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PURCHASE LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Test scores prompt notice

PURCHASE LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Test scores prompt notice

- SEAN YODER

PURCHASE LINE — Purchase Line Area School District has received notice that its elementary school is in the bottom 15 percent of school districts in the state based on standardized testing, according to Superintendent Joseph Bradley.

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Marion Center students plant trees for Arbor Day Marion Center students plant trees for Arbor Day
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Ninety students from Marion Center Area School District recently participated in a habitat improvement project on state game lands near Glen Campbell to commemorate Arbor Day. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Leader in Me program wraps up first year PURCHASE LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Leader in Me program wraps up first year
6 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
PURCHASE LINE — Purchase Line Elementary School has wrapped up its first year of involvement in the Leader in Me program, designed to enhance students’ life skills and prepare them for the workforce. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: John Barbor, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: John Barbor, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
John Barbor, 63, lives in White Township with his wife, Gretchen, a retired teacher of English and drama at Indiana Area Senior High School. Their children, Peter and Katherine, are graduates of Indiana. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Hilliary Creely, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Hilliary Creely, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Hilliary Creely, 38, lives in Indiana with her husband, Ben Ford, and their infant daughter. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Robert Edwards, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Robert Edwards, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Robert Edwards, 51, lives in White Township with his wife, Carla, and their children, Patrick, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Nicholas, a sophomore at Indiana Area Senior High School. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Robert Gongaware, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Robert Gongaware, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Robert Gongaware, 55, lives in White Township with his wife, Acey. Their three daughters all graduated from the Indiana Area School District. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Tom Harley, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Tom Harley, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Tom Harley, 59, resides in White Township with his wife, Patrice. Their three children, Ben, Katie and Hannah, are all graduates of the Indiana schools. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Grant Julin, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Grant Julin, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Grant Julin, 38, lives in White Township with his wife, Samantha, and three children ages 9, 8 and 3. Their two older kids attend Ben Franklin Elementary School. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Tamara Leeper, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Tamara Leeper, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Tamara Leeper, 44, lives with her husband and their two children in White Township. Their kids are second-graders at Ben Franklin Elementary School. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015: Brian Petersen, Indiana Area School Board ELECTION 2015: Brian Petersen, Indiana Area School Board
6 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Brian Petersen, 36, lives in Indiana with his wife, Tanja, and their three children, who are enrolled at Horace Mann and East Pike elementary schools and Grand Beginnings East day care center. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
BASEBALL: Rams beat 'Cats again for inside track to title BASEBALL: Rams beat 'Cats again for inside track to title
6 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — The rematch between Homer-Center and Ligonier Valley unfolded similarly to Saturday’s first meeting between the two Heritage Conference baseball frontrunners. [Read More]
IUP GOLF: Hawks drop into second place
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IUP sat in second place, five strokes out of the lead, after Tuesday’s second round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Region Championships at the Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Marion Center edges United
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Jeff Labryer buckled down late in a pitchers’ duel and cut a United rally short in the top of the seventh inning to lead host Marion Center to a 4-2 win in a Heritage Conference baseball game Tuesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Stingers chasing title today
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Megan Risinger tossed her second perfect game in three weeks, and host Marion Center pulled within a win of clinching its second straight conference title with a 10-0 win over United in a Heritage Conference softball game Tuesday. The game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Homer-Center gets rare win at Blairsville HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Homer-Center gets rare win at Blairsville
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
BLAIRSVILLE — Homer-Center coach Scott Bauer knew that at some point his team’s luck would change at WyoTech Park. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana wraps up section title HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana wraps up section title
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KITTANNING — Riding the arm of ace Zach Schultz, visiting Indiana avenged one of its three section losses this season and clinched the WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball title with a 5-1 win over second-place Kittanning on Monday. [Read More]
MLB: Punxsutawney's Mesoraco left to pinch hit MLB: Punxsutawney's Mesoraco left to pinch hit
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It will be at least another week before he tries to catch again, but Punxsutawney native Devin Mesoraco should be available to pinch hit for the Cincinnati Reds in their three-game series against the Pirates, which begins tonight, at PNC Park. [Read More]
GOLF: Crimson Hawks sit in first at regional GOLF: Crimson Hawks sit in first at regional
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NASHPORT, Ohio — Kenneth Sames and the IUP golf team each sat in first place at the end of the first round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic East Region Championships on Monday at the Longaberger Golf Club. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: It's time for tough choices
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Over the weekend, work took precedence over outdoor adventures, but I had no complaints considering the beautiful weather. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The marriage of nymphs and strike indicators is a natural one. Purists might contend that strike indicators are cheating, perhaps referring to the use of such as bobber fishing. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police are investigating the theft of a cellphone from a vehicle parked along the 200 block of South 14th Street at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
6 hours ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Kennywood Park boosts security
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WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — Kennywood Amusement Park will beef up security after a weekend scuffle involving 50 to 75 teenagers forced the park to close early. [Read More]
Ex-police officer faces arraignment
6 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges he deprived a suspect of his civil rights by slugging the man in the face and filing a false police report to justify his actions. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
A Philadelphia man is accused of resisting arrest and faces felony drug charges after police said they had to use pepper spray after trying to search him. [Read More]
Sheriff's office releases April activity report
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The Indiana County Sheriff’s Office provided 364 deputy hours of court security and 714 deputy hours of court facility security during April, according to a monthly statistical report from the sheriff’s office. [Read More]
Ligonier area officer killed, K-9 injured in crash
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LIGONIER (AP) — A Westmoreland County police officer was killed early today in a head-on crash with a work van that police said was traveling the wrong way. [Read More]
Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive
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BALTIMORE — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct. [Read More]
Parents charged after baby’s death
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MCKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police have filed child endangerment charges against a western Pennsylvania couple following the death of their 3-month-old son. [Read More]
Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial
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BOSTON — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 6 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 6
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center May 5 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 5 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 5
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 4, 2015: [Read More]
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
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, weekend activity: [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]

All World News

 
Co-pilot rehearsed crash, report finds Co-pilot rehearsed crash, report finds
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PARIS — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 appeared to practice a controlled descent on his previous flight, two hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside in March, French air accident investigators said today. [Read More]
Senate adopts budget targeting Obamacare
6 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a Republican budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama’s health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. [Read More]
Gray's knife was illegal, officer says Gray's knife was illegal, officer says
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BALTIMORE — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon. [Read More]
Senators seek investigation into Veterans Affairs delays Senators seek investigation into Veterans Affairs delays
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WASHINGTON — Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications. [Read More]
Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war
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DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said today he’ll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a “humanitarian pause” in Yemen’s civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine ... [Read More]
House votes to cut its own ranks, trim Senate
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters. [Read More]
Astronomers see farthest galaxy yet
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Leapfrogging backward in time to when the universe was apparently feeling its oats, a group of astronomers reported Tuesday that they had measured a bona fide distance to one of the farthest and thus earliest galaxies known. [Read More]
Google: Mobile searches trump PC
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SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology’s shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. [Read More]
California regulators vote to cut water use California regulators vote to cut water use
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. [Read More]
Sixty bodies recovered in Nepal village Sixty bodies recovered in Nepal village
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal’s earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Pee Wee football appreciative of support
1 day ago -
Indiana Pee Wee football is right around the corner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Baker's career shows how much he cares
1 day ago -
He’s back. Yes, it’s that old disabled Marine Vietnam vet who always reminds you of Memorial Day. This time it’s politics, not Obama, but county commissioner and my friend Mike Baker. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Show your support for proposed bike trail
4 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
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
6 days ago -
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?
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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]
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