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PENNS MANOR AREA: Board backs deal rejected by teachers

PENNS MANOR AREA: Board backs deal rejected by teachers

- SEAN YODER

KENWOOD — The Penns Manor Area school board on Thursday voted unanimously to accept a tentative agreement reached with negotiators for the teachers’ union — the same agreement that teachers voted down Jan. 27.

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INSIDE INDIANA: Keegan, Paul, Bill, Pete, pols, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Keegan, Paul, Bill, Pete, pols, etc.
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Keegan Kalgren, the 3-year-old son of Jessica and Kenneth Kalgren, of Aultman, recently returned from the “happiest place on Earth” after a trip to Disney World sponsored by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. [Read More]
CENTER TOWNSHIP: Ball field, park land to be used for strip mining CENTER TOWNSHIP: Ball field, park land to be used for strip mining
18 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
GRACETON — For the ball field and basketball court at a small recreation spot along Route 119, officials are calling time out. [Read More]
Officers re-elected at meeting Officers re-elected at meeting
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All officers of the Indiana County Hospital Authority were re-elected last month to one-year terms during a reorganization meeting. [Read More]
Indi-Annas offering singing valentines Indi-Annas offering singing valentines
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The Indi-Annas Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will be delivering singing valentines in person to area residents and businesses across Indiana, and all over the world by phone, on Friday, Feb. 12. [Read More]
Pothole hotline open Pothole hotline open
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Indiana Borough’s pothole hotline is in operation again. [Read More]
Homer-Center Elementary to hold kindergarten registration Homer-Center Elementary to hold kindergarten registration
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HOMER CITY — Homer-Center Elementary School will conduct kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. March 2 in the elementary large group instruction room. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. [Read More]
Craft, scrapbooking session scheduled Craft, scrapbooking session scheduled
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A scrapbook and card making day will be held April 16 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center. [Read More]
ICCAP schedules food distribution ICCAP schedules food distribution
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Enter to Win: Valentine's Day on us Enter to Win: Valentine's Day on us
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This year, we're giving away a Valentine's Day meal on us. See the details here. [Read More]
Drug overdose deaths soar in 2015 Drug overdose deaths soar in 2015
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
The drug epidemic sweeping through western Pennsylvania left its mark last year with a record 36 substance-related deaths in Indiana County, according to Coroner Jerry Overman. [Read More]

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IUP BASKETBALL: Energetic Spain finds niche with Crimson Hawks IUP BASKETBALL: Energetic Spain finds niche with Crimson Hawks
18 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Brandon Spain wasn’t on the bus the first time IUP played Mercyhurst this season. [Read More]
Mills accepts coaching position Mills accepts coaching position
18 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
After spending more than a decade playing golf professionally on essentially every North American tour available, the Indiana resident and native of Canada is returning to Kent State (Ohio) University, his alma mater, to serve as the associate head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana swimmers score sweep AROUND THE AREA: Indiana swimmers score sweep
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MOUNT PLEASANT — Indiana’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams remained unbeaten in the section by sweeping Mount Pleasant, 88-59, and 83ᄑ-76ᄑ, in a WPIAL Section 4-AA meet Thursday. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Spain drains winning basket IUP BASKETBALL: Spain drains winning basket
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Brandon Spain pump-faked and dribbled once against on onrushing defender, pulled up for a jump shot and nailed the 15-footer with 1.3 seconds left to lift IUP to a 68-66 victory over Mercyhurst on Wednesday night at the KCAC. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hot-shooting Lakers drop Crimson Hawks women IUP BASKETBALL: Hot-shooting Lakers drop Crimson Hawks women
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IUP failed to reach the 60-point mark for the third straight game and lost to Mercyhurst, 75-55, in a PSAC West game Wednesday afternoon at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Cignetti happy with new recruits IUP FOOTBALL: Cignetti happy with new recruits
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
There’s a pretty good reason why the IUP football team didn’t make a big splash Wednesday, the first day of the annual National Letter of Intent signing period. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Indiana ousted as Derry advances to semifinals HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Indiana ousted as Derry advances to semifinals
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Chartiers-Houston racked up five falls and won four of the last five bouts to earn a 48-21 win over the Indians. [Read More]
Two from area sign on to play at Slippery Rock Two from area sign on to play at Slippery Rock
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Indiana’s Dylan Stapleton and West Shamokin’s Brad Shaeffer signed on to play football at Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing period. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sanchez leads Red Dragons HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sanchez leads Red Dragons
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Purchase Line’s Melvin Sanchez scored 22 points, and the Red Dragons used a big second-quarter burst to defeat Harmony, 59-47, in a non-conference boys’ basketball game Wednesday. [Read More]
NCAA WRESTLING: Yatesboro's Nolf is the new top dog NCAA WRESTLING: Yatesboro's Nolf is the new top dog
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Those who watched Jason Nolf wrestle in high school could plainly see he possessed the rare ingredients needed to thrive at Penn State, a team that captured its fourth straight NCAA title the year he graduated from Kittanning High School. [Read More]

