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Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes. Full Story →

Young singer advances in contest Young singer advances in contest

ERNEST — A Marion Center student too young to participate in school chorus won a singing award in a talent contest in February.

Winter weather advisory, flood watch set for area Winter weather advisory, flood watch set for area

A winter weather advisory is in effect beginning at noon today, and a flood watch is in effect beginning this evening as warmer temperatures and rain hit the area.

IUP BASKETBALL: Men hope bounces go their way IUP BASKETBALL: Men hope bounces go their way

The equation is pretty simple: another made shot or two, a couple more stops on defense, a deflection here for an easy bucket, an offensive rebound there for another easy basket.

- TONY COCCAGNA
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Indiana’s victory over Beaver Falls in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game can be viewed by Comcast cable customers on Xfinity On Demand

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CENTER TOWNSHIP: Board crafts burn-law amendments
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GRACETON — Changes in the Center Township regulation on trash burning won’t be enacted until late April at the earliest, township officials said Monday. [Read More]
Warmer days could ease search for food Warmer days could ease search for food
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A small, young deer stood knee-deep in the snow while it looked for food Monday along the road leading into Blue Spruce Park near Ernest. [Read More]
Greenawalt to seek term on Indiana council Greenawalt to seek term on Indiana council
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Anthony “Tony” Greenawalt has announced he will seek a Republican nomination for a two-year term on Indiana Borough council from the Fourth Ward. [Read More]
STEPHANIE SMITH COONEY: Falls can be prevented
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It’s no mystery that falls are a serious concern. As we navigate the snow and ice of winter, we are reminded that it doesn’t take much to slip, and sometimes falls can do more than make us sore. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: Board hears options for plan that would add gym facility PURCHASE LINE: Board hears options for plan that would add gym facility
13 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line school board saw two different plans for a possible auxiliary gym at the junior/senior high school during Monday night’s work session. [Read More]
Stormwater workshop planned at KCAC
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A stormwater management workshop, “Solutions for Flooding and Pollution,” will be held March 13 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in White Township. [Read More]
Conservation district, extension office host program
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The Indiana County Conservation District is partnering with the Penn State Extension equine team to host an equine workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 21. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities listed Volunteer opportunities listed
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a resume. [Read More]
Relationship workshop set
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Real-life fairy tales take a lot of work and it’s never too late to live happily ever after. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
16 hours ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]

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ZEKE WILSON: It's time to plan hunting trips ZEKE WILSON: It's time to plan hunting trips
13 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Hunts from this fall and winter are still being reflected upon and already it is time to begin planning 2015 hunts. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia
13 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though Pennsylvania anglers will find a wide variety of trout-fishing opportunities in our home state, a relatively short trip south to West Virginia will provide a host of options. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks keep ey on what's ahead IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks keep ey on what's ahead
13 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
What’s done is done. IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell doesn’t care that his team beat Edinboro twice this season or that Edinboro, prior to that, beat his team 10 straight times, including three times last year. [Read More]
All things IUP -- on The Indiana Gazette Online All things IUP -- on The Indiana Gazette Online
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Visit the new nest of the Crimson Hawks on The Indiana Gazette Online. It's new, it's complete, and it's the only source you need for Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the news, in sports, and in town. [Read More]
Indiana state playoff tickets on sale
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Tickets for Indiana’s PIAA playoff game are on sale Wednesday through Friday at the high school office. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks seek revenge in Erie IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks seek revenge in Erie
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Last year, with his team having last lost three straight games at Mercyhurst, IUP coach Joe Lombardi decided to change things up a bit. [Read More]
Team wins medals at Hogan Tournament Team wins medals at Hogan Tournament
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Indiana Squirts hockey players placed in the skills competition at the 20th annual Charlie Hogan Memorial Hockey Tournament. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Future looks bright for area competitors HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Future looks bright for area competitors
2 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
The future of Indiana County-area wrestling was on full display at regionals this weekend, and the future is looking quite bright. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blairsville makes history with two titles HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blairsville makes history with two titles
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
The Blairsville Bobcats have made a habit out of making history this season. [Read More]
IUP TRACK & FIELD: Smay, Zangaro lead Hawks indoors
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EDINBORO — The IUP men finished eighth and the women placed 12th at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. [Read More]

