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End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview

End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview

- CARLY KROUSE, JAMES J. NESTOR

Gazette staffer Carly Krouse brings you this week's Thursday Sports Preview, a highlight of what's to come in Friday night high school football.

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Applebee's seeks liquor license
4 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
Pending the transfer of a liquor license, Applebee’s, a chain restaurant that touts itself as the “Neighborhood Grill & Bar,” intends to build along Oakland Avenue in White Township. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors discuss expanding recycling program
4 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
White Township supervisors discussed the possibility of expanding recycling services to add plastic to the list of materials collected curbside at a meeting Wednesday. [Read More]
PennDOT OKs Blairsville to maintain Old Main Street
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PennDOT’s District 10 has approved the Blairsville borough’s acquisition of Old Main and South Liberty streets, Borough Manager Tim Evans told council members at Tuesday’s meeting. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
INDIANA: Council discusses 2 mill tax hike INDIANA: Council discusses 2 mill tax hike
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana Borough residents may see a tax increase of slightly more than 2 mills in 2015, part of it in response to requests for additional tax revenue from the Indiana Fire Association and the Indiana Free Library. [Read More]
Police focus on safety at bus stops Police focus on safety at bus stops
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
State and local police will be participating in Operation Safe Stop today to promote safe driving around school bus stops. State police in many areas across Pennsylvania will be targeting bus stops that have a high incidence of illegal passing, according to state police. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: House candidates tackle issues during voter forum CAMPAIGN 2014: House candidates tackle issues during voter forum
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Candidates in two local competitive state House campaigns squared off Tuesday evening in Indiana, launching their final 14-day push for votes in the Nov. 4 general election. [Read More]
Volunteers needed for Make a Difference Day
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Volunteers are needed to man collection sites at various county locations Saturday for Make a Difference Day, a national day of service sponsored locally by The Indiana Gazette. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE BOROUGH: Groups work to extend trails
1 day ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Although it was not awarded a grant to go through with the engineering of a bridge over Route 22, Blairsville Borough in conjunction with the Blairsville Community Development Association and the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy will continue plans to extend the Blairsville Riverfront Trail. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
If Indians win, they're in playoffs If Indians win, they're in playoffs
4 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Should Indiana lose to Hollidaysburg on Friday night, trying to comprehend the things that need to happen for the Indians to get to the WPIAL playoffs is enough to make you want to lay down and rest. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Ferra wins football contest
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Ferra wins football contest [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks shut out Mounties IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks shut out Mounties
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IUP dominated offensively to score a 2-0 win over visiting Mansfield in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s field hockey game Wednesday at Miller Stadium. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Indians face tough competition HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Indians face tough competition
4 hours ago - - ELI NELLIS
Indiana knows it’s going to face tougher competition this season. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks still in the picture IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks still in the picture
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
It won’t be the easiest road to travel, and the potholes could be killers. But IUP coach Curt Cignetti won’t believe for a minute that his team is out of this. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams win second straight title HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams win second straight title
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley had no intentions of allowing Purchase Line to mount another dramatic comeback — not on Senior Salute night and not with its second straight Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball title on the line. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indians' run will continue in state quarterfinals
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VALENCIA — Indiana’s historic playoff run is making a stop in Hershey. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Wildcats sweep match
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KENWOOD — Homer-Center swept Penns Manor, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana drops season finale
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Indiana lost to unbeaten Hollidaysburg, 6-0, in the seventh-grade football team’s season finale. [Read More]
End Zone Player of the Week: Rahdezz Henderson End Zone Player of the Week: Rahdezz Henderson
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The Blairsville Bobcats are getting it done on both sides of the ball, thanks to players like Rahdezz Henderson. [Read More]

All Police News

 
POLICE LOG
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William Beasley, 19, of Pittsburgh, was charged on Oct. 14 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, retail theft and underage drinking in connection with an incident at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 11 at Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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State police reported a car driven by Marie Singerman, 50, of Apollo, traveled off Hancock Avenue, hit two parked vehicles near Poplar Street, and then came to rest in some yew bushes in a yard at 1433 Hancock Ave. No one was reported to be injured. [Read More]
Woman: Pot sales helped pay bills
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BUTLER (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. [Read More]
Judge: Evidence collection stands
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge said he won’t throw out evidence collected from the chambers of a retired western Pennsylvania judge accused of stealing cocaine seized in police investigations. [Read More]
Ex-student waives hearing on threat
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A 20-year-old former Penn State student has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened a shooting at a student center. [Read More]
Man jumps White House fence, arrested Man jumps White House fence, arrested
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WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. [Read More]
Doctors differ on suspect's mental state
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WAUKESHA, Wis. — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. [Read More]
Toddler blamed for starting fire
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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint fire authorities say nine people have been displaced after a 3-year-old boy started a fire at an apartment complex. [Read More]
Salsgiver pleads guilty Salsgiver pleads guilty
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Indiana County prosecutors this morning reached a plea agreement with a Glen Campbell man charged in the June 2013 slaying of James Alexander on a walking trail in Clymer. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
IUP student Ethan King, 20, of Braddock, Allegheny County, was discovered in possession of a marijuana cigarette at 11:14 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 1100 block of Oak Street and destroyed the contraband when officers approached him, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]

