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Reassessment decision nears

Reassessment decision nears

- CHAUNCEY ROSS

Wednesday stands to be a watershed day for the Indiana County property reassessment project, now three years in the making.

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Library announces free events for week Library announces free events for week
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
Free health screenings for children scheduled Free health screenings for children scheduled
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The Lifesteps’ Child Check team will be conducting free screenings on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Lifesteps office, 1455 Church St., Indiana, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. [Read More]
Pinewood Derby held in Creekside Pinewood Derby held in Creekside
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Cub Scout Pack 1145 of Creekside held a Pinewood Derby on Jan. 23 at the Creekside firehall. [Read More]
Kindergarten registration set for 2016-17 in IASD Kindergarten registration set for 2016-17 in IASD
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The Indiana Area School District will conduct kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year between April 25 and 28. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to enroll for kindergarten. [Read More]
Community church events planned Community church events planned
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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: Keegan, Paul, Bill, Pete, pols, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Keegan, Paul, Bill, Pete, pols, etc.
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Keegan Kalgren, the 3-year-old son of Jessica and Kenneth Kalgren, of Aultman, recently returned from the “happiest place on Earth” after a trip to Disney World sponsored by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. [Read More]
CENTER TOWNSHIP: Ball field, park land to be used for strip mining CENTER TOWNSHIP: Ball field, park land to be used for strip mining
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
GRACETON — For the ball field and basketball court at a small recreation spot along Route 119, officials are calling time out. [Read More]
PENNS MANOR AREA: Board backs deal rejected by teachers PENNS MANOR AREA: Board backs deal rejected by teachers
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
KENWOOD — The Penns Manor Area school board on Thursday voted unanimously to accept a tentative agreement reached with negotiators for the teachers’ union — the same agreement that teachers voted down Jan. 27. [Read More]
Organizers gearing up for St. Patty's Day Open Organizers gearing up for St. Patty's Day Open
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The annual St. Patty’s Day Open -- in which participants compete in a round of miniature golf at various downtown Indiana establishments -- will be held March 11. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Indiana set to hire new coach HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Indiana set to hire new coach
5 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Indiana native John Allen Snyder is set to take over the varsity football program at his alma mater. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans best Bobcats, win seventh straight HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans best Bobcats, win seventh straight
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Jordan Booth scored a season-high 14 points, three other Saltsburg scorers reached double figures, and the Trojans scored their seventh straight win, 76-54, over visiting Blairsville in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Friday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indians hockey team wins sixth straight AROUND THE AREA: Indians hockey team wins sixth straight
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CASTLE SHANNON — Patrick O’Neal and Tyler Barker each scored two goals, and Indiana picked up its sixth straight win with a victory over second-place Carrick in a PIHL Division 2 B hockey game at the Ice Castle Arena. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Energetic Spain finds niche with Crimson Hawks IUP BASKETBALL: Energetic Spain finds niche with Crimson Hawks
1 day ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Brandon Spain wasn’t on the bus the first time IUP played Mercyhurst this season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Martin, Enterline power Bobcats HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Martin, Enterline power Bobcats
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Catherine Martin carried Blairsville to a good start, and Rena Enterline made sure the Bobcats finished strong in a 59-42 win over United in a Heritage Conference girls’ basketball game Thursday. [Read More]
Mills accepts coaching position Mills accepts coaching position
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
After spending more than a decade playing golf professionally on essentially every North American tour available, the Indiana resident and native of Canada is returning to Kent State (Ohio) University, his alma mater, to serve as the associate head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana swimmers score sweep AROUND THE AREA: Indiana swimmers score sweep
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MOUNT PLEASANT — Indiana’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams remained unbeaten in the section by sweeping Mount Pleasant, 88-59, and 83ᄑ-76ᄑ, in a WPIAL Section 4-AA meet Thursday. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Spain drains winning basket IUP BASKETBALL: Spain drains winning basket
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Brandon Spain pump-faked and dribbled once against on onrushing defender, pulled up for a jump shot and nailed the 15-footer with 1.3 seconds left to lift IUP to a 68-66 victory over Mercyhurst on Wednesday night at the KCAC. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hot-shooting Lakers drop Crimson Hawks women IUP BASKETBALL: Hot-shooting Lakers drop Crimson Hawks women
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IUP failed to reach the 60-point mark for the third straight game and lost to Mercyhurst, 75-55, in a PSAC West game Wednesday afternoon at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Cignetti happy with new recruits IUP FOOTBALL: Cignetti happy with new recruits
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
There’s a pretty good reason why the IUP football team didn’t make a big splash Wednesday, the first day of the annual National Letter of Intent signing period. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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The owner of a red Mercury Milan told Indiana police someone broke the side mirror of her car between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 a.m. Friday while it was parked in a private lot along the 800 block of Wayne Avenue. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Edward Cass III, 23, of Saltsburg, told state police at the Kiski Valley station he was not hurt following a one-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 981. [Read More]
Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt
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NEW YORK — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. [Read More]
‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison ‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used “touching therapy” on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison. [Read More]
New trial date set for ex-CEO New trial date set for ex-CEO
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WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A federal judge has set a new trial date for the former CEO of a Centre County museum awaiting trial on child-sex charges. [Read More]
Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-drivingwreck was transferred to an adult jail on Friday, a week after a judge initially refused to do so. [Read More]
Boy, 12, dies in house fire Boy, 12, dies in house fire
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NORRISTOWN (AP) — Relatives say a 12-year-old boy died when he returned to a burning suburban Philadelphia house to search for his father who just had hip surgery. [Read More]
Tampa police: One dead, seven injured in club shooting
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured. [Read More]
Man gets 30 years for kidnapping Man gets 30 years for kidnapping
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop’s security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. [Read More]
Crime spree ends with 1 suspect dead
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A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them. [Read More]

