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Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

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The week in review, Aug. 21 - 27, 2016 The week in review, Aug. 21 - 27, 2016
20 hours ago -
Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of Aug. 21-27. [Read More]
MIA: Memories of Indiana Marine still vibrant 50 years later
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MIA: Memories of Indiana Marine still vibrant 50 years later
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
It’s been in the high 90s the past few days in Da Nang, and forecasts say it could hit 100 there later this week. [Read More]
Homer City police chief reflects on 27 years of service Homer City police chief reflects on 27 years of service
2 days ago - - CASEY KELLY
After 27 years of dedication, Louis Sacco, 47, will work his final day as Homer City Borough police chief Wednesday. He stressed that though he’s retiring, Homer City isn’t getting rid of him that easily. [Read More]
Longtime employee takes over firearms shop Longtime employee takes over firearms shop
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
HOMER CITY — Regular customers at Nick’s Bullseye Firearms will recognize the face behind the counter: Nick himself. [Read More]
Ox Hill Fair to kick off Sept. 4 Ox Hill Fair to kick off Sept. 4
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The 81st annual Ox Hill Agricultural Fair is fast approaching. [Read More]
Group learns about Trade for Freedom organization Group learns about Trade for Freedom organization
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
During their August meeting, members of Alpha Delta Kappa heard a presentation by Satin Marshall on Trade for Freedom, an organization that partners with social businesses to employ those with the most tremendously difficult circumstances, such as human trafficking and extreme poverty. [Read More]
Fans applaud 1966 undefeated Saltsburg team
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Fans applaud 1966 undefeated Saltsburg team
2 days ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
SALTSBURG — There have been some lean years for Saltsburg football recently, in fact it has been almost 20 years since the Trojans had a winning season. [Read More]
Getting Twilight Zoned
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Getting Twilight Zoned
2 days ago - - JEFF TOBIN
When I was a young man of 12, I had a paper route in the small town of New Wilmington. Winters then were cold and dark. [Read More]
Phoenix Rehab acquires firm based in Delaware Phoenix Rehab acquires firm based in Delaware
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BLAIRSVILLE — Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc. has boosted its presence in the Mid-Atlantic region through the recent acquisition of privately held, Wilmington, Del.-based The Physical Therapy Connection. [Read More]
River town had bustling railway station River town had bustling railway station
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Pictured here is the Pennsylvania Railroad station at Bolivar in 1907. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Indiana girls drop golf match
2 days ago -
The Indiana varsity girls’ golf team lost to Butler, 185-209, at Meadow Lane Golf Course on Saturday. [Read More]
Charity 5K set for October
2 days ago -
ERNEST — The Faith & Fun 5K will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]
Fans join players to open football season Fans join players to open football season
2 days ago -
Members of the Purchase Line Little Gridders football team cheered on the Red Dragons from the end zone after a touchdown Friday, the opening night of high school football season. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS: Indiana tops Mount Pleasant HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS: Indiana tops Mount Pleasant
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Indiana defeated Mount Pleasant, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Friday. [Read More]
END ZONE EXTRA: Friday night football scores END ZONE EXTRA: Friday night football scores
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Scores from the top matchups in the area on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks begin to show their potential IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks begin to show their potential
3 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND, KAYLA GRUBE
Curt Cignetti liked what he saw Thursday evening during his team’s first intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls net win in season opener HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana girls net win in season opener
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Indiana opened its season by blanking Greensburg Salem, 5-0, in a WPIAL non-section girls’ tennis match Thursday at the White Township Recreation Complex courts. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier Valley improves to 4-1 HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier Valley improves to 4-1
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BOLIVAR — Ligonier Valley improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Heritage Conference by topping West Shamokin, 226-240, in a boys’ golf match Thursday at Champion Lakes Golf Course. [Read More]
Indiana Pool League to meet Saturday
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The Indiana Pool League, which begins its 36th season in September, will meet Saturday at 1600 Gompers Ave., Indiana. [Read More]
Charity 5K race set for October at Blue Spruce
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ERNEST — The Faith & Fun 5K will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]

