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Indiana wins basketball title in dramatic finish

Indiana wins basketball title in dramatic finish

- MATTHEW BURGLUND

PITTSBURGH — A hundred years from now, Riley Stapleton will still have a place in Indiana folklore.

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McClure announces commissioner candidacy McClure announces commissioner candidacy
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Bradley McClure has announced his intent to run as a Democratic candidate for Indiana County commissioner. [Read More]
In the Spotlight: The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries Church In the Spotlight: The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries Church
9 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries Church began on Sept. 18, 1986, when a large building in Starford was purchased for the ministry. [Read More]
MICHELE HUEY's 'GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA': The ending is sure MICHELE HUEY's 'GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA': The ending is sure
9 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
My friend George Caylor and his wife, JoAnne, once met the late actor Charlton Heston when he visited Lynchburg, Va., where they live. [Read More]
Community church events announced
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Check this weekly roundup of dinners, luncheons, barbecues, garage sales, hymn sings, special services, clothing sales, lectures, meetings and other events happening at the churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Graham dancers coming to IUP Graham dancers coming to IUP
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Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created a pioneering dance movement based on the expressive capacity of the human body. Continuing to advance that vision since 2005 is the company’s artistic director, Janet Eilber. [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]
Word of Giant Eagle closing erupts on social media Word of Giant Eagle closing erupts on social media
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
From sushi to slushy, a lot of products and services will disappear four weeks from now and leave regular Giant Eagle Express shoppers disappointed, according to a wave of social media comments following word that the store will close. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Vote on reconfiguration again ends in stalemate BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Vote on reconfiguration again ends in stalemate
1 day ago - - MARGARET HARPER
BURRELL TOWNSHIP — Several motions regarding the reconfiguration of the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District failed at a special meeting Thursday as directors again could not agree on a plan. [Read More]
County hires firm to recoup delinquent taxes
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
To provide sufficient manpower for posting notices of property sales for delinquent taxes, the Indiana County commissioners Wednesday agreed to use the services of Palmetto Posting Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Terry, Ernie, Betty, Allen, etc.
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A Johnstown woman is searching for the good Samaritan who helped her family when their van broke down in Indiana County in freezing temperatures with a baby inside earlier this week. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks set to open playoffs IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks set to open playoffs
9 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The old saying goes that “You can’t have it both ways.” [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Seven qualify for states
9 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
CANONSBURG — The first day of the regional tournament gives wrestlers an opportunity to gain some momentum before making that final push toward states. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians crowned WPIAL champions HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians crowned WPIAL champions
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PITTSBURGH -- Riley Stapleton dunked with 1.5 seconds left to play, giving the Indiana boys basketball team its first ever WPIAL Class AAA championship, 62-61 over Beaver Falls on Friday night at the Petersen Events Center. [Read More]
Indians win WPIAL championship Indians win WPIAL championship
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Indiana has defeated Beaver Falls, 62-61, to win the WPIAL Class AAA boys' basketball championship at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
IUP SWIMMING: Pair qualify for nationals IUP SWIMMING: Pair qualify for nationals
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IUP swimmers Yuri Fernandes and Aniella Janosky will compete in the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships, which will be held March 10 to 14 in Indianapolis. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Patrick finds his way at Rutgers ON CAMPUS: Patrick finds his way at Rutgers
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
It took redshirt freshman Joshua Patrick a year of competing in the Big Ten and an inspirational talk from one of his coaches at Rutgers to realize that he belongs in the best conference in NCAA Division I wrestling. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians ready for their big night HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians ready for their big night
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
In early November, Indiana senior Chris McConnell, the son of IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell, traveled to Pittsburgh to watch his father’s team play an exhibition game against Pitt at the Petersen Events Center. [Read More]
Hawk Talk TV with IUP basketball coach Joe Lombardi Hawk Talk TV with IUP basketball coach Joe Lombardi
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA, JAMES J. NESTOR
An Indiana Gazette Online exclusive: Hawk Talk TV, a one-on-one interview with head men's basketball coach Joe Lombardi. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Men entering playoffs with momentum IUP BASKETBALL: Men entering playoffs with momentum
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The Crimson Hawks closed the regular season with a 101-66 romp over Clarion on a night when they recognized their seniors — Chance, Jeremy Jeffers, Shawn Dyer and Alec Boyer — at the KCAC. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks claim crown on Senior Night IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks claim crown on Senior Night
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
In what was largely a formality, the IUP women’s basketball team won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division title with an 83-59 trouncing of Clarion at the KCAC. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana charged Joel Phoebus, 27, of West Lebanon, with aggravated assault. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Jeffrey Snider, 33, of Saltsburg, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 5:23 p.m. Friday on Route 981. [Read More]
Ex-hospice executive indicted for fraud
9 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings, according to a federal indictment. [Read More]
Two jailed, one sought in fatal overdoses
9 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with several fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania last year. [Read More]
Woman who had dog euthanized sent to jail
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor’s dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail. [Read More]
Priest on leave over allegations
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HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in western Pennsylvania has been placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations dating back more than three decades. [Read More]
Son accused of attacking father with antlers
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MONONGAHELA (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man who was angry that his disabled father wouldn’t get out of bed attacked him with a set of mounted antlers. [Read More]
Gunman kills seven, self in Missouri
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TYRONE, Mo. — Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes. [Read More]
'Black Madam' testifies during injection trial 'Black Madam' testifies during injection trial
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PHILADELPHIA — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became “a walking billboard” for her work. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin
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Jordan M. Valentin was named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Natalie Sasala Student of the Month: Natalie Sasala
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Natalie G. Sasala has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Bobby Johns Student of the Month: Bobby Johns
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Bobby L. Johns has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Matthew Cook Student of the Month: Matthew Cook
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Matthew A. Cook has been named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Ruvini Navaratna Student of the Month: Ruvini Navaratna
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Ruvini Navaratna was named the Junior Women’s Civic Club Girl of the Month for January. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 28
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If you see these people today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 27, 2015: [Read More]
WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy
1 day ago -
Brenda Smyers, of Homer City, and Robert Duffy, of Sidman, were united in marriage Sept. 13, 2014, at Fairman Family Farms, Marion Center. [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2014 semester: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 27
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]

