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INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners set new millage rate for property owners INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners set new millage rate for property owners
by RANDY WELLS

The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday absorbed more flak from property owners still angry about the countywide property reassessment, then formally approved the post-reassessment 2016 tax certification and new property values. Full Story →

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Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

INDIANA COUNTY: Board criticized for handling of recertification vote INDIANA COUNTY: Board criticized for handling of recertification vote

Some of the most critical comments to the county commissioners Wednesday about their certification of new property values came from Tammy Curry, organizer of the group Indiana County PA Against Tax Reassessment Increases, and Bob Colgan, who was a candidate for county commissioner last fall.

- RANDY WELLS
Woman reunited with lost ring Woman reunited with lost ring

Kathy Smith has been a dedicated, hard worker at the Indiana County Workshop.

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County judge plans to step down next month County judge plans to step down next month
14 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Judge Carol Hanna of the Indiana County Common Pleas Court said Wednesday she would retire from the bench on June 6. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors adopt new official map WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors adopt new official map
14 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
The White Township supervisors adopted the new official township map Wednesday night. [Read More]
Burned post office under demolition Burned post office under demolition
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Matthew Housholder of Housholder Associates in Coral used an excavator Wednesday to remove debris from the Coral Post Office. [Read More]
Lenz recognized for contributions Lenz recognized for contributions
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George Lenz, left, of White Township, was given a certificate of appreciation recently in recognition of his contributions to the Indiana County Drug Treatment Court Program. [Read More]
Rado Scholarship winners announced Rado Scholarship winners announced
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Homer-Center High School seniors Ben Wolford, left, Rachel Worcester and Alex Arone were awarded scholarships by the Jonathan Rado Memorial Scholarship Fund earlier this month. [Read More]
Student awarded JWCC scholarship Student awarded JWCC scholarship
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The Indiana Junior Women’s Civic Club has awarded the Marjory P. Nix Scholarship to Alicia Kunkle, the daughter of Tim and Tracey Kunkle, of Indiana. [Read More]
Indiana third-grader speaks at conference Indiana third-grader speaks at conference
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A third-grade student from the Indiana Area School District recently was selected to speak at a statewide conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. [Read More]
Local CD of A gathers Local CD of A gathers
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Catholic Daughters, Ct. St. Bernard #339, Indiana, held its monthly meeting May 12. Rosary was led by Gloria Kanick for ill and deceased members of the court. [Read More]
Dance show set at IUP Dance show set at IUP
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Dancers from the Sue Hewitt Dance Studio will present “Blame it on the Boogie” at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Auditorium, IUP. [Read More]
AARP unit conducts monthly business AARP unit conducts monthly business
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The club’s patriotic picnic will be held June 14 at the VFW from 5 to 8 p.m. Buffet-style picnic food will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Paul Stephenson, guitarist and singer. Judy Bash is in charge of ticket sales. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever leads way to state meet HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever leads way to state meet
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For Jessica Stever, where she ends up on the medal stand doesn’t matter. So long as she comes home from Shippensburg this weekend with the one medal that has eluded her, Stever won’t complain about the color of the medal. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong scores pair of wins YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong scores pair of wins
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Armstrong mounted a pair of five-run rallies and capitalized on four errors and seven walks in a 13-5 win over Clymer Legion in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats come up short in quarterfinals HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats come up short in quarterfinals
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Akin to its first meeting with St. Joseph’s, Blairsville once again failed to bang out any clutch hits against the Wolves on Tuesday at First Commonwealth Bank Field. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks ranked fourth in preseason poll IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks ranked fourth in preseason poll
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With 20 starters set to return from last year’s NCAA playoff team, IUP is ranked No. 4 in the Division II top 25 by The Sporting News in its college football preview issue. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: Colts top defending champ Bovard ICL BASEBALL: Colts top defending champ Bovard
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Visiting Blairsville scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and scored its third win of the year by besting five-time defending league champion, Bovard, 11-2, in an Indiana County League baseball game on Tuesday. [Read More]
SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong wins season opener SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong wins season opener
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WEST LEBANON — Armstrong mounted a big rally in the fourth inning and then withstood a late rally from Young Township to earn a 5-4 win in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Tuesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats' Novak fires four-hit shutout in playoff opener HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats' Novak fires four-hit shutout in playoff opener
3 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Getting comfortable hasn’t been easy for the Homer-Center Wildcats. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Rams advance; Stingers lose in second round HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Rams advance; Stingers lose in second round
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Lexie Petrof tossed a gem, and fourth-seeded Ligonier Valley advanced to the semifinals for the first time in three years by outlasting 13th-seeded Forest Hills, 3-1, in a quarterfinal-round game of the District 6 Class AA softball playoffs Monday in Ligonier. [Read More]
IUP tennis players, coach earn awards IUP tennis players, coach earn awards
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IUP tennis players earned four of the top seven awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Region. [Read More]
'Outside In' program releases young trout
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'Outside In' program releases young trout
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Outside In teachers Dan Pajak and Lee Manning led a group of students in a Trout in the Classroom program in which students learn about cold-water conservation while raising brook trout from eggs to fingerlings in a classroom aquarium. [Read More]

