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Authorities identifiy crash victims

Authorities identifiy crash victims

SPRING CHURCH — Motorists from Apollo and Avonmore, and teenaged passengers from Apollo and Kittanning have been identified as victims of a violent, head-on crash late Wednesday on Route 156 in Armstrong County.

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BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Dates set for free Spring Cleanup
15 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — Burrell Township residents will be allowed to dispose of rubbish at no charge again this month in an annual Spring Cleanup program sponsored by the board of supervisors as a way to reduce the amount of garbage that people illegally dump on rural roadsides. [Read More]
HOMER-CENTER: School directors laud work of four retirees
15 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — The Homer-Center School District board of directors saluted four retiring staff members at the monthly board meeting Wednesday. [Read More]
Liggett to direct county tourist bureau
15 hours ago -
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau has named one of its own as the organization’s new executive director. [Read More]
Speaker promotes use of technology in reading education Speaker promotes use of technology in reading education
15 hours ago - - TERI ENCISO
The Indiana County Reading Council recently presented Julie Wise in a program titled “Reading Secrets: Using Analogies to Engage Readers and Encourage Close Reading and Using QR Codes in Education.” [Read More]
Students stack in speed test Students stack in speed test
15 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Zachary Strine, a third-grader at Blairsville Elementary School, participated in the fifth annual Speed Stack Assembly Wednesday for students from third to fifth grades to help celebrate the completion of PSSA reading and math testing. [Read More]
School counselors award scholarships School counselors award scholarships
15 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
The Indiana County Counselors Association Guidance Counselor Awards were recently presented at Luigi’s restaurant in Clymer. [Read More]
A SOUND EDUCATION A SOUND EDUCATION
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Benny Benack III, center, a jazz trumpeter and singer from Pittsburgh, performed Wednesday morning at Indiana Area Senior High School with students Paul Birch, left, and David Hanson, right, both juniors. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
15 hours ago -
Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Hunger Awareness events scheduled
15 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sociology of Family class, taught by Melissa Swauger, has organized events to mark Hunger Awareness Week, April 28-May 2. [Read More]
Jazz/blues fest lineup announced
15 hours ago -
The lineup of entertainment has been announced for the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival, to be held May 24 in downtown Indiana. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indians stay on hot streak with win HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indians stay on hot streak with win
15 hours ago - - ELI NELLIS
Indiana collected plenty of hits Wednesday afternoon. Putting enough together in an inning to put a few runs on the board took a little while, though. [Read More]
IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks take two more from Edinboro
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IUP rallied from 3-0 deficits in both games to sweep a doubleheader from Edinboro in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division softball action at Podbielski Field on Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: Indiana wins first section title HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: Indiana wins first section title
15 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Exacting revenge on WPIAL powerhouse Greensburg Central Catholic tasted awfully sweet for the Indiana boys’ lacrosse team. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Wildcats nip Saltsburg to end five-game skid
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SALTSBURG — Alex Arone limited Saltsburg to two runs on five hits as Homer-Center defeated the Trojans, 3-2, in a Heritage Conference baseball game to end a five-game losing streak Wednesday. Arone struck out nine and walked two in a complete-game effort. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Ligonier Valley downs Red Dragons
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LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley defeated Purchase Line, 9-2, in a Heritage Conference softball game Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever breaks IHS high jump record; IHS boys secure playoff berth
16 hours ago -
With a berth in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs on the line, Indiana’s boys’ 1,600 relay team edged out Hempfield in the final event of the day, and freshman Jess Stever broke an 18-year-old school record in the girls’ high jump in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA triangular meet on Wednesday. [Read More]
Charity baseball game slated for Saturday
2 days ago -
HOMER CITY — The annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive high school baseball event will feature a doubleheader at First Commonwealth Field on Saturday. [Read More]
Alumni baseball games planned
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HOMER CITY — Homer Center Parks and Recreation will sponsor alumni basketball games beginning at noon on May 3. [Read More]
Officials celebrate their season Officials celebrate their season
2 days ago -
The Tri-County Basketball Officials held their end-of-the-season social at the Coney Island on April 6. [Read More]
IUP club sets tourney
2 days ago -
The IUP Martial Arts Club will hold the annual Crimson Combat Tournament at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Field House. [Read More]

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Violent crash claims four Violent crash claims four
15 hours ago -
SPRING CHURCH — Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers said four people died in what he called a “horrific” head-on collision in South Bend Township on Wednesday night. [Read More]
County judges hand down sentences
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Numerous defendants were sentenced in hearings on March 24 and March 31 by Indiana County Common Pleas Court Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco: [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
15 hours ago -
Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
15 hours ago -
Someone took a pink and brown plaid book bag and a purse from a vehicle parked in the Kmart lot at Indiana Mall on Wednesday afternoon, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]
Police issue holiday alert
15 hours ago -
State police in Indiana have reminded motorists to slow down, wear their seat belts and drive sober during Easter weekend. [Read More]
Classes resume at high school after stabbings
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MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. [Read More]
DA to drop charge against bullied teen
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MORGAN (AP) — The Allegheny County district attorney will drop a disorderly conduct conviction being appealed by a high school student who recorded others who bullied him. [Read More]
Police: Man, 81, ‘fed up’ in store
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HERMITAGE (AP) — State police have charged an 81-year-old man with choking his wife after becoming “fed up” that she was wandering through a Walmart store. [Read More]
Man awaiting trail must get treatment
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ST. MARYS (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is going back to a state hospital until he’s competent to stand trial on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs. [Read More]
Toddler found in claw machine
16 hours ago -
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. [Read More]

