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Body found in rubble of Blairsville fire

Body found in rubble of Blairsville fire

BLAIRSVILLE — Investigators recovered the body of a man this morning from the debris of a fire that destroyed two businesses late Wednesday in Blairsville, according to the Blairsville fire chief.

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Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
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Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
13 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — One person was missing and unaccounted for this morning following a blaze that destroyed two buildings in downtown Blairsville and heavily damaged two more. [Read More]
Apollo-Ridge sets enrollment date
13 hours ago -
SPRING CHURCH — If your child is attending the Apollo-Ridge School District for the 2014-15 school year, which begins Aug. 25, the last day to register new students is Aug. 20 to ensure the start date. [Read More]
Blairsville-Saltsburg board promotes prinicipal Blairsville-Saltsburg board promotes prinicipal
13 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — Jeffrey Soles, principal of Blairsville Middle School, on Wednesday was selected as assistant superintendent for the district. [Read More]
Brush Valley Day on tap for weekend Brush Valley Day on tap for weekend
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Butch Keller demonstrated a 24-inch planer from the late 1800s to early 1900s during last year’s Brush Valley Day. [Read More]
Graduation ceremony held for ICTC nursing students Graduation ceremony held for ICTC nursing students
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Graduation ceremonies were held July 25 for Indiana County Technology Center’s School of Practical Nursing students. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Museum officers named Museum officers named
13 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
New officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Jimmy Stewart Museum board of directors Tuesday in the private dining room at St. Andrew’s Village, White Township. [Read More]
'Disco inFURno' set for Aug. 9 'Disco inFURno' set for Aug. 9
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CORAL — Disco inFURno, a fundraiser benefiting the Indiana County Humane Society, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, at Whitey’s Peetza & Eatery in Coral. [Read More]
Books wanted for collection
13 hours ago -
The Indiana County Department of Human Services is sponsoring a children’s book drive through Aug. 20. [Read More]
Democratic picnic set for Aug. 15
13 hours ago -
The Indiana County Democratic Committee will hold its summer picnic at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Red Barn Sportmen’s Club, 1250 Six Flat Road, south of Homer City. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: Colts take 2-1 lead in semifinals
13 hours ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville’s Jarred Pennavaria tossed a two-hitter, and the Colts managed only one hit but took advantage of five errors and seven walks in a 4-2 win over New Derry in Game 3 of their best-of-five series semifinal series in the Indiana County League playoffs Wednesday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Frassenei wins Mannitto title
13 hours ago -
NEW ALEXANDRIA — Tim Frassenei won the Mannitto Golf Club championship over the weekend. [Read More]
Hawks hold summer basketball camp Hawks hold summer basketball camp
14 hours ago -
The IUP men's basketball program held its final camp of the summer last week at Memorial Field House. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette photo) [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Blairsville forges tie in series
2 days ago -
Blairsville’s Ben Doak drove in the eventual game-winning run with an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of seventh inning to spoil a New Derry comeback in a 7-6 victory that tied their Indiana County League semifinal-round playoff series at one game apiece at New Derry Field on Tuesday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Three reach state tourney
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Norwin PAL totaled 10 runs in the seventh inning to best Hempfield East, 16-7, in the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional Tournament on Tuesday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney. [Read More]
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS
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Be sure to include your community- and youth-oriented sports teams' and young athletes' accomplishments on the Indiana County Sports page on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks land big name for assistant coach IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks land big name for assistant coach
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The IUP women’s basketball team landed a big name in its search for an assistant coach. The university announced Monday it has hired former Penn State and WNBA star Kelly Mazzante as the top assistant to head coach Tom McConnell. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION: I-Medical ousted from regional tourney
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
I-Medical pitchers Joey DiPietro and Dylan Huey pitched gems in their team’s two most important games of the season Monday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field. [Read More]
Bovard takes 2-0 lead in series
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WEST LEBANON — Bovard backed a gem from Joel Martin and scored seven runs in the third inning to rout West Lebanon, 11-1, in Game 2 of the semifinal-round series of the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Monday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Pennsylvania tags a bargain
3 days ago -
With a nonresident brother, I have recently been versed in the extra effort and expense in obtaining Keystone State deer tags. [Read More]

