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IUP kicks off new school year

IUP kicks off new school year

- SEAN YODER

Speakers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania opened up the new school year Friday morning at Fisher Auditorium as students continue their yearly migration to the main and branch campuses for the fall semester.

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Bank makes donation Bank makes donation
11 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Officials from 1st Summit Bank recently made a donation to The Salvation Army of school supplies for children going back to school. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': The Lord never forgets us
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'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': The Lord never forgets us
11 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
When my daughter was in high school, she often came home with inked scribbles covering her hand. [Read More]
'Texting Thru Cancer': Sometimes slowing down brings life into sharp relief
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'Texting Thru Cancer': Sometimes slowing down brings life into sharp relief
11 hours ago - - JAN WOODARD
A bright spot in a backyard tree caught my eye. A cardinal? No. A red sassafras leaf. [Read More]
Tiny church is northern Indiana County landmark Tiny church is northern Indiana County landmark
12 hours ago -
The Grove Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Rayne Township, along Route 119 next to Musser Nurseries. [Read More]
Library announces free programs Library announces free programs
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
Class holds 67th reunion Class holds 67th reunion
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The Marion Center class of 1949 held its 67th class reunion Aug. 20 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, White Township. [Read More]
9/11 service to be held
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GLEN CAMPBELL — The Glen Campbell Volunteer Fire Company will host a 9/11 memorial service, followed by a solemn procession of first responder vehicles at 1 p.m. Sept. 11. [Read More]
Community church events planned Community church events planned
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Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order: [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: County fair, Oktoberfest, vision care INSIDE INDIANA: County fair, Oktoberfest, vision care
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While summer is not officially over, it is certainly winding down, as evidenced by the return of students to school and, of course, the start of the annual Indiana County Fair at Mack Park. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Fans join players to open football season Fans join players to open football season
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Members of the Purchase Line Little Gridders football team cheered on the Red Dragons from the end zone after a touchdown Friday, the opening night of high school football season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS: Indiana tops Mount Pleasant HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS: Indiana tops Mount Pleasant
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Indiana defeated Mount Pleasant, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Friday. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks begin to show their potential IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks begin to show their potential
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND, KAYLA GRUBE
Curt Cignetti liked what he saw Thursday evening during his team’s first intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls net win in season opener HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls net win in season opener
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Indiana opened its season by blanking Greensburg Salem, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Thursday at the White Township Recreation Complex courts. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier Valley improves to 4-1 HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier Valley improves to 4-1
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BOLIVAR — Ligonier Valley improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Heritage Conference by topping West Shamokin, 226-240, in a boys’ golf match Thursday at Champion Lakes Golf Course. [Read More]
Indiana Pool League to meet Saturday
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The Indiana Pool League, which begins its 36th season in September, will meet Saturday at 1600 Gompers Ave., Indiana. [Read More]
Charity 5K race set for October at Blue Spruce
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ERNEST — The Faith & Fun 5K will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]
Phoenix Rehabilitation holds golf outing Phoenix Rehabilitation holds golf outing
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The Phoenix Rehabilitation and John Angelo Charity Golf Classic was held recently at Chestnut Ridge. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana drops section opener HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana drops section opener
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GREENSBURG — Indiana dropped its section opener by falling to Hempfield, 187-248, in a WPIAL Division 1 Section 1 boys’ golf match Wednesday at Valley Green Golf Course. [Read More]
Derry wins tennis match
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PITTSBURGH — Derry scored its first win by topping Riverview, 4-1, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Wednesday in Pittsburgh. [Read More]

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HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
Vehicles collide on Route 119 Vehicles collide on Route 119
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Firefighters from three communities helped free motorists from two vehicles that collided at 1:25 a.m. today on Route 119 South in Burrell Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana charged Michelle Clark, 43, and James Spurlin, 35, both of Wheeling, W.Va., with harassment. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash at 7:24 a.m. Friday on Route 981 north of Pump Station Road. [Read More]
Police arrest disruptive masked motorcyclists
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YORK (AP) — Police in one central Pennsylvania city say they’ve begun rounding up motorcyclists who reportedly terrorize other motorists by wearing masks and driving unlicensed dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles wildly through the streets. [Read More]
Man faces two capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths Man faces two capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
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LEXINGTON, Miss. — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said. [Read More]
Jury clears man of second rape allegation Jury clears man of second rape allegation
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
For the second time in five months, a former Indiana University of Pennsylvania student has been exonerated of rape charges following a trial in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega, of Blairsville. [Read More]
Man waives right to hearing in porn case Man waives right to hearing in porn case
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A Punxsutawney man accused of possessing child pornography and sex-related crimes waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, sending over a thousand charges to the court of common pleas. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A commercial tree trimming company reported the theft of more than $12,000 of equipment from several trucks parked on Geesey Road. [Read More]

