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Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters.

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Religion pages deadline changed
9 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
19 hours ago -
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Indiana and Armstrong counties. [Read More]
Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage
21 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
An truck bearing an oversized load struck the Route 119 bridge over East Pike in White Township before bringing down a utility pole Monday just before 5 p.m. in the area of Twolick Drive, according to local officials. [Read More]
Blairsville-Saltsburg sets budget meeting Blairsville-Saltsburg sets budget meeting
21 hours ago -
The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board has set a special voting meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at Saltsburg Middle/High School. [Read More]
Lowe's makes donation to Miracle League Lowe's makes donation to Miracle League
21 hours ago -
Lowe's recently donated a grill to The Miracle League of Indiana County. [Read More]
MARION CENTER AREA: Board votes to raise taxes MARION CENTER AREA: Board votes to raise taxes
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Real estate taxes will be about $15 more annually for average property owners in the Marion Center Area School District under a 1.15 mill tax increase approved by the school directors Monday. [Read More]
Memorial held for fallen Marine Memorial held for fallen Marine
22 hours ago -
A memorial service on Saturday at the Indiana County Court House honored Lance Cpl. Joshua Twigg, of Clymer, who was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan on Sept. 2, 2010. [Read More]
Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend
22 hours ago -
PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police have announced that they are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the Independence Day holiday weekend. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities available for teens Volunteer opportunities available for teens
22 hours ago -
Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]
Driver centers to close for holiday Driver centers to close for holiday
22 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday in observance of Independence Day. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top
22 hours ago -
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
22 hours 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
22 hours 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
22 hours ago -
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
22 hours ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
3 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]
Young Township edges Punxsutawney Young Township edges Punxsutawney
3 days ago -
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Young Township recorded three runs in the fifth inning to narrowly defeat host Punxsutawney, 3-2, and take over first lace in the standings in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game that was played Friday. [Read More]

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued Severe thunderstorm watch issued
19 hours ago -
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Indiana and Armstrong counties. [Read More]
Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage
21 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
An truck bearing an oversized load struck the Route 119 bridge over East Pike in White Township before bringing down a utility pole Monday just before 5 p.m. in the area of Twolick Drive, according to local officials. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
22 hours ago -
Borough police charged Robert Oakes, 51, of Munhall, with driving under the influence on May 31 at 12:41 a.m. in the 800 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend
22 hours ago -
PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police have announced that they are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the Independence Day holiday weekend. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
22 hours ago -
State police said both operators involved in a collision were able to drive their vehicles from the scene of an accident on Friday at 1:40 p.m. along Route 403. [Read More]
Gov. Cuomo: Escaped inmates went separate ways
22 hours ago -
Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks in the woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. [Read More]
Teacher in sex case charged again
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with a student has been charged for a second time with trying to intimidate the girl — this time by allegedly sending her cryptic emails from his school-issued laptop computer. [Read More]
Airline ops manager charged in sex sting
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. [Read More]
Interstate to be named for trooper
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — An exit off Interstate 84 will be renamed in memory of a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year. [Read More]
Teens escape from detention center
22 hours ago -
RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police searched Monday for three teenage boys who they say escaped from a state detention center over the weekend after attacking an employee, stealing his keys and carjacking his van with a sleeping woman inside. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 30
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, June 29, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29
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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28
3 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
4 days ago -
Recent area hospital activity: [Read More]
WEDDING: Kelly McCutcheon and Eric Shriver WEDDING: Kelly McCutcheon and Eric Shriver
5 days ago -
Kelly McCutcheon, of Indiana, and Eric Shriver, of Kittanning, were united in marriage on May 23, 2015, at the First Christian Church, Indiana, with the Rev. Jerry Hoch officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 26
5 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
5 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, June 25, 2015: [Read More]

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Gov. Cuomo: Escaped inmates went separate ways
22 hours ago -
Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks in the woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. [Read More]
Wolf veto looms over Republican budget plan Wolf veto looms over Republican budget plan
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's large Republican majorities in the House and Senate on Monday went through the procedural moves needed to set the stage for a wave of floor votes on the budget and other major legislation. [Read More]
School funding formula would hurt western Pennsylvania
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need. [Read More]
What happens if time expires on new budget?
22 hours ago -
Pennsylvania might not have a budget in place when the new fiscal year begins. Here’s a look at what to expect: [Read More]
Obama plan would make more eligible for overtime Obama plan would make more eligible for overtime
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. [Read More]
Supreme Court overturns limits on emissions Supreme Court overturns limits on emissions
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives: an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. [Read More]
Greece to miss IMF payment Greece to miss IMF payment
22 hours ago -
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals. [Read More]
New treasurer reports for work
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new state treasurer has spent his first day on the job. [Read More]
Teacher in sex case charged again
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with a student has been charged for a second time with trying to intimidate the girl — this time by allegedly sending her cryptic emails from his school-issued laptop computer. [Read More]
Airline ops manager charged in sex sting
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality) Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality)
3 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
3 days ago -
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
3 days ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
“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
2 weeks ago -
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.
2 weeks ago -
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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