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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians crowned WPIAL champions

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians crowned WPIAL champions

PITTSBURGH -- Riley Stapleton dunked with 1.5 seconds left to play, giving the Indiana boys basketball team its first ever WPIAL Class AAA championship, 62-61 over Beaver Falls on Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

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Word of Giant Eagle closing erupts on social media Word of Giant Eagle closing erupts on social media
21 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
From sushi to slushy, a lot of products and services will disappear four weeks from now and leave regular Giant Eagle Express shoppers disappointed, according to a wave of social media comments following word that the store will close. [Read More]
County hires firm to recoup delinquent taxes
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
To provide sufficient manpower for posting notices of property sales for delinquent taxes, the Indiana County commissioners Wednesday agreed to use the services of Palmetto Posting Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Terry, Ernie, Betty, Allen, etc.
21 hours ago -
A Johnstown woman is searching for the good Samaritan who helped her family when their van broke down in Indiana County in freezing temperatures with a baby inside earlier this week. [Read More]
All the world's a stage for teen embracing Shakespeare All the world's a stage for teen embracing Shakespeare
21 hours ago -
The thought of reading Shakespeare may be dreadful to some high school students, but one Marion Center Area High School junior is being recognized for delivering monologues written by the bard. [Read More]
Social Center chases winter blues away Social Center chases winter blues away
21 hours ago -
There's a special day set aside each winter for the purpose of seeing spring on the horizon. [Read More]
Labyrinth of Lights set Labyrinth of Lights set
21 hours ago -
The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township, invites the community to participate in the Midwinter Labyrinth of Lights today and Saturday. [Read More]
Indiana library to hold 3-D printing program
21 hours ago -
Indiana Free Library will present a two-part introductory workshop exploring the world of 3-D printing. [Read More]
Upcoming community events planned Upcoming community events planned
21 hours ago -
The Gazette presents this brief roundup of dinners, fundraisers, reunions, meetings and other events scheduled in the coming days in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Area agencies offer teens a chance to volunteer Area agencies offer teens a chance to volunteer
21 hours ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
1 day ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Indians win WPIAL championship Indians win WPIAL championship
9 hours ago -
Indiana has defeated Beaver Falls, 62-61, to win the WPIAL Class AAA boys' basketball championship at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
IUP SWIMMING: Pair qualify for nationals IUP SWIMMING: Pair qualify for nationals
21 hours ago -
IUP swimmers Yuri Fernandes and Aniella Janosky will compete in the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships, which will be held March 10 to 14 in Indianapolis. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Patrick finds his way at Rutgers ON CAMPUS: Patrick finds his way at Rutgers
21 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
It took redshirt freshman Joshua Patrick a year of competing in the Big Ten and an inspirational talk from one of his coaches at Rutgers to realize that he belongs in the best conference in NCAA Division I wrestling. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians ready for their big night HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians ready for their big night
21 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
In early November, Indiana senior Chris McConnell, the son of IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell, traveled to Pittsburgh to watch his father’s team play an exhibition game against Pitt at the Petersen Events Center. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Men entering playoffs with momentum IUP BASKETBALL: Men entering playoffs with momentum
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The Crimson Hawks closed the regular season with a 101-66 romp over Clarion on a night when they recognized their seniors — Chance, Jeremy Jeffers, Shawn Dyer and Alec Boyer — at the KCAC. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks claim crown on Senior Night IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks claim crown on Senior Night
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
In what was largely a formality, the IUP women’s basketball team won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division title with an 83-59 trouncing of Clarion at the KCAC. [Read More]
BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bobcats rolling into title game BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bobcats rolling into title game
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
EBENSBURG — Blairsville earned a spot in the championship game by rolling past Central Cambria, 62-46, on Wednesday at Bishop Carroll High School. [Read More]
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Bobcats adding to historic run GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Bobcats adding to historic run
2 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
EBENSBURG — The Blairsville girls’ basketball team has been building a historic run the past four seasons, and now the Bobcats get a chance to add some more memories to it. [Read More]
BOYS' BASKETBALL: Trojans can't keep up with Huskies BOYS' BASKETBALL: Trojans can't keep up with Huskies
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
EBENSBURG — Saltsburg coach Donnie Stitt knew to expect Bishop Carroll’s relentless full-court press. What he couldn’t prepare his team for was the Huskies’ speed. [Read More]
WRESTLING: Area athletes set for regional tournament
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
For a few reasons, Blairsville’s Drew Doak didn’t mind getting snubbed for the top seed by a fellow senior in the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Wrestling Tournament, which begins Friday at Canon-McMillan High School. [Read More]

