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TODAY IN HISTORY
17 minutes ago -
Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year. [Read More]
Head Start celebrates 50 years Head Start celebrates 50 years
15 hours ago -
Officials at Indiana County Head Start recently planted a rose bush to commemorate 50 years of the national Head Start program. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': With God's guidance, you can do it 'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': With God's guidance, you can do it
15 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
Both hubby and I love the outdoors. Especially mountains, forests, streams, waterfalls and wildlife. So camping and hiking have become activities we enjoy together during these empty nest years, although DH has more experience in walking in the woods and is more conditioned and stronger than I. [Read More]
Community church events set
15 hours ago -
Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
DEAR ABBY: Remember those who died for our country
1 day ago -
DEAR ABBY: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder to always remember the sacrifices made for our freedom. [Read More]
Fourth-graders put projects 'on parade' Fourth-graders put projects 'on parade'
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
David Scardina displayed his creation on the state of Texas during a “parade of floats” Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Pool, drive-in, Gigaroo, Janet, Emily ... INSIDE INDIANA: Pool, drive-in, Gigaroo, Janet, Emily ...
2 days ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
The school days are drawing to a close as we wind down the spring season and prepare for summer, when the pools are open, the sun shines longer and the area offers a variety of family fun. [Read More]
Memorial Day services, activities announced Memorial Day services, activities announced
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The following communities have announced Memorial Day services for the area: [Read More]
Top spellers named in bee Top spellers named in bee
2 days ago -
United Elementary School hosted the annual Indiana County Elementary Principals’ Spelling Bee on April 30. [Read More]
Community events planned throughout region Community events planned throughout region
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Events to be held in communities throughout Indiana County include: [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
GOLF: Kempa enjoys time on mini-tours, coaching
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As the IUP golf team’s season ended Wednesday with a 13th-place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships Tournament at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C., the season for all other golfers entered its early stride. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik wins on unusual play
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Kovacik Insurance beat Kelly Chrysler, 7-6 in 10 innings, with an unusual finish in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last
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SHIPPENSBURG — Saltsburg senior Kia Clayton believes in good pressure. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge
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SHIPPENSBURG — Years ago, Tre Tipton decided to stay true to Apollo-Ridge. On Saturday, he became the first track and field state champion in school history. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Sikings HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Sikings
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SHIPPENSBURG — Dillon Shipman and Dillon Butz knew they had big shoes to fill when they stepped in to man the open spots on Apollo-Ridge’s 400-meter relay team at the start of the season. [Read More]
TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states
15 hours ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Taya Whitfield has another busy day ahead of her today at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, and that’s the way she likes it. It means yesterday was a good day, even if she and her Marion Center teammates didn’t have their best day. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana Lions improve to 4-0 AROUND THE AREA: Indiana Lions improve to 4-0
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Indiana Lions got outhit 12-6 but still scored in every inning but the fifth and improved to 4-0 with a 15-10 win over visiting Armstrong in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Friday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo keeping things simple ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo keeping things simple
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
At this point in her career, Angel Piccirillo knows that in order to reach her lofty goals on the track, the Villanova middle distance runner must simplify things. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Honors keep rolling in for Uhl, Sames IUP ROUNDUP: Honors keep rolling in for Uhl, Sames
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IUP first baseman Ryan Uhl has been named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America first-team selection. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Punxs'y wins district title
2 days ago -
DuBOIS — Punxsutawney ace Ryan Sloniger fired a two-hitter to help the top-seeded Chucks win the District 9 Class AAA baseball title, 4-1, over third-seeded Bradford on Thursday at Showers Field. [Read More]

All Police News

 
POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a theft at 7 p.m. Monday at Tractor Supply along Shelly Drive. [Read More]
Fire destroys garage, damages house Fire destroys garage, damages house
15 hours ago -
ROSSITER — Fire crews battled a blaze Friday night into this morning that engulfed a small garage along Dug Hill Road near Rossiter. The alarm sounded at 11:09 p.m. [Read More]
Second arsonist sentenced in $1 million drilling plant fire
15 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
The second man who pleaded guilty to starting last summer’s $1 million fire at the V-King Corp. drilling rig assembly plant near Tide, Center Township, was sentenced Friday to jail time, fines and court costs. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
15 hours ago -
Borough police reported two thefts in the 1300 block of Church Street overnight from Thursday into Friday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
15 hours ago -
State police said no one was hurt when a pickup truck struck an SUV along Route 110 Thursday at 4:28 p.m. [Read More]
After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle with her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. [Read More]
Officials say ex-con had help in family's slaying Officials say ex-con had help in family's slaying
15 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Trooper killed burglar who pointed BB gun at him
15 hours ago -
SOMERSET (AP) — A state trooper investigating a burglary at a western Pennsylvania grocery store Friday fatally shot the suspect when he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at him, police said. [Read More]
Woman accused of endangering child
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PRINGLE (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania woman was dazed and confused on synthetic marijuana with her child in the car. [Read More]
Police: Father took money from son
15 hours ago -
STROUDSBURG (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing insurance money that was supposed to cover his son’s drug and alcohol treatment, police said. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 24
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
Student of the Month: Jessica Polenik Student of the Month: Jessica Polenik
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Jessica Polenik, of Clymer, has been named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Jeff and Carol Polenik. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Luke Smetak Student of the Month: Luke Smetak
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Luke Smetak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Vocational Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell
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Chloe Chappell was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Citizenship Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla
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Ryan Redilla was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Rotary Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger
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Abigail Pelger was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Lions Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey
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Bethanie Meharey was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School BPW Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Luke Ferlin Student of the Month: Luke Ferlin
15 hours ago -
Luke Ferlin was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Zachary Homyak Student of the Month: Zachary Homyak
15 hours ago -
Zachary Homyak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Jasmine Connor Student of the Month: Jasmine Connor
15 hours ago -
Jasmine Connor was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]

