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TransAsia Airways plane crashes off Taiwan, killing dozens

TransAsia Airways plane crashes off Taiwan, killing dozens

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Dozens of people aboard a plane flying to a Taiwanese island were killed Wednesday when the aircraft crashed in bad weather during an emergency landing, Taiwan’s Transportation Ministry said.

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Church helps to fight hunger through social justice project Church helps to fight hunger through social justice project
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The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana social justice project focus is to assist fighting hunger in Indiana County. In addition to donations made through the congregation, a grant was received from Martin’s Food Store in White Township. [Read More]
String concert scheduled
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Celebrate summer with friends during a Concert in the Courtyard, a musical performance featuring The Chamber of Strings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Garden tour rescheduled
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Friends of the Parks has rescheduled its program, “Taste and Tour Our Community Garden,” for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Indiana Community Garden at Mack Park. Last week’s program was rained out. [Read More]
Upcoming community events announced
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The Gazette presents this series of announcements of dinners, fundraising events, picnics, reunions, dances, bingo games and more, all happening in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Area agencies welcome youth volunteers Area agencies welcome youth volunteers
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]
State's first lady to reveal arts awards honorees State's first lady to reveal arts awards honorees
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Indiana’s future role as this year’s arts capital of Pennsylvania will become a little clearer this week as the 2014 winners of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be announced at a media event in town. [Read More]
Historical society taps new executive director Historical society taps new executive director
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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County is under new leadership. [Read More]
Friends of the Parks holding community garden event Friends of the Parks holding community garden event
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
Taste the Four Seasons of a Home-Grown Garden, a Friends of the Parks event, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at the Indiana Community Garden near the Sixth Street entrance of Mack Park in White Township. [Read More]
Gallery holds summer art camp Gallery holds summer art camp
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Lauren Makara, 14, left, of Indiana, and Hannah Colen, 15, of State College, worked on a project at The Artists Hand Gallery in Indiana during the Indiana Art Association’s Arts Camp for junior and senior high students this week. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Board approves lunchtime changes MARION CENTER: Board approves lunchtime changes
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
MARION CENTER — Students can expect a quicker and more efficient walk through the cafeteria meal line when classes open for the new term next month at Marion Center Area School District. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
AROUND THE AREA: CMA wins softball playoff game
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Scott Shirley piled up four hits to lead CMA to a 12-2 win over Grace Methodist II in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Tuesday. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach
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IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell has filled one of the two vacancies on his staff. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Two tags a good option
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For those who enjoy fresh venison, antlerless deer applications are now being accepted by county treasurers. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Conneaut bass loosen up in fall JEFF KNAPP: Conneaut bass loosen up in fall
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Crawford County’s Conneaut Lake is a unique body of water, at least for Pennsylvania. It’s the only sizable natural lake in the western part of the state. It’s brimming with structure and cover. It supports an outstanding population of largemouth and smallmouth bass. And it can be oh so tough. [Read More]
Clymer wins district title Clymer wins district title
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The Clymer 7- and 8-year-old machine pitch girls’ softball team won the District 7 Little League championship. [Read More]
PBN slates camp in Indiana
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The Pennsylvania Baseball Network will host an introductory camp on Wednesday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Italian Village Pizza scores win
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Italian Village Pizza defeated Anderson Heating and Air Conditioning, 9-7, in an Indiana Area Baseball Boosters game Sunday. [Read More]
LEGION BASEBALL: Area teams sent home from Region 7 tournament
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The summer is over for the remaining Indiana County Senior Legion teams. [Read More]
GOLF: Indiana native Wheatcroft wins Web.com Tour event GOLF: Indiana native Wheatcroft wins Web.com Tour event
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Steve Wheatcroft rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Steven Alker and win the Albertsons Boise Open on Sunday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: New Derry edges West Lebanon
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DERRY — New Derry scored a run in each of the second and third innings and clinched the third seed in the playoffs by outlasting playoff-bound West Lebanon, 2-0, in an Indiana County League baseball game Sunday at New Derry Field. [Read More]

