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Festival of Lights to open for finale

Festival of Lights to open for finale

- RANDY WELLS

ERNEST — When the plug is pulled on the Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park for the final time New Year’s Day, it may be the start of a generally improved Indiana County Parks & Trails system.

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Treasures gift recipients hope to return favor
3 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
With the birth of a premature son in September, the Smith family’s finances were thrown into disarray. [Read More]
Quota donates to Miracle League Quota donates to Miracle League
3 hours ago -
Quota of Indiana, Pa. Inc. recently donated $3,000 to the local Miracle League. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: Grandiose marshals set tone for parade CARL KOLOGIE: Grandiose marshals set tone for parade
3 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
Who wudda’ thunk it? [Read More]
IUP bestows young alumni award IUP bestows young alumni award
3 hours ago -
Michael Jarvis, a native of Indiana, has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Award. [Read More]
JEFFREY TOBIN: Believe it -- or not JEFFREY TOBIN: Believe it -- or not
3 hours ago - - JEFF TOBIN
Rational atheists pride themselves on rational thought; there is no scientific proof of God’s existence. But when it comes to studying the effects of believing in God, they’ve got some real thinking to do. [Read More]
CFO of the year named CFO of the year named
3 hours ago -
Darrin Mikula, chief financial officer for the Community Guidance Center in White Township, was recently named one of Pittsburgh Business Times’ CFO of the Year award winners. [Read More]
First Commonwealth hires vice president First Commonwealth hires vice president
3 hours ago -
First Commonwealth Financial Corp. has hired David B. Buckiso as executive vice president, wealth services for First Commonwealth Bank. [Read More]
Community church events planned
4 hours ago -
Periodically in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family and community related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Notary seminars to be held
4 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries will hold several educational seminars in December for Indiana County notaries. [Read More]
Historical society to meet
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BLAIRSVILLE — The monthly membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the social hall of the Presbyterian Church, North Walnut Street, Blairsville. [Read More]

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IUP 82, SETON HILL 64: Hawks stay on hot streak IUP 82, SETON HILL 64: Hawks stay on hot streak
3 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
By Tony Coccagna [Read More]
IUP WOMEN 73, SETON HILL 64: Hawks stay unbeaten IUP WOMEN 73, SETON HILL 64: Hawks stay unbeaten
3 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
GREENSBURG — While IUP experienced its share of lapses Saturday, when crunch time came, the unbeaten Crimson Hawks closed the door on a feisty Seton Hill team. [Read More]
Stapleton decides on football, JMU Stapleton decides on football, JMU
3 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The numbers spoke and Riley Stapleton listened. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Ofman moves on to NCAAs IUP ROUNDUP: Ofman moves on to NCAAs
3 hours ago -
Senior Ray Ofman earned an individual berth in the NCAA championships, but the IUP men’s cross country team just missed out as they competed in the 2014 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships on Saturday in Slippery Rock. [Read More]
Sitting Bulls set fundraiser
4 hours ago -
JOHNSTOWN — With the help of the Johnstown Tomahawks, and in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the team, the Sitting Bulls sled hockey team will hold an exhibition game at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo suffers through 'frustrating' season ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo suffers through 'frustrating' season
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Even for elite student-athletes like Angel Piccirillo, balancing academics and athletics can sometimes seem like a never-ending battle. [Read More]
Penns Manor claims title Penns Manor claims title
2 days ago -
The Penns Manor Junior High girls’ basketball team won the championship in the Doug West League at The Summit Gym in Altoona on Nov. 1. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Sitting Bulls set fundraiser
2 days ago -
JOHNSTOWN — With the help of the Johnstown Tomahawks, and in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the team, the Sitting Bulls sled hockey team will hold an exhibition game at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks place 11 on All-PSAC team IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks place 11 on All-PSAC team
3 days ago -
IUP’s Drew Carswell, Walt Pegues, Karon Gibson and Kevin Clarke were chosen for the first team as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced its postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks find a way to win IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks find a way to win
3 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
In a long basketball season, a team has to find various ways to win. IUP did it with defense and an inside presence Wednesday night. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
3 hours ago -
Austin Szalkowski, 20, of Lucernemines, was charged Wednesday by Indiana Borough police with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic infraction stemming [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that a building owned by Patrick Bowman at 1707 Warren Road sustained substantial damage at 8 p.m. Wednesday when Bin Wang, of Ontario, Canada, backed a vehicle against the side of the structure. [Read More]
Ferguson jury still deliberating, group says Ferguson jury still deliberating, group says
4 hours ago -
FERGUSON, Mo. — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. [Read More]
Plans to sell prison hit snag
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ALTOONA (AP) — Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues. The Altoona Mirror reported Saturday that a local county official said the sale also is encountering related legal issues. [Read More]
Ex-state worker charged with theft
4 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges. [Read More]
Jury convicts driver in death
4 hours ago -
YORK (AP) — A York County jury has convicted a central Pennsylvania man in the death of a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic last year. [Read More]
Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo
4 hours ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo has died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene. [Read More]
Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
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BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. [Read More]
Cops: Dad errantly shoots, kills son while hunting
4 hours ago -
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
19 hours ago -
Indiana police said Zachary Gerlesky, 19, of Cherry Tree, and two male juveniles had drug paraphernalia at 6:23 p.m. Nov. 8, along the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]

