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How ‘Moonlight’ rose: Academy voters may have felt a stronger connection to the film than to ‘La La Land’

How ‘Moonlight’ rose: Academy voters may have felt a stronger connection to the film than to ‘La La Land’

When “La La Land” lost the costumes Oscar, it wasn’t a big deal. When it didn’t take either of the sound categories, that raised an eyebrow or two. Then, after it took its first Oscar for production design, it lost film editing. But that Oscar has gone to only one best picture winner this de

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IRMC holds annual Charity Ball IRMC holds annual Charity Ball
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Indiana Regional Medical Center held it’s 80th annual Charity Ball at the Indiana Country Club on Saturday with a Mardi Gras Masquerade theme. [Read More]
Piano Monster Concert held Piano Monster Concert held
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Sun Min Kin directed a song Saturday during the fourth annual Piano Monster Concert at Cogswell Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Community celebrates Seuss Community celebrates Seuss
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The community celebrated Dr. Seuss at an annual Literacy Day event Saturday at Indiana Free Library. [Read More]
Hydroponic starter kit donated Hydroponic starter kit donated
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Ventor LLC recently donated a hydroponic starter kit to Community Living and Learning’s day program, which will allow them to grow vegetables year round. [Read More]
Pasta company 'flour'-ished a century ago Pasta company 'flour'-ished a century ago
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Joe Martino sat on the tailgate of an Indiana Macaroni Co. truck in a photo made 95 years ago. [Read More]
Consortium learns about new plant Consortium learns about new plant
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The president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, spoke Thursday about the local impact of a proposed cracker plant in Beaver County. [Read More]
The path to wisdom
Column
The path to wisdom
2 days ago - - JEFF TOBIN
Know this: You cannot find wisdom. Wisdom finds you. [Read More]
ICCAP schedules food distribution ICCAP schedules food distribution
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food for residents of South and West Mahoning townships and Plumville Borough at the Plumville Presbyterian Church on Main Street from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Indiana library schedules free programs Indiana library schedules free programs
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs this week: [Read More]
Students preparing for FBLA conference Students preparing for FBLA conference
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Eleven students from Blairsville High School are preparing for the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Crimson Hawks ride 26-2 record, 17-game streak into PSAC tourney Crimson Hawks ride 26-2 record, 17-game streak into PSAC tourney
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CALIFORNIA — The IUP Crimson Hawks are going into the postseason on an impressive run. [Read More]
IUP women fall short in title bid IUP women fall short in title bid
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CALIFORNIA — It was so close the IUP Crimson Hawks could almost reach out and touch it. [Read More]
Ligonier Valley junior captures regional title; eight others advance Ligonier Valley junior captures regional title; eight others advance
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
In the rare cases Robby Patrick lacks confidence, the Ligonier Valley junior can momentarily appear vulnerable on the wrestling mat. [Read More]
Tigers take over against Indians in quarterfinals Tigers take over against Indians in quarterfinals
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
PITTSBURGH — For all the close games the Indiana boys’ basketball team was a part of throughout the year, Saturday’s WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal-round playoff game against Beaver Falls certainly appeared to be closer than the final score indicated. [Read More]
Six Indiana wrestlers advance to regionals Six Indiana wrestlers advance to regionals
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PITTSBURGH — Six of Indiana’s nine wrestlers qualified for the regional tournament by placing in the top five at the WPIAL Class 3A Section 3 championships on Saturday at Fox Chapel High School. [Read More]
Wrestlers chasing state berths at regional championships Wrestlers chasing state berths at regional championships
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Blairsville senior Jerry Moore almost certainly represents the least experienced semifinalist in the PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional Wrestling Championships. [Read More]
VCU's Thompson gets great start VCU's Thompson gets great start
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Back in December, when few had their minds on the sport, Virginia Commonwealth University pitcher Sean Thompson circled the date on his calendar and began envisioning how his return to NCAA Division I baseball would unfold on Feb. 17. [Read More]
Tickets on sale for IUP playoff games Tickets on sale for IUP playoff games
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Tickets for IUP’s games Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament doubleheader on Wednesday are on sale at the KCAC box office. [Read More]
Wolves reach another milestone Wolves reach another milestone
4 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
NuMINE — When they are released next week, the PIAA basketball playoff brackets will include the West Shamokin girls’ basketball team for the first time ever. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dragons move on to semifinals, states HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dragons move on to semifinals, states
4 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
PURCHASE LINE — The journey will continue on for the Purchase Line Red Dragons. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A 43-year-old Clymer man reported someone took his Para Ordnance .45-caliber pistol from his truck between 1 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, according to state police. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police said Kaylee M. Ridilla, 18, of Derry, was unable to stop her vehicle before striking another car stopped at a traffic light along Route 22 at Salem Plaza Drive. [Read More]
Two more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver Two more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two more men have been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Police: DUI suspected in Mardi Gras crash Police: DUI suspected in Mardi Gras crash
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NEW ORLEANS — The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. [Read More]
Cosby to ask judge for outside jury for criminal trial Cosby to ask judge for outside jury for criminal trial
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NORRISTOWN (AP) — Actor Bill Cosby is set to return to a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday to ask a judge to bring in outside jurors in his criminal sex assault case. [Read More]
Judge to decide motions in shooting of county commissioner Judge to decide motions in shooting of county commissioner
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge will decide whether to allow prosecutors to use statements by the wife of a county commissioner to police following her arrest in the shooting of her husband. [Read More]
Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A green 14-foot Water Quest canoe was stolen from the 200 block of South Fifth Street. [Read More]
Judge to hear death penalty case Judge to hear death penalty case
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EBENSBURG (AP) — A judge rather than a jury will hear the death penalty case against a Cambria County man in his girlfriend’s stabbing death. [Read More]
Skeletal remains identified
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MCKEESPORT (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say skeletal remains found on a hillside in a Pittsburgh suburb have been identified as those of a man missing for almost five years. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27:
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Haylee Stiffler STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Haylee Stiffler
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The Student of the Month for February at the Blairsville Senior High School is Haylee Stiffler. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: River Shingledecker STUDENT OF THE MONTH: River Shingledecker
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River Shindledecker was recently named the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February by the Saltsburg Lions. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sara Anderson STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sara Anderson
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Sara Anderson, of Clarksburg, was recently named the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February by the Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Lenape Tech HONOR ROLL: Lenape Tech
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second grading period at Lenape Tech. [Read More]
IUP announces December '16 graduates IUP announces December '16 graduates
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The following students from Indiana County completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2016. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 26:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Roberta and Albert Baird 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Roberta and Albert Baird
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Roberta and Albert Baird, of New Florence, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner hosted by their children. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Leah Fuller and Tyler Bierly ENGAGEMENT: Leah Fuller and Tyler Bierly
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Glenn and Bridget Fuller, of Armagh, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah, to Tyler Bierly, son of Woody and Susan Bierly, of Poolesville, Md. [Read More]

