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CENTER TOWNSHIP: Sheetz plan to add beer draws criticism CENTER TOWNSHIP: Sheetz plan to add beer draws criticism
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

GRACETON — Local officials on Thursday heard a wave of emotional opposition to a proposal by Altoona-based Sheetz to transfer a liquor license and sell beer at the remodeled convenience store along Route 119. Full Story →

Purchase Line student recognized for sobering video
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Purchase Line student recognized for sobering video

We all know it’s dangerous. Every two minutes it injures someone, and every day it takes the lives of 27 people. Still, 28.7 million people admitted to driving drunk in 2013, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

- CASEY KELLY
Horse owner rides to title in Florida Horse owner rides to title in Florida

When the weather at home inhibits outdoor activities, some people might vacation in Florida for rest and relaxation.

- JOE BACCAMAZZI
INDIANA: THON raises money for Four Diamonds Fund INDIANA: THON raises money for Four Diamonds Fund

Courage, strength, honesty and wisdom were the main goals of Indiana High School’s THON, held on March 18.

Daytripping: Morgantown offers 120 miles of trails, zip lines Daytripping: Morgantown offers 120 miles of trails, zip lines

Just a day-trip away, Morgantown, W.Va., has opportunities whether you’re a hiker, cyclist, mountain biker, rock climber, or whitewater rafting enthusiast.

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INSIDE INDIANA: Brian, Jessica, flea market, ceramics, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Brian, Jessica, flea market, ceramics, etc.
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Country singer Brian Collins will travel from Nashville to Pennsylvania to perform tonight at the Barnesboro American Legion, where the public is welcome to attend. [Read More]
IUP basketball players hold workshop
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IUP basketball players hold workshop
17 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
IUP Women's basketball players gave a clinic on Wednesday to students from the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District at Memorial Field House on campus. [Read More]
Area students participate in legislative seminar Area students participate in legislative seminar
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More than 100 students from 11 school districts participated Thursday in state Sen. Don White’s annual “The Future Starts Today” program at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at IUP. [Read More]
INDIANA AREA: Board approves extra-pay assignments INDIANA AREA: Board approves extra-pay assignments
17 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area School District board on Monday approved a list of extra-duty, extra-pay assignments providing a total of $298,681 of compensation. [Read More]
Bears help preserve memories Bears help preserve memories
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Mary Jo Mort, a ViaQuest Hospice volunteer, right, on Tuesday presented Barb Dominguez with a bear Mort made from a jacket that belonged to Dominguez’s late husband, Oscar, whose picture Mort was holding. [Read More]
Quota International makes donation to YMCA Quota International makes donation to YMCA
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Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. donated a bicycle and helmet recently to the YMCA of Indiana County Big Hearts Little Hands mentoring program’s upcoming basket raffle, set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 13 at Twisted Jimmy’s in Indiana. [Read More]
Professor emeritus to speak at luncheon Professor emeritus to speak at luncheon
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania History Professor Emeritus Charles Cashdollar will speak at the May 11 luncheon meeting of the Retired Faculty and Administrators of IUP. [Read More]
PEMA awards grants to area fire departments PEMA awards grants to area fire departments
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Amost 30 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout Jefferson and Indiana counties have qualified to receive approximately $324,036 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. [Read More]
Free child screenings Free child screenings
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The Lifesteps’ Child Check team will be conducting free screenings on Thursday, May 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lifesteps headquarters, 1455 Church St., Indiana. [Read More]
Hometown plans Bly celebration Hometown plans Bly celebration
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The Apollo Area Historical Society will hold “Happy Birthday Nellie Bly” Sunday at the W.C.T.U. Building-Apollo Museum, 317 N. Second St., Apollo. [Read More]