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HONOR ROLL: Lenape Tech
3 hours ago -
FORD CITY — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first grading period at Lenape Tech: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Nov. 23
4 hours ago -
Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
4 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Nov. 21, 2014: [Read More]
County 4-H members achieve top honors County 4-H members achieve top honors
18 hours ago -
Fourteen Indiana County 4-H members recently attended State 4-H Achievement Days at Penn State University. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Chanel Sherry SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Chanel Sherry
18 hours ago -
Chanel R. Sherry has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center senior of the month for September. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Collin Butterworth STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Collin Butterworth
18 hours ago -
Collin D. Butterworth has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for November. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alexis McConnell SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alexis McConnell
18 hours ago -
The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently announced the selection of Alexis McConnell as Senior of the Month for October at Blairsville High School. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alyssa Kuhner SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alyssa Kuhner
18 hours ago -
Alyssa R. Kuhner has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center senior of the month for October. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Nov 22
19 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Nov. 21
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Flood threat looms after N.Y. snow Flood threat looms after N.Y. snow
4 hours ago -
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. [Read More]
Cost of Thanksgiving going up, but not by much
4 hours ago -
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here’s something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won’t empty your wallet. [Read More]
Ferguson jury still deliberating, group says Ferguson jury still deliberating, group says
4 hours ago -
FERGUSON, Mo. — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. [Read More]
VIEWING HARRISBURG: Top officials' salaries grow with inflation
4 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania’s top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats. [Read More]
Ex-nuke commander linked to fake poker chips Ex-nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
4 hours ago -
The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by AP. [Read More]
Plans to sell prison hit snag
4 hours ago -
ALTOONA (AP) — Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues. The Altoona Mirror reported Saturday that a local county official said the sale also is encountering related legal issues. [Read More]
Ex-state worker charged with theft
4 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges. [Read More]
Official: S.D. man kills 4, including self, wounds 1
4 hours ago -
A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said. [Read More]
Republican-led Benghazi inquiry backs administration
4 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — A Republican-led investigation into the fatal 2012 attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya, has reached conclusions similar to at least five other government inquiries into the episode, finding little evidence to back up Republican lawmakers’ most damning accusations about how t [Read More]
City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off
4 hours ago -
KEENE, N.H. — The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from “the king’s tariff.” [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Who's really got the mandate?
5 days ago -
Mandate, mandate, who’s got the mandate? Despite attempts to kill democracy through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a partisan Supreme Court that opened the floodgates for obscene amounts of money to buy candidates, progressive thinkers always win — eventually. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: UM Kairos Response launches boycott
5 days ago -
United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) has announced a global boycott of six product lines produced in illegal Israeli settlements of the West Bank. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Clarifying the record on Rec Board funding
6 days ago -
As a former chair of the Indiana Recreation and Parks Board, I would like to clarify some grossly inaccurate comments given by Indiana school board President Tom Harley at the recent school board meeting concerning the budget for the Rec Department. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Protest vs. rioting: The way forward
6 days ago -
Throughout American history, protests and civil disobedience have played important roles. Around the world there have been countless examples of nonviolent movements that have changed the course of history: Martin Luther King and Gandhi are two examples. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Education of students takes top priority
1 week ago -
The results from the state performance scores were published in the Gazette on Nov. 7. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Grass-roots effort behind Dush victory
1 week ago -
District 66 residents of northern Indiana County are amazing! Giving Cris Dush an almost 3-to-1 margin of victory, these folks were truly “engaged” in this race. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Veterans to the fore of parade
1 week ago -
I attended the annual Veterans Day parade here in Indiana. I do think it is so important to recognize our veterans; however, I also think the parade lineup needs to be rearranged. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A fond memory of Dr. Betts
1 week ago -
In 1961 I arrived in Indiana to begin a 30-year career in the Mathematics Department at IUP. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Honoring nurse practitioners
1 week ago -
Nov. 9-15 is National Nurse Practitioner Week. It is a time to recognize and thank these health care providers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council praised for proposed library funds
2 weeks ago -
I was delighted to read about Indiana Borough’s decision to increase the local tax dedicated to the Indiana Free Library. [Read More]
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