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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge

- MIRZA ZUKIC

SHIPPENSBURG — Years ago, Tre Tipton decided to stay true to Apollo-Ridge. On Saturday, he became the first track and field state champion in school history.

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Smith, Lewis, Chess hires accountant Smith, Lewis, Chess hires accountant
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Smith, Lewis, Chess & Co. has hired David R. Donahue as a newly licensed certified public accountant. [Read More]
Indiana graduate hired at Princeton Indiana graduate hired at Princeton
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Pamela A. Patton has been appointed director of the Index of Christian Art, a 100-year-old archive of medieval art images, at Princeton University as of Sept. 1. [Read More]
PennDOT lists maintenance work PennDOT lists maintenance work
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County for the week: [Read More]
F.N.B. declares quarterly dividend
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F.N.B. Corp. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock, payable June 15 to shareholders of record as of June 1. [Read More]
Dinner held to recognize foster parents Dinner held to recognize foster parents
12 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Children and Youth Services of Indiana County recently hosted the 31st annual appreciation dinner for foster parents. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: ICCAP marking 50th year CARL KOLOGIE: ICCAP marking 50th year
12 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
It’s hard for me to believe that the Indiana County Community Action Program marks its 50th anniversary this year. [Read More]
IASD race narrowed to 7
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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]
Area funeral home earns distinction
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Jennifer Bauer Eroh, president of Bauer Family Funeral Homes, has announced that the business and staff were rated among the “Graystone Greats” for 2014 by Texas-based Graystone Associates, a funeral consulting and research firm. [Read More]
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Chamber applauds news on movie theater
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At the May meeting of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, board Chairman Greg Sipos recognized board members Sherry Renosky, Indiana Mall manager, and Kelly Howells, board secretary and owner of Anew Home Health, for their recent accomplishments with the Leader’s Circle of Indiana County. [Read More]
JEFFREY TOBIN: Don't be a parker JEFFREY TOBIN: Don't be a parker
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Some people are afraid to merge into heavy traffic. Parked on the on-ramp, they hold up all sorts of vehicles while waiting for a large, open space in the constant stream of uncivil conveyances. [Read More]

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GOLF: Kempa enjoys time on mini-tours, coaching
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As the IUP golf team’s season ended Wednesday with a 13th-place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships Tournament at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C., the season for all other golfers entered its early stride. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik wins on unusual play
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Kovacik Insurance beat Kelly Chrysler, 7-6 in 10 innings, with an unusual finish in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Sikings HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Sikings
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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]
TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states
1 day ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Taya Whitfield has another busy day ahead of her today at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, and that’s the way she likes it. It means yesterday was a good day, even if she and her Marion Center teammates didn’t have their best day. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana Lions improve to 4-0 AROUND THE AREA: Indiana Lions improve to 4-0
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Indiana Lions got outhit 12-6 but still scored in every inning but the fifth and improved to 4-0 with a 15-10 win over visiting Armstrong in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Friday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo keeping things simple ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo keeping things simple
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
At this point in her career, Angel Piccirillo knows that in order to reach her lofty goals on the track, the Villanova middle distance runner must simplify things. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Honors keep rolling in for Uhl, Sames IUP ROUNDUP: Honors keep rolling in for Uhl, Sames
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IUP first baseman Ryan Uhl has been named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America first-team selection. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Punxs'y wins district title
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DuBOIS — Punxsutawney ace Ryan Sloniger fired a two-hitter to help the top-seeded Chucks win the District 9 Class AAA baseball title, 4-1, over third-seeded Bradford on Thursday at Showers Field. [Read More]
SOFTBALL: Eighteenth win is biggest yet for Stingers SOFTBALL: Eighteenth win is biggest yet for Stingers
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MARION CENTER — Winning games is nothing new for the Marion Center softball team, but Thursday’s victory was no ordinary one. [Read More]
BASEBALL: Thompson saves the day for Bobcats BASEBALL: Thompson saves the day for Bobcats
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BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville took advantage of the one mistake that Portage made on Thursday, and that turned out to be good enough to advance to the District 6 Class A championship. [Read More]

