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INDIANA COUNTY: Critics again rap commissioners

INDIANA COUNTY: Critics again rap commissioners

- RANDY WELLS

The accuracy of real estate values for the county’s property reassessment and the return on investments at the Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport were in the cross hairs of criticism again Wednesday at the Indiana County commissioners’ meeting.

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INDIANA COUNTY: Parks & Trails to acquire land INDIANA COUNTY: Parks & Trails to acquire land
9 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana County Parks & Trails land will grow by more than 30 acres, in part to compensate for a natural gas pipeline that will cross part of Pine Ridge Park, Burrell Township. [Read More]
Artificial turf being installed at IUP's Miller Stadium Artificial turf being installed at IUP's Miller Stadium
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Workers from Sprinturf placed a section of artificial turf at IUP’s George P. Miller Stadium on Wednesday. [Read More]
Taste & Tour winners announced Taste & Tour winners announced
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Officials with Downtown Indiana Inc. presented plaques Wednesday to the winners of this year’s First Commonwealth Bank Taste & Tour, held July 14. [Read More]
Gallery opens new exhibit Gallery opens new exhibit
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An exhibit of Eco-Prints by Dana Driscoll are on display through the Indiana Art Association at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana. [Read More]
CLUB NEWS: Catholic Daughters of the Americas CLUB NEWS: Catholic Daughters of the Americas
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Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Bernard 339, recently celebrated its 98th anniversary in the church social hall with a dinner followed by musical entertainment. [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]
Tax reassessment group slates free appeals clinic Tax reassessment group slates free appeals clinic
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
RAYNE TOWNSHIP — A citizen group formed a year ago to battle questionable procedures and results in the Indiana County property reassessment project has scheduled a free clinic to help property owners file appeals for 2017 taxes. [Read More]
Event held for Hero Walk Event held for Hero Walk
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The Blairsville Fraternal Order of Eagles #1488 Aerie auxiliary and Eagle Riders recently held an event for the Pa Hero Walk. [Read More]
FCB releases earnings report FCB releases earnings report
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First Commonwealth Financial Corp. this morning announced financial results for the second quarter of 2016. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
1 day ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]

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YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: Norwin takes title with impressive run YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: Norwin takes title with impressive run
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — After losing 8-7 to Millcreek in the opening game of the tournament, Norwin looked unbeatable in the last four days of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament. [Read More]
ICL PLAYOFFS: Bovard to play in championship series again ICL PLAYOFFS: Bovard to play in championship series again
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NEW DERRY — Bovard scored a run in the 11th inning and advanced to the league championship series for the seventh straight time by edging New Derry, 2-1, in Game 4 of an Indiana County League baseball semifinal-round playoff series Wednesday at New Derry Field. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck advances due to rule violation YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck advances due to rule violation
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Walbeck Insurance coach Kurt Krejocic didn’t get much satisfaction from winning on a technicality against South County, not with a trip to the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion State championships on the line. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Colts advance to ICL finals INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Colts advance to ICL finals
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WEST LEBANON — Blairsville racked up 18 hits, and the Colts routed host West Lebanon, 11-4, to win their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series on Tuesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
Ding-A-Ling sets annual tourney Ding-A-Ling sets annual tourney
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YATESBORO — The Ding-A-Ling Sports Club will host its 48th annual slow-pitch softball tournament Friday through Sunday at Ding Field. [Read More]
Trail races slated for Sunday
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PENN RUN — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the 10th annual Run With The Deer Flies 25K and 15K Trail Races on Sunday at Seph Mack Boy Scout Camp. [Read More]
JUNIOR LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck keeps sights set on title JUNIOR LEGION TOURNAMENT: Walbeck keeps sights set on title
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY, TERI ENCISO
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Walbeck Insurance made the statement that it would not be an easy out for any opponent when it trounced Farmington on the opening day of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament. [Read More]
Carp aren't so bad after all
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The common carp, or European carp, does not get much respect. People think of them as a bottom feeder (they are!) and a fish of polluted water. Although, carp can survive in polluted water, they are also found in clean streams and rivers. [Read More]
ICL PLAYOFFS: Colts, Bovard take leads in series ICL PLAYOFFS: Colts, Bovard take leads in series
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BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 4-3 win over West Lebanon and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series on Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT:   NORWIN 4, CONNELLSVILLE 2 YOUTH LEGION TOURNAMENT: NORWIN 4, CONNELLSVILLE 2
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Hard-throwing 15-year-old Derek Turcovski tossed a gem, and Norwin inched closer to qualifying for the state tournament by edging once-beaten Connellsville in an elimination-game. [Read More]

