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New year kicks off on IUP campus

New year kicks off on IUP campus

- RANDY WELLS

In comments that were upbeat and frequently humorous, Indiana University of Pennsylvania leaders Friday welcomed faculty, staff, students and community members to what Provost Dr. Timothy Moerland called “our version of New Year’s Day” — the beginning of a new academic year.

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Theater group to present 'The Tempest' Theater group to present 'The Tempest'
3 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater by the Grove is putting on “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents: The Tempest,” a 1930s circus-show take on one of the playwright’s most magical tales that features exotic performers from distant times and faraway places. [Read More]
MICHELE HUEY's 'GOD, ME & A CUP OF TEA': Unforced rhythms of grace
3 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
Today is the 11th anniversary of my sister’s death. [Read More]
Girl Scouts seeking volunteers to lead ranks
3 hours ago -
A year filled with adventures for a girl happens when one role model shows her she can accomplish more than she ever imagined in Girl Scouts. [Read More]
Car cruise scheduled for Sept. 12
3 hours ago -
The Historic Saltsburg Car Cruise will take place on Sept 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. in and around the Canal Park in Downtown Saltsburg. [Read More]
Community church events scheduled
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The Gazette frequently presents a roundup of dinners, luncheons, barbecues, garage sales, hymn sings, special services, clothing sales, lectures, meetings and other events happening at the churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order. [Read More]
Indiana County officials get doused
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Indiana County officials get doused
1 day ago - - JASON LEVAN
Add the Indiana County commissioners to the list of noted people around the nation who have been voluntarily drenched in the Ice Bucket Challenge, this summer’s craze to raise awareness of ALS. [Read More]
BUCKET LIST: Locals take ALS challenge BUCKET LIST: Locals take ALS challenge
1 day ago - - JASON LEVAN
By now, chances are you know someone who has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. [Read More]
Ballroom dance club seeks beginners
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The Indiana Ballroom Dance Club is offering dance classes for beginners and intermediate workshops for experienced dancers in an effort to promote ballroom dancing and to attract members to the club. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Fairs, Nance, jazz, doughnuts, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Fairs, Nance, jazz, doughnuts, etc.
1 day ago - - BILL HASTINGS
Signs that summer is fading fast are popping up all over town, from the fairgrounds at Mack Park to the campus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Derry girls win tennis match
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LOWER BURRELL — Derry beat Burrell, 3-2 in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ golf match Friday. Maria Palombo, Natalie Sarnese and Katie Enos each won in singles play for the Trojans. Derry (3-1, 2-0 section) travels to Springdale on Monday.   [Read More]
CORRECTION
3 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]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks show strengths, weaknesses in scrimmage IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks show strengths, weaknesses in scrimmage
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
All things considered, IUP’s scrimmage Thursday night wasn’t that bad. In fact, there were some good plays and impressive performances. [Read More]
IUP field hockey picked sixth
1 day ago -
LOCK HAVEN — The IUP field hockey team has been picked sixth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. [Read More]
CORRECTION
1 day 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]
IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule IUP: Crimson Hawks release men's basketball schedule
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The IUP men’s basketball team is set to play the maximum 28 regular-season games, including a pair of two-game, early-season tournaments. IUP has 22 scheduled Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference contests and will welcome 16 schools to Indiana. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Indians improve to 2-0
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Indiana defeated Norwin, 178-198, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match on Wednesday for the Indians’ second victory on the season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls’ team scores first win
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Indiana won its season opener by blanking Greensburg Salem, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Wednesday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
Marion Center league seeking bowlers
2 days ago -
The Marion Center Women’s Handicap Bowling League is seeking players to fill its teams for the upcoming season, which begins Tuesday at Mohawk Lanes. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Women's basketball team announces schedule
3 days ago -
The IUP women’s basketball team will play 26 regular-season games in the 2014-15 season, with 13 teams set to visit the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]

