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A Vintage Affair event scheduled A Vintage Affair event scheduled
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A Vintage Affair will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 7 at Benjamin’s Restaurant in Indiana. [Read More]
SEEDS OF WELLNESS: Watch for 'SAD' symptoms SEEDS OF WELLNESS: Watch for 'SAD' symptoms
1 hour ago - - STEVE WOLFE
May is Mental Health month, and we all need to change the way we think about mental health to have a positive impact in the lives of people we care for. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
6 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
Enter to Win: A Virginia getaway for two Enter to Win: A Virginia getaway for two
1 day ago - - Recreation News
This month, The Indiana Gazette's sister publication, Recreation News, is giving away a getaway for two. Find out how to enter here. [Read More]
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of May 17-23: [Read More]
Mack Park Pool opens for the season Mack Park Pool opens for the season
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It may have been chilly Saturday, but that didn’t stop Zackery Blake, 5, from sliding into Mack Pool in White Township on opening day. [Read More]
F.N.B. declares quarterly dividend
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F.N.B. Corp. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock, payable June 15 to shareholders of record as of June 1. [Read More]
Dinner held to recognize foster parents Dinner held to recognize foster parents
2 days ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Children and Youth Services of Indiana County recently hosted the 31st annual appreciation dinner for foster parents. [Read More]
Area funeral home earns distinction
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Jennifer Bauer Eroh, president of Bauer Family Funeral Homes, has announced that the business and staff were rated among the “Graystone Greats” for 2014 by Texas-based Graystone Associates, a funeral consulting and research firm. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: ICCAP marking 50th year CARL KOLOGIE: ICCAP marking 50th year
2 days ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
It’s hard for me to believe that the Indiana County Community Action Program marks its 50th anniversary this year. [Read More]

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MLB: Reds place Punxs'y native on DL MLB: Reds place Punxs'y native on DL
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CINCINNATI — The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco, a Punxsutawney native, on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that has limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Apollo tops Colts for first win
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APOLLO — Delbert Brown drove in the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift host Apollo to its first win, 6-5 over Blairsville, in an Indiana County League baseball game Sunday. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: May comes and goes
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After the recent frost, it is somewhat difficult to believe not much of May remains. The marvelous month offers so much, but in the blink of an eye it is gone as quickly as it came. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments
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When nymph fishing for trout, small adjustments — ones designed to present flies in slightly different currents — can often translate into big results. [Read More]
GOLF: Kempa enjoys time on mini-tours, coaching
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As the IUP golf team’s season ended Wednesday with a 13th-place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships Tournament at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C., the season for all other golfers entered its early stride. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik wins on unusual play
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Kovacik Insurance beat Kelly Chrysler, 7-6 in 10 innings, with an unusual finish in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, Stapleton save best for last
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Saltsburg senior Kia Clayton believes in good pressure. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Tipton claims gold for Apollo-Ridge
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Years ago, Tre Tipton decided to stay true to Apollo-Ridge. On Saturday, he became the first track and field state champion in school history. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Vikings HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Extra works pays off for Vikings
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SHIPPENSBURG — Dillon Shipman and Dillon Butz knew they had big shoes to fill when they stepped in to man the open spots on Apollo-Ridge’s 400-meter relay team at the start of the season. [Read More]
TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states TRACK AND FIELD: Five local athletes, two relay teams advance at states
3 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
SHIPPENSBURG — Taya Whitfield has another busy day ahead of her today at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, and that’s the way she likes it. It means yesterday was a good day, even if she and her Marion Center teammates didn’t have their best day. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Brett Hodge, 20, of Indiana, was arrested Monday by Indiana Borough police as they investigated a report of a burglary at a residence in the 100 block of South East Avenue, and was lodged at the Indiana County Jail to await preliminary arraignment. Officers gave no other information. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that a sport utility vehicle driven by David Rearick, of Rural Valley, and a motorcycle driven by Thomas Kline, of Rural Valley, collided at 2 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in Yatesboro. [Read More]
Police: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son Police: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son
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MCKEESPORT (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy
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BALTIMORE — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed in the case of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a theft at 7 p.m. Monday at Tractor Supply along Shelly Drive. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Minor injuries were reported in a crash at 8:25 p.m. Friday on Mentcle Drive at Route 553. [Read More]
'Breaking Amish' star arrested in White Township 'Breaking Amish' star arrested in White Township
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A reality TV star got a dose of reality early today when he ran afoul of the law, according to police. [Read More]
Second arsonist sentenced in $1 million drilling plant fire Second arsonist sentenced in $1 million drilling plant fire
3 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
The second man who pleaded guilty to starting last summer’s $1 million fire at the V-King Corp. drilling rig assembly plant near Tide, Center Township, was sentenced Friday to jail time, fines and court costs. [Read More]
Fire destroys garage, damages house Fire destroys garage, damages house
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ROSSITER — Fire crews battled a blaze Friday night into this morning that engulfed a small garage along Dug Hill Road near Rossiter. The alarm sounded at 11:09 p.m. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police reported two thefts in the 1300 block of Church Street overnight from Thursday into Friday. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: May 26 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 26
