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Cracker plant may have local impact, panelists say

Cracker plant may have local impact, panelists say

- RANDY WELLS

The Shell Chemical Appalachia Ethane Cracker Plant, still years away from operation, will be about 65 miles west of Indiana, but Indiana County can have a share in supplying the thousands of tradesmen needed to build and operate the facility.

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IUP, Gazette host high school journalism workshop IUP, Gazette host high school journalism workshop
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Faculty in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania journalism department and members of The Indiana Gazette staff teamed up Friday for the annual High School Journalism Workshop on the IUP campus. [Read More]
Elks Club once a downtown mainstay Elks Club once a downtown mainstay
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This Elks building in Indiana was located on the north side of Philadelphia Street between Seventh and Eighth streets. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Under the broom tree
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'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Under the broom tree
1 hour ago - - MICHELE HUEY
What was it that reduced a powerful man of God to a sniveling wimp cowering in the caves of the Mideast wilderness? He’d just come off an astounding victory against 850 false prophets in a daylong mountaintop duel, then ran 16 miles. [Read More]
'Texting Thru Cancer': Talking with God through the Psalms
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'Texting Thru Cancer': Talking with God through the Psalms
1 hour ago - - JAN WOODARD
It’s 4 a.m. I reluctantly throw off a quilt, reach for the arched metal footboard and feel my way to the bathroom, where an owl-shaped night light solemnly greets me. We meet like this, regularly. [Read More]
PennDOT work scheduled next week PennDOT work scheduled next week
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PennDOT has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County next week: [Read More]
Library sets free programs, events Library sets free programs, events
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
Seniors for Safe Driving to hold safety programs
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Seniors for Safe Driving, which holds highway safety education programs for drivers 55 years of age and older, has scheduled the following one-day classes at St. Andrew’s Village in White Township: [Read More]
Community church events planned Community church events planned
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Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are listed according to geographic areas. [Read More]
IFA offers sneak peek of new station IFA offers sneak peek of new station
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana Fire Association’s new station at Philadelphia and Fifth streets in Indiana is not expected to be operational until January, but the firefighters Thursday evening welcomed visitors during a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks win volleyball match IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks win volleyball match
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Natalie Cignetti and Alexis Anderson combined for 37 of the IUP’s 52 kills in a 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 8-25, 19-17 victory at West in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s volleyball match on Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana advances to WPIAL semifinals HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana advances to WPIAL semifinals
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SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP — Indiana is going back to familiar territory. [Read More]
Tune in to live updates on End Zone Extra Tune in to live updates on End Zone Extra
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Gazette reporters are at high schools across the county tonight for the first week of Friday night lights. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks won't overlook Griffins as big games loom IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks won't overlook Griffins as big games loom
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
If you think the eighth-ranked IUP Crimson Hawks expect Seton Hill to be a little more than a bunch of tackling dummies on Saturday, well, coach Curt Cignetti has a history lesson for you. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: High school teammates reunite at Saint Vincent
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ON CAMPUS: High school teammates reunite at Saint Vincent
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
When Lucy Bujdos’ storied high school tennis career came to an end in the quarterfinals of the PIAA tournament in 2014, the notion of playing the game she adores alongside any former teammates from Indiana seemed implausible. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Wolves stay on victory trail HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Wolves stay on victory trail
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West Shamokin remained unbeaten by sweeping host Marion Center, 25-9, 25-3, 25-11, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Thursday. [Read More]
West Shamokin Homecoming Court named West Shamokin Homecoming Court named
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The West Shamokin 2016 Homecoming Court is, from left, seated, Andrea Orlosky, Ally Fox and Katie Glover; and standing, Haley DiDiano, Denten Stubrich, Ben Vicini, Bret Lundgren, Michael Spera, Devin Fairman and Larissa Kijowski. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana's Hughes breaks record in win HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana's Hughes breaks record in win
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KITTANNING — C.J. Hughes set a school record and Indiana finished off the regular season on a high note with a 213-229 win over Armstrong in a WPIAL non-section boys’ golf match at the Kittanning Country Club in a match played Wednesday. [Read More]
SOCCER: Clark lifts Indiana girls to win
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Gabby Clark scored the match-winning goal with two minutes left in the second half to lift Indiana to a 2-1 win over Southmoreland in a junior high girls’ soccer match Thursday. [Read More]
CROSS COUNTRY: Kurka, Beer set course records
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PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line boys’ and the Penns Manor girls’ cross country teams earned sweeps in a Heritage Conference meet Wednesday. [Read More]