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One injured in intersection collision One injured in intersection collision
2 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
One driver was hurt and treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center following a two-vehicle crash Friday evening at Oakland Avenue and Rose Street. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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At 1:47 a.m. Friday, Indiana police said they saw Dylan Smith, 22, of Punxsutawney, pinning down a male on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street. Police said Smith ignored an officer’s order to get off the victim. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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One driver was hurt in a two-vehicle collision at 7:48 p.m. Friday on Oakland Avenue at Rose Street. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Indiana police have charged Brady Buzard, 30, of Indiana, with theft. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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Two people had slight injuries following a traffic crash at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street. [Read More]
Court frowns on sentencing laws
1 day ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania appellate court judges have added their voice to lower court decisions saying that certain state mandatory minimum sentencing laws are unconstitutional under a U.S. Supreme Court case decided last year. [Read More]
Justice spared from handcuffs
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HARRISBURG — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs. [Read More]
Man indicted in battlefield fire
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GETTYSBURG (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a fire and reported domestic dispute at Gettysburg National Military Park earlier this month. [Read More]
Bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty
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BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack. [Read More]
Police: Bridge flags back on U.S. soil
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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23
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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 Friday activity [Read More]
WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini WEDDING: Kellie Ruffner and Joseph Santini
1 day ago -
Kellie Elaine Ruffner, of Marion Center, and Joseph John Santini, of Plumville, were united in marriage on June 14, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Marion Center with the Rev. Carlton White officiating. [Read More]
Sorority awards scholarship Sorority awards scholarship
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Bethany Balencic, daughter of Gina and Jeff Balencic, was presented a check for a $750 scholarship from the Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators, at a recent August meeting. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 22
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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, Aug. 21, 2014: [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley FIRST BIRTHDAY: Parker James Heigley
2 days ago -
Parker James Heigley celebrated his first birthday on July 5, 2014, with a Thomas the Train party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller SECOND BIRTHDAY: Ava Bryn Miller
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Ava Bryn Miller celebrated her second birthday on July 12, 2014. She is the daughter of Ian and Jessica Miller, of Blairsville, and the little sister of Andrew Henry Miller IV. [Read More]
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded
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The Knights of Columbus, Father McNelis Council 1481, Indiana, presented the $1,500 Frank Sibley Scholarship to Grace Williams on Wednesday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 21
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

All World News

 
Officials: U.S. weighing military action in Syria
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is debating a more robust intervention in Syria, including possible U.S. airstrikes, in a significant escalation of its weekslong military assault on the Islamic extremist group ... [Read More]
Russian aid trucks start leaving Ukraine Russian aid trucks start leaving Ukraine
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DONETSK, Russia — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia today. [Read More]
Lawyer wants confiscated wine collection returned
3 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it’s destroyed. [Read More]
Retailers warned of hacking software
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. [Read More]
Man walks free after two decades Man walks free after two decades
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HARRISBURG — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge’s ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science. [Read More]
Reid apologizes for Asian jokes Reid apologizes for Asian jokes
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. [Read More]
Rikers’ chief investigator quits
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NEW YORK (AP) — The head of internal investigations at the embattled Rikers Island jail complex resigned Friday amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths. [Read More]
Goldman in deal worth $1.2 billion
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. [Read More]
Thousands to protest N.Y. chokehold death
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NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer. [Read More]
Chickens, drugs found in crash
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AMMA, W.Va. (AP) — Altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked Friday on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man was arrested, police said. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Don't be too quick to judge police in Ferguson
1 day ago -
To law enforcement officials including first responders, security, and community leaders. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No time or money for political drivel
4 days ago -
In response to the Aug 11 “As I see it” column by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Sunday’s response by Gordon Knox: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: House lawsuit has questionable motives
4 days ago -
On Aug. 11, the Gazette carried an explanation by Congressman Bill Shuster (“The rights of many over the will of one”) regarding the House lawsuit against President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Complaints about transit service
6 days ago -
I had an appointment one morning for Dr. Nesper at 9 a.m. I had called the transit and ordered the transit to get me there on time. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: President fails to lead on immigration issue
1 week ago -
President Barack Obama refuses to secure our southern border and as such we are being flooded with tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Focus on state needs, not suing Obama
1 week ago -
In response to Monday’s op-ed by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, “The rights of many over the will of one”: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Son Day was wonderful
1 week ago -
Clymer and other towns nearby are often mentioned in The Indiana Gazette in articles about activities that are not condoned by law enforcement or most citizens. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
1 week 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: Triathlon organizers grateful for support
1 week ago -
The 18th annual Jackie Kallal Triathlon was very successful in spite of the fact that there were fewer participants this year than in the recent past. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: My dad would make a great state rep
1 week ago -
I have never seen my dad, Kevin Freeberg, happier than when he is recalling memories of helping kids during his 34-year tenure as an Indiana schoolteacher. That is, until he joined the campaign for state representative of the 62nd District. [Read More]
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