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DEP approves injection well permit DEP approves injection well permit
by RANDY WELLS

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Monday approved a permit for an underground injection control well in Grant Township. Full Story →

Indiana board looks to make up $1 million deficit Indiana board looks to make up $1 million deficit

The Indiana Area school administration has closed much of a projected $1.7 million deficit for the 2017-18 school year, according to a budget review that calls for raising the real estate tax by 3 percent, the maximum allowed under the local economic index set by the state.

- CHAUNCEY ROSS
Director Edwards resigns Indiana board seat Director Edwards resigns Indiana board seat

Embattled school director Robert Edwards resigned Monday from the Indiana Area School District board of directors.

- CHAUNCEY ROSS
MARION CENTER: Directors agree to realign staff, eliminate two positions MARION CENTER: Directors agree to realign staff, eliminate two positions

MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area School District directors agreed Monday to realign the district’s administrative staff and eliminate two assistant principal positions at the end of the school year.

- RANDY WELLS
Six O'Clock Series delves into 'Impact of Suicide' on family, friends Six O'Clock Series delves into 'Impact of Suicide' on family, friends

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, taking 42,773 lives in 2016. That’s 112.7 deaths per day, according to Dr. Ralph May, co-chairman of the Indiana County Suicide Task Force.

- ELLEN MATIS
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'Green Gables' slated at Byers Auditorium 'Green Gables' slated at Byers Auditorium
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The Homer-Center High School spring musical, “Anne of Green Gables,” will be presented Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. [Read More]
Singer says '42nd Street' will leave audience humming
2 days ago - - JAN SHELLENBARGER
Steven Bidwell, who will appear in “42nd Street” on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center, predicts that audience members will leave at the end of the evening humming the show’s songs. [Read More]
Tournament raises funds for Epilepsy Foundation Tournament raises funds for Epilepsy Foundation
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The annual Julie McCormick Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament was held over the weekend at The Rose Inn near Ernest. [Read More]
Purchase Line to perform 'Anything Goes' Purchase Line to perform 'Anything Goes'
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Student at Purchase Line High School will perform the musical “Anything Goes” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Purchase Line High School auditorium. [Read More]
Enter to Win: Great Brews & Views giveaway Enter to Win: Great Brews & Views giveaway
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This month, our sister travel publication Recreation News giving away a "Great Brews & Views" getaway in Lexington and Rockbridge counties, Virginia. [Read More]
Reed, resident voice concerns Reed, resident voice concerns
3 days ago - - SEAN YODER
Many people on social media over the weekend were calling for more to be done about combating the negative effects of IUPatty’s. [Read More]
Man's passion: restoring pumps Man's passion: restoring pumps
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HOME — Most motorists today hardly give gasoline pumps a second thought. After all, the pumps are squat, utilitarian, not visually interesting. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Animals available for adoption at local shelters Pets of the Week: Animals available for adoption at local shelters
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Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township. [Read More]
At your service
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At your service
3 days ago - - JEFF TOBIN
Do you want to move ahead? Need a significant bump in income? Are you the competitive entrepreneur who wants to climb to the top of the heap? Well, if you haven’t accomplished it yet, here’s your chance to learn the one, singular lesson you’ll need to make it all happen. [Read More]
Local governmental bodies plan meetings Local governmental bodies plan meetings
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Meetings of municipal governments, school boards and county governmental bodies scheduled this week are at the following times and locations: [Read More]

