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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress.

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Hospital auxiliary planning Charity Ball Hospital auxiliary planning Charity Ball
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Members of the Indiana Regional Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary recently finalized plans for the 79th annual Charity Ball on March 5. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Marking 40 Days 'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Marking 40 Days
12 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
Ever notice how the number 40 occurs at critical moments in Scripture? It rained on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. It was the number of days required to properly embalm a body for burial in ancient Egypt. [Read More]
ICCAP sets food distribution for next week ICCAP sets food distribution for next week
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Garden club to resume monthly meetings Garden club to resume monthly meetings
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The February meeting of the Evergreen Garden Club will be held Monday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana. [Read More]
Community events to be held Community events to be held
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A roundup of dinners, club meetings, reunions, and community events scheduled in the coming days in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Community church events announced Community church events announced
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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: Cathy, Patrick, Tim, soup, tacos, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Cathy, Patrick, Tim, soup, tacos, etc.
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Area poet Cathy Gould is celebrating love with a reprint of her book “Just Because,” just in time for Valentine’s Day. [Read More]
Fundraising talent show competition set for April Fundraising talent show competition set for April
2 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Do you have the best act, performance or trick in Indiana County? [Read More]
Family wants man's body exhumed Family wants man's body exhumed
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The mother of an Armagh-area man who died in December has challenged the ruling by the Indiana County coroner that her son died by suicide. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana ninth-graders close with win
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VANDERGRIFT — Enoch Clark posted a double-double to lead Indiana to a 46-41 win over Kiski Area in its season finale in a ninth-grade boys’ basketball game Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Indiana chasing section titles
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The Indiana High School boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams improved to 4-0 in the section by sweeping Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Section 4-AA meet Thursday at IUP’s Pidgeon Natatorium. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Wildcats almost let perfection slip away HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Wildcats almost let perfection slip away
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KENWOOD — A popular sports adage states it’s better to be lucky than good. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blairsville holds off United in finale HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blairsville holds off United in finale
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Collin Moore hit a field goal late in the game to pull host United within three points of tying the score, but that was as close as the Lions would get in a 62-60 loss to Blairsville in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Friday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Reed does it all for American ON CAMPUS: Reed does it all for American
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Jesse Reed doesn’t focus much attention on achieving personal accolades on the basketball court. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Stapleton earns academic honor IUP BASKETBALL: Stapleton earns academic honor
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IUP’s Leslie Stapleton was named to the College Sports Information Director of America Academic All-District Women’s Basketball team Thursday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bobcats finish their business HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bobcats finish their business
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Although Blairsville already wrapped up its fourth consecutive Heritage Conference girls’ basketball title on Tuesday, the Bobcats still had some unfinished business to attend to prior to the start of the postseason. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Beaver ends Indiana's streak HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: Beaver ends Indiana's streak
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Two PIHL Division 2 Class B hockey teams riding hot streaks met at the S&T Bank Arena on Thursday, and Beaver rallied from an early deficit and buried Indiana, 6-3. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana sets youth signups AROUND THE AREA: Indiana sets youth signups
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Registration for the Indiana’s Youth Legion baseball teams will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion on Philadelphia Street. Players ages 13 to 15 are eligible to play. There is no fee to register. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Homer-Center claims Heritage Conference title
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Homer-Center claims Heritage Conference title
3 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE, JAMES J. NESTOR
The Homer-Center Wildcats claimed their third straight Heritage Conference title Wednesday in a game against the Saltsburg Trojans. [Read More]

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One person injured in accident One person injured in accident
12 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
State police said one person was injured when their car struck a tree Friday along Route 119 in East Mahoning Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone damaged a vehicle parked at IUP’s Keith Hall parking lot sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 2, according to IUP campus police. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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A motorist heading west on Route 422 lost control of his or her vehicle around 4:06 p.m. Tuesday and struck a Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Co. truck stopped along the highway, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]
Teacher faces child porn charges
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FRANKLIN PARK (AP) — A Pennsylvania substitute middle school teacher has been charged with posing as a woman online to get an underage girl to send him nude photos. [Read More]
Body found buried in crawl space Body found buried in crawl space
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PITTSFIELD (AP) — A man’s body has been found buried in the crawl space of a Pennsylvania garage, and two people are in custody. [Read More]
Family wants man's body exhumed Family wants man's body exhumed
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The mother of an Armagh-area man who died in December has challenged the ruling by the Indiana County coroner that her son died by suicide. [Read More]
Indiana merchants alerted to possible fake $100 bills Indiana merchants alerted to possible fake $100 bills
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Downtown Indiana on Thursday alerted the members of the business and merchants group to be alert for possible counterfeit $100 bills that recently have shown up in neighboring counties. [Read More]
Fire around chimney causes $40,000 in damages Fire around chimney causes $40,000 in damages
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Damage is estimated at $40,000 in an early-morning fire Thursday at a three-story house along Hazley Lane in White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania police said they observed an intoxicated female being dragged along the sidewalk of the 400 block of Pratt Drive by two other people at 2:04 a.m. Thursday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday on Mulligan Hill Road south of Hood Road. [Read More]

