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Music to fill the air at IASD Music to fill the air at IASD
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

What’s becoming a traditional break from winter malaise in Indiana comes in double form this week as the Indiana Area School District string music program prepares for a midwinter concert at the junior high school auditorium. Full Story →

CAMPAIGN 2017: Welch making bid for district judge CAMPAIGN 2017: Welch making bid for district judge

Indiana attorney Christopher Welch formally announced today that he is seeking election to the Clymer Magisterial District Court.

Commentary: Stubborn Tomlin won't adapt
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Commentary: Stubborn Tomlin won't adapt

Mike Tomlin is far from insane. The old saying “insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results” just doesn’t apply to the 10th-year Pittsburgh Steelers coach.

- DUSTIN FILLOY
Three house fires keep crews busy
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Three house fires keep crews busy

Firefighters were busy Sunday responding to three fires in northern Indiana County.

Sentences handed down in court Sentences handed down in court

The following defendants were sentenced at recent hearings in the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas by Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco:

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Volunteers sought for VITA program Volunteers sought for VITA program
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The Center for Community Resources and the Armstrong Center for Community Learning are seeking volunteers to assist individuals and families in Armstrong County with their 2016 tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. [Read More]
Area native tells of adventure on Amazon River Area native tells of adventure on Amazon River
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A challenge. That’s what inspired Art Huseonica, a Homer-Center High School graduate, to embark on an Amazon River expedition — more than 4,000 miles. [Read More]
Sisters March draws protesters in Indiana Sisters March draws protesters in Indiana
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Lizanne Porter, of Indiana, left, and Tory Dellafiora, of Graceton, led one of the protest groups on North Seventh Street in Indiana on Saturday. [Read More]
Management group installs leaders Management group installs leaders
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The Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management elected officers on Friday. [Read More]
Mild weather expected to end Mild weather expected to end
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The AccuWeather forecast calls for colder weather most of this week. [Read More]
Roadrunners, Indiana First Bank donate $15,000 to VFW Roadrunners, Indiana First Bank donate $15,000 to VFW
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The Roadrunners Club and Indiana First bank donated $15,000 to the Indiana County VFW Post #1989 to benefit Indiana County veterans. [Read More]
Management group installs leaders Management group installs leaders
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The Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management elected officers on Friday. [Read More]
Show thrills wrestling fans at KCAC Show thrills wrestling fans at KCAC
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Irish wrestler Sheamus celebrated his victory Saturday night during an appearance by the WWE at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]
Area soldiers drafted 74 years ago for duty in World War II
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Area soldiers drafted 74 years ago for duty in World War II
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Almost 100 Indiana County men were drafted for service in World War II and reported for duty 74 years ago this week at the Indiana County Courthouse. [Read More]
Friends of the Parks to kick off 33rd year Friends of the Parks to kick off 33rd year
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Friends of the Parks will kick off its 33rd year of educational and informational programming with its annual potluck dinner Saturday at the Indiana Fire Station in White Township. [Read More]

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IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks hit their next stride IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks hit their next stride
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
On Saturday, Dante Lombardi matched the career high he set last Saturday, scoring 22 points in IUP’s 70-52 victory over Clarion in a PSAC West game. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks women rally, but come up short IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks women rally, but come up short
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CLARION — After quickly and unexpectedly regaining a pulse late in the fourth quarter, IUP all but flatlined following one momentary rebounding lapse Saturday at Tippin Gymnasium. [Read More]
Nationals top Americans in Collegiate Bowl
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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Rams win 10th straight, set up showdown HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Rams win 10th straight, set up showdown
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The first big showdown in the Heritage Conference boys’ basketball ranks is set. [Read More]
IJHS wrestlers place third
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BELLWOOD — The Indiana Junior High School wrestling team topped Tyrone, 52-46, to place third at the Bellwood-Antis dual tournament on Saturday. [Read More]
Stingers go 4-1 at dual meet tourney Stingers go 4-1 at dual meet tourney
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CLAYSBURG — Three Marion Center wrestlers finished 5-0 on the day, and the Stingers went 4-1 as a team to place third at the Claysburg Pizza Duals tournament Saturday at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. [Read More]
Bobcats use big run to best Comets Bobcats use big run to best Comets
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
KENWOOD — It’s going to take 32 minutes of good basketball to beat the Blairsville Bobcats. [Read More]
Indians use tight defense in victory Indians use tight defense in victory
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Indiana again scored a win on the strength of its aggressive defensive play, this time surviving a late run from DuBois to grind out a 38-32 victory in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Friday at Fifth Street Gymnasium. [Read More]
Indiana boys stays unbeaten in conference Indiana boys stays unbeaten in conference
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Indiana matched its season-high in points, played stingy defense and remained unbeaten in section play by routing host Deer Lakes, 82-56, in a WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 boys’ basketball game Friday night. [Read More]
Marion Center wins junior high game
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MARION CENTER — Marion Center topped Saltsburg, 46-28, in a ninth-grade boys’ basketball game Thursday. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET 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]
Single-vehicle accident reported in Burrell Township Single-vehicle accident reported in Burrell Township
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Emergency officials responded to a one-vehicle crash Saturday on Route 217 north of Blairsville. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police are investigating a burglary in the 200 block of South 10th Street. [Read More]
Former exec admits hiring ghost workers Former exec admits hiring ghost workers
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Texas man has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from a Pittsburgh-based health care giant where he worked by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers. [Read More]
Slain police officer receives honors
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer slain in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute call in western Pennsylvania has been posthumously recognized with two awards. [Read More]
Police fatally shoot homeowner Police fatally shoot homeowner
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LARIMER (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man shot and killed in his Pennsylvania home by police officers investigating a reported burglary. [Read More]
Police charge man in Steelers prank
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BOSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with setting off an early-morning fire alarm at a Boston hotel that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their playoff with the New England Patriots. [Read More]
Two in custody after deadly mall shooting
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two suspects were taken into custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several other people injured, San Antonio police said. [Read More]
Ex-exec admits stealing $850,000 from health care giant UPMC Ex-exec admits stealing $850,000 from health care giant UPMC
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former executive with Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police reported that an intruder stole a television between Dec. 15 and Friday from a residence along South 10th Street between Church and School streets. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 23: Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 23:
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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, Jan. 22, 2017: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Marion Center Junior/Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Marion Center Junior/Senior High School
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MARION CENTER — The following students have been named to the honor roll at Marion Center Junior/Senior High School for the second grading period. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 22:
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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: Andrew Hreha STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Andrew Hreha
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Andrew Michael Hreha as a Student of the Month for January. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Destiny Thomas STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Destiny Thomas
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Destiny Thomas as a Student of the Month for January. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 21: Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 21:
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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, Jan. 20, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 20: Gazette readers' birthdays, Jan. 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 HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Jan. 19, 2017: [Read More]

