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Students offer ideas for future Students offer ideas for future
1 hour ago - - SEAN YODER
Students from Indiana Area School District participated in planning sessions Wednesday morning for the Indiana Community University District workshops. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials adopt housing plan
1 hour ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday adopted the Indiana County Housing Plan as an addition to the county’s comprehensive plan, and designated it as the guiding document for all policy and development efforts regarding housing in the county during the next decade. [Read More]
S&T Bankcorp to buy Integrity
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Indiana-based S&T Bancorp Inc. will acquire Integrity Bancshares in a $155 million deal that will represent an expansion into southcentral Pennsylvania for S&T. [Read More]
It makes cents to stretch your dollars It makes cents to stretch your dollars
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Here's your complete resource for money-saving and budget-stretching tips, recession-proofing and economy-busting ideas, and -- who knows -- maybe even your lucky numbers. [Read More]
Planners begin workshop series
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
The Indiana Community University District finished its first full day of workshops on Tuesday. [Read More]
INDIANA: School directors OK salary, benefits packages for administrators
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Indiana Area School District administrators have been granted overdue updates to their salary and benefit packages. [Read More]
County projects receive $3 million in grants
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded $3.4 million in state Multimodal Transportation Funding grants for projects in Indiana County. [Read More]
Safety Awareness Workshop held by Arc Safety Awareness Workshop held by Arc
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The Arc of Indiana County held a Safety Awareness Workshop on Oct. 15 at Rustic Lodge, White Township. [Read More]
Historic ballets to be performed at IUP Historic ballets to be performed at IUP
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The Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present “An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance” on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center. [Read More]
CLUB NEWS: Garden Club holds meeting
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A roundup of activities of local groups as submitted to The Indiana Gazette. Write to to have your organization's reports included in the periodic club news column in the Gazette and on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

WPIAL Football playoffs schedule WPIAL Football playoffs schedule
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The WPIAL football playoffs begin Friday in all four classifications [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place
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IUP improved by 14 strokes and moved up five spots to finish fifth in the Rock Barn Intercollegiate golf tournament hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Since he took over the IUP football program, Curt Cignetti has never lost a game in the month of November. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line rebounds with win VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line rebounds with win
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
PURCHASE LINE — The sting that came from falling one win shy of winning its first Heritage Conference title vanished for the Purchase Line girls’ volleyball team the instant it exacted revenge on Blairsville on Tuesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams ousted from playoffs
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PHILIPSBURG — Ligonier Valley, the No. 3 seed in the District 6 Class AA girls’ volleyball playoffs, fell to No. 6-seeded Westmont Hilltop, 25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, in a quarterfinal match Tuesday evening at Philipsburg-Osceola High School. [Read More]
Piranhas take medals
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Luca and Yana Naronha finished first in every event they swam, leading the YMCA of Indiana County’s Piranhas swimming team as it opened its winter season at the New Castle Fall Classic Invitational at Youngstown State University last weekend. [Read More]
IYHA team scores win
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The Indiana Youth Hockey Association’s Pee Wee Red team defeated Butler Valley, 5-2, on Sunday. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Connor Tshudy End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Connor Tshudy
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Think Indiana football and a few names automatically spring to mind: quarterback Jake Zilinskas and the Stapleton brothers, Riley and Dylan, the big-play receivers. [Read More]
Indiana gets home game to start WPIAL playoffs Indiana gets home game to start WPIAL playoffs
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Indiana will open the playoffs at the best place imaginable: at home. [Read More]
IUP-Pitt tickets are on sale
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Tickets for IUP’s exhibition basketball game at Pitt on Friday at 7 p.m. are on sale at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]

All Police News

Man accused of sexual assault to face trial
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BLAIRSVILLE — A New York man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl in Burrell Township waived to court the charges against him. [Read More]
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police cited Angela Sedota, 19, of Pittsburgh, with underage drinking and public drunkenness at 2:44 a.m. Saturday on Garman Avenue near the S.W. Jack Cogeneration Plant. Citations were filed Wednesday in Indiana District Court. [Read More]
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East Wheatfield Township [Read More]
Man sentenced for violating drug laws
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JOHNSTOWN — A resident of Blairsville was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Johnstown to 24 months in prison and five years supervised release for his conviction on violating federal narcotics laws, according to U.S. Attorney David Hickton. [Read More]
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Homer City police are investigating an assault and attempted strong-arm robbery just before 10 p.m. Tuesday along Ridge Avenue. [Read More]
Man waives hearing in hospital shooting
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YEADON — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor returned fire appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday but waived his preliminary hearing. [Read More]
Bank robbery suspect pulls plea
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
The sentencing of an Indiana man for bank robbery was continued Monday after he withdrew a nolo contendere plea he entered in September. [Read More]
2 days ago -
Borough police reported that someone threw a rock at a second story window in the 1100 block of Church Street, causing it to shatter, sometime during the month of October, according to a report released Monday. [Read More]
2 days ago -
An Indiana man suffered minor injuries after his motorcycle was struck from behind on Sunday at 5:45 p.m. on Route 286 at Abbey Road. [Read More]
Unmanned balloon helps in manhunt
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CANADENSIS (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they are using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month. [Read More]

