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Volunteers needed for Make a Difference Day
2 hours ago -
Volunteers are needed to man collection sites at various county locations Saturday for Make a Difference Day, a national day of service sponsored locally by The Indiana Gazette. [Read More]
Plumville sets trick-or-treat
2 hours ago -
Plumville Borough will hold trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. ... [Read More]
Pie social to be held at Homer City United Methodist Pie social to be held at Homer City United Methodist
2 hours ago -
The Homer City United Methodist Church will hold its 15th annual pie social Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. [Read More]
KDKA to feature county on air
3 hours ago -
The KDKA CBS Radio morning show with Larry Richert and John Shumway is returning to Indiana County on Tuesday. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Applebee's seeks liquor license WHITE TOWNSHIP: Applebee's seeks liquor license
1 day ago - - MARGARET HARPER
Pending the transfer of a liquor license, Applebee’s, a chain restaurant that touts itself as the “Neighborhood Grill & Bar,” intends to build along Oakland Avenue in White Township. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors discuss expanding recycling program
1 day ago - - MARGARET HARPER
White Township supervisors discussed the possibility of expanding recycling services to add plastic to the list of materials collected curbside at a meeting Wednesday. [Read More]
Voters see new electoral maps in some districts Voters see new electoral maps in some districts
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Nov. 4 election brings big changes for voters in some areas of Indiana County. [Read More]
INDIANA: Need for teacher an anomaly INDIANA: Need for teacher an anomaly
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Enrollment figures for last year’s third-grade classes in Indiana elementary schools pointed to a need for only four teachers to handle this year’s crop of fourth-graders at Horace Mann Elementary School. [Read More]
PennDOT OKs Blairsville to maintain Old Main Street
1 day ago -
PennDOT’s District 10 has approved the Blairsville borough’s acquisition of Old Main and South Liberty streets, Borough Manager Tim Evans told council members at Tuesday’s meeting. [Read More]
IUP to headline Band Fest 2014 IUP to headline Band Fest 2014
1 day ago -
The 2014 season marks the 93rd season for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania marching band. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
AROUND THE AREA: IHS runners advance to states
2 hours ago -
IHS runners advance to states [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks put it on the line vs. rival Slippery Rock IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks put it on the line vs. rival Slippery Rock
2 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
With a long and sometimes bitter rivalry, IUP and Slippery Rock have never needed any reason to get motivated to play one another. But this year’s meeting carries a little more weight. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Ferens, Bloom learning quickly ON CAMPUS: Ferens, Bloom learning quickly
2 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Transitioning from first-team all-state players in high school to mere faces in the crowd on the Division I football stage hasn’t proved a simple task for Danny Ferens and Alec Bloom. [Read More]
End Zone Extra: Weekend matchups End Zone Extra: Weekend matchups
18 hours ago -
The Gazette's rundown of the top area games of the weekend with stats, records and the keys to the matchups. [Read More]
End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview
23 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE, JAMES J. NESTOR
Gazette staffer Carly Krouse brings you this week's Thursday Sports Preview, a highlight of what's to come in Friday night high school football. [Read More]
Bocce tournament bolsters scholarship fund Bocce tournament bolsters scholarship fund
1 day ago -
More than $2,000 was raised at the sixth annual Larry Panaia Bocce Tournament, held recently at the Morganti Sports Complex on Creekside Road. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks shut out Mounties IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks shut out Mounties
1 day ago -
IUP dominated offensively to score a 2-0 win over visiting Mansfield in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s field hockey game Wednesday at Miller Stadium. [Read More]
If Indians win, they're in playoffs If Indians win, they're in playoffs
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Should Indiana lose to Hollidaysburg on Friday night, trying to comprehend the things that need to happen for the Indians to get to the WPIAL playoffs is enough to make you want to lay down and rest. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Indians face tough competition HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Indians face tough competition
1 day ago - - ELI NELLIS
Indiana knows it’s going to face tougher competition this season. [Read More]
Ferra wins football contest
1 day ago -
Deborah Ferra, of Black Lick, won the eighth edition of the Gazette’s weekly football contest. [Read More]

