Indiana, PA - Indiana County

Tomb, others honored for efforts in the arts Tomb, others honored for efforts in the arts
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

The suspense has been lifted. Next, it’s time for the glamour. Full Story →

Toddler dies when driver backs over her

SMICKSBURG — An 18-month-old girl was killed late Thursday afternoon when she was run over by a vehicle at her family’s home along Route 954 near Smicksburg, the Indiana County coroner’s office reported.

House leveled to make way for green space House leveled to make way for green space

A crew from Don Huey Custom Building and Remodeling tore down a former fraternity house on the corner of South Seventh and South streets in Indiana on Thursday.

Homer City police target aggressive drivers on 119

To increase safety on Route 119, the Homer City Police Department is stepping up its patrols for aggressive driving, targeting drivers who speed, tailgate, pass improperly and run red lights, through Sept. 14.

Photos of the Week Photos of the Week

Each week, the Gazette presents the area through the eyes of Gazette photographers.

- JAMIE EMPFIELD
View All Local News Coverage →

Indiana News

IndianaSportsPoliceFamilyWorldOpinions

All Indiana News

 
INSIDE INDIANA: Citizens', Son Day, Tony, Rudy, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Citizens', Son Day, Tony, Rudy, etc.
1 hour ago - - BILL HASTINGS
Organizers of Citizens’ Ambulance Service are preparing to mark its 50th anniversary, and they are reaching out to current personnel and alumni of the organization to attend a celebration this fall. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A Somerset County construction company has been hired to continue site development at the Windy Ridge Business & Technology Park in White Township under a $1 million contract awarded Wednesday by the Indiana County board of commissioners. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: VA clinic to open in October
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The new veterans medical clinic under development at the Regency Mall in White Township is slated for opening in early October, and VA representatives on Wednesday urged area veterans to embrace the sophisticated technologies to be used in patient service there. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors approve parking restrictions
1 day ago - - MARGARET HARPER
The White Township supervisors on Wednesday approved an ordinance prohibiting parking in an area of Lilac Street. [Read More]
New law calls for county sheriff's training
1 day ago -
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation calling for training and certification for those elected as county sheriffs in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
First Commonwealth Financial reports quarterly earnings First Commonwealth Financial reports quarterly earnings
1 day ago -
First Commonwealth Financial Corporation on Wednesday reported net income of $11.9 million, or 13 cents diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter ending June 30. [Read More]
New art display at IRMC New art display at IRMC
1 day ago -
Craig Peterson's art exhibit will be on display at Urgi-Care at Indiana Regional Medical Center through the first weekend in September. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
1 day ago -
Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the Entertainment Center. [Read More]
Back to School Bash event set
1 day ago -
The sixth annual Back to School Bash will take place along Church Street, in downtown Indiana, on Aug. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
ICL PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals ICL PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals
56 minutes ago -
APOLLO — West Lebanon clubbed three homers and posted season highs in hits and runs to blank Apollo, 21-0, and finish a sweep in the best-of-three quarterfinal-round series in the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Thursday. [Read More]
Winning foursome named at golf tournament Winning foursome named at golf tournament
2 hours ago -
The second annual Janessa Fleming Memorial Golf Tournament was held 21 at Meadow Lane Golf Course. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Homer City team exits tourney
2 hours ago -
Homer City team exits tournament [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals
1 day ago -
They squandered their first crack at soaking coach Dan Shirley with ice water, but the way the Kovacik Insurance veterans saw it, they’d earn at least one more chance at partaking in the celebratory ritual during this postseason. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener
1 day ago -
West Lebanon erased an early two-run deficit, racked up 13 hits and scored a season-high in runs to topple Apollo, 18-5, in the opening game of the quarterfinal round of the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Wednesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Homer City opens with loss JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Homer City opens with loss
1 day ago -
Homer City All-Star Garage Door opened play at the Junior League state tournament with a narrow 2-1 loss to Athens on Wednesday. [Read More]
SOCCER: IASB's Storm Hawks take second at tourney SOCCER: IASB's Storm Hawks take second at tourney
1 day ago -
The Storm Hawks, the U12 girls’ team from the Indiana Area Soccer Boosters travel league, placed second in the Pittsburgh 3-vs.-3 Live Soccer Tournament on July 19. [Read More]
Golf outing held for Make-A-Wish Golf outing held for Make-A-Wish
2 days ago -
The Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services sixth annual charity golf classic was held July 10 at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: CMA wins softball playoff game
2 days ago -
Scott Shirley piled up four hits to lead CMA to a 12-2 win over Grace Methodist II in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Tuesday. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach
3 days ago -
IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell has filled one of the two vacancies on his staff. [Read More]