All Family News

BIRTH: Joshua Forrest Arrmstrong
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Joshua Forrest Armstrong was born Aug. 29, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches. He is the son of Vince and Brenda (Morgan) Armstrong, of Marion Center. His big brother is Jacob Armstrong, 2. [Read More]
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Anson Blazek, son of Tim Blazek and Michelle Dornsife, of Parma, Ohio, celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 30 with a zoo animal themed party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips
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Abigail Phillips celebrated her second birthday on April 12. She celebrated with her older sister, Alexis, and her parents, Shawn and Melanie (Shandick) Phillips, of Mars, at her Sophia-themed party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong
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Jacob Gunner Armstrong celebrated his second birthday on May 3 with a horse-themed party with family and friends. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 30
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 29
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 28, 2014: [Read More]
How to send your family news to us How to send your family news to us
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Please follow these guides for sending birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday and other announcements for the Family News section of The Indiana Gazette and The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 28
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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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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 27, 2014: [Read More]

All World News

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine
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FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise today, leaving her home for a bike ride. [Read More]
Peshmerga troops start entering embattled Syrian border town Peshmerga troops start entering embattled Syrian border town
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SURUC, Turkey — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey today, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. [Read More]
Russian engines suspected in blast
1 hour ago -
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. [Read More]
Is U.S. ready to stop Ebola?
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The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network. [Read More]
Wolf would seek to undo cuts in poverty programs
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HARRISBURG — If elected, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would try to restore cuts or restrictions imposed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to a couple key poverty programs, his campaign said this week. [Read More]
Fed ends bond-buying program Fed ends bond-buying program
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WASHINGTON — In a series of sweeping campaigns to revive the American economy, the Federal Reserve has spent much of the last six years purchasing trillions of dollars of bonds. Now it is done. [Read More]
Economy up 3.5 percent in third quarter
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. [Read More]
Family with 12 boys awaiting baby 13
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ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they’re sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they’re having a boy or girl, they said they’d be shocked if their streak is broken. [Read More]
Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge
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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in central Alabama said a man’s own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. [Read More]
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change' Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

Letter to the editor: Cast vote for integrity on Election Day
2 days ago -
As Election Day approaches, many voters have become aware of the need for fresh leaders willing to serve with integrity. On Election Day, I will vote for Democrat Kevin Freeberg, who has served the Indiana School District for 32 years as an instructor of American history and politics. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Candidate Dush responds to criticisms
2 days ago -
I want to address a couple of comments about me in a letter Thursday (“Voting for Democrat this time”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wolf, Freeberg offer refreshing alternative
3 days ago -
The election on Nov. 4 will be an important one, especially for Democrats. Typically, many individuals do not bother to vote during midterm elections. However, your vote counts and no matter where you live, it is essential that you exercise this right. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Smart voters in an era of polarization
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A smart voter will vote for the person who will represent them much like an attorney. You expect your attorney/representative to do research and develop public policy that will benefit his/her constituents. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Display of civic consciousness applauded
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The attendance at the Candidates’ Night Forum at Aging Services in Indiana on Tuesday night was heartening — a little over 360 people braving the rain and first cold night of the season. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: 'Beyond Poverty': Who wins?
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In his recent Gazette interview, state Rep. Dave Reed congratulated himself for having initiated Republican Policy Committee hearings around Pennsylvania on problems of poverty and producing a “preliminary report,” “Beyond Poverty.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reed's leadership critical for our future
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Instead of stating political reasons to support a candidate for state representative, I will offer a practical point of view developed through firsthand experience. I support Dave Reed’s re-election because Indiana County needs his thoughtful leadership in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Lax oversight of gas industry
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I am very concerned about the Marcellus shale natural gas industry’s fracking process and the potential for contaminating our drinking water. If this occurs, what do we do? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Money - It's a gas
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In 2011, the Marcellus Coalition commissioned a study that found there were 2,300 Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania that could produce almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Comparable gas prices at that time were $3.62 per 1,000 cubic feet (October 2011 EIA wellhead price). [Read More]
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Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
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