All World News

 
PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake
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LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. [Read More]
Gaffe again: Oscars' 'In Memoriam' includes living producer Gaffe again: Oscars' 'In Memoriam' includes living producer
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best picture mix-up apparently wasn't the only gaffe at Sunday night's Academy Awards. [Read More]
VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss
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WASHINGTON — Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. [Read More]
Will U.S. broaden Syria war? Will U.S. broaden Syria war?
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WASHINGTON — A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump’s demand to “obliterate” the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working ... [Read More]
Coal industry looks to cast itself as a clean energy player
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President Trump has questioned the science behind climate change as “a hoax” in positioning himself as a champion of coal. The three largest American coal producers are taking a different tack. [Read More]
Health care, court top agenda for Congress Health care, court top agenda for Congress
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WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. [Read More]
Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana
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CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. [Read More]
Nominee for Navy secretary withdraws from consideration
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests. [Read More]
Trump's budget said to boost defense
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WASHINGTON — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. [Read More]
Two more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver Two more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two more men have been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Spay/neuter pets to end overpopulation Letter to the editor: Spay/neuter pets to end overpopulation
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World Spay Day (formerly known as Spay Day USA) occurs on Tuesday to shine a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time for Trump critics to get over election Letter to the editor: Time for Trump critics to get over election
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I knew it would only be a matter of time, but, after reading the two letters printed in the Gazette on Feb. 20, the anti-Trump mania has finally arrived in Indiana. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Intellectual intolerance Letter to the editor: Intellectual intolerance
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One result of living within population or institutional bubbles is infection with communalism, not individualism, thought. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What about us townies? Letter to the Editor: What about us townies?
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After reading The Indiana Gazette article on Wednesday, “Officials adopt ‘welcoming’ resolution,” I had to wonder when these officials were going to adopt some resolutions for those who reside and have lived in this town most of their lives. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: E-devices making society lazy, rude Letter to the Editor: E-devices making society lazy, rude
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As a concerned citizen, I’m sad to see how much society has come to rely on electronics. Take a drive or walk around town or go to the mall and count how many people are on some sort of electronic device, ignoring everything going on around them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Democracy, religion and abortion Letter to the Editor: Democracy, religion and abortion
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The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering a bill that would restrict a woman’s right to control her body. Congress is trying to figure out what to do with health care, and it is inevitable that the subject of abortion and who pays for it will come up. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Injection wells, earthquakes and the DEP Letter to the editor: Injection wells, earthquakes and the DEP
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Citizens of Grant Township, Indiana County, have been faced with the possibility of having injection disposal wells for toxic gas waste imposed on them. Injection wells threaten drinking water supplies and have caused earthquakes in Ohio, Colorado and Oklahoma. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The right side of history Letter to the editor: The right side of history
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Given recent national ICE raids, the Welcome Home group finds it necessary to address sanctuary status on behalf of local immigrants and international students who voiced their concerns to us. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The politics of hate Letter to the editor: The politics of hate
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There are at least 10 neo-Nazi groups in the United States. These groups admire Hitler — and hate. They hate racial and ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, Jews, Muslims and, sometimes, even Christians. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games
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I attended the Heritage Conference championship games at the KCAC on Friday, Feb. 10. [Read More]
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