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Snake enthusiast bags first rattler

Snake enthusiast bags first rattler

- TERI ENCISO

Dustin Learn, of Home, caught his first timber rattlesnake in Cambria County on Thursday, the final day of the Fish and Boat Commission’s 2014 designated season for hunting rattlesnakes.

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Victim identified in Blairsville blaze Victim identified in Blairsville blaze
8 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — The Indiana County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in Wednesday’s downtown business district fire as Paul Eugene Tressler, 69, of Shady Hollow Road, Blairsville. [Read More]
Window project gives new look to field house Window project gives new look to field house
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Employees of Glass Mender of Altoona replaced windows and doors Thursday at Memorial Field House at IUP. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Jim, Bon Worth, Legion, Gladys, John INSIDE INDIANA: Jim, Bon Worth, Legion, Gladys, John
8 hours ago - - BILL HASTINGS
Well wishes are in order for the owners of Environmental Pest Management, founded by Jim Rice in 1974 as Rice Exterminating, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. [Read More]
Proposals sought for study
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The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development and planning partners is presenting a request for proposals for the preparation of a preliminary engineering study for the Indiana Multimodal Corridor. [Read More]
Housing plan review scheduled
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The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development invites final public review and comment on the “Draft Indiana County Housing Plan,” open to a final 45-day review and public comment period through Sept. 15. [Read More]
Day center receives aquarium Day center receives aquarium
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A national program is bringing aquariums to the Family Promise Day Centers, including the White Township location at Covenant Way Church at 1292 Old Route 119 north of Indiana. [Read More]
Senior centers offering new events
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Elvis Week, fitness classes being held at area senior centers: [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]
IUP starts fourth year of water-testing contract
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members and students will move into year four of testing water from the Beaver Run Reservoir as a result of a $75,000 contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. [Read More]
Grocery auction planned
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A grocery auction will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Run Sportsman’s Club, 1668 Sebring Road, Marion Center. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
GOLF: Meadow Lane names winners
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The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
Tennis lovers get good news Tennis lovers get good news
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Workers for White Township have resurfaced the area tennis courts. [Read More]
BASEBALL: Hempfield East wins legion tournament
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Hempfield East beat Albion, 12-0, to win the Youth Legion Western Region baseball tournament that concluded in Punxsutawney on Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Handful of Heritage teams have experience HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Handful of Heritage teams have experience
1 day ago - - CARLY KROUSE
ARMAGH — One thing is certain following the Heritage Conference’s football media day Wednesday morning — experience will be a key factor in the league’s final standings. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: Colts take 2-1 lead in semifinals
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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
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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
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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
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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]

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Victim identified in Blairsville blaze Victim identified in Blairsville blaze
8 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — The Indiana County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in Wednesday’s downtown business district fire as Paul Eugene Tressler, 69, of Shady Hollow Road, Blairsville. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Ryen Pedmo, of Allport, Clearfield County, told state police that some electronic devices were stolen between 6 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday by guests attending a party at his residence at Apartment 322, 100 Grove Lane. [Read More]
Judge to rule in tampering case
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge must now decide whether to toss out evidence in the trial of a former judge accused of having stolen cocaine from evidence files several years ago. [Read More]
Body found in rubble of Blairsville fire
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Body found in rubble of Blairsville fire
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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. [Read More]
Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
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Fire ravages Blairsville; 2 buildings destroyed, one person still missing
1 day 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]
Shooting suspect faces new charges
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
Eagan Minich, the 29-year-old White Township man awaiting trial on charges of attempted homicide has now also been charged with possessing a firearm without a license and tampering with evidence in another shooting while free on bond. [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
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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]

All Family News

 
WEDDING: Lindsey Anderson and Ryen Sawyer WEDDING: Lindsey Anderson and Ryen Sawyer
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Lindsey Marie Anderson, of Smicksburg, and Ryen Thomas Sawyer, of Rochester Mills, were united in marriage on June 21, 2014, at Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. R. Bruce Shannon officiating. [Read More]
IUP lists area spring graduates
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The following local students have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 1
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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 31, 2014: [Read More]
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
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 30, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 30
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers whey you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July
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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. [Read More]
Cease-fire in Gaza unravels
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled today as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling. [Read More]
Team preps search at Ukraine crash site Team preps search at Ukraine crash site
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HRABOVE, Ukraine — A team of several dozen international investigators descended today on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene. [Read More]
Obama foreign policy gets low marks
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WASHINGTON — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. [Read More]
Network planned to bring power to east Network planned to bring power to east
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HARRISBURG — PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard. [Read More]
Iconic Bayer sign to go dark
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An iconic sign atop Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington won’t have the Bayer name in lights much longer. [Read More]
Testimony, advocates clash at hearings Testimony, advocates clash at hearings
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PITTSBURGH — Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city’s federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations. [Read More]
Judge to rule in tampering case
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge must now decide whether to toss out evidence in the trial of a former judge accused of having stolen cocaine from evidence files several years ago. [Read More]
NASA to test making oxygen on Mars
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WASHINGTON — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade. [Read More]
Scientists map evolution of dinosaurs to birds Scientists map evolution of dinosaurs to birds
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WASHINGTON — Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Reed's school tax plan too little, too late
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My name is Kevin Freeberg, and I’m running for Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives in the 62nd District against Dave Reed. I’ve taught in the Indiana Area School District for 34 years. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Immigrant children would be good for U.S.
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In his column Sunday, “Perry makes bold move on border,” Cal Thomas once again displays a selective memory on historical events and a very selective concept of American values. [Read More]
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
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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]
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