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It's a Wonderful Life Festival kicks off season

It's a Wonderful Life Festival kicks off season

- JAMES J. NESTOR

Downtown Indiana streets filled with participants of the 2014 It’s a Wonderful Life Festival and Parade on Friday.

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MICHELE HUEY's 'GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA': Woman had a heart filled with wisdom MICHELE HUEY's 'GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA': Woman had a heart filled with wisdom
1 hour ago - - MICHELE HUEY
Henrietta Benson was the wisest person I’ve ever known. [Read More]
Care home makes donation for Caring and Sharing Campaign Care home makes donation for Caring and Sharing Campaign
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The residents at Bethany Place Personal Care Home recently teamed up with Crystal Elliott from ViaQuest to implement their Caring and Sharing Campaign. [Read More]
Spaghetti benefit dinner being held today
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MARION CENTER — A spaghetti benefit dinner and basket raffle for Rebecca Meyer Livingston will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marion Center fire department. [Read More]
Diocese seeks nominees for service awards
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GREENSBURG — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is accepting nominations of individuals and organizations for the 2015 Communities of Salt and Light awards until Dec. 5. [Read More]
Local WyoTech campus to stay open after sale Local WyoTech campus to stay open after sale
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — WyoTech, the automotive technology school in Burrell Township, is among 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses Corinthian Colleges Inc. plans to sell to ECMC Group. [Read More]
Benefit scavenger hunt to be held Benefit scavenger hunt to be held
1 day ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
The first 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt to benefit the United Way of Indiana County will be held on Dec. 12. [Read More]
HOMER-CENTER: Directors vote to expand bus surveillance HOMER-CENTER: Directors vote to expand bus surveillance
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — The onboard surveillance systems on Homer-Center School District buses will be expanded to record sound as well as pictures beginning with the 2015-16 school year. [Read More]
40-year class reunion held 40-year class reunion held
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Purchase Line High School graduates held their 40th class reunion on Sept. 27 at the annual Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation Alumni and Community Dinner/Dance. [Read More]
CLUB NEWS: Catholic Daughters, Indiana
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Catholic Daughters Ct. St. Bernard 339 Indiana held its monthly meeting Nov. 13 with rosary led by Jan Sharbaugh for deceased members and their families. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Holiday, Norma White, donkeys, Charles ... INSIDE INDIANA: Holiday, Norma White, donkeys, Charles ...
1 day ago - - BILL HASTINGS
The holiday season kicks off in Indiana tonight, with the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life festival in downtown Indiana. The traditional tree-lighting will be held this year at the Vinegar Hill steps ... [Read More]

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ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo suffers through 'frustrating' season ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo suffers through 'frustrating' season
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Even for elite student-athletes like Angel Piccirillo, balancing academics and athletics can sometimes seem like a never-ending battle. [Read More]
Penns Manor claims title Penns Manor claims title
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The Penns Manor Junior High girls’ basketball team won the championship in the Doug West League at The Summit Gym in Altoona on Nov. 1. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Sitting Bulls set fundraiser
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JOHNSTOWN — With the help of the Johnstown Tomahawks, and in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the team, the Sitting Bulls sled hockey team will hold an exhibition game at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks place 11 on All-PSAC team IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks place 11 on All-PSAC team
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IUP’s Drew Carswell, Walt Pegues, Karon Gibson and Kevin Clarke were chosen for the first team as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced its postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks find a way to win IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks find a way to win
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
In a long basketball season, a team has to find various ways to win. IUP did it with defense and an inside presence Wednesday night. [Read More]
Freshman scores key goal in Indiana's win Freshman scores key goal in Indiana's win
2 days ago - - ELI NELLIS
Tyler Barker picked a great time to score his first varsity goal. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Bear check station moved
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The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s bear check station that has operated for many years at Yellow Creek State Park will move to the Homer City Fire Hall, 25 W. Church St., for the firearms bear season that begins Saturday. [Read More]
Indiana wins hockey game Indiana wins hockey game
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Indiana defeated Penn-Trafford, 3-1, in a middle school hockey game Wednesday night at S&T Bank Arena. [Read More]
Wingard named scholar-athlete Wingard named scholar-athlete
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NuMINE — Andrew Wingard, a senior at West Shamokin High School, has been named the Ding-A-Lings Sports Club’s scholar-athlete for October. [Read More]
IUP 83, OHIO VALLEY 43: Stamp hits mark in victory IUP 83, OHIO VALLEY 43: Stamp hits mark in victory
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
For a game-changing scorer like Lindsay Stamp, reaching the 1,000-point milestone for the first time in her basketball career brought out the emotional side of the IUP senior. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
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Indiana police said Zachary Gerlesky, 19, of Cherry Tree, and two male juveniles had drug paraphernalia at 6:23 p.m. Nov. 8, along the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Fire destroys Green Township home Fire destroys Green Township home
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
GREEN TOWNSHIP — Fire officials have called for a state police fire marshal to search for the cause of a blaze that destroyed a two-story, wooden-framed house on Thursday at 1417 Pine Flats Road at its intersection with Route 580. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police said Lora K. McKendrick, 42, of Indiana, was charged with retail theft after she tried to take groceries from BiLo at 420 Old Route 119 on Nov. 9 at 11:22 a.m. [Read More]
Lost property: Pistol missing
1 day ago -
State police said Brian M. Hilty misplaced or lost a Ruger P97DC pistol in the area around 295 Green Valley Road between Sept. 15 and Oct. 30. [Read More]
Fire leaves 4 homeless in Green Township Fire leaves 4 homeless in Green Township
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GREEN TOWNSHIP — Neighbors discovered a house ablaze while the residents were away Thursday afternoon, and the fast-moving flames swept through the house and destroyed it, a fire official said. [Read More]
Fire destroys eastern Indiana County house Fire destroys eastern Indiana County house
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GREEN TOWNSHIP — Volunteers from six area fire departments are battling a fire that has destroyed a house along Route 580 near Pine Flats. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Borough police cited Cory L. Kelly, 22, of Northern Cambria, with public drunkenness at Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave. at 2:16 a.m. on Nov. 13. [Read More]
Seat-belt enforcement set
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Traffic crashes are one of the leading causes of death, with most fatalities being attributed to motorists who were not wearing seat belts. [Read More]
Gunman killed, three students wounded in FSU shooting Gunman killed, three students wounded in FSU shooting
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire early today at a Florida State University library, sending hundreds of students who had been up all night studying for exams scrambling for cover in the book aisles and barricading themselves in with desks. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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One person was injured during a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday along West Pike, according to state police. [Read More]

