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INDIANA AREA: Decision nears on reconfiguration

INDIANA AREA: Decision nears on reconfiguration

- CHAUNCEY ROSS

The Indiana Area school board may decide as early as Sept. 12 on the future configuration of the district’s elementary schools, with options for closing century-old Horace Mann Elementary and building a $25 million replacement for Ben Franklin Elementary under consideration.

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Indiana school directors seek bids for security guards Indiana school directors seek bids for security guards
12 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board has settled on hiring an outside security company to patrol district schools and will abide by an attorney’s advice that no one else should be allowed to carry firearms in the schools. [Read More]
Get tough on bullying: Speak up
Column
Get tough on bullying: Speak up
12 hours ago - - STEVE WOLFE
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Though we teach our children to ignore taunts because they cannot be physically hurt by them, evidence shows that words really can wound. [Read More]
County to receive federal funds County to receive federal funds
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Indiana County will receive $14,177 in federal funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program through the Department of Homeland Security to be allocated to selected local agencies. [Read More]
Gazette presents yearly guide Gazette presents yearly guide
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You'll want to keep the special section from today's Indiana Gazette at your desk year-round. [Read More]
Indiana County Fair begins Saturday Indiana County Fair begins Saturday
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Jungle cats to butterflies. Pedal tractors to roaring stunt motorcycles. Grammy-nominated country music stars to aspiring musicians from down the street who dream of someday hearing their music on the radio. [Read More]
County fair recognized as one of best in Pennsylvania County fair recognized as one of best in Pennsylvania
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
This summer’s Indiana County Fair will be presented with the recognition of being one of Pennsylvania’s outstanding fairs. [Read More]
Alpha Delta Kappa presents scholarship Alpha Delta Kappa presents scholarship
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Kacey Raible, daughter of Linda and Todd Raible, recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the MU Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for women educators, was the guest of honor at the ADK meeting held Aug. 17. [Read More]
Decades bring change to Philadelphia Street Decades bring change to Philadelphia Street
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This photo was taken at Seventh and Philadelphia streets in Indiana, looking east from Brody’s Department Store toward the old county courthouse. [Read More]
Storyteller to present in Blacklick Storyteller to present in Blacklick
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Ghost Town Trail songwriter and storyteller Van Wagner will present a program on how charcoal was produced to fire the Eliza Furnace and other 19th-century iron furnaces that once operated in the Blacklick Valley. [Read More]
IUP student amassing books for education-deprived Nigeria IUP student amassing books for education-deprived Nigeria
3 days ago - - SEAN YODER
Aaron Seidel, a 30-year-old student at IUP, has collected nearly 50,000 books to send to Nigeria to give back some of the knowledge taken from the people by Boko Haram, a branch of ISIL. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP BASEBALL: Hawks select Rebyanski as new head coach IUP BASEBALL: Hawks select Rebyanski as new head coach
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Anthony Rebyanski, a 2006 graduate of IUP, was named to replace Jeff Ditch as the school’s head baseball coach on Monday, in an announcement made by athletic director Steve Roach. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Geese, dove coming in
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ZEKE WILSON: Geese, dove coming in
12 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The week started with the first taste of autumn-like weather, which is always good for outdoor retailers. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
Column
JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
12 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fishing tactics that follow the “Midwest Finesse” angler’s philosophy, a major component of what’s come to be commonly known as the Ned Rig, have a place in the local fishing scene. [Read More]
Cowboy Action Shoots scheduled
13 hours ago -
Cowboy Action Shoots will be held at the Indiana County Bow and Gun Club on the following Sundays: Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. [Read More]
Twolick club to hold turkey shoots
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CHERRY TREE — The Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club will hold turkey shoots on Saturdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15. [Read More]
Misko tops archers in Week 6
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CLYMER — Ken Misko shot a 247 to lead the sixth week of shooting in the R.C. Indoor Archery summer techno league. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Derry loses non-section match
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DERRY — Derry lost to Mount Pleasant, 3-2, in a girls’ non-conference tennis match on Monday. [Read More]
Armstrong Vipers to hold tryouts
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The Armstrong Vipers 15-and-under travel baseball team will hold tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 28. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Colts take second in Wildcat Open
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BLAIRSVILLE — Northern Cambria placed second in the Wildcat Open at Chesnut Ridge on Monday, with a team score of 332. [Read More]
Blackleggs group meets Wednesdays
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YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The Blackleggs Trout Nursery and Watershed Association holds its regular monthly meeting the first Wednesday of each month at the Saltsburg Sportsman Club. [Read More]

