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IUP trustees hear about LCB proposal
1 hour ago - - SEAN YODER
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has chosen Indiana University of Pennsylvania as one of three universities in the state system to be a part of a pilot program focused on alcohol education. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board approves ALS fundraiser drawing
1 hour ago - - MARGARET HARPER
CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — The winner of a special drawing in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District will have the opportunity to dump a bucket of ice water on a board member or administrator for charity in a fundraiser approved Wednesday by the school board. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
1 hour ago - - TOM PEEL, JAMIE EMPFIELD, TERI ENCISO, JAMES J. NESTOR
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
Employ Older Workers Week set
1 hour ago -
Aging Services Inc. will celebrate Employ Older Workers Week Sunday through Sept. 27. [Read More]
Concealed carry seminar set for Thursday
1 hour ago -
State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, is hosting a concealed carry seminar on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike, in White Township. [Read More]
Tractor show this weekend
1 hour ago -
The Smicksburg Antique Tractor & Machinery Club will sponsor a two-day show this weekend at the Dayton fairgrounds. [Read More]
Judge Rega suspended after traffic incident Judge Rega suspended after traffic incident
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Officials have placed Magisterial District Court Judge Jennifer Rega on administrative leave while state police complete an investigation of a traffic incident that involved Rega last weekend. [Read More]
Savoring summer's final days Savoring summer's final days
1 day ago -
IUP students Alex Lutz and Katie Clawges ate dinner outside their apartment Wednesday at the Crimson Commons along School Street in Indiana [Read More]
Classic autos to go on the block at KCAC Classic autos to go on the block at KCAC
1 day ago -
Steel Gavel Auctions’ inaugural collector car/memorabilia auction will be held Saturday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in White Township. [Read More]
American Legion welcomes regional officials American Legion welcomes regional officials
1 day ago -
The Western Pennsylvania regional group of the American Legion recently met at American Legion Post 141, Indiana. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks look to rebound vs. Lock Haven IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks look to rebound vs. Lock Haven
1 hour ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
He didn’t mean any disrespect, but this was the first thing Curt Cignetti said when he was asked about this week’s opponent, Lock Haven: “This game is more about us. It’s always about (us). I’m looking forward to the opportunity every day this week to go out there and get better.” [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Purchase Line ups record to 5-0
2 hours ago -
Visiting Purchase Line upped its conference record to 5-0 by routing Northern Cambria, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Thursday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Indiana wins section match
2 hours ago -
C.J. Hughes shot a 34 and was the low medalist, leading Indiana to a 195-211 win over Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match Thursday at Indiana Country Club. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indians suffer first loss
2 hours ago -
MOUNT PLEASANT — Indiana suffered its first loss of the season by falling to Mount Pleasant, 2-1, in a WPIAL Section 1-AA boys’ soccer match Thursday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana girls win section match
2 hours ago -
Indiana won its first section match by nipping Southmoreland, 220-225, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ golf match Thursday at Meadow Lane Golf Course. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Bujdos falls in consolation match
2 hours ago -
FOX CHAPEL — Indiana senior Lucy Bujdos came one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament, falling in the third-place consolation match at the WPIAL Class AA girls’ tennis tournament at Shady Side Academy on Thursd [Read More]
JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL: MCJH team scores shutout
2 hours ago -
MARION CENTER — Marion Center ran its record to 3-0 by blanking Saltsburg, 14-0, in a seventh- and eighth-grade football game Thursday. [Read More]
GOLF: Meadow Lane names winners
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The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
JUNIOR HIGH SOCCER: IJHS girls stay unbeaten
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Indiana improved to 10-0-1 by routing Mount Pleasant, 10-1, in a seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ soccer match Thursday at White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sept. 19 - 20 matchups
1 day ago -
The Gazette's rundown of the top area games of the weekend with stats, records and the keys to the matchups. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
1 hour ago -
Indiana Borough police reported Xavier Bennett, 19, of Butler, Butler County, was lodged at Indiana County Jail after police responded to a report of a disturbance inside Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St., at 2:57 a.m. today. [Read More]
Home Depot confirms largest breach, affecting 56 million Home Depot confirms largest breach, affecting 56 million
2 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — Home Depot said Thursday that the account information of 56 million cardholders was compromised in what is the largest known breach of a retail company’s computer network. [Read More]
Judge Rega suspended after traffic incident Judge Rega suspended after traffic incident
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Officials have placed Magisterial District Court Judge Jennifer Rega on administrative leave while state police complete an investigation of a traffic incident that involved Rega last weekend. [Read More]
Two charged with arson in July fire Two charged with arson in July fire
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — Two men have been accused of deliberately setting a fire that destroyed a drilling rig manufacturer along Route 954 in Center Township, state police reported Wednesday. [Read More]
Fire damages meat processing plant
1 day ago -
DAYTON — Tanker trucks hauled water over a narrow road about three miles from hydrants in Dayton Borough as volunteers from five departments battled a large blaze early Wednesday at Dayton Packing, a meat processing plant along Slaughterhouse Road, Wayne Township, Armstrong County. [Read More]
Man dies in wreck
1 day ago -
MANOR TOWNSHIP — A Kittanning man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a collision of a car and a sport utility vehicle on Business Route 422 just outside of Kittanning, state police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Indiana Borough police reported an Indiana woman helped her daughter to sell Girl Scout cookies earlier this year but failed to turn in the money to the Girl Scouts office. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
1 day ago -
State police reported that a truck driven by a 17-year-old boy from Homer City and a sport utility vehicle driven by Marie Price, 67, of Indiana, were involved in a collision at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday on Indian Springs Road at Timbersprings Drive. [Read More]
Police continue to search for ambush suspect Police continue to search for ambush suspect
1 day ago -
Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks. [Read More]
Orie promises federal appeal
1 day ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former state senator Jane Orie promised Wednesday to file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge of her campaign corruption conviction and prison senten [Read More]