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County 4-H members achieve top honors County 4-H members achieve top honors
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Fourteen Indiana County 4-H members recently attended State 4-H Achievement Days at Penn State University. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Chanel Sherry SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Chanel Sherry
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Chanel R. Sherry has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center senior of the month for September. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Collin Butterworth STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Collin Butterworth
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Collin D. Butterworth has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for November. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alexis McConnell SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alexis McConnell
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The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently announced the selection of Alexis McConnell as Senior of the Month for October at Blairsville High School. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alyssa Kuhner SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Alyssa Kuhner
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Alyssa R. Kuhner has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center senior of the month for October. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Nov 22
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Nov. 21
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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, Nov. 20, 2014: [Read More]
95TH BIRTHDAY: Daniel Yurky 95TH BIRTHDAY: Daniel Yurky
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Daniel Yurky will celebrate his 95th birthday on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. [Read More]
92ND BIRTHDAY: Harold Short 92ND BIRTHDAY: Harold Short
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Harold Short will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Nov. 26. [Read More]

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Kenya attack leaves 28 dead
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a dawn attack today on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. [Read More]
Calm urged ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision
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FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. [Read More]
San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car
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SAN FRANCISCO — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said. [Read More]
Iraqi forces, Islamic State group clash
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BAGHDAD —Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation today to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. [Read More]
Marine with robotic leg braces receives Bronze Star Marine with robotic leg braces receives Bronze Star
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SAN DIEGO — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. [Read More]
Two Ohio men freed in '75 murder case Two Ohio men freed in '75 murder case
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CLEVELAND — Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them — a then-13-year-old boy — recanted his testimony. [Read More]
Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It’s an auction record for any blue diamond. [Read More]
U.S. warns citizens to avoid Acapulco
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MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. [Read More]
$139 million deal reached in school sex abuse case
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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday. [Read More]
GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations
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WASHINGTON — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Who's really got the mandate?
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Mandate, mandate, who’s got the mandate? Despite attempts to kill democracy through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a partisan Supreme Court that opened the floodgates for obscene amounts of money to buy candidates, progressive thinkers always win — eventually. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: UM Kairos Response launches boycott
4 days ago -
United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) has announced a global boycott of six product lines produced in illegal Israeli settlements of the West Bank. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Clarifying the record on Rec Board funding
5 days ago -
As a former chair of the Indiana Recreation and Parks Board, I would like to clarify some grossly inaccurate comments given by Indiana school board President Tom Harley at the recent school board meeting concerning the budget for the Rec Department. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Protest vs. rioting: The way forward
5 days ago -
Throughout American history, protests and civil disobedience have played important roles. Around the world there have been countless examples of nonviolent movements that have changed the course of history: Martin Luther King and Gandhi are two examples. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Education of students takes top priority
6 days ago -
The results from the state performance scores were published in the Gazette on Nov. 7. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Grass-roots effort behind Dush victory
6 days ago -
District 66 residents of northern Indiana County are amazing! Giving Cris Dush an almost 3-to-1 margin of victory, these folks were truly “engaged” in this race. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Veterans to the fore of parade
1 week ago -
I attended the annual Veterans Day parade here in Indiana. I do think it is so important to recognize our veterans; however, I also think the parade lineup needs to be rearranged. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A fond memory of Dr. Betts
1 week ago -
In 1961 I arrived in Indiana to begin a 30-year career in the Mathematics Department at IUP. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Honoring nurse practitioners
1 week ago -
Nov. 9-15 is National Nurse Practitioner Week. It is a time to recognize and thank these health care providers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council praised for proposed library funds
2 weeks ago -
I was delighted to read about Indiana Borough’s decision to increase the local tax dedicated to the Indiana Free Library. [Read More]
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