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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bobcats get their title

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bobcats get their title

- JUSTIN GERWICK

LORETTO — Missing out on the Heritage Conference title a few weeks ago is now just a distant memory in the minds of the Blairsville Bobcats.

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February has been among coldest February has been among coldest
18 hours ago - - JASON LEVAN
To the surprise of no one who spent any time outdoors last month, February’s weather was significantly colder than normal. It doesn’t take a meteorologist to tell you that. [Read More]
Banks ready for battle Banks ready for battle
18 hours ago -
Battle of the Banks will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.B. Culpeppers. [Read More]
Tourist Bureau finds new home for computers Tourist Bureau finds new home for computers
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The Indiana County Tourist Bureau recently donated three refurbished computers to the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, the Chevy Chase Community Center and the John G. Schmick Heritage Center in Smicksburg. [Read More]
LUIS ALMEIDA: Taking over your life LUIS ALMEIDA: Taking over your life
18 hours ago - - LUIS ALMEIDA
“Computers are supposed to make our lives better,” I once said. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: Sharing fond memories CARL KOLOGIE: Sharing fond memories
18 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
LAKE WALES, Fla. — Tributes keep pouring in from former Gazette employees who worked in the newsroom under Managing Editor Bill Hastings, who passed away recently. [Read More]
VETERANS' CORNER: History of health record retentions
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The VA’s past and current requirements for health record retention and destruction are described below. The retention and destruction requirements pertain to all veterans’ health records, whether paper or electronic. [Read More]
College of Natural Sciences to hold water program
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Colloquium Committee will offer a program on water quality issues in southwestern Pennsylvania as the second in the “Science Inspires” series. [Read More]
Yarnick's earns award from Eat'n Park Yarnick's earns award from Eat'n Park
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Yarnick’s Farm Market recently received Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s 2014 Award of Excellence. [Read More]
CAROLE McCRAY: Mildew-resistant phlox will last into the fall CAROLE McCRAY: Mildew-resistant phlox will last into the fall
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Good news for phlox fans who often had to deal with powdery mildew when growing other phlox varieties. New varieties are available with superior mildew tolerance. [Read More]
Human Services Department lists area agency activities
18 hours ago -
Information for this column is provided by the Indiana County Department of Human Services. [Read More]

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WRESTLING: Thompson handily wins regional title
19 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
Scott Thompson beat Chestnut Ridge’s Conner Buttry, 7-1, in the finals to win the title at 195 pounds at the PIAA Southwest Class AA Regional [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks win, get ready to hit the road IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks win, get ready to hit the road
19 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Brandon Norfleet and the IUP Crimson Hawks are ready to hit the road. [Read More]
WRESTLING: Phillippi leads Derry trio to states
19 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
CANONSBURG — Micky Phillippi wanted to win the regional title, but even more so than that, he wanted his teammates to do well, too. [Read More]
Indians capture WPIAL title Indians capture WPIAL title
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
PITTSBURGH — Memories will fade over time, and the stories told about Friday night will undoubtedly change. [Read More]
Indiana wins basketball title in dramatic finish Indiana wins basketball title in dramatic finish
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
PITTSBURGH — A hundred years from now, Riley Stapleton will still have a place in Indiana folklore. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks set to open playoffs IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks set to open playoffs
1 day ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The old saying goes that “You can’t have it both ways.” [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bobcats end Marauders' run HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bobcats end Marauders' run
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
LORETTO — After wrapping up their season with an eight-game winning streak and grabbing their third consecutive Heritage Conference title, the Blairsville Bobcats had one goal in mind. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Seven qualify for states
1 day 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]
Boosters group looking for coaches
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — The Homer City Area Athletic Booster Club is looking for coaches for its Youth Legion and Junior Little League baseball programs for the 2015 season. [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]

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POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police cited Nicolas Carson, 18, of Vandergrift, and a male juvenile from Apollo, with summary counts of disorderly conduct and underage drinking after officers found them fighting each other at 2:29 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 400 block of South Fisher Avenue. [Read More]
Appeals court rejects venue change for Tsarnaev
19 hours ago -
BOSTON — A divided federal appeals court has rejected a motion by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, to move his trial out of the city, paving the way for opening statements in the case to begin Wednesday. [Read More]
15 tons of pot seized on border
19 hours ago -
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
1 day ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Fire destroys Beyer home
1 day ago -
BEYER — Firefighters from three departments had to contend with extremely cold temperatures early Friday morning while battling a stubborn fire that destroyed a two-story vacant home at the intersection of Routes 85 and 954 in Beyer. [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]
Two jailed, one sought in fatal overdoses
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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]
Priest on leave over allegations
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HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Blair County 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
1 day ago -
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]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, March 1
19 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin
1 day ago -
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
1 day ago -
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
1 day ago -
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]
Girl of the Month: Ruvini Navaratna Girl of the Month: Ruvini Navaratna
1 day ago -
Ruvini Navaratna was named the Junior Women’s Civic Club Girl of the Month for January. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 28
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Feb. 27, 2015: [Read More]
WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy WEDDING: Brenda Smyers and Robert Duffy
2 days 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
2 days ago -
The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2014 semester: [Read More]

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Wolf to show how he'll challenge gas industry
19 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus shale natural gas industry. [Read More]
Pirates see red over ‘Jihadi John’
19 hours ago -
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates say it’s “absolutely sickening” to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” wearing a Pirates hat. [Read More]
There's no right way to see 'The Dress' There's no right way to see 'The Dress'
19 hours ago -
It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? [Read More]
The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth
19 hours ago -
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to reshape Earth. [Read More]
Fear envelops Russia after killing of Putin dissident Fear envelops Russia after killing of Putin dissident
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MOSCOW — About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: U.S. and Israeli leaders facing tests ANALYSIS: U.S. and Israeli leaders facing tests
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WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. [Read More]
Appeals court rejects venue change for Tsarnaev
19 hours ago -
BOSTON — A divided federal appeals court has rejected a motion by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, to move his trial out of the city, paving the way for opening statements in the case to begin Wednesday. [Read More]
Call for study of anesthesia
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WASHINGTON — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. [Read More]
New Hampshire has ice runway
19 hours ago -
ALTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes. [Read More]
15 tons of pot seized on border
19 hours ago -
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: IUP colleagues remember Dr. Shirey
18 hours ago -
Dr. Ruth Shirey, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of Geography & Regional Planning from 1970 to 2007, was someone who cared a great deal about the Indiana community and Indiana University of Pennsylvania [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reckless behavior and road rage
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More than 37,000 people die in road crashes each year in the United States, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. [Read More]
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
2 days ago -
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
3 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
3 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?
3 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
3 days ago -
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
5 days ago -
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]
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