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In the Spotlight: First Christian Church

The roots of First Christian Church go back as far as 1857, when various meetings were held. By Oct. 27, 1895, a church was organized with 22 members.

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Sen. Don White's legislation approved
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The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved legislation introduced by state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, designed to provide savings to Pennsylvania’s public pension system by dramatically changing the program available to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. [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]
ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award
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Jim Wagner, executive director of ARIN, presented the Friends of Education Award to Danny Sacco, safety consultant, at the annual convention Wednesday. [Read More]
Organizers prepare for fundraising sale Organizers prepare for fundraising sale
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The Indiana County Humane Society is now accepting donations for its 14th annual flea market, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and noon to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Indiana County Fairgrounds at Mack Park. [Read More]
Priest named to succeed Brandt as bishop Priest named to succeed Brandt as bishop
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GREENSBURG — A central Pennsylvania priest has been named to succeed Bishop Lawrence Brandt as leader of the Diocese of Greensburg. [Read More]
Ex-aviation supervisor won't let memories of 9/11 fade Ex-aviation supervisor won't let memories of 9/11 fade
1 day ago - - KAYLA IHRIG
SPRING CHURCH — “On Sept, 11, 2001, 40 ordinary people sat down as strangers and stood up as one,” said a speaker at Apollo-Ridge High School. [Read More]
'Memphis, the Musical' to be staged at IUP 'Memphis, the Musical' to be staged at IUP
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The Broadway award-winning show “Memphis, the Musical,” will be presented at 8 p.m. May 4 in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center as the final production this season’s Ovations! series. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Miracle League, Jimmy, Mast Year, etc.
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Opening ceremonies are set for 11 a.m. May 9 at the Miracle League of Indiana County, where people with special needs will have the opportunity to play baseball in their own community. [Read More]
Open house held at CARE center Open house held at CARE center
1 day ago - - TOM PEEL
The Care Center of Indiana County held an open house Thursday as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. [Read More]
Creekside fire department urges turnout at MS Walk
1 day ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Members of the Creekside Fire Department are now putting extra effort into participating in a fundraising event Saturday. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats rebound vs. MC HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats rebound vs. MC
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Blairsville pitcher Ryan Shirley got all the run support he needed in the first inning, and the Bobcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 5-0 win over host Marion Center in a Heritage Conference baseball game Friday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers
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Ryan Uhl ran his home run total to 29 with three homers in IUP’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division baseball doubleheader against Gannon on Friday afternoon in Erie. [Read More]
Marion Center Speedway to open tonight Marion Center Speedway to open tonight
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MARION CENTER — The 49th season of dirt-track stock car racing at Marion Center Speedway will begin tonight. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo carries Wildcats to crown ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo carries Wildcats to crown
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Angel Piccirillo feels right at home running in the Penn Relays. [Read More]
FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
What begins Saturday afternoon will be a new era of football in Indiana, and the first-year Tomahawks are prepared for the journey on which they are about to embark. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: INDIANA 8, SOUTHMORELAND 0
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Zach Schultz and Cameron Allmendinger teamed up to toss a one-hitter in Indiana’s win over Southmoreland in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA game at Keystone Rehab Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Stingers move to 6-0
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Marion Center ace Megan Risinger tossed a one-hitter, and the unbeaten Stingers banged out 12 hits to blank Homer-Center, 7-0, in a Heritage Conference softball game Thursday at Floodway Park. [Read More]
Indiana splits in tennis
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In its first of two matches on the day, Indiana blanked Riverview, 5-0, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA boys’ tennis match Thursday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
IJHS teams sweep Kiski Area
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Indiana’s teams improved to 3-1 by sweeping Kiski Area in a junior high track and field meet at Fifth Street Stadium on Thursday. [Read More]
Marion Center scores sweeps
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PURCHASE LINE — Marion Center’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams swept Purchase Line and St. Joseph in a triangular meet Thursday. The meet between Marion Center and Purchase Line was a Heritage Conference meet. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police said a non-IUP student sent threatening Facebook messages to a female victim on Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at Goral and Schork roads at 8:35 a.m., according to state police. [Read More]
Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former CIA director and the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation for providing classified information to a woman with whom he was having an affair. [Read More]
Man sentenced for fraud
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities say a man who ran various labor staffing services in Pennsylvania is facing just over three years in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in federal employment taxes. [Read More]
Students injured when stage collapses
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WESTFIELD, Ind. — More than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said. [Read More]
Lawyer: Detainee had no seat belt Lawyer: Detainee had no seat belt
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BALTIMORE — No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. [Read More]
Bra bandit strikes again
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A bra bandit has struck again at a northeast Pennsylvania mall. [Read More]
Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale. [Read More]
Woman gets three to seven years for shooting over bacon-less burger Woman gets three to seven years for shooting over bacon-less burger
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone left a parking meter in a yard in the 800 block of Grant Street on Wednesday, according to borough police. Police said they discovered the meter at 5:23 p.m. but don’t know where it came from. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Honor Roll: Homer-Center High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Homer-Center High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25
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If you see these people today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center April 24 activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 24
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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, April 23, 2015: [Read More]
How to send your family news to us How to send your family news to us
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Please follow these guides for sending birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday and other announcements for the Family News section of The Indiana Gazette and The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
BIRTH: James Michael Clabaugh
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James Michael Clabaugh was born April 13, 2015, at 5:07 a.m. at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: West Shamokin High School
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RURAL VALLEY — The following students have been named to the honor roll at West Shamokin High School for the third-quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Junior/Senior High School
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The following students have been to the honor roll for the third grading period at Saltsburg Junior/Senior High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 23 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 23
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