All Police News

 
Four people escape house fire Four people escape house fire
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BANKS TOWNSHIP — A state police fire marshal reported four people safely escaped a fire that swept through a house along Lochvale Road on Thursday morning. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A woman told Indiana Borough police that she was sexually assaulted by a man she knows at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the man’s apartment at 280 S. Seventh St. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Three people were reported to be injured at 6:06 p.m. Thursday when a station wagon hydroplaned on Tanoma Road and hit a parked vehicle in a driveway, state police reported. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Two vehicles crash on Route 553 Two vehicles crash on Route 553
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Volunteer firefighters from Pine Township and Nicktown responded following a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Route 553 in Alverda, Pine Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police cited Maura Flores, 19, of Easton, Northampton County, with underage drinking and public drunkenness at 12:28 a.m. today on the 200 block of West Avenue, according to a report. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Two people were injured at 8:56 a.m. Saturday when a pickup truck it the rear of a Jeep on Route 119 near Blaire Road, state police reported. [Read More]
Court expands right to sue counties over defenders Court expands right to sue counties over defenders
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue a county in an effort to prove a public defender’s office isn’t adequately funded to provide the constitutional right to an attorney, a victory for civil rights lawyers. [Read More]
Rescue at sea turns new attention on unsolved 2013 killings
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HARTFORD, Conn. — It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle. [Read More]
Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting
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TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath. [Read More]

All Family News

 
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Laken Berezansky SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Laken Berezansky
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Laken Berezansky as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for September. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 1: Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 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, Sept. 30, 2016: [Read More]
60TH ANNIVERSARY: Ruth and Mike Stipcak 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Ruth and Mike Stipcak
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Ruth and Mike Stipcak, of Palmertown, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with a dinner celebration given by their family. They were married on July 14, 1956. [Read More]
87TH BIRTHDAY: Silvio Corte 87TH BIRTHDAY: Silvio Corte
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Silvio Corte, a longtime business man, of Indiana, celebrated his 87th birthday Tuesday with family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 30: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 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, Sept. 29, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 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, Sept. 28, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Hackers target voting systems in 20 states
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WASHINGTON — Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday. [Read More]
State lawmakers weigh revival of casino tax
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HARRISBURG — A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania’s heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their communities may never recoup the tens of millions of gambling tax dollars they’ve enjoyed over th [Read More]
March planned for California man shot, killed by police March planned for California man shot, killed by police
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EL CAJON, Calif. — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration today organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family. [Read More]
Egypt arrests journalists
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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said today. [Read More]
Hurricane Matthew heads for Jamaica
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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm as it continues roaring across the Caribbean Sea on a course that puts Jamaica and parts of Haiti and Cuba in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain. [Read More]
Police: Dealer hid heroin in buttocks
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SCRANTON (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania drug dealing suspect was found hiding 110 small bags of heroin in his buttocks. [Read More]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians go on strike
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt. [Read More]
Police search Connecticut home of woman lost at sea
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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police have searched the home of a woman who went missing at sea during a fishing trip with her son and is presumed dead. [Read More]
Federal authorities list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered
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HONOLULU — Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii’s only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States. [Read More]
Calif. opens pathway for self-driving cars
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California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime
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This November we have the privilege of taking a stand the American way — at the ballot box. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure
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I am writing in support of Congressman Bill Shuster. I am employed by a trucking company that is a family-owned business in Indiana County and employs over 35 western Pennsylvania residents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king
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The Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future
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As a person who has “only” lived in Indiana for 15 years, I am still surprised by folks who will both talk about how nice Indiana “used to be” and object to any effort to produce positive change, even when it is modest and inexpensive. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again
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America went from being a colonial backwater to the greatest country in the history of the world because of three strong pillars: natural law, civic virtue and economic patriotism. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg
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In response to Lee Vest’s letter to the editor on Thursday, Indiana is no Wilkinsburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game
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On Friday night, Sept. 16, my daughter drove my wife, grandson and myself to the Penns Manor vs. Ligonier Valley football game to watch my older grandson play. He is a junior for Penns Manor. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals? Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals?
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What motivates Donald Trump to want to be the president of these United States? Is it to make America great or to make himself greater? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air
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I am a veteran and a dad of four great kids. Plus, I am a hardworking blue collar worker who works 12-hour days. Finally, I am a voter in District 9, Washington Township, Indiana County, who takes his job seriously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer
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Cancer, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “anything that is bad or harmful that spreads and destroys.” [Read More]
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