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HARRISBURG — Indiana County and 26 others across the state have been put on drought watch.

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Volunteers honored at care home Volunteers honored at care home
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The staff at the Moorehead Place personal care home hosted a luncheon with entertainment by Simple Pleasures to honor the volunteers. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]
Prep school served northern Indiana County Prep school served northern Indiana County
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Alumni of the Covode Academy met on Aug. 25, 1910, to plan a homecoming celebration, according to this postcard. [Read More]
A Vintage Affair event scheduled A Vintage Affair event scheduled
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A Vintage Affair will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 7 at Benjamin’s Restaurant in Indiana. [Read More]
SEEDS OF WELLNESS: Watch for 'SAD' symptoms SEEDS OF WELLNESS: Watch for 'SAD' symptoms
1 day ago - - STEVE WOLFE
May is Mental Health month, and we all need to change the way we think about mental health to have a positive impact in the lives of people we care for. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities listed Volunteer opportunities listed
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption 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]
Enter to Win: A Virginia getaway for two Enter to Win: A Virginia getaway for two
2 days ago - - Recreation News
This month, The Indiana Gazette's sister publication, Recreation News, is giving away a getaway for two. Find out how to enter here. [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 May 17-23: [Read More]
Mack Park Pool opens for the season Mack Park Pool opens for the season
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It may have been chilly Saturday, but that didn’t stop Zackery Blake, 5, from sliding into Mack Pool in White Township on opening day. [Read More]

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IUP BASEBALL: Uhl picked as national finalist IUP BASEBALL: Uhl picked as national finalist
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IUP’s Ryan Uhl has been named one of eight finalists for the D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Colts hold off New Derry
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BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville jumped out to an early four-run lead and then withstood a late push from New Derry to score a 6-4 win in an Indiana County League baseball game Tuesday at One River Field. [Read More]
MLB: Reds place Punxsutawney native on DL MLB: Reds place Punxsutawney native on DL
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CINCINNATI — The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco, a Punxsutawney native, on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that has limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: May comes and goes
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
After the recent frost, it is somewhat difficult to believe not much of May remains. The marvelous month offers so much, but in the blink of an eye it is gone as quickly as it came. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When nymph fishing for trout, small adjustments — ones designed to present flies in slightly different currents — can often translate into big results. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: Apollo tops Colts for first win
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APOLLO — Delbert Brown drove in the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift host Apollo to its first win, 6-5 over Blairsville, in an Indiana County League baseball game Sunday. [Read More]
Physicals set at Indiana Physicals set at Indiana
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Physicals for students at Indiana junior and senior high schools planning to participate in a sport in the 2015-16 school year will be held Saturday, June 13, at the high school. [Read More]
BOOSTER BASEBALL: Italian Village wins IABB game
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Italian Village Pizza defeated East American Motorsport, 15-6, in an Indiana Area Baseball Boosters game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last
3 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Saltsburg senior Kia Clayton believes in good pressure. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Vikings HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Vikings
3 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
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]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Somebody broke a window of a car parked at 650 Water St. on Tuesday, Indiana Borough police reported. Police withheld the name of the owner of the car. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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A tractor-trailer driven by Darin Mackall, of Mineral Point, Cambria County, hit the side of a car driven by Anthony Beck, of Duncansville, Blair County, just before 10 a.m. Tuesday as both vehicles traveled west on Route 22 between Dixon Street and Hammett Lane, Blairsville Borough police reported. [Read More]
Cleveland police agree to tough standards Cleveland police agree to tough standards
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Department, which has become synonymous with the racially charged debate over police tactics, has agreed to follow some of the most exacting standards in the nation over how and when its officers can use force, and it will accept close oversight to make sure those [Read More]
Holmes documented 'obsession to kill' Holmes documented 'obsession to kill'
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a brown spiral notebook titled “Of Life,” Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his “broken mind” and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood. [Read More]
Burglars share tips on crime prevention
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars. [Read More]
Neighbor arrested after house fire
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MCKEESPORT (AP) — Authorities said a neighbor was arrested after a fire that damaged a vacant home and an occupied structure next door. [Read More]
Boy, 4, dies after hit by dad’s car
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WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a 4-year-old boy struck when his father pulled into the driveway has died from his injuries. [Read More]
Police probe death of baby
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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are investigating the death of a 3-month old baby at a home day care facility. [Read More]
Two killed in wrong-way wreck
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving a wrong-way driver Saturday on Interstate 80 in Sparks. [Read More]
Husband, wife die in cycle crash
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FLEETWOOD (AP) — Police in eastern Pennsylvania said a collision between a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle killed a husband and wife riding on the motorcycle. [Read More]

