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by CARLY KROUSE

When Alex Detwiler turned in a bonus assignment for his eighth-grade English class, he never imagined it would lead to anything more than a few extra credit points. Full Story →

INDIANA BOROUGH: Consultant says energy plan could save big money

Representatives of Constellation, a Chicago-based energy services company, proposed to Indiana council Tuesday a nearly $2.5 million package of renovations and technology upgrades they say will save the borough more than $205,000 annually.

- RANDY WELLS
Driver injured in wreck Driver injured in wreck

Stephanie Stewart, of Arcadia, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on Old Hospital Road, between the Mack Park Pool and Human Motion Institute in White Township.

Officials celebrate their season Officials celebrate their season

The Tri-County Basketball Officials held their end-of-the-season social at the Coney Island on April 6.

Charity baseball game slated for Saturday

HOMER CITY — The annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive high school baseball event will feature a doubleheader at First Commonwealth Field on Saturday.

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INDIANA: School directors hire assistant superintendent
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For the first time in eight years, the Indiana Area School District will have an assistant superintendent on the administrative team. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE: Borough council moves to crack down on parking
10 hours ago - - SAM KUSIC
BLAIRSVILLE — Parking scofflaws take note: Your time may be at an end in Blairsville. [Read More]
Students promote liquor law compliance Students promote liquor law compliance
10 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Students with Indiana Area School District’s SADD Club placed stickers warning others not to purchase alcohol for minors during a “sticker shock” campaign ... [Read More]
STORY TIME STORY TIME
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Children's author Heidi Higbee recently visited and read stories to the students at the Homer Center Elementary School. [Read More]
Church to host prayer walk Church to host prayer walk
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Easter Labyrinth, A Journey of Prayer and Faith, is being hosted by the Purchase Line United Methodist Church, 17107 Route 286 east of Commodore. [Read More]
Grace Kelly to close out Ovations! season Grace Kelly to close out Ovations! season
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For its finale to this season’s Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature renowned musician, singer and songwriter, Grace Kelly. [Read More]
Easter week services set
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The following Easter week services are planned: [Read More]
Indiana Borough to collect tree limbs
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The Indiana Borough Street Department will collect and chip limbs following this schedule: [Read More]
Mother’s Day carnations being sold
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Birthright of Indiana County is taking orders for its annual Mother’s Day carnation program. [Read More]
New exhibit opens at historical society
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BLAIRSVILLE — The Blairsville Historical Society has a new display, “Clocks Old and New,” on exhibit through the end of June. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Alumni baseball games planned
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HOMER CITY — Homer Center Parks and Recreation will sponsor alumni basketball games beginning at noon on May 3. [Read More]
IUP club sets tourney
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The IUP Martial Arts Club will hold the annual Crimson Combat Tournament at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Field House. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks handed first PSAC loss IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks handed first PSAC loss
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Mercyhurst scored five of the game’s final six goals to defeat IUP, 15-13, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse game at Miller Stadium on Tuesday, ending the Crimson Hawks’ eight-game winning streak and handing them their first conference loss. [Read More]
Hawks run away with Invitational Hawks run away with Invitational
1 day ago - - TOM PEEL
Max Kirsch, an IUP freshman from Ebensburg, hit an approach shot Monday on No. 2 at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Hopping into spring
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
After a long day of landscaping and digging trees, the sun seemed to hang on the horizon for hours. Finally, as the day grew dark, I called it quits and headed for the house. [Read More]
MARION CENTER 5, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers send Wildcats to fifth straight loss MARION CENTER 5, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers send Wildcats to fifth straight loss
1 day ago - - CARLY KROUSE
MARION CENTER — The baseball field at Marion Center Community Park wasn’t perfect on Monday, and neither were the two teams playing on it. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: The other Yellow Creek offers quality trout fishing
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Mention Yellow Creek in regard to fishing around here and you’ll likely invoke images of trout fishing along a local creek, or perhaps bass fishing within a 750-acre lake. But as with many streams in the state, there are often several with the same name. [Read More]
IUP GOLF: Crimson Hawks win Spadafora Invitational by 10 strokes
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BURRELL TOWNSHIP — With blustery conditions for the second and final round of the 51st annual Cecil Spadafora Invitational at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Course, IUP certainly wasn’t going to repeat its first-round performance in which three players shot in the 60s. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ligonier hands Blairsville first loss
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Ligonier Valley’s Luke Ferlin ripped a three-run double in the seventh inning to lift the Rams to a 7-5 win over previously unbeaten Blairsville in a Heritage Conference baseball game Monday at WyoTech Park. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Blairsville improves to 6-0
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Blairsville outhit Ligonier Valley 11-2 and improved to 6-0 by notching a 13-3 win in a Heritage Conference softball game that was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule Monday. [Read More]