All Family News

 
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allie Letso STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allie Letso
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Allie Letso was named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for January. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allyson Smathers STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Allyson Smathers
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The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently named Allyson Smathers as its January Student of the Month for the 2015-16 school year at Blairsville Senior High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Stephen Novak STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Stephen Novak
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Stephen Novak as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brian Bowersox STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brian Bowersox
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Brian Bowersox as Boy of the Month for February, the 698th Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
Isenberg receives scholarship Isenberg receives scholarship
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Jesse Isenberg, Indiana County 4-H member, was one of 28 recipients of a Farm Show Foundation Scholarship presented recently. [Read More]
Havana Nights dance held Havana Nights dance held
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Gib and Pat Clark show danced at the Indiana Ballroom Club’s monthly dinner dance in January. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthday, Feb. 13, 2016 Gazette readers' birthday, Feb. 13, 2016
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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, Feb. 12, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 12 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 12
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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, Feb. 11, 2016: [Read More]

All World News

 
Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79 Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority. Scalia was 79. [Read More]
Rubio facing pressure in South Carolina Rubio facing pressure in South Carolina
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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Marco Rubio enters tonight’s Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire. [Read More]
U.S. deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea U.S. deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea
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SEOUL, South Korea — The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried [Read More]
Kane gets two weeks to provide emails Kane gets two weeks to provide emails
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HARRISBURG — A judicial ethics court has given Attorney General Kathleen Kane two weeks to provide records in a disciplinary case against Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin after lawyers complained she did not respond to requests for a full set of his salacious and objectionable emails. [Read More]
Russian prime minister: West rekindling the Cold War Russian prime minister: West rekindling the Cold War
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MUNICH — Russia’s prime minister accused the West today of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance “only aggravate” tensions. [Read More]
Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
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MEXICO CITY — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico. [Read More]
Michigan governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint water crisis
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WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Mich., bowing to demands by Democrats that the governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water. [Read More]
Child, 3, burned in meth lab explosion
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ERIE (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a 3-year-old boy suffered serious burns when a one-pot methamphetamine lab exploded. [Read More]
FBI: No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff FBI: No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff
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BURNS, Ore. — FBI officials said Friday they haven’t found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group. [Read More]
Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Council should work on needs, not wants Letter to the editor: Council should work on needs, not wants
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During the past couple weeks there have been a number of letters to the editor concerning the priorities of the so-called new council. It appears that council’s priorities are what can be referred to as wants and do not necessarily meet the true needs of this community. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Special thanks given to staff of VNA, IRMC Letter to the editor: Special thanks given to staff of VNA, IRMC
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Recently, my father passed away at age 90. He had been suffering from dementia for the last three years and I was his caregiver during that time. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Not all endorsements what they seem to be Letter to the editor: Not all endorsements what they seem to be
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I recently received a political mailing from Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater
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This is in response to the Jan. 20 story regarding Amplify Church taking over the lease at the Indiana Theater. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated
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On Friday, Jan. 29, around 2 p.m. while checking out at Walmart, I dropped a money clip with a significant amount of money attached. It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed the money clip missing. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor
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In response to Dan Majernik’s Jan. 18 letter regarding western Pennsylvania’s work ethic, it is a “lost” legacy. What decade/century are you living in, sir? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th
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While our mailboxes are still relatively free of campaign clutter, I have an urgent word of advice to voters in the 9th Congressional District: Check the facts. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th
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There have been several letters in your paper recently unfairly attacking Congressman Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use
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Recently, I was standing in line at Walmart and overheard the following conversation: “That doctor’s appointment was a waste of time and $25. I feel miserable, and all he did was lecture to me about the evils of prescribing unnecessary antibiotics.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers
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Attention, Indiana County Republicans. The best pie bakers in Indiana County have stepped forward to help three candidates get their names on the primary election ballot. [Read More]
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