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Halliburton to close Homer City plant

Halliburton to close Homer City plant

- SEAN YODER

Halliburton announced Tuesday it would close its Homer City plant, which employs 430 people, by the end of the year.

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Firefighters retrieve wayward ducks Firefighters retrieve wayward ducks
2 hours ago -
A rescue squad from the Indiana Fire Association responded to a call about nine ducklings that fell into a storm drain Tuesday on Stutzman Road in White Township. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board approves tax increase UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board approves tax increase
2 hours ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — United School District board directors on Tuesday adopted the final 2015-16 budget that calls for a $20 tax increase for the average residential homeowner in the district. [Read More]
County jobless rate increases County jobless rate increases
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The May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County increased 0.3 percent to 6.5 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Compared to May 2014, the rate was also up 0.3 percent. [Read More]
Somonick wins Evergreen award Somonick wins Evergreen award
2 hours ago - - JESSICA UPTEGRAPH
John Somonick, of Indiana, was recently named the recipient of the Evergreen Conservancy Award. [Read More]
The pickin's good in Penn Run The pickin's good in Penn Run
2 hours ago -
Ruth Ann Hinton picked blackberries across from her home at Ray Road and Chestnut Ridge Road. [Read More]
Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities
2 hours ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
Upcoming community events scheduled Upcoming community events scheduled
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A roundup of activities of local groups as submitted to The Indiana Gazette. Write to family@indianagazette.net to have your organization's reports included in the event listings in the Gazette and on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Wolf vetoes GOP budget Wolf vetoes GOP budget
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HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his threat and swiftly vetoed a Republican-crafted budget Tuesday night just hours after the GOP’s huge majorities in the Legislature sent it to him on the last day of the state government’s fiscal year. [Read More]
Religion pages deadline changed
14 hours ago -
The Religion pages will be published Friday in The Indiana Gazette due to the July 4 holiday. [Read More]
Severe thunderstorm watch issued Severe thunderstorm watch issued
1 day ago -
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Indiana and Armstrong counties. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Clymer Legion rallies past Indiana Lions SANDLOT BASEBALL: Clymer Legion rallies past Indiana Lions
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CLYMER — In a game played Monday, Clymer Legion mustered just three hits but plated four runs in the last two innings to edge Indiana Lions, 9-8, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game. [Read More]
LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top
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Ace Ian Satler threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings, and first-place Young Township banged out a season-high 15 hits to roll over second-place Indiana Legion, 9-2, in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Monday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Weather leads to thoughts of what's ahead ZEKE WILSON: Weather leads to thoughts of what's ahead
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Rainy weather over the weekend combined with cool temperatures gave a sense of autumn approaching. Thoughts toward the weather that accompanies the rut, which is often damp and dreary, reminded me of upcoming antlerless license application deadlines. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the strongest associations in fishing is that of largemouth bass and weeds. No doubt, flippin’ jigs and Texas-rigged plastics will haul green bass out of submerged weedy cover. [Read More]
GOLF: Kastelic scores hole-in-one GOLF: Kastelic scores hole-in-one
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SPRING CHURCH — Ray Kastelic Jr., of New Kensington, fired a hole-in-one at The Links at Spring Church on Monday. [Read More]
AUTO RACING: Marion Center set for Blowout AUTO RACING: Marion Center set for Blowout
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MARION CENTER — Marion Center Speedway has revamped and revved up its schedule for this week’s Independence Day Blowout. [Read More]
Martial Arts school opening Martial Arts school opening
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Miller’s Martial Arts will open its second location at the YMCA of Indiana County on Wednesday. [Read More]
Notre Dame club sets trip Notre Dame club sets trip
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GREENSBURG — The Notre Dame Club of Greensburg-Uniontown is sponsoring its annual bus trip to Notre Dame University, where the Fighting Irish football team will play host to the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday, Oct. 10. [Read More]
Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk set for July 12 Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk set for July 12
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HOMER CITY — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk on Sunday, July 12. [Read More]
JUSTIN GERWICK: Hughes keeps adding to successes JUSTIN GERWICK: Hughes keeps adding to successes
4 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Few junior golfers can pile up a list of accomplishments that can compare to that of Indiana’s C.J. Hughes. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 hours ago -
State police reported someone cut two locks to gain entry to a rented storage unit along Green Street, Iselin, and tried to steal three all-terrain vehicles. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
3 hours ago -
State police today reported a flatbed truck driven by William Huntington Jr., of Stump Creek, Jefferson County, hit the Route 119 bridge over East Pike, then snagged electric power lines hanging over the road at 4:30 p.m. Monday. [Read More]
New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday. [Read More]
Man jailed for not paying $749 fare
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn’t pay the $749 fare. [Read More]
Mall enacts new security plan
3 hours ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — Executives at the Monroeville Mall announced new plans to improve security in response to several violent crimes, including a February shooting that injured three people. [Read More]
Nurse at hospital drops day-old baby
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. [Read More]
Elderly man killed in crash Elderly man killed in crash
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APOLLO (AP) — A 90-year-old man died after making a turn and driving his car into the path of an oncoming truck in Washington Township, Westmoreland County. [Read More]
One dead in car chase One dead in car chase
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police said the driver of a car being chased by troopers was killed and four others were hurt when he crashed into another vehicle while exiting Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Three hurt, one critically in Route 22 wreck Three hurt, one critically in Route 22 wreck
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DELMONT (AP) — Three people were hurt Tuesday, one critically, when a tractor-trailer overturned and crashed into a pickup truck on a Route 22. [Read More]
Parking citation tossed Parking citation tossed
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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. [Read More]

