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First and last loves: Couple reunites after decades apart

First and last loves: Couple reunites after decades apart

- JAN SHELLENBARGER

More than 41 years passed between their first kiss and their wedding vows, but Rob and Karen Green couldn’t be happier.

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Tri-Star dealer getting facelift Tri-Star dealer getting facelift
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The Tri-Star Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership at 404 N. Fourth St. in Indiana is undergoing a complete remodeling. [Read More]
JEFFREY TOBIN: What did I did? JEFFREY TOBIN: What did I did?
2 hours ago - - JEFF TOBIN
As employers and managers, we are taught that making people happy in their work is a key to employee engagement. It follows that asking a question of our employees, even if asked only as a mental exercise, opens the door to these answers. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: Two eagles are better than one CARL KOLOGIE: Two eagles are better than one
2 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
AVON PARK, Fla. — You had to be there. No one would believe it, especially because a hacker — that’s me — was involved. [Read More]
Senior center marks Valentine's Day Senior center marks Valentine's Day
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A Valentine's Day breakfast was held Friday at the Chestnut Hills Social Center. [Read More]
Pharmacists present at PPA conference
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Stephanie Smith Cooney, Pharm.D., and Nicole Nierste, Pharm.D., recently made presentations during the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Mid-Year Conference in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Health consortium working without state funding
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The Indiana County Health Care Careers Consortium met on Tuesday, hosted by the Visiting Nurse Association’s Extended Home Care of Indiana County. [Read More]
Public bodies to hold open meetings Public bodies to hold open meetings
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Meetings of municipal governments, school boards and county governmental bodies scheduled this week are at the following times and locations: [Read More]
IUP reassigns embattled dean IUP reassigns embattled dean
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania has reassigned one of its deans after a newspaper questioned more than $35,000 in spending linked to him. [Read More]
White seeks changes to Clean and Green White seeks changes to Clean and Green
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Citing what he calls “overly harsh penalties” connected with an open-space protection program that keeps some property owners from enrolling in the system, state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, is proposing reforms to make it friendlier to landowners. [Read More]
Local author Michele Huey releases third novel Local author Michele Huey releases third novel
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GLEN CAMPBELL — Murder, money and mayhem — just the formula for romance. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP BASKETBALL: Despite loss, Crimson Hawks win West title IUP BASKETBALL: Despite loss, Crimson Hawks win West title
2 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
IUP clinched the PSAC West title on Saturday but did so on a night when it lost for the first time since December. [Read More]
IUP WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks stay on offensive hot streak IUP WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks stay on offensive hot streak
2 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
SLIPPERY ROCK — The IUP women’s basketball team is in the midst of an offensive hot streak. And on Saturday at the Morrow Field House, the Crimson Hawks didn’t slow down. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: IHS honors late coach, tunes up for WPIALs HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: IHS honors late coach, tunes up for WPIALs
2 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
In terms of regular-season competition, there’s no event the Indiana High School swim team takes more seriously than the annual Mark Hess Memorial Invitational. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: IUP relay team sets new record AROUND THE AREA: IUP relay team sets new record
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ALLENDALE, Mich. — IUP’s men's distance medley relay team set a school record, highlighting the Crimson Hawks’ day at the Grand Valley State Big Meet on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Wildcats almost let perfection slip away HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Wildcats almost let perfection slip away
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KENWOOD — A popular sports adage states it’s better to be lucky than good. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blairsville holds off United in finale HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blairsville holds off United in finale
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Collin Moore hit a field goal late in the game to pull host United within three points of tying the score, but that was as close as the Lions would get in a 62-60 loss to Blairsville in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Indiana chasing section titles HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Indiana chasing section titles
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The Indiana High School boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams improved to 4-0 in the section by sweeping Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Section 4-AA meet Thursday at IUP’s Pidgeon Natatorium. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana ninth-graders close with win AROUND THE AREA: Indiana ninth-graders close with win
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VANDERGRIFT — Enoch Clark posted a double-double to lead Indiana to a 46-41 win over Kiski Area in its season finale in a ninth-grade boys’ basketball game Friday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Reed does it all for American ON CAMPUS: Reed does it all for American
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Jesse Reed doesn’t focus much attention on achieving personal accolades on the basketball court. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Stapleton earns academic honor IUP BASKETBALL: Stapleton earns academic honor
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IUP’s Leslie Stapleton was named to the College Sports Information Director of America Academic All-District Women’s Basketball team Thursday. [Read More]

