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The annual Make a Difference Day, a national program through USA Weekend, is set for Saturday.

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW
10 hours ago -
Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of Oct. 12-18: [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Cris Dush, Republican for 66th District CAMPAIGN 2014: Cris Dush, Republican for 66th District
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Residents of the 66th District will soon have a new representative in the state House for the first time in 28 years. Rep. Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney, the Speaker of the House, announced in February he would not seek re-election to a 15th term. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Toby Santik, Democrat for 66th District CAMPAIGN 2014: Toby Santik, Democrat for 66th District
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
Residents of the 66th District will soon have a new representative in the state House for the first time in 28 years. Rep. Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney, the Speaker of the House, announced in February he would not seek re-election to a 15th term. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
1 day ago -
All events are held in Indiana unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Commissioners honor women in business Commissioners honor women in business
1 day ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
The Indiana County commissioners marked National Business Women’s Week (Oct. 20-24) with a proclamation at their meeting last week. [Read More]
Career workshops set Thursday Career workshops set Thursday
1 day ago -
The JobConneXion and Pennsylvania Career Link are sponsoring three workshops on Thursday at the Holiday Inn in White Township. [Read More]
Children's commission puts on a day of fun Children's commission puts on a day of fun
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Alyssa Delesandro, 10, daughter of Nicole Delesandro, of Indiana, became a human bowling ball as part Saturday’s Day of Play. [Read More]
Hospital hosts centennial celebration Hospital hosts centennial celebration
1 day ago -
A big crowd helped mark the 100th anniversary of Indiana Hospital. [Read More]
Cycle group supports county food program Cycle group supports county food program
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
The Blairsville Eagle Riders recently donated $3,400 to the Indiana County Food Bank. [Read More]
Hills of Home gets new owner
1 day ago -
HOME — After about 29 years of service in Home, Hills of Home Farm Market has closed its doors. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Lee breaks rushing record, but Wildcats lose Lee breaks rushing record, but Wildcats lose
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
HOMER CITY — On a night in which Homer-Center squandered far too many opportunities to best playoff-bound West Middlesex, senior Ean Lee could only wait patiently for his chance to rewrite school history. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Turnovers crush Hawks' chances IUP FOOTBALL: Turnovers crush Hawks' chances
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
CALIFORNIA — Football coaches often like to point to statistics when they explain why their team won or lost. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks have success at SPIRE Open IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks have success at SPIRE Open
1 day ago -
IUP men’s and women’s swimmers totaled 20 victories in 30 events at the season-opening SPIRE Open on Saturday afternoon in Geneva, Ohio. [Read More]
Lee breaks record in Wildcats' loss
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — West Middlesex scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to roll over previously once-beaten Homer-Center, 34-6, in a non-conference football game Saturday at Memorial Field. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Sloppy play hands game to Vulcans IUP FOOTBALL: Sloppy play hands game to Vulcans
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
CALIFORNIA — IUP made too many mistakes, and those faults ended up being the difference today. [Read More]
IUP drops volleyball match
2 days ago -
IUP lost to Slippery Rock, 26-24, 25-20, 25-20, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s volleyball match Friday night at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]
Basketball clinic set at Apollo-Ridge
2 days ago -
SPRING CHURCH — The Armstrong County Basketball Clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Apollo-Ridge High School gym. [Read More]
Colts to hold baseball camp
2 days ago -
NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria baseball will host its second annual winter camp from Dec. 27 to 30 at the elementary school. [Read More]
End Zone Extra: Friday night football scores End Zone Extra: Friday night football scores
2 days ago -
Scores from the top matchups in the area on Friday, Oct. 17. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks going all-in at Coal Bowl IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks going all-in at Coal Bowl
3 days ago -
Let’s make this clear: Neither the IUP Crimson Hawks nor the California Vulcans can win anything Saturday other than a football game. [Read More]