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Gazette reader birthday: May 27 Gazette reader birthday: May 27
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Celebrating a birthday today is: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center May 26 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 26
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Indiana students receive academic awards Indiana students receive academic awards
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A number of Indiana Area Senior High School students recently received academic awards. [Read More]
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: Margo Gamble STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Margo Gamble
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Margo Gamble was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Academic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Yeskey STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Yeskey
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Hannah Yeskey was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jessica Anto STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jessica Anto
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Jessica Anto was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Arts Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jasmine Connor STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jasmine Connor
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Jasmine Connor was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]

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Cleveland police agree to tough standards Cleveland police agree to tough standards
1 hour ago -
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Department, which has become synonymous with the racially charged debate over police tactics, has agreed to follow some of the most exacting standards in the nation over how and when its officers can use force, and it will accept close oversight to make sure those [Read More]
Punishing Texas storms test government emergency response Punishing Texas storms test government emergency response
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WIMBERLEY, Texas — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. [Read More]
Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kills 17 troops
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BAGHDAD — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said today. [Read More]
Four Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital Four Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
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KABUL, Afghanistan — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul, ended in the early hours this morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said. [Read More]
Penn State frat shut down for three years Penn State frat shut down for three years
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HARRISBURG — A fraternity linked to a secret Facebook page on which photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted was shut down by Penn State for at least three years on Tuesday after the university’s Interfraternity Council recommended a milder punishment. [Read More]
Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital
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SANAA, Yemen — Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital early today, targeting a sprawling police commando camp, sending black smoke billowing into the air and causing panic among residents in the early morning. [Read More]
Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run
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WASHINGTON — He exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. [Read More]
Holmes documented 'obsession to kill' Holmes documented 'obsession to kill'
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a brown spiral notebook titled “Of Life,” Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his “broken mind” and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood. [Read More]
Media CEOs among highest-paid in U.S.
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NEW YORK — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. [Read More]
Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis
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UKHIYA, Bangladesh — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bang-ladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Trail extension about more than bikes Letter to the editor: Trail extension about more than bikes
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Will Indiana Borough step up and help enhance the community? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Honest person returns left-behind purse Letter to the editor: Honest person returns left-behind purse
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Last week I stopped at K-Mart, bought some flowers, put them in the car and drove home only to discover I had left my purse in the shopping cart. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Morality not the same as religion Letter to the editor: Morality not the same as religion
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People believe that they need to be religious to have morals. Many more believe that without religion, everything would be anarchy. This, however, contradicts the science that has existed for hundreds of years, and why there is such a large war between science and religion today. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana should OK multimodal corridor
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Bravo to the White Township supervisors for voting to fund the proposed bike path to connect the Hoodlebug Trail to the White Township Recreation Complex. Moving this project forward shows that they can see the tremendous opportunity to improve the already great recreational facilities in our area. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Water company's response praised
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Once again we experienced the American Water Co.’s professionalism while they repaired a pipe leakage at our home. Last year they also came to our rescue with a water main break. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Industry Partnerships: A winning idea
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Pennsylvania is known nationally for its leadership in connecting workforce training to the skill needs of key industries, creating workers with the capabilities needed for high productivity, healthy profits and good wages. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Committee system right for IASD board
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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