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Fire destroys hunting cabin Fire destroys hunting cabin
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CHERRYHILL TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a hunting cabin in a remote area outside Penn Run on Saturday while volunteers from five fire companies tried to save the structure in bitter cold. [Read More]
Police file drug charges Police file drug charges
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police filed drug charges against a Blairsville woman who was found in the restroom of a Crabtree convenience store suffering from a possible heroin overdose. [Read More]
‘Shaken baby’ ruling challenged
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man accused of shaking his daughter to death is contesting his conviction in court on the grounds that three symptoms held up as tell-tale signs of shaken baby syndrome are no longer considered a clear indication of abuse. [Read More]
Body confirmed as missing boy
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SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Crime Laboratory has confirmed that a body found in Jackson County in December is that of a 2-year-old Searcy boy who had been missing for more than a year, police said. [Read More]
Fire leaves five homeless Fire leaves five homeless
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CHERRYHILL TOWNSHIP — A family of five was displaced by a fire at their Cherryhill Township home Friday evening. [Read More]
One person injured in accident One person injured in accident
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State police said one person was injured when a car struck a tree Friday along Route 119 in East Mahoning Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said they have charged Joseph M. Aiello Jr., of Jeannette, with multiple counts following an incident Friday night at a home along the 700 block of Grant Street [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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A motorist heading west on Route 422 lost control of his or her vehicle around 4:06 p.m. Tuesday and struck a Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Co. truck stopped along the highway, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]
Body found buried in crawl space Body found buried in crawl space
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PITTSFIELD (AP) — A man’s body has been found buried in the crawl space of a Warren County garage, and two people, including a Cambria County man, are in custody. [Read More]
Teacher faces child porn charges Teacher faces child porn charges
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FRANKLIN PARK (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area substitute middle school teacher has been charged with posing as a woman online to get an underage girl to send him nude photos. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 14 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 14
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Stephen Novak SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Stephen Novak
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Stephen Novak as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for February. [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Brian Bowersox BOY OF THE MONTH: Brian Bowersox
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Brian Bowersox as Boy of the Month for February, the 698th Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Allie Letso SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Allie Letso
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Allie Letso was named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for January. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allyson Smathers STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allyson Smathers
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The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently named Allyson Smathers as its January Student of the Month for the 2015-16 school year at Blairsville Senior High School. [Read More]
Isenberg receives scholarship Isenberg receives scholarship
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Jesse Isenberg, Indiana County 4-H member, was one of 28 recipients of a Farm Show Foundation Scholarship presented recently. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 13 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 13
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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, Feb. 12, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 12 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 12
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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, Feb. 11, 2016: [Read More]

All World News

 
CAMPAIGN 2016: Personal attacks punctuate Republican debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Personal attacks punctuate Republican debate
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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting. [Read More]
Stocks end sour week on high note
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U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies. [Read More]
Federation forecasts 3.1 percent growth this year
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NEW YORK — The National Retail Federation is forecasting retail spending growth of 3.1 percent in 2016, a slowdown from the group’s annual estimate a year ago. [Read More]
Your Valentine's Day flowers probably came from Kenya Your Valentine's Day flowers probably came from Kenya
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NYAHURURU, Kenya — This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya. [Read More]
Brazil steps up Zika offensive
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SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects. [Read More]
Ohio firm sells Etch A Sketch
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BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm. [Read More]
Kroger stores to offer narcan
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone — commonly known as narcan — available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky, a region hard-hit by deadly heroin. [Read More]
Australian shepherd wins agility at Westminster
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NEW YORK (AP) — A high-leaping Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled and sprang to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday, seeming undaunted by anything the obstacle course could throw at him. [Read More]
Sanders: Clinton coming 'unraveled' Sanders: Clinton coming 'unraveled'
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RENO, Nev. — Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton’s attempts to take him down, saying she’s coming “unraveled” by his progress in the Democratic presidential campaign. [Read More]
Army looks at ways to recruit more women Army looks at ways to recruit more women
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WASHINGTON — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Grateful to council for planning bike path Letter to the Editor: Grateful to council for planning bike path
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I still recall the first time a car knocked me off my bicycle. I was 14 years old, riding from my quiet neighborhood onto a busy street that took me where I needed to go. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Excitement evident at Pies and Petitions Letter to the Editor: Excitement evident at Pies and Petitions
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You could feel the excitement at the Republican challengers’ event, Pies and Petitions, held Feb. 6 at the Moose Lodge in Indiana. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Council should work on needs, not wants Letter to the editor: Council should work on needs, not wants
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During the past couple weeks there have been a number of letters to the editor concerning the priorities of the so-called new council. It appears that council’s priorities are what can be referred to as wants and do not necessarily meet the true needs of this community. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Special thanks given to staff of VNA, IRMC Letter to the editor: Special thanks given to staff of VNA, IRMC
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Recently, my father passed away at age 90. He had been suffering from dementia for the last three years and I was his caregiver during that time. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Not all endorsements what they seem to be Letter to the editor: Not all endorsements what they seem to be
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I recently received a political mailing from Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater
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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
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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
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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
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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
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There have been several letters in your paper recently unfairly attacking Congressman Bill Shuster. [Read More]
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