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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]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police reported two IUP students were incarcerated Monday following a domestic dispute in the Suites on Pratt dormitory. [Read More]
Woman dies after crash
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SALEM TOWNSHIP — A Westmoreland County woman died Saturday, one week after being injured in a traffic accident on Route 819, state police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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A truck driven by Tonia Lynch, of Latrobe, went off Route 286 and hit a tree in Loyalhanna Township at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, state police at Kiski Valley reported. [Read More]
Coroner: Truck kills paramedic
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway was killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree, authorities said. [Read More]
House votes to open up testimony
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to let Pennsylvania crime victims witness trial testimony is advancing in the state Legislature. [Read More]
Vandals smash 29 vehicle windows
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have been trying to find whoever broke the windows out of 29 parked vehicles on the city’s North Side. [Read More]
Three officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill Three officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill
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LOS ANGELES — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles’ downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said. [Read More]
Police: Man taped women in Philly mall fitting rooms Police: Man taped women in Philly mall fitting rooms
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WAYNE — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped dozens of naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country’s largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday. [Read More]
Georgia inmate's execution delayed Georgia inmate's execution delayed
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JACKSON, Ga. — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state’s only female death row inmate for the second time in a week. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, March 3
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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, March 2, 2015: [Read More]
65TH ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Beverly Botsford 65TH ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Beverly Botsford
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Paul and Beverly Botsford, of Indiana, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21 at a dinner given by their four children and spouses. [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haggerty 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haggerty
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Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Paul Haggerty, of Creekside, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24 with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at a dinner party given by their children. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 2
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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, March 1
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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: Jordan Valentin Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin
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Jordan M. Valentin was named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Natalie Sasala Student of the Month: Natalie Sasala
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Natalie G. Sasala has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Bobby Johns Student of the Month: Bobby Johns
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Bobby L. Johns has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for May. [Read More]

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Gov. Wolf's prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget Gov. Wolf's prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget
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Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania's 2015-16 budget. [Read More]
Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address
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In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress today that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. [Read More]
Clinton emails under scrutiny Clinton emails under scrutiny
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. [Read More]
Coroner: Truck kills paramedic
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway was killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree, authorities said. [Read More]
Slain Putin critic's companion says she didn't see his assassin Slain Putin critic's companion says she didn't see his assassin
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MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. [Read More]
Israeli leader to sound warning on U.S. negotiations with Iran Israeli leader to sound warning on U.S. negotiations with Iran
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WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn of the danger of trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama’s negotiators continue talking with the Iranians today in hopes of closing a deal this month. [Read More]
House votes to open up testimony
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to let Pennsylvania crime victims witness trial testimony is advancing in the state Legislature. [Read More]
Sestak plans to challenge Toomey
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat and former Navy Vice Admiral Joe Sestak said he will seek a rematch with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the 2016 election. [Read More]
Vandals smash 29 vehicle windows
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have been trying to find whoever broke the windows out of 29 parked vehicles on the city’s North Side. [Read More]
U.S. considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Don't need no education
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Deer Editor, eye am righting two espress my agreement of the indiana skool boards perposal too cut funding four english classes ... [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana realignment falls short of promises
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In October 2013 the Indiana Area School District board voted to realign the elementary buildings. The main reason for realignment was financial savings as well as leveling out class size in elementary buildings. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Plan would hurt entire Blairsville-Saltsburg district
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The renovated and expanded Saltsburg K-12 campus is less than four years old, yet the Blairsville members of the Blairsville-Saltsburg school board and the current superintendent are hurriedly trying to close the grades 7-12 section of the Saltsburg building. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IUP colleagues remember Dr. Shirey
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Dr. Ruth Shirey, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of Geography & Regional Planning from 1970 to 2007, was someone who cared a great deal about the Indiana community and Indiana University of Pennsylvania [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reckless behavior and road rage
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More than 37,000 people die in road crashes each year in the United States, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Change needed on Indiana school board
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How does our school board justify keeping six buildings open while enrollment has dropped by 1,000 students since 1993? To pay for these buildings, the board is again embarking on a reduction frenzy with regard to academics and teachers at the senior high. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Aid-in-dying should be legal right in Pennsylvania
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Thank you for your coverage of Barbara Mancini’s Death With Dignity presentation at IUP. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Winter cold doesn't alter climate change
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Thanks to the frigid blasts of air sent down by our neighbors to the north, the climate-change deniers are probably over the moon. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What about the seasonal workers?
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I would like to bring attention to a situation concerning unemployment compensation benefits. [Read More]

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