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- ELLEN MATIS

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ICCAP: A beacon of hope for those in need ICCAP: A beacon of hope for those in need
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
In an address Jan. 8, 1964, to a joint session of Congress, President Lyndon Johnson urged lawmakers and all residents of the United States to join him in helping the Americans who he said “live on the outskirts of hope." [Read More]
Workers treated for chemical exposure Workers treated for chemical exposure
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Seventeen employees of a Center Township specialty metals and melt shop were treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday for exposure to a hazardous material, possibly cadmium. [Read More]
Unhealthy ozone levels spur air quality warning Unhealthy ozone levels spur air quality warning
21 hours ago -
For the second day, people with respiratory problems, as well as the very young and the elderly, are advised to limit their time outdoors in Indiana County because of higher-than-normal levels of ozone. [Read More]
Ruling delayed in auditor recount Ruling delayed in auditor recount
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Bianco ruled Tuesday that additional testimony is needed before he decides whether to grant a recount of ballots cast in East Mahoning Township in the spring primary election. [Read More]
Art campers plan reception Art campers plan reception
21 hours ago -
Students in the Indiana Arts Council’s art camp for high schoolers worked Tuesday at The Artists Hand Gallery on Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Dougherty elected to board of directors Dougherty elected to board of directors
22 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has announced that Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty has been elected to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute for the 2015-2016 term. [Read More]
Senior center holds 'Christmas in July' Senior center holds 'Christmas in July'
22 hours ago -
Members of the Saltsburg Social Center recently celebrated Christmas in July with a visit from Santa “P.J. Hruska” Claus, who handed out gifts to everyone. [Read More]
Downtown Indiana names winners Downtown Indiana names winners
22 hours ago -
Downtown Indiana has announced the winners of two annual summer events, the Downtown Decathlon and Taste & Tour. [Read More]
Historical society to meet Historical society to meet
22 hours ago -
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area will hold it’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the United Presbyterian Church. [Read More]
Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities
22 hours ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
ICL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive ICL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive
22 hours ago -
One-run games remained the norm in the Indiana County League semifinals on Tuesday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Title, state berth remain on line YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Title, state berth remain on line
22 hours ago -
Penn Township plated six runs in the first inning and bounced back from its first loss in the tournament by routing Armstrong, 12-5, in the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Tuesday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
Two fire aces at Chetremon
22 hours ago -
CHERRY TREE — Two players recorded a hole-in-one at Chetremon Golf Course on Friday and Sunday. [Read More]
Gilgal advances in playoffs
22 hours ago -
Gilgal Presbyterian defeated Saving Grace Church, 10-6, in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Tuesday. [Read More]
Pool league seeks players
22 hours ago -
The Indiana Pool League will begin its 2015-16 season in mid-September. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes 2-0 lead INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes 2-0 lead
2 days ago -
WEST LEBANON — Blairsville and host West Lebanon played to the same final score as their first game in their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series, but West Lebanon was forced to rally from two late deficits to steal another 7-6 victory and take a 2-0 series lead on Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney
2 days ago -
In his first pitching appearance of the year, Paul Cypher tossed a four-hitter, and Armstrong jumped out to an early 10-run lead in an 11-5 win over Farmington in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Monday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The cool flow of Mahoning Creek pushed hard against my legs as I launched a long cast into a small eddy of protected water tucked along the far bank. I gave the 3-inch suspending jerkbait a sharp twitch, then a pause, and a smallmouth bass crushed it. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
On Sunday, there was a program at Yellow Creek State Park on reptiles, and it was geared toward those of all ages. [Read More]
SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs
2 days ago -
Third-seeded Gilgal Presbyterian eliminated fifth-seeded Summit Church with a 14-2 victory in Indiana County Church League playoff action Monday. [Read More]

