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County officials will ask for another delay of a deadline to certify property values for real estate tax billing in Indiana County.

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WHITE TOWNSHIP: Plan for hotel at Windy Ridge gets approval WHITE TOWNSHIP: Plan for hotel at Windy Ridge gets approval
2 hours ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
The White Township planning commission approved a final site plan Tuesday to add a Holiday Inn Express hotel at the Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park along Route 286 West. [Read More]
CLYMER BOROUGH: Two properties eyed for demolition CLYMER BOROUGH: Two properties eyed for demolition
2 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
CLYMER — Two properties in Clymer Borough are badly in need of demolition, according to Rob Barto, borough manager. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors approve academic calendar UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors approve academic calendar
2 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The directors in the United School District on Tuesday approved the academic calendar for the 2016-17 school year. [Read More]
Ash Wednesday services held Ash Wednesday services held
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Father Thomas Federline administered ashes to the forehead of Phil Jablunovsky, of Indiana, at services this morning at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic church in White Township. [Read More]
Girl Scout cookies to be sold in downtown Indiana Girl Scout cookies to be sold in downtown Indiana
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The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania will launch its cookie sales in nine Downtown Indiana retailers on Feb. 27. [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]
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Have emails like the News @ Noon, featuring the day's top headlines, sent straight to your email inbox. [Read More]
INDIANA: School board weighs staffing levels INDIANA: School board weighs staffing levels
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Indiana Area school board directors put off a decision Monday on how many retiring elementary school teachers to replace for the 2016-17 school year. [Read More]
IUP students rally at Capitol in support of higher education IUP students rally at Capitol in support of higher education
1 day ago -
HARRISBURG — “Don’t be nuts, restore the cuts.” [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: School administrators focus on teaching technology skills PURCHASE LINE: School administrators focus on teaching technology skills
1 day ago -
PURCHASE LINE — Administrators in the Purchase Line School District told the school board of directors Monday night they have been working on ways to get elementary students more familiar with technology through STEM education. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Local teams set for first rounds of WPIAL playoffs HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Local teams set for first rounds of WPIAL playoffs
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After wrapping up a third straight section title Friday, Indiana earned the No. 7 seed for the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ basketball playoffs, which begin Friday with preliminary round games. The WPIAL released the tournament brackets Tuesday at its pairings meeting. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Comets start strong in win over Colts HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Comets start strong in win over Colts
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Abby Tomayko amassed a school-record 25 rebounds, and host Penns Manor started the game on a big run in a 46-33 win over Northern Cambria on senior night in a Heritage Conference girls’ basketball game Tuesday. [Read More]
Local team wins championship Local team wins championship
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Gavin Homer, of Homer City, picked up the win for the Flood City ERA 11U baseball team in the championship game at the Disney New Year’s Classic tournament in Orlando, Fla. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana boys improve to 11-5 AROUND THE AREA: Indiana boys improve to 11-5
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Indiana won for the sixth time in seven games by outlasting Norwin, 51-46, in a ninth-grade boys’ basketball game Tuesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Trojans, Wildcats to play for title HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Trojans, Wildcats to play for title
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Nearly a month after holding off second-place Saltsburg in a back-and-forth game, first-place Homer-Center set up another pivotal matchup with the Trojans, and this time the Heritage Conference boys’ basketball title will be on the line. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blairsville seals win at line HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blairsville seals win at line
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Four Blairsville players were perfect from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to propel the Bobcats to a 57-46 win over visiting Marion Center in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 11 set for District 6 playoffs HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 11 set for District 6 playoffs
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Homer-Center and Saltsburg are slotted on opposite sides of the bracket in the District 6 Class A boys’ basketball tournament, which begins next week. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The fish strike was surprisingly aggressive given the frigid water temperature. From 40 feet below the surface the fish put up a stubborn fight. Eventually its olive-bronze body showed through the clear water. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Enjoying this past weekend was easy enough, and in my travels it was evident other hunters were out and about as well. [Read More]
Elk mount returns to state Elk mount returns to state
1 day ago -
Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in state history is making its way back to Pennsylvania as part of a traveling display of exceptional bulls to be featured at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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IUP police cited campus visitors Megan Buettner, 18, of Malvern, Chester County; Jesse Wetterlund, 19, of Chadds Ford, Chester County; and Mark Williams, 19, of Phoenixville, Chester County, and IUP student Kyle Tashjian, 19, of Malvern, with underage drinking at 12:19 a.m. Sunday in Stephenson Hall [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
2 hours ago -
State police reported a truck driven by Rhett Campion, of Carbon County, hit a guardrail at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday along Route 85 near Miller Road. [Read More]
District attorney considers death penalty District attorney considers death penalty
3 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County prosecutor will have until March 26 to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting death of a police officer. [Read More]
Car, school bus crash kills one Car, school bus crash kills one
3 hours ago -
MECHANICSBURG (AP) — A crash between a car and a school bus killed one person in the car and sent a student from the bus and others to hospitals, police said. [Read More]
Jury to decide fate of New York officer in stairwell shooting case Jury to decide fate of New York officer in stairwell shooting case
6 hours ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors will return to court as they consider whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim. [Read More]
One flown to hospital after vehicle overturns One flown to hospital after vehicle overturns
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The driver of an SUV was flown to Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital after his vehicle overturned Monday along Route 119 in East Mahoning Township, according to state police. [Read More]
Police seek suspect in knife-point convenience store robbery
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Police seek suspect in knife-point convenience store robbery
1 day ago -
CLARKSBURG — A masked man wielding a knife robbed the Sunoco in Clarksburg Monday evening, taking with him cash and attacking the 18-year-old clerk, according to state police at Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police cited a Philadelphia man they said had been banned from campus but was found in Stephenson Hall on Jan. 29. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
1 day ago -
State police said no one was not hurt when a trailer being towed by a log truck rolled onto its side Monday at Route 322 and Evans Street. [Read More]
Inmate accused of stun gun assault Inmate accused of stun gun assault
1 day ago -
BEAVER (AP) — Detectives said a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard’s stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers. [Read More]

