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Tax reassessment group slates free appeals clinic

Tax reassessment group slates free appeals clinic

- CHAUNCEY ROSS

RAYNE TOWNSHIP — A citizen group formed a year ago to battle questionable procedures and results in the Indiana County property reassessment project has scheduled a free clinic to help property owners file appeals for 2017 taxes.

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FCB releases earnings report FCB releases earnings report
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First Commonwealth Financial Corp. this morning announced financial results for the second quarter of 2016. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]
Cambria-Rowe college to close doors Cambria-Rowe college to close doors
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
Cambria-Rowe Business College will cease operations at the end of August. [Read More]
IUP receives reaffirmation of accreditation IUP receives reaffirmation of accreditation
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. [Read More]
BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Township to receive more in block grants BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Township to receive more in block grants
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — Burrell Township is in line for a bigger share of block grant funds for 2016 but there’s no clear frontrunner among projects that could use the money. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Directors agree to maintain current staffing levels MARION CENTER: Directors agree to maintain current staffing levels
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area School District will start the 2016-17 school year with the complement of sixth-grade and music teachers it has now. [Read More]
Tree felled in Oak Grove Tree felled in Oak Grove
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Dan Zack of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania grounds crew cut up a large tree that came down in the Oak Grove during an intense thunderstorm late Monday afternoon. [Read More]
Walk for a Wonderful Life set Walk for a Wonderful Life set
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The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County will hold the fourth annual “Walk for a Wonderful Life” on Sept. 25 at the J.S. Mack Park fairgrounds from 1 to 3:30 p.m. [Read More]
Route 85 lane closures rescheduled Route 85 lane closures rescheduled
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The daylight, short-term lane closures scheduled for Thursday on Route 85 in Plumville Borough and Mahoning, Washington, and Rayne townships have been postponed. [Read More]
ABATE makes donation to IRMC ABATE makes donation to IRMC
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The Indiana County Chapter of ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) of Pennsylvania recently held a bike ride to benefit the pediatrics department at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]

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INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Colts advance to ICL finals INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Colts advance to ICL finals
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WEST LEBANON — Blairsville racked up 18 hits, and the Colts routed host West Lebanon, 11-4, to win their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series on Tuesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
Ding-A-Ling sets annual tourney Ding-A-Ling sets annual tourney
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YATESBORO — The Ding-A-Ling Sports Club will host its 48th annual slow-pitch softball tournament Friday through Sunday at Ding Field. [Read More]
Trail races slated for Sunday
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PENN RUN — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the 10th annual Run With The Deer Flies 25K and 15K Trail Races on Sunday at Seph Mack Boy Scout Camp. [Read More]
JUNIOR LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck keeps sights set on title JUNIOR LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck keeps sights set on title
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY, TERI ENCISO
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Walbeck Insurance made the statement that it would not be an easy out for any opponent when it trounced Farmington on the opening day of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament. [Read More]
Carp aren't so bad after all
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The common carp, or European carp, does not get much respect. People think of them as a bottom feeder (they are!) and a fish of polluted water. Although, carp can survive in polluted water, they are also found in clean streams and rivers. [Read More]
ICL PLAYOFFS: Colts, Bovard take leads in series ICL PLAYOFFS: Colts, Bovard take leads in series
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BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 4-3 win over West Lebanon and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series on Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT:   NORWIN 4, CONNELLSVILLE 2 YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: NORWIN 4, CONNELLSVILLE 2
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Hard-throwing 15-year-old Derek Turcovski tossed a gem, and Norwin inched closer to qualifying for the state tournament by edging once-beaten Connellsville in an elimination-game. [Read More]
Antlerless tags are available
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Antlerless tags are available
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
More than 17,300 antlerless licenses remain for WMU 2D, while only 3,065 remain for WMU 2E. [Read More]
These spots are great for summer
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These spots are great for summer
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With summer in full swing, anglers have many venues at their disposal. If panfish and bass appeal to you, consider a trip to one of the following three waters. [Read More]
Partners team up for victories at ICC Partners team up for victories at ICC
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The winners in the Partner-Partner golf tournament at the Indiana Country Club on Sunday were, from left, Paul Rezk Jr. and Gary Dickie and Jennifer Myers and Connie Bence [Read More]

