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Woman burned after gas explosion in Homer City Woman burned after gas explosion in Homer City

A woman was burned after gas exploded inside of a small tow camper in Homer City Wednesday morning, according to Police Chief Lou Sacco. Full Story →

BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Superintendent put on improvement plan BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Superintendent put on improvement plan

BURRELL TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board placed its superintendent on a six-month “improvement plan” Wednesday and issued her a smaller a raise than called for in her contract, citing a recent evaluation of her performance.

- MARGARET WEAVER
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Every Thursday, get the Gazette’s complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It’s all one click away in the entertainment center.

INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners extend tax appeal deadline INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners extend tax appeal deadline

The Indiana County commissioners on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for filing a 2017 property tax assessment appeal until Sept. 1. The deadline had been Aug. 1.

- RANDY WELLS
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: School directors hold line on taxes UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: School directors hold line on taxes

EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United school directors voted Wednesday not to add an extra burden on taxpayers by adopting a budget for the upcoming school year with no tax increase.

- HEATHER BLAKE
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BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Budget approved with no tax increase BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Budget approved with no tax increase
17 hours ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
BURRELL TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board approved a final budget Wednesday that holds the line on taxes for the eighth year in a row. [Read More]
Fireworks tent sets up shop Fireworks tent sets up shop
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Damian Meterko, left, Mary Meterko and Sean Hayes stocked the Phantom Fireworks stand Wednesday in the parking lot of the Indiana Mall. [Read More]
WalkWorks program kicks off WalkWorks program kicks off
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A kickoff event for the WalkWorks program in Indiana Borough was held Wednesday as participants gathered to walk the new route. [Read More]
Area parks offer summer fun Area parks offer summer fun
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Aria McNeal, 3, swung on the monkey bars Tuesday at Getty Heights Park in White Township. [Read More]
Rotary awards service grants Rotary awards service grants
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Nine local organizations recently received grant funding through Indiana Midday Rotary’s annual grant distribution. [Read More]
Clarks set to headline Sunday show Clarks set to headline Sunday show
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The Clarks will headline a show Sunday at the J.S. Mack Community Center as part of the Star Spangled Charity Independence Day celebration. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette’s complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It’s all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Conservancy presents Evergreen Award Conservancy presents Evergreen Award
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Bob Lankard, seated left, presented the Evergreen Conservancy's Evergreen Award to Nancy Lezark on behalf of her brother-in-law Alex Lezark, who was unable to attend the award presentation. [Read More]
Evergreen Conservancy leads tour of Trompe System Evergreen Conservancy leads tour of Trompe System
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Tim Danehy, Qualified Environmental Professional, led a tour Tuesday in Tanoma of the Evergreen Conservancy Trompe System ... [Read More]
Keith Hall demolition continues Keith Hall demolition continues
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Demolition continued Tuesday on Keith Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where the building is being torn down to make way for the North Dining Commons. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
AROUND THE AREA: Kelly Chrysler routs Walbeck Insurance AROUND THE AREA: Kelly Chrysler routs Walbeck Insurance
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BROOKVILLE — Aaron Park tossed a five-hitter and drove in three runs to power host Kelly Chrysler to a 14-4 win over Walbeck Insurance in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Wednesday. The game was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. [Read More]
Indiana holds soccer camp Indiana holds soccer camp
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The Indiana Soccer Boosters recently held its annual soccer skills camp with 105 participants in grades 1 through 8. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: New Derry nips Colts AROUND THE AREA: New Derry nips Colts
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BLAIRSVILLE — Tyler Pakos cracked an RBI single in the ninth inning to help New Derry nip Blairsville, 2-1, in an Indiana County League baseball game Tuesday at One-River Field. [Read More]
Groups keep stream projects moving Groups keep stream projects moving
3 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA, JAMES J. NESTOR
The environment can recover on its own, but not while it continues to incur damage. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Marion Center sweeps Walbeck Insurance YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Marion Center sweeps Walbeck Insurance
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Matt Badzik belted two clutch hits, Tyler Lightcap and Tyler Howells tossed gems, and first-place Marion Center improved to 16-1 by sweeping Walbeck Insurance, 2-1 and 3-1, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball doubleheader Monday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Hunting licenses on sale ZEKE WILSON: Hunting licenses on sale
3 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Only a few day remain for the validity of the 2015-16 hunting license. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass
3 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
West Virginia’s Gauley River, in the fall, is known more for its whitewater rafting activities than for the fishing it provides. But the river holds an excellent population of smallmouth bass. And if you’re willing to enlist the help of one of the professional guides that focus on the Gauley’s [Read More]
Over-40 league sets registration Over-40 league sets registration
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The Indiana Over-40 Baseball League is registering players for the upcoming season. [Read More]
BOOSTERS BASEBALL: Bowman's Coins wins IABB game BOOSTERS BASEBALL: Bowman's Coins wins IABB game
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Bowman’s Coins blanked Bob’s Pizza, 11-0, in an Indiana Area Baseball Boosters game Monday. [Read More]
MacBlane places second in shooting competition MacBlane places second in shooting competition
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Noah MacBlane, 17, of Home, placed second in the Keystone Cup shooting competition held in Muncy on June 17 to 19. [Read More]

