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IRMC nurses' union gives notice of strike IRMC nurses' union gives notice of strike
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

Indiana Regional Medical Center and the union representing its nurses have announced a return to long-stalled negotiations on Monday. Full Story →

Brown Hotel granted extension, but brief closure planned Jan. 1 Brown Hotel granted extension, but brief closure planned Jan. 1

The operator of The Brown Hotel has gotten a little more time to fix the bricks on the 150-year-old building in downtown Indiana.

- SEAN YODER
Child's leukemia diagnosis leaves are family reeling Child's leukemia diagnosis leaves are family reeling

When Sally went to climb the ladder of a pool on her fourth birthday in July this summer, she fell and broke her leg. But the worst was yet to come. After she was taken to the hospital to be treated for the broken bone, doctors determined the little girl had leukemia.

- MARGARET WEAVER
Local Christmas shop set to close Local Christmas shop set to close

After 16 years in business, this will be the last Christmas season for All That Glitters, a seasonal Christmas shop along Ben Franklin Road North.

- JASON LEVAN
Obama orders review of election-season hacking Obama orders review of election-season hacking

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.

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Campus volunteers help make wishes come true Campus volunteers help make wishes come true
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Career development advocates from IUP sorted through gifts donated for the Angels’ Wings program through the IUP Office of Service and Learning. [Read More]
Friday's dusting a preview of snow to come Friday's dusting a preview of snow to come
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An Indiana youngster enjoyed being out along Philadelphia Street in Indiana in the snow squall that quickly laid down a dusting of powder Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Lessons from the begats
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'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Lessons from the begats
12 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
Are you guilty of skipping the “begats”? [Read More]
'Texting Thru Cancer': A Christmas morning kind of feeling
Column
'Texting Thru Cancer': A Christmas morning kind of feeling
12 hours ago - - JAN WOODARD
If you see me from a distance, don’t confuse that white fringe circling my shiny head with anything celestial. My hair — in the peach fuzz stage — is returning, and earlier than expected. [Read More]
Area churches schedule Christmas services Area churches schedule Christmas services
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Area churches will hold the following Christmas services: [Read More]
Live Nativity to be presented Live Nativity to be presented
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On Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clymer Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 690 Franklin St., the wooden pieces in this crèche will be replaced with church members who will portray the Christmas story. [Read More]
SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES
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The schedules at the Aging Services Inc. social centers for the coming week: [Read More]
Community church events announced Community church events announced
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Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Indiana Free Library to hold weekly programs Indiana Free Library to hold weekly programs
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
Financial literacy workshop set Financial literacy workshop set
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An interactive and free financial literacy workshop will be held from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the PA Careerlink building, 300 Indian Springs Road, White Township. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Heritage Conference South girls' teams get off to wild start HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Heritage Conference South girls' teams get off to wild start
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If opening night is any indication, the race in the Heritage Conference South is going to be a wild one. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indiana teams sweep tournament openers HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indiana teams sweep tournament openers
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Indiana got off to a good start on both fronts in its season-opening tip-off tournament, with the boys’ team routing Blairsville, 79-33, and the girls pulling off a 55-45, come-from-behind win over Johnstown on Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: United beats buzzer, West Branch for victory in season opener HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: United beats buzzer, West Branch for victory in season opener
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United didn’t take long to find some early-season magic at the start of the high school boys’ basketball season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Perfect Indians cruise to eighth victory HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Perfect Indians cruise to eighth victory
2 days ago - - JOE BACCAMAZZI
Indiana began the season entering unknown territory after making the jump to PIHL Division A. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING PREVIEW: IHS facing adversity, new teams HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING PREVIEW: IHS facing adversity, new teams
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Indiana High School wrestling coach Tony Donatelli expected this year’s WPIAL realignment to bump the Indians from Class AA to AAA, but he didn’t envision his team landing in a section with teams solely from Pittsburgh — mainly the North Hills area. [Read More]
ICL seeks baseball teams
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The Indiana County Baseball League has openings for additional baseball teams in its organization for the 2017 season. [Read More]
Indiana opens rifle season with victory Indiana opens rifle season with victory
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Indiana won it season opener, beating Washington, 789-35x to 785-42x, a WPIAL non-section rifle match Thursday. [Read More]
Indiana elementary wrestlers place at tournaments Indiana elementary wrestlers place at tournaments
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Indiana elementary wrestlers placed at recent tournaments. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indiana boys, girls have lofty goals HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indiana boys, girls have lofty goals
3 days ago - - JOE BACCAMAZZI
When Indiana’s basketball teams begin their seasons Friday, just about all they’ll have in common are the goals that have each expecting to play well beyond the middle of February. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Competition high in Heritage Conference HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Competition high in Heritage Conference
3 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
Competition is already heating up in the Heritage Conference, and the season hasn’t even started yet. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police in Indiana said they are investigating an incident in which the front door to an apartment at 500 Lintner Road was kicked in on Dec. 1. Police said they have a suspect. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Local police release statistics Local police release statistics
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The Indiana Borough Police Department received 573 calls for service in November, down from 660 calls for service in November 2015, according to a monthly statistical report from Police Chief William Sutton. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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A Homer City woman reportedly was struck by a vehicle that was backing out of a parking space at the Southtowne Plaza Walmart on Nov. 26, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]
Fire contained to wall Fire contained to wall
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Oxygen Leaked from a corroded supply pipe and caught fire at 2 p.m. Thursday at the 119 Professional Center along Wayne Avenue, according to Assistant Chief Michael Empfield of the Indiana Fire Association. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police reported Glenn Watkins Jr., 37, of Indiana, was held at Indiana County Jail early today following a brawl with police in the 500 block of Philadelphia St. [Read More]
Law enforcement activity reported Law enforcement activity reported
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Area law enforcement agencies have released these reports of activity in November. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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A pickup truck driven by Thomas Bartlebaugh, of Vintondale, traveled through a yard at 7635 Route 403 and hit a porch and a parked vehicle. [Read More]
Nationwide, drug overdose deaths hit record Nationwide, drug overdose deaths hit record
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NEW YORK — More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, the most ever. [Read More]
Two police officers slain, suspect found dead Two police officers slain, suspect found dead
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What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire — leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker. [Read More]

