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Couple's collection includes more than 1,000 Easter bunnies

Couple's collection includes more than 1,000 Easter bunnies

- ELLEN MATIS

Ask anyone how they decorate for Easter, and they might tell you that they put out a few ornate decorations.

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of March 22-28: [Read More]
Bike rally held Bike rally held
1 day ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Olivia Holden led cyclists in a bike rally Saturday to create awareness of the Multimodal Corridor study and demonstrate a need for the project in the Indiana community. [Read More]
YMCA, church stage annual egg hunt YMCA, church stage annual egg hunt
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Children ran to collect the 25,000 Easter eggs that were scattered Saturday at Mack Park for an egg hunt held by Summit Church and the YMCA of Indiana. [Read More]
PETS OF THE WEEK: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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PETS OF THE WEEK: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
Firm named to Forbes list
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In its first-ever ranking of best employers, Forbes magazine recently rated Edward Jones the highest-ranking financial-services firm on a list of 500 companies spanning 27 industries in the magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2015” edition. [Read More]
Local contractor elected to PBA Local contractor elected to PBA
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Matt Houser, of A&A Construction and Home Improvements in Indiana, has been elected regional legislative officer of the Midwest region for the Pennsylvania Builders Association, the voice of the home-building industry in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Word Whiz Iggy winners named Word Whiz Iggy winners named
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Pat McFeely, of Indiana, was the winner of Puzzle No. 7 in the Gazette’s Word Whiz Iggy contest, and Deb Smulik, of Rural Valley, was the winner of Puzzle No. 8. [Read More]
ICCAP to distribute food on Thursday
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food for residents of South Mahoning, West Mahoning and North Mahoning townships and Smicksburg and Plumville boroughs on Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Plumville, from 9 to 11 a.m. [Read More]
Glass plant exhibit to be held
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An exhibit on the Indiana Glass Manufacturing Plant will open Saturday, April 18, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Historical Museum. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE
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All events are held in Indiana unless otherwise noted. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks fall short in D2 title game IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks fall short in D2 title game
1 day ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — This time, the shots didn’t fall. This time, the run never came. This time, there is no next game. [Read More]
TONY COCCAGNA: Crimson Hawks' good story had a sad ending TONY COCCAGNA: Crimson Hawks' good story had a sad ending
1 day ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Devante Chance, IUP’s senior point guard, ended every postgame interview the same way over the course of the last two seasons. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: South squads prevail in all-star games HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: South squads prevail in all-star games
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Both South teams overcame high scoring by North standouts for victories in the Indiana Optimist Club all-star basketball games Saturday afternoon at Fifth Street Gymnasium at Indiana High School. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians top depleted Wildcats for title HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Indians top depleted Wildcats for title
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Indiana continued its dominance in the Indiana Optimist Underclassmen Basketball Tournament on Saturday, rolling to a 79-49 victory over Homer-Center in the championship game at Fifth Street Gymnasium. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks will face most pressure yet IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks will face most pressure yet
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
IUP (31-6) takes on Florida Southern (35-1), the top-ranked team in the country and a winner of 24 straight games, in the national championship game at 3 p.m. today. The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS. [Read More]
Blairsville scores win in snow
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BLAIRSVILLE — Cold and snowy conditions didn’t stop Blairsville from racking up 10 hits and scoring 10 runs in the last three innings to rout Homer-Center, 15-5, in a Heritage Conference softball game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Friday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks win indoor match IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks win indoor match
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A three-set singles win by Jarka Petercakova proved the clincher as the 32nd-ranked IUP women’s tennis team defeated Walsh, 6-3, in a non-conference indoor match on Friday afternoon in Ohio. [Read More]
Indiana native swims to best times despite injury Indiana native swims to best times despite injury
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Rachel Zilinskas completed her sophomore season on the University of Georgia women’s swimming team last Saturday by earning All-America honors when she placed in the top eight and established personal-best times in the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Five from area picked for Roundball Classic HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Five from area picked for Roundball Classic
2 days ago -
Two seniors who helped the Indiana High School boys’ basketball team win its first ever WPIAL title will take the court together one last time. [Read More]
Conference names winter all-stars Conference names winter all-stars
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The Heritage Conference named its all-conference teams in boys’ and girls’ basketball and wrestling for the 2014-15 season on Thursday. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
1 day ago -
The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Harberl. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police detained Abigail Altman, 22, of Wexford, Allegheny County, at 2:16 a.m. Saturday at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave., and cited her with retail theft, public drunkenness and harassment, according to a report. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
1 day ago -
A sport utility vehicle driven by Jacob Bell, 20, of Shelocta, hit a tree then traveled over an embankment, and hit a second tree, state police at Kittanning reported. [Read More]
Bride found guilty of niece's death after wedding
1 day ago -
BEAVER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony. [Read More]
Seven shot, injured at Florida spring break house party
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. [Read More]
State trooper hopes to return to force State trooper hopes to return to force
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DUNMORE (AP) — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force. [Read More]
Wounded police officer recovering
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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Walmart in north-central Arizona is at home recuperating. [Read More]
Clymer woman killed in crash on Route 119 Clymer woman killed in crash on Route 119
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HOMER CITY — A Clymer woman was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash at 8:40 p.m. Friday on Route 119 in Center Township. [Read More]
Woman died of hypothermia after falling, coroner rules
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BLAIRSVILLE — A Blairsville woman froze to death in early January after she consumed alcohol and ended up laying at the edge of a railroad right of way not far from downtown Blairsville, officials said. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]