All World News

 
Prominent Putin critic shot dead near Kremlin Prominent Putin critic shot dead near Kremlin
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MOSCOW — Russia’s top investigative body said today it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. [Read More]
Bill will avoid security lapse
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WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. [Read More]
U.S., Cuba cite progress on restoring ties
9 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks. [Read More]
Toronto-bound jet lands in Johnstown
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania because of smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. [Read More]
O'Reilly's partisan critics step up their attacks O'Reilly's partisan critics step up their attacks
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NEW YORK — Following several stories questioning Bill O’Reilly’s past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host’s writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies. [Read More]
Ex-hospice executive indicted for fraud
9 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings, according to a federal indictment. [Read More]
Wolf proposed more in-home care for seniors
9 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he wants more seniors to obtain health care in their home instead of a nursing facility. [Read More]
Two jailed, one sought in fatal overdoses
9 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with several fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania last year. [Read More]
Woman who had dog euthanized sent to jail
9 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor’s dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail. [Read More]
Western Pennsylvania paper names new editor
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NEW CASTLE (AP) — A longtime writer and editor at the New Castle News has been named the newspaper’s top editor. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Change needed on Indiana school board
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How does our school board justify keeping six buildings open while enrollment has dropped by 1,000 students since 1993? To pay for these buildings, the board is again embarking on a reduction frenzy with regard to academics and teachers at the senior high. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Aid-in-dying should be legal right in Pennsylvania
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Thank you for your coverage of Barbara Mancini’s Death With Dignity presentation at IUP. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
2 days ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Winter cold doesn't alter climate change
2 days ago -
Thanks to the frigid blasts of air sent down by our neighbors to the north, the climate-change deniers are probably over the moon. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What about the seasonal workers?
2 days ago -
I would like to bring attention to a situation concerning unemployment compensation benefits. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cal Thomas helps spread anxiety, fear
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In his novel “1984,” George Orwell wrote that in order to keep the public in a constant state of anxiety and fear, and constantly ready for war, the nation needed to have perpetual enemies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Ruth Shirey will be missed by many
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Friday was undoubtedly a sad day, not just for those of us who knew and loved Ruth Shirey, but also for the entire community who lost a pillar and a person who made things better just by being who she was. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Plaudits to those who helped after crash
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On behalf of the Indiana Area Senior High School orchestra students who were involved in the recent school bus accident on Route 422, I would like to sincerely express our gratitude to the many people who assisted us. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Indiana Regional Medical Center
4 days ago -
In January I endured a double knee replacement at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Now's the time for drilling tax
1 week ago -
I have written a letter to your newspaper in the past telling the people of Pennsylvania that the Legislature had not passed a law authorizing the state to get money from the companies who mine gas and oil from the wells of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
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