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Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends
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Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved. [Read More]
Police identify 2 injured in crash Police identify 2 injured in crash
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YOUNG TOWNSHIP — State police today identified the Indiana man and woman who were injured over the weekend when a motorcycle wrecked along McIntyre Road. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone stole a pink Vera Bradley brand woman’s bifold wallet from a purse in an office along the 600 block of Water Street between 10:30 a.m. and noon Wednesday, according to Indiana Borough police. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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A car driven by Breanna Hartzell, of Adrian, Armstrong County, hit an embankment and overturned at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday along Route 85 between Rosenberger and Greendale roads, state police reported. [Read More]
Crews rescue man, woman from river Crews rescue man, woman from river
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Crews had to rescue a man and woman from a boulder in the middle of a Cambria County river after the man became unconscious, possibly from using heroin. [Read More]
Revenge motive at issue in Kane trial Revenge motive at issue in Kane trial
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HARRISBURG — The judge in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s criminal case is considering whether to allow jurors to hear about a pornographic email scandal her office unearthed and a political ally’s statements that suggest Kane was obsessed with revenge. [Read More]
Police: Shop owner stood naked
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ZELIENOPLE (AP) — The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store’s display window. [Read More]
Woman gets prison for cancer scam
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A former Pennsylvania beauty queen who faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers has been sentenced to two to four years in prison. [Read More]
Two charged with trying to sell venison
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LITITZ (AP) — Wildlife officials said restaurant owners who scavenged deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops violated laws that prohibit the sale of wild venison. [Read More]
Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction. [Read More]

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FIRST BIRTHDAY: Blaine Isaac McQuown FIRST BIRTHDAY: Blaine Isaac McQuown
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Blaine Isaac McQuown, son of Justin and Kim McQuown, of Charlottesville, Va., celebrated his first birthday on July 1, 2016. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 28 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 28
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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 27, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27:
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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 26, 2016: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jolene Ulrich and James Garrettson ENGAGEMENT: Jolene Ulrich and James Garrettson
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Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ulrich, of Goodfield, Ill., and Jeannette Nord, of Bloomington, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jolene Marie Ulrich, to James Adam Garrettson, son of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Garrettson, of Indiana. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 26
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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 25, 2016: [Read More]
WEDDING: Todd Holbay and Ashley Fetsko WEDDING: Todd Holbay and Ashley Fetsko
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Todd Adam Holbay and Ashley Elizabeth Fetsko were united in marriage on June 6, 2016, in an intimate ceremony beneath the umbrage of giant redwood trees along the Avenue of the Giants in California. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

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Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends
5 hours ago -
Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved. [Read More]
Crews rescue man, woman from river Crews rescue man, woman from river
10 hours ago -
JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Crews had to rescue a man and woman from a boulder in the middle of a Cambria County river after the man became unconscious, possibly from using heroin. [Read More]
Revenge motive at issue in Kane trial Revenge motive at issue in Kane trial
10 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — The judge in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s criminal case is considering whether to allow jurors to hear about a pornographic email scandal her office unearthed and a political ally’s statements that suggest Kane was obsessed with revenge. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency
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PHILADELPHIA — Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it’s time to hear from Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Washington Post reporter barred from Pence rally
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Party officials are giving Katie McGinty another big gift, in addition to millions of dollars in campaign help. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns
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PHILADELPHIA — The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his. [Read More]
Supreme Court to decide on judge referendum
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Wednesday it will decide whether the Legislature acted properly in April when it pulled a constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age from the primary ballot to have it rewritten. [Read More]
French identify second church attacker
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PARIS — French officials today identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he was a 19-year-old from eastern France. [Read More]
Police: Shop owner stood naked
10 hours ago -
ZELIENOPLE (AP) — The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store’s display window. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Appeals deadline should be extended Letter to the Editor: Appeals deadline should be extended
9 hours ago -
In reference to the 2016 property tax reassessments for Indiana County, the whole tax structure used by EST needs to be addressed by the commissioners. There are too many inconsistencies in their values for land sites, similar building structures, property types, etc., the way it is. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Arming of schoolteachers opposed Letter to the Editor: Arming of schoolteachers opposed
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My name is Fred Yun and I proudly taught in the Indiana Area School District for more than 20 years. Even though I retired, I am still actively involved in the school environment as president of the New Albany, Ohio, Kiwanis Club and adviser to the New Albany High School Key Club. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Celebrating my 10th cancerversary AS I SEE IT: Celebrating my 10th cancerversary
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As I approach my 10-year cancerversary on Aug. 11, I have much to celebrate. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Response to Homer City fire lauded Letter to the Editor: Response to Homer City fire lauded
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We would like to thank all the firefighters and the Homer City police for all that they did the night of the fire that heavily damaged our home on June 26. Not enough credit is given to these men and women who risk their lives for their communities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A fine show of teamwork Letter to the Editor: A fine show of teamwork
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I would like to say to all the members of the local fire companies who took part in the events at the recent convention in Black Lick: “Job well done!” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Do we really need more gun laws? Letter to the Editor: Do we really need more gun laws?
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So, let me understand this correctly. The Associated Press, a well-known left-leaning organization, and GfK, a market research firm from Nuremberg, Germany, have decided that “Americans” think we need more gun laws. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition? Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition?
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Recently I see that candidate Hillary Clinton is accepting some of the ideas of socialist Bernie Sanders. I would not think that it has something to do with this week’s convention. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Reassessment still hurting taxpayers Letter to the editor: Reassessment still hurting taxpayers
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On July 13, over 40 concerned taxpayers attended a commissioners’ meeting. Approximately 20 of those in attendance spoke during the public comment portion. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Father knows best Letter to the editor: Father knows best
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When it comes to education, my father, Tony DeLoreto, candidate for state Senate in the 41st District, knows best. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Wrong direction Letter to the editor: Wrong direction
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A stunning 79 percent of Americans now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, a 15-point spike over recent years, according to an Associated Press – GfK poll. [Read More]
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