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HOMER CITY: Study set for deadly intersection

HOMER CITY: Study set for deadly intersection

- ELLEN MATIS

HOMER CITY — Homer City Borough council members passed a resolution on Tuesday that could pave the way for a flashing “signal ahead” on Route 119 northbound near the intersection of Route 56.

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Local legislators wary of spending plan Local legislators wary of spending plan
11 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
HARRISBURG — Indiana County-area lawmakers are offering scant support for the $33.8 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf. [Read More]
SALTSBURG: Council hires new police officer SALTSBURG: Council hires new police officer
11 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
SALTSBURG — Saltsburg Borough Council members swore in a new part-time officer at its meeting Monday, adding a fifth member to the borough’s police force. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
11 hours ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
15 hours ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
Schools closed; flood watch in effect Schools closed; flood watch in effect
15 hours ago -
Many area schools are closed today, and an areal flood watch remains in effect through 4 p.m. [Read More]
Young singer advances in contest Young singer advances in contest
1 day ago -
ERNEST — A Marion Center student too young to participate in school chorus won a singing award in a talent contest in February. [Read More]
CENTER TOWNSHIP: Board crafts burn-law amendments
1 day ago -
GRACETON — Changes in the Center Township regulation on trash burning won’t be enacted until late April at the earliest, township officials said Monday. [Read More]
Greenawalt to seek term on Indiana council Greenawalt to seek term on Indiana council
1 day ago -
Anthony “Tony” Greenawalt has announced he will seek a Republican nomination for a two-year term on Indiana Borough council from the Fourth Ward. [Read More]
STEPHANIE SMITH COONEY: Falls can be prevented
1 day ago -
It’s no mystery that falls are a serious concern. As we navigate the snow and ice of winter, we are reminded that it doesn’t take much to slip, and sometimes falls can do more than make us sore. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: Board hears options for plan that would add gym facility PURCHASE LINE: Board hears options for plan that would add gym facility
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line school board saw two different plans for a possible auxiliary gym at the junior/senior high school during Monday night’s work session. [Read More]

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IUP BASKETBALL: Women beat 'Boro again IUP BASKETBALL: Women beat 'Boro again
11 hours ago -
The number three was the key Tuesday night: IUP ’ s top player, No. 3, hit a bunch of 3-pointers on the third day of the third month of the year, and the Crimson Hawks beat Edinboro for the third time this season in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs. [Read More]
Area swimmers place at District 6 meet
12 hours ago -
STATE COLLEGE — The Marion Center swimming team competed in the District 6 Championships at Penn State University on Friday and Saturday, and out of 17 schools, the girls ’ team placed seventh and the boys ’ team finished 11th. [Read More]
NFL: Eagles reportedly trade McCoy
12 hours ago -
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — According to an ESPN report, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. [Read More]
Crimson Hawks deliver dual conference tournament wins Crimson Hawks deliver dual conference tournament wins
12 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania basketball teams advanced Tuesday with victories in the men's and women's divisions of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: It's time to plan hunting trips ZEKE WILSON: It's time to plan hunting trips
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Hunts from this fall and winter are still being reflected upon and already it is time to begin planning 2015 hunts. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though Pennsylvania anglers will find a wide variety of trout-fishing opportunities in our home state, a relatively short trip south to West Virginia will provide a host of options. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Indiana game on On Demand AROUND THE AREA: Indiana game on On Demand
2 days ago -
Indiana’s victory over Beaver Falls in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game can be viewed by Comcast cable customers on Xfinity On Demand [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Men hope bounces go their way IUP BASKETBALL: Men hope bounces go their way
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The equation is pretty simple: another made shot or two, a couple more stops on defense, a deflection here for an easy bucket, an offensive rebound there for another easy basket. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks keep ey on what's ahead IUP BASKETBALL: Crimson Hawks keep ey on what's ahead
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
What’s done is done. IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell doesn’t care that his team beat Edinboro twice this season or that Edinboro, prior to that, beat his team 10 straight times, including three times last year. [Read More]
All things IUP -- on The Indiana Gazette Online All things IUP -- on The Indiana Gazette Online
2 days ago -
Visit the new nest of the Crimson Hawks on The Indiana Gazette Online. It's new, it's complete, and it's the only source you need for Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the news, in sports, and in town. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
11 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police have charged a 19-year-old IUP student from Tarentum in connection to a domestic dispute at Stephenson Hall on Tuesday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
11 hours ago -
Amanda A. Stricker, 21, of Sinking Spring, Berks County, suffered minor injuries when she lost control of her vehicle along Wayne Avenue on Feb. 21. [Read More]
Police: Man offered cash to kill fetus
11 hours ago -
McKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police say an Allegheny County man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn child. [Read More]
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting
11 hours ago -
SHARON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arraigned and jailed after U.S. marshals arrested him on a charge of fatally shooting another man at the suspect’s own birthday party. [Read More]
Teen investigated in ATV death
11 hours ago -
PETROLIA (AP) — State police say a teen driving an all-terrain vehicle that crashed, killing a 16-year-old passenger, could face charges — as could someone who apparently helped move the ATV from the crash scene. [Read More]
Man sentenced for 10th DUI
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man must spend up to seven years in prison for his 10th drunken-driving conviction and third in the past 10 years. [Read More]
High court to rule on death penalty
12 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Tuesday it will rule on the legality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s month-old death penalty moratorium. [Read More]
Suspect jailed while awaiting heroin trial
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A man charged with selling powder that dilutes heroin and tiny “stamp” bags used to package it for street sale must remain jailed until trial, after a federal judge agreed with prosecutors that he’ll keep selling them if he remains free. [Read More]
Different views of bombing suspect to be given at trial
12 hours ago -
BOSTON — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. [Read More]
Schools closed; flood watch in effect Schools closed; flood watch in effect
15 hours ago -
Many area schools are closed today, and an areal flood watch remains in effect through 4 p.m. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, March 4
12 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
12 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 3, 2015 : [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 3
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 2, 2015: [Read More]
65TH ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Beverly Botsford 65TH ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Beverly Botsford
2 days ago -
Paul and Beverly Botsford, of Indiana, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21 at a dinner given by their four children and spouses. [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haggerty 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haggerty
2 days ago -
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Paul Haggerty, of Creekside, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24 with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at a dinner party given by their children. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 2
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 1
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin Student of the Month: Jordan Valentin
4 days ago -
Jordan M. Valentin was named the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Indiana County Technology Center Student of the Month for February. [Read More]