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50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina 50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina
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Joseph and Phyllis (Widdowson) Bestvina, of Clymer, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Jacob Kovalchick as its Boy of the Month for August, the 704th Boy of the Month since the program began. [Read More]
Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy
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Ensign Susan Funk, of Avonmore, conned the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason in the Gulf of Aden during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie on Aug. 15. [Read More]
Area man inducted into Naval Academy
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Hayden Kuzemchak, of Rector, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2020 on June 30 and began six weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 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, Aug. 26, 2016: [Read More]
101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt 101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt
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Robert Shoenfelt was honored recently by the Indiana Lions Club, Indiana, for his 101st birthday, which will be Monday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26:
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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 25, 2016: [Read More]
95TH BIRTHDAY: Verna Korywchak 95TH BIRTHDAY: Verna Korywchak
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Verna Korywchak celebrated her 95th birthday on Aug. 19. She celebrated with her family at St. Andrew’s Village, where she resides. [Read More]

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AG Castor tells staff he won't be releasing lewd email report soon AG Castor tells staff he won't be releasing lewd email report soon
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general told employees Friday he has no immediate plans to release a report into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails captured on office computers. [Read More]
U.S. wants to force lower speeds on truck, bus drivers U.S. wants to force lower speeds on truck, bus drivers
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DETROIT — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways. [Read More]
Italy buries quake dead Italy buries quake dead
12 hours ago -
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy — A young man wept over a little girl’s white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell today to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. [Read More]
Release of Clinton info delayed Release of Clinton info delayed
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WASHINGTON — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press ... [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned businesses. [Read More]
Church near coal-fire town hosting pilgrimage Church near coal-fire town hosting pilgrimage
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CENTRALIA — Centralia is the spookiest and saddest place in Pennsylvania. An unquenchable 54-year-old underground coal fire compelled the relocation of virtually the entire population of the borough through federal government buyouts in the 1980s. [Read More]
Owner: Missing pot-bellied therapy pig returns home
12 hours ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners. [Read More]
NWS confirms small twister in Butler County
12 hours ago -
RENFREW (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a small tornado downed some trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Judge rules against UNC in restroom access case
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state’s bathroom-access measure violates federal law. [Read More]
Police arrest disruptive masked motorcyclists
12 hours ago -
YORK (AP) — Police in one central Pennsylvania city say they’ve begun rounding up motorcyclists who reportedly terrorize other motorists by wearing masks and driving unlicensed dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles wildly through the streets. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
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Kudos and congratulations to the Indiana County Jimmy Stewart Airport Authority Board of Directors for bringing the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour” to Indiana County last week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
4 days ago -
After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
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Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line
1 week ago -
I was shocked that the Friday, Aug. 5, Indiana Gazette ran an article outlining at least three years’ worth of pay raises for state workers, all 40,000 of them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success
1 week ago -
I would like to thank the Summit Church, Donna Baughman, Stef McCoy and all the volunteers who helped sponsor and host Starlit Night, a prom for special needs people, on July 29. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker
1 week ago -
After giving this reassessment some serious thought, I feel Commissioner Mike Baker, in my opinion, tricked and deceived the voters of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA
1 week ago -
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Sen. Don White for his support of the mission of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing
2 weeks ago -
I commend Pastor Nicholas Kostella on his letter July 24, “The right restroom door?” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions
2 weeks ago -
For three years now the teachers, nurses and guidance counselors at Penns Manor School District have worked without a contract. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson
2 weeks ago -
I thought Congressman Bill Shuster couldn’t possibly be any more repugnant. But, his campaign responded to Art Halvorson’s decision to accept the Democratic nomination as being “selfish.” Excuse me? [Read More]
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