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Wreck temporarily closes Route 85 Wreck temporarily closes Route 85
7 hours ago -
BEYER — Route 85 between Sinktown Road and Beyer Road in South Mahoning Township was closed for about seven hours this morning due to a tractor-trailer crash. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana charged Matthew Wodowski, 31, of Blairsville, with driving under the influence and three summary traffic violations following a stop on Aug. 5. [Read More]
Some areas without power, REA reports Some areas without power, REA reports
10 hours ago -
Some REA Energy members served by the Parkwood Substation are currently being affected by a power interruption. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Nicholas Harrison, 22, of Canonsburg, Washington County, was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness at 2:32 a.m. Friday at North Ninth and Philadelphia Streets, [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Cars driven by Eric McElwee, of New Florence, Westmoreland County, and Ryan Shrift, of Northern Cambria, Cambria County, collided Friday at Laurel and Glory Station roads near Mentcle [Read More]
Scams, waste loom as millions donated after Orlando shooting Scams, waste loom as millions donated after Orlando shooting
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The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. [Read More]
Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child. [Read More]
Dozens treated as overdoses spike in states Dozens treated as overdoses spike in states
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths. [Read More]
Suspect sought in May shooting death Suspect sought in May shooting death
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of the owner of a motel in the Pittsburgh suburbs earlier this year. [Read More]
Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire
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SAN FRANCISCO — A 12-year-old girl’s lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 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
8 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28:
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today... [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina 50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina
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Joseph and Phyllis (Widdowson) Bestvina, of Clymer, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Jacob Kovalchick as its Boy of the Month for August, the 704th Boy of the Month since the program began. [Read More]
Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy
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Ensign Susan Funk, of Avonmore, conned the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason in the Gulf of Aden during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie on Aug. 15. [Read More]
Area man inducted into Naval Academy
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Hayden Kuzemchak, of Rector, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2020 on June 30 and began six weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 27
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 26, 2016: [Read More]
101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt 101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt
3 days ago -
Robert Shoenfelt was honored recently by the Indiana Lions Club, Indiana, for his 101st birthday, which will be Monday. [Read More]

All World News

 
A powerful Russian weapon: spreading false information
7 hours ago -
STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue. [Read More]
False reports of shooter cause panic at LAX False reports of shooter cause panic at LAX
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LOS ANGELES — Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays. [Read More]
Trump to detail immigration plan
7 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’ll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration — but it’s anyone’s guess what he will say. [Read More]
Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
7 hours ago -
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. [Read More]
Bald eagle crippled by leg trap recovering
8 hours ago -
HANOVER (AP) — A young bald eagle crippled by a leg trap in central Pennsylvania is recovering in a wildlife rehabilitation center but is unlikely to be returned to the wild, officials said. The first-year hatchling was apparently caught in the fur trap in Franklin County and managed to free itsel [Read More]
Scientists exit Hawaii dome after simulation Scientists exit Hawaii dome after simulation
8 hours ago -
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. [Read More]
Police: Sergeant filmed himself taking marijuana
8 hours ago -
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail. [Read More]
Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
8 hours ago -
STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway. [Read More]
Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord
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BOGOTA, Colombia — A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country’s biggest rebel group. [Read More]
Suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters
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SANAA, Yemen — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government recruits, officials said. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Sheriff, staff lauded for honoring mother Letter to the editor: Sheriff, staff lauded for honoring mother
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We’d like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the Indiana County Sheriff’s Department. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump
7 hours ago -
We are a nation in need of repentance to turn from our pride and back to God. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Character before politics Letter to the Editor: Character before politics
2 days ago -
Something that often gets thrown to the wayside in elections is humanity. As elections approach, constituents begin to see candidates more for their platforms and policies and not who they are as people. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
4 days ago -
Kudos and congratulations to the Indiana County Jimmy Stewart Airport Authority Board of Directors for bringing the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour” to Indiana County last week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
6 days ago -
After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
6 days ago -
Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line
2 weeks ago -
I was shocked that the Friday, Aug. 5, Indiana Gazette ran an article outlining at least three years’ worth of pay raises for state workers, all 40,000 of them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success
2 weeks ago -
I would like to thank the Summit Church, Donna Baughman, Stef McCoy and all the volunteers who helped sponsor and host Starlit Night, a prom for special needs people, on July 29. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker
2 weeks ago -
After giving this reassessment some serious thought, I feel Commissioner Mike Baker, in my opinion, tricked and deceived the voters of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA
2 weeks ago -
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Sen. Don White for his support of the mission of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County. [Read More]
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