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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has fired athletic director Steve Pederson after Paul Chryst's abrupt departure for Wisconsin left the Panthers searching for their fourth football coach in four years.

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Geography bee held in Indiana Geography bee held in Indiana
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Lauri Steffy of the Indiana Free Library moderated the 2015 National Geographic Geography Bee for Indiana County Homeschoolers on Dec. 11. [Read More]
Local agencies open doors to teen volunteers
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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]
Local Red Cross changes name, expands aid area
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GREENSBURG — Besides ringing in the holiday season at the Annual Holiday Splendor Gala on Dec. 4, the local American Red Cross also ushered in a new era by announcing a change of its name from the Westmoreland-Armstrong and Indiana Chapter to the American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge. [Read More]
Leader's Circle accepting nominations
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The Leader’s Circle of Indiana County has announced that nominations for the 2015 ATHENA Award and Male and Female Civic Leader awards are now being accepted. [Read More]
Candlelight service set
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The Crete Presbyterian Church, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will host a candlelight worship service at 7:30 p.m. Friday led by the Rev. Katie Ward Stear. [Read More]
Final Advent service to be held Thursday
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The final in the Community Advent Thursday Sacred Worship and Organ Concert Series will be held at the historic First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. [Read More]
DMV to close for holiday DMV to close for holiday
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its center in the Indiana Mall, will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas. [Read More]
Making spirits bright: Enter the 2014 Light-up Contest Making spirits bright: Enter the 2014 Light-up Contest
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Do you have the brightest house on the block? Enter your holiday light display to win a gift package worth $100. [Read More]
Cast your vote: The top stories of 2014 Cast your vote: The top stories of 2014
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So, what was the top local news story of 2014? We want to hear from you! [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hawks soar in fast lane COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hawks soar in fast lane
12 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
When the IUP Crimson Hawks get in the fast lane, they’re hard to slow down and impossible to catch. Sometimes, though, they get caught moseying along in the slow lane. It happened at some point in each of IUP’s previous fives games, and the last two ended in losses. [Read More]
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: IUP women spread the wealth in rout COLLEGE BASKETBALL: IUP women spread the wealth in rout
12 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
When IUP crashes the boards and clamps down defensively like it did against Mansfield, its best offensive weapon and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, Lindsay Stamp, can afford to have an off night. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: IHS rebounds from loss
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Indiana bounced back from its first loss of the season, pulling out a quality 58-51 road win over Mount Pleasant in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA girls’ basketball game on Tuesday night. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wolves score first AAA victory
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West Shamokin got its first Class AAA section win in school history by whipping Derry, 47-28, in WPIAL Section 3-AAA action Tuesday night in NuMine. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: MC tops Portage on mats
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PORTAGE — Marion Center defeated Portage, 57-12, in a high school non-conference wrestling match on Tuesday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Comets beat Lions
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ARMAGH — Penns Manor defeated United, 28-12, in a junior high girls’ basketball game on Tuesday. [Read More]
Cast your ballot: The top Sports stories of 2014 Cast your ballot: The top Sports stories of 2014
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So, what was the top local sports story of 2014? We want to hear from you! [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Grueling season comes to close
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
As the sun set on Saturday, the deer and the hunters breathed a sigh of relief. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
I was reminded last weekend that one of the handiest tools an angler can have is a pair of scissors. In addition to traditional uses like the cutting of line, scissors make it easy to trim soft plastic baits. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Stingers claims first win
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Marion Center benefited from a mid-game change in its defensive scheme and outscored host DuBois by 12 points in the second half to score its first win of the year, a 51-43 victory in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Monday. [Read More]

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Car strikes Warren Road building Car strikes Warren Road building
12 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
No one was injured when a car ran into a building at 2340 Warren Road in White Township at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. [Read More]
CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge George Thachik. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police in Greensburg said Joseph W. Short, 57, of Latrobe, was in possession of a sawed off shotgun on Dec. 4 at 6:36 p.m. at 103 Clover Drive. [Read More]
Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. [Read More]
Suspect's suicide ends manhunt Suspect's suicide ends manhunt
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PENNSBURG — An ex-Marine’s suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. [Read More]
Comptroller negotiating settlement in Garner death
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NEW YORK — As protests and emotions continue to roil over the death of Eric Garner during a police encounter, the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, is seeking to privately negotiate a settlement of a $75 million civil rights claim brought by Garner’s family. [Read More]
Police officer to be buried Friday
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PERRYOPOLIS (AP) — A police officer killed when his cruiser slammed into a turning vehicle will be laid to rest Friday. [Read More]
Constables charged with assault
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Prosecutors have charged two Pittsburgh constables with assault and related charges, saying the lawmen refused to accept a woman’s offer to pay off a $104 warrant for an outstanding traffic ticket and instead handcuffed her and dragged her out of her home by her feet. [Read More]
Two lawmakers charged in sting
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Two more elected officials from Philadelphia are facing charges in connection with an undercover sting investigation involving cash and gifts. [Read More]
Family sues over fatal shooting at Ohio Walmart
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CINCINNATI — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Walmart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man’s civil rights. [Read More]

