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Governor vetoes bills on liquor, schools Governor vetoes bills on liquor, schools

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill. Full Story →

Blairsville-Saltsburg school directors hold line on taxes Blairsville-Saltsburg school directors hold line on taxes

CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board approved the district’s 2015-16 budget at a special meeting Thursday, two days after the state’s deadline because a tied vote last week failed to move it forward.

- MARGARET WEAVER
Accident shuts down Route 119 traffic Accident shuts down Route 119 traffic

A medical helicopter landed in the northbound lane of Route 119 Thursday after two cars were involved in a collision at the intersection with Devinney Hollow Road at about 12:45 p.m., shutting down traffic in both directions.

Summer safety tips for the Fourth and beyond Summer safety tips for the Fourth and beyond

With the 4th of July holiday upon us, experts at Mayo Clinic are offering up some injury prevention tips on some of the most common reasons that send people to the emergency department this time of year.

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News @ Noon: Top stories in today's edition News @ Noon: Top stories in today's edition
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Here's a look at the top stories in today's edition of The Indiana Gazette. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: July 4, Judy, Dennis, Josh, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: July 4, Judy, Dennis, Josh, etc.
7 hours ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
Independence Day is upon us Saturday, and with it a variety of area activities and, of course, fireworks! [Read More]
Rotary names new officers Rotary names new officers
7 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
The Indiana Midday Rotary recently named its new officers. [Read More]
PennDOT schedules roadwork for week PennDOT schedules roadwork for week
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction in Indiana County for next week: [Read More]
Library announces free events for week Library announces free events for week
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
'Alvin and the Chipmunks' coming to KCAC in November 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' coming to KCAC in November
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Tickets for “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage!”, a brand-new, music-filled, interactive live show, go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Drew Himes meet and greet scheduled Drew Himes meet and greet scheduled
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PLUMVILLE — A meet and greet with Drew Himes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11 for Atwood and Plumville churches at the park in Plumville, near Doud’s Furniture. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Plumville. [Read More]
ICCAP schedules food distribution ICCAP schedules food distribution
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations. [Read More]
Jacobs Brothers concert planned Jacobs Brothers concert planned
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The Jacobs Brothers, of Dillsburg, will hold a gospel music concert at 6 p.m. July 12 at the Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana. [Read More]
Rummage and bake sale scheduled Rummage and bake sale scheduled
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A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11 at Crete Presbyterian Church, 25 Brady Road, Indiana. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Women's league has received rave reviews Women's league has received rave reviews
7 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Ontario native Julie Sadler realized that football reigns supreme in the eyes of western Pennsylvania sports fans while watching one of her first Pittsburgh Steelers’ games. [Read More]
Shoff to play for U.S. cricket team Shoff to play for U.S. cricket team
7 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
A British athlete with local ties will have a unique experience as he represents the U.S. in the International Cricket Council Americas Under-19 Division 1 Championship in Bermuda this weekend. [Read More]
JUSTIN GERWICK: Cricket like baseball without bases JUSTIN GERWICK: Cricket like baseball without bases
7 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Cricket is a unique sport and not one that most Americans claim to understand. The best way to describe the English game is baseball without the bases. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Punxs'y takes over first place SANDLOT BASEBALL: Punxs'y takes over first place
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Punxsutawney swept Kovacik Insurance, 2-1, 12-0, in a doubleheader Thursday to leap into first place in the Indiana County Senior Legion standings. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Bowman's takes IABB game AROUND THE AREA: Bowman's takes IABB game
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Bowman’s Coins defeated East American Motorsports, 8-5, in an Indiana Area Baseball Boosters game Thursday. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: I-Medical rallies past Armstrong SANDLOT BASEBALL: I-Medical rallies past Armstrong
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In a battle of two playoff-bound teams, host I-Medical capitalized on 13 walks and three errors to nip Armstrong, 13-12, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Wednesday. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Clymer Legion rallies past Indiana Lions SANDLOT BASEBALL: Clymer Legion rallies past Indiana Lions
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CLYMER — In a game played Monday, Clymer Legion mustered just three hits but plated four runs in the last two innings to edge Indiana Lions, 9-8, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game. [Read More]
LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top LEGION BASEBALL: ROUNDUP Young Township stays on top
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Ace Ian Satler threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings, and first-place Young Township banged out a season-high 15 hits to roll over second-place Indiana Legion, 9-2, in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Monday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Weather leads to thoughts of what's ahead ZEKE WILSON: Weather leads to thoughts of what's ahead
3 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Rainy weather over the weekend combined with cool temperatures gave a sense of autumn approaching. Thoughts toward the weather that accompanies the rut, which is often damp and dreary, reminded me of upcoming antlerless license application deadlines. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds
3 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the strongest associations in fishing is that of largemouth bass and weeds. No doubt, flippin’ jigs and Texas-rigged plastics will haul green bass out of submerged weedy cover. [Read More]