All Family News

 
WEDDING: Christa Sturiale and Garry Lockard WEDDING: Christa Sturiale and Garry Lockard
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Christa Jo Sturiale and Garry Leigh Lockard were joined in marriage on Sept. 13, 2014, during an afternoon ceremony at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Indiana. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 29
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Cottrell STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Cottrell
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The Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary recently named Nicole Cottrell the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Shelby Oswald SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Shelby Oswald
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The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently named Shelby Oswald as the club’s Senior of the Month for March 2015. Shelby is a student at Blairsville High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Christopher Haupt STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Christopher Haupt
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The Saltsburg Lions recently named Christopher Haupt as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 28
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 27, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 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, March 26, 2015: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Brown and Michael Mey ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Brown and Michael Mey
4 days ago -
Jessica Brown, daughter of Roger and Bonnie Brown, of Vintondale, and Michael Mey, son of Mike and Diane Mey, of Bethel Park, have announced their engagement. [Read More]

All World News

 
Victim's dad calls for more focus on pilots
1 day ago -
SISTERON, France — The father of one of the victims of this week’s plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots’ welfare. [Read More]
Boko Haram attacks kill 41
1 day ago -
ABUJA, Nigeria — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history. [Read More]
Hundreds rally against law, say it's discriminatory Hundreds rally against law, say it's discriminatory
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INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. [Read More]
VIEWING HARRISBURG: Kane's troubles could haunt hopes for second term
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Pennsylvania’s highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her and what to do about a grand jury report that recommends she be charged with a crime. [Read More]
Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga
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SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. [Read More]
Historians review evolution of record-keeping
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WASHINGTON — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. [Read More]
Bride found guilty of niece's death after wedding
1 day ago -
BEAVER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony. [Read More]
Seven shot, injured at Florida spring break house party
1 day ago -
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. [Read More]
State trooper hopes to return to force State trooper hopes to return to force
1 day ago -
DUNMORE (AP) — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force. [Read More]
Dairy farms asked to consider breeding cows with no horns Dairy farms asked to consider breeding cows with no horns
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that’s long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other animals don’t get gored. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Underground Railroad thrived near Arcadia
1 day ago -
Many thanks for the wonderful special section on the Underground Railroad. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Community supported homeless vets
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During the weekend of March 14 and 15, Mike Weaver and Team Red, White and Blue along with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC and an IUP fraternity held a Sleep-Out at the Walmart Supercenter to bring awareness to the homeless in Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: We must fight against sexual assault
3 days ago -
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
4 days ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A celebration of drunken disregard
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Congratulations to IUP for allowing the least common denominator to represent them this past weekend. Unfortunately the representation, in my humble opinion, was pretty much what one would expect based on last year’s festivities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wrong answers on dealing with zealotry
5 days ago -
I am writing in response to Sunday’s letter written by McClellan Blair (“Zealotry a threat to our civilization”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rega sentence questioned
1 week ago -
I would like to applaud the Gazette for reporting and following the hit-and-run case involving District Justice Jennifer Rega. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Medical care in area lauded
1 week ago -
Recently I was taken by Citizens’ Ambulance to Indiana Regional Medical Center. After a couple of days and some tests, I came home and had the services of the Visiting Nurse Association for follow-up care. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Showtime' promises to be great program again
1 week ago -
Want to be entertained and pay practically nothing for it? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Zealotry a threat to our civilization
1 week ago -
Today there are three forms of zealotry that threaten civilization as we know it: radical Islam, environmentalism and socialism. [Read More]
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