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HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Regional hospital recent activity ... [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Brooke Esarey and Jonathan Russick ENGAGEMENT: Brooke Esarey and Jonathan Russick
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Brooke Elizabeth Esarey, of Blairsville, and Jonathan Adam Russick, of Ford City, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Gabrielle Miller and Jason Myers ENGAGEMENT: Gabrielle Miller and Jason Myers
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Rickey and Lori Miller, of Homer City, have announced the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle Miller to Jason Myers. Both are of Homer City. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 9: Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 9:
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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, Dec. 8, 2016: [Read More]
WEDDING: Erica Deabenderfer and Shawn Dussault WEDDING: Erica Deabenderfer and Shawn Dussault
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Erica Dawn Deabenderfer, of Commodore, and Shawn Michael Dussault, of Mahaffey, were united in marriage Sept. 3, 2016, at the Church of the Resurrection, in Clymer, with Deacon Stephen Black officiating. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Amber Weaver and Eric Larsen ENGAGEMENT: Amber Weaver and Eric Larsen
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Amber Renee Weaver, of Indiana, and Eric Samuel Larsen, of Indiana, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Girl Scout earns Gold Award Girl Scout earns Gold Award
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Eva M. Schall, of Apollo, has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 8: Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 8:
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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, Dec. 7, 2016: [Read More]

All World News

 
U.S. to send 200 more troops to Syria U.S. to send 200 more troops to Syria
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MANAMA, Bahrain — Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa. [Read More]
Turkeys cause power outage in Oregon town
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford. [Read More]
Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration
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WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for th [Read More]
'Secret Santa' pays off meal accounts at Pennsylvania school
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HERMINIE, Pa. (AP) — A secret Santa has paid off the outstanding meal accounts for students at a western Pennsylvania elementary school. [Read More]
School changes ruling, bans Confederate flag clothing
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PLUM (AP) — A school district where a black student was upset that a classmate was allowed to wear a sweatshirt depicting the Confederate flag said on Friday that after more students went to class wearing Confederate flag clothing it must be banned. [Read More]
VMI leader defends coloring as stress reliever for cadets
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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The leader of Virginia Military Institute is defending a program that offers coloring as a way for cadets to ease stress amid widespread attention on social media. [Read More]
Story of Trump letting homeless woman live in hotel is false
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Infowars website acknowledges its story about a homeless woman claiming Republican President-elect Donald Trump has allowed her to stay at his New York hotel free of charge for nine years is “unconfirmed.” [Read More]
Democrats relent in opposition to benefits
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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Friday relented in their flirtation with a government shutdown over a dispute on health care benefits for coal miners, approving less than an hour before the midnight deadline a measure to fund operations through April. [Read More]
Feds charge 18 with prescription fraud
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Feds charge 18 with prescription fraud [Read More]
Feds demand urgency in Takata air bag recall
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DETROIT — The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: School project opponents do care about kids Letter to the Editor: School project opponents do care about kids
3 days ago -
Regarding Monday’s Indiana Area school board meeting at which a student liaison spoke out in favor of the proposed Taj Mahal project: [Read More]
Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future
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If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it’s the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation’s infrastructure. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Make our school board accountable for actions Letter to the Editor: Make our school board accountable for actions
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This is an open letter to the elected officials of all four municipalities in the Indiana Area School District: Indiana Borough, White Township, Armstrong Township and Shelocta Borough. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Opinions can be sent in writing Letter to the Editor: Opinions can be sent in writing
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I realize thousands of Indiana Area School District taxpayers are against the board’s program for spending $30 million-$35 million on a new school and expansion of another. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Bigger school not necessarily better Letter to the Editor: Bigger school not necessarily better
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As a retired elementary school principal, I would like to share my thoughts on the question of eliminating two of our elementary schools and building one school that serves 900 students. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Act now to stop IASD building project Letter to the Editor: Act now to stop IASD building project
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In the past several years, candidates for office at the national, state and local levels have all addressed, in one way or another, the issue of transparency in government. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: How do we pay for all of this ... Letter to the Editor: How do we pay for all of this ...
1 week ago -
I am beginning to choke as I think of all the things Indiana County residents are expected to pay for, namely: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Children's future should be top priority Letter to the Editor: Children's future should be top priority
1 week ago -
We have been residents of the school district for 45 years and have both been in education for over 60 combined years. This letter is in support of our present school board members and their plans for revitalizing our schools. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Board should listen to taxpayers Letter to the Editor: Board should listen to taxpayers
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For the good of all district residents, the Indiana Area school board should halt design and construction on the proposed school closure and building project. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Let's hang onto neighborhood schools Letter to the editor: Let's hang onto neighborhood schools
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As Joni Mitchell put it, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” [Read More]

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