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center recent activity: [Read More]
Indiana students receive academic awards Indiana students receive academic awards
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A number of Indiana Area Senior High School students recently received academic awards. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 24
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
Student of the Month: Jessica Polenik Student of the Month: Jessica Polenik
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Jessica Polenik, of Clymer, has been named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Jeff and Carol Polenik. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Luke Smetak Student of the Month: Luke Smetak
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Luke Smetak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Vocational Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell Student of the Month: Chloe Chappell
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Chloe Chappell was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Citizenship Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla Student of the Month: Ryan Redilla
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Ryan Redilla was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Rotary Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger Student of the Month: Abigail Pelger
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Abigail Pelger was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Lions Club Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey Student of the Month: Bethanie Meharey
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Bethanie Meharey was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School BPW Student of the Month for April. [Read More]

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12 missing after flooding in Texas 12 missing after flooding in Texas
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WIMBERLEY, Texas — Recovery teams were resuming the search early today for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. [Read More]
Iraqi forces strike back
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BAGHDAD — Iraq today announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month. [Read More]
13 Kenyan officers missing after gunmen attack convoy
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KAMPALA, Uganda — Thirteen Kenyan policemen are missing after suspected al-Shabab gunmen attacked their vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five other officers and burning five cars, police said today. [Read More]
Researchers peer into healthy brains to track Alzheimer's
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WASHINGTON — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. [Read More]
President leads America in remembering war dead President leads America in remembering war dead
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ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle and made special mention on Memorial Day of the families of lost loved ones “who represent the best of who we are.” [Read More]
Threats cause scare on six flights
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NEW YORK — Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. [Read More]
38 die in China care home fire 38 die in China care home fire
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BEIJING (AP) — A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities housing the country’s rapidly aging population. [Read More]
Police: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son Police: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son
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MCKEESPORT (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
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WANG KELIAN, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia’s most desperate [Read More]
U.S. visits to Cuba increase 36 percent U.S. visits to Cuba increase 36 percent
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HAVANA — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Indiana should OK multimodal corridor
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Bravo to the White Township supervisors for voting to fund the proposed bike path to connect the Hoodlebug Trail to the White Township Recreation Complex. Moving this project forward shows that they can see the tremendous opportunity to improve the already great recreational facilities in our area. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Water company's response praised
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Once again we experienced the American Water Co.’s professionalism while they repaired a pipe leakage at our home. Last year they also came to our rescue with a water main break. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Industry Partnerships: A winning idea
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Pennsylvania is known nationally for its leadership in connecting workforce training to the skill needs of key industries, creating workers with the capabilities needed for high productivity, healthy profits and good wages. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Committee system right for IASD board
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The debate between Indiana Area school directors Tom Harley and Deborah Clawson on the use of a committee system left me scratching my head that there was even a debate. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Act now to avoid future doctor shortages
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A recent report on the physician workforce from the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission recommends six strategies to address projected future physician shortages. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania senators should oppose pension bill
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On May 11, a state Senate committee on a party-line vote rushed to approve Senate Bill 1 that would address problems with the state pension system. (“Republicans seek sweeping reform of state pension system,” Indiana Gazette, May 7) [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Teach your children about God
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Few parents would actually say they have made a deliberate decision to raise their children as atheists. Yet if a parent chooses not to teach their children of God, or expose them in some way to be taught, they are left to an atheistic view. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Questions raised about class scheduling
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As this community votes for Indiana school board on May 19, let me share some items dealing with the senior high school that have occurred because of this “common sense” board. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Let's be proactive about reckless driving
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First, thanks to our borough, state and IUP police officers who serve the people well, but we all know law enforcement can’t be everywhere. I’ve encountered so many irresponsible drivers over the last few months. [Read More]
ELECTION 2015 Letter to the Editor: Common-sense candidates still best choice
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Spring has sprung and with it another election cycle for the Indiana school board. This year the field for election will be filled with proponents for turning back recent board decisions without much explanation of what an alternative plan would be. [Read More]
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