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ELECTION 2015: Who's on your ballot ELECTION 2015: Who's on your ballot
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Here is who is on the Democratic and Republican ballots for the spring primary election on May 19. [Read More]
Citizens' Ambulance holds special dedication Citizens' Ambulance holds special dedication
5 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Citizens' Ambulance Service Inc. recently held a recognition social to dedicate three rooms in the new West Pike Training Center. [Read More]
Annual food drive planned Annual food drive planned
5 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Branch 22 of the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, with the help of the United States Postal Service, the rural letter carriers and the United Way. [Read More]
Water system flushing scheduled in Indiana County Water system flushing scheduled in Indiana County
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The Indiana County Municipal Services Authority will flush water systems each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days and at the following locations: [Read More]
Upcoming community events scheduled Upcoming community events scheduled
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The Gazette today presents this roundup of meetings, club gatherings, craft shows and other events planned in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Historical society to hold meeting Historical society to hold meeting
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HOMER CITY — The Homer-Center Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer City Fire Hall. [Read More]
Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
7 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
THE WEEK IN REVIEW THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 26-May 2: [Read More]
Garden center owners expand near Indiana Garden center owners expand near Indiana
2 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Take a drive on Airport Road in White Township and you might find a new business. Faught’s Garden Center held its grand opening at its new location along Airport Road on Friday. [Read More]
Diseased trees to be cut down in Indiana Diseased trees to be cut down in Indiana
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
The emerald ash borer is officially in Indiana. [Read More]

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SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks make stride, but still fall SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks make stride, but still fall
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
The Indiana Tomahawks may not have found a way to earn their first win on Saturday, but the team showed signs of improvement in their second game of the season. [Read More]
IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks one win from NCAAs IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks one win from NCAAs
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Luise Von Agris had the clinching win, and the IUP women’s tennis team blanked Shaw (N.C.), 5-0, in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rams hand Wildcats first loss
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The Ligonier Valley Rams have muddied up the Heritage Conference baseball picture. [Read More]
TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, area athletes have record day TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, area athletes have record day
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
ALTOONA — Humble and unassuming, Kia Clayton is a girl of few words. She lets her performances speak for themselves, and she’s fast becoming the talk of District 6. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats stay in control of race HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats stay in control of race
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Only a bloop single in his last inning pitching prevented Homer-Center’s Alex Arone from chasing his second consecutive no-hitter. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks eliminated by Vulcans IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks eliminated by Vulcans
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The IUP softball team saw its season come to a close after losing to California, 6-0, in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships at Veterans Park in Quakertown. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Indians shut out Trojans HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Indians shut out Trojans
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Indiana ace Lauren Bertig pitched her second consecutive gem, and the Indians won for the fourth time in the last five games with a 5-0 victory over Derry in a WPIAL non-section softball game Friday at the Indiana Little League Complex. [Read More]
Gomish scores hole-in-one
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Camilla Gomish scored a hole-in-one at the Indian Springs Golf and Country Club on Wednesday. [Read More]
Indiana girls win lacrosse game Indiana girls win lacrosse game
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Logan Everett, Michaela Hays and Chrissy Conklin scored three goals apiece to lead Indiana to an 11-10 win over Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Division 2 Section 1 girls’ lacrosse game Thursday at Andy Kuzneski Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Softball team stays alive
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With her team facing elimination, IUP’s Alexa Campbell tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the Crimson Hawks to a 4-0 win over Kutztown on the first day of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball tournament Thursday at Veterans Park in Quakertown. [Read More]

