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Palace Gardens Drive-In remains closed Palace Gardens Drive-In remains closed
by RANDY WELLS

Unlike most Memorial Day holidays over the past 66 years, the screen at the Palace Gardens Drive-in theater this past weekend was blank. Full Story →

Clymer man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run Clymer man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run

Nicholas J. Patterson, accused by state police of striking and killing a woman with his vehicle in September, was sentenced this morning to nine months to two years in the Indiana County Jail, three years of probation and $2,218.65 in costs by President Judge William Martin.

- SEAN YODER
Saltsburg Canal Days on tap for this weekend Saltsburg Canal Days on tap for this weekend

Saltsburg will hold its 35th annual Canal Days festival this weekend and some new activities are planned.

- ELLEN MATIS
Pennsylvania winemaking industry growing Pennsylvania winemaking industry growing

Pennsylvania is home to more than 200 wineries and more than a dozen “wine trails,” according to the Pennsylvania Winery Association.

Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years, the company and unions said Monday.

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Seeds of Wellness: Take steps to manage stress Seeds of Wellness: Take steps to manage stress
13 hours ago - - STEVE WOLFE
Most of us see stress as unavoidable, as part of being an employee, parent, student; as part of being human. Stress plays an important role in keeping us aware of our surroundings and able to react to change. Your body is equipped to deal with normal amounts of stress; however, when you experience p [Read More]
Pausing to remember Memorial Day Pausing to remember Memorial Day
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Memorial Day services were held throughout the county on Monday. [Read More]
Area agencies accept volunteer service Area agencies accept volunteer service
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]
Posey Portrait contest winner announced Posey Portrait contest winner announced
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Thad and Donna Clements were the winners of this year’s Posey Portraits Photo Contest on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Longtime customer takes over Smicksburg eatery Longtime customer takes over Smicksburg eatery
3 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
In its next phase of life, the new owner of Thee Village Eatinghouse is hoping to bring back the restaurant’s “original charm.” [Read More]
CAROLE McCRAY: How to add a touch of gold to the garden CAROLE McCRAY: How to add a touch of gold to the garden
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Add a bright touch or two to your garden with golden-colored plants. Yarrow, hyssop and coreopsis bloom all summer in shades of soft orange and sunny yellow. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
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This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Times and dates are subject to change. All events are held in Indiana, unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Scholarships awarded to Blairsville seniors Scholarships awarded to Blairsville seniors
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The Challenge Program Inc. distributed financial awards to the seniors at Blairsville High School for excelling in the areas of attendance, academic improvement, academic excellence, STEM and community service. [Read More]
Lively Arts announces 2016-17 Ovations! lineup Lively Arts announces 2016-17 Ovations! lineup
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The Lively Arts at IUP announced its 2016-17 Ovations! season from the stage during Saturday’s Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival. The festival was held downtown Indiana on Saturday. [Read More]
Indiana student earns outstanding achievement award Indiana student earns outstanding achievement award
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Indiana Area Senior High School student Rachel Lynn Baumler has been presented the Annalee Henderson Outstanding Student Achievement Award and scholarship for 2016 from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [Read More]