All Police News

 
POLICE LOG
1 hour ago -
State police have charged a Blairsville woman with driving under the influence of drugs while transporting a mentally challenged patient under her supervision. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
1 hour ago -
State police reported a truck driven by Michael McSherry, 22, of Lower Burrell, ran into cars driven by Vance Byram, 55, of Indiana, and Sarah McFadden, 20, of Kittanning, at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday on Route 380 near Hilty Road. [Read More]
Six hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen
1 hour ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Dad charged in fatal dresser fall
1 hour ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a “tragic accident,” not a crime. [Read More]
Man faces 100 years in rape case
2 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — A 33-year-old Centre County man faces up to a century in prison after pleading guilty to raping two young girls hundreds of times in recent years. [Read More]
Explosion destroys house
2 hours ago -
EAST PROSPECT (AP) — Authorities are likening an explosion that destroyed a central Pennsylvania home to a bomb going off, saying it spread debris for about 100 yards in every direction. [Read More]
Suspect in fatal shooting waives hearing
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLAIRSVILLE — A Marion Center-area man waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he shot his friend to death on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain in jail while attorneys try to craft a plea deal, a public defender said. [Read More]
1-year-old injured in accident 1-year-old injured in accident
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
Investigators reported that a 1-year-old boy was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to a regional trauma center for treatment of a moderate injury following a crash about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 422 near Trim Tree Road in Armstrong Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
State police reported that two people were caught “hitching a ride” on a train traveling through the Pumphouse Road area at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
1 day ago -
Vehicles driven by Walter Henry, of Homer City, and Nancy Yakubisin, of Greensburg, were involved in an accident at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 66 at Old Route 66, state police at Greensburg reported. [Read More]

All Family News

 
BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser
57 minutes ago -
Chaise Maverick Clouser was born at 4:18 p.m. June 9 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. [Read More]
WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch
1 hour ago -
Kristi Marie Knapik, of Cherry Tree, and John Robert Lasch, of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. E. George Saletrik at the Church of the Resurrection located in Clymer. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts
1 hour ago -
Jacqueline Beisel, of Clymer, and Dillon Potts, of Creekside, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
1 hour ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 24, 2014: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski 2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski
1 day ago -
Isabella Rose Statkowski will celebrate her second birthday on Aug. 4. [Read More]
60th ANNIVERSARY: Wayne and Martha Wood 60th ANNIVERSARY: Wayne and Martha Wood
1 day ago -
Wayne and Martha (Rising) Wood, of Shelocta, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2014. [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Curtis and Virginia Reed 50th ANNIVERSARY: Curtis and Virginia Reed
1 day ago -
Curtis and Virginia Reed, of Indiana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 24
1 day ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 23, 2014: [Read More]

All World News

 
Black box recovered in Mali air crash
1 hour ago -
PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today. [Read More]
Mideast clash enters 18th day
1 hour ago -
JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons. [Read More]
Ferry owner's son detained
1 hour ago -
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run. [Read More]
Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
1 hour ago -
CHICAGO (AP) — Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago. [Read More]
Education panel meets on funding
1 hour ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A 15-member commission that will recommend how Pennsylvania should change how it funds public education is up and running. [Read More]
Central American leaders convening in Washington Central American leaders convening in Washington
1 hour ago -
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. [Read More]
Some homeowner groups weeding out pot Some homeowner groups weeding out pot
1 hour ago -
DENVER — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. [Read More]
Pittsburgh curbs tailgating before Jason Aldean show
1 hour ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mayor and officials who control parking at the city’s sports stadium lots are limiting tailgating hours in hopes of avoiding rowdy behavior and mountains of trash when country music star Jason Aldean performs at PNC Park on Saturday. [Read More]
Feds cap health insurance fines
1 hour ago -
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. [Read More]
Six hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen
1 hour ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
How to submit a letter to the editor
2 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 timely helping hand
1 week ago -
On Tuesday afternoon, July 8, our dairy farm was hit with a microburst-type storm. Our heifer barn was destroyed and five large trees were uprooted. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to kind stranger
1 week ago -
My 1-year-old son and I were shopping at Aldi on Saturday morning when their debit machines went down. I had some cash, but not enough to cover the transaction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Seniors disappointed in bus service
2 weeks ago -
A group of us from Clairvaux Commons recently decided to go to the Indiana Mall for lunch and shopping, which we had done many times in the past. We decided to take the 10:34 bus. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for support Orenda
2 weeks ago -
Indiana County ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and their patrons, as well as private donors for helping us make our 2014 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign a major success: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A double whammy for A-R
2 weeks ago -
Apollo-Ridge school board hit property owners with a double whammy on June 26 and not only by their vote to increase expenditures to $22.9 million, thus setting in motion a 2.1 mill increase for Armstrong County property taxpayers and a 3.3 mill increase for Indiana County residents. [Read More]
Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories
2 weeks ago -
“As soon as we crested the last hill on Route 56, I could see the glow in the sky. I knew we were going to have our hands full.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A lesson in trust
2 weeks ago -
Not long ago a couple of friends and I were in Homer City as volunteers for the Ramps of Hope ministry of the Indiana District of the United Methodist Church. We were taking measurements for a person who was in need of a ramp. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No regard for life; no help when needed
2 weeks ago -
It’s happened again. My husband and I came home to find something lying on the road. It turned out to be a tiny kitten, seriously injured but still alive. Some heartless idiot dumped it here, probably by throwing it out of the car, as people have done before. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lesser of two evils
2 weeks ago -
When I view the race for governor, I can’t see a candidate winning the race that is good for Pennsylvanians. I see the choice as being the lesser of two evils. [Read More]

Our Indiana, PA directory offers information about Indiana County including downtown Indiana, IUP, and surrounding communities. Check out our : movie listingsreal estate guideEmployment and Jobs, the take out and delivery guide, and our business directory

Indiana, PA Radar
current conditions icon 68°F
Real Feel© 67°F
Wind N / 5mph

Powered by Civic Science