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Shed destroyed in Sunday fire Shed destroyed in Sunday fire
5 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Fire crews from Homer City, Indiana and Cherryhill Township worked to control a fire near a 1950s-era combine in a shed along Brown Road in Center Township on Sunday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Henry R. Pliske was charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence and nine summary traffic violations on Saturday at 2:15 a.m. along Allison Road. [Read More]
Camera found in wooded area
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State police in Indiana said a camera and equipment was found in a wooded area in Rayne Township on Sunday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Three Punxsutawney residents were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Sunday along East Main Street just west of Railroad Street. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police cited Raymond Cunningham, of North Potomac, Md., with violation of the borough noise ordinance at 8:41 p.m. Friday, after officers “detected a disturbance at his residence” in the 1100 block of School Street, according to a news release. [Read More]
DUI enforcement events set
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The Indiana County DUI Task Force, coordinated by Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty, will conduct driving under the influence of alcohol enforcement events in May. [Read More]
Baltimore demonstrations take on very different tone Baltimore demonstrations take on very different tone
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At a grassy plaza across from Baltimore’s City Hall filled with thousands of people on Saturday, speakers praised the city’s young top prosecutor for moving forward with charges against the police officers they see as responsible for the death of a 25-year-old unarmed black man in their custody. [Read More]
Protesters turn violent in Oakland
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland’s mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent. [Read More]
Trial ordered for man in girlfriend's death
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in western Pennsylvania earlier this year. [Read More]
Police: Man kills carjacker
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OREM, Utah (AP) — A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said. [Read More]

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93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp 93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp
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Sara DesChamp celebrated her 93rd birthday on April 28. She was born on April 28, 1922, in NuMine, the fourth of nine children. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 4 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 4
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3
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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: Kaelyn McKlveen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kaelyn McKlveen
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Kaelyn McKlveen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the BPW Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo
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Junior Karissa Shomo has been named the Academic Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti
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Noah Leonatti, a junior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named Arts Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen
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Emily Bucklen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the Rotary Club Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Patrick STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Patrick
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Junior Hannah Patrick has been named the Citizenship Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Clark STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Clark
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Senior Olivia Clark has been named the Vocational Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Rachel Allison STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Rachel Allison
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Ligonier Valley High School senior Rachel Allison has been named Student of the Month for May by the Lions Club. [Read More]

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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew six days after riots Baltimore mayor lifts curfew six days after riots
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BALTIMORE — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved. [Read More]
Two killed at Muhammad cartoon event
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GARLAND, Texas — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen’s vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. [Read More]
Fiorina, Carson launch 2016 GOP bids Fiorina, Carson launch 2016 GOP bids
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WASHINGTON — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson launched their runs for president today, each with the potential to help the Republican Party win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016. [Read More]
Pentagon's sex crime data ripped Pentagon's sex crime data ripped
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WASHINGTON — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said today in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults ... [Read More]
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow
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BOSTON — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow-removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a survey. [Read More]
Nepal says it will need enormous foreign support for reconstruction Nepal says it will need enormous foreign support for reconstruction
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating earthquake last month, a top official said today. [Read More]
Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen
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SANAA, Yemen — With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a “reconnaissance” mission. [Read More]
Taliban 'welcomes' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks Taliban 'welcomes' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade today expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks. [Read More]
Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for five days, five nights Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for five days, five nights
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BEIJING — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. [Read More]
Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants
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ROME (AP) — A baby girl was born aboard a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian Coast Guard and Navy ships bring migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Show your support for proposed bike trail
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Indiana is truly a great place to live. I enjoy the outdoors so I appreciate our local parks to hike and enjoy walking and biking on the Hoodlebug Trail. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'In God we trust' has lost meaning in America
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In America we know little about persecution and are free to carry our Bible and attend the church of our choice. However, in many places we are not free to talk about God, and are thought of as troublemakers if they speak against evil and don’t conform with the sinful ways of the world. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't delay in getting healthcare
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Mental Health America’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Month in May is Mental Health B4 Stage 4. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Law enforcement in time of need
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I had an incident on Homer City’s Main Street on a recent Monday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Broaden NYC child's horizon and your own
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The last two years, my family and I have had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a child from New York City though the Fresh Air Fund. This program is an excellent way to broaden a child’s horizons as well as your own. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Proposed trade pacts divides Democrats
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Democrats are divided on the “fast track” trade agreement between the U.S. and a number of Pacific Rim countries projected to be huge customers in the future. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What does 'fair' mean in terms of taxes?
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Mr. Donald Skillin in his April 14 letter claimed that budget deficits are the result of insufficient revenues, not excessive spending, and that this lack of revenues is a result of tax cuts “in the early 2000s.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cal Thomas blaming the wrong people
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It was a relief to read Page 6 on Friday as we had just returned to Indiana after three fraught days in Allegheny General Hospital when the wonderful crew there had worked incredibly hard to resolve my wife’s heart issues. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Political letters deadline set
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Tuesday, May 5 , at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 19 primary election. [Read More]
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