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Man charged in sexual assaults Man charged in sexual assaults
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Steven Stiteler, 40, of Black Lick, was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child of less than 13 years of age, aggravated assault, indecent assault and the corruption of a minor after a 13-year-old girl came forward to report the offenses, according to state police. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police reported a Rayne Township woman was jailed early today on an outstanding bench warrant after being arrested for suspected drug violations. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police reported that cars driven by Barbara Kaufman, of Seward, and Ryan Jenks, of Endicott, N.Y., collided at 10:20 p.m. May 15 on Route 22 at Wehrum Road. [Read More]
Judge: U.S. man charged in counterfeit plot could flee Judge: U.S. man charged in counterfeit plot could flee
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled. [Read More]
‘Street singer’ pleads to disorderly conduct ‘Street singer’ pleads to disorderly conduct
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — A man known to police for singing the Beach Boys’ song “Barbara Ann” loudly as he walks through an eastern Pennsylvania city has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for two other alleged instances of nuisance behavior. [Read More]
Gunman captured after shootings on Arizona highway
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FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire on vehicles on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said Wednesday. [Read More]
One dead, three wounded in shooting at T.I. concert in NYC
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NEW YORK — Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said. [Read More]
Man resentenced in drug trafficking Man resentenced in drug trafficking
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
An Indiana man was placed on probation Monday after a years-long battle to overturn a prison term imposed for his conviction on a drug trafficking charge. [Read More]
Suspect found dead Suspect found dead
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A trial scheduled this week in Indiana County Common Pleas court was canceled after the suspect in the case was discovered dead in his home. [Read More]
Man bilked Social Security, feds say Man bilked Social Security, feds say
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An Indiana County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Tuesday. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, May 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 26
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Regional hospitals' recent activity [Read More]
Area students win Comcast honors Area students win Comcast honors
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The Comcast Foundation recently announced the 2016 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 25
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 24, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 24 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 24
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 23, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 23 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 23
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, May 22:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

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LCB grants more licenses to stations
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline. It’s the latest step in loosening the hold on beer sales by bars and beer distributors. The Liquor Control Board’s vote Wednesday is the first since February. [Read More]
Alzheimer's may develop from infections, research suggests
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Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? [Read More]
Obama: World leaders rightfully rattled by Trump Obama: World leaders rightfully rattled by Trump
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SHIMA, Japan — President Barack Obama said today that foreign leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Hispanic Trump supporters face ridicule from family and friends CAMPAIGN 2016: Hispanic Trump supporters face ridicule from family and friends
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pinatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard-line approach to immigration. [Read More]
PetSmart severs ties with supplier
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BARTO (AP) — Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility. [Read More]
Judge: U.S. man charged in counterfeit plot could flee Judge: U.S. man charged in counterfeit plot could flee
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled. [Read More]
Superintendent gets two days to mull leave
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PLUM (AP) — A district superintendent in suburban Pittsburgh has two days to consider taking paid leave while the school board investigates how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students. [Read More]
Clowns fight ban on wild animal shows Clowns fight ban on wild animal shows
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure. [Read More]
Man who posed as student faces fraud
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl now faces federal passport fraud and Social Security fraud charges. [Read More]
Six-month-old skis across Florida lake
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Six-month-old skis across Florida lake
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ORLANDO, Fla. — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record. [Read More]

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AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis
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He was a high school football star and a hero in the community, but just a few years later he was gone. She was a loving mother who had plans to go back to school in order to get a good-paying job so she could support her family, but she is now gone. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies
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The only thing correct about Rick Stancombe’s letter on Sunday was the headline written by a Gazette editor. Hillary Clinton does promise to continue the policies of President Obama. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort
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What has happened to the America we once knew? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations
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On the April 24 episode of “60 Minutes” was a segment called “Dialing for Dollars.” The segment detailed a Republican congressman’s bid for re-election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A plea for respect, not sympathy Letter to the Editor: A plea for respect, not sympathy
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People who have an invisible disability should wear a lime green ribbon so people will not abuse them when they have to use a handicapped restroom stall. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Casting your vote an essential civic duty Letter to the Editor: Casting your vote an essential civic duty
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Did you vote in the primary election? Will you vote in the November general election? If not, why not? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton would continue Obama policies Letter to the Editor: Clinton would continue Obama policies
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Every coal miner, retired coal miner, veteran and senior citizen should pay attention to this letter. As you read this letter, keep these eight words in your mind from Hillary Clinton, “America cannot afford to end the Obama legacy.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Closing school a part of solution for Indiana Letter to the editor: Closing school a part of solution for Indiana
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Unintended consequences are when numerous new school board members (and some old ones) want to build a super elementary school for more than $25 million, yet don’t know how to contend with as much as a $1.5 million to $2 million budget deficit. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A call to come to the bargaining table Letter to the Editor: A call to come to the bargaining table
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The nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center have been working without a contract since February. I’m one of more than 300 nurses who provide care for hundreds of patients each week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: NPR programs show liberal bias Letter to the Editor: NPR programs show liberal bias
3 weeks ago -
If one didn’t know better, one would assume that National Public Radio (NPR) is funded by the Democratic Party. [Read More]

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