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Workers treated for chemical exposure

Workers treated for chemical exposure

- RANDY WELLS

Seventeen employees of a Center Township specialty metals and melt shop were treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday for exposure to a hazardous material, possibly cadmium.

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Unhealthy ozone levels spur air quality warning Unhealthy ozone levels spur air quality warning
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For the second day, people with respiratory problems, as well as the very young and the elderly, are advised to limit their time outdoors in Indiana County because of higher-than-normal levels of ozone. [Read More]
Art campers plan reception Art campers plan reception
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Student in the Indiana Arts Council’s art camp for high schoolers worked Tuesday at The Artists Hand Gallery on Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Dougherty elected to board of directors Dougherty elected to board of directors
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The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has announced that Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty has been elected to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute for the 2015-2016 term. [Read More]
Christmas in July held at senior center Christmas in July held at senior center
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Members of the Saltsburg Social Center recently celebrated Christmas in July with a visit from Santa “P.J. Hruska” Claus, who handed out gifts to everyone. [Read More]
Downtown Indiana names winners Downtown Indiana names winners
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Downtown Indiana has announced the winners of two annual summer events, the Downtown Decathlon and Taste & Tour. [Read More]
Historical society to meet Historical society to meet
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The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area will hold it’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the United Presbyterian Church. [Read More]
Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities Area agencies offer teen volunteer opportunities
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
Mining companies sue over tax reassessment Mining companies sue over tax reassessment
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Several coal mining companies have filed a lawsuit against the county, the assessment office and the chief assessor, challenging the procedures for assessing coal and other unmined minerals in Indiana County. [Read More]
June unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent June unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent
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The June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County decreased 0.7 of a percent to 5.8 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The rate was 5.8 percent in June 2014 as well. [Read More]
Citizens group plans anti-tax assessment rally Citizens group plans anti-tax assessment rally
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The citizens group Indiana County PA Against Tax Reassessment Increases has scheduled a public meeting for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the S&T Bank Arena in the White Township Recreational Complex along East Pike. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Title, state berth remain on line YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Title, state berth remain on line
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Penn Township plated six runs in the first inning and bounced back from its first loss in the tournament by routing Armstrong, 12-5, in the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Tuesday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Gilgal advances in playoffs
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Gilgal Presbyterian defeated Saving Grace Church, 10-6, in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Tuesday. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive ICL BASEBALL: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive
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One-run games remained the norm in the Indiana County League semifinals on Tuesday. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes 2-0 lead INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes 2-0 lead
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WEST LEBANON — Blairsville and host West Lebanon played to the same final score as their first game in their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series, but West Lebanon was forced to rally from two late deficits to steal another 7-6 victory and take a 2-0 series lead on Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney
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In his first pitching appearance of the year, Paul Cypher tossed a four-hitter, and Armstrong jumped out to an early 10-run lead in an 11-5 win over Farmington in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Monday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The cool flow of Mahoning Creek pushed hard against my legs as I launched a long cast into a small eddy of protected water tucked along the far bank. I gave the 3-inch suspending jerkbait a sharp twitch, then a pause, and a smallmouth bass crushed it. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
On Sunday, there was a program at Yellow Creek State Park on reptiles, and it was geared toward those of all ages. [Read More]
SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs
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Third-seeded Gilgal Presbyterian eliminated fifth-seeded Summit Church with a 14-2 victory in Indiana County Church League playoff action Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Walbeck hampered by lack of timely hits YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Walbeck hampered by lack of timely hits
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — First-year Walbeck Insurance manager Ryan Mlakar voiced his concerns to his players regarding their lack of clutch hits entering the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: S.W. Jack bows out in tight one YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: S.W. Jack bows out in tight one
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — No lead ever seemed safe in the many meetings between Indiana County champion Armstrong and runner-up S.W. Jack this season. [Read More]

