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Legendary trumpeter entertains at campus Legendary trumpeter entertains at campus
3 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Doc Severinsen, a legendary trumpeter best known for his 30-year career as the band leader for “The Tonight Show” with host Johnny Carson, performed Tuesday on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: School board discusses security systems
3 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line Area School District board of directors discussed the new security systems at each of the main entrances at Monday night’s regular meeting. [Read More]
Hawk Walk to be held in Indiana Borough Hawk Walk to be held in Indiana Borough
1 day ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Downtown Indiana Inc., IUP and Indiana Borough will host the annual Hawk Walk on Sept. 23. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Bus safety, security focus of recent audit MARION CENTER: Bus safety, security focus of recent audit
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Many American school districts in recent years have taken steps to beef up their security measures, and the directors of the Marion Center Area School District were briefed Monday on steps taken to also make the district’s school bus system more secure. [Read More]
ICCAP to distribute food
1 day ago -
The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food this week at the following locations: [Read More]
Parents invited to drug seminar
1 day ago -
The Homer-Center School District, in partnership with Drug Free Pennsylvania, invites parents of Indiana County children from kindergarten through 12th grade to a free seminar, “Straight Talk for Parents,” at the high school auditorium on Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. [Read More]
SCOTT COOK: Don't fail your body SCOTT COOK: Don't fail your body
1 day ago - - SCOTT COOK
Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. [Read More]
Sunday recital planned for new organ at IUP Sunday recital planned for new organ at IUP
1 day ago -
The College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will welcome Alan Morrison to perform the inaugural recital on its newly installed pipe organ at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Daniel DiCicco Rehearsal Hall in Cogswell Hall, Room 121. [Read More]
Cookport Fair winners announced
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Cookport Fair winners announced
1 day ago -
COOKPORT — The following were winners of competitions at the Cookport Fair. [Read More]
The Red Cross to hold area blood drives
1 day ago -
The American Red Cross will be holding the following blood drives: [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten
3 hours ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
For the Indiana boys’ soccer team, it doesn’t seem to be a question of if the goals will come, but rather when they’ll come. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Three leave team following big loss IUP FOOTBALL: Three leave team following big loss
3 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Because he prefers to look ahead rather than back, IUP coach Curt Cignetti had little to say Tuesday about the news that three of his players had left the team. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Owen leads golf team to victory
3 hours ago -
Paced by Jack Owen’s first-place finish, IUP outlasted California by two strokes to win the Glade Springs Intercollegiate Championship on Tuesday at Charleston, W.Va. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana girls sweep meet
3 hours ago -
Indiana swept Kittanning, 24-31, and West Shamokin, 22-35, in a WPIAL Section 2-AA girls’ cross country meet Tuesday. The Indiana boys beat West Shamokin, 19-43, but fell to Kittanning, 27-29. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Ligonier, Purchase Line remain unbeaten
3 hours ago -
Ligonier Valley and Purchase Line remained unbeaten in Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball action Tuesday evening. [Read More]
GOLF: Northern Cambria claims title
3 hours ago -
Northern Cambria ran its record to 9-0 and clinched the Heritage Conference regular-season golf title with a 216-300 win over winless United on Tuesday at Champion Lakes Golf Course. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Players of the Week: Tre Tipton and Duane Brown End Zone Extra Players of the Week: Tre Tipton and Duane Brown
5 hours ago -
Apollo-Ridge’s dynamic duo led the Vikings to a key early-season victory over Kittanning in a WPIAL Allegheny Conference game on Friday. [Read More]
Reserve QB Weaver leaves Crimson Hawks Reserve QB Weaver leaves Crimson Hawks
21 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Indiana High School graduate Logan Weaver has quit the IUP football team, coach Curt Cignetti announced Tuesday. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Archers can get early test
1 day ago -
For the archers who cannot wait until October, opening day for bear and deer in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D is Saturday. High populations of humans in these areas has led to numerous conflicts with wildlife. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Autumn adventures on horizon
1 day ago -
The rapidly changing sky took on a blustery fall-like appearance as I drove the short distance from the northern Jefferson County trout stream to my camp in neighboring Clarion County. An afternoon of struggling through streamside rhododendron and alders had masked the unseasonable mid-September wea [Read More]

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Bicyclist hit by car, sent for treatment of injuries Bicyclist hit by car, sent for treatment of injuries
3 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
A bicycle rider was sent to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment of head and leg injuries Tuesday after the bicycle and a car collided at Eleventh and Philadelphia streets, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
Police probe strong-arm robbery
3 hours ago -
Intruders held an Indiana resident at bay with a hammer early today and robbed the residence of cash and other property, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police discovered a raucous party in progress at a house near the police station at 11:17 p.m. Aug. 29 and have filed citations against four people they said were responsible for the crowd. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
3 hours ago -
State police reported that a station wagon driven by Robert Ashcom, of New Florence, and a car driven by Brendon Layton, of Homer City, collided at 12:52 p.m. Monday on Route 22 at Clay Pike. [Read More]
Police ID suspect in shooting Police ID suspect in shooting
3 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
7 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
22 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday. [Read More]
Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
23 hours ago -
Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder. [Read More]
Suspect charged in Indiana stabbing Suspect charged in Indiana stabbing
1 day ago -
A Virginia man was charged this morning with the weekend stabbing of an Indiana man just off Oakland Avenue near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
Indiana stabbing victim in 'fair' condition
1 day ago -
PITTSBURGH — An Indiana man continued his recovery from stab wounds today at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, a spokeswoman said, while investigators reported no new developments in the search for his attacker. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 17
3 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 Sept. 16 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 16
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 Sept. 15 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 15
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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 14
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: AMY SLADE and RYAN EBNAR ENGAGEMENT: AMY SLADE and RYAN EBNAR
4 days ago -
Amy Elizabeth Slade, daughter of James and Rebecca Slade, of Indiana, and Ryan Andrew Ebner, son of Dale and Kathy Ebner, of Erie, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Homer-Center homecoming court announced Homer-Center homecoming court announced
4 days ago -
The 2014 Homer-Center Homecoming Court was recently named. Homecoming will be Sept. 19, when the Wildcats play Marion Center. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 13
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

All World News

 
Foundation awards 'genius grants'
3 hours ago -
CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” [Read More]
Lawmakers to vote on arming Syrian rebels Lawmakers to vote on arming Syrian rebels
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants. [Read More]
Congress castigates agency over GM defect Congress castigates agency over GM defect
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top auto regulator faced withering criticism across Capitol Hill on Tuesday about its failure to identify a deadly defect in General Motors cars — even as its top official tried again and again to shift the blame back to the automaker. [Read More]
Police ID suspect in shooting Police ID suspect in shooting
3 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Two companies win contracts from NASA
3 hours ago -
Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. are the winners in the competition to carry Americans astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA announced Tuesday. [Read More]
Deleting of state emails in question
3 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania newspaper is asking a judge to prevent state agencies from deleting email five days after receiving it. [Read More]
Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
3 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Pope approves canonization Pope approves canonization
3 hours ago -
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has signed off on Sri Lanka’s first saint, bending Vatican rules to bypass confirmation of a miracle. [Read More]
Australia pledges to aid Ebola fight
3 hours ago -
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced today that it will immediately provide an additional $6.4 million to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. [Read More]
Respiratory illness seen in 12 states
3 hours ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten
3 hours ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
For the Indiana boys’ soccer team, it doesn’t seem to be a question of if the goals will come, but rather when they’ll come. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg has a vision for Pennsylvania
2 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
4 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
4 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
1 week 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]
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