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Homer City police chief reflects on 27 years of service

Homer City police chief reflects on 27 years of service

- 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.

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Longtime employee takes over firearms shop Longtime employee takes over firearms shop
3 hours 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
3 hours ago -
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
3 hours 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]
Getting Twilight Zoned
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Getting Twilight Zoned
3 hours 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]
River town had bustling railway station River town had bustling railway station
3 hours ago -
Pictured here is the Pennsylvania Railroad station at Bolivar in 1907. [Read More]
Senior activity centers post schedules Senior activity centers post schedules
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The schedules at the Aging Services Inc. social centers for the coming week: [Read More]
IUP kicks off new school year
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IUP kicks off new school year
18 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
Speakers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania opened up the new school year Friday morning at Fisher Auditorium as students continue their yearly migration to the main and branch campuses for the fall semester. [Read More]
Blairsville church set to launch weekly services Blairsville church set to launch weekly services
18 hours ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
What started as a vision for a “new church for a new day for new types of people” will soon come to fruition with weekly services along the Route 22 Blairsville corridor. [Read More]
Bank makes donation Bank makes donation
18 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Officials from 1st Summit Bank recently made a donation to The Salvation Army of school supplies for children going back to school. [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': The Lord never forgets us
Column
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': The Lord never forgets us
18 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
When my daughter was in high school, she often came home with inked scribbles covering her hand. [Read More]

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Indiana girls drop golf match
3 hours 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
4 hours 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
18 hours 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
18 hours ago -
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
1 day ago -
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
2 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
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
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]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 hours 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
3 hours ago -
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
3 hours ago -
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
3 hours ago -
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
3 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — A 12-year-old girl’s lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years. [Read More]
Mother charged in death of son
4 hours ago -
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A mother has been charged in the death of her son who drowned in the pool at a central Alabama apartment while she shopped at Walmart. [Read More]
Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatment Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatment
4 hours ago -
WEST CHESTER (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia judge has been sent to prison, ending her efforts to avoid incarceration while she is treated for breast cancer. [Read More]
Texas hit man gets second stay of execution Texas hit man gets second stay of execution
4 hours ago -
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A convicted hit man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for a murder-for-hire plot that left a woman dead more than 23 years ago has received a reprieve from a state appeals court — the second he has received within a week of an execution date. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28:
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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
18 hours ago -
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
18 hours ago -
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
18 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
19 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 26, 2016: [Read More]
101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt 101st BIRTHDAY: Robert Shoenfelt
2 days ago -
Robert Shoenfelt was honored recently by the Indiana Lions Club, Indiana, for his 101st birthday, which will be Monday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 26:
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. 25, 2016: [Read More]

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Dozens treated as overdoses spike in states Dozens treated as overdoses spike in states
3 hours ago -
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]
Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
3 hours ago -
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]
Scams, waste loom as millions donated after Orlando shooting Scams, waste loom as millions donated after Orlando shooting
3 hours ago -
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]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support
3 hours ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a “war on the American farmer,” telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton “wants to shut down family farms” and implement anti-agriculture policies. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania
3 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama will be campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton next month in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Owner: Pig in ‘pretty good’ condition
3 hours ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in “pretty good” condition after being missing for six weeks. [Read More]
Suspect sought in May shooting death Suspect sought in May shooting death
3 hours ago -
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]
Authorities: Leak under control
3 hours ago -
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A chlorine leak in West Virginia that caused evacuations and sent at least two people to hospitals is under control, authorities said Saturday. [Read More]
Auto, tech industries clash over talking cars Auto, tech industries clash over talking cars
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. [Read More]
After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt
3 hours ago -
MONTPELIER, Vt. — For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Character before politics Letter to the Editor: Character before politics
3 hours 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
3 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
5 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
5 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
1 week 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]
Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing
2 weeks ago -
I commend Pastor Nicholas Kostella on his letter July 24, “The right restroom door?” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions
2 weeks ago -
For three years now the teachers, nurses and guidance counselors at Penns Manor School District have worked without a contract. [Read More]
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