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Independent review of reassessment process 'mixed'

Independent review of reassessment process 'mixed'

- RANDY WELLS

An Arizona company’s independent review of Indiana County’s controversial property reassessment suggested some steps could have improved the update of real estate values.

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Commissioners ask for more time on reassessment Commissioners ask for more time on reassessment
12 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
A certification of 2015 land values reached during Indiana County’s on-going property reassessment might not come for another 100 days. [Read More]
Club prepares for book sale Club prepares for book sale
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The New Century Club is preparing to assist in the Indiana Free Library Used Book Sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Commissioners: More time needed on reassessment Commissioners: More time needed on reassessment
1 day ago -
County officials will ask for another delay of a deadline to certify property values for real estate tax billing in Indiana County. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Plan for hotel at Windy Ridge gets approval WHITE TOWNSHIP: Plan for hotel at Windy Ridge gets approval
2 days ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
The White Township planning commission approved a final site plan Tuesday to add a Holiday Inn Express hotel at the Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park along Route 286 West. [Read More]
Tradition of Lenten fish fries unites churches, communities Tradition of Lenten fish fries unites churches, communities
2 days ago - - KAYLA CIOFFO
Today marks the start of Lent, a six-week period in the liturgical calendar leading up to Easter Sunday that is meant for reflection and fasting — most notably abstaining from eating meat on Fridays during the Lenten season. [Read More]
CLYMER BOROUGH: Two properties eyed for demolition CLYMER BOROUGH: Two properties eyed for demolition
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
CLYMER — Two properties in Clymer Borough are badly in need of demolition, according to Rob Barto, borough manager. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors approve academic calendar UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Directors approve academic calendar
2 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The directors in the United School District on Tuesday approved the academic calendar for the 2016-17 school year. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates attend dinner CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates attend dinner
2 days ago -
The Federation of Democratic Women held a spaghetti dinner Sunday at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township. [Read More]

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IUP BASKETBALL: Defense helps Crimson Hawks rally for another win IUP BASKETBALL: Defense helps Crimson Hawks rally for another win
12 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
CLARION — The IUP Crimson Hawks won 12 straight games with really good offense. Credit the defense with No. 13. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks women dominate in road victory IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks women dominate in road victory
12 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
CLARION — After losing three consecutive road games, the IUP women’s basketball team saw a trip to Clarion as an opportunity to turn things around. [Read More]
Tickets on sale for Indiana game
12 hours ago -
Tickets for Indiana’s WPIAL Class AAA first-round boys’ basketball playoff game at Plum High School against West Mifflin will be on sale starting Friday in the athletic office. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Leechburg to play despite hazing allegations HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Leechburg to play despite hazing allegations
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LEECHBURG — The Leechburg High School basketball team can play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade, a school board decided. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Ligonier Valley tops Penns Manor HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Ligonier Valley tops Penns Manor
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LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley dominated the rebounding and finished the fourth quarter on the biggest run of the game to outlast Penns Manor, 50-40, in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Wednesday. [Read More]
Hogan tourney to begin Friday Hogan tourney to begin Friday
12 hours ago -
The Indiana Youth Hockey Association will serve as the host for the 21st annual Charlie Hogan Memorial Mite Hockey Tournament from Friday to Monday at S&T Bank Arena. [Read More]
Indiana wrestlers drop finale
12 hours ago -
Indiana closed its dual-meet season with a 60-15 loss to Redbank Valley in a non-conference wrestling match Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: IHS coach gets his dream job HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: IHS coach gets his dream job
12 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
When he was 18 years old and a senior at Indiana High School, JohnAllen Snyder told his position coach that someday he would be the Indians’ head coach. [Read More]
Stapleton signs on at Slippery Rock Stapleton signs on at Slippery Rock
12 hours ago -
Dylan Stapleton, a senior at Indiana High School, recently signed a national letter of intent to play football at Slippery Rock University. [Read More]
Shaeffer signs to play at Slippery Rock Shaeffer signs to play at Slippery Rock
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Brad Shaeffer, a senior at West Shamokin High School, recently signed a national letter of intent to play football at Slippery Rock University. [Read More]