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Katrina Bloom STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Katrina Bloom
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Katrina Bloom as a Student of the Month for February. She is the daughter of Tracie Bloom and Joel Zimmerman, of Apollo, and attends Apollo-Ridge High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karly Taylor STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karly Taylor
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Karly Louise Taylor as a Student of the Month for February. She is the daughter of Carl and Kristy Taylor, of Apollo, and attends Apollo-Ridge High School. [Read More]
Eagle Scout completes project Eagle Scout completes project
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The Clyde Volunteer Fire Company recently sponsored junior fireman and member Timothy Baker for his Eagle Project. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School
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The following students have been named to the Indiana Area Senior High School honor roll for the second grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Junior High School HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Junior High School
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The following students have been named to the Indiana Area Junior High School honor roll for the second grading period: [Read More]
80TH BIRTHDAY: Paul Isenberg 80TH BIRTHDAY: Paul Isenberg
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Paul Isenberg, of Brush Valley, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 13 with his family at the Rustic Lodge, White Township. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 6 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 6
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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. 5, 2016: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center High School
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The following students were named to the honor roll for Homer-Center High School for the second quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Purchase Line High School HONOR ROLL: Purchase Line High School
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The following Purchase Line High School students were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period: [Read More]

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Court rejects Kane's license request Court rejects Kane's license request
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license will remain suspended after the state’s highest court on Friday denied her request to have it reinstated while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it. [Read More]
Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt
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NEW YORK — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Speeches that earned Clinton millions wrapped in mystery CAMPAIGN 2016: Speeches that earned Clinton millions wrapped in mystery
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there’s “hardly anything you don’t know about me.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump returning to stage; Rubio to face onslaught at debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump returning to stage; Rubio to face onslaught at debate
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage tonight hoping to find his way into the winner’s circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals. [Read More]
13 dead, over 100 missing as earthquake rattles Taiwan 13 dead, over 100 missing as earthquake rattles Taiwan
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TAINAN, Taiwan — Rescuers were searching late today for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds. [Read More]
Seoul: North Korea moves up launch
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said today. [Read More]
Monkey year inspires predictions of fire, disease Monkey year inspires predictions of fire, disease
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BEIJING — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Monday, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys. [Read More]
‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison ‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used “touching therapy” on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison. [Read More]
Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges
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HARRISBURG — Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. [Read More]
Park offers to rehire worker after outcry
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him. [Read More]

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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]
Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it
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Last week we were regaled with paeans to the supposed accomplishments of liberal rule and its present chief. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments
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In his Friday op-ed column on the merits of burning coal waste (“You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone”), Dennis Simmers ignores that coal waste burning is entirely based on federal and state subsidies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race? Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race?
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“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Opening doors and following paths Letter to the Editor: Opening doors and following paths
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A door is an object that we use most every day. I am not only speaking about a door made of wood or metal that leads to certain establishments, but doors that lead to everyday opportunities. The more they are used, the more we may become used to using them. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mixed messages about IUP Letter to the editor: Mixed messages about IUP
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As I write, I have an awkward smile on my face. The smile is one of irony. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Questioning 'good news' reports about jobs Letter to the editor: Questioning 'good news' reports about jobs
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Every time I see or hear news extolling the number of newly created jobs in America, whether the announcement comes from the government, The Associated Press or a local demagogue, I am reminded of a certain political cartoon published during the Bill Clinton administration. [Read More]
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