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Accident reported in Burrell Township Accident reported in Burrell Township
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Volunteer firefighters from the Black Lick and Coral/Graceton departments responded to a two-vehicle crash along Old Indiana Road, Burrell Township. [Read More]
No injuries reported in Blairsville structure fire No injuries reported in Blairsville structure fire
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BLAIRSVILLE — Firefighters from four departments were dispatched for a reported structure fire along East Brown Street, Blairsville, at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Steven Beighley, 54, of Saltsburg, told state police at the Kiski Valley station his 250 Timberwolf ATV was stolen from 130 Harvat Road. [Read More]
Trial ordered in attack on man Trial ordered in attack on man
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto the tracks of a Pittsburgh commuter rail station. [Read More]
Man enters plea in rock incident
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LEWISBURG (AP) — An 18-year-old man is awaiting sentencing for his role in a highway overpass rock throwing that badly injured an Ohio schoolteacher. [Read More]
Workers exposed to chemical treated at IRMC Workers exposed to chemical treated at IRMC
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Indiana Regional Medical Center set up a decontamination tent outside the hospital’s emergency medicine department this afternoon to treat 17 workers from the Homer City area who reportedly were contaminated with a hazardous material, possibly cadmium. [Read More]
South Mahoning Township sawmill catches fire
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South Mahoning Township sawmill catches fire
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Several fire departments as well as Citizens Ambulance have been called to a structure fire on Mahoning Road in South Mahoning Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Police said thieves took $1,200 in change and cash, an iPad, jewelry and six human teeth with gold fillings in a burglary near Saltsburg. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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One person was hurt in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Route 28 south of Kittanning, police said. [Read More]
No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter
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CARROLLTON, Ga. — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29
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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, July 28, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers birthdays, July 28 Gazette readers birthdays, July 28
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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, July 27, 2015: [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark 50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, of Armagh, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 27
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26 Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
MARRIAGE LICENSES MARRIAGE LICENSES
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The following couples have submitted marriage license applications in the Indiana County Court House ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

All World News

 
Death of Taliban leader unconfirmed Death of Taliban leader unconfirmed
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said today his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. [Read More]
Health care spending accelerating, report finds
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WASHINGTON — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. [Read More]
Spy for Israel granted parole Spy for Israel granted parole
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WASHINGTON — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard for spying for Israel touched off one of the most sensational spy cases in recent American history, stoking fierce international passions and decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling. [Read More]
Court orders EPA to redo limits on air pollution
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WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. [Read More]
El Niño giveth, taketh away on a worldwide scale El Niño giveth, taketh away on a worldwide scale
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WASHINGTON — In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. [Read More]
Turkey strikes Kurdish rebels
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms. [Read More]
'The Stradivari of sticks' dies at 85 'The Stradivari of sticks' dies at 85
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If you build a better drumstick, the world will beat a path to your door. [Read More]
State expands notice for sex assault victims
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HARRISBURG — Victims of some of Pennsylvania’s most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders’ status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate. [Read More]
Boy receives double-hand transplant Boy receives double-hand transplant
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PHILADELPHIA — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. [Read More]
Trial ordered in attack on man Trial ordered in attack on man
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto the tracks of a Pittsburgh commuter rail station. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now
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It’s time to take our county back. Many of you have grown up here, went to school or college here, worked, raised your families here. Many are “transplants,” having moved here for work. We have all enjoyed what this county has to offer. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for medical care Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for medical care
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What if you called 911 and no one responded? Across the state of Pennsylvania many areas are facing this as a reality. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern
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The following is a quote from the Indiana County commissioners on the recent tax reassessment: “We are also very concerned with the senior population who yet do not clearly understand the effect of their tax notice or their ability to pay.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors' Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors'
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Considering that God is “Love,” it’s obvious by living under our creator’s supervision that we’ll prosper in a loving and righteous way. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners? Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners?
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What do you say? Commissioners, what do you say to the 83-year-old lady who lives by herself as a widow living off her Social Security but feels secure in her home because her late husband built it with his own hands? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment
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The Third needs to be heard: This is not against paying taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law
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An interesting caricature of God has emerged — both in recent Gazette letters and elsewhere — that seem to portray him as a sort of whimsical destroyer, intent on annihilating America in response to its legalization of same-sex marriage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this
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At least three current Indiana school board members will be gone the first week of December and the two lowest overall vote-getters in the primary are current board members, so as many as five (the majority of the board) are likely to be replaced by new members. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness
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I was baffled when I came home on Friday, July 10. A huge yellow piece of paper was on my door for the whole neighborhood to see that I made one mistake. I accidentally left my garbage can out Thursday into Friday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage
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Regardless of the Supreme Court, there is only one marriage between a man and a woman that produces a family of children by the usual process. [Read More]
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