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Ellen Matis is the digital media coordinator and a staff writer at The Indiana Gazette. She is the person behind the Gazette's social media. A 2012 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ellen has a degree in journalism and public relations. Follow her on Twitter, @EllenMatis, or email her at

Articles by ELLEN MATIS

Church marks 225th year Church marks 225th year
48 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS,
CENTER TOWNSHIP — In its 225 years of life, the oldest church in Indiana County has had its share of ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. [Read More]
Aspiring worker already on job Aspiring worker already on job
49 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Some might say that they’re concerned about the lack of work ethic today’s youth possesses. They haven’t met 5-year-old Dane Yachisko. [Read More]
Cookport Fair offers week of fun
50 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Closing up fair season in Indiana County, the 96th Cookport Fair will begin Monday and continue through Sept. 14. [Read More]
HOMER CITY BOROUGH: Resident takes issue with properties
50 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
A Homer City resident’s concerns were heard Tuesday at the Homer City Borough Council meeting, where property appearance and ordinance issues were addressed. [Read More]
Woman's lyrics win contest Woman's lyrics win contest
52 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
A former Indiana resident has added “writer and 2013 contest winner” to her resume after winning the Banana Split Theme Song Contest, part of Latrobe’s Banana Split Celebration. [Read More]
MONDAY Q&A: Fair official promises fun, tradition at this year's event MONDAY Q&A: Fair official promises fun, tradition at this year's event
53 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Calvin Farren, as a fair board member, has been around the Indiana County Fair for nine years. As an Indiana native, he’s been familiar with the fair, he said, for his entire life. Farren talked with Gazette staffer Ellen Matis for a behind-the-scenes look at fair planning ... [Read More]
Armagh horse owners enjoy remarkable run of success Armagh horse owners enjoy remarkable run of success
53 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
At 8 years old, John McMullen Jr. entered the world of racing when his father got his first race horse. [Read More]
IUP grad tries her hand at banana split song IUP grad tries her hand at banana split song
54 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
For some, a banana split is a tasty treat, a symbol of summer or a welcomed bellyache waiting to happen. For others, the banana split is a way of life. [Read More]
HOMER CITY: Police force down three officers, chief reports
54 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Homer City Borough is left without three police officers after receiving resignations this month, borough council reported Tuesday. [Read More]
SALTSBURG: Borough council approves pay increases
55 weeks ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Saltsburg Borough council Monday approved an increase of hourly pay for its police officers, which became effective Saturday. [Read More]
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