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Indiana County officials get doused

Indiana County officials get doused

- JASON LEVAN

Add the Indiana County commissioners to the list of noted people around the nation who have been voluntarily drenched in the Ice Bucket Challenge, this summer’s craze to raise awareness of ALS.

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Ballroom dance club seeks beginners
11 hours ago -
The Indiana Ballroom Dance Club is offering dance classes for beginners and intermediate workshops for experienced dancers in an effort to promote ballroom dancing and to attract members to the club. [Read More]
Board selects new leadership
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CLARKSBURG — The Young Township board of supervisors selected new leadership at a reorganization meeting on Aug. 11. [Read More]
Rolling stops planned on Route 119
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Rolling stops are scheduled for Route 119 between the Route 119/422 interchange and the Route 110/119 interchange in White Township, according to PennDOT officials. [Read More]
ICCAP food distribution set
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Polka club sets dance
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ROSSITER — The Mon Valley Push band will perform from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at a dance of the Punxsutawney Area Groundhog Polka Club at the American Legion Post. [Read More]
Events planned for returning IUP students Events planned for returning IUP students
1 day ago -
A host of programming is planned this weekend to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students to the community. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board OKs air conditioning replacement BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board OKs air conditioning replacement
1 day ago - - MARGARET HARPER
BURRELL TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board accepted a bid to replace the air conditioning unit at the Blairsville Middle/High school auditorium at Wednesday’s meeting. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE: Chief considers bicycle registration program
1 day ago - - ELLEN MATIS
In an attempt to decrease the possibility of bicycles being stolen, or aid in finding a bicycle once one is, Blairsville Borough may implement a bicycle registration program. [Read More]
Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
1 day ago -
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Supervisors review bond release request
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township board of supervisors on Wednesday reviewed a mining company’s request for release from a security bond on a strip mine site in the township. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Don't be too quick to judge police in Ferguson
9 hours ago -
To law enforcement officials including first responders, security, and community leaders. [Read More]
IUP field hockey picked sixth
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LOCK HAVEN — The IUP field hockey team has been picked sixth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. Defending champion Millersville is picked to repeat as the Marauders garnered eight of the 11 first place votes. West Chester picked up a first-place vote to [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks show strengths, weaknesses in scrimmage IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks show strengths, weaknesses in scrimmage
11 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
All things considered, IUP’s scrimmage Thursday night wasn’t that bad. In fact, there were some good plays and impressive performances. [Read More]
CORRECTION
11 hours ago -
The Gazette corrects factual errors as soon as they are brought to our attention. If you see an error or omission, call Eric Ebeling, executive editor, at extension 269. [Read More]
IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule
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The IUP men’s basketball team is set to play the maximum 28 regular-season games, including a pair of two-game, early-season tournaments. IUP has 22 scheduled Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference contests and will welcome 16 schools to Indiana. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Indians improve to 2-0
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Indiana defeated Norwin, 178-198, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match on Wednesday for the Indians’ second victory on the season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls’ team scores first win
1 day ago -
Indiana won its season opener by blanking Greensburg Salem, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Wednesday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
Marion Center league seeking bowlers
1 day ago -
The Marion Center Women’s Handicap Bowling League is seeking players to fill its teams for the upcoming season, which begins Tuesday at Mohawk Lanes. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Women's basketball team announces schedule
2 days ago -
The IUP women’s basketball team will play 26 regular-season games in the 2014-15 season, with 13 teams set to visit the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Trojans nip ’Cats on courts
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DERRY — The Derry High School girls’ tennis team swept the singles matches to score a 3-2 win over Kittanning in a WPIAL Section 3-AA match. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
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Indiana police have charged Brady Buzard, 30, of Indiana, with theft. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
11 hours ago -
Two people had slight injuries following a traffic crash at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street. [Read More]
Bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty
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BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack. [Read More]
Police: Bridge flags back on U.S. soil
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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil. [Read More]
Police probe one-vehicle crash Police probe one-vehicle crash
1 day ago -
No injuries were reported after a vehicle rolled onto its side at 11:53 a.m. Wednesday on Martin Road, White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
State police at Indiana said an unknown motorist was driving west in the wrong lane of Route 286 at 11:45 p.m. Saturday when he drove into the front right side of another vehicle. The unknown driver fled the scene, police said. [Read More]
Perry enters not guilty plea Perry enters not guilty plea
1 day ago -
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. [Read More]
Hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff
1 day ago -
HARVEY, Ill. — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt. [Read More]
Man hailed for actions in deadly 422 crash Man hailed for actions in deadly 422 crash
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
PINE TOWNSHIP — Already injured when an out-of-control coal truck collided with his vehicle Tuesday morning near Strongstown, a Cambria County man climbed from the wreckage and helped to pull the driver from the coal truck as it was engulfed in fire. [Read More]
Drug kingpin receives 20-year prison sentence
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JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County man regarded as a kingpin of a regional drug distribution network was ordered Tuesday to serve 20 years in federal prison and 10 years of probation following his release, after his conviction on multiple narcotics and money-laundering charges. [Read More]

