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INDIANA AREA: Board approves final site plan for new school

INDIANA AREA: Board approves final site plan for new school

- CHAUNCEY ROSS

School designers presented a flurry of alternate plans for bus and car traffic on the new Ben Franklin Elementary School site Monday evening, before Indiana Area school directors selected an option that nearly matches the layout represented in rough drafts up until now.

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Group discusses IASD building project as board prepares to meet Group discusses IASD building project as board prepares to meet
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The proposed elementary school construction and realignment project dominates the announced agendas for the Indiana Area School District’s board and committee meetings scheduled this evening. [Read More]
Potters prepare for Empty Bowls fundraiser Potters prepare for Empty Bowls fundraiser
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Area potters worked Saturday in the clay studio at IUP’s Robertshaw building to construct handmade bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2017: Rickard announces run for mayor CAMPAIGN 2017: Rickard announces run for mayor
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Emergency services veteran and longtime Indiana resident James E. “Jim” Rickard has announced his candidacy for Indiana Borough mayor in the Republican primary. [Read More]
PennDOT opens pothole hotline PennDOT opens pothole hotline
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Motorists may once again report a pothole or other deteriorated road condition in Indiana Borough. [Read More]
Rep. Reed to host town hall meetings Rep. Reed to host town hall meetings
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Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, is hosting town hall meetings at the following times: [Read More]
Country artist Josh Turner to perform at KCAC in May Country artist Josh Turner to perform at KCAC in May
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Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will be swinging into Indiana on May 6. [Read More]
Gazette Printers acquires digital press
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Gazette Printers acquires digital press
3 days ago - - SEAN YODER
Projects are now moving significantly faster through the digital printing room at Gazette Printers. [Read More]
Kids play, parents learn at community event Kids play, parents learn at community event
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The Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County and Marion Center Area School District teamed up Saturday for a fun and informative event for parents and their young children. [Read More]
7 from area named to top 100 business list 7 from area named to top 100 business list
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Seven local business professionals have been named to the Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People in Business. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Animals available for adoption at local shelters
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Pets of the Week: Animals available for adoption at local shelters
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Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter and from Four Footed Friends. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Wolves ousted from playoffs Wolves ousted from playoffs
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MOUNT UNION — Tenth-seeded West Shamokin controlled the tempo and held a lead over seventh-seeded Mount Union for the first 29 minutes of Monday’s District 6 Class 3A boys’ basketball first-round playoff game. [Read More]
Nine Derry wrestlers advance
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A school-record nine Derry wrestlers qualified for the regional tournament Saturday at the WPIAL Class 2A championships at Canon-McMillan High School. [Read More]
Armstrong hall to induct 11 Armstrong hall to induct 11
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The Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 11 members at its 45th annual banquet at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Laube Hall in Freeport. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Warm-up offers welcome respite
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ZEKE WILSON: Warm-up offers welcome respite
15 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Although spring is not officially here for nearly another month, outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the warm spell. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Walleye action heats up on lower Allegheny
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JEFF KNAPP: Walleye action heats up on lower Allegheny
15 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The recent spell of unseasonably warm winter weather, and a forecast of more of the same, has many folks thinking of fishing. One of the better opportunities now is the walleye action available on the nearby lower Allegheny River. [Read More]
YMCA swimmers thrive at meets YMCA swimmers thrive at meets
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NATRONA HEIGHTS — Several members of the YMCA of Indiana County boys’ and girls’ swim teams earned wins at the Allegheny Valley YMCA Cupid Classic on Saturday. [Read More]
Pick-A-Cause races slated
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The Indiana Junior High School’s Athena Club will hold the ninth annual Pick-A-Cause 5K and Kids’ Races at Blue Spruce Park on Saturday, March 25. [Read More]
Blue Thunder set tryouts
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JOHNSTOWN — The PA Blue Thunder AAU girls’ basketball teams will hold tryouts for the 2017 season on Saturday at Conemaugh Valley Elementary School. [Read More]
Griebels advance to hoop shoot competition Griebels advance to hoop shoot competition
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Samantha and Danielle Griebel are going back to State College for the Elks State Hoop Shoot competition on March 4. [Read More]
Crimson Hawks get bad one of out the way Crimson Hawks get bad one of out the way
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
IUP was due for a stinker. [Read More]