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ENGAGEMENT: Jenni Council and Jordan Michael Chandler ENGAGEMENT: Jenni Council and Jordan Michael Chandler
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Jordan Michael Chandler and Jenni Elizabeth Council have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Gretchen Mitchell and Daniel Viderman ENGAGEMENT: Gretchen Mitchell and Daniel Viderman
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Gretchen Leigh Mitchell and Daniel Bruce Viderman, both of McMurray, are pleased to announce their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette reader birthdays: Dec. 17
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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, Dec. 16, 2014: [Read More]
45th ANNIVERSARY: Robert C. and Jane Lute 45th ANNIVERSARY: Robert C. and Jane Lute
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Robert C. and Jane (Emigh) Lute, of Clymer, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. Their wedding was officiated by the Rev. James Fetterman at the Penns Manor Church of the Nazarene. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 16
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center Dec. 15 activity: [Read More]
90th BIRTHDAY: Meredith Reda 90th BIRTHDAY: Meredith Reda
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Meredith (Mimi) Knupp Reda, of Hermitage, celebrated her 90th birthday Dec. 14, 2014. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Dec. 15
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]

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U.S., Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak U.S., Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. [Read More]
Taliban attack on Pakistan school leaves trail of death
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway today. [Read More]
Congress renews expiring tax breaks
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WASHINGTON — Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals. [Read More]
Siege gunman dropped from watch list Siege gunman dropped from watch list
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SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency’s watch list — but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia’s prime minister said today. [Read More]
Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. [Read More]
Suspect's suicide ends manhunt Suspect's suicide ends manhunt
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PENNSBURG — An ex-Marine’s suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. [Read More]
American released by Cuba
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WASHINGTON — American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said today. [Read More]
Methane discovery may signal life on Mars
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SAN FRANCISCO — Life on Mars? Today? The notion may not be so far-fetched after all. [Read More]
Threat rattles Sony, film industry
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LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment, the FBI, theater owners and competing film studios scrambled on Tuesday to deal with a threat of terrorism against movie theaters that show Sony’s “The Interview,” a raunchy comedy about the assassination of the North Korean leader. [Read More]
Comptroller negotiating settlement in Garner death
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NEW YORK — As protests and emotions continue to roil over the death of Eric Garner during a police encounter, the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, is seeking to privately negotiate a settlement of a $75 million civil rights claim brought by Garner’s family. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: A belated thank-you to Dr. William Betts
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One always feels sad when you read someone’s obituary and wished you could have known about something in his life that you could have thanked him for while he still lived! [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
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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: Staff at county humane society praised
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I would like to take a moment to thank members of the staff at the Indiana County Humane Society for their devotion and compassion for the animals that are housed at their facility. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Kudos for Pennsylvania Christmas tree industry AS I SEE IT: Kudos for Pennsylvania Christmas tree industry
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The holiday season is a time for family, friends … and Christmas trees! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Use funds for education, not building
1 week ago -
The meaning of my letters about the school board’s misuse of facilities is totally misunderstood in a Nov. 16 letter by Julie and Gordon Knox (“Education of students takes top priority”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thomas column on Ferguson lacks balance
1 week ago -
In his Dec. 4 column, “Response: restitution, shaming,” Cal Thomas did indeed describe a despicable series of events in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Michael Brown made the wrong choice
1 week ago -
The commentators on the Gazette’s very fine editorial page say it better than I can, but here goes. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many options considered for bike path
2 weeks ago -
The letter in Sunday’s paper concerning a proposed bike path through Indiana Borough raises important issues. The writer, however, has clearly not attended any of the meetings at which the idea has been discussed by the borough council, which is perfectly understandable. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Singalong to put Christ back in Christmas
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The holiday season is once again upon us, and 2014 is coming to a close. Thanksgiving and Black Friday have passed, and deer season is here. Christmas is the next big holiday that we will celebrate before we close out the year. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Leadership new, but will U.S. change course?
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The midterm elections are over and we have new leadership, but I wonder if it is enough to change America. [Read More]
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