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Unemployment rate up
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The August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County increased 0.1 percent to 5.5 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Over the year, the rate fell 1.6 percent. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
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Photos of the Week
2 hours ago - - TOM PEEL, JAMIE EMPFIELD
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame
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Robert Biss, class of 1957, was honored Saturday by the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation as its 16th inductee into the Alumni Hall of Fame. [Read More]
PennDOT to display bridge plans
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PennDOT Engineering District 10 will display public plans for the Route 85 Sunnyside Bridge No. 2 project in Valley Township, Armstrong County, on Oct. 15. [Read More]
Homecoming queen crowned Homecoming queen crowned
2 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Hailey Dawson was crowned the 2014 Homer-Center homecoming queen. [Read More]
Homecoming festivities on tap for West Shamokin Homecoming festivities on tap for West Shamokin
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West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School will celebrate homecoming festivities Friday at Jack E. Boyer Field in Rural Valley. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities available for teens Volunteer opportunities available for teens
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
Thousands of Penelec customers affected by power outage Thousands of Penelec customers affected by power outage
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About 3,400 Penelec customers had their electricity service interrupted Monday when a utility pole anchor failed at a pole in White Township. [Read More]
United Way awards 12 grants for 2014
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Volunteers serving on the United Way of Indiana County’s Special Funds Committee, chaired by Joseph Reschini of Reschini Insurance, recently awarded grants totaling $19,976.97 to 12 programs serving Indiana County residents. [Read More]
Blairsville seeks ownership of Old Main Street
1 day ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Blairsville Borough manager Tim Evans reported at Monday’s council meeting that the borough is working to obtain ownership of a road currently owned by the state. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams
2 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The IUP Crimson Hawks have one of the best kickers in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Soccer team returns to top 25
2 hours ago -
Lexie Palluconi scored the Crimson Hawks’ lone goal in the 58th minute of the match to help the 24th-ranked IUP women’s soccer team forge a 1-1 tie in a non-conference match against host Alderson Broaddus on Tuesday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Grube, Hughes lead IHS to win
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Kyle Grube and C.J. Hughes tore up the Indiana Country Club course to lead Indiana to a 183-207 victory over Latrobe in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA golf match Monday. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line keeps slate clean
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Purchase Line improved to 10-0 by sweeping host United, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Sames leads Hawks in D-I tourney
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Kenneth Sames tied for fifth place at even par to lead the IUP men’s golf team to a 10th-place finish at George Mason University’s Patriot Intercollegiate on Monday at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Time to get in the woods
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The approaching sound of leaves crunching under hooves is something all archers eagerly anticipate. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Propelled by a delicate roll cast, the green caddis larvae fly landed lightly in the clear, cool water of the West Branch of Caldwell Creek. The modest current washed the size 12 fly downstream to a submerged tree branch, where a 12-inch wild brown trout shot out and seized it. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Purchase Line remains perfect
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Host Purchase Line upped its record to 9-0 by sweeping Glendale, 25-10, 25-8, 25-10, in a non-conference girls’ volleyball match Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana secures second place
1 day ago -
DERRY — Indiana locked up second place in the section with a 5-0 win over third-place Derry in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match Monday. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Moran Financial scores two wins
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Moran Financial beat George’s Pro Shop twice on Sunday, once in the completion of a suspended game and once in the regularly scheduled game, in Indiana County Over-40 Baseball League action. [Read More]