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In Congress, Netanyahu faults 'bad deal' on iran In Congress, Netanyahu faults 'bad deal' on iran
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — With dark warnings and a call to action, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the world’s most prominent venues on Tuesday to denounce what he called a “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran and mount a challenge to President Barack Obama. [Read More]
Wolf: Higher taxes would fund schools Wolf: Higher taxes would fund schools
11 hours ago -
In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the way public education is funded. [Read More]
Supreme Court takes up major fight over health care law
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate ANALYSIS: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate
11 hours ago -
JERUSALEM — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state. [Read More]
How will state budget affect us?
11 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — If Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax hike and relief plan passes the Legislature, Pennsylvanians would feel the effect in different ways: [Read More]
Petraeus admits sharing secrets Petraeus admits sharing secrets
11 hours ago -
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was working on the book. [Read More]
Police: Man offered cash to kill fetus
11 hours ago -
McKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police say an Allegheny County man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn child. [Read More]
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting
11 hours ago -
SHARON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arraigned and jailed after U.S. marshals arrested him on a charge of fatally shooting another man at the suspect’s own birthday party. [Read More]
Teen investigated in ATV death
11 hours ago -
PETROLIA (AP) — State police say a teen driving an all-terrain vehicle that crashed, killing a 16-year-old passenger, could face charges — as could someone who apparently helped move the ATV from the crash scene. [Read More]
Man sentenced for 10th DUI
12 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man must spend up to seven years in prison for his 10th drunken-driving conviction and third in the past 10 years. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Don't need no education
1 day ago -
Deer Editor, eye am righting two espress my agreement of the indiana skool boards perposal too cut funding four english classes ... [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana realignment falls short of promises
2 days ago -
In October 2013 the Indiana Area School District board voted to realign the elementary buildings. The main reason for realignment was financial savings as well as leveling out class size in elementary buildings. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Plan would hurt entire Blairsville-Saltsburg district
2 days ago -
The renovated and expanded Saltsburg K-12 campus is less than four years old, yet the Blairsville members of the Blairsville-Saltsburg school board and the current superintendent are hurriedly trying to close the grades 7-12 section of the Saltsburg building. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IUP colleagues remember Dr. Shirey
4 days ago -
Dr. Ruth Shirey, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of Geography & Regional Planning from 1970 to 2007, was someone who cared a great deal about the Indiana community and Indiana University of Pennsylvania [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reckless behavior and road rage
4 days ago -
More than 37,000 people die in road crashes each year in the United States, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Change needed on Indiana school board
5 days ago -
How does our school board justify keeping six buildings open while enrollment has dropped by 1,000 students since 1993? To pay for these buildings, the board is again embarking on a reduction frenzy with regard to academics and teachers at the senior high. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Aid-in-dying should be legal right in Pennsylvania
6 days ago -
Thank you for your coverage of Barbara Mancini’s Death With Dignity presentation at IUP. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
6 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: Winter cold doesn't alter climate change
6 days ago -
Thanks to the frigid blasts of air sent down by our neighbors to the north, the climate-change deniers are probably over the moon. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What about the seasonal workers?
1 week ago -
I would like to bring attention to a situation concerning unemployment compensation benefits. [Read More]
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