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MARION CENTER AREA: School directors OK preliminary budget with increase in taxes

MARION CENTER AREA: School directors OK preliminary budget with increase in taxes

- RANDY WELLS

MARION CENTER — As recommended in recent weeks by the district’s superintendent and business manager, the Marion Center Area School District directors Monday gave tentative approval to a 0.362 percent increase in the district’s real estate tax.

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Scouts honor deceased military veterans Scouts honor deceased military veterans
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As part of their continued commitment to the community, members of Boy Scout Troop 29 — chartered by Calvary Presbyterian Church since 1949 — volunteered to help the veterans administration honor deceased military veterans by placing flags on their graves. [Read More]
Gazette staffers earn seven PAPME awards
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The Indiana Gazette has learned that its newsroom staff earned five first-place awards and two second-place awards over the weekend at the 2017 Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual News Excellence Competition. [Read More]
Area high schools set baccalaureate and graduation dates Area high schools set baccalaureate and graduation dates
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Area high schools will hold baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies on the following dates: [Read More]
AARP to host picnic
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AARP Evergreen Chapter 2581 will hold its annual picnic at Mack Park, White Township, on Tuesday, June 20. [Read More]
Butterfly release set
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The public is invited to help create a butterfly garden at Moorehead Place along Madison Circle in White Township June 3 at 9:30 a.m. [Read More]
Motorcycle club holds day of kids activities Motorcycle club holds day of kids activities
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Alana Hillard, 5, got some time in the saddle Saturday at the third annual Family Fun Day at Marion Center Park. [Read More]
5K run/walk held 5K run/walk held
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Participants took off at the start of a 5K run/walk on Saturday at Mack Park in White Township organized by Lord Jesus Christ Assembly. [Read More]
Care home crowns spring royalty Care home crowns spring royalty
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A king and queen were crowned Tuesday at Moorehead Place as part of the annual Spring Fling. [Read More]
Elks group conducts monthly business Elks group conducts monthly business
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President Kathy Cardellino called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. May 2. There were nine members present, including eight officers. [Read More]
Master gardener offers landscaping tips Master gardener offers landscaping tips
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Eye-catching landscaping can not only add curb appeal to your home, but it can also help you sway a potential buyer for your house, if you’re looking to sell. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Colts rob Ryen, Stingers HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Colts rob Ryen, Stingers
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Northern Cambria center fielder Emily Pavelko robbed Marion Center’s Laken Ryen of a would-be tie-breaking home run in the top of the seventh before Natalie Krug drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the frame in the Colts’ 2-1 win over the visiting Stingers in a District 6 Class 2A sof [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Young Township throttles Kovacik SANDLOT BASEBALL: Young Township throttles Kovacik
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Brady Yard went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, and Young Township outhit visiting Kovacik Insurance 13-3 to cruise to 16-6 win in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game that was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule Monday. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Crooked Creek Lake deserves attention
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JEFF KNAPP: Crooked Creek Lake deserves attention
2 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Crooked Creek Lake supports a quality warm-water fishery, one worthy of the attention of southwestern Pennsylvania anglers as well as those willing to travel. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Wildcats get message, victory HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Wildcats get message, victory
2 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
HOMER CITY — This week, as her Homer-Center softball team was preparing for the playoffs, coach Sharon Mechling dug around to find some extra motivation for her team. [Read More]
Youth football camp set at Homer-Center
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HOMER CITY — The eighth annual Homer-Center Youth Football Camp will be held Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21, at the high school practice field. [Read More]
IUP slates summer basketball camps
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IUP will hold two basketball camps for individuals in June and July. Camp dates are June 19 to 22 and July 24 to 27. Camps are open to boys ages 7 to 17 [Read More]
Blairsville rallies past West Lebanon Blairsville rallies past West Lebanon
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Jarred Pennavaria went 4-for-4 to lead Blairsville at the plate, and the Colts rallied from a 4-0 deficit with at least one run in each of the final four innings to beat host West Lebanon, 9-4, in an Indiana County League baseball game Sunday. [Read More]
SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Inductees credit others for their success SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Inductees credit others for their success
1 day ago - - CARLY KROUSE
The 34th annual Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame banquet was about so much more than athletics. [Read More]
Blue Sox edge Young Township Blue Sox edge Young Township
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Young Township committed an error on Kaleb Kalgren’s pinch-hit ground ball with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the seventh, allowing Kelly Chrysler to plate the winning run as the Blue Sox claimed a 3-2 victory in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats storm back to claim playoff victory HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats storm back to claim playoff victory
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Second-seeded Homer-Center repeatedly stung the ball early against seventh-seeded Conemaugh Valley, and yet after two innings, the Blue Jays held a 5-0 lead. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A ruckus at the district court on Monday compounded the problems for an Indiana woman who had earlier been arrested on a drug offense. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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A Subaru Forester driven by Barbara Mesagno, of Saltsburg, wrecked on May 16 on West Lebanon Road about one-quarter mile north of Pony Road, state police reported today. [Read More]
Five jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim Five jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim
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The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said they or someone close to them had been sexually assaulted. [Read More]
Man killed when storm drain collapsed Man killed when storm drain collapsed
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GREENBURG (AP) — Officials in Westmoreland County say a man working to replace a storm drainage system died when a trench collapsed. [Read More]
Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect
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A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies. [Read More]
Police search for fugitive Police search for fugitive
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ROSSITER — Authorities this morning opened ground and air searches for a northern Indiana County man who fled from parole officers who approached him in Canoe Township. [Read More]
Man jailed in beer heist Man jailed in beer heist
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CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP -- A Saltsburg man was jailed Friday to face accusations that he sneaked behind a beer distributor shop and stole two kegs of beer while employees were waiting on customers out front. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police reported two women from Homer City stole $423 worth of merchandise from Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza at 1:43 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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A Blairsville-area man was hospitalized after he was hit by a car at 8:44 a.m. Friday on Strangford Road. [Read More]
Three taken to hospitals after blast at home
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CONNELLSVILLE (AP) — Three people were taken to hospitals after an explosion in a Fayette County home, officials said. [Read More]

