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Indiana County Fair activities conclude today

Indiana County Fair activities conclude today

- JAMIE EMPFIELD, TERI ENCISO, JAMES J. NESTOR, KAYLA GRUBE

The Indiana County Fair began Sunday and continues through Saturday. See photos from the fair here.

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AREA CHURCH SERVICES
25 minutes ago -
Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order: [Read More]
Friday's owner has high hopes for payday today Friday's owner has high hopes for payday today
19 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Perhaps there’s some unintended prophecy at work in the beef cattle barn at the Indiana County fairgrounds. [Read More]
Quilters make 'fidget quilts' Quilters make 'fidget quilts'
20 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
The Indiana Free Library quilting group is making “fidget quilts” for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at local nursing homes. [Read More]
Officers installed at Glen Campbell legion Officers installed at Glen Campbell legion
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Glen Campbell American Legion Post 435 recently installed new officers for 2014-15. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Nance, Jacob, Philip, Maryann, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Nance, Jacob, Philip, Maryann, etc.
20 hours ago - - BILL HASTINGS
Are you ready for some football? [Read More]
60th class reunion held 60th class reunion held
20 hours ago -
Marion Center's class of 1954 recently held its 60th class reunion. [Read More]
Coming events to be held
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Check today's listing of events planned in communities throughout Indiana County ... [Read More]
West Wheatfield Township plans cleanup day
20 hours ago -
ROBINSON — The West Wheatfield Township Board of Supervisors has announced that West Wheatfield Township Cleanup Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. [Read More]
Father, son cultivate love of tractors, farm heritage Father, son cultivate love of tractors, farm heritage
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
Fairgoers this week have the opportunity to see a number of antique tractors that show a piece of American history. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Fiber-optic line could save money on utilities
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday approved changes in the contract between the county’s Emergency Management Agency and Salsgiver Inc., of Freeport, allowing some of the remaining strands of fiber-optic lines to be put to use cutting the county’s utility bills. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
TENNIS: Indiana girls whip West Shamokin
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Indiana blanked West Shamokin, 5-0, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match Thursday at White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
This week's top high school football matchups This week's top high school football matchups
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The Indiana Gazette brings you this list of the opening weekend football games in Indiana County and beyond. [Read More]
Skater earns five gold medals Skater earns five gold medals
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Lily Carone, a seventh-grader at Indiana Area Junior High School, earned gold medals in each of her five freestyle and ice dance events at the Ice Skating Institute World Team Championships in Boston at the end of July. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana edges Penn-Trafford
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Indiana topped Penn-Trafford, 202-206, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA golf match at the Indiana Country Club on Tuesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Derry girls improve to 5-1
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DERRY — Derry improved to 5-1 by blanking Ford City, 5-0, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match Wednesday. [Read More]
Todd Bird Club sets meeting
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ERNEST — The Todd Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blue Spruce Lodge at Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]
IJHS team scores win
2 days ago -
Hannah Scardina netted four goals to lead Indiana to an 8-1 win over Belle Vernon in a seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ soccer match Wednesday. [Read More]
Mixed league seeks bowlers
2 days ago -
The Friday Night Mixed League at Mohawk Lanes is seeking bowlers. [Read More]
Indian Springs Ladies hold finale
2 days ago -
The Indian Springs Tuesday Morning Ladies League closed its season with a scramble this week. [Read More]
New Derry coach brings familiar faces to staff
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DERRY — While Tim Sweeney admits he’s inheriting a young stable of players at Derry, the first-year head coach believes he has the best coaching staff in the WPIAL. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
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Branden Gromley, 24, of Glen Campbell, spent 15 days in Indiana County Jail this month while he awaited court action on charges stemming from a disturbance at 8 p.m. Aug. 11, court records show. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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State police reported one person was injured in a collision at 3:38 p.m. Thursday at Clarksburg and Saltsburg roads. [Read More]
Fired McKeesport Area teacher back in classroom
20 hours ago -
MCKEESPORT (AP) — A western Pennsylvania schoolteacher fired after she admitted having had sex with another teacher inside a classroom a decade ago is back on the job following an appeals court decision overturning her firing. [Read More]
Jeannette man pleads guilty in child porn case
20 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who acknowledged producing child pornography faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced early next year. [Read More]
Harrisburg treasurer John Campbell resigns
20 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The treasurer of Pennsylvania’s capital city is stepping down due to theft charges related to his previous job. [Read More]
Judge orders retrial in homicide
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A federal judge has ordered prosecutors in northeastern Pennsylvania to either retry a man in a three-decade-old murder case or release him. [Read More]
Defendants sentenced in court
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The following defendants were sentenced by Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco at hearings on June 30 and July 7 in Indiana County Common Pleas Court: [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Following an investigation into a two-vehicle traffic crash on June 16, state police at Indiana charged Nathan Blystone, 24, of Aultman, with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. [Read More]