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IUP softball season ends in playoffs IUP softball season ends in playoffs
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QUAKERTOWN — IUP’s season came to an end in a 3-2 loss to Kutztown in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball playoffs on Thursday. [Read More]
Basketball camp set at Penns Manor Basketball camp set at Penns Manor
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KENWOOD — A basketball camp will be held at Penns Manor High School from June 13 to 17. [Read More]
Indiana drops lacrosse game Indiana drops lacrosse game
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NORTH HUNTINGDON — In a game played Wednesday, Indiana fell to Norwin, 12-5, in a WPIAL Division 2 Section 1 boys’ lacrosse game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana breaks out against Scotties HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana breaks out against Scotties
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Indiana needed to work on one final part of its game in order to get on a solid roll toward a fourth consecutive playoff berth: timely hitting. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana avenges loss to Rams HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana avenges loss to Rams
2 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
Indiana’s only loss of the season came in a game the Indians wish they could have back. [Read More]
IUP SOFTBALL: Crimson Hawks advance in PSAC post-season IUP SOFTBALL: Crimson Hawks advance in PSAC post-season
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SOFTBALL: IUP beat Slippery Rock, 2-1, to stay alive in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s softball playoffs at Quakertown on Wednesday. IUP (28-18) won the elimination game after losing to California, 4-3, earlier in the day. The Crimson Hawks played Kutztown in another [Read More]
IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks top SRU to stay in hunt IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks top SRU to stay in hunt
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IUP beat Mercyhurst, 5-1, to advance to the semifinals of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s tennis tournament on Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Colts knock off Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Colts knock off Wildcats
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Northern Cambria delivered the last blow in a pitchers’ duel, plating a run in each of the sixth and seventh innings to edge visiting Homer-Center, 2-1, in a Heritage Conference baseball game Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Marion Center holds on HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Marion Center holds on
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Laken Ryen paced Marion Center with a pair of hits, including a triple, and the Stingers pulled away with a four-run third inning in a 7-4 victory over United and their second win in as many days in a Heritage Conference softball game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Lions claim dual-meet title HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Lions claim dual-meet title
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United dominated the running events and clinched its first Heritage Conference dual-meet championship by defeating visiting Ligonier Valley, 88-62, in high school girls’ track and field action Wednesday. [Read More]

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Police: Armed men rob pharmacy Police: Armed men rob pharmacy
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Two armed men took cash and prescription drugs from a pharmacy in New Alexandria on Thursday, according to state police at Kiski Valley. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police are investigating a hit-and-run crash along the 700 block of South Street from late Saturday evening to noon Sunday. [Read More]
Fleeing man jumps in river, runs naked
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police said a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police said after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster. [Read More]
California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire
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SAN FRANCISCO — The state of California is seeking more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line. [Read More]
Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison
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The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison by a judge who said she had shown a “twisted” sense of loyalty to Bulger by refusing to testify about whether other people helped him while he was a fugitive. [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Tucker Preston, 21, of East Brady, Clarion County, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence in a complaint filed by Indiana Borough police. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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IUP campus police reported a vehicle driven by Eric Ritchey, of Punxsutawney, hit a bicycle rider at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at South Eighth and School streets. [Read More]
Authorities quiet on probe of Ohio slayings Authorities quiet on probe of Ohio slayings
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PIKETON, Ohio — Authorities were tight-lipped Wednesday about their investigation into the slayings of eight family members in a rural part of the state, and the attorney general said they wanted to avoid informing the killer or killers about what they know. [Read More]
Man gunned down after opening door Man gunned down after opening door
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police said a man in Pittsburgh was shot dead after he opened the door during a home invasion. [Read More]