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HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 22, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, May 22:
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Indiana students receive scholarships Indiana students receive scholarships
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The following Indiana Area Senior High School students received scholarships. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 21: Gazette readers' birthdays, May 21:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Three awarded scholarships Three awarded scholarships
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The Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club Inc. of Homer City awarded three $1,000 scholarships to support deserving high school students in attaining their post-secondary goals. [Read More]
90th BIRTHDAY 90th BIRTHDAY
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John D. Georgianni, of Indiana, will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 28. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Joseph Tomosky STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Joseph Tomosky
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Joseph Tomosky, a senior, has been named Athletic Student of the Month for April at Ligonier Valley. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Alexandria Petrof STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Alexandria Petrof
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Alexandria Petrof, a junior at Ligonier Valley, has been named Athletic Student of the Month for April. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Morgan STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Morgan
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Olivia Morgan, a junior, has been named Athletic Student of the Month at Ligonier Valley. [Read More]

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Terror blast kills 22 at U.K. concert
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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead, including an 8-year-old girl, as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. [Read More]
Trump pushes for peace
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JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump today pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past.” [Read More]
Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income individuals to balance the government’s books over the next decade. [Read More]
Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia’s election meddling. [Read More]
PSU trustees weigh Greek life changes
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State trustees are planning to weigh recommendations to “ensure significant change” at the university’s fraternities and sororities in the wake of the February death of a pledge. [Read More]
Rally pushes for looser concealed weapons rules
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HARRISBURG — Hundreds of gun rights supporters took their cause to the state Capitol on Monday, pushing for an agenda that includes looser rules for carrying concealed weapons. [Read More]
Turzai: Would stay speaker in run for Pa. governor
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that he won’t step down from his position atop the Republican-controlled chamber should he get into the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year. [Read More]
Sperm frozen in space produces healthy mouse pups Sperm frozen in space produces healthy mouse pups
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday. [Read More]
Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said. [Read More]
Survivors: Help build mass shooting memorial
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PHOENIX — Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's session of the Arizona Legislature. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Where were all those phantom supporters? Letter to the Editor: Where were all those phantom supporters?
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The election is over. The votes have been counted, and those candidates opposed to the megaschool have won by an overwhelming 3.5 to 1. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Balance needed in football competition Letter to the Editor: Balance needed in football competition
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Right now the boys and girls of summer sports are busy participating in ball and track events, but maybe this should be the time to take a second look at the football season. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Questions about state government Letter to the Editor: Questions about state government
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Dear Pennsylvania lawmakers: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Primary voters show opposition to project Letter to the Editor: Primary voters show opposition to project
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The primary election result for Indiana Area School District directors is as close to a referendum on the megaschool project as can be expected. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Open mindedness of liberals defended Letter to the Editor: Open mindedness of liberals defended
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In response to the letter from McClellan Blair in the Gazette on May 14 (“Liberals feel they’re owed entitlements”): [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Consolidation or deconsolidation Letter to the Editor: Consolidation or deconsolidation
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Consolidation or deconsolidation. Which word, which process is best for the education of the students of the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Determining the common good Letter to the Editor: Determining the common good
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I write this in response to Mr. McClellan Blair’s latest ride on his favorite hobbyhorse. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Closing North Seventh Street would be disruptive Letter to the editor: Closing North Seventh Street would be disruptive
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I am the office manager of a downtown Indiana business. We were not a recipient of the survey regarding the closure of North Seventh Street. Although the possible closure may not have a great impact on our business, as a resident, I implore you to consider the impact on us. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Senate Bill 76 would be a boon to state Letter to the editor: Senate Bill 76 would be a boon to state
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Why would anyone not want to do away with the burden of school real estate property tax? [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Putting patients in charge, not D.C. AS I SEE IT: Putting patients in charge, not D.C.
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American taxpayers pay far more than any other country in the world for health care, but are we getting what we pay for? Skyrocketing premiums, lack of choices, insurers pulling out of the market and canceled plans are all symptoms of a deeper problem I have been pointing to for years. [Read More]
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