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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
Paving company faces fines in death

BLAIRSVILLE — A Blairsville company faces nearly $24,000 in fines for alleged workplace safety violations following the death of an employee.

Body found in woods Body found in woods

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.

Crash claims one life

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A Glen Campbell man was killed late Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 219 near Rager Road, authorities said.

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STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' I am going fishing STEVE WOLFE'S 'SEEDS OF WELLNESS:' I am going fishing
19 hours 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]
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]
Community association to hold cash bash
19 hours ago -
A cash bash to benefit the Avonmore Harvest Jubilee will be held May 3 at the Polish Club, 501 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. [Read More]
Church to hold fundraising sale
19 hours ago -
The First Christian Church at Fifth and Water streets, Indiana, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 ... [Read More]
Word Whiz winner announced Word Whiz winner announced
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Janet Harper, of Home, was the winner of Puzzle No. 36 ... [Read More]
County farm bureau encourages safety County farm bureau encourages safety
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
The Indiana County Farm Bureau wrapped up Rural Roads Safety Week on Saturday, but the safety doesn’t end there. [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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POLICE LOG
19 hours ago -
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
19 hours 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
19 hours ago -
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
20 hours ago -
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]
Car crashes into tree Car crashes into tree
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
A single-vehicle crash was reported on Route 286 today just west of Sexton Road in White Township. [Read More]
Kidnap attempt thwarted
2 days ago -
An unidentified woman managed to fight off a would-be kidnapper early Saturday in downtown Indiana, and police said they have a suspect in custody. [Read More]

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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
4 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
Justin M. Lukcik has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Smyers SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Justin Smyers
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Justin Smyers has been named the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April by the Homer City Kiwanis Club. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 19
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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 18, 2014: [Read More]

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Crew recounts acts of bravery Crew recounts acts of bravery
19 hours ago -
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]
Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security
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KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii. [Read More]
Foundations drop bid for center
19 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three foundations have dropped their bid to purchase Pittsburgh’s struggling August Wilson Center for African American Culture. [Read More]
Cash assistance rejections rise
19 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — People applying for federal cash assistance benefits in Pennsylvania are getting rejected at a higher rate and some advocates for the poor blame a two-year-old state law. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: McCord reports $333,000 income
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Rob McCord, a Democratic candidate for governor who loaned his campaign $1.7 million, reported $333,500 in income in 2012. [Read More]
Gay-marriage ban critics seek ruling
19 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Gay couples and others challenging Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Monday to bypass a trial in favor of a quicker ruling in the case. [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
19 hours ago -
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]

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Letter to the Editor: Learning from Franklin Regional tragedy
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
2 weeks ago -
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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