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Property reassessment again takes center stage

Property reassessment again takes center stage

- RANDY WELLS

The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday listened to more comments, questions and criticisms on the countywide property reassessment, but as is typical of their biweekly meetings they did not turn the public comment period into a question-and-answer session.

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INDIANA COUNTY: Board OKs $70,000 loan for ICCAP INDIANA COUNTY: Board OKs $70,000 loan for ICCAP
8 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
There was evidence Wednesday that the lack of a state budget is beginning to have an impact on the county’s social service agencies. [Read More]
Black Student League holds solemn vigil Black Student League holds solemn vigil
8 hours ago -
Adrienne Lawson, an athletic training major at IUP from Pittsburgh, participated in a Black Lives Matter rally on Wednesday outside Leonard Hall in the university’s Oak Grove. [Read More]
Gallery displays 'Coffee Art' Gallery displays 'Coffee Art'
8 hours ago -
Artist Craig Peterson has a collection of “Coffee Art” pieces on display through Nov. 7 at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., in downtown Indiana. [Read More]
UNITED: Energy-savings projects discussed UNITED: Energy-savings projects discussed
8 hours ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — The United school directors and the district’s solicitor held a discussion Wednesday regarding energy savings projects for the district and what enhancements would be beneficial. [Read More]
Pyle announces events, temporary office closures Pyle announces events, temporary office closures
8 hours ago -
FORD CITY — Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Ford City, announced that his district offices in Buffalo Township and Ford City will be closed today, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
8 hours ago -
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]
INDIANA: School directors prepared to hire more teachers if necessary INDIANA: School directors prepared to hire more teachers if necessary
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
On the eve of the opening day of 2015-16 school year classes, the Indiana Area School Board approved new staff members and authorized school administrators to get ready to hire even more teachers if situations demand it. [Read More]
Teen volunteer opportunities listed Teen volunteer opportunities listed
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]
ICTC seeks Challenger funds from area school districts ICTC seeks Challenger funds from area school districts
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Officials of Indiana County Technology Center are appealing to its member school districts for $2 million in contributions to fund the construction of the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center and the Indiana County STEM Academy on the tech center campus in White Township. [Read More]
School bells signal end to summer vacation
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School bells signal end to summer vacation
2 days ago -
Ben Franklin Elementary School in White Township today opened its doors for the first day of classes of the new school year. [Read More]

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Blue Thunder team sweeps Maryland tournament Blue Thunder team sweeps Maryland tournament
9 hours ago -
The PA Blue Thunder varsity girls’ basketball team went undefeated and won the championship in its final tournament of the season, the Summer Slam Tournament, which was held July 25 and 26 in Ocean City, Md. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana girls score first win HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana girls score first win
9 hours ago -
Indiana earned its first win by outlasting Punxsutawney, 200-215, in a non-conference girls’ golf match Wednesday at Meadow Lane Golf Course. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: IHS girls win season opener HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: IHS girls win season opener
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GREENSBURG — Indiana won its season opener by nipping Greensburg Salem, 3-2, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Wednesday. [Read More]
Saltsburg sets 3-on-3 tourney Saltsburg sets 3-on-3 tourney
9 hours ago -
SALTSBURG — The Saltsburg Junior High School Cheerleaders Boosters are holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for players of all ages on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the high school and elementary school. [Read More]
Meadow Lane names winners Meadow Lane names winners
9 hours ago -
The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
SOCCER: IJHS team takes season opener SOCCER: IJHS team takes season opener
9 hours ago -
Indiana defeated East Allegheny, 7-2, to win its season opener in a junior high school boys’ soccer match Wednesday. [Read More]
IUP HALL OF FAME: 14 to be inducted Sept. 12 IUP HALL OF FAME: 14 to be inducted Sept. 12
1 day ago -
The IUP Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 2015 induction ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 12, prior to the Crimson Hawks’ football game against Kutztown. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Golf teams score wins
1 day ago -
McKEESPORT — Indiana improved to 2-0 by edging Norwin, 191-200, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match Tuesday at the Youghiogheny Country Club. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Get the guns ready now ZEKE WILSON: Get the guns ready now
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The cooler evening temperatures have increased the flights of dove and goose in the local skies. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small changes can make big difference JEFF KNAPP: Small changes can make big difference
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Weight might be one of the more overlooked aspects of fishing. Sure, the early-season trout angler keys in on the precise weight to tick nymphs along the bottom. But all in all, the weight factor often is down the pecking order in presentation considerations. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police received a report that someone damaged a pot of flowers and stole several landscape lights from a residence in the 100 block of South Fifth Street between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm
8 hours ago -
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
8 hours ago -
No one was hurt in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at West Pike and Ben Franklin Road, according to state police. [Read More]
Attorney General Kane links adversaries, conspiracy Attorney General Kane links adversaries, conspiracy
8 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general got part of what she wanted when court officials unsealed papers in which she accuses two former state prosecutors of concocting the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography. [Read More]
Holmes gets 12 life sentences in theater shooting Holmes gets 12 life sentences in theater shooting
8 hours ago -
DENVER — In an emotional end to the court drama that has preoccupied Colorado, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Wednesday issued 12 life sentences in prison to James E. Holmes, who fatally shot 12 people in a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora three years ago and wounded 70 others. [Read More]
Judge reverses manslaughter conviction due to ignition switch Judge reverses manslaughter conviction due to ignition switch
9 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania judge reversed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman Wednesday after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crashing into a school bus and utility pole, killing her teenage passenger. [Read More]
Officer killed, one stabbed to death during dispute Officer killed, one stabbed to death during dispute
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SUNSET, La. — Called in to calm a domestic dispute, a small-town police officer was killed with his own gun, fired by a cousin, authorities said. [Read More]
Fired reporter kills two former co-workers on live TV Fired reporter kills two former co-workers on live TV
1 day ago -
MONETA, Va. (AP) — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience, and also recorded by him and then shared worldwide across social media. [Read More]
The Latest on TV shooting: Suspect dead; third victim is in stable condition The Latest on TV shooting: Suspect dead; third victim is in stable condition
1 day ago -
The third victim in the fatal shooting during a live TV news broadcast in Virginia is in stable condition. [Read More]
Reporter, cameraman killed on air; suspect in hospital Reporter, cameraman killed on air; suspect in hospital
1 day ago -
MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. [Read More]