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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 at Ebensburg are looking for the scene of a crash where they said a Northern Cambria man wrecked a stolen car at 2:03 a.m. Monday. [Read More]
Shooting deaths of police spike this year, report says
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NEW ORLEANS — Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released today. [Read More]
AG: House parent at Catholic school abused foreign students
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EBENSBURG — A former house parent at a Catholic school in Cambria County has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised. [Read More]
No bomb found in truck that smashed gate No bomb found in truck that smashed gate
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI’s offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said. [Read More]
Former food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4 million fraud Former food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4 million fraud
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million. [Read More]
Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — It’s a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. [Read More]
Dad accused of killing baby who fell from swing
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NEW CUMBERLAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who told police his infant daughter was injured falling out of her baby swing has been charged with killing her. [Read More]
Dad drowns trying to save daughters
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ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a father from Tennessee drowned trying to save his three daughters, who got caught in a rip current off the North Carolina coast. [Read More]
Lancaster man charged with raping woman Lancaster man charged with raping woman
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A Lancaster County man was jailed Sunday on charges of rape after police were called to an Indiana woman’s residence. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27:
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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, July 26, 2016: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jolene Ulrich and James Garrettson ENGAGEMENT: Jolene Ulrich and James Garrettson
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Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ulrich, of Goodfield, Ill., and Jeannette Nord, of Bloomington, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jolene Marie Ulrich, to James Adam Garrettson, son of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Garrettson, of Indiana. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 26
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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, July 25, 2016: [Read More]
WEDDING: Todd Holbay and Ashley Fetsko WEDDING: Todd Holbay and Ashley Fetsko
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Todd Adam Holbay and Ashley Elizabeth Fetsko were united in marriage on June 6, 2016, in an intimate ceremony beneath the umbrage of giant redwood trees along the Avenue of the Giants in California. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25:
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
WEDDING: Julie Prior and Mitchell Receski WEDDING: Julie Prior and Mitchell Receski
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Julie Michele Prior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Prior, of Pittsburgh, and Mitchell Robert Receski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Receski, of Indiana, were married on June 25, 2016, at St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, Pittsburgh. The Rev. Father John Skirtich officiated. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 24: Gazette readers' birthdays, July 24:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

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Wildfire forces closing of famed Big Sur parks Wildfire forces closing of famed Big Sur parks
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BIG SUR, Calif. — California’s signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state’s two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. [Read More]
Shooting deaths of police spike this year, report says
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NEW ORLEANS — Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released today. [Read More]
Cat throws hat in ring for president
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. [Read More]
Democrats pick first female nominee Democrats pick first female nominee
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PHILADELPHIA — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton
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WASHINGTON — Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. [Read More]
Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat in Alaska
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. [Read More]
AG: House parent at Catholic school abused foreign students
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EBENSBURG — A former house parent at a Catholic school in Cambria County has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised. [Read More]
No bomb found in truck that smashed gate No bomb found in truck that smashed gate
3 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI’s offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said. [Read More]
Audit questions nursing home staffing levels
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HARRISBURG — A new audit shows that the state Department of Health is not effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels, Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog said Tuesday. [Read More]
Former food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4 million fraud Former food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4 million fraud
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Response to Homer City fire lauded Letter to the Editor: Response to Homer City fire lauded
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We would like to thank all the firefighters and the Homer City police for all that they did the night of the fire that heavily damaged our home on June 26. Not enough credit is given to these men and women who risk their lives for their communities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A fine show of teamwork Letter to the Editor: A fine show of teamwork
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I would like to say to all the members of the local fire companies who took part in the events at the recent convention in Black Lick: “Job well done!” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Do we really need more gun laws? Letter to the Editor: Do we really need more gun laws?
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So, let me understand this correctly. The Associated Press, a well-known left-leaning organization, and GfK, a market research firm from Nuremberg, Germany, have decided that “Americans” think we need more gun laws. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition? Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition?
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Recently I see that candidate Hillary Clinton is accepting some of the ideas of socialist Bernie Sanders. I would not think that it has something to do with this week’s convention. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Reassessment still hurting taxpayers Letter to the editor: Reassessment still hurting taxpayers
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On July 13, over 40 concerned taxpayers attended a commissioners’ meeting. Approximately 20 of those in attendance spoke during the public comment portion. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Father knows best Letter to the editor: Father knows best
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When it comes to education, my father, Tony DeLoreto, candidate for state Senate in the 41st District, knows best. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Wrong direction Letter to the editor: Wrong direction
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A stunning 79 percent of Americans now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, a 15-point spike over recent years, according to an Associated Press – GfK poll. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: ABATE thanks supporters Letter to the Editor: ABATE thanks supporters
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Indiana County ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) recently had its 2016 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign. It was another great year and we would like to send an enormous thank-you to the following businesses, organizations and their patrons, as well as private donors. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The right restroom door? Letter to the Editor: The right restroom door?
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I would like to begin with a simple-to-understand passage of Scripture: Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” This verse is easy to comprehend. It is not difficult to know the gender in which you are born. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: At long last, a choice in the 41st district Letter to the Editor: At long last, a choice in the 41st district
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Kudos to state Senate candidate Tony DeLoreto for his July 7 letter headlined “Workers deserve more from senator.” [Read More]
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