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STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
3 hours ago -
Students in the news recently include the following: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 1 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 1
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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, June 30, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30
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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, June 29, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29
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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, June 28 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28
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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, June 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 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 HOSPITAL NOTES
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Recent area hospital activity: [Read More]

All World News

 
Wolf vetoes GOP budget Wolf vetoes GOP budget
3 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his threat and swiftly vetoed a Republican-crafted budget Tuesday night just hours after the GOP’s huge majorities in the Legislature sent it to him on the last day of the state government’s fiscal year. [Read More]
New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says
3 hours ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday. [Read More]
Supreme Court to hear challenge on union fees Supreme Court to hear challenge on union fees
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether public-sector unions may require workers who are not members to help pay for collective bargaining. A ruling against them could deal a severe blow to organized labor. [Read More]
Greece makes concessions, but deal unlikely Greece makes concessions, but deal unlikely
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ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday. [Read More]
U.S., Cuba to open embassies U.S., Cuba to open embassies
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WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. [Read More]
Fire guts another church Fire guts another church
3 hours ago -
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though authorities said it was too soon to say what caused the latest blaze, which broke out on a night of frequent storms. [Read More]
Police: 141 bodies recovered from plane crash site
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MEDAN, Indonesia — The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on today, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down. [Read More]
Fireworks pollute air, study says Fireworks pollute air, study says
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NEW YORK — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Christie makes pitch as he enters presidential race CAMPAIGN 2016: Christie makes pitch as he enters presidential race
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SANDOWN, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making a pragmatic pitch to voters as he begins his uphill fight for the Republican presidential nomination. [Read More]
Top officials knew Clinton was using private email
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Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality) Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality)
4 days ago -
Another shooting tragedy! And before one autopsy or funeral was completed, the outrage and blaming began. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community
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The shock and the aftermath of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., continue to be a topic of conversation for many. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect
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I am concerned about a quote from Republican Jonathon Hill about the timing of dealing with the issue of the Confederate flag being disrespectful to the victims’ families. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way
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After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the Founding Fathers of our country stitched together a Constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and balances, so no single branch of government could rule imperiously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely
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Some time back I came across a picture of my great-grandfather. I could not but help to wonder about his life. I never knew him and he never knew I would even exist. He died 16 years before I was born. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education
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Republican values demand strong investment in public education. The Republican Party has always stood for support of the economy and the companies that operate in it. [Read More]
VERBATIM VERBATIM
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“THERE’S 2 FEET of water in the basement of one house. Twice in three years now this man’s lost his whole basement.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's not about philosophy, but party Letter to the Editor: It's not about philosophy, but party
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The Republican Party still clings to Reagan-era economist Arthur Laffer’s supply-side (trickle-down) economics. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: It's a wonderful life in Indiana, Pa. Letter to the editor: It's a wonderful life in Indiana, Pa.
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Indiana is best known for being the Christmas Tree Capital of the World and the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart. For those of us that are fans of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you can see the similarities between Bedford Falls and our own hometown. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Show some respect for sports officials Letter to the editor: Show some respect for sports officials
2 weeks ago -
Being a sports official is a tough job. Recently, I read a comment from an Indiana school board member claiming officials appear to be “gouging” the district with their compensation rates. This comment is disrespectful and unfair. [Read More]
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