All Police News

 
Home man, 29, dies in violent ATV crash Home man, 29, dies in violent ATV crash
21 hours ago -
RAYNE TOWNSHIP — A Home man died early today when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving crashed along Davis Road. [Read More]
Workers treated for chemical exposure Workers treated for chemical exposure
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Seventeen employees of a Center Township specialty metals and melt shop were treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday for exposure to a hazardous material, possibly cadmium. [Read More]
Accident reported in Burrell Township Accident reported in Burrell Township
22 hours ago -
Volunteer firefighters from the Black Lick and Coral/Graceton departments responded to a two-vehicle crash along Old Indiana Road, Burrell Township. [Read More]
No injuries reported in Blairsville structure fire No injuries reported in Blairsville structure fire
22 hours ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — Firefighters from four departments were dispatched for a reported structure fire along East Brown Street, Blairsville, at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
22 hours ago -
Steven Beighley, 54, of Saltsburg, told state police at the Kiski Valley station his 250 Timberwolf ATV was stolen from 130 Harvat Road. [Read More]
State expands notice for sex assault victims
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Victims of some of Pennsylvania’s most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders’ status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate. [Read More]
Trial ordered in attack on man Trial ordered in attack on man
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto the tracks of a Pittsburgh commuter rail station. [Read More]
Man enters plea in rock incident
22 hours ago -
LEWISBURG (AP) — An 18-year-old man is awaiting sentencing for his role in a highway overpass rock throwing that badly injured an Ohio schoolteacher. [Read More]
New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot
22 hours ago -
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A prison worker who got “caught up in the fantasy” of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other. [Read More]
New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail
22 hours ago -
HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland’s three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29
22 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
22 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 28, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers birthdays, July 28 Gazette readers birthdays, July 28
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 27, 2015: [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark 50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark
3 days ago -
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, of Armagh, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26 Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
MARRIAGE LICENSES MARRIAGE LICENSES
5 days ago -
The following couples have submitted marriage license applications in the Indiana County Court House ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
5 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

All World News

 
Health care spending accelerating, report finds
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. [Read More]
Microsoft launches newest Windows operating system Microsoft launches newest Windows operating system
22 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts today, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. [Read More]
Spy for Israel granted parole Spy for Israel granted parole
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard for spying for Israel touched off one of the most sensational spy cases in recent American history, stoking fierce international passions and decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling. [Read More]
State expands notice for sex assault victims
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Victims of some of Pennsylvania’s most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders’ status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate. [Read More]
El Niño giveth, taketh away on a worldwide scale El Niño giveth, taketh away on a worldwide scale
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. [Read More]
Death of Taliban leader unconfirmed Death of Taliban leader unconfirmed
22 hours ago -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said today his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. [Read More]
Trial ordered in attack on man Trial ordered in attack on man
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto the tracks of a Pittsburgh commuter rail station. [Read More]
Man enters plea in rock incident
22 hours ago -
LEWISBURG (AP) — An 18-year-old man is awaiting sentencing for his role in a highway overpass rock throwing that badly injured an Ohio schoolteacher. [Read More]
Former fat cat slims down
22 hours ago -
DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic. [Read More]
Move against Boehner a sign of discontent
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now
21 hours ago -
It’s time to take our county back. Many of you have grown up here, went to school or college here, worked, raised your families here. Many are “transplants,” having moved here for work. We have all enjoyed what this county has to offer. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for medical care Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for medical care
22 hours ago -
What if you called 911 and no one responded? Across the state of Pennsylvania many areas are facing this as a reality. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern
2 days ago -
The following is a quote from the Indiana County commissioners on the recent tax reassessment: “We are also very concerned with the senior population who yet do not clearly understand the effect of their tax notice or their ability to pay.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors' Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors'
2 days ago -
Considering that God is “Love,” it’s obvious by living under our creator’s supervision that we’ll prosper in a loving and righteous way. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners? Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners?
4 days ago -
What do you say? Commissioners, what do you say to the 83-year-old lady who lives by herself as a widow living off her Social Security but feels secure in her home because her late husband built it with his own hands? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment
4 days ago -
The Third needs to be heard: This is not against paying taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law
4 days ago -
An interesting caricature of God has emerged — both in recent Gazette letters and elsewhere — that seem to portray him as a sort of whimsical destroyer, intent on annihilating America in response to its legalization of same-sex marriage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this
6 days ago -
At least three current Indiana school board members will be gone the first week of December and the two lowest overall vote-getters in the primary are current board members, so as many as five (the majority of the board) are likely to be replaced by new members. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness
6 days ago -
I was baffled when I came home on Friday, July 10. A huge yellow piece of paper was on my door for the whole neighborhood to see that I made one mistake. I accidentally left my garbage can out Thursday into Friday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage
6 days ago -
Regardless of the Supreme Court, there is only one marriage between a man and a woman that produces a family of children by the usual process. [Read More]
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