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Sorority raises autism research funds Sorority raises autism research funds
by TOM PEEL

Mason Ninzehelter, a junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Reading, placed quarters along the curb on Philadelphia Street as part of the Quarter Mile through Alpha Xi Delta sorority, of which she is a member. Full Story →

Moose lodge supports child comfort program Moose lodge supports child comfort program

Tommy Moose plush stuffed animals and coloring books were presented Tuesday to the Indiana Borough police, the Indiana County Sheriff’s Department and Citizens’ Ambulance Service by members of the Indiana Moose Lodge 174.

- JAMIE EMPFIELD
School counselors award scholarships School counselors award scholarships

The Indiana County Counselors Association Guidance Counselor Awards were recently presented at Luigi’s restaurant in Clymer.

- TOM PEEL
Crash claims four in Armstrong County Crash claims four in Armstrong County

SPRING CHURCH -- Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers said four people have died in what he called a “horrific” head-on collision in South Bend Township on Wednesday night.

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BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Dates set for free Spring Cleanup
33 minutes 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
33 minutes 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]
BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Teachers, support staff reach accord on new labor contracts
33 minutes ago - - MARGARET HARPER
BURRELL TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg School District ratified an early-bird contract with the teachers union Wednesday, settling on terms through August 2019. [Read More]
Liggett to direct county tourist bureau
33 minutes ago -
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau has named one of its own as the organization’s new executive director. [Read More]
Students stack in speed test Students stack in speed test
38 minutes ago - - TOM PEEL
Zachary Strine, a third-grader at Blairsville Elementary School, participated in the fifth annual Speed Stack Assembly Wednesday for students from third to fifth grades to help celebrate the completion of PSSA reading and math testing. [Read More]
Hunger Awareness events scheduled
38 minutes ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sociology of Family class, taught by Melissa Swauger, has organized events to mark Hunger Awareness Week, April 28-May 2. [Read More]
Jazz/blues fest lineup announced
38 minutes ago -
The lineup of entertainment has been announced for the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival, to be held May 24 in downtown Indiana. [Read More]
Word Whiz winner named
43 minutes ago -
Merle Jamison, of Shelocta, was the winner of Puzzle No. 33 ... [Read More]
Earth Day celebration set
43 minutes ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Environmentally Conscious Organization (Eco Club) has organized several events in honor of Earth Day. [Read More]
Upcoming community events announced
43 minutes ago -
The Gazette presents this brief roundup of dinners, fundraisers, reunions, meetings and other events scheduled in the coming days in the Indiana County area. [Read More]

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IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks take two more from Edinboro
58 minutes ago -
IUP rallied from 3-0 deficits in both games to sweep a doubleheader from Edinboro in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division softball action at Podbielski Field on Wednesday. [Read More]
Charity baseball game slated for Saturday
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — The annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive high school baseball event will feature a doubleheader at First Commonwealth Field on Saturday. [Read More]
Alumni baseball games planned
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — Homer Center Parks and Recreation will sponsor alumni basketball games beginning at noon on May 3. [Read More]
Officials celebrate their season Officials celebrate their season
1 day ago -
The Tri-County Basketball Officials held their end-of-the-season social at the Coney Island on April 6. [Read More]
IUP club sets tourney
1 day ago -
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
1 day ago -
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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days ago -
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]

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Violent crash claims four
28 minutes ago -
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
28 minutes ago -
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
28 minutes ago -
Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
38 minutes 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]
Police issue holiday alert
43 minutes ago -
State police in Indiana have reminded motorists to slow down, wear their seat belts and drive sober during Easter weekend. [Read More]
Classes resume at high school after stabbings
48 minutes ago -
MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. [Read More]
DA to drop charge against bullied teen
58 minutes ago -
MORGAN (AP) — The Allegheny County district attorney will drop a disorderly conduct conviction being appealed by a high school student who recorded others who bullied him. [Read More]
Police: Man, 81, ‘fed up’ in store
58 minutes ago -
HERMITAGE (AP) — State police have charged an 81-year-old man with choking his wife after becoming “fed up” that she was wandering through a Walmart store. [Read More]
Man awaiting trail must get treatment
58 minutes ago -
ST. MARYS (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is going back to a state hospital until he’s competent to stand trial on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs. [Read More]
Portland to flush reservoir
1 hour ago -
PORTLAND, Ore. — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. [Read More]

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1ST BIRTHDAY: Addison Gohn 1ST BIRTHDAY: Addison Gohn
28 minutes ago -
Addison Gohn celebrated her first birthday with family and friends on April 12. [Read More]
1ST BIRTHDAY: Conner Dixon 1ST BIRTHDAY: Conner Dixon
28 minutes ago -
Conner Edward Dixon celebrated his first birthday on Feb. 23, 2014. He had a storybook-theme party and shared the day with family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 17
58 minutes ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 hour ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 16, 2014: [Read More]
80TH BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr. 80TH BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr.
1 day ago -
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
1 day ago -
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
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 15, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
Danica Jayne and Natalia Joy Shotter were born on Jan. 19, 2014, at Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. [Read More]

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Classes resume at high school after stabbings
48 minutes ago -
MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. [Read More]
DA to drop charge against bullied teen
58 minutes ago -
MORGAN (AP) — The Allegheny County district attorney will drop a disorderly conduct conviction being appealed by a high school student who recorded others who bullied him. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Schwartz, McGinty release tax returns
58 minutes ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Democratic candidates for governor have released their tax returns for 2012 after seeking extensions for the 2013 tax year. [Read More]
Police: Man, 81, ‘fed up’ in store
58 minutes ago -
HERMITAGE (AP) — State police have charged an 81-year-old man with choking his wife after becoming “fed up” that she was wandering through a Walmart store. [Read More]
Man awaiting trail must get treatment
58 minutes ago -
ST. MARYS (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is going back to a state hospital until he’s competent to stand trial on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: McCord launches attack ad on TV
58 minutes ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The tone of the Democratic gubernatorial campaign is changing quickly. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: GOP challenges Guzzardi again
58 minutes ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court. [Read More]
Shell holds meeting on plant proposal
58 minutes ago -
ALIQUIPPA — A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday, but there’s still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed. [Read More]
Portland to flush reservoir
1 hour ago -
PORTLAND, Ore. — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. [Read More]
Few policy changes made since Boston bombing
1 hour ago -
BOSTON — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: A regionwide response to school violence
3 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
4 days 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
4 days ago -
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
6 days 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
6 days 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'
6 days 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
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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