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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 a Cherry Tree man picked up prescription pills at Martin’s Pharmacy, 1570 Oakland Ave., under someone else’s name without permission on Aug. 5. [Read More]
State police to host free course State police to host free course
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State police at Greensburg will host a five-week course at the YWCA of Westmoreland County called The PSP Experience. [Read More]
Man convicted of third-degree murder
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BEAVER (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman after an altercation in a western Pennsylvania apartment a year ago. [Read More]
Man accused of killing boy to be tried
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of slamming his fianc←e’s 8-year-old son onto the floor for not cleaning his room has been ordered to stand trial in the boy’s death. [Read More]
Jump to impress goes wrong
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Crews have rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met. [Read More]
Police: Woman left 3 kids in motel Police: Woman left 3 kids in motel
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said a mother left three children under the age of 4 alone at a hotel for up to three days. [Read More]
Mother ordered to take exam
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of Pennsylvania twins whom child welfare caseworkers haven’t been able to locate for more than 10 years has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. [Read More]
Sandusky appeal focuses on Victim 2's statements
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BELLEFONTE — A man who says he was the boy observed being sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower more than 15 years ago gave conflicting statements to authorities and was considered to lack credibility, investigators said during an appeal hearing Monday. [Read More]
Four-car wreck kills two
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EAST BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a mother and daughter were killed in a four-vehicle crash in central Pennsylvania. [Read More]

All Family News

 
BIRTH: Austen Grey Byerly BIRTH: Austen Grey Byerly
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Austen Grey Byerly was born at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 4, 2016, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23
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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, Aug. 22, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 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 HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 19, 2016: [Read More]
Area graduates earn scholarships
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Area graduates earn scholarships
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Three local 2016 graduates were recently awarded William T. “Doc” Lucas Memorial scholarships. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug 19 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug 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 HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center Aug. 18 acitivity [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 18 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 18
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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

 
World's bike lanes evolving World's bike lanes evolving
12 hours ago -
BOSTON — Bike lanes are evolving. Cities are increasingly changing them to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars. [Read More]
Obama making visit to Louisiana
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey
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HARRISBURG — Gun-control politics put down more roots in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate on Monday as former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords endorsed the re-election bid of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S. CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S.
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AKRON, Ohio — Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations. [Read More]
Judge orders release of new Clinton emails Judge orders release of new Clinton emails
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CAIRO — WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. [Read More]
Man accused of killing boy to be tried
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of slamming his fianc←e’s 8-year-old son onto the floor for not cleaning his room has been ordered to stand trial in the boy’s death. [Read More]
Man convicted of third-degree murder
12 hours ago -
BEAVER (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman after an altercation in a western Pennsylvania apartment a year ago. [Read More]
Sandusky appeal focuses on Victim 2's statements
12 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE — A man who says he was the boy observed being sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower more than 15 years ago gave conflicting statements to authorities and was considered to lack credibility, investigators said during an appeal hearing Monday. [Read More]
Police: Woman left 3 kids in motel Police: Woman left 3 kids in motel
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said a mother left three children under the age of 4 alone at a hotel for up to three days. [Read More]
Jump to impress goes wrong
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Crews have rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
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After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
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Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line
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I was shocked that the Friday, Aug. 5, Indiana Gazette ran an article outlining at least three years’ worth of pay raises for state workers, all 40,000 of them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success
1 week ago -
I would like to thank the Summit Church, Donna Baughman, Stef McCoy and all the volunteers who helped sponsor and host Starlit Night, a prom for special needs people, on July 29. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker
1 week ago -
After giving this reassessment some serious thought, I feel Commissioner Mike Baker, in my opinion, tricked and deceived the voters of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA
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I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Sen. Don White for his support of the mission of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing
1 week ago -
I commend Pastor Nicholas Kostella on his letter July 24, “The right restroom door?” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions
1 week ago -
For three years now the teachers, nurses and guidance counselors at Penns Manor School District have worked without a contract. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson
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I thought Congressman Bill Shuster couldn’t possibly be any more repugnant. But, his campaign responded to Art Halvorson’s decision to accept the Democratic nomination as being “selfish.” Excuse me? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Progress, forward - together Letter to the Editor: Progress, forward - together
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Progress is possible. This country has gone 240 years without a major party female presidential nominee. It’s been 97 years since women won the right to vote and 52 years since that right was protected for African-American women in the Jim Crow South. [Read More]
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