All Family News

 
ENGAGEMENT: Marie Berezansky and Tyler Clevenger ENGAGEMENT: Marie Berezansky and Tyler Clevenger
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Steve and Pam Berezansky, of Indiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie, to Tyler Clevenger, son of Tim and Tracey Clevenger, of Clymer. [Read More]
1st BIRTHDAY: Jeffrey McCullough III 1st BIRTHDAY: Jeffrey McCullough III
8 hours ago -
Jeffrey Lee “JJ” McCullough III celebrated his first birthday on April 17. He is the son of Kimberly and Jeffrey McCullough Jr., of Armstrong Township. [Read More]
96th BIRTHDAY: June Emigh 96th BIRTHDAY: June Emigh
8 hours ago -
June Emigh, of Clymer, will be 96 on Monday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 27
9 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
9 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 26, 2015: [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
1 day ago -
Here's a periodic roundup of academic achievements of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 25, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 25
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, Aug. 24, 2014: [Read More]

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On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm
8 hours ago -
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. [Read More]
Attorney General Kane links adversaries, conspiracy Attorney General Kane links adversaries, conspiracy
8 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general got part of what she wanted when court officials unsealed papers in which she accuses two former state prosecutors of concocting the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography. [Read More]
Report: Kane received sensitive emails on personal account
8 hours ago -
NORRISTOWN — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. [Read More]
Holmes gets 12 life sentences in theater shooting Holmes gets 12 life sentences in theater shooting
8 hours ago -
DENVER — In an emotional end to the court drama that has preoccupied Colorado, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Wednesday issued 12 life sentences in prison to James E. Holmes, who fatally shot 12 people in a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora three years ago and wounded 70 others. [Read More]
Judge reverses manslaughter conviction due to ignition switch Judge reverses manslaughter conviction due to ignition switch
9 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania judge reversed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman Wednesday after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crashing into a school bus and utility pole, killing her teenage passenger. [Read More]
Pennsylvanians to get online voter registration Pennsylvanians to get online voter registration
9 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians will soon be able to register online to vote. [Read More]
National Zoo: Smaller of twin panda cubs has died National Zoo: Smaller of twin panda cubs has died
9 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after 3½ days. [Read More]
Officer killed, one stabbed to death during dispute Officer killed, one stabbed to death during dispute
9 hours ago -
SUNSET, La. — Called in to calm a domestic dispute, a small-town police officer was killed with his own gun, fired by a cousin, authorities said. [Read More]
Smoke grounds aircraft battling some wildfires Smoke grounds aircraft battling some wildfires
9 hours ago -
SPOKANE, Wash. — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounded helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames in Washington state. [Read More]
Austria finds 20, maybe even 50, migrants dead in truck Austria finds 20, maybe even 50, migrants dead in truck
9 hours ago -
PARNDORF, Austria — Austrian police today discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants piled in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Who is satisfied with appeal process? Letter to the Editor: Who is satisfied with appeal process?
8 hours ago -
In the Aug. 21 edition of the Gazette, there was an article published about Larry Stadtmiller’s response to the demand that he leave his position on the Indiana County Board of Assessment Appeals. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Property owners deserve fair, correct reassessment Letter to the Editor: Property owners deserve fair, correct reassessment
8 hours ago -
I recently attended a tax reassessment meeting at the Indiana County Court House. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let experience be guide on taxes Letter to the Editor: Let experience be guide on taxes
8 hours ago -
Having been an Indiana Area school director in the past, I recall the school board had to lower its millage on two occasions because of tax assessments. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Southpaw' a pleasure in renovated theater Letter to the Editor: 'Southpaw' a pleasure in renovated theater
8 hours ago -
My husband and I went to see “Southpaw” at the refurbished Indiana Mall Cinemas. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Looking for an alternative Letter to the editor: Looking for an alternative
1 day ago -
I’m trying to figure out this tax reassessment. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A lesson from school Letter to the editor: A lesson from school
1 day ago -
After giving this Indiana County reassessment some serious thought, I think back to about 30 years ago as a young man taking a class on communism. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Where is court order? Letter to the editor: Where is court order?
1 day ago -
Quoting The Indiana Gazette on Saturday, Aug. 8 (Page 3), one of our honorable county commissioners was reported to say, “I’m not backing away from the fact that we had to do a reassessment. That was court-ordered.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The reality of drug abuse in county Letter to the editor: The reality of drug abuse in county
1 day ago -
Facts: • There have been over 300 known drug overdoses and 18 overdose deaths in 2015 as of Aug. 14. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Downtown Indiana builds future AS I SEE IT: Downtown Indiana builds future
5 days ago -
Construction disruption, chipped and shredded trees, traffic delays — what can be good about these things? Well, it turns out to be a whole lot. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Higher tax bill too much to bear Letter to the Editor: Higher tax bill too much to bear
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It’s definitely time for a reality check for our county commissioners. [Read More]
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