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Retirement won't overburden courts, Martin says Retirement won't overburden courts, Martin says
by CHAUNCEY ROSS

Local court officials say the Indiana County court system is well prepared to handle the current criminal and civil caseload after one of the county’s three judges retires next month. Full Story →

Hiroshima still echoes, Obama says Hiroshima still echoes, Obama says

HIROSHIMA, Japan — President Barack Obama paid tribute today to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon “the logic of fear” that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.

Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward's mind was simply too busy.

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Pennsylvania woman has first U.S. case of drug-resistant superbug Pennsylvania woman has first U.S. case of drug-resistant superbug

NEW YORK — For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.

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ICTC 2016 graduates announced ICTC 2016 graduates announced
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The Indiana County Technology Center held graduation ceremonies Thursday at Indiana Area Junior High School. [Read More]
Math fair held in Elderton Math fair held in Elderton
1 hour ago - - TOM PEEL
Elderton Elementary recently held a math fair organized by sixth-grade teacher Senta Zelenski. [Read More]
Road work becomes top priority Road work becomes top priority
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GRACETON — Road improvement work has become the top priority for Center Township street crews as the last weeks of spring approach, the township supervisors reported Thursday. [Read More]
Indiana earns 'Playful City' honor Indiana earns 'Playful City' honor
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Indiana Borough has been honored with a 2016 “Playful City USA” designation, the fourth time the borough has been recognized by the national program that honors cities and towns for taking steps to create more play opportunities for kids. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Memorial Day, festivals, Fab, serving INSIDE INDIANA: Memorial Day, festivals, Fab, serving
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, signaling the unofficial start of summer as the schoolchildren eagerly await the final days of class. [Read More]
State lifts avian activities ban State lifts avian activities ban
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HARRISBURG — Individuals visiting upcoming fairs and the 2017 Farm Show will have a chance to see and experience live poultry exhibits and competitions again. [Read More]
County judge plans to step down next month County judge plans to step down next month
1 day 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]
INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners set new millage rate for property owners INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners set new millage rate for property owners
1 day ago - - 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. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors adopt new official map WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors adopt new official map
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
The White Township supervisors adopted the new official township map Wednesday night. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Board criticized for handling of recertification vote INDIANA COUNTY: Board criticized for handling of recertification vote
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
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. [Read More]

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SANDLOT BASEBALL: Doak, Colts slam Apollo; Kovacik holds off YT SANDLOT BASEBALL: Doak, Colts slam Apollo; Kovacik holds off YT
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Blairsville’s Ben Doak smacked a grand slam and drove in five runs to lift the host Colts to an 11-2 win over Apollo in an Indiana County League baseball game Thursday at One River Field. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Ligonier Valley exits district playoffs AROUND THE AREA: Ligonier Valley exits district playoffs
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PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola outhit Ligonier Valley 10-4 and advanced to the district championship game for the sixth time in seven years by rolling to a 6-2 win in a District 6 Class AA softball semifinal-round playoff game Thursday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Hornets oust Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Hornets oust Wildcats
2 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
CENTER TOWNSHIP — With a higher seed, home-field advantage and its top pitcher on the mound, Homer-Center never envisioned it would be working from behind in the semifinals of the District 6 Class A playoffs on Thursday. [Read More]
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]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana: DUI Borough police charged Amber Tucker, 20, of Philadelphia, with driving under the influence, possession of a small amount of marijuana and a summary traffic violation after officers pulled her over along in the first block of South Seventh Street at 1:03 a.m. March 19. [Read More]
Rapper charged in venue shooting
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NEW YORK — Fists were flying and then bullets inside a crowded New York City concert venue where four people were shot, one fatally, and now a rapper who police said was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun is facing attempted murder and weapons charges. [Read More]
Police say man used front-loader to break in to liquor store
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. [Read More]
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]

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ICTC 2016 graduates announced ICTC 2016 graduates announced
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The Indiana County Technology Center held graduation ceremonies Thursday at Indiana Area Junior High School. [Read More]
Seeds of Faith holds graduation Seeds of Faith holds graduation
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Seeds of Faith Christian Academy held graduation ceremonies Thursday at Summit Church, 2707 West Pike, White Township. [Read More]
Indiana Wesleyan School graduates three Indiana Wesleyan School graduates three
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The Indiana Wesleyan School held graduation ceremonies Thursday at the school. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Monica Caylor and Thomas Hart ENGAGEMENT: Monica Caylor and Thomas Hart
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John Caylor Jr., of Creekside, has announced the engagement of his daughter, Monica Jean Caylor, to Thomas Edward Hart, son of Thomas and Sandra Hart, of Home. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 27 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 27
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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 [Read More]
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]

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Egypt says search for crashed plane narrows
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CAIRO — The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 3-mile-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft’s emergency beacon, Egypt’s chief investigator said. [Read More]
Trump shifts toward general election, taking aim at Clinton Trump shifts toward general election, taking aim at Clinton
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BISMARCK, N.D. — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party’s delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely [Read More]
Penn State offers tuition break for freshmen
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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University has a popularity problem. The school expects a record 8,600 freshmen at University Park this fall. So Penn State hopes a few hundred students will accept tuition breaks to study at one of its 18 other campuses instead. [Read More]
Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies
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SHIMA, Japan — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan. [Read More]
National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. [Read More]
Justice Dept. launches review of chester police
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CHESTER (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is launching a review of a suburban Philadelphia police department at the city’s request. [Read More]
Target settles suits
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The retailer Target announced Thursday amid a civil trial that it has settled several lawsuits stemming from the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl inside one of its stores. [Read More]
Police say man used front-loader to break in to liquor store
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. [Read More]
Group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water Group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water
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HORSE CAVE, Ky. — Flash flooding threatened to trap a group of college students inside a Kentucky cave Thursday, but they navigated through neck-deep water to safety, authorities said. [Read More]
Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets “at a high rate of speed” after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said. [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
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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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