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Hundreds feared dead as ship sinks off Libya Hundreds feared dead as ship sinks off Libya

MILAN — Rescue crews searched today for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and EU foreign ministers gathered for an emergency meeting to address the crisis. Full Story →

School bus, vehicles collide on Route 56 School bus, vehicles collide on Route 56

A school bus, two cars and a pickup truck were involved in a crash at 6:18 a.m. today on a curve of Route 56 between United High School and Armagh.

- TOM PEEL
Puppy eyes can help dog, owner bond

NEW YORK — Oh, those puppy eyes.

Glavach resigns as Indiana hockey coach Glavach resigns as Indiana hockey coach

Dom Glavach, the longtime Indiana High School varsity hockey coach, has submitted his resignation to the Red Line Hockey Boosters, ending his tenure as the team’s head coach.

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Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers.

- ELLEN MATIS
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Students of the month honored at dinner Students of the month honored at dinner
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The Rural Valley Lions Club and Fox’s Pizza recently sponsored a dinner to honor the West Shamokin Students of the Month. [Read More]
Park program to explore Alaska Park program to explore Alaska
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Friends of the Parks invites the public to experience an “Ultimate Winter Alaska” as Rebecca Sterley documents her recent travels to the 49th state. [Read More]
The Week in Review
1 day ago -
Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 12-18. [Read More]
County to seek lessee for Festival of Lights
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County to seek lessee for Festival of Lights
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Another effort to resuscitate the yuletide Festival of Lights — at least for a brief revival — is underway. [Read More]
Jimmy Stewart's old Cessna returned to airport for restoration Jimmy Stewart's old Cessna returned to airport for restoration
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
A 54-year-old worn-and-weary airplane arrived at the Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport Monday. But since it is long past its airworthy days, it came in pieces on two trailers behind pickup trucks. Still, it arrived with significant provenance. [Read More]
Students, community join in volunteer service Students, community join in volunteer service
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The United Way teamed up with Indiana University of Pennsylvania Saturday for the 2015 Into the Streets project. [Read More]
Disc Connection store opens in White Township Disc Connection store opens in White Township
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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday Disc Connection’s grand opening at its location near the Regency Plaza in White Township. [Read More]
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Hotel plan, inquiries spur optimism CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Hotel plan, inquiries spur optimism
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The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce discussed state budget negotiations, a new hotel at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Windy Ridge, community improvements, the national spotlight and early learning investment among other pertinent topics at Thursday’s meeting. [Read More]
HOMER-CENTER: Board looks into refinancing HOMER-CENTER: Board looks into refinancing
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Homer-Center School District officials are looking to profit from low interest rates offered for borrowers and creative options available to investors. [Read More]
Furniture store unveils new location Furniture store unveils new location
2 days ago - - TERI ENCISO
Rustic Acres Furniture held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at its new location in Renaissance Circle along Oakland Avenue in White Township. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
GOLF: IUP holding steady after Day 1 of Spadafora Invitational GOLF: IUP holding steady after Day 1 of Spadafora Invitational
11 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
The 52nd annual Cecil Spadafora Invitational returned to the Indiana Country Club on Sunday, and the IUP golf team made its return to the leaderboard. [Read More]
IUP BASEBALL: Uhl up for top award IUP BASEBALL: Uhl up for top award
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IUP’s Ryan Uhl has been named a semifinalist for the D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award. [Read More]
Budjos to play at Saint Vincent Budjos to play at Saint Vincent
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Lucy Bujdos, a senior at Indiana High School, will continue her education and play basketball and tennis at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. [Read More]
Lacrosse teams get two wins
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Indiana Youth Boys Lacrosse teams scored victories in two of five games over the weekend. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: IHS holds on in charity clash
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — For the first time this season, the Indiana High School baseball team jumped out to a sizable early lead. And the way Saturday’s game with county rival Homer-Center unfolded, the Indians certainly felt fortunate that they did so. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks split twinbill with Mercyhurst
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Ryan Uhl smacked two home runs and Jordan Giannini hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning in IUP’s doubleheader split with sixth-ranked Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at Dougherty Field. [Read More]
Local swimmers place in regional competition Local swimmers place in regional competition
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The YMCA of Indiana County masters swim team placed second recently in the Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association Championship at the Spire Institute Olympic Training Center in Geneva, Ohio. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks' offense a work in progress IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks' offense a work in progress
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
If the 2015 football season started today, Curt Cignetti would feel good about his defense. But the offense? Well, let’s just call it a work in progress. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks extend win streak to 10
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IUP bumped its win streak to 10 games, sweeping Slippery Rock in a PSAC West softball doubleheader on Friday afternoon at Podbielski Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats cruise to victory HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats cruise to victory
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Once-beaten Blairsville mounted big rallies in the first and seventh innings and handcuffed host Northern Cambria to coast to a 15-0 win in a Heritage Conference softball game Friday. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a reported rape between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday at a location in Brush Valley Township not disclosed by police. [Read More]
Report: FBI, DOJ acknowledge flawed testimony from unit
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence, The Washington Post reported. [Read More]
Three of four plead guilty in girl’s death
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Three of four men charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl during what authorities said was an abortive attempt to rob her mother’s boyfriend have pleaded guilty as part of agreements with prosecutors. [Read More]
Fatally beaten woman identified
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WARREN (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania have released the name of a woman who police said died after another woman punched her repeatedly in the face. [Read More]
Man charged in fight over Jordan, LeBron
11 hours ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man’s arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. [Read More]
Husband kills two, himself in York hotel
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YORK (AP) — Police said a husband fatally shot his wife and another man before killing himself in a central Pennsylvania motel room. [Read More]
Amish girl, 9, accidentally shot
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MERCER (AP) — A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital after police say a younger child picked up an unattended 12-gauge shotgun and shot her in the abdomen. [Read More]
Lawyer: Similarities exist between Pennsylvania, South Carolina shootings
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HARRISBURG — The video from the camera attached to the officer’s stun gun shows how David Kassick died, authorities say: two bullets, four seconds apart, fired into his back as he lay face down. [Read More]
Girl, 3, mauled by dog in Philly
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said a 3-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was mauled by a dog at a home in west Philadelphia. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Indiana police were called to the Sheetz store, 768 Wayne Ave., for a report of a retail theft at 11:33 p.m. April 10. [Read More]