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HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone cut the outer lining of a swimming pool belonging to Virginia E. Sleigh on Thursday between 6 and 7 a.m., according to state police. [Read More]
PennDOT schedules roadwork for week PennDOT schedules roadwork for week
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction in Indiana County for next week: [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police are investigating a hit-and-run crash between 1 and 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of North Fifth Street. [Read More]
Sheriff releases statistics Sheriff releases statistics
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Indiana County sheriff’s deputies spent 714 deputy hours in court facility security and 249 deputy hours in court security during June, according to a monthly statistical report from the sheriff’s office. [Read More]
Stepfather to face trial in beating Stepfather to face trial in beating
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CLYMER — A White Township man accused of injuring his stepson in a rage over the boy’s refusal to take his medicine has been ordered to face trial in Indiana County Court on the charges. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police reported someone cut two locks to gain entry to a rented storage unit along Green Street, Iselin, and tried to steal three all-terrain vehicles. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police today reported a flatbed truck driven by William Huntington Jr., of Stump Creek, Jefferson County, hit the Route 119 bridge over East Pike, then snagged electric power lines hanging over the road at 4:30 p.m. Monday. [Read More]
New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday. [Read More]
Man jailed for not paying $749 fare Man jailed for not paying $749 fare
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn’t pay the $749 fare. [Read More]

All Family News

 
WEDDING: Maria Macchiaroli and Benjamin Hodnett WEDDING: Maria Macchiaroli and Benjamin Hodnett
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Maria Doreane Macchiaroli, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Macchiaroli, wed Dr. Benjamin Lucas Hodnett, son of the Rev. Tony Hodnett and the late Ramona Hodnett, at 2 p.m. on May 2. [Read More]
99TH BIRTHDAY: Kathryn George 99TH BIRTHDAY: Kathryn George
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Kathryn George, of Brush Valley, is celebrating her 99th birthday today with her family. [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Patricia and Robert Ward 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Patricia and Robert Ward
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ward, of Commodore, will celebrate their 50th “golden” wedding anniversary with a dinner, given by their children, in their honor at Calvary Baptist Church, where they are active members. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 3 Gazette readers' birthdays: July 3
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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, July 2, 2015 ... [Read More]
60TH ANNIVERSARY: Jay Duane and Lois Ann (Hetrick) Bish 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Jay Duane and Lois Ann (Hetrick) Bish
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Jay Duane and Lois Ann (Hetrick) Bish, of Indiana, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 4. Jay and Lois were married in a small Baptist church in Walk Chalk, near Kittanning, on June 4, 1955. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Cameron Galloway SECOND BIRTHDAY: Cameron Galloway
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Cameron Anthony Friday Galloway, son of Kimberly Friday, of Dixonville, recently celebrated his second birthday with his family. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 2 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 2
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If you see these people today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center July 1 activity [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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Here's a periodic roundup of academic achievements of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education: [Read More]

All World News

 
Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal
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Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Obama's counterterror policy faces criticism ANALYSIS: Obama's counterterror policy faces criticism
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WASHINGTON — At the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. [Read More]
Greece: Poll shows two sides neck and neck before referendum Greece: Poll shows two sides neck and neck before referendum
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ATHENS, Greece — The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends today, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “yes” and “no” answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote. [Read More]
Webb announces candidacy for Democratic presidential nomination Webb announces candidacy for Democratic presidential nomination
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Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing his antiwar credentials to a field in what many consider a long-shot campaign for the presidency. [Read More]
Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard
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WASHINGTON — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago. [Read More]
Diminished BP finds relief after oil spill settlement Diminished BP finds relief after oil spill settlement
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LONDON — BP’s future no longer has a giant cloud ahead. But it will take years, if not decades, for the company to approach its size of five years ago, before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. [Read More]
Train carrying hazardous material derails in Tennessee Train carrying hazardous material derails in Tennessee
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MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Preparations began today to allow thousands of eastern Tennessee residents to return to their homes after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. [Read More]
Pa. backs off on payment changes
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The Wolf administration is backing off a proposal to restructure Medicaid payments to nursing homes that a trade association found would have rewarded 13 homes accused by Pennsylvania state prosecutors of failing to meet residents’ most basic needs. [Read More]
Colorado resort for pot users falls through
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DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. [Read More]
USPS to offer Presley greatest hits CD with stamp USPS to offer Presley greatest hits CD with stamp
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Guns don't kill people, people do Letter to the editor: Guns don't kill people, people do
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Yeah, people get killed by guns, but it isn’t the gun’s fault for killing the people. It is the people. They are the ones who have them and decide to go out and kill someone. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Christians should stand therefore for right Letter to the Editor: Christians should stand therefore for right
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The other day someone asked me, “What should we do as we see the government making so many unbiblical decisions?” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pope gives wake-up call for all mankind Letter to the Editor: Pope gives wake-up call for all mankind
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Praise be! Pope Francis has issued an encyclical that should act as a wake-up call, not just to Catholics but to all mankind. The message is clear and simple: Mankind is guilty of failing to take proper care of our home planet. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality) Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality)
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Another shooting tragedy! And before one autopsy or funeral was completed, the outrage and blaming began. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community
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The shock and the aftermath of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., continue to be a topic of conversation for many. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect
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I am concerned about a quote from Republican Jonathon Hill about the timing of dealing with the issue of the Confederate flag being disrespectful to the victims’ families. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way
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After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the Founding Fathers of our country stitched together a Constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and balances, so no single branch of government could rule imperiously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely
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Some time back I came across a picture of my great-grandfather. I could not but help to wonder about his life. I never knew him and he never knew I would even exist. He died 16 years before I was born. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education
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Republican values demand strong investment in public education. The Republican Party has always stood for support of the economy and the companies that operate in it. [Read More]
VERBATIM VERBATIM
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“THERE’S 2 FEET of water in the basement of one house. Twice in three years now this man’s lost his whole basement.” [Read More]

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