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OUTDOORS: Hunter completes 'Big Three' OUTDOORS: Hunter completes 'Big Three'
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Barry Toldi Jr., of Kent, completed his “Big Three” by bagging a turkey in Young Township that had a 10½-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Brothers bag turkeys OUTDOORS: Brothers bag turkeys
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Two brothers, Kyle and Jacob Gyenes, of Clarksburg, bagged turkeys. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Options abound during summer ZEKE WILSON: Options abound during summer
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Just as spring gobbler season comes to a close, freshly cut hay fields offer another outdoor option. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Be prepared by having essentials for fire
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When reading the outdoor literature of decades gone by — like Gordon MacQuarrie’s “Stories of the Old Duck Hunters” — one might think taking a dip in the river, and the subsequent need for the warmth of a fire, were common occurrences. Even though such adventures were likely seasoned with [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: West Lebanon tops Blairsville in ICL AROUND THE AREA: West Lebanon tops Blairsville in ICL
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WEST LEBANON — Matt Rebyanski ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift West Lebanon to a 7-6 win over Blairsville in an Indiana County League baseball game Sunday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: United pair claim medals
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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: United pair claim medals
3 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
SHIPPENSBURG — The United girls’ track and field athletes have been stealing the show all season. [Read More]
JUSTIN GERWICK: Therapist has hand in U.S. Open JUSTIN GERWICK: Therapist has hand in U.S. Open
3 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
A local massage therapist will have a hand in this year’s U.S. Open, thanks to a unique opportunity. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Renegades score first win AROUND THE AREA: Renegades score first win
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WEST LEBANON — Nine Young Township players recorded at least one hit and the Renegades scored in every inning to rout visiting Marion Center, 11-1, and earn their first win of the season in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Horton earns All-America track and field honor IUP ROUNDUP: Horton earns All-America track and field honor
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IUP freshman D.J. Horton earned All-America recognition in the pole vault, finishing eighth in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Beer gains redemption in javelin HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Beer gains redemption in javelin
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SHIPPENSBURG — She wasn’t going to let it happen again. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Device fraud: Carolyn Stewart, of Saltsburg, told state police someone used her debit card information at a Target in McCandless, Allegheny County, at about 5 p.m. May 6. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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White Township: No one was hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Airport Road at 8 a.m. May 23, according to state police. [Read More]
NYC rapper held without bail in fatal concert venue shooting
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn rapper is being held without bail in connection with last week's fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue. [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police said someone drove off of Parkwood Road in the 2000 block and ran over a fence and gate, causing damage at about 3:30 p.m. May 15. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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CENTER TOWNSHIP [Read More]
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]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana: DUI Borough police charged Amber Tucker, 20, of Philadelphia, with driving under the influence, possession of a small amount of marijuana and a summary traffic violation after officers pulled her over along in the first block of South Seventh Street at 1:03 a.m. March 19. [Read More]
Rapper charged in venue shooting
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NEW YORK — Fists were flying and then bullets inside a crowded New York City concert venue where four people were shot, one fatally, and now a rapper who police said was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun is facing attempted murder and weapons charges. [Read More]
Police say man used front-loader to break in to liquor store
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: May 31 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 31
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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 [Read More]
Student wins mathematics award Student wins mathematics award
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Danny Lee, a student at Indiana Junior High School, was the winner for Indiana and Armstrong counties in the 2016 First-Year Algebra Contest sponsored by the Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emma Welch STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emma Welch
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Emma Welch was recently named the Junior Women’s Civic Club Girl of the Month for April. She is the daughter of John and Marlene Welch, of Indiana. [Read More]
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Kacey Raible SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Kacey Raible
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Kacey Raible, daughter of Linda and Todd Raible, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 28 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 28
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If you see these people today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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INDIANA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER [Read More]
ICTC 2016 graduates announced ICTC 2016 graduates announced
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The Indiana County Technology Center held graduation ceremonies Thursday at Indiana Area Junior High School. [Read More]
Seeds of Faith holds graduation Seeds of Faith holds graduation
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Seeds of Faith Christian Academy held graduation ceremonies Thursday at Summit Church, 2707 West Pike, White Township. [Read More]
Indiana Wesleyan School graduates three Indiana Wesleyan School graduates three
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The Indiana Wesleyan School held graduation ceremonies Thursday at the school. [Read More]

All World News

 
Director says zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy Director says zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy
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CINCINNATI — The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit. [Read More]
Texas river expected to crest at record level Texas river expected to crest at record level
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. [Read More]
NYC rapper held without bail in fatal concert venue shooting
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn rapper is being held without bail in connection with last week's fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue. [Read More]
Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium. [Read More]
ATV hits police car
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An East Brady man struck a police car with his ATV after attempting to flee from a police officer Saturday along Route 4017 in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, according to reports. [Read More]
Reckless driving reported
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A Vandergrift man is accused by state police of driving recklessly with children in the car then running over a Saltsburg woman’s foot at Iselin Road and Route 286 at about 8 p.m. Sunday. [Read More]
Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished
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WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden performed a “public service” in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. [Read More]
Trump trails Clinton with digital campaigning Trump trails Clinton with digital campaigning
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PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates
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WASHINGTON — After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. [Read More]
Police: Lost couple enter nuclear plant site
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DELTA (AP) — A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis
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He was a high school football star and a hero in the community, but just a few years later he was gone. She was a loving mother who had plans to go back to school in order to get a good-paying job so she could support her family, but she is now gone. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies
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The only thing correct about Rick Stancombe’s letter on Sunday was the headline written by a Gazette editor. Hillary Clinton does promise to continue the policies of President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort
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What has happened to the America we once knew? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations
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On the April 24 episode of “60 Minutes” was a segment called “Dialing for Dollars.” The segment detailed a Republican congressman’s bid for re-election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A plea for respect, not sympathy Letter to the Editor: A plea for respect, not sympathy
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People who have an invisible disability should wear a lime green ribbon so people will not abuse them when they have to use a handicapped restroom stall. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Casting your vote an essential civic duty Letter to the Editor: Casting your vote an essential civic duty
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Did you vote in the primary election? Will you vote in the November general election? If not, why not? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton would continue Obama policies Letter to the Editor: Clinton would continue Obama policies
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Every coal miner, retired coal miner, veteran and senior citizen should pay attention to this letter. As you read this letter, keep these eight words in your mind from Hillary Clinton, “America cannot afford to end the Obama legacy.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Closing school a part of solution for Indiana Letter to the editor: Closing school a part of solution for Indiana
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Unintended consequences are when numerous new school board members (and some old ones) want to build a super elementary school for more than $25 million, yet don’t know how to contend with as much as a $1.5 million to $2 million budget deficit. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A call to come to the bargaining table Letter to the Editor: A call to come to the bargaining table
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The nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center have been working without a contract since February. I’m one of more than 300 nurses who provide care for hundreds of patients each week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: NPR programs show liberal bias Letter to the Editor: NPR programs show liberal bias
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If one didn’t know better, one would assume that National Public Radio (NPR) is funded by the Democratic Party. [Read More]

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