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Fighting opioid crisis needs coordinated effort, AG Shapiro says Fighting opioid crisis needs coordinated effort, AG Shapiro says
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer has overseen 317 drug trafficking arrests and broken up a “significant” heroin connection between New York City and Altoona in the past three months. Full Story →

Barks 'N Brews event scheduled Barks 'N Brews event scheduled

Levity Brewing Co. in White Township will host a Barks ’N Brews fundraiser event Saturday in partnership with the Indiana County Humane Society.

INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

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.

IUP's Cooper excited about his chance to be drafted IUP's Cooper excited about his chance to be drafted

Sometime in the next three days, Ethan Cooper’s life will go through one of its defining moments.

- MATTHEW BURGLUND
Pickoff ends Indiana's loss Pickoff ends Indiana's loss

Indiana’s Bobby Bell got picked off third base in the top of the seventh inning to seal a 7-6 win for Yough in a WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 baseball game Wednesday in Herminine.

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Indiana Players to present '12 Angry Jurors' Indiana Players to present '12 Angry Jurors'
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The Indiana Players will present “12 Angry Jurors” on Friday and Saturday, and May 5 - 7. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2017: Strong announces run for township supervisor CAMPAIGN 2017: Strong announces run for township supervisor
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Tim Strong has announced his candidacy for Cherryhill Township supervisor. [Read More]
Work on Route 119 to resume Work on Route 119 to resume
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Work will resume next week on the Route 119 Homer City North Roadway Improvement Project in Center Township. [Read More]
Spaghetti dinner planned to aid Punxsutawney child Spaghetti dinner planned to aid Punxsutawney child
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A spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Moose. [Read More]
Restrictions continue on Route 85 Restrictions continue on Route 85
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Daylight lane restrictions continue on Route 85 in Plumville Borough as part of the project to replace the Plumville No. 1 Bridge carrying Route 85 over the north branch of Plum Creek, according to Penn-DOT. [Read More]
Dush announces satellite office hours Dush announces satellite office hours
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BROOKVILLE — Rep. Cris Dush, R-Brookville, has announced his satellite office and veterans assistance hours for May. [Read More]
PLCB to return fees PLCB to return fees
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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced the return of more than $2 million in licensing fees to 1,123 municipalities in which licensees are located. [Read More]
Dance group promotes new steps Dance group promotes new steps
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Dancers took a break from their rumba lesson at The Social Dance for a picture with instructors Khrystal and Marcus Gresko, of TDI Ballroom Dance in Greensburg. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 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]
Agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities Agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana returns to WPIAL title match HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana returns to WPIAL title match
20 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
SEWICKLEY — Phil Palko considers Indiana’s title match with defending state champion and perennial juggernaut Sewickley Academy nothing more than a cherry on top of the team’s second straight masterful run in the WPIAL playoffs. [Read More]
Ligonier Valley holds off Homer-Center Ligonier Valley holds off Homer-Center
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Ligonier Valley jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held off Homer-Center in a 7-5 victory in a Heritage Conference softball game at Floodway Park on Wednesday. [Read More]
Stingers wrap up dual-meet title Stingers wrap up dual-meet title
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The Marion Center girls dominated the running events and claimed the Heritage Conference track and field dual-meet title by sweeping Penns Manor, 113-35, and Homer-Center, 112-35, on Wednesday. [Read More]
Trio of teams join Indiana County League Trio of teams join Indiana County League
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The Indiana County League survived the winter. [Read More]
IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks earn top seed in region IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks earn top seed in region
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The IUP women’s tennis team garnered the top seed for the first time in school history and will host the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championships, which begin Monday at IUP’s Maple Street Courts. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: MARION CENTER 11, UNITED 1 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: MARION CENTER 11, UNITED 1
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Dylan Goss doubled twice, drove in two runs and tossed a two-hitter to power Marion Center to an easy win over host United in a Heritage Conference game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana scores another key win HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana scores another key win
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Indiana ace Lauren Bertig fired her second three-hit shutout in as many days, and just like their win over Mount Pleasant on Monday, the Indians came up with a timely hit to make the difference in a key victory. [Read More]
Purchase Line sweeps junior high meet
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PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ track and field team swept Saltsburg, 78-45, and Northern Cambria, 68-63, in a triangular meet Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana girls win track meet Indiana girls win track meet
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The Indiana High School girls’ track and field team defeated visiting Penn-Trafford, 93-57, on Tuesday. [Read More]
DonGiovanni sinks hole-in-one DonGiovanni sinks hole-in-one
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Vito DonGiovanni scored a hole-in-one at Indian Springs Golf and Country Club. [Read More]