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ENGAGEMENT: Robyn Depp and Douglas Globun ENGAGEMENT: Robyn Depp and Douglas Globun
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Robyn Lyn Depp and Douglas Paul Globun, of Cherry Tree, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
90th BIRTHDAY: Ann Mariskanish 90th BIRTHDAY: Ann Mariskanish
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Ann Zuray Mariskanish celebrated her 90th birthday on April 19. She was born at home in Heilwood, the seventh of eight children. She has been married to Sam Mariskanish for 68 years. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle School HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle School
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The following Blairsville Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: West Shamokin High School HONOR ROLL: West Shamokin High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll at West Shamokin High School for the third nine-week grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 29
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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 28, 2016: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Ronald Wilson Jr. and Tammy Varner ENGAGEMENT: Ronald Wilson Jr. and Tammy Varner
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Ronald Eugene Wilson Jr. and Tammy Sue Varner, both of Indiana, are pleased to announce there engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Kari Long and Steve Sensebaugh ENGAGEMENT: Kari Long and Steve Sensebaugh
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Kari Long and Steve Sensebaugh, of Reynoldsville, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Meagan Cramer and Garett Keith ENGAGEMENT: Meagan Cramer and Garett Keith
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Joseph and Pamela Cramer, of Creekside, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Meagan Alisha Cramer to Garett Richard Keith, son of Michael and Lori Keith, of Clymer. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Megan Greene and James Rusko ENGAGEMENT: Megan Greene and James Rusko
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Megan Nicole Greene, of Mahaffey, and James George Rusko, of Starford, have announced their engagement. [Read More]

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Biden presses Baghdad to guard against political chaos Biden presses Baghdad to guard against political chaos
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BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that’s come to symbolize America’s relentless struggles in the Middle East. [Read More]
Investigators look at overdose in Prince death Investigators look at overdose in Prince death
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MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. [Read More]
Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law
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WASHINGTON — Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama’s health care law this summer — stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions. [Read More]
Former speaker Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh' Former speaker Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh'
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” [Read More]
Congressional GOP starting to accept Trump Congressional GOP starting to accept Trump
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WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. [Read More]
Attack at mosque leaves 15 dead
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DAMASCUS, Syria — Insurgents shelled a mosque today in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers. [Read More]
North Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison North Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea today sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. [Read More]
Fleeing man jumps in river, runs naked
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police said a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police said after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster. [Read More]
Camera catches cat being fed to eaglets
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cat lovers may be less inclined to view an online livestream of a family of bald eagles in Pittsburgh after the webcam showed two adult eagles feeding a feline to their eaglets. [Read More]
Casino fined for marketing to addicts
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in western Pennsylvania has been fined $40,000 for allowing two people who excluded themselves from gambling to make wagers anyway, and for mailing promotional materials to other problem gamblers. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: As Indiana school board race showed, elections matter Letter to the editor: As Indiana school board race showed, elections matter
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It is good to remember that all elections have consequences. Case in point: the Indiana Area school board. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Accountability for our actions online Letter to the editor: Accountability for our actions online
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Our First Amendment protects our basic rights as Americans. We can protest our government without being executed, state our opinions publicly, print newspapers freely, practice whatever form of religion we choose and assemble peacefully for change. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: End of Gettysburg field trip lamented Letter to the Editor: End of Gettysburg field trip lamented
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A Tale of Two Fields: The Indiana Area School District community lost something on Monday. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Travel and Tourism Week Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Travel and Tourism Week
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The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is preparing to celebrate the 33rd annual National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7. The event unites communities each year to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. White Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. White
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It has been 37 years since Happy Time Preschool began in Blairsville at the First United Methodist Church. Throughout these years we have seen tremendous changes in our community and with our young families. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Attend May events on tax reassessment Letter to the Editor: Attend May events on tax reassessment
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If you are a property owner in Indiana County, you received an estimated tax notice resulting from the countywide reassessment. These notices reflected a tax that either went up, down or stayed the same. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Student poetry lauded Letter to the Editor: Student poetry lauded
1 week ago -
I was pleasantly surprised when I read the submissions on the theme of fear from Ms. Diana Canale’s English class at Indiana Junior High School, which was published in the Gazette’s Poets’ Crossing on April 12. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises
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No doubt the recent tax reassessment in Indiana County was the hottest topic last year as well as in the election. Groups as well as candidates took stands against the issue of unfair taxation. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: New experiences for New York City kids Letter to the Editor: New experiences for New York City kids
2 weeks ago -
In volunteering with the Fresh Air Fund for more than 15 years, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting people to understand how important new experiences can be to the children who participate. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shuster a tireless advocate for county Letter to the Editor: Shuster a tireless advocate for county
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I’ve spent much of my life working to advance conservative causes in Indiana County. [Read More]

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