korean ferry proceeded rapidly today, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. [Read More]
Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fall distress call
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CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. [Read More]
Pro-Russia gunmen hold U.S. journalist
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DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted today that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. [Read More]
Captain who left sinking ferry called nicest person on ship Captain who left sinking ferry called nicest person on ship
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MOKPO, South Korea — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years’ experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships. [Read More]
U.S. troops arrive in Eastern Europe
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month. [Read More]
Appeal for positive photos backfires for NYC police
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NEW YORK — When the New York Police Department asked Twitter users on Tuesday to share their photographs with police officers, they were perhaps expecting a few feel-good neighborhood scenes or tourists with police horses in Times Square. [Read More]
Inmate executed for 1993 killing
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BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early today only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal. [Read More]
Acceptance rates at elite colleges decline
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LOS ANGELES — Throughout the college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson’s wish list. So when the Long Beach, Calif., high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company. [Read More]
Sherpas leave Everest camp
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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest’s base camp today, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Learning from Franklin Regional tragedy
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There are some important lessons to be gleaned from the Franklin Regional tragedy that should convince the Indiana school board and others to rethink their positions. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The world's happiest countries
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Since 2010, the tea party has had one strategy — to destroy government. We know the tactics of the Heritage Foundation, Koch brothers and Fox Network: to lie, distort, confuse and malign any policy, report, projection or proposal put forth by our president or our government. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Violence arises from corrupted society
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On April 14 we were treated to an erudite display of sociological jargon and response to an increasingly troubling issue: violent sociopathic behavior (“A regionwide response to school violence,” Christian Vaccaro). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Better options than arming teachers
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Regarding the April 4 As I See It (“Back White’s bill on arming teachers,” Mark Zilinskas), the last paragraph of the article undermines the entire topic and provides the opposite reasoning for arming teachers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We all have a choice to make about our future
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Life for most of us is not a steady stroll through time, and not all changes are our choice to make. We have 24 hours in a day to wonder if today is the day our enemy will destroy our country and the lives of its people. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A regionwide response to school violence
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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
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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
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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
2 weeks 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]

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