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Trump sets up hectic week Trump sets up hectic week
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises. [Read More]
Trump to meet Israeli leader Trump to meet Israeli leader
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Israel’s prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran. [Read More]
Storms in southeastern U.S. leave at least 19 people dead Storms in southeastern U.S. leave at least 19 people dead
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ADEL, Ga. — A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 19 lives during its two-day assault on the region. [Read More]
Former exec admits hiring ghost workers Former exec admits hiring ghost workers
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Texas man has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from a Pittsburgh-based health care giant where he worked by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers. [Read More]
Slain police officer receives honors
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer slain in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute call in western Pennsylvania has been posthumously recognized with two awards. [Read More]
Shuttered ski resort reopens to public
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in Westmoreland County say they hope the reopening of a ski resort shuttered for more than a decade will prove an economic boon to the area. [Read More]
Police fatally shoot homeowner Police fatally shoot homeowner
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LARIMER (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man shot and killed in his Pennsylvania home by police officers investigating a reported burglary. [Read More]
Police charge man in Steelers prank
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BOSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with setting off an early-morning fire alarm at a Boston hotel that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their playoff with the New England Patriots. [Read More]
Two in custody after deadly mall shooting
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two suspects were taken into custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several other people injured, San Antonio police said. [Read More]
Madonna defends profane speech at anti-Trump march Madonna defends profane speech at anti-Trump march
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NEW YORK — Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women’s march, saying her words were “taken wildly out of context.” [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Questions unanswered on school project Letter to the Editor: Questions unanswered on school project
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The Indiana Area school board never fails to disappoint. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Funding battle leads to UC layoffs Letter to the Editor: Funding battle leads to UC layoffs
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Over 500 Pennsylvania state workers lost their jobs in December, and thousands of other citizens have become collateral victims because Scott Wagner, a wealthy first-term state senator from York County, wants to be governor of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Possible conflict of interest for Sen. Toomey Letter to the Editor: Possible conflict of interest for Sen. Toomey
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I am writing to encourage readers to contact U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to request that he recuse himself from the confirmation vote on Betsy Devos as secretary of education, due to inherent conflict of interest. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Students, taxpayers can't afford megaschool Letter to the editor: Students, taxpayers can't afford megaschool
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We have had lots of discussion lately on the proposed grade school closings in the Indiana Area School District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IASD success tied to neighborhood schools Letter to the Editor: IASD success tied to neighborhood schools
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The Indiana area has a very well-functioning school system, as our school board certainly claims. Much of this successful system can surely be traced to its neighborhood schools. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the new? Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the new?
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The turn of the calendar from 2016 to 2017 has brought more fears than hopes following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The value of intentional living Letter to the Editor: The value of intentional living
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Oprah Winfrey has inspired me for many years. She reached a touchstone in me this year when she said she lives life with intention. What does that mean? She has an aim or a plan for her life. [Read More]
AS IT SEE IT: Helping small business means jobs AS IT SEE IT: Helping small business means jobs
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We all do it. On New Year’s Day, we step on the scale or look in the mirror and then resolve to improve our lives or the shape we’re in. If Pennsylvania policymakers took a good look in the mirror, they’d notice our state economy is in a funk. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wellness center a well-kept secret Letter to the Editor: Wellness center a well-kept secret
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I would like to introduce you to a wonderful opportunity in Indiana County. We have an amazing gym that is available for anyone who wants to join and exercise with or without a plan to become healthy and fit. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Angry election losers? Letter to the Editor: Angry election losers?
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I have to agree with Donald Trump: We should have to prove Russia hacked the presidential election. [Read More]

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