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Kidnap attempt thwarted

An unidentified woman managed to fight off a would-be kidnapper early Saturday in downtown Indiana, and police said they have a suspect in custody. Full Story →

Heroin case nets guilty plea

A resident of Northern Cambria pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton has announced.

Acclaimed jazz musician coming to IUP Acclaimed jazz musician coming to IUP

Jazz musician Grace Kelly’s résumé reads like many of the musical legends who have come before her: She’s an accomplished saxophonist, singer, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer, performer and music educator.

County farm bureau encourages safety County farm bureau encourages safety

The Indiana County Farm Bureau wrapped up Rural Roads Safety Week on Saturday, but the safety doesn’t end there.

A Sobering Story: Experts say genetics play key role in addictions A Sobering Story: Experts say genetics play key role in addictions

Addiction isn’t a problem of mind over matter. Really, it’s a matter of the mind.

- SAM KUSIC
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Car crashes into tree Car crashes into tree
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A single-vehicle crash was reported on Route 286 today just west of Sexton Road in White Township. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Pets available for adoption at area shelters
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Pets of the Week: Pets available for adoption at area shelters
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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. [Read More]
Sunshine allows for spring cleaning Sunshine allows for spring cleaning
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
James Cook, of Homer City, took advantage of Saturday’s sunshine and spring temperatures to clean leaves and weeds from around his flower beds before mowing his lawn. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: Easter in Florida CARL KOLOGIE: Easter in Florida
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What a glorious Sunday morning. [Read More]
Cooperative Extension's new dairy educator visiting farms Cooperative Extension's new dairy educator visiting farms
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
After being vacant more than two years, the position of dairy educator in the Indiana County Penn State Cooperative Extension office is occupied again. [Read More]
Early substance use increases risks
1 day ago - - SAM KUSIC
Genetics are a powerful factor in addiction, but so is the age at which substance use begins. The earlier that point occurs, specialists say, the more likely it is a person will progress to more serious abuse. [Read More]
Son's addiction becomes a nightmare for mother
1 day ago - - SAM KUSIC
The numbers and statistics, they say something about addiction. They tell us about its prevalence. Or its scope. Or its mechanisms. [Read More]
Kids enjoy Easter egg hunt in Brush Valley Kids enjoy Easter egg hunt in Brush Valley
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Checking out their treasures from Saturday’s Easter egg hunt at Brush Valley Community Park were Lyda, 3, and Danner Shank, 2. [Read More]
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]
Author thrilled by possible movie deal Author thrilled by possible movie deal
2 days ago - - 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. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats
1 day ago - - ELI NELLIS
HOMER CITY — It was a great setting for baseball Saturday afternoon at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Derry crushes Penns Manor
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HOMER CITY — Derry rolled to a 16-2 victory over Penns Manor in the first game of the Teddy Bear Fund Drive High School Baseball Challenge on Saturday afternoon at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Lacrosse team drops match on senior day
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The IUP women’s lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, but there ended up being little to be happy about. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
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. [Read More]
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]

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Car crashes into tree Car crashes into tree
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A single-vehicle crash was reported on Route 286 today just west of Sexton Road in White Township. [Read More]
Defendants sentenced in county court
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Several defendants were sentenced or removed from probation by Indiana County Judges William Martin, Thomas Bianco and Carol Hanna at hearings on April 4 and April 11 in the county court: [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Ryan Thomas Dobrowolsky, 22, of Indiana, was cited by Indiana University of Pennsylvania police with public drunkenness at 2:33 a.m. April 13, according to a police report. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Benjamin M. Dubois, 20, of Cumberland, Maine, struck a deer with his vehicle at 10:15 p.m. Saturday on Route 119 in Center Township, state police reported. [Read More]
DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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A video game system, a controller and a video game were taken from a residence along the 100 block of Wherle Way sometime between 5 and 10 p.m. Friday, according to borough police. [Read More]
Police chase ends with car in pond
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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. [Read More]
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
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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]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: April 20
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
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]

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VIEWING HARRISBURG: Gas extraction tax becoming more palatable
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HARRISBURG — Slapping Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature. [Read More]
13 bodies recovered from sunken ferry
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MOKPO, South Korea — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said today. [Read More]
Deadly Everest avalanche a reminder of Sherpa risks Deadly Everest avalanche a reminder of Sherpa risks
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KATMANDU, Nepal — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. [Read More]
Eagle cam enthralls Web visitors
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PITTSBURGH — On a recent afternoon, Bill Powers perked up with excitement when his PixController Inc. webcam of the bald eagles’ nest in Hays reached an impressive benchmark. [Read More]
Common Core divides GOP
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WASHINGTON — The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries: the Common Core. [Read More]
Bombs kill 16 shoppers in Iraq
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BAGHDAD — Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighborhood in the country’s capital, killed at least 16 people Saturday, authorities said. [Read More]
Asia seeks Obama's assurance in disputes
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WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. [Read More]
Documents detail another delayed recall Documents detail another delayed recall
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DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. [Read More]
Pittsburgh bicyclist struck by deer
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle. [Read More]
Islamic militants claim Nigeria blast that killed 75
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LAGOS, Nigeria — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141. [Read More]

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TIM MAGILL: 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]
VERA MOCK: 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]
McCLELLAN BLAIR: Violence arises from corrupted socity
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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). This is not a problem that can be addressed by another conference among the memb [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
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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
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The University of Louisiana-Monroe hired former IUP head women’s basketball coach Jeff Dow as its head coach last week. [Read More]

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