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Organizers hoping for boost before Back to School Bash

- SEAN YODER

In 2013, 21 percent, or 10.9 million, of school-age children in the U.S. were living in poverty, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Indiana woman takes over therapy practice Indiana woman takes over therapy practice
10 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Stress relief and wellness are just two of the things that the new owner of I Do Therapy, in Indiana, is passionate about. [Read More]
County fair calls for bakers County fair calls for bakers
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The Indiana County Fair will again hold four state-sponsored baking contests on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. All of the contests are open to anyone who is a resident of Pennsylvania and who did not win the contest in 2014. [Read More]
Community celebrates at Brush Valley Day 2015
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Community celebrates at Brush Valley Day 2015
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The Brush Valley community welcomed visitors, townspeople, friends and former residents to town on Saturday for the annual Brush Valley Day celebration and a full schedule of events. [Read More]
Democrats hold summer picnic Democrats hold summer picnic
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The Indiana County Democratic Committee held its summer picnic Friday at the Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club. [Read More]
Art program awards scholarship Art program awards scholarship
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Alec Ebeling, center, of White Township, was named recipient of the Ben Loreno Memorial Scholarship on Friday. [Read More]
PETS OF THE WEEK: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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PETS OF THE WEEK: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Czar: German Shepherd mix, 5 years old, male: requires medication for an enzyme deficiency [Read More]
Coal town had early 20th century roots Coal town had early 20th century roots
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Lovejoy was founded in 1903 off Route 240 toward Cookport. [Read More]
Couple helped found northern Indiana County church Couple helped found northern Indiana County church
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Logan "Sammy" Lowman stood with his wife, Bessie Smith Lowman, in their garden at their home in Gipsy in October of 1941. [Read More]
Real estate office celebrates start Real estate office celebrates start
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Rich Gallo recently held a ribbon-cutting for his new RE/MAX real estate office along Wayne Avenue in White Township. [Read More]
American Legion honors Fyock American Legion honors Fyock
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Indiana County Sheriff Bob Fyock, president of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association, had the distinct honor to be selected and congratulated by Department Commander Dennis Haas and more than 190,000 members of the Pennsylvania American Legion as the 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
JUSTIN GERWICK: Club championships up for grabs JUSTIN GERWICK: Club championships up for grabs
11 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Colton Wiggins has made a name for himself at Meadow Lane in recent years with a string of top performances in club championships, and his first-round play Saturday put him in contention to keep that streak going. [Read More]
Tomahawks start playoffs tonight Tomahawks start playoffs tonight
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After finishing the regular season at 3-4 (2-2 in league play), the Indiana Tomahawks earned the No. 2 seed in the Western Pennsylvania Sports League football playoffs. [Read More]
TONY COCCAGNA: Chance made a wrong decision TONY COCCAGNA: Chance made a wrong decision
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
I received a text message, out of the blue, one day late in May: “Just checking up on my favorite people in town. Hope everything is going well with you and your family.” [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon advances to title game ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon advances to title game
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
BLAIRSVILLE — The hits just didn’t fall this time for Blairsville, and for the first time in the back-and-forth series, a come-from-behind win didn’t play out. [Read More]
Youth team advances to regional tournament Youth team advances to regional tournament
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Gavin Homer, standing, fourth from left, of Indiana, helped the Iron Horse Sports baseball team win the Northwest State Championship tournament recently. [Read More]
Trail race slated for Aug. 15 Trail race slated for Aug. 15
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DILLTOWN — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the Run For The Trail 7K Run and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 15. [Read More]
Hollis wins in ladies league Hollis wins in ladies league
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Ann Hollis won the play of the day, subtract your putts from your total score, in the Indian Springs Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Penn Township wins regional title YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Penn Township wins regional title
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The newly spawned rivalry between Penn Township and Wesleyville ended in fitting fashion in the championship game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Region baseball tournament Wednesday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: Colts force decisive Game 5 ICL BASEBALL: Colts force decisive Game 5
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Bobby Thompson smacked an RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in the eventual game-winning run, lifting Blairsville to a 9-8 win over West Lebanon in Game 4 of the semifinal round of the Indiana County League playoffs Wednesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks name new coach IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks name new coach
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IUP hired Scott Pennewill to lead the women’s volleyball program. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police charged Sarah Delasko, 32, of Indiana, with a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary count of harassment in a complaint filed at Indiana District Court. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police reported that a motorcyclist was injured at 1:50 p.m. Friday when his Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail hit a dead deer on Route 422 near Margaret Road. [Read More]
Baltimore prosecutor won't aid homicide panel
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city’s top prosecutor isn’t sharing information that’s needed for the program to work. [Read More]
Trooper's file reveals prior warning
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DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file. [Read More]
Man gets 19 years for recording girl, 4
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man prosecutors say made a pornographic video of a 4-year-old girl while he was naked has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. [Read More]
Crash kills two in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a car crashed into a support column on an underpass in Pittsburgh, killing two people. [Read More]
Trooper investigated for posting racial joke
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — State police officials say they are investigating reports that a northeastern Pennsylvania trooper made a racial joke earlier this year on a social media site. [Read More]
Ex-teacher charged with having sex with teen Ex-teacher charged with having sex with teen
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FRACKVILLE (AP) — A former elementary school teacher has been charged with having sex with a 13-year-old student. [Read More]
Woman gets probation in death
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites. [Read More]
Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 2 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 2
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Juliano Estrado Donatelli BOY OF THE MONTH: Juliano Estrado Donatelli
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Juliano Estrado Donatelli as Boy of the Month for July, the 691st Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 1 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 1
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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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From the Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 31... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 31 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 31
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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, July 30, 2015: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Chloe Battick 2ND BIRTHDAY: Chloe Battick
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Chloe Regan Battick turns 2 years old today. She is the daughter of Frank Battick and Wendy Nemeth Battick, of Ernest. [Read More]
Birth marks fifth generation for family Birth marks fifth generation for family
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The arrival of Ryleigh Greek marked the fifth generation of the Yanoschick family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 30 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 30
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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, July 29, 2015: [Read More]

