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Circus clown visits Indiana Free Library Circus clown visits Indiana Free Library
by JAMIE EMPFIELD

Rob Ringling, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, juggled Tuesday in the children’s section of the Indiana Free Library to promote the circus’ visit to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex May 15-18. Full Story →

UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors wrestling with budget deficit UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors wrestling with budget deficit

ARMAGH — The United School District budget is facing a deficit regardless of its options, according to the school board.

- JEREMY HARTLEY
Students participate in mock Traffic Court Students participate in mock Traffic Court

A mock Traffic Court was set up Tuesday at Homer-Center High School, where Judge Susanne Steffee presided over “hearings” where seven students pleaded their cases.

UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: PennDOT proposes safety improvements UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: PennDOT proposes safety improvements

ARMAGH — The United School board heard a presentation Tuesday by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers Doug Tanaka and Mark Rozich regarding proposed changes to Route 56.

- JEREMY HARTLEY
MARION CENTER 7, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers win first meeting, but Wildcats show fight in defeat MARION CENTER 7, HOMER-CENTER 2 -- Stingers win first meeting, but Wildcats show fight in defeat

MARION CENTER — Homer-Center coach Randy Thomas couldn’t wait for his team to get a crack at unbeaten Marion Center.

- CARLY KROUSE
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Indiana Garden Club offering scholarship
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The Indiana Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District VI, annually awards a minimum of one $500 scholarship from the Julia Pound/Alice O’Dell scholarship fund... [Read More]
Agencies open doors to volunteer service
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a resume. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Candidate for lieutenant governor outlines his platform CAMPAIGN 2014: Candidate for lieutenant governor outlines his platform
1 day ago - - JEREMY HARTLEY
Revenue is the key to Pennsylvania’s future, according to Brad Koplinski, a candidate for lieutenant governor. [Read More]
STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' I am going fishing STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' I am going fishing
1 day ago - - STEVE WOLFE
The first day of fishing season is a tradition in western Pennsylvania and for many marks the “unofficial” start of the spring season. [Read More]
Auction scheduled
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Irish Mike will return for another auction at Spruce Community Center, between Uniontown and Pine Flats at the intersection of Route 580 and Grisemore Road, at 2 p.m. on May 4. [Read More]
Senior law day planned
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Aging Services Inc., the Indiana County Link to Aging, and District Attorney Patrick Dougherty will host Senior Citizen Law Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Rustic Lodge, White Township. [Read More]
Flea market scheduled
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The Indiana County Humane Society will hold its 13th annual flea market at the Indiana County fairgrounds on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m. [Read More]
Paving company faces fines in death
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BLAIRSVILLE — A Blairsville company faces nearly $24,000 in fines for alleged workplace safety violations following the death of an employee. [Read More]
Horse owner seminar set for Monday
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MARION CENTER — Horse owners who transport their animals to shows and clinics are invited to attend “Rules of the Road,” a special seminar to help horse owners understand the new Penn DOT regulations about horse trucks, trailers and weight issues. [Read More]
CLUB NEWS: AARP Evergreen Chapter 2581
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Be sure your group or organization lists its latest activities in the CLUB NEWS column. Contact the Family Page editor at family@indianagazette.net to have your news included. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Big inning sends Valley past Indiana
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Host Valley broke open a tied game and mounted a big rally in the fourth inning to beat Indiana, 15-5, in a WPIAL non-section softball game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: McLoughlin, Wildcats throttle Purchase Line
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PURCHASE LINE — Homer-Center’s Stephen McLoughlin tossed a two-hitter, and the Wildcats posted season highs in runs and hits to rout Purchase Line, 16-1, in a Heritage Conference baseball game Monday. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tionesta has quality fishing in large-stream setting
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Tionesta Creek, which flows through portions of Warren and Forest counties, provides anglers with a quality trout-fishing experience in a big-stream setting, as well as solid smallmouth bass angling. [Read More]
IUP SOFTBALL: Crimson Hawks drop pair at Lock Haven
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LOCK HAVEN — IUP managed only six hits in a doubleheader and lost to Lock Haven, 3-0 and 6-5 in 10 innings, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball crossover games Monday. [Read More]
The one that didn't get away The one that didn't get away
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Lucas Claypool, 12, of Indiana, caught a 21-inch palomino trout [Read More]
Opening day success Opening day success
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Austin Bailey, 10, of Plumville, caught a 22-inch rainbow trout on Little Mahoning Creek on opening day. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana rolls over county rival Wildcats
3 days ago - - ELI NELLIS
HOMER CITY — It was a great setting for baseball Saturday afternoon at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Derry crushes Penns Manor
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HOMER CITY — Derry rolled to a 16-2 victory over Penns Manor in the first game of the Teddy Bear Fund Drive High School Baseball Challenge on Saturday afternoon at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Lacrosse team drops match on senior day
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The IUP women’s lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, but there ended up being little to be happy about. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks close spring drills with third scrimmage
4 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
His players might be happy that spring drills are over, but IUP football coach Curt Cignetti could use a few more Aprils before he feels comfortable. [Read More]