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Minor injury in accident along Route 56 Minor injury in accident along Route 56
21 hours ago -
Firefighters from Homer City and Brush Valley worked to free a Johnstown woman from her wrecked car Thursday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
21 hours ago -
John Birkman, 20, of Lockport, N.Y., was lodged at Indiana County Jail early today following a traffic stop by Indiana Borough police. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
21 hours ago -
A car driven by Nicole Noroian, of Johnstown, traveled off Route 56 at 3:41 p.m. Thursday and overturned several times before the roof hit a utility pole about one-third of a mile east of Route 954, state police reported. [Read More]
Police: Woman hosted beer party
21 hours ago -
HARRISON CITY (AP) — A 50-year-old Pennsylvania woman can be seen on video chugging beer with teens and laughing at a passed-out girl while hosting an underage drinking party at her home, police said. [Read More]
Monroeville Mall's policy to take effect
21 hours ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh mall’s plan to ban minors who aren’t accompanied by adults on weekend evenings takes effect nearly three weeks after the shooting that prompted it. [Read More]
Fog machine spurs false fire alarms
21 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. [Read More]
Three escape when house explodes
21 hours ago -
ERIE (AP) — Three people — including one taking a shower — escaped injury when their house exploded and caught fire in northwestern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
U.S. blogger slain in Bangladesh
21 hours ago -
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in the streets of Bangladesh’s capital as he walked with his wife, police said today. [Read More]
Missouri state auditor dies in apparent suicide Missouri state auditor dies in apparent suicide
21 hours ago -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thomas Schweich, the Missouri state auditor and a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday after apparently shooting himself at his home in suburban St. Louis, the police said. [Read More]
Homer City police still searching for bank robber Homer City police still searching for bank robber
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HOMER CITY — Homer City Borough Police Chief Louis Sacco said his office and other law enforcement agencies are following up on leads on people of interest in relation to the bank robbery on Tuesday morning. [Read More]

All Family News

 
WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy
21 hours ago -
Brenda Smyers, of Homer City, and Robert Duffy, of Sidman, were united in marriage Sept. 13, 2014, at Fairman Family Farms, Marion Center. [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
21 hours ago -
The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2014 semester: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27
21 hours ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
21 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 26, 2015: [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Sutton Fisher FIRST BIRTHDAY: Sutton Fisher
2 days ago -
Sutton Fisher celebrated her first birthday Jan. 24, 2015, with her family at a Mickey and Minnie Mouse party at Bruno’s Restaurant. [Read More]
85th BIRTHDAY: Eileen Bland 85th BIRTHDAY: Eileen Bland
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Eileen Bland celebrated her 85th birthday Wednesday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 26
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 25, 2015: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Bivens and Derek Connors ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Bivens and Derek Connors
3 days ago -
Louise Bivens, of Indiana, and Gregory and Elizabeth Bivens, of Delmont, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Louise Bivens, to Derek James Connors. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Sherry Roland and Shawn Leahey ENGAGEMENT: Sherry Roland and Shawn Leahey
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Sherry Roland, daughter of Lonnie K. and Barbara A. Lowndes, of Homer City, and Shawn Leahey, son of the Honorable Judge F. Joseph and Irene M. Leahey, have announced their engagement. [Read More]

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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies
18 hours ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. [Read More]
House approves liquor privatization
21 hours ago -
For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-term fiscal loser for the state government. [Read More]
U.K. spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'
21 hours ago -
LONDON — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as “Jihadi John.” [Read More]
FCC votes to classify broadband Internet service as public utility FCC votes to classify broadband Internet service as public utility
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into U.S. homes. [Read More]
Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. [Read More]
Investigators find emails in IRS probe Investigators find emails in IRS probe
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency’s tea party scandal. [Read More]
Judge to keep Sandusky lawsuit in Philadelphia
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — A judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Penn State and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by one of the accusers who testified in Sandusky’s criminal child sex abuse trial says keeping the case in Philadelphia doesn’t present a burden. [Read More]
Police: Woman hosted beer party
21 hours ago -
HARRISON CITY (AP) — A 50-year-old Pennsylvania woman can be seen on video chugging beer with teens and laughing at a passed-out girl while hosting an underage drinking party at her home, police said. [Read More]
Monroeville Mall's policy to take effect
21 hours ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh mall’s plan to ban minors who aren’t accompanied by adults on weekend evenings takes effect nearly three weeks after the shooting that prompted it. [Read More]
Glitch affects some driver’s licenses
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — PennDOT says an error in the hidden security image on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and identification cards may be causing headaches for some people. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Change needed on Indiana school board
21 hours ago -
How does our school board justify keeping six buildings open while enrollment has dropped by 1,000 students since 1993? To pay for these buildings, the board is again embarking on a reduction frenzy with regard to academics and teachers at the senior high. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Aid-in-dying should be legal right in Pennsylvania
21 hours ago -
Thank you for your coverage of Barbara Mancini’s Death With Dignity presentation at IUP. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
1 day ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Winter cold doesn't alter climate change
2 days ago -
Thanks to the frigid blasts of air sent down by our neighbors to the north, the climate-change deniers are probably over the moon. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What about the seasonal workers?
2 days ago -
I would like to bring attention to a situation concerning unemployment compensation benefits. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cal Thomas helps spread anxiety, fear
2 days ago -
In his novel “1984,” George Orwell wrote that in order to keep the public in a constant state of anxiety and fear, and constantly ready for war, the nation needed to have perpetual enemies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Ruth Shirey will be missed by many
4 days ago -
Friday was undoubtedly a sad day, not just for those of us who knew and loved Ruth Shirey, but also for the entire community who lost a pillar and a person who made things better just by being who she was. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Plaudits to those who helped after crash
4 days ago -
On behalf of the Indiana Area Senior High School orchestra students who were involved in the recent school bus accident on Route 422, I would like to sincerely express our gratitude to the many people who assisted us. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Indiana Regional Medical Center
4 days ago -
In January I endured a double knee replacement at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Now's the time for drilling tax
6 days ago -
I have written a letter to your newspaper in the past telling the people of Pennsylvania that the Legislature had not passed a law authorizing the state to get money from the companies who mine gas and oil from the wells of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
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