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Indiana man held on burglary charges Indiana man held on burglary charges
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An Indiana man was held early Sunday in the Indiana County jail after Indiana Borough police said they discovered him lurking about a house near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus under cover of darkness. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Sean Edwards, of Punxsutawney, was charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop at 8:50 p.m. Jan. 9 on the 800 block of Philadelphia Street, according to borough police. [Read More]
Police: Recently freed gang member killed officer Police: Recently freed gang member killed officer
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LOS ANGELES — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Teen robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island said a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his “grandma's favorite.” [Read More]
Police investigate burglar who rappelled into deli Police investigate burglar who rappelled into deli
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LANSDALE (AP) — Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating whether the same person is to blame for two burglaries in which the suspect rappelled into the stores. [Read More]
Nerf gun incident reported to police Nerf gun incident reported to police
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State police investigated a report that a passing motorist fired sponge projectiles at a pedestrian over the weekend on Oakland Avenue in White Township. [Read More]
Police: Victim helped catch home intruders Police: Victim helped catch home intruders
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DERRY TOWNSHIP — A New Alexandria-area woman led state police to two intruders she discovered leaving her home with stolen goods last week, troopers at Greensburg reported Sunday. [Read More]
Boy missing Boy missing
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LOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP — State police this morning reported Harley Demase, 17, left his home at 270 Loyalhanna Dam Road in Westmoreland County at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and has not returned. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police reported a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian last week on Oakland Avenue near South 11th Street. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported an eastbound Chevrolet Cavalier driven by David Pavolik, of Indiana, hit the rear a Ford F-250 Super Duty truck driven by Kenneth Malone, of Monroeville, at 8:36 a.m. Thursday on Route 22 near Route 119. [Read More]

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WEDDING: Michelle Matko and David Buterbaugh WEDDING: Michelle Matko and David Buterbaugh
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Michelle Kay Matko and David Alan Buterbaugh, of Indiana, were wed Dec. 31, 2016. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 21: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 21:
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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. 20, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 20: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 20:
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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]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 19: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 19:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 18: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 18:
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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. 17, 2017: [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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Here's a periodic report of academic honors and achievements by Indiana County area students in higher education. [Read More]
West Shamokin student chosen as essay winner West Shamokin student chosen as essay winner
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Kaitlin McCausland, a senior at West Shamokin, won $200 for her Voice of Democracy essay from the Sagamore VFW Post 6555. [Read More]

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Thousands demonstrate against President Trump Thousands demonstrate against President Trump
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Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: President tries to move past controversies in second month ANALYSIS: President tries to move past controversies in second month
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WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on health care and tax overhauls long sought by Republicans. [Read More]
Missing drugs under investigation at VA hospitals
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WASHINGTON — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. [Read More]
Military strategist named as national security adviser Military strategist named as national security adviser
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. [Read More]
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim
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LONDON — Uber’s chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. [Read More]
Sandy Hook mom helps teach students empathy Sandy Hook mom helps teach students empathy
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza. [Read More]
Police: Recently freed gang member killed officer Police: Recently freed gang member killed officer
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LOS ANGELES — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. [Read More]
New JFK stamp marks centennial of his birth New JFK stamp marks centennial of his birth
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BOSTON (AP) — The U.S Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth. [Read More]
Police: Teen robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates
15 hours ago -
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island said a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his “grandma's favorite.” [Read More]
11 pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint
15 hours ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: The right side of history Letter to the editor: The right side of history
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Given recent national ICE raids, the Welcome Home group finds it necessary to address sanctuary status on behalf of local immigrants and international students who voiced their concerns to us. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The politics of hate Letter to the editor: The politics of hate
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There are at least 10 neo-Nazi groups in the United States. These groups admire Hitler — and hate. They hate racial and ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, Jews, Muslims and, sometimes, even Christians. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games
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I attended the Heritage Conference championship games at the KCAC on Friday, Feb. 10. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump's actions on Mideast welcome Letter to the Editor: Trump's actions on Mideast welcome
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I would like to share with your readers the good feeling I had at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15, when I saw and heard our president’s news conference from the White House. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Library a key part of intentional living Letter to the Editor: Library a key part of intentional living
6 days ago -
In response to Terry Taylor’s Jan. 15 letter, “Value of intentional living”: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Legal immigrants welcome, illegals not Letter to the Editor: Legal immigrants welcome, illegals not
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A Feb. 8 article in the Gazette, “Council urged to give support to immigrants,” caught my eye and touched a nerve. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Doing the right thing Letter to the Editor: Doing the right thing
1 week ago -
There are some very good and responsible young people out there. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Basketball event at KCAC awesome Letter to the Editor: Basketball event at KCAC awesome
1 week ago -
Wow! What an awesome event — the Heritage Conference championship basketball games at the KCAC. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What's the best way of fixing the wrongs? Letter to the Editor: What's the best way of fixing the wrongs?
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When I was in grade school in Washington, D.C., I witnessed a bullying incident that is still vivid to me today. During lunchtime in the schoolyard a classmate was pushed up against the wall, threatened and punched. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Time for Trump critica to keep their word Letter to the Editor: Time for Trump critica to keep their word
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On Jan. 20 in this newspaper, there was an article stating that a man in Philadelphia had been charged with threatening Obama on Facebook because he thought Obama was having an affair with his fiancee, and that the suspect could face up to five years in prison and a large fine. [Read More]
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