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WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini
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Kellie Elaine Ruffner, of Marion Center, and Joseph John Santini, of Plumville, were united in marriage on June 14, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Marion Center with the Rev. Carlton White officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 22
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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, Aug. 21, 2014: [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley
1 day ago -
Parker James Heigley celebrated his first birthday on July 5, 2014, with a Thomas the Train party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller
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Ava Bryn Miller celebrated her second birthday on July 12, 2014. She is the daughter of Ian and Jessica Miller, of Blairsville, and the little sister of Andrew Henry Miller IV. [Read More]
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded
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The Knights of Columbus, Father McNelis Council 1481, Indiana, presented the $1,500 Frank Sibley Scholarship to Grace Williams on Wednesday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 21
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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, Aug. 20, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Laura Merle and Tyler Hughes WEDDING: Laura Merle and Tyler Hughes
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Laura Renee Merle, of Seward, and Tyler David Hughes, of New Florence, were united in marriage on June 28, 2014, at Belmont United Methodist Church, Johnstown. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 20
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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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Pentagon broke law with swap, GAO finds Pentagon broke law with swap, GAO finds
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. [Read More]
National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson
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FERGUSON, Mo. — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. [Read More]
Study finds brains with autism fail to trim synapses
11 hours ago -
As a baby’s brain develops, there is an explosion of synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and receive signals. [Read More]
Top U.S. general warns of militant strength in Syria
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WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group cannot be defeated unless the United States or its partners take on the Sunni militants in Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. [Read More]
Ebola patients leave Georgia hospital Ebola patients leave Georgia hospital
11 hours ago -
ATLANTA — To evaluate the condition of Dr. Kent Brantly, the American aid worker who became the first person to be treated for Ebola in the United States, all anyone needed to do Thursday was notice what he was not wearing. [Read More]
Tomalis’ activity report released
11 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The state Education Department is releasing electronic ID card records that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at headquarters working 126 days this year. [Read More]
Seven charged with drug trafficking
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities said they have broken up a million-dollar narcotics trafficking operation between New York City and western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty
11 hours ago -
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack. [Read More]
Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed
11 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett attacked Democratic challenger Tom Wolf’s plan to shift more of Pennsylvania’s income tax onto the wealthiest taxpayers, saying it is skimpy on details and faces legal and political obstacles that likely would prevent it from becoming law. [Read More]
Lawyer: Restaurant had other chemical burn
11 hours ago -
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: No time or money for political drivel
3 days ago -
In response to the Aug 11 “As I see it” column by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Sunday’s response by Gordon Knox: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: House lawsuit has questionable motives
3 days ago -
On Aug. 11, the Gazette carried an explanation by Congressman Bill Shuster (“The rights of many over the will of one”) regarding the House lawsuit against President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Complaints about transit service
6 days ago -
I had an appointment one morning for Dr. Nesper at 9 a.m. I had called the transit and ordered the transit to get me there on time. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: President fails to lead on immigration issue
6 days ago -
President Barack Obama refuses to secure our southern border and as such we are being flooded with tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Focus on state needs, not suing Obama
6 days ago -
In response to Monday’s op-ed by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, “The rights of many over the will of one”: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Son Day was wonderful
1 week ago -
Clymer and other towns nearby are often mentioned in The Indiana Gazette in articles about activities that are not condoned by law enforcement or most citizens. [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: Triathlon organizers grateful for support
1 week ago -
The 18th annual Jackie Kallal Triathlon was very successful in spite of the fact that there were fewer participants this year than in the recent past. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: My dad would make a great state rep
1 week ago -
I have never seen my dad, Kevin Freeberg, happier than when he is recalling memories of helping kids during his 34-year tenure as an Indiana schoolteacher. That is, until he joined the campaign for state representative of the 62nd District. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Closing a school beyond reasoning?
1 week ago -
The summer 2014 issue of the IASD Indiana Reporter has been published and distributed, and, if they believe their reasoning for not moving the fifth grade and closing a school makes sense, it doesn’t to me. [Read More]
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