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Clymer murder trial to begin
1 day ago -
Jury selection will begin Monday in the Indiana County Court House for the second of two suspects charged in the drug-related slaying of James “Pork” Alexander, of Ernest, on a walking trail in Clymer. [Read More]
Rescue tip helps firefighters free man
1 day ago -
Indiana volunteer firefighters have learned that it pays to take notes — or at least pay attention — to the smallest of details taught in classes, workshops, seminars and training programs. [Read More]
Fan short-circuits in Blairsville
1 day ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — Fire officials said a short circuit in a ceiling-mounted fan generated some smoke but caused no structural damage in a house Saturday evening. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Somebody stole a lacrosse stick, lacrosse gloves and a sleeping bag between 6 p.m. Friday night and 6:30 a.m. Saturday from a vehicle parked on the 1000-block of School Street, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
1 day ago -
Samantha Baker, 26, of Ford City, was transported to Forbes Regional Health Center for treatment of injuries following an accident at 3 p.m. Monday on Route 819, police reported. [Read More]
Police: Woman reports ambush suspect sighting
1 day ago -
CANADENSIS (AP) — A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, officials said Saturday. [Read More]
2 adults, 4 children die in house fire 2 adults, 4 children die in house fire
1 day ago -
MCKEESPORT — The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones, family members said. [Read More]
Two Pennsylvania residents die in New Jersey crash
1 day ago -
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania residents were killed when their cars collided head-on in central New Jersey. [Read More]
Police: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student Police: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student
1 day ago -
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. [Read More]
Aspiring model, pilot arrested in drug bust
1 day ago -
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An aspiring model and a private pilot, both from Canada, have been arrested on federal drug charges in Southern California after authorities say they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth roughly $2 million. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 19
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: David Zimmerman BOY OF THE MONTH: David Zimmerman
2 days ago -
The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected David Zimmerman as the boy of the month for October, the 682nd Boy of the Month since the program began. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 18
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 17, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 17
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 16 [Read More]
1ST BIRTHDAY: Graham Chase Mahaffey 1ST BIRTHDAY: Graham Chase Mahaffey
4 days ago -
Graham Chase Mahaffey, son of Greg and Audrey Mahaffey, of Cookport, celebrated his first birthday Oct. 10, 2014. [Read More]
Junior Hawk participates in homecoming game Junior Hawk participates in homecoming game
4 days ago -
Cael Long, 11, of Hollidaysburg, was picked a winner of the IUP Junior Hawk contest to participate in the Oct. 11 Indiana University of Pennsylvania football game against Seton Hill. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 16
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
4 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 15, 2014 [Read More]

All World News

 
Report: Ebola response bungled
1 day ago -
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa. [Read More]
Catholic bishops split, scrap welcome to gays Catholic bishops split, scrap welcome to gays
1 day ago -
VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. [Read More]
U.S.-led strike kills 8 in IS-held Syrian town
1 day ago -
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a gas distribution facility in a stronghold of the Islamic State group set off a series of secondary explosions and killed at least eight people in eastern Syria, activists said Saturday. [Read More]
Small rise in Social Security benefits expected
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. [Read More]
Elk herd thriving amid drilling boom
1 day ago -
BRADFORD — Nearly seven years into Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale drilling boom, wildlife officials say the state’s elk population continues to flourish despite concerns about industrial footprints, wildlife displacement and habitat degradation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Voters give Wolf edge in likeability
1 day ago -
Many Pennsylvania voters who plan to vote for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf know little about him but are lining up behind the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, according to Associated Press interviews with voters across the state. [Read More]
Police: Woman reports ambush suspect sighting
1 day ago -
CANADENSIS (AP) — A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, officials said Saturday. [Read More]
Obama's credit card declined
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is charged with watching the president’s back, but who’s watching his wallet? [Read More]
2 adults, 4 children die in house fire 2 adults, 4 children die in house fire
1 day ago -
MCKEESPORT — The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones, family members said. [Read More]
Journalist ‘tried to see the good’
1 day ago -
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in people, friends said Saturday at a memorial for the New Hampshire man murdered by Islamic State group extremists. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Who will tell chickens they're in every pot?
1 day ago -
The homeowners will be joyous and the teachers will have more money to teach our kids. Those rich gas companies that employ thousands of our neighbors finally get what they deserve; make them pay. Make the coal mines pay; some of them have lots of money. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg will advocate for middle class
1 day ago -
Voters of Pennsylvania’s 62nd Legislative District: For the first time in eight years, we have a choice: career politician Dave Reed or challenger Kevin Freeberg. When you choose, consider the issues: [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Is Wolf attempting to deceive voters?
2 days ago -
Hunters and supporters of the Second Amendment, there is a new sportmen’s group you may want to check into. It is “Sportsmen for Wolf.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Importance of establishing a living wage
2 days ago -
A May report of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce estimated a taxpayer cost of $3,015 per underpaid Walmart employee relying on taxpayer-funded programs (“The Walton Family: America’s New Robber Barons”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Borough street also problem
4 days ago -
I just finished reading the Oct. 9 article regarding a resident’s request to lower the speed limit on Maple Street in White Township from 35 mph to 25. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The consequences of White's letter
4 days ago -
I was most pleased to read the article about Sen. Don White dissing Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (“White rips Senate leader,” Oct. 11). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lives changed in a split second
4 days ago -
My wife has been ill for a number of years and we obtained a “rescue” Yorkshire terrier named Rocky that was so scared and tiny but, boy, was he full of life. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Dush No. 1 for northern Indiana County
5 days ago -
Which is the better candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in District 66 (Jefferson County and northern Indiana County)? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: 9th District - A dynasty or a diffference?
5 days ago -
Bill Shuster’s father held the 9th Congressional District seat for 28 years, plus Bill added 13 more for a total of over 40 years, creating a Shuster dynasty. Serving in Congress should be an honor and not a lifetime career. [Read More]
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