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Man faces trial in death of fellow IUP student Man faces trial in death of fellow IUP student
19 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
Charges were held for court against the man accused in the strangulation death of his fraternity brother, though his defense lawyer argued that charges should be dismissed because pathologists didn’t find medical evidence to support the ruling of asphyxiation. [Read More]
Defendants sentenced in county court Defendants sentenced in county court
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A number of defendants were sentenced by Indiana County Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco at hearings in February and in early March in the Court of Common Pleas: [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police on Wednesday reported numerous area residents recently reported the thefts of property from their vehicles. [Read More]
Frein gets death penalty in cop killing Frein gets death penalty in cop killing
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MILFORD — The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. [Read More]
Pennsylvania cracking down on illegal gaming machines
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is cracking down on illegal gambling machines at businesses. [Read More]
Suspected arsonist in custody after two fires in Trump Hotel
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. [Read More]
Producer admits to bilking investors with fake Broadway play
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. [Read More]
Woman killed in random attack at Northern California track
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NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say a woman was killed and another slightly injured when a man punched and kicked them while they exercised at a neighborhood high school track. [Read More]
Jury sentences ambush killer to death Jury sentences ambush killer to death
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MILFORD (AP) — A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries [Read More]
Man faces trial in strangulation death Man faces trial in strangulation death
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Charges were held for trial in the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas against the man accused in the strangulation death of his fraternity brother, though his defense lawyer argued that pathologists didn’t find medical evidence to support the charges. [Read More]

All Family News

 
2nd BIRTHDAY: Eleanor Kate Weaver 2nd BIRTHDAY: Eleanor Kate Weaver
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Eleanor Kate Weaver recently celebrated her “Choo Choo I’m Two” Birthday on April 13, 2017. [Read More]
1st BIRTHDAY: Olivia Rose Ulisse 1st BIRTHDAY: Olivia Rose Ulisse
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Olivia Rose Ulisse celebrated her first birthday on March 31, 2017. [Read More]
1st BIRTHDAY: Lucy Caroline Brewer 1st BIRTHDAY: Lucy Caroline Brewer
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Lucy Caroline Brewer celebrated her first birthday March 25 at a party with her family and friends at the Braddock Inn in Braddock Heights, Md. [Read More]
1st BIRTHDAY: Mason Phillip Sharrow 1st BIRTHDAY: Mason Phillip Sharrow
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Mason Phillip Sharrow, son of Phillip and Megan Shirley Sharrow, celebrated his first birthday with family and friends with a Mickey Mouse-themed party. [Read More]
BIRTH: Grayson Adam Painter BIRTH: Grayson Adam Painter
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Makenzie Rae Painter and Tyler Adam Bartlebaugh, both of Rossiter, announce the birth of their son, Grayson Adam Painter, March 31, 2017, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 27:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 26, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 25, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25:
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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

 
Trump team softens war talk on North Korea Trump team softens war talk on North Korea
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action. [Read More]
Trump unveils plan to overhaul taxes Trump unveils plan to overhaul taxes
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WASHINGTON — Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America’s tangle of tax code rules. [Read More]
Secretary: Trump won't release returns Secretary: Trump won't release returns
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have “plenty of information” about the president’s financial matters. [Read More]
White House backs off as Congress works to avert shutdown
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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. [Read More]
Trump: NAFTA can stay for now
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Wednesday that he would not immediately move to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement. [Read More]
Hundreds seek licenses to grow, sell medical pot Hundreds seek licenses to grow, sell medical pot
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program remains on schedule after hundreds of applications poured in from those who want to grow, process and dispense the drug. [Read More]
First Americans arrived here much earlier, study suggests
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NEW YORK — A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago — and maybe they were Neanderthals. [Read More]
Frein gets death penalty in cop killing Frein gets death penalty in cop killing
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MILFORD — The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. [Read More]
Trump to create accountability office at VA
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. [Read More]
House OKs bill to aide challenges to gun ordinances
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania state House wants to enable gun owners and groups such as the National Rifle Association to launch legal challenges to cities’ firearms regulations. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Vote against the megaschool Letter to the Editor: Vote against the megaschool
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If there’s one thing residents of the Indiana Area School District have learned over the past year, it’s that a vote for school board members has a tremendous impact on our community. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Will IASD destroy wonderful life? Letter to the Editor: Will IASD destroy wonderful life?
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Indiana’s 9-foot statue of Jimmy Stewart usually makes me reminisce about Frank Capra’s film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” where Stewart played George Bailey, whose character embodied everything that is good in a person: honesty, integrity, compassion. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Why our teachers need to be armed Letter to the Editor: Why our teachers need to be armed
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Ten years ago Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 students and teachers and wounded 17 in less than 11 minutes at Virginia Tech. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let's continue to prevent dog bites Letter to the Editor: Let's continue to prevent dog bites
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In April, the U.S. States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. [Read More]
Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
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Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: SBDCs play a vital role AS I SEE IT: SBDCs play a vital role
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As a director of a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in rural southwest Pennsylvania, I am very aware that some people do not realize the significant ways in which the SBDC program continually supports the lifeblood of our economy, and I wish to provide some perspective. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Keep Rayne Township team together Letter to the Editor: Keep Rayne Township team together
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Over the past years as a resident of Rayne Township I have seen a big change in the maintenance and upkeep of my road as well as all other roads in the township. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Political leaders shouldn't fall for wall Letter to the Editor: Political leaders shouldn't fall for wall
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An open letter to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Money couldn't save O'Reilly this time Letter to the Editor: Money couldn't save O'Reilly this time
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Bill O’Reilly has been shown the door by the Fox News Network. Once Roger Ailes had been fired for sexual harassment, O’Reilly was out on a limb, hanging by a thread. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's time to send message to board Letter to the Editor: It's time to send message to board
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When your home needs repairs, do you abandon it for a larger, more expensive house? Most of us would say no. We would choose to repair our homes, mostly because we can’t afford any other course of action. [Read More]

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