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IUP FOOTBALL: Spring Fling, new coach aims to put fun into drills IUP FOOTBALL: Spring Fling, new coach aims to put fun into drills
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New IUP football coach Paul Tortorella believes spring practice should be a lot of things. [Read More]
IUP’s Diaz earns another honor
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IUP sophomore Jacobo Diaz has been named an honorable mention on the 2016-17 Division II Bulletin All-American team. [Read More]
Ligonier Valley begins defense of Heritage title Ligonier Valley begins defense of Heritage title
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In what was her long-awaited varsity debut, Ligonier Valley’s Jane Garver drove in five runs and teamed up with Lexie Petrof to toss a one-hitter in a 7-1 win over visiting Marion Center in a Heritage Conference softball game Monday. [Read More]
Indiana drops lacrosse opener
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Indiana lost to Shady Side Academy, 22-7, in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA girls’ lacrosse match Monday at Andy Kuzneski Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Seasons, limits to be set
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ZEKE WILSON: Seasons, limits to be set
17 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will establish seasons and bag limits today along with other decisions at the annual meeting, which concludes today. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers must consider wind
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JEFF KNAPP: Anglers must consider wind
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It’s a rare spring day that isn’t accompanied by wind, sometimes of substantial strength, enough to impact your fishing. Include dealing with the wind as one of the many variables an early-season angler must address to be successful. [Read More]
Indians track teams win openers
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Indiana won its season openers by sweeping visiting Armstrong, 102-48 and 101-49, in a WPIAL non-section track and field meet Monday. [Read More]
Bowlers tops in scratch tournament Bowlers tops in scratch tournament
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The sixth annual Mohawk Lanes Scratch Classic was held at the lanes on March 12. [Read More]
Dishong, Hauzie top archers
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CLYMER — Ryan Hopkins shot a 249 to lead the final week of the regular season in the RC Indoor Archery Winter Technohunt League, and Tanner Dishong and Deanna Hauzie finished the regular season as the top shooters while Trifecta finished atop the team standings. [Read More]
Indiana wins tennis match
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Indiana beat Windber, 5-2, in a non-conference boys’ tennis match Monday. [Read More]

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Philly man charged with burglary Philly man charged with burglary
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A Philadelphia man faces numerous charges after Indiana borough police said he was found inside a residence during a burglary and twice tried to escape officers. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said they found Kevin T. Anderson, 18, of Downingtown, intoxicated outside at 886 Wayne Ave. at 3:38 a.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
Boyfriend charged in rape, killing Boyfriend charged in rape, killing
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BUTLER (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was jailed on charges he raped and killed his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at the motel where they had been staying. [Read More]
Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors
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PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case in Pennsylvania objected Monday to defense efforts to prescreen as many as 2,000 potential jurors. [Read More]
Police: Man on crack causes wreck on I-70 Police: Man on crack causes wreck on I-70
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EIGHTY-FOUR (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police said a man on crack cocaine has been jailed on charges he crashed into other cars he thought were trying to box him in on Interstate 70. [Read More]
Cincinnati police seek leads in shooting
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CINCINNATI — As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots. [Read More]
Authorities: Maryland teen planned shooting at her school
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THURMONT, Md. (AP) — An 18-year-old student meticulously planned a mass shooting at her high school in which she intended to die, authorities in Maryland said Monday. [Read More]
Heroin found hidden in dog crate at airport
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. [Read More]
Man sentenced in purchase of bullets used in killing rampage Man sentenced in purchase of bullets used in killing rampage
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — A man accused of buying the bullets another man used to kill three people at random has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. [Read More]
Woman blames crash on sasquatch
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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, March 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, March 28:
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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, March 27, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: March 27 Gazette readers' birthdays: March 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, weekend activity: [Read More]
WEDDING: Ashley Kuntz and Logan Lawson WEDDING: Ashley Kuntz and Logan Lawson
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Ashley Kuntz, of Blairsville, and Logan Lawson, of Pine Flats, were united in marriage on Sept. 10, 2016, at Summit Church, Indiana, with Pastor Dick Motzing officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: March 26 Gazette readers' birthdays: March 26
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: David and Betty Daugherty 50th ANNIVERSARY: David and Betty Daugherty
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David and Betty (Hollobaugh) Daugherty, of Creekside, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5, 2016. They were married at Elderton United Methodist Church, where they are still members. [Read More]
25th ANNIVERSARY: Richard and Cindy Cramer 25th ANNIVERSARY: Richard and Cindy Cramer
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Richard and Cindy (Daugherty) Cramer, of Shelocta, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 19, 2016. They were married at Elderton United Methodist Church. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Isaac Lohr SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Isaac Lohr
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Isaac Lohr was recently named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for March. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayla Jorgenson STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayla Jorgenson
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Saltsburg Middle/High School recently named Kayla Jorgenson as a March Student of the Month, sponsored by the Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary. [Read More]