Man convicted in woman’s death
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BEAVER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a woman and her unborn child almost two years ago [Read More]
Boston suspect's sister charged in N.Y. bomb threat Boston suspect's sister charged in N.Y. bomb threat
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NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 29
20 hours ago -
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, Aug. 28, 2013: [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Alex Edward Szalkowski FIRST BIRTHDAY: Alex Edward Szalkowski
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Alex Edward Szalkowski celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 26. Helping him celebrate were his big sister, Brionna; big brothers, Jarhed and Austin; family; and friends. [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Roen Max Cassidy FIRST BIRTHDAY: Roen Max Cassidy
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Roen Max Cassidy celebrated her first birthday on July 20 with a owl-themed party. She is the daughter of Chance and Bethany Cassidy, of Charlotte, N.C., and the little sister of Teegan. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28
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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, Aug. 27, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 27
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, Aug. 26, 2014: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Glunz and Chadwick Oliver
4 days ago -
Together with their parents, Jacquelyn Kay Glunz and Chadwick James Oliver have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 26
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
DEP identifies contaminated water wells
20 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 243 cases — eight of which were in Indiana County — in which drilling companies were found to have contaminated private drinking water wells. [Read More]
Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests
20 hours ago -
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. [Read More]
Obama using restraint on global crises Obama using restraint on global crises
20 hours ago -
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama confronted a pair of volatile international crises with restraint on Thursday as he said he was not close to authorizing airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria and played down the latest escalation of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. [Read More]
Plan approved to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania
20 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money. [Read More]
Scientists find dimmer switch for memories in mice Scientists find dimmer switch for memories in mice
20 hours ago -
Memories and the feelings associated with them are not set in stone. You may have happy memories about your family’s annual ski vacation, but if you see a tragic accident on the slopes, those feelings may change. You might even be afraid to ski that mountain again. [Read More]
Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to violence
20 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community. [Read More]
Fired McKeesport Area teacher back in classroom
20 hours ago -
MCKEESPORT (AP) — A western Pennsylvania schoolteacher fired after she admitted having had sex with another teacher inside a classroom a decade ago is back on the job following an appeals court decision overturning her firing. [Read More]
Jeannette man pleads guilty in child porn case
20 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who acknowledged producing child pornography faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced early next year. [Read More]
Pittsburgh man claims $87 million lottery jackpot
20 hours ago -
MIDDLETOWN (AP) — A Pittsburgh retiree claimed an $87 million prize in the Mega Millions game on Thursday. [Read More]
Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water
20 hours ago -
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and state officials started flushing the system Thursday. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Walking to IRMC presents challenge
4 days ago -
Given the oft-cited link between fitness and good health, wouldn’t it be great if access to Indiana Regional Medical Center were a little more walker friendly? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Some lessons from Ferguson
4 days ago -
Observation of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., has taught us a number of important lessons about government and the public. Both have behaved badly in this and past incidents of civil unrest. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: United States now more divided
4 days ago -
In America all types of people are represented regardless of race and ethnicity; however, we must face the fact that our country is divided, and the people are divided from each other. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Angelo Golf Classic a success
6 days ago -
On Aug. 15, the first John Angelo Golf Classic was held at Indian Springs Golf and Country Club. It was a very successful event, and all proceeds will benefit the Foundation for The Arc of Indiana County, which is an agency dedicated to assisting The Arc of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Transit service displeases senior
6 days ago -
When the transit was in the process of changing, I made an appointment to be taken to Canterbury Commons at 8 a.m. to see a doctor. I was picked up at 6:49 a.m., and the office was not open. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Event meets needs of children
6 days ago -
We would like to thank all of those who made this year’s Back to School Giveaway at Kinport Assembly of God possible. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't be too quick to judge police in Ferguson
1 week ago -
To law enforcement officials including first responders, security, and community leaders. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No time or money for political drivel
2 weeks ago -
In response to the Aug 11 “As I see it” column by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Sunday’s response by Gordon Knox: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: House lawsuit has questionable motives
2 weeks ago -
On Aug. 11, the Gazette carried an explanation by Congressman Bill Shuster (“The rights of many over the will of one”) regarding the House lawsuit against President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Complaints about transit service
2 weeks ago -
I had an appointment one morning for Dr. Nesper at 9 a.m. I had called the transit and ordered the transit to get me there on time. [Read More]
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