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Missing Knox Dale woman found dead Missing Knox Dale woman found dead
12 hours ago -
State police at Punxsutawney are investigating the death of a Knox Dale woman who had been missing since Monday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
12 hours ago -
Courtney Lynn Henry, of Indiana, was cited with retail theft after police said she attempted to take an item from Martin’s grocery store at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to state police at Indiana. [Read More]
Pennsylvania attorney general survives vote to remove her Pennsylvania attorney general survives vote to remove her
1 day ago -
Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office today as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that said her lack of a valid law license had rendered her unable to perform her official duties. [Read More]
Officials respond to at least 15 weather-related accidents Officials respond to at least 15 weather-related accidents
2 days ago -
Steady snowfall, brisk winds and temperatures that just didn’t seem to break the freezing point combined during peak driving times Tuesday to create havoc for motorists and emergency services in Indiana County. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania police reported Bandar Alfadliah, 20, of Rochester, N.Y., and Jeremy Latrella, 19, of Ridgefield Park, N.J., were charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:25 p.m. Friday in Wallwork Hall. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported a truck driven by Rhett Campion, of Carbon County, hit a guardrail at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday along Route 85 near Miller Road. [Read More]
District attorney considers death penalty District attorney considers death penalty
2 days ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County prosecutor will have until March 26 to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting death of a police officer. [Read More]
Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit
2 days ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson’s defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby’s former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982. [Read More]
Car, school bus crash kills one Car, school bus crash kills one
2 days ago -
MECHANICSBURG (AP) — A crash between a car and a school bus killed one person in the car and sent a student from the bus and others to hospitals, police said. [Read More]
Winter weather advisory issued for region Winter weather advisory issued for region
2 days ago -
A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Thursday. [Read More]

All Family News

 
ENGAGEMENT: Rebecca Schweigert and Zackary Hunter ENGAGEMENT: Rebecca Schweigert and Zackary Hunter
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Frank and Beverly Schweigert, of Blairsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Rebecca Schweigert, of Latrobe, to Zackary Hunter, also of Latrobe. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Fritz and Steven Douglass ENGAGEMENT: Jacquelyn Fritz and Steven Douglass
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Jacquelyn Fritz and Steven Douglass, both of Indiana, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 11 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 11
12 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
12 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 10, 2016 [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School
2 days ago -
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter at Saltsburg Middle/Senior High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 10 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 10
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 9, 2016: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Calvary Baptist Academy
3 days ago -
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second-quarter grading period at Calvary Baptist Academy: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 8, 2016: [Read More]

All World News

 
North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
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PAJU, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a “dang [Read More]
Refuge occupiers say they will turn themselves in
12 hours ago -
BURNS, Ore. — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. [Read More]
NATO warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisis NATO warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisis
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BRUSSELS — NATO’s European commander today ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. [Read More]
Kane survives Senate vote; House weighs impeachment Kane survives Senate vote; House weighs impeachment
12 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who survived a separate attempt by Senate Republicans to oust her using an arcane constitutional procedure not invoked here since 1891. [Read More]
Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina
12 hours ago -
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party’s nomination. [Read More]
Man indicted on charges he caused fatal overdose
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A man has been indicted on charges he supplied painkiller-laced heroin that killed a Pittsburgh man and nearly killed a second last year. [Read More]
Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey home port Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey home port
12 hours ago -
BAYONNE, N.J. — A cruise ship battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean returned to its New Jersey port on Wednesday night. [Read More]
CEO: Motorists were safer on turnpike
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday. [Read More]
Educators back Wolf, but skeptical of victory
12 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating this week for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but say they are skeptical he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature ... [Read More]
Union shuns Dorney Park
12 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — One of the nation’s largest police unions won’t hold its annual picnic at a Pennsylvania amusement park after learning how officials treated an employee with special needs. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater
5 days ago -
This is in response to the Jan. 20 story regarding Amplify Church taking over the lease at the Indiana Theater. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated
5 days ago -
On Friday, Jan. 29, around 2 p.m. while checking out at Walmart, I dropped a money clip with a significant amount of money attached. It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed the money clip missing. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor
5 days ago -
In response to Dan Majernik’s Jan. 18 letter regarding western Pennsylvania’s work ethic, it is a “lost” legacy. What decade/century are you living in, sir? [Read More]
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week 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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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?
1 week ago -
“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]
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