All Family News

 
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright FIRST BIRTHDAY: Abigail Wright
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Abigail Grace Wright celebrated her first birthday July 18, 2014, with a Sesame Street party with family and friends. [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Cole Sitosky FIRST BIRTHDAY: Cole Sitosky
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Cole Michael Sitosky celebrated his first birthday Aug. 13, 2014. [Read More]
BIRTHDAYS: Daphne Richter and Isla Richter BIRTHDAYS: Daphne Richter and Isla Richter
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Daphne Lee Richter celebrated her second birthday Oct. 1 with a Little Mermaid-themed party at her home. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Katie Cornman and Jared Long ENGAGEMENT: Katie Cornman and Jared Long
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Katie Cornman, of Home, and Jared Long, of Armagh, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Krystal Pender and Michael Clem ENGAGEMENT: Krystal Pender and Michael Clem
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Krystal Pender and Michael Clem have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct 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 Oct. 22 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 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
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 21, 2014: [Read More]
98th BIRTHDAY: Catherine Hebert 98th BIRTHDAY: Catherine Hebert
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Catherine Hebert, of Indiana, will celebrate her 98th birthday Thursday with her family in her home. [Read More]

All World News

 
Canada attack stirs terror fears Canada attack stirs terror fears
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OTTAWA, Ontario — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
Tracking measures set for Ebola
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ATLANTA — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. [Read More]
Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola
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WASHINGTON — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they’re not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. [Read More]
Blackwater guards found guilty Blackwater guards found guilty
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WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. [Read More]
Activists: Syria airstrikes toll more than 500
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BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said today, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. [Read More]
Central Pennsylvania fire kills scores of snakes
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EAST BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire in a central Pennsylvania home that killed scores of snakes doesn’t appear suspicious in origin. [Read More]
Woman: Pot sales helped pay bills
4 hours ago -
BUTLER (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. [Read More]
Judge: Evidence collection stands
4 hours ago -
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge said he won’t throw out evidence collected from the chambers of a retired western Pennsylvania judge accused of stealing cocaine seized in police investigations. [Read More]
Ex-student waives hearing on threat
4 hours ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A 20-year-old former Penn State student has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened a shooting at a student center. [Read More]
$2.5 million from state to help Children's
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A $2.5 million state grant will help Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to expand and make more room for patients needing certain specialized treatments. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Pa. losing millions
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To voters of Indiana: I know this: I have waited patiently for about three years to talk to you regarding the so-called “impact tax” on Marcellus shale wells drilled in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Voting for Democrat this time
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I have had the pleasure and experience of knowing both candidates running for the state House of Representatives in the 66th District. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Spend money to make money
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The old adage “You have to spend money to make money” has come true in the form of budget surpluses in states with governors who borrowed at recession-low-interest-rates or raised money through graduated income taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Festival organizers say thank you
4 hours ago -
The organizers of the second annual IUP Northern Appalachian Folk Festival wish to thank all of their supporters who made this year’s event a success. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania deserves a fresh start
1 day ago -
Tom Corbett and Dave Reed often use business metaphors when discussing politics. When voting this November, I ask that you use their metaphor to determine if they should be rehired (re-elected). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lowry joins in trying to discredit Obama
1 day ago -
Nazi Germany’s Joseph Goebbels once said that if you tell a big lie often enough, people will eventually believe it. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg will stand up for education
2 days ago -
Education funding has become a serious problem in Pennsylvania, and a vote for Kevin Freeberg, currently running for Pennsylvania House, is a step toward fixing it. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A severance tax would affect my family
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I work in the gas and oil industry. I’m a surveyor who stakes the location of gas wells to comply with state environmental regulations. I enjoy my job, find it fulfilling and earn a fair wage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Don't be misled on Corbett's record
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As a parent of a special-needs child, I am truly grateful to Gov. Tom Corbett for increasing educational funding for special-needs education. In fact, this was the first increase in special-education funding in six years. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
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