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One injured in vehicle accident One injured in vehicle accident
2 hours ago -
One motorist was injured and flown from the scene of a crash on Route 119 in Rayne Township at 5:34 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
2 hours ago -
State police at Kittanning said Alexandra Harmon, 24, of Kittanning, and Daniel Frye, 34, of Shelocta, conspired to steal a shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle, valued at $120, from Rodney Livengood, 78, of Kittanning, on Sept. 13 at 634 Butler Road. [Read More]
Police: Jail inmate damages sprinkler system
1 day ago -
An Indiana County Jail inmate damaged a fire sprinkler fixture and caused about $5,500 of damage to his cell and the surrounding area, then threatened jail employees with a sprinkler head, state police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
William Beasley, 19, of Pittsburgh, was charged on Oct. 14 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, retail theft and underage drinking in connection with an incident at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 11 at Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
1 day ago -
State police reported a car driven by Marie Singerman, 50, of Apollo, traveled off Hancock Avenue, hit two parked vehicles near Poplar Street, and then came to rest in some yew bushes in a yard at 1433 Hancock Ave. No one was reported to be injured. [Read More]
Woman: Pot sales helped pay bills
1 day ago -
BUTLER (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. [Read More]
Judge: Evidence collection stands
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge said he won’t throw out evidence collected from the chambers of a retired western Pennsylvania judge accused of stealing cocaine seized in police investigations. [Read More]
Ex-student waives hearing on threat
1 day ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A 20-year-old former Penn State student has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened a shooting at a student center. [Read More]
Man jumps White House fence, arrested Man jumps White House fence, arrested
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. [Read More]
Doctors differ on suspect's mental state
1 day ago -
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. [Read More]

All Family News

 
ENGAGEMENT: Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman ENGAGEMENT: Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman
2 hours ago -
Mindy Gromley and Justin Fetterman, of Marion Center, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 24
2 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 23 [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago -
Daphne Lee Richter celebrated her second birthday Oct. 1 with a Little Mermaid-themed party at her home. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Katie Cornman and Jared Long ENGAGEMENT: Katie Cornman and Jared Long
1 day ago -
Katie Cornman, of Home, and Jared Long, of Armagh, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Krystal Pender and Michael Clem ENGAGEMENT: Krystal Pender and Michael Clem
1 day ago -
Krystal Pender and Michael Clem have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct 23
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center Oct. 22 activity: [Read More]

All World News

 
NYC police kill man wielding hatchet NYC police kill man wielding hatchet
2 hours ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. [Read More]
Canadians seek to understand shooting Canadians seek to understand shooting
2 hours ago -
OTTAWA, Ontario — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada’s Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat ... [Read More]
Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision
2 hours ago -
FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. [Read More]
Dad: White House fence jumper has 'mental health' issues Dad: White House fence jumper has 'mental health' issues
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. [Read More]
Lookalike has been stopped repeatedly Lookalike has been stopped repeatedly
2 hours ago -
CANADENSIS (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he’s been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life. [Read More]
Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in air crash Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in air crash
3 hours ago -
FREDERICK, Md. — An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft’s descent before it hit the trees. [Read More]
California startup unveils technology
3 hours ago -
WATSONVILLE, Calif. — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. [Read More]
Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording
3 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys — and then from the dying woman herself — as the homicide trial began Thursday for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with poisoning his neurologist wife. [Read More]
Top prosecutor critical of state dropping case
3 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor criticized the state attorney general Thursday for dropping a corruption sting and announced what he called “the first, but not the last” charges in the revived case. [Read More]
Man's ashes launched into outer space Man's ashes launched into outer space
3 hours ago -
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine mother who’s using social media to have her son’s ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet: to space. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Raising sales tax no way to cut property taxes
2 hours 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]
Letter to the editor: Impact tax working for municipalities
2 hours ago -
We write as individuals who are elected as township supervisors, but not on behalf of our respective townships, to express our personal concern and reservations regarding gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s proposals to levy a severance tax on Marcellus gas production in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Campaign slogan has a hollow ring to it
2 hours ago -
To most voters, the phrase “People Before Politics” has a friendly ring to it. The fact that Dave Reed uses this phrase as his campaign slogan, however, makes it ring hollow. Don’t let Mr. Reed fool you: He is all about politics, and not so much about people. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Pa. losing millions
1 day ago -
To voters of Indiana: I know this: I have waited patiently for about three years to talk to you regarding the so-called “impact tax” on Marcellus shale wells drilled in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Festival organizers say thank you
1 day ago -
The organizers of the second annual IUP Northern Appalachian Folk Festival wish to thank all of their supporters who made this year’s event a success. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Voting for Democrat this time
1 day ago -
I have had the pleasure and experience of knowing both candidates running for the state House of Representatives in the 66th District. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Spend money to make money
1 day ago -
The old adage “You have to spend money to make money” has come true in the form of budget surpluses in states with governors who borrowed at recession-low-interest-rates or raised money through graduated income taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania deserves a fresh start
2 days ago -
Tom Corbett and Dave Reed often use business metaphors when discussing politics. When voting this November, I ask that you use their metaphor to determine if they should be rehired (re-elected). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lowry joins in trying to discredit Obama
2 days ago -
Nazi Germany’s Joseph Goebbels once said that if you tell a big lie often enough, people will eventually believe it. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg will stand up for education
3 days ago -
Education funding has become a serious problem in Pennsylvania, and a vote for Kevin Freeberg, currently running for Pennsylvania House, is a step toward fixing it. [Read More]
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