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Child-luring hearing continued Child-luring hearing continued
17 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
The preliminary hearing for the man accused of attempting to lure a young girl into his vehicle in Indiana was continued Wednesday until Aug. 4. [Read More]
Driver in crash jailed Driver in crash jailed
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A man involved in a fatal accident in Westmoreland County Monday was jailed immediately after state police learned of a bench warrant in Indiana County. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone damaged a picnic table and restroom at McGregor Park, 300 Nixon Ave., overnight from Monday into Tuesday, according to borough police. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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One person was injured during a two-vehicle accident Tuesday but did not require treatment from EMS, according to borough police. [Read More]
NCAA wants to question two Sandusky accusers NCAA wants to question two Sandusky accusers
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA wants to question two men who claim they were sexually abused in the 1970s by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. [Read More]
DA: Teacher, board member mum on sex
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ALIQUIPPA (AP) — A prosecutor said a school board member and a substitute teacher didn’t properly relay a report that an older student had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a western Pennsylvania school district. [Read More]
Ex-constable pleads to stealing $1 million
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania constable has resigned and pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million in local taxes that his wife had been elected to collect. [Read More]
$90,000 worth of stolen beer to be thrown away
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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away. [Read More]
Charges dismissed against officer Charges dismissed against officer
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READING (AP) — Criminal charges against a Pennsylvania police officer accused of punching a woman and smashing her cellphone during a traffic stop were dismissed Wednesday. [Read More]
Missing woman found Missing woman found
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A Homer City woman who was reported missing Monday was found Wednesday, according to state police. [Read More]