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Hundreds perish in quake Hundreds perish in quake
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal today, killing at least 876 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. [Read More]
Report: NSA spying showed little benefit
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WASHINGTON — The secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program hampered its effectiveness, and many members of the intelligence community later struggled to identify any specific terrorist attacks it thwarted, a newly decla [Read More]
Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender
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NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Wolf's tax plan will hit all incomes
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HARRISBURG — The sprawling package of tax changes Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week. [Read More]
Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. [Read More]
Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships
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WASHINGTON — The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday. [Read More]
Sen. Don White's legislation approved
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The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved legislation introduced by state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, designed to provide savings to Pennsylvania’s public pension system by dramatically changing the program available to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. [Read More]
Manure trade show's contest produces pile of entries
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Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. [Read More]
Kunitzes' ex-nanny charged with stealing
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PITTSBURGH — The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling them to jewelry stores, police said. [Read More]
Starbucks hit by computer outage
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SEATTLE — Starbucks is back in business early today after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Shusters, pere et fils
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Your front-page Associated Press story on U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s intimate relationships with 1) a lobbyist for the airline industry and 2) with the airline industry (“Shuster admits to ties with lobbyist,” April 17) was a well-reported contribution to the genre. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana Area school board doing a good job
6 days ago -
I worked for PennDOT for 36-plus years. A primary rule was that every transportation improvement project is governed by two factors: safety and budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Living in an age of constant distraction
6 days ago -
We sit and analyze major news events from the comforts of our home, workplace and outdoor venues. Video cameras are attached to everything from animals, buildings and cars to people and law enforcement. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council should consider bike plan
6 days ago -
As many of our community’s residents are aware, spring is here. This means that more and more of us will get out the bicycles and head out for a ride. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Comments about realignment inaccurate
1 week ago -
As chairman of the IASD Academic Committee, I would like to clarify a few items and correct several inaccuracies in Michele Tortorella’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Public misled on realignment’s benefits”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: People don't want county to be dump site
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In Eric Buterbaugh’s April 2 letter, “County erred in backing township action,” he did his best to try to degrade the county commissioners for becoming involved in the dispute over a waste water dump site within the county. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A revenue problem, not a spending one
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In his April 5 article “To move forward, we must act now,” U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster has joined the chorus of those who compare the government’s budget to that of the typical family’s budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Math in Smerconish column does not compute
2 weeks ago -
In his April 7 column, Michael Smerconish says: “Bill Clinton won 61 percent of counties that now have a Whole Foods and 40 percent of counties that now have a Cracker Barrel — a 21 percent gap.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Public misled on realignment's benefits
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At the Academic Committee meeting of the Indiana school board on March 30, over 50 elementary teachers came out to voice their displeasure with the elementary realignment that has occurred this year. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Dush communicates with constituents
2 weeks ago -
On March 23 at 7 p.m. Cris Dush, newly elected to the state House of Representative from 66th District (northern Indiana County and all of Jefferson County), surprised his constituents with a town hall meeting via an unannounced telephone call. [Read More]
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