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Man faces charges of child porn distribution
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CLYMER — A northern Indiana County man will face possible trial on charges that he offered child-pornography photos for distribution on the Internet. [Read More]
Emergency responders called for boaters
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AVONMORE — Emergency responders from Indiana, Armstrong and Westmoreland counties were dispatched to the Avonmore Bridge area about midnight when it was reported that a group of four people had not been seen since they went boating on the Kiskiminetas River late Tuesday afternoon, officials said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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James Catalano, of Rossiter, told state police he discovered construction waste that had been dumped onto his property along Union Hill Road between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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A motorcycle driven by Levi Hanna, of Punxsutawney, traveled off Route 119 at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday and slid more than 50 feet before coming to rest on the berm of the highway, state police reported. [Read More]
Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. [Read More]
School strike looms in Scranton
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SCRANTON (AP) — Teachers at one of Pennsylvania’s 25 biggest school districts could strike on the first day of school. [Read More]
Man convicted in ‘leftover’ marijuana trial
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RIDGWAY (AP) — An Elk County man has been convicted of possessing 5 pounds of marijuana and at least 10 live marijuana plants that he claimed were merely “leftovers” from a police raid on his home two years earlier. [Read More]
Judge gives murderer additional prison time
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined. [Read More]
Officials identify men killed by freight train
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EMMAUS (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men killed when they were struck by a freight train while crossing railroad tracks in Lehigh County. [Read More]
County man charged in Philadelphia slayings County man charged in Philadelphia slayings
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PHILADELPHIA — An Indiana County man is a suspect in the slayings of a retired Philadelphia couple, who were strangled last week in their home, authorities said Monday. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 23
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 22. [Read More]
BIRTH: Lillian May Fairman BIRTH: Lillian May Fairman
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Lillian May Fairman was born June 12, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was 18 1/4 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 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, July 21, 2014: [Read More]
90TH BIRTHDAY: Rudy Steffish 90TH BIRTHDAY: Rudy Steffish
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Rudy Steffish, of Creekside, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [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]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Darrious Carter BOY OF THE MONTH: Darrious Carter
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The Indiana Optimist Club selected Darrious Carter as the Boy of the Month for February, the 674th Boy of the Month since the program began. [Read More]

All World News

 
Bodies of crash victims flown from Ukraine
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KHARKIV, Ukraine — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine today, while British investigators began work on a pair of “black boxes” to retrieve data on the flight’s last minutes. [Read More]
Ex-miner asks Congress to hasten black lung claims Ex-miner asks Congress to hasten black lung claims
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WASHINGTON — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. [Read More]
Confirmation hearing becomes debate on VA Confirmation hearing becomes debate on VA
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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Tuesday used the confirmation hearing of Robert A. McDonald to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs to debate whether the agency needed more money to remedy its institutional problems. [Read More]
Memorial to honor injured veterans
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside. [Read More]
Courts differ on health law
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WASHINGTON — Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans, raising yet more questions about the future of the health care law. [Read More]
Speed limit raised to 70 on section of Pennsylvania turnpike
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s first 70 mph speed limit is now in place on a 97-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central and eastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. [Read More]
D.C. tops nation for most late mail
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation’s capital No. 1 — for late mail delivery. [Read More]
Man dies in beach hole collapse Man dies in beach hole collapse
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A young man died after a hole he dug on a northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday. [Read More]
Thieves hack 1,000 StubHub accounts
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NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: A timely helping hand
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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
1 week 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
2 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
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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
2 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]
Letter to the Editor: A lesson in trust
2 weeks ago -
Not long ago a couple of friends and I were in Homer City as volunteers for the Ramps of Hope ministry of the Indiana District of the United Methodist Church. We were taking measurements for a person who was in need of a ramp. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No regard for life; no help when needed
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It’s happened again. My husband and I came home to find something lying on the road. It turned out to be a tiny kitten, seriously injured but still alive. Some heartless idiot dumped it here, probably by throwing it out of the car, as people have done before. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lesser of two evils
2 weeks ago -
When I view the race for governor, I can’t see a candidate winning the race that is good for Pennsylvanians. I see the choice as being the lesser of two evils. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Articles underline importance of voting
3 weeks ago -
I just read two articles in Monday’s Indiana Gazette that, together, prompted me to write. [Read More]
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