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PennDOT lists maintenance work PennDOT lists maintenance work
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County for the week: [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Minor injuries were reported in a crash at 8:25 p.m. Friday on Mentcle Drive at Route 553. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a theft at 7 p.m. Monday at Tractor Supply along Shelly Drive. [Read More]
Fire destroys garage, damages house Fire destroys garage, damages house
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ROSSITER — Fire crews battled a blaze Friday night into this morning that engulfed a small garage along Dug Hill Road near Rossiter. The alarm sounded at 11:09 p.m. [Read More]
Second arsonist sentenced in $1 million drilling plant fire
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
The second man who pleaded guilty to starting last summer’s $1 million fire at the V-King Corp. drilling rig assembly plant near Tide, Center Township, was sentenced Friday to jail time, fines and court costs. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police reported two thefts in the 1300 block of Church Street overnight from Thursday into Friday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police said no one was hurt when a pickup truck struck an SUV along Route 110 Thursday at 4:28 p.m. [Read More]
After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle with her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. [Read More]
Officials say ex-con had help in family's slaying Officials say ex-con had help in family's slaying
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WASHINGTON — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Trooper killed burglar who pointed BB gun at him
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SOMERSET (AP) — A state trooper investigating a burglary at a western Pennsylvania grocery store Friday fatally shot the suspect when he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at him, police said. [Read More]

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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: Jessica Polenik Student of the Month: Jessica Polenik
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Jessica Polenik, of Clymer, has been named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Jeff and Carol Polenik. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Luke Smetak Student of the Month: Luke Smetak
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Luke Smetak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Vocational Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell
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Chloe Chappell was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Citizenship Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla
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Ryan Redilla was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Rotary Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger
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Abigail Pelger was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Lions Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey
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Bethanie Meharey was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School BPW Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Luke Ferlin Student of the Month: Luke Ferlin
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Luke Ferlin was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Zachary Homyak Student of the Month: Zachary Homyak
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Zachary Homyak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic 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]

All World News

 
Leaking pipeline wasn't eqipped with auto shut-off
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LOS ANGELES — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. [Read More]
NSA winds down data collection
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WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. [Read More]
Rate increase likely by year end, Yellen says Rate increase likely by year end, Yellen says
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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate. [Read More]
VIEWING HARRISBURG: Change certain on top court
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HARRISBURG — With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable. [Read More]
Sweden wins song contest
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VIENNA — Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, finishing ahead of Russia, whose contestant received some boos as the Ukraine conflict spilled over into the continent’s largest songfest. [Read More]
Fido al fresco? N.Y. may allow it
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NEW YORK — Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. [Read More]
Walmart pushes for higher animal welfare standards
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Walmart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, said Friday that it would ask its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to adopt animal welfare standards that include sufficient space and easy access to food and water. [Read More]
U.S. Military graduates celebrate after commission ceremony U.S. Military graduates celebrate after commission ceremony
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Graduates from the U.S. Military Academy tossed their hats into the air Saturday after their graduation and commission ceremony in West Point, N.Y. [Read More]
Survey finds U.S. schools ramping up safety
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WASHINGTON — U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday. [Read More]
Man sentenced for stabbing
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a 2013 assault that prosecutors say stemmed from his anger over a botched drink. [Read More]

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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]
Letter to the editor: Questions raised about class scheduling
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As this community votes for Indiana school board on May 19, let me share some items dealing with the senior high school that have occurred because of this “common sense” board. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Let's be proactive about reckless driving
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First, thanks to our borough, state and IUP police officers who serve the people well, but we all know law enforcement can’t be everywhere. I’ve encountered so many irresponsible drivers over the last few months. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015 Letter to the Editor: Common-sense candidates still best choice
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Spring has sprung and with it another election cycle for the Indiana school board. This year the field for election will be filled with proponents for turning back recent board decisions without much explanation of what an alternative plan would be. [Read More]
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