All World News

 
Sweden wins song contest
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VIENNA — Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, finishing ahead of Russia, whose contestant received some boos as the Ukraine conflict spilled over into the continent’s largest songfest. [Read More]
Fido al fresco? N.Y. may allow it
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NEW YORK — Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. [Read More]
Walmart pushes for higher animal welfare standards
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Walmart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, said Friday that it would ask its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to adopt animal welfare standards that include sufficient space and easy access to food and water. [Read More]
Cheaper oil can actually hurt U.S. economy Cheaper oil can actually hurt U.S. economy
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WASHINGTON — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. [Read More]
U.S. Military graduates celebrate after commission ceremony U.S. Military graduates celebrate after commission ceremony
12 minutes ago -
Graduates from the U.S. Military Academy tossed their hats into the air Saturday after their graduation and commission ceremony in West Point, N.Y. [Read More]
Survey finds U.S. schools ramping up safety
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WASHINGTON — U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday. [Read More]
Man sentenced for stabbing
12 minutes ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a 2013 assault that prosecutors say stemmed from his anger over a botched drink. [Read More]
Despite setbacks, ISIS proves resiliency in battle Despite setbacks, ISIS proves resiliency in battle
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BAGHDAD — Just last month, when Western and Iraqi officials talked about the Islamic State, it was mostly to list a series of setbacks to the terrorist group: defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani, battered by a heavy airstrike campaign, forced out of a growing list of towns and cities in [Read More]
Donations pour in for Arizona dog
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TUCSON, Ariz. — More than $20,000 has poured in for an Arizona dog that was found hanging from a tree more than a week ago but is now recovering in a foster home. [Read More]
Man gets married after trial ordered
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A Pittsburgh man got married about an hour after he was ordered to stand trial in the death of a man whose body was found in a river in another state two months ago. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Committee system right for IASD board
15 hours ago -
The debate between Indiana Area school directors Tom Harley and Deborah Clawson on the use of a committee system left me scratching my head that there was even a debate. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Act now to avoid future doctor shortages
15 hours ago -
A recent report on the physician workforce from the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission recommends six strategies to address projected future physician shortages. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania senators should oppose pension bill
2 weeks ago -
On May 11, a state Senate committee on a party-line vote rushed to approve Senate Bill 1 that would address problems with the state pension system. (“Republicans seek sweeping reform of state pension system,” Indiana Gazette, May 7) [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Teach your children about God
2 weeks ago -
Few parents would actually say they have made a deliberate decision to raise their children as atheists. Yet if a parent chooses not to teach their children of God, or expose them in some way to be taught, they are left to an atheistic view. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Questions raised about class scheduling
2 weeks ago -
As this community votes for Indiana school board on May 19, let me share some items dealing with the senior high school that have occurred because of this “common sense” board. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Let's be proactive about reckless driving
2 weeks ago -
First, thanks to our borough, state and IUP police officers who serve the people well, but we all know law enforcement can’t be everywhere. I’ve encountered so many irresponsible drivers over the last few months. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015 Letter to the Editor: Common-sense candidates still best choice
2 weeks ago -
Spring has sprung and with it another election cycle for the Indiana school board. This year the field for election will be filled with proponents for turning back recent board decisions without much explanation of what an alternative plan would be. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015 Letter to the Editor: Early dismissals better than late starts
2 weeks ago -
I am writing in response to the Indiana school board’s recent implementation of two-hour late start days once a month from September through March for the upcoming school year. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015 Letter to the Editor: District not better off than four years ago
2 weeks ago -
When it comes to the Indiana school board election, one only needs to ask the question, “Are we better off, as a district, over the past four years with this current board majority?” To me it’s an easy answer: No! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pee Wee football appreciative of support
3 weeks ago -
Indiana Pee Wee football is right around the corner. [Read More]
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