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January fire ruled accidental January fire ruled accidental
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A state police fire marshal has determined a Jan. 3 fire at 848 Rayne Church Road, Rayne Township, was accidental. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a retail theft about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at JC Penney. [Read More]
Police release monthly statistics Police release monthly statistics
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The Indiana County Sheriff’s Office as well as state police in Indiana and Kiski Valley have reported statistics for the month of January. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Gabriella Zuccolotto, 20, of Freeport, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 56 east of Campbell Road. [Read More]
Details scarce in police academy probe Details scarce in police academy probe
18 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since it began in December, the force’s commander said Thursday. [Read More]
Man overdoses in maternity ward Man overdoses in maternity ward
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of a hospital maternity ward where his girlfriend and their newborn were staying. [Read More]
DA: Police fired 12 shots at man who stabbed K-9 DA: Police fired 12 shots at man who stabbed K-9
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors say Pittsburgh-area police shot 12 times at a man they killed after he fatally stabbed a police dog. [Read More]
Man sentenced in Walmart scam Man sentenced in Walmart scam
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PITTSBURGH — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Walmart customers was sentenced to prison Thursday. [Read More]
Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. [Read More]
Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. [Read More]

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HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School
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The following students were named to the honor roll for Homer-Center High School for the second quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Purchase Line High School HONOR ROLL: Purchase Line High School
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The following Purchase Line High School students were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 5 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 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 HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 4, 2016: [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Anastasia Gray SECOND BIRTHDAY: Anastasia Gray
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Anastasia Gray celebrated her second birthday on Jan. 14, 2016. [Read More]
CARD SHOWER: Hannelore Garsick CARD SHOWER: Hannelore Garsick
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Hannelore Garsick will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 12. Her family is holding a card shower in her honor. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 4 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 4
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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, Feb. 3, 2016: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Oswalt and Craig Kennedy ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Oswalt and Craig Kennedy
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Jessica Oswalt and Craig Kennedy, of Titusville, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
60TH ANNIVERSARY: Sam and Betty Dalessio 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Sam and Betty Dalessio
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Sam and Betty Dalessio celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 2015. [Read More]

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Economy grows by 151,000 jobs in January Economy grows by 151,000 jobs in January
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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers but hired others in manufacturing, retail and food services. [Read More]
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. [Read More]
Senate OKs $30 million for Flint Senate OKs $30 million for Flint
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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers moved quickly Thursday to start approving $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing a lead-contaminated water supply. [Read More]
Ex-drug exec takes the Fifth during Capitol Hill hearing Ex-drug exec takes the Fifth during Capitol Hill hearing
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WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as “imbeciles.” [Read More]
Details scarce in police academy probe Details scarce in police academy probe
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HARRISBURG — An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since it began in December, the force’s commander said Thursday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sestak reports $2.6 million for primary
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Joe Sestak is heading into the final months of his U.S. Senate primary campaign with $2.6 million in the bank after raising $374,000 in the last three months of 2015. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Presidential debate between Clinton, Sanders turns heated CAMPAIGN 2016: Presidential debate between Clinton, Sanders turns heated
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DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment. [Read More]
Zika not deterring Brazil's Carnival fans Zika not deterring Brazil's Carnival fans
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito’s dream — five days of nonstop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. [Read More]
World pledges $10 billion for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak World pledges $10 billion for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak
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LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will save lives, will give hope, will give people the chance of a future.” [Read More]
Official: Zika spread through transfusion
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th
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While our mailboxes are still relatively free of campaign clutter, I have an urgent word of advice to voters in the 9th Congressional District: Check the facts. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th
18 hours ago -
There have been several letters in your paper recently unfairly attacking Congressman Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use
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Recently, I was standing in line at Walmart and overheard the following conversation: “That doctor’s appointment was a waste of time and $25. I feel miserable, and all he did was lecture to me about the evils of prescribing unnecessary antibiotics.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers
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Attention, Indiana County Republicans. The best pie bakers in Indiana County have stepped forward to help three candidates get their names on the primary election ballot. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it
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Last week we were regaled with paeans to the supposed accomplishments of liberal rule and its present chief. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments
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In his Friday op-ed column on the merits of burning coal waste (“You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone”), Dennis Simmers ignores that coal waste burning is entirely based on federal and state subsidies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race? Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race?
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“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Opening doors and following paths Letter to the Editor: Opening doors and following paths
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A door is an object that we use most every day. I am not only speaking about a door made of wood or metal that leads to certain establishments, but doors that lead to everyday opportunities. The more they are used, the more we may become used to using them. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mixed messages about IUP Letter to the editor: Mixed messages about IUP
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As I write, I have an awkward smile on my face. The smile is one of irony. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Questioning 'good news' reports about jobs Letter to the editor: Questioning 'good news' reports about jobs
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Every time I see or hear news extolling the number of newly created jobs in America, whether the announcement comes from the government, The Associated Press or a local demagogue, I am reminded of a certain political cartoon published during the Bill Clinton administration. [Read More]
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