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Students of the month honored at dinner Students of the month honored at dinner
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The Rural Valley Lions Club and Fox’s Pizza recently sponsored a dinner to honor the West Shamokin Students of the Month. [Read More]
Fifth-grader to attend National history Bee Fifth-grader to attend National history Bee
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Andrew Bertolino, 11, participated in the regional history bee held in Pittsburgh on April 6. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 20
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 19 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 19
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today .... [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sebastian Murabito STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sebastian Murabito
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The Saltsburg Lions recently named Sebastian Murabito, of Saltsburg, as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brooke Shindledecker STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brooke Shindledecker
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The Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary recently named Brooke Shindledecker, of Clarksburg, as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tanner Stewart STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tanner Stewart
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The Lions Club of Rural Valley has named Tanner Stewart as the West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School Student of the Month for February. Tanner is the son of Terry and Tracy Stewart, of Rural Valley. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Carrie Cramer SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Carrie Cramer
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The Women’s Civic Organization of Rural Valley named Carrie Cramer as the West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School Senior of the Month for February. [Read More]
BIRTH: Alayna Marie Jack
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Jared and Kayla (Keeler) Jack, of Kittanning, have announced the birth of their daughter, Alayna Marie Jack. She was born March 30, 2015, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]

All World News

 
Two decades on, blast echoes across nation
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001. [Read More]
BP spill brought about numerous changes BP spill brought about numerous changes
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NEW ORLEANS — As oil gushed from BP’s ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. [Read More]
Cross-bow-wielding student kills teacher, injures 4 in Barcelona Cross-bow-wielding student kills teacher, injures 4 in Barcelona
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BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said today. [Read More]
Video: IS kills Christians in Libya
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Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. [Read More]
Frustrated by Congress, pilot says Frustrated by Congress, pilot says
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RUSKIN, Fla. — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through. [Read More]
Report: FBI, DOJ acknowledge flawed testimony from unit
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence, The Washington Post reported. [Read More]
Law allows changes to Obamacare
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. [Read More]
Trial to start for Auschwitz SS guard Trial to start for Auschwitz SS guard
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BERLIN — Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland. [Read More]
Three of four plead guilty in girl’s death
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Three of four men charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl during what authorities said was an abortive attempt to rob her mother’s boyfriend have pleaded guilty as part of agreements with prosecutors. [Read More]
Fatally beaten woman identified
11 hours ago -
WARREN (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania have released the name of a woman who police said died after another woman punched her repeatedly in the face. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Indiana Area school board doing a good job
2 days ago -
I worked for PennDOT for 36-plus years. A primary rule was that every transportation improvement project is governed by two factors: safety and budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Living in an age of constant distraction
2 days ago -
We sit and analyze major news events from the comforts of our home, workplace and outdoor venues. Video cameras are attached to everything from animals, buildings and cars to people and law enforcement. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council should consider bike plan
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As many of our community’s residents are aware, spring is here. This means that more and more of us will get out the bicycles and head out for a ride. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Comments about realignment inaccurate
4 days ago -
As chairman of the IASD Academic Committee, I would like to clarify a few items and correct several inaccuracies in Michele Tortorella’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Public misled on realignment’s benefits”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: People don't want county to be dump site
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In Eric Buterbaugh’s April 2 letter, “County erred in backing township action,” he did his best to try to degrade the county commissioners for becoming involved in the dispute over a waste water dump site within the county. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A revenue problem, not a spending one
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In his April 5 article “To move forward, we must act now,” U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster has joined the chorus of those who compare the government’s budget to that of the typical family’s budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Math in Smerconish column does not compute
6 days ago -
In his April 7 column, Michael Smerconish says: “Bill Clinton won 61 percent of counties that now have a Whole Foods and 40 percent of counties that now have a Cracker Barrel — a 21 percent gap.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Public misled on realignment's benefits
1 week ago -
At the Academic Committee meeting of the Indiana school board on March 30, over 50 elementary teachers came out to voice their displeasure with the elementary realignment that has occurred this year. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Dush communicates with constituents
1 week ago -
On March 23 at 7 p.m. Cris Dush, newly elected to the state House of Representative from 66th District (northern Indiana County and all of Jefferson County), surprised his constituents with a town hall meeting via an unannounced telephone call. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Hillary would retain Obama's war on coal
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Attention coal miners and retirees: [Read More]

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