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Earthquake relief effort overwhelmed

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything today as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs.

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Kids, parents join Fishing Derby Kids, parents join Fishing Derby
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Dawson Matko got some help from his father, David Matko, while fishing Sunday at the Ed Lucas Kids’ Fishing Derby. [Read More]
VNA honors volunteers VNA honors volunteers
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The Visiting Nurse Association paid tribute to all of its volunteers at a recognition dinner at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, White Township. [Read More]
Residents donate pillows for kids Residents donate pillows for kids
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Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing residents recently made and donated pillows for pediatric patients who are flown via LifeFlight helicopter from Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Organizers looking for help with Big Day of Serving
1 hour ago - - KAYLA CIOFFO
Indiana Alliance Church is looking for community members to contribute to a widespread service project on June 6 in Indiana. [Read More]
Family fun day planned
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MARION CENTER — The Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education will hold its first family fun day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 9 at Marion Center Park, at Routes 119 North and 403 South. [Read More]
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 19-25: [Read More]
Man, 99, recounts service in honor guard Man, 99, recounts service in honor guard
1 day ago - - KAYLA CIOFFO
Several months ago, a White Township resident was confused to read a story that credited the title “oldest living honor guard” from Arlington National Cemetery to a man who was two or three years younger than him. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
1 day ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
MS fundraiser participants walk with purpose MS fundraiser participants walk with purpose
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You may have seen a number of groups of people — many dressed in matching shirts — traversing Indiana Borough Saturday. [Read More]
Program salutes graduates Program salutes graduates
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Leadership program graduate Kristin Rombaugh, of S&T Bank, received a plaque from Erick Lauber, Leadership program director. [Read More]

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IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks split with Mercyhurst IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks split with Mercyhurst
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Hannah Mercer and Stefanie McCoy had four hits apiece to lead IUP in a split with Mercyhurst in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Podbielski Field. IUP won the opener, 5-1, but dropped the second game, 9-8, in eight innings. [Read More]
SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks lose in debut SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks lose in debut
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For all the work that the Indiana Tomahawks have put in since forming their team in September, they found out on Saturday at Andy Kuzneski Field that they still have some work to do after being blanked 51-0 by the Pennsylvania Jaguars in a non-league game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever sets two meet records HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever sets two meet records
1 day ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
MARION CENTER — Indiana sophomore Jessica Stever entered Saturday’s county meet with one record in her sights. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks finish with sweep
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Austin Mock hit three home runs and drove in six in IUP’s sweep of Gannon, 7-2, and 9-5, in a baseball doubleheader on Senior Day at Dougherty Field on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Stingers claim tourney title
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Marion Center’s Laken Ryen picked up two wins and had seven RBIs Saturday to lead the Stingers to the championship in the Penn Cambria softball tournament. [Read More]
GOLF: Indian Springs Ladies set to tee off
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The Indian Springs Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League will tee off on May 5. [Read More]
Marion Center Speedway to open tonight Marion Center Speedway to open tonight
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MARION CENTER — The 49th season of dirt-track stock car racing at Marion Center Speedway will begin tonight. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers
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Ryan Uhl ran his home run total to 29 with three homers in IUP’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division baseball doubleheader against Gannon on Friday afternoon in Erie. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats rebound vs. Marion Center HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats rebound vs. Marion Center
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Blairsville pitcher Ryan Shirley got all the run support he needed in the first inning, and the Bobcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 5-0 win over host Marion Center in a Heritage Conference baseball game Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: WINCHESTER THURSTON 3, INDIANA 2
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The Indiana High School boys’ tennis team closed out play in Section 3-AA with a loss at Schenley Park. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana today reported that a sex offender registered under Megan’s Law failed to appear in March at the state police station for the required annual verification of his address and other information. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that three people were injured at about 6 p.m. Saturday when a passenger van hit three other vehicles near the SouthTowne shopping center off Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee. [Read More]
20 charged in shoplifting
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CRANBERRY (AP) — Police say they’ve charged 20 people from one western Pennsylvania county in a shoplifting ring that targeted Lowe’s home improvement stores in five counties. [Read More]
Several vehicles involved in accident Several vehicles involved in accident
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Emergency teams responded at 5:57 p.m. Saturday to a report of a wreck involving at least three vehicles on Plaza Road — the entrance to the SouthTowne Plaza shopping center [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A White Township man has been charged with failing to comply with reporting requirements under Megan’s Law, state police said Saturday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that a car driven by Megan Duke, of Dayton, Armstrong County, hit the back of a truck driven by Melinda Daisher, of Commodore, at 1:25 p.m. Saturday on Route 119 near Wachob Road. [Read More]
Protesters rally in Baltimore Protesters rally in Baltimore
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BALTIMORE — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. [Read More]
Man jumps off bridge to avoid car
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man trying to help other drivers who had just been in a wreck at the Georgia-South Carolina line is recovering after he jumped from a bridge to avoid being hit. [Read More]
Love, cookies help lost sisters survive Love, cookies help lost sisters survive
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CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, April 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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today .... [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Brian Waryck BOY OF THE MONTH: Brian Waryck
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Brian Michael Waryck as Boy of the Month for April, the 688th Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tim Stewart STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tim Stewart
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The Lions Club of Rural Valley recently named Tim Stewart as West Shamokin High School’s Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Ashley Szul SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Ashley Szul
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The Women’s Civic Organization of Rural Valley recently named Ashley Szul as West Shamokin High School’s Senior of the Month for March. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Corinne Taylor SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Corinne Taylor
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Corinne Taylor as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Homer-Center High School. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Purchase Line High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Purchase Line High School. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle/High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Blairsville Middle/High School. [Read More]