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Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
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Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
13 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — One person was missing and unaccounted for this morning following a blaze that destroyed two buildings in downtown Blairsville and heavily damaged two more. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
13 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who damaged a state vehicle at 12:05 p.m. Monday in the south parking lot of the university’s cogeneration plant. [Read More]
San Diego plane crash kills one
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. [Read More]
Man facing charge of cruelty to animals
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EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Seward area man faces misdemeanor charges after police say he killed his pet cat in a fit of anger. [Read More]
Fox's Pizza damaged by car Fox's Pizza damaged by car
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
Fox's Pizza restaurant at South Main and Elm streets was damaged about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit the building. Homer City Police Chief Louis Sacco, left, investigated the scene with Sgt. Anthony Jellison. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Indiana Borough police found Guy Moslak, of Clymer, carrying a set of brass knuckles and some marijuana at 6:07 p.m. July 20 on the 100 block of Philadelphia Street, according to a report. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that a car driven by Elaine Blair, of Indiana, and a sport utility vehicle driven by Carol Gemmell, of Indiana, collided at 4:52 p.m. Monday on South Ben Franklin Road at the entrance to Townfair Center. [Read More]
Neighbor's death ruled a homicide
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TURTLE CREEK (AP) — The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide. [Read More]
Police: Naked woman slashes 3
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McKEES ROCKS (AP) — Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex. [Read More]

All Family News

 
1ST BIRTHDAY: Adam Dyott 1ST BIRTHDAY: Adam Dyott
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Adam Scott Dyott, son of Brian Dyott and Tiffany Midock, of Elderton, will celebrate his first birthday on Aug. 9 at the Elderton Plumcreek Park with family and friends. [Read More]
WEDDING: Tracy Fisher and Dana Neely II WEDDING: Tracy Fisher and Dana Neely II
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Tracy Lynn Fisher, of Harrisburg, daughter of Ken and Debe Fisher, of Commodore, was united in marriage to Dana Clark Neely II, of Harrisburg, son of Dana C. Neely, of Cherry Tree, and Bonnie Neely, of Punxsutawney, on May 17 at Graystone Presbyterian Church, Indiana. [Read More]
30TH ANNIVERSARY: Chris and Linda Buggey 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Chris and Linda Buggey
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Chris “Hubba” Buggey and Linda (Irwin) Buggey celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on July 14. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 31
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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, July 30, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 30
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers whey you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29
3 days ago -
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, July 28, 2014 [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Stephanie Lopez and Joseph Andrie ENGAGEMENT: Stephanie Lopez and Joseph Andrie
4 days ago -
Rich and Cindy Andrie, of Homer City, have announced the engagement of their son Joseph Richard Andrie to Stephanie Christine Lopez, of Las Cruces, N.M., daughter of Andres and Priscilla Lopez. [Read More]

All World News

 
U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
10 hours ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. [Read More]
CIA apologizes for penetrating Senate computers
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the CIA has criticized the agency for penetrating a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. [Read More]
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law
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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court today upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence. [Read More]
Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site
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ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators today managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago. [Read More]
Sierra Leone declares emergency as outbreak of Ebola cases grows Sierra Leone declares emergency as outbreak of Ebola cases grows
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — As the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, the president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed. [Read More]
Israel vows to destroy Hamas-dug tunnels Israel vows to destroy Hamas-dug tunnels
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JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire,” as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely populated territory. [Read More]
House authorizes lawsuit against Obama
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WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. [Read More]
Argentina slides into default as talks fail Argentina slides into default as talks fail
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The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E. Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a position where it now has to contemplate a humbling surrender. [Read More]
State Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
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The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress. [Read More]
State police head defends fitness test
13 hours ago -
HERSHEY — The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency’s physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: IndiGO buses valuable
1 week ago -
I ride the IndiGO buses. I use the Lavender bus. [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: A timely helping hand
2 weeks ago -
On Tuesday afternoon, July 8, our dairy farm was hit with a microburst-type storm. Our heifer barn was destroyed and five large trees were uprooted. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to kind stranger
2 weeks ago -
My 1-year-old son and I were shopping at Aldi on Saturday morning when their debit machines went down. I had some cash, but not enough to cover the transaction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Seniors disappointed in bus service
3 weeks ago -
A group of us from Clairvaux Commons recently decided to go to the Indiana Mall for lunch and shopping, which we had done many times in the past. We decided to take the 10:34 bus. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for support Orenda
3 weeks ago -
Indiana County ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and their patrons, as well as private donors for helping us make our 2014 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign a major success: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A double whammy for A-R
3 weeks ago -
Apollo-Ridge school board hit property owners with a double whammy on June 26 and not only by their vote to increase expenditures to $22.9 million, thus setting in motion a 2.1 mill increase for Armstrong County property taxpayers and a 3.3 mill increase for Indiana County residents. [Read More]
Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories
3 weeks ago -
“As soon as we crested the last hill on Route 56, I could see the glow in the sky. I knew we were going to have our hands full.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A lesson in trust
3 weeks ago -
Not long ago a couple of friends and I were in Homer City as volunteers for the Ramps of Hope ministry of the Indiana District of the United Methodist Church. We were taking measurements for a person who was in need of a ramp. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No regard for life; no help when needed
3 weeks ago -
It’s happened again. My husband and I came home to find something lying on the road. It turned out to be a tiny kitten, seriously injured but still alive. Some heartless idiot dumped it here, probably by throwing it out of the car, as people have done before. [Read More]
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