All Family News

 
68TH ANNIVERSARY: Norman and Norma Trimble 68TH ANNIVERSARY: Norman and Norma Trimble
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Norman and Norma Trimble of Glen Campbell celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Monday. [Read More]
40TH ANNIVERSARY: Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala
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Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 21, 1974, at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Thomas Geddes officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 19:
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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 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 18, 2014: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Nicholas Matolyak 2ND BIRTHDAY: Nicholas Matolyak
1 day ago -
Nicholas Matolyak celebrated his second birthday Aug. 19 with an Elmo-themed party. His big brother Benjamin and his family helped him celebrate. [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Reese Brown 2ND BIRTHDAY: Reese Brown
1 day ago -
Reese Lyn Brown, daughter of Brent and Lexi Benamati Brown, of Warsaw, Va., celebrated her second birthday on Aug. 9, 2014. A Dora the Explorer-themed party was held in her honor ... [Read More]
Gazette readers birthdays, Sept. 18
1 day ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 17, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17
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 -
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17 [Read More]

All World News

 
Scots vote against splitting from U.K. Scots vote against splitting from U.K.
1 hour ago -
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. [Read More]
Senate votes to back Syrian rebels
1 hour ago -
WASHINGTON — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. [Read More]
French airstrikes hit Islamic State depot
1 hour ago -
PARIS — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes today against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. [Read More]
Chase suspect critical after being shot
2 hours ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded. [Read More]
Chevron meets new, voluntary drilling rules
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. [Read More]
Bill will aid black lung victims Bill will aid black lung victims
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. [Read More]
Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren
2 hours ago -
BELL, Fla. — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past. [Read More]
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
2 hours ago -
SUNBURY — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. [Read More]
Range Resources to pay $4 million fine
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. [Read More]
Trooper laid to rest as police search woods Trooper laid to rest as police search woods
2 hours ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Freeberg has a vision for Pennsylvania
4 days ago -
Pennsylvania House candidate Kevin Freeberg has a vision and plan for education, jobs and the economy, and tax relief. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Decision on liquor license questioned
5 days ago -
I work and reside in Indiana Borough. I am also the owner of the building that I intended to lease to Mr. Reilly for his restaurant. Indiana Borough council recently denied the transfer of Mr. Reilly’s owned and approved alcohol license to my building, and I feel there are a couple of misconceptio [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Thanks for successful poppy campaign
5 days ago -
On behalf of all the members of Indiana VFW Post 1989 and its Ladies Auxiliary, I want to thank the management of the Walmart super center, Giant Eagle supermarket and Tate’s Market in Clymer for allowing our members to distribute the poppies at their places of business. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Attack culture stalls political progress
2 weeks ago -
The world of politics changed forever with the onset of cable news networks and the Internet — news cycles once flush with stories thoroughly researched are now dominated by talking heads and bloggers focused on ratings rather than accuracy. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: County needs homeless shelters
2 weeks ago -
I have heard and read about fundraisers for various groups, etc. I think it is so wonderful that there are people who care about others and not just themselves. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rejection of liquor license welcome, but hypocritical
2 weeks ago -
Does Philadelphia Street need another bar/restaurant? No. [Read More]
As I See It: A Pennsylvania solution to health care As I See It: A Pennsylvania solution to health care
2 weeks ago -
As attorney general and now as governor, Gov. Tom Corbett has continually fought against Obamacare. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: GOP waiting for 'pennies from heaven'
2 weeks ago -
It’s time to think about November’s midterm elections and what your vote can accomplish. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Welcome to Indiana thanks its supporters
2 weeks ago -
On behalf of the Welcome to Indiana board of directors, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to those people who have given generously over many years in support of our efforts to maintain the six “Welcome to Indiana” signs. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clean power plan protects jobs
2 weeks ago -
The Indiana County commissioners have no proof that EPA limits on carbon dioxide pollution will “cost more than 200,000 jobs.” (“Commissioners ask EPA to revise plan,” Aug. 28). [Read More]
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