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Japan's prime minister goes to U.S. to showcase close ties Japan's prime minister goes to U.S. to showcase close ties
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TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo’s defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties. [Read More]
Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants
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JERUSALEM — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. [Read More]
Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
1 hour ago -
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee. [Read More]
Details sketchy in fatal Nevada prison brawl
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LAS VEGAS — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. [Read More]
20 charged in shoplifting
1 hour ago -
CRANBERRY (AP) — Police say they’ve charged 20 people from one western Pennsylvania county in a shoplifting ring that targeted Lowe’s home improvement stores in five counties. [Read More]
Afghanistan's president delays trip to India
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours today to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials. [Read More]
Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released today from the hospital. [Read More]
Mom facing endangerment charges
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia mother locked her four children in the basement for nearly 15 hours without food or a bathroom as punishment. [Read More]
Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters
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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing Sunday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay. [Read More]
Glitch shows cash registers' complexities
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NEW YORK — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. [Read More]

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Political letters deadline set
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Tuesday, May 5 , at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 19 primary election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shusters, pere et fils
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Your front-page Associated Press story on U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s intimate relationships with 1) a lobbyist for the airline industry and 2) with the airline industry (“Shuster admits to ties with lobbyist,” April 17) was a well-reported contribution to the genre. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana Area school board doing a good job
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I worked for PennDOT for 36-plus years. A primary rule was that every transportation improvement project is governed by two factors: safety and budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Living in an age of constant distraction
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We sit and analyze major news events from the comforts of our home, workplace and outdoor venues. Video cameras are attached to everything from animals, buildings and cars to people and law enforcement. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council should consider bike plan
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As many of our community’s residents are aware, spring is here. This means that more and more of us will get out the bicycles and head out for a ride. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Comments about realignment inaccurate
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As chairman of the IASD Academic Committee, I would like to clarify a few items and correct several inaccuracies in Michele Tortorella’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Public misled on realignment’s benefits”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: People don't want county to be dump site
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In Eric Buterbaugh’s April 2 letter, “County erred in backing township action,” he did his best to try to degrade the county commissioners for becoming involved in the dispute over a waste water dump site within the county. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A revenue problem, not a spending one
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In his April 5 article “To move forward, we must act now,” U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster has joined the chorus of those who compare the government’s budget to that of the typical family’s budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Math in Smerconish column does not compute
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In his April 7 column, Michael Smerconish says: “Bill Clinton won 61 percent of counties that now have a Whole Foods and 40 percent of counties that now have a Cracker Barrel — a 21 percent gap.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Public misled on realignment's benefits
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At the Academic Committee meeting of the Indiana school board on March 30, over 50 elementary teachers came out to voice their displeasure with the elementary realignment that has occurred this year. [Read More]
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