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CAMPAIGN 2014: Corbett rallies local Republicans CAMPAIGN 2014: Corbett rallies local Republicans
3 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
ELDERTON — One big matter of unsettled business remains on the state government agenda as the gubernatorial election draws near, and it will be the No. 1 item on the agenda for Gov. Tom Corbett, should he be elected to a second term on Nov. 4. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Wolf campaigns on IUP campus CAMPAIGN 2014: Wolf campaigns on IUP campus
3 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania governor, told a crowd of about 75 supporters on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus Saturday that the election in nine days in a sense is also a referendum. [Read More]
Seed swap scheduled for Nov. 8
3 hours ago -
The IUP Seeds and Ecology Club is planning its first seed swap from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Zink Hall gym on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: It's all in the Family CARL KOLOGIE: It's all in the Family
3 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
It must be in the genes. [Read More]
JEFFREY TOBIN: The impending tsunami
3 hours ago - - JEFF TOBIN
No doubt you’ve seen videos of the horrific devastation created by a tsunami. Like a great and menacing hand rising from the ocean, a tsunami smashes everything within its reach and rakes it back out to sea. [Read More]
Randall reps visit Shanghai
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Representatives from Randall Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based company with chemical manufacturing facilities in Cherry Tree, were invited to Shanghai, China, recently to provide marketing and technical support to their Pacific Rim partner, Sanergy Ltd. [Read More]
Wine Walk to be held Wine Walk to be held
3 hours ago -
The 2014 Downtown Indiana Wine Walk will be held Nov. 7. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE ...
3 hours ago -
All events are held in Indiana unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Financial seminar set for Wednesday
3 hours ago -
Geri Johnson, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Indiana, is hosting an educational seminar to discuss timely market topics and potential solutions to help investors stay on track toward their financial goals. [Read More]
Community church events announced
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The Gazette presents this lengthy series of announcements of dinners, fundraising events, concerts, seasonal parties, revival services and more, all happening in the coming days and weeks and conducted by church-based organizations in the Indiana County area. [Read More]

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IUP FOOTBALL: More mistakes cost Hawks IUP FOOTBALL: More mistakes cost Hawks
3 hours ago -
Two weeks in a row, the IUP Crimson Hawks have outgained their opponent. Two weeks in a row they have held the ball longer. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Soccer team blanks Clarion
3 hours ago -
Taylor Vladic scored the only goal in the 49th minute of IUP’s 1-0 victory at Clarion in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Stingers advance to states
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SIDMAN — Marion Center qualified as a team in the girls’ competition, and three area boys advanced to the state meet in the District 6 Class A Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Forest Hills Middle School. [Read More]
Homer City wins Tri-County title Homer City wins Tri-County title
3 hours ago -
The Homer-City Bears fifth- and sixth-grade football team won the Tri-County League championship with a 26-22 victory. [Read More]
Pee-wee teams hold pink-out Pee-wee teams hold pink-out
4 hours ago -
The Indiana pee-wee football teams held pink-out games On Oct. 5. [Read More]
CORRECTION
4 hours ago -
The Gazette corrects factual errors as soon as they are brought to our attention. If you see an error or omission, call Eric Ebeling, executive editor, at extension 269. [Read More]
Slippery Rock hands IUP 31-21 defeat Slippery Rock hands IUP 31-21 defeat
10 hours ago -
For the second week in a row, the IUP Crimson Hawks gained more yards and held the ball for longer than their opponent. And for the second week in a row, the Crimson Hawks lost. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana falls in state playoffs
18 hours ago -
HERSHEY — Indiana lost, but the Indians didn’t go down without a fight. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Edition: Indiana's Connor Tshudy
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End Zone Extra Edition: Indiana's Connor Tshudy
21 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Indiana's Connor Tshudy on Indiana's win vs. Hollidaysburg on Oct. 24. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Edition: Indiana's Matthew Denver
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End Zone Extra Edition: Indiana's Matthew Denver
21 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Indiana's Matthew Denver on the team's win against Hollidaysburg on Oct. 24. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
3 hours ago -
Joshua Nichter, 19, of West Chester, Chester County, was charged by Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police with misdemeanor counts of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and summary counts of underage drinking and public drunkenness at 1:08 p.m. F [Read More]
Investigation to follow killing of deputies Investigation to follow killing of deputies
3 hours ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police this week charged a McIntyre man with summary offenses stemming from two incidents this month at the DJ Joe’s Place tavern along McIntyre Road. [Read More]
Police: Two dead in Washington school attack Police: Two dead in Washington school attack
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A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. [Read More]
Liquor board ethics file turned over to FBI
18 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A top Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission official says he turned over the agency’s investigative case files on the state liquor control board to the FBI. [Read More]
Lawmaker to plead guilty in corruption case
18 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state Sen. Leanna Washington agreed to plead guilty Friday in a case in which prosecutors accused her of using her elected office for political and financial gain. [Read More]
Officials: Doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman
18 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness. [Read More]
Remains belong to missing Virginia student Remains belong to missing Virginia student
18 hours ago -
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her. [Read More]
California shooting suspect captured California shooting suspect captured
18 hours ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A suspect described as a “one-man crime spree” is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff’s deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said. [Read More]
School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say
1 day ago -
A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on today and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 26
3 hours ago -
Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
4-H NEWS 4-H NEWS
18 hours ago -
Thirty-three Indiana County 4-H members representing three clubs recently tested their equestrian skills at the annual Indiana County 4-H Horse Roundup held at Creekside Stables. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 25
18 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
19 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 24, 2014 ... [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman ENGAGEMENT: Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman
2 days ago -
Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman, of Marion Center, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 24
2 days ago -
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, Oct. 23 [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright
3 days ago -
Abigail Grace Wright celebrated her first birthday July 18, 2014, with a Sesame Street party with family and friends. [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Cole Sitosky FIRST BIRTHDAY: Cole Sitosky
3 days ago -
Cole Michael Sitosky celebrated his first birthday Aug. 13, 2014. [Read More]
BIRTHDAYS: Daphne Richter and Isla Richter BIRTHDAYS: Daphne Richter and Isla Richter
3 days ago -
Daphne Lee Richter celebrated her second birthday Oct. 1 with a Little Mermaid-themed party at her home. [Read More]