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HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School
2 hours ago -
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter at Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Feb. 10 Gazette readers' birthdays: Feb. 10
3 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
3 hours ago -
From the Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 9, 2016: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Calvary Baptist Academy
1 day ago -
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second-quarter grading period at Calvary Baptist Academy: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 8, 2016: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle/High School HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle/High School
2 days ago -
The following Blairsville Middle/High School students were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 8 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 8
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 7 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 7
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

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Nuns who serve homeless face eviction in San Francisco Nuns who serve homeless face eviction in San Francisco
2 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame’s Mary of Nazareth House said Tuesday they can’t afford a monthly rent increase of more than 50 percent, from $3,465 to $5,500, and they have asked their landlord for more time to find a cheaper place to serve the poor. [Read More]
Ferguson council approves amended police deal Ferguson council approves amended police deal
2 hours ago -
FERGUSON, Mo. — The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city’s courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city’s cost. [Read More]
Developers detained in Taiwan over building collapse Developers detained in Taiwan over building collapse
2 hours ago -
TAINAN, Taiwan — Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building in an earthquake, killing dozens. [Read More]
Wofl: Budget disaster looming Wofl: Budget disaster looming
2 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania’s finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July. [Read More]
Lenders offer $500M for coal producer's assets
3 hours ago -
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer’s core assets. [Read More]
Two females in Pennsylvania test positive for Zika virus Two females in Pennsylvania test positive for Zika virus
3 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Two female Pennsylvania residents tested positive for the Zika virus, however they are mild cases and the public is not as risk, Pennsylvania health authorities said on Tuesday. [Read More]
District attorney considers death penalty District attorney considers death penalty
3 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County prosecutor will have until March 26 to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting death of a police officer. [Read More]
Scaife named ‘most generous’
3 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chronicle of Philanthropy is describing the late publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dick Scaife, as 2015’s “most generous American.” [Read More]
Historic bridge reopens to traffic
3 hours ago -
JEFFERSON (AP) — A historic southwestern Pennsylvania bridge damaged by an overweight truck has reopened to traffic. [Read More]
Car, school bus crash kills one Car, school bus crash kills one
3 hours ago -
MECHANICSBURG (AP) — A crash between a car and a school bus killed one person in the car and sent a student from the bus and others to hospitals, police said. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater
3 days ago -
This is in response to the Jan. 20 story regarding Amplify Church taking over the lease at the Indiana Theater. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated
3 days ago -
On Friday, Jan. 29, around 2 p.m. while checking out at Walmart, I dropped a money clip with a significant amount of money attached. It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed the money clip missing. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor
3 days ago -
In response to Dan Majernik’s Jan. 18 letter regarding western Pennsylvania’s work ethic, it is a “lost” legacy. What decade/century are you living in, sir? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th
5 days ago -
While our mailboxes are still relatively free of campaign clutter, I have an urgent word of advice to voters in the 9th Congressional District: Check the facts. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th
5 days ago -
There have been several letters in your paper recently unfairly attacking Congressman Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use
6 days ago -
Recently, I was standing in line at Walmart and overheard the following conversation: “That doctor’s appointment was a waste of time and $25. I feel miserable, and all he did was lecture to me about the evils of prescribing unnecessary antibiotics.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers
6 days ago -
Attention, Indiana County Republicans. The best pie bakers in Indiana County have stepped forward to help three candidates get their names on the primary election ballot. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it
6 days ago -
Last week we were regaled with paeans to the supposed accomplishments of liberal rule and its present chief. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments
1 week ago -
In his Friday op-ed column on the merits of burning coal waste (“You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone”), Dennis Simmers ignores that coal waste burning is entirely based on federal and state subsidies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race? Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race?
1 week ago -
“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato [Read More]
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