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Body found in woods Body found in woods
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SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP — Authorities are depending on a series of time-consuming toxicology tests to determine the cause of death of a Northern Cambria woman whose body was found during the weekend in a wooded area near Grace Street. [Read More]
Crash claims one life
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BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A Glen Campbell man was killed late Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 219 near Rager Road, authorities said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Steven Aukerman, 18, of Blairsville, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment following an incident at his residence along Marshall Heights Road ... [Read More]
Landslide closes road Landslide closes road
1 day ago - - TOM PEEL
Fire Academy Road (Route 2019) between Route 56 and Luciusboro Road in Center Township is closed due to a landslide, according to PennDOT. [Read More]
Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. [Read More]
Fugitive caught after 33 years
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DALLAS — A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away. [Read More]
Mom pleads guilty in overdose
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother who police say was with her two children when she and her boyfriend overdosed on heroin at a McDonald’s play area near Cincinnati pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of child endangerment and could be released from jail in less than two months. [Read More]
Seventh arrest made in kidnap case
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father. [Read More]
Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Utah’s new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep [Read More]
DA: Graduates ran drug ring
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ARDMORE — Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday. [Read More]

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HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School
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HOMER CITY — The following students have been named to the honor roll at Homer-Center High School for the third-quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll at Indiana Area Senior High School for the third grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: April 23
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 22
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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, April 21, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 21
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Be sure to wish the following Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 20
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Hannah Marshall SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Hannah Marshall
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The Kiwanis Club recently named Hannah Marshall as the Blairsville Senior High School Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Lukcik SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Lukcik
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Justin M. Lukcik has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]

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Acceptance rates at elite colleges decline
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LOS ANGELES — Throughout the college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson’s wish list. So when the Long Beach, Calif., high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company. [Read More]
Patient accused of selling heroin
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit. [Read More]
Corbett reports $200K income
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican running for a second term, is reporting $200,000 in adjusted income in 2013. [Read More]
Ex-Pitt player admits holdup
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former University of Pittsburgh football player has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank. [Read More]
Last rescued pet can be adopted
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MYERSTOWN (AP) — The last of 27 pets rescued from a homeless veteran’s car in Pennsylvania last month is now ready for a good home. [Read More]
Toyota sells 2.58M vehicles, topping GM
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TOKYO — Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. [Read More]
Advisors to Democrats: Don't call it a 'recovery'
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WASHINGTON — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. [Read More]
Crew recounts acts of bravery Crew recounts acts of bravery
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MOKPO, South Korea — As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their life jackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety. [Read More]
Triumph fills air one year later Triumph fills air one year later
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BOSTON — Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started. [Read More]
Facing eviction, smoker plans move Facing eviction, smoker plans move
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MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An 89-year-old woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free and she won’t give up cigarettes. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Learning from Franklin Regional tragedy
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There are some important lessons to be gleaned from the Franklin Regional tragedy that should convince the Indiana school board and others to rethink their positions. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The world's happiest countries
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Since 2010, the tea party has had one strategy — to destroy government. We know the tactics of the Heritage Foundation, Koch brothers and Fox Network: to lie, distort, confuse and malign any policy, report, projection or proposal put forth by our president or our government. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Violence arises from corrupted society
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On April 14 we were treated to an erudite display of sociological jargon and response to an increasingly troubling issue: violent sociopathic behavior (“A regionwide response to school violence,” Christian Vaccaro). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Better options than arming teachers
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Regarding the April 4 As I See It (“Back White’s bill on arming teachers,” Mark Zilinskas), the last paragraph of the article undermines the entire topic and provides the opposite reasoning for arming teachers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We all have a choice to make about our future
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Life for most of us is not a steady stroll through time, and not all changes are our choice to make. We have 24 hours in a day to wonder if today is the day our enemy will destroy our country and the lives of its people. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A regionwide response to school violence
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I sat at my computer watching the tragic events unfold at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday and shook my head in absolute consternation. The patterns of school violence are as predictable in their unfolding as they are unpredictable in the time and place of their next occurrence. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson's campaign message resonates
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I am amazed at the number of mailings I have received from Congressman Bill Shuster’s campaign. However, I seem to be learning more about his opponent, Art Halverson, than I am about Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's about water, yours and mine
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The EPA issued a permit on March 16 to put a Class II brine disposal well in East Run under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. This is not acceptable. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Vote may drive farm market out of town
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Tuesday night the Indiana Borough council voted 7-5 to deny the request from the Indiana County Farmers’ Market to relocate to IRMC Park on North Seventh Street. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Arming teachers raises new worries
2 weeks ago -
The “As I see it” column by Mark Zilinskas last Friday (“Back White’s bill on arming teachers”) raises a tough issue: Should teachers be armed on school property? I agree with him ... I disagree with him. [Read More]

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