All World News

 
Ebola quarantine draws criticism
3 hours ago -
NEW YORK — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies in effect in three states over fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. [Read More]
Ebola vaccine went untested in humans for years
3 hours ago -
GALVESTON, Texas — Almost a decade ago, scientists from Canada and the United States reported that they had created a vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys against the Ebola virus. The results were published in a respected journal, and health officials called them exciting. [Read More]
ISIS launches new attack
3 hours ago -
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said. [Read More]
Investigation to follow killing of deputies Investigation to follow killing of deputies
3 hours ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. [Read More]
Poll: ISIS threat seen as important
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the ISIS group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. [Read More]
3-D printer customizes urns
3 hours ago -
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. [Read More]
Officials warn Hawaiians of possible evacuations
3 hours ago -
HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days. [Read More]
Squirrel found in police car
3 hours ago -
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A squirrel that ended up in the back seat of a Michigan police car is out of trouble. [Read More]
Cream bassist dies Cream bassist dies
3 hours ago -
LONDON (AP) — British usician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. [Read More]
White House reviews auto safety agency
3 hours ago -
Concerned about safety lapses by the country’s top auto regulator, the Obama administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the agency to determine if “we have the dial set correctly” on safety, a senior administration official with knowledge of the review said Friday. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: 'Beyond Poverty': Who wins?
3 hours ago -
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: Display of civic consciousness applauded
3 hours ago -
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: Lax oversight of gas industry
3 hours ago -
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
3 hours ago -
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). Based on th [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reed's leadership critical for our future
3 hours ago -
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]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
3 hours ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Freeberg one of the best teachers I ever had
18 hours ago -
Long before Kevin Freeberg was a candidate for state representative, he was my fifth-grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Higher tax could drive drillers elsewhere
18 hours ago -
It is oh, so tempting for candidates to lash out at those “wicked, evil, profit-driven coal and gas companies and make them do penance and pay for their sinful ways with every tax imaginable!” Perhaps not. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering turns voting into a con game
18 hours ago -
In the next few weeks the voting public is being asked to join in on one of the greatest con games of our time. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Raising sales tax no way to cut property taxes
2 days ago -
A plank in Rep. Dave Reed’s campaign for a seventh term is the reduction, if not elimination, of property taxes. While Rep. Reed can’t personally reduce or eliminate property taxes, he has been floating ideas to raise funds that might ultimately be used toward this purpose later (HB 2425). [Read More]
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