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Decades later, Vietnam soldiers honored for their heroic acts

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers honored for their heroic acts

WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat.

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Don't fail your body Don't fail your body
45 minutes 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
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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]
The Red Cross to hold area blood drives
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The American Red Cross will be holding the following blood drives: [Read More]
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a resume. [Read More]
Hawk Walk to be held in Indiana Borough Hawk Walk to be held in Indiana Borough
1 hour ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Downtown Indiana Inc., IUP and Indiana Borough will host the annual Hawk Walk on Sept. 23. [Read More]
Punxsutawney car club to host Marion Center show Punxsutawney car club to host Marion Center show
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — In 1954, when he was 17 years old, Leroy “Bud” Blose, of Commodore, fell in love with a 1932 Model B Ford two-door sedan at a dealership in Hillsdale. [Read More]
DAR kicks off Constitution Week DAR kicks off Constitution Week
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR Indiana County Chapter, met on Sept. 2 to kick off Constitution Week, which is celebrated Sept. 17 to 23. [Read More]
Preparation underway for annual Newman Center Book Sale Preparation underway for annual Newman Center Book Sale
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The annual Newman Center Book Sale at St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana will be held this weekend. [Read More]
Bridge dedicated in soldier's honor Bridge dedicated in soldier's honor
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The bridge on Route 56 spanning the Conemaugh River in Seward is now known as the Private James E. Ludwig Memorial Bridge. [Read More]
Annual IUP Day event held on campus Annual IUP Day event held on campus
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
IUP Day was held on Saturday at the Memorial Field House on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]

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ZEKE WILSON: Archers can get early test
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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
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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]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana girls blank Burrell
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Indiana blanked Burrell, 5-0, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match Monday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Offensive struggles doomed Crimson Hawks IUP FOOTBALL: Offensive struggles doomed Crimson Hawks
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
As the game — and the misery — wore on Saturday for the IUP Crimson Hawks, one thing became crystal clear for coach Curt Cignetti and his staff. The offense was going nowhere. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Field hockey team loses IUP ROUNDUP: Field hockey team loses
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In its second strong defensive showing of the weekend, the ninth-ranked IUP field hockey team fell to visiting Limestone (S.C.), 2-0, at Miller Stadium on Sunday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Kutztown stuns Hawks
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
KUTZTOWN — Turnovers, penalties, a lack of focus. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Soccer team stays on roll
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IUP allowed its first goal in four games this season but pulled out a 2-1 win over Seton Hill in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s soccer match Saturday at the South Campus Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana hands Norwin first loss
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IRWIN — Indiana blanked Norwin, 5-0, and handed the Knights their first loss of the season in a WPIAL non-section tennis match Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana playoff, title hopes take hit
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Indiana’s hopes for the WPIAL Section 1-AAA championship or a berth in the team playoffs took a big hit with a 195-199 loss to Hempfield in a section match played Thursday at the Indiana Country Club. [Read More]
United wins volleyball match
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United topped Homer-Center, 25-22, 25-9, 30-28, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match on Thursdya. [Read More]

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Indiana stabbing victim in 'fair' condition
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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]
Two vehicles collide in West Wheatfield township Two vehicles collide in West Wheatfield township
35 minutes ago - - TOM PEEL
Volunteer firefighters from the Clyde and Armagh & East Wheatfield Township departments responded to a two-vehicle crash at 1:02 p.m. Monday on Route 22 near Clay Pike, West Wheatfield Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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At 12:05 a.m. today, Indiana police responded to a report of a gunshot fired into a residence along the 1200 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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No one was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 6:19 p.m. Monday on Oakland Avenue west of McKnight Road. [Read More]
Black man shot by police wins partial verdict
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh prosecutors are weighing their next move after a black man left paralyzed when he was shot by a white Pittsburgh police officer was acquitted of aggravated assault and jurors hung on the remaining charges. [Read More]
Victim of stabbing in serious condition Victim of stabbing in serious condition
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An Indiana man suffered a severe cut on his arm at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when he was stabbed during a confrontation with acquaintances on a private road off Oakland Avenue, Indiana Borough police said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana police said a male victim, who was not identified by police, told officers he was assaulted at 1 a.m. Sunday along the 900 block of Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
Police: Injured trooper conscious
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BLOOMING GROVE (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. [Read More]
Police: Man found lying in road dies when car runs over him
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HERMINIE (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently lying in the road in front of a western Pennsylvania high school was struck and killed by a car. [Read More]
Police detain 'Django' actress in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in “Django Unchained” was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 16
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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 Sept. 15 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 15
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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 14
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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
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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
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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
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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, Sept. 12, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette reader birthdays, Sept. 12
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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

 
Research: Leaky wells, not fracking, tainted water Research: Leaky wells, not fracking, tainted water
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WASHINGTON — The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. [Read More]
Hurricane slams Baja California
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CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores. [Read More]
Afghan suicide bomber kills three troops
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy today, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. [Read More]
British prime minister warns Scots against split British prime minister warns Scots against split
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ABERDEEN, Scotland — With Scotland’s independence referendum apparently too close to call, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday said Thursday’s vote there would be no turning back from a “painful divorce” from Britain. [Read More]
GM revises death toll in recall
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The death toll from General Motors’ faulty ignition switch is rising. [Read More]
Medical marijuana supporters hold Capitol rally Medical marijuana supporters hold Capitol rally
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HARRISBURG — Buoyed by the prospect of legislative action on a medical marijuana bill, dozens of supporters called for its passage at a Capitol rally Monday as Pennsylvania lawmakers returned from their summer recess. [Read More]
U.S. military to fight Ebola
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems. [Read More]
Black man shot by police wins partial verdict
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh prosecutors are weighing their next move after a black man left paralyzed when he was shot by a white Pittsburgh police officer was acquitted of aggravated assault and jurors hung on the remaining charges. [Read More]
Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids
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NEW YORK — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. [Read More]
Trump Plaza closes in N.J. Trump Plaza closes in N.J.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Freeberg has a vision for Pennsylvania
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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'
1 week 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]
Letter to the Editor: Clean power plan protects jobs
2 weeks ago -
The Indiana County commissioners have no proof that EPA limits on carbon dioxide pollution will “cost more than 200,000 jobs.” (“Commissioners ask EPA to revise plan,” Aug. 28). [Read More]
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