All World News

 
VIEWING HARRISBURG: Budget stalemate hampers nonprofits VIEWING HARRISBURG: Budget stalemate hampers nonprofits
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HARRISBURG — For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania’s social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Report: Population to reach 11.2 billion by end of century
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UNITED NATIONS — Move over: The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. [Read More]
Baltimore prosecutor won't aid homicide panel
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city’s top prosecutor isn’t sharing information that’s needed for the program to work. [Read More]
Hitchhiking robot's journey ends in Philly Hitchhiking robot's journey ends in Philly
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. [Read More]
Firefighter who died had been trapped Firefighter who died had been trapped
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ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday. [Read More]
Americans starting to feel rise in inflation Americans starting to feel rise in inflation
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WASHINGTON — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. [Read More]
Slump in oil taking toll on businesses
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NEW YORK — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. [Read More]
Trooper's file reveals prior warning
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DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file. [Read More]
Lions facing big troubles Lions facing big troubles
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WASHINGTON — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. [Read More]
Average age of vehicle in U.S. is 11.5 years Average age of vehicle in U.S. is 11.5 years
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The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax assessors should have certain qualifications LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax assessors should have certain qualifications
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It is now apparent to many Indiana County property owners and even some of the county commissioners that the recent reassessment was at best a prize-winning boondoggle. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: They will know we are Christians LETTER TO THE EDITOR: They will know we are Christians
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Remember the song “They will know we are Christians by our love”? Feel any of that love emanating from recent letters to the editor decrying same-sex marriage? [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's get our priorities straight LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's get our priorities straight
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The recent killing of a much-loved African lion by an American man while on safari has brought outrage and sadness from around the world. The lion, known as Cecil, was a favorite to the tourists visiting the Zimbabwe park where he roamed free. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy
2 days ago -
As most Pennsylvanians know, we are producing more natural gas than all but one other state, thanks to the prolific supplies of gas in the Marcellus and other formations. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now
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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
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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
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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'
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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?
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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
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The Third needs to be heard: This is not against paying taxes. [Read More]
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