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Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training
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CONSHOHOCKEN (AP) — A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died. [Read More]
Man waives hearing in pregnant girlfriend's death
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SOMERSET (AP) — A former Homer City man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges in the death of his pregnant girlfriend and her child. [Read More]
PennDOT to display bridge plans
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PennDOT Engineering District 10 will display public plans for the Route 85 Sunnyside Bridge No. 2 project in Valley Township, Armstrong County, on Oct. 15. [Read More]
POLICE REPORT
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Borough police charged Michael Feroce, 21, of Vandergrift, with retail theft, resisting arrest and public drunkenness at 2:33 a.m. at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave. [Read More]
Hospital nixes teen’s treatment Hospital nixes teen’s treatment
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UPPER ST. CLAIR (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in slaying
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of a Pittsburgh-area community activist. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Elizabeth Casady, 34, of Indiana, was injured at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 when her vehicle went off the shoulder of Route 553, according to state police. [Read More]
ADA suspended over case
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A district attorney has suspended a deputy prosecutor with pay after a judge ruled the deputy purposely withheld evidence that could have helped a western Pennsylvania pizza driver. [Read More]
Borough pays $350,000 over traffic stop suit
2 hours ago -
WHITAKER (AP) — A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge. [Read More]
DA to court: Stay Melvin’s sentence
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire campaign corruption sentence — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she appeals her conviction and sentence. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 1
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 30, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 30
1 day ago -
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, Sept. 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Regional hospital weekend activity: [Read More]
IN THE SERVICE IN THE SERVICE
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Here's a periodic roundup of achievements of Indiana County area residents in the military service: [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kristina Albright SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kristina Albright
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Kristina Albright as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for September 2014. She is the daughter of Heather Albright and Mike Nestlerode, of Homer City. [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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Here's a periodic roundup of academic achievements of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

All World News

 
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
2 hours ago -
HONG KONG — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. [Read More]
NATO names new leader NATO names new leader
2 hours ago -
BRUSSELS — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing of one of the West’s biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: High court expected to take up gay marriage
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. [Read More]
Hospital nixes teen’s treatment Hospital nixes teen’s treatment
2 hours ago -
UPPER ST. CLAIR (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. [Read More]
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train turns 50 Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train turns 50
2 hours ago -
TOKYO — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, “like flying in the sky.” [Read More]
Details of presidential security breach evolve Details of presidential security breach evolve
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in slaying
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of a Pittsburgh-area community activist. [Read More]
ADA suspended over case
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A district attorney has suspended a deputy prosecutor with pay after a judge ruled the deputy purposely withheld evidence that could have helped a western Pennsylvania pizza driver. [Read More]
Borough pays $350,000 over traffic stop suit
2 hours ago -
WHITAKER (AP) — A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge. [Read More]
DA to court: Stay Melvin’s sentence
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire campaign corruption sentence — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she appeals her conviction and sentence. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Domestic violence has go on far too long
2 hours ago -
Why has domestic violence in the NFL become the major story that is bringing light to an issue that has gone on far too long and is still unreported too many times today? Domestic violence! [Read More]
Letter to the editor: My votes will go for Corbett, Reed
2 hours ago -
I am one Pennsylvanian who is not confused over political issues. That is why I intend to vote for Tom Corbett for governor and Dave Reed for legislator. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Save Festival of Lights
1 day ago -
I am writing this in response to the article about the Festival of Lights going dark after this year. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Time to get in the woods
1 day ago -
The approaching sound of leaves crunching under hooves is something all archers eagerly anticipate. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The word of God
2 days ago -
Romans 1:26: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which was against nature.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Homosexuality isn't among evils
2 days ago -
In response to Ms. Carrie Orr’s Sept. 21 letter “Everywhere we look, we can see evil in world” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: In debate between 'Toms,' Corbett wins
3 days ago -
The debate between two “Toms” Monday night should have convinced those watching which of the two would make the better governor. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: God of Holy Bible does judge, hates sin
3 days ago -
I have read two letters to the editor entries recently and would like to use the Holy Bible to clarify what God says in His Word about homosexuality. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The most unproductive Congress ever
1 week ago -
So you think midterm elections aren’t important? Were you among the 58.5 percent of Americans who didn’t vote in the 2010 midterm elections? Or were you among the 41.5 percent who voted, thinking you were going to get something different than the most unproductive Congress in history? [Read More]
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