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Students promote liquor law compliance Students promote liquor law compliance
10 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Students with Indiana Area School District’s SADD Club placed stickers warning others not to purchase alcohol for minors during a “sticker shock” campaign ... [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police cited Kennett Kollevoll, 23, of Easton, Northampton County, with disorderly conduct, charging that he attempted to incite others in a group to fight at 12:35 a.m. March 8 on South Seventh Street. [Read More]
Cars rummaged through; police seeking suspects
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Indiana Borough police are looking for two men and a woman who were seen rummaging through vehicles parked along the 300 block of South Fifth Street early Sunday morning. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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One person was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 3:45 a.m. Saturday on Deckers Point Road east of Pfeiffer Road. [Read More]
Franklin Regional classes resume
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MURRYSVILLE (AP) —Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville resumed classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized. [Read More]
Train kills man on tracks
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A Westmoreland County man has died after lying on train tracks and being struck by a locomotive, but investigators still don’t know why that happened. [Read More]
Male cop dresses as Amish woman Male cop dresses as Amish woman
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PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer said he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. [Read More]
Worker charged in child porn case
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The aquatics director at a Pittsburgh-area YMCA has been jailed on charges he possessed more than 58,000 images and 250 videos of child pornography on two home computers and other data storage devices. [Read More]
Man sentenced in coffee assault
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison for throwing scalding coffee on a doughnut shop worker, causing second-degree burns and permanent scarring to her arms. [Read More]
NYPD ends surveillance program
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Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practic [Read More]

All Family News

 
80TH BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr. 80TH BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr.
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James O. Blystone Jr. will celebrate his 83rd birthday on April 27. James and his wife, Marylee Blystone, live in Yatesboro. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Marion Center Area High School
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The following students were named to the Marion Center Area Junior/Senior High School honor roll for the third grading period. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 16
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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, April 15, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman
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Joy Enriquez Buendia and Gabriel Joseph Altman were united in marriage on March 17, 2014, at Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Fla., by Pastor Joseph Altman. [Read More]
BIRTH: Danica Jayne and Natalia Joy Shotter
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Danica Jayne and Natalia Joy Shotter were born on Jan. 19, 2014, at Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 15
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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, April 14, 2014: [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Joe and Carol Prebish 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Joe and Carol Prebish
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Joe and Carol Prebish will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. [Read More]
Scouts attain Eagle rank Scouts attain Eagle rank
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Troop 115 of Commodore congratulated four of its troop members who recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout. [Read More]

All World News

 
Franklin Regional classes resume
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MURRYSVILLE (AP) —Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville resumed classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized. [Read More]
Submarine makes second dive in search of missing plane
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PERTH, Australia — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting today to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. [Read More]
Male cop dresses as Amish woman Male cop dresses as Amish woman
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PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer said he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. [Read More]
Boston pauses to recall dark day Boston pauses to recall dark day
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BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack. [Read More]
College Board offers glimpse of new SAT
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WASHINGTON — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. [Read More]
Train kills man on tracks
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A Westmoreland County man has died after lying on train tracks and being struck by a locomotive, but investigators still don’t know why that happened. [Read More]
Scores feared dead in sinking of ferry Scores feared dead in sinking of ferry
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A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast today, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 [Read More]
Shell to discuss gas plant proposal in public meetings
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PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co. plans to hold public meetings today to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant. [Read More]
New owners offer buyouts to Pittsburgh Heinz employees
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn’t signal a plan to move the company’s headquarters. [Read More]
Worker charged in child porn case
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The aquatics director at a Pittsburgh-area YMCA has been jailed on charges he possessed more than 58,000 images and 250 videos of child pornography on two home computers and other data storage devices. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
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
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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'
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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
1 week 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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