All Family News

 
BIRTH: Conner Potts BIRTH: Conner Potts
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Jennifer and Zachary Potts, of Creekside, have announced the birth of their son, Conner Vaughn Potts, June 22, 2016, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
BIRTH: Audan Fulton BIRTH: Audan Fulton
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BreAnna and Matthew Fulton, of Clymer, have announced the birth of their daughter, Audan BraiLynn Fulton, on June 8, 2016, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30:
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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, June 29, 2016: [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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A periodic roundup of accomplishments and achievements of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29
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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, June 28, 2016: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Shannon Lowmaster and Bradley Olbert ENGAGEMENT: Shannon Lowmaster and Bradley Olbert
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Shannon Lowmaster and Bradley Olbert, of Starford, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Janelle Hegland and Chad Smith ENGAGEMENT: Janelle Hegland and Chad Smith
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Janelle Leigh Hegland, of Indiana, and Chad Alexander Smith, of Latrobe, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Military base near D.C. lifts lockdown with one exception Military base near D.C. lifts lockdown with one exception
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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — A law enforcement official said Thursday no active shooter was found at a military post outside Washington, and the base said a lockdown was lifted except for the building where an active shooter had been reported. [Read More]
Johnson rules himself out of U.K. leadership race Johnson rules himself out of U.K. leadership race
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LONDON — The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic and surprising turn Thursday, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally. [Read More]
State Senate advances budget bill State Senate advances budget bill
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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House’s just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government’s fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over how to pay for the nearly $31.6 billion spending plan. [Read More]
Americans' media use up sharply, study finds Americans' media use up sharply, study finds
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NEW YORK — The typical American adult is using media for a full hour a day more than just last year, with smartphones accounting for most of the increase. [Read More]
NCAA wants to question two Sandusky accusers NCAA wants to question two Sandusky accusers
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA wants to question two men who claim they were sexually abused in the 1970s by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. [Read More]
Leaders urge against Trump's isolationism Leaders urge against Trump's isolationism
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OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers
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WASHINGTON — A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at the home of the Pritzker family in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. [Read More]
Cleveland authorizes convention spending Cleveland authorizes convention spending
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CLEVELAND — A city of Cleveland panel on Wednesday authorized spending nearly $10 million to purchase $50 million in insurance to protect the city against claims during the Republican National Convention after a consultant concluded the city faces a higher risk than previously thought. [Read More]
Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers
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ISTANBUL — The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said today, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. [Read More]
DA: Teacher, board member mum on sex
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ALIQUIPPA (AP) — A prosecutor said a school board member and a substitute teacher didn’t properly relay a report that an older student had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a western Pennsylvania school district. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dispute goes beyond a new contract LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dispute goes beyond a new contract
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By now, most of the community is aware of the contract negotiation issues between the nurses union and IRMC management. I would like to add my perspective. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vigil wasn't about guns LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vigil wasn't about guns
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The Gazette completely missed the mark with story/photo pairing on Monday, June 20. The placement of the “Vigil for Orlando” photo with the AP gun control story was, in my opinion, an inaccurate decision. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why is this man still running? LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why is this man still running?
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I find it hard to believe with all his negatives, that Pittsburgh school superintendent-designee Anthony Hamlet has not yet been summarily dismissed. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let people support candidate of own choice Letter to the Editor: Let people support candidate of own choice
3 days ago -
The letter I am writing is factual and involves issues that need to be stopped. The Yarnick Farm in Armstrong Township is being attacked for its support of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump knows what's wrong with U.S. Letter to the Editor: Trump knows what's wrong with U.S.
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I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served from 1969 to 1973. I am proud of it. I find when some Democrats say that Donald Trump is a businessman and knows nothing about how to run this country, they are wrong — and I mean wrong, wrong and wrong. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PUC needs to stop West Penn rate hike Letter to the Editor: PUC needs to stop West Penn rate hike
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To the PUC commissioners and interested readers: [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Protecting energy-industry workers AS I SEE IT: Protecting energy-industry workers
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We’ve all heard plenty of criticism of state government, particularly concerns of divisive partisanship and a corresponding decrease in productivity by the General Assembly. Certainly last year’s highly publicized budget debacle did nothing to quash those concerns. [Read More]
ALLEN W. LOCKARD: Revenue doesn't cover costs at Citizens' ALLEN W. LOCKARD: Revenue doesn't cover costs at Citizens'
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The Indiana Gazette headline on June 18 read, “Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma deaths could be prevented.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: In Spirit's spirit Letter to the Editor: In Spirit's spirit
1 week ago -
When a stray cat approached me in my front yard in mid-April, I had no clue she would impact my life forever. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Responding to the massacre in Orlando Letter to the Editor: Responding to the massacre in Orlando
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“An active shooter scenario” — this is how the emergency agencies labeled the massacre in Orlando, Fla. These agencies are the first line of defense against “terrorists,” such as the crazy guy who carried out the slaughter in the Pulse nightclub. [Read More]

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