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Organizers hoping for boost before Back to School Bash

Organizers hoping for boost before Back to School Bash

- SEAN YODER

In 2013, 21 percent, or 10.9 million, of school-age children in the U.S. were living in poverty, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Their research suggests that poverty leads to lower average academic performance that permeates through their entire school careers and results

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Speaker from Bedford County shares reassessment experience Speaker from Bedford County shares reassessment experience
13 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
There were a lot of questions about Clean and Green asked Friday night from the large crowd that came out for the latest rally against county tax reassessment. [Read More]
Indiana officials to distribute recycling bins for plastics Indiana officials to distribute recycling bins for plastics
13 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Beginning Tuesday, Indiana Borough residents may stop at the borough administration office to pick up their new 22-gallon recycling bins. [Read More]
Trees removed to make way for work Trees removed to make way for work
13 hours ago -
Paul Wingerter, left, and Matt Stiffler, with Wingerter Tree Service, cut down trees today along Philadelphia Street in Indiana to make way for upcoming waterline work. [Read More]
Missions Possible 5K set Missions Possible 5K set
13 hours ago -
Missions Possible will be holding their third annual 5K run and walk on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. This year’s race will have a change in location and will be the kickoff for the Knotweed Festival in Blairsville. [Read More]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Hilltop Baptist Church IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Hilltop Baptist Church
13 hours ago -
Hilltop Baptist Church, formerly Fundamental Baptist Church, started its roots at the corner of Locust and Fifth streets before the move to its present location. [Read More]
CROP Hunger Walk planned CROP Hunger Walk planned
14 hours ago -
The 2015 CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for Oct. 11 in Indiana, with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. [Read More]
Community church events announced Community church events announced
14 hours ago -
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 churches plan vacation Bible school Area churches plan vacation Bible school
14 hours ago -
The following area churches have scheduled vacation Bible school: [Read More]
Enter to Win: The Photo Run contest Enter to Win: The Photo Run contest
17 hours ago -
If you love to run, you know having a great pair of sneakers is important. That's why GingerbreadMan Running Co. is sponsoring The Indiana Gazette's Photo Run contest! [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
18 hours ago -
Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order ... [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Tomahawks start playoffs tonight Tomahawks start playoffs tonight
14 hours ago -
After finishing the regular season at 3-4 (2-2 in league play), the Indiana Tomahawks earned the No. 2 seed in the Western Pennsylvania Sports League football playoffs. [Read More]
TONY COCCAGNA: Chance made a wrong decision TONY COCCAGNA: Chance made a wrong decision
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
I received a text message, out of the blue, one day late in May: “Just checking up on my favorite people in town. Hope everything is going well with you and your family.” [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon advances to title game ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon advances to title game
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
BLAIRSVILLE — The hits just didn’t fall this time for Blairsville, and for the first time in the back-and-forth series, a come-from-behind win didn’t play out. [Read More]
Youth team advances to regional tournament Youth team advances to regional tournament
2 days ago -
Gavin Homer, standing, fourth from left, of Indiana, helped the Iron Horse Sports baseball team win the Northwest State Championship tournament recently. [Read More]
Trail race slated for Aug. 15 Trail race slated for Aug. 15
2 days ago -
DILLTOWN — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the Run For The Trail 7K Run and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 15. [Read More]
Hollis wins in ladies league Hollis wins in ladies league
2 days ago -
Ann Hollis won the play of the day, subtract your putts from your total score, in the Indian Springs Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Penn Township wins regional title YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Penn Township wins regional title
3 days ago -
The newly spawned rivalry between Penn Township and Wesleyville ended in fitting fashion in the championship game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Region baseball tournament Wednesday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: Colts force decisive Game 5 ICL BASEBALL: Colts force decisive Game 5
3 days ago -
Bobby Thompson smacked an RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in the eventual game-winning run, lifting Blairsville to a 9-8 win over West Lebanon in Game 4 of the semifinal round of the Indiana County League playoffs Wednesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks name new coach IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks name new coach
3 days ago -
IUP hired Scott Pennewill to lead the women’s volleyball program. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive ICL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Blairsville, New Derry stay alive
4 days ago -
One-run games remained the norm in the Indiana County League semifinals on Tuesday. [Read More]

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Details of suspect's capture emerge
13 hours ago -
KITTANNING (AP) — An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said. [Read More]
PennDOT maintenance, construction scheduled PennDOT maintenance, construction scheduled
13 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction in Indiana County for next week. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
14 hours ago -
Eric S. Steele, 45, of Indiana, reported to state police that someone stole a 20-inch Samsung LED TV from inside his RV along Concord Drive between midnight Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
14 hours ago -
Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle accident July 23 along Route 981 at Freddie Road, according to state police. [Read More]
Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect
14 hours ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn’t advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty. [Read More]
DA won't face forgery charges
14 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor did not forge a judge’s signature on a fake bail order and should not face charges, a grand jury said in a report issued Friday in a case that has roiled the region’s legal community. [Read More]
Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years
14 hours ago -
BALTIMORE — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. [Read More]
Two officers at scene of fatal shooting won't be charged
14 hours ago -
CINCINNATI — Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday. [Read More]
Family caught sneaking into park
14 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia woman and nine members of her family tried taking a theme park for a ride by running into the park without paying for tickets. [Read More]
Escapee accused in killing captured Escapee accused in killing captured
2 days ago -
KITTANNING — State police reported this morning that troopers captured an escaped Armstrong County Jail inmate suspected of killing a woman. [Read More]

All Family News

 
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Juliano Estrado Donatelli STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Juliano Estrado Donatelli
14 hours ago -
The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Juliano Estrado Donatelli as Boy of the Month for July, the 691st Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 1 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 1
14 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
14 hours ago -
From the Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 31... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 31 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 31
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, July 30, 2015: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Chloe Battick 2ND BIRTHDAY: Chloe Battick
3 days ago -
Chloe Regan Battick turns 2 years old today. She is the daughter of Frank Battick and Wendy Nemeth Battick, of Ernest. [Read More]
Birth marks fifth generation for family Birth marks fifth generation for family
3 days ago -
The arrival of Ryleigh Greek marked the fifth generation of the Yanoschick family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 30 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 30
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 29, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 29
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral
1 hour ago -
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. [Read More]
Wing flap taken to site
14 hours ago -
BALMA, France — Representatives of the world’s media gathered today outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. [Read More]
Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect
14 hours ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn’t advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton releases tax, medical records CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton releases tax, medical records
14 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in “excellent physical condition,” two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate. [Read More]
Judge seeks minor-party high court seat
14 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Philadelphia judge said he’s submitted more than 28,000 signatures to the Pennsylvania Department of State in an effort to become the first independent or minor-party candidate to make the state Supreme Court ballot in more than two decades. [Read More]
DA won't face forgery charges
14 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor did not forge a judge’s signature on a fake bail order and should not face charges, a grand jury said in a report issued Friday in a case that has roiled the region’s legal community. [Read More]
School closes due to venomous spiders
14 hours ago -
MERCERSBURG (AP) — A central Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders. [Read More]
Family of crash victim sues Amtrak
14 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a technology executive killed when a speeding Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia has sued the railroad for wrongful death. [Read More]
Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
14 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. [Read More]
Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years
14 hours ago -
BALTIMORE — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy
2 days ago -
As most Pennsylvanians know, we are producing more natural gas than all but one other state, thanks to the prolific supplies of gas in the Marcellus and other formations. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now Letter to the Editor: The time to act is now
4 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
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
5 days ago -
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'
5 days ago -
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?
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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]
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