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83RD BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr. 83RD BIRTHDAY: James Blystone Jr.
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James O. Blystone Jr. will celebrate his 83rd birthday today. James and his wife, Marylee Blystone, live in Yatesboro. [Read More]
1ST BIRTHDAY: Addison Gohn 1ST BIRTHDAY: Addison Gohn
15 hours ago -
Addison Gohn celebrated her first birthday with family and friends on April 12. [Read More]
1ST BIRTHDAY: Conner Dixon 1ST BIRTHDAY: Conner Dixon
15 hours ago -
Conner Edward Dixon celebrated his first birthday on Feb. 23, 2014. He had a storybook-theme party and shared the day with family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 17
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
16 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 16, 2014: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Marion Center Area High School
2 days ago -
The following students were named to the Marion Center Area Junior/Senior High School honor roll for the third grading period. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 16
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, April 15, 2014: [Read More]
WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman WEDDING: Joy Buendia and Gabriel Altman
3 days ago -
Joy Enriquez Buendia and Gabriel Joseph Altman were united in marriage on March 17, 2014, at Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Fla., by Pastor Joseph Altman. [Read More]
BIRTH: Danica Jayne and Natalia Joy Shotter
3 days ago -
Danica Jayne and Natalia Joy Shotter were born on Jan. 19, 2014, at Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. [Read More]

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Sub finishes first full seabed search for jet
15 hours ago -
PERTH, Australia — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed today in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. [Read More]
Crew: Ferry evacuation came too late
15 hours ago -
MOKPO, South Korea — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos ... [Read More]
Classes resume at high school after stabbings
15 hours ago -
MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. [Read More]
Instructor fired for CNN appearances
15 hours ago -
TORONTO (AP) — A flight simulator business has fired an instructor who has figured prominently in CNN’s coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he failed to show up to work on time and refused to dress professionally. [Read More]
Obama: Program to aid job training
15 hours ago -
OAKDALE — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. [Read More]
DA to drop charge against bullied teen
15 hours ago -
MORGAN (AP) — The Allegheny County district attorney will drop a disorderly conduct conviction being appealed by a high school student who recorded others who bullied him. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Schwartz, McGinty release tax returns
15 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Democratic candidates for governor have released their tax returns for 2012 after seeking extensions for the 2013 tax year. [Read More]
Police: Man, 81, ‘fed up’ in store
15 hours ago -
HERMITAGE (AP) — State police have charged an 81-year-old man with choking his wife after becoming “fed up” that she was wandering through a Walmart store. [Read More]
Man awaiting trail must get treatment
15 hours ago -
ST. MARYS (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is going back to a state hospital until he’s competent to stand trial on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: McCord launches attack ad on TV
15 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The tone of the Democratic gubernatorial campaign is changing quickly. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: A regionwide response to school violence
4 days ago -
I sat at my computer watching the tragic events unfold at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday and shook my head in absolute consternation. The patterns of school violence are as predictable in their unfolding as they are unpredictable in the time and place of their next occurrence. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson's campaign message resonates
5 days ago -
I am amazed at the number of mailings I have received from Congressman Bill Shuster’s campaign. However, I seem to be learning more about his opponent, Art Halverson, than I am about Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's about water, yours and mine
5 days ago -
The EPA issued a permit on March 16 to put a Class II brine disposal well in East Run under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. This is not acceptable. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Vote may drive farm market out of town
1 week ago -
Tuesday night the Indiana Borough council voted 7-5 to deny the request from the Indiana County Farmers’ Market to relocate to IRMC Park on North Seventh Street. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Arming teachers raises new worries
1 week ago -
The “As I see it” column by Mark Zilinskas last Friday (“Back White’s bill on arming teachers”) raises a tough issue: Should teachers be armed on school property? I agree with him ... I disagree with him. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Shuster should check on the 'real facts'
1 week ago -
Several weeks ago my wife and I watched an ad on TV that claimed Art Halvorson (running against Bill Shuster) had received $500,000 in taxpayer subsidies from farms in Iowa and Bedford. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Questions linger about firing of IUP coach
1 week ago -
The University of Louisiana-Monroe hired former IUP head women’s basketball coach Jeff Dow as its head coach last week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Negative campaign a disappointment
1 week ago -
For a short time, the information that Rep. Bill Shuster was releasing about Art Halvorson had me concerned, because it seemed to contradict my impression of Mr. Halvorson as a candidate with honesty and integrity. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
2 weeks ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Farmers market would disturb grieving families
2 weeks ago -
After reading recent letters to the editor urging borough residents to support a move of the downtown farmers’ market in Indiana to IRMC Park on North Seventh Street, I felt compelled to respond. [Read More]
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