All World News

 
Attorney general: Sanctuary cities risking federal money Attorney general: Sanctuary cities risking federal money
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don’t comply. [Read More]
Visit to White House grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation Visit to White House grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation
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WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” surveillance. [Read More]
Zambelli paying $200,000 for not reporting thefts
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PITTSBURGH — A 124-year-old Pennsylvania fireworks business will pay a $200,000 penalty after pleading guilty to failing to report more than 63,000 fireworks that were stolen nearly three years ago. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2018: Health care consultant eyes run for governor CAMPAIGN 2018: Health care consultant eyes run for governor
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A health care systems consultant from suburban Pittsburgh who is a newcomer to politics is considering running for the Republican nomination for governor. [Read More]
Cannonballs found at old war arsenal
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania said a construction crew found a cache of buried cannonballs at the site of an old Civil War arsenal in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Pittsburgh symphony gets $6.5 million in grants
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three foundations have collectively committed $6.5 million in donations to help the struggling Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as it deals with budget challenges. [Read More]
Officials: DHS app successful Officials: DHS app successful
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — State officials are hailing the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ cellphone app as a success after more than 37,000 users have downloaded it since it first rolled out late last year. [Read More]
Boyfriend charged in rape, killing Boyfriend charged in rape, killing
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BUTLER (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was jailed on charges he raped and killed his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at the motel where they had been staying. [Read More]
Judge throws out pay-to-play case midtrial Judge throws out pay-to-play case midtrial
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HARRISBURG — A federal judge on Monday threw out a case in the FBI’s wide-ranging pay-to-play investigation of Pennsylvania government, acquitting a wealthy investment adviser accused of bribing ex-state treasurer Rob McCord to get lucrative contracts to manage public dollars. [Read More]
Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors
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PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case in Pennsylvania objected Monday to defense efforts to prescreen as many as 2,000 potential jurors. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Questions arise on medical marijuana Letter to the Editor: Questions arise on medical marijuana
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The March 23 Gazette article by reporters Chauncey Ross and Randy Wells on a potential medical marijuana dispensary for Indiana County was timely and informative. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Student seeks information about Pa. Letter to the Editor: Student seeks information about Pa.
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Dear people of the great state of Pennsylvania, [Read More]
Taxpayers cannot afford mega-school
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“The District is revenue restricted and has to live within those restrictions and prioritize to avoid going into the red. We don’t make decisions and then see what happens. We plan for them. We will not spend more money than we have,” wrote Dale Kirsch, Indiana Area. [Read More]
How high will your tax bills go?
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According to an IASD school board member, the amortization schedule on all of the Indiana Area School District bond debt including the new school and past debt will amount to about $75 million (or more depending on the total construction costs plus overruns) in total bond debt. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IASD project presents teachable moment Letter to the Editor: IASD project presents teachable moment
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A smart person learns from the mistakes of others, especially regarding communication. The countywide reassessment provided many learning moments. However, the majority of the Indiana school board didn’t learn. They offer minimal reasons for building the mega-school. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Columnist shows disregard for poor Letter to the Editor: Columnist shows disregard for poor
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Several years ago during a Republican Party debate, the moderator asked candidate Ron Paul that if a person was deathly ill and didn’t have health insurance, should we just let him die? Before Paul could answer, a loudmouth in the audience shouted “YES!” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Teaching, not building, means the most Letter to the Editor: Teaching, not building, means the most
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Glad to see today the Gazette print a second story reflecting viewpoints of others attending Monday’s school board meeting. A recent article made no mention of the number of citizens in attendance, eight who spoke during public comment all opposed to the school project and debt. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cutting educator positions is a bad move Letter to the Editor: Cutting educator positions is a bad move
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It seems a very sad time for most of the community when it comes to our students and teachers in the public school system. In an age where we are seeing pingpong tables replace handwriting in class, and bigger buildings replace valuable teachers, we have to ask ourselves where we went wrong. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Offended by the Ten Commandments? Letter to the Editor: Offended by the Ten Commandments?
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There are a few people in America who take offense to displays of the Ten Commandments. They demand that they be taken down from around schools, removed from courthouses or wherever the Ten Commandments are found. Let’s think about this for a moment. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Florida contingent roots for Saltsburg Letter to the Editor: Florida contingent roots for Saltsburg
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Besides the Saltsburg fans in Indiana County, there is quite a Florida following here in the Lake Wales area. [Read More]

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