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My New Leaf to expand app with $27,000 in grants My New Leaf to expand app with $27,000 in grants

My New Leaf Inc., a local nonprofit with a phone app in development that is meant to encourage recovery from substance abuse, has announced it is the recipient of two new funding grants. Full Story →

Motorcyclist from Rural Valley killed in wreck Motorcyclist from Rural Valley killed in wreck

MANOR TOWNSHIP — An Armstrong County motorcyclist died in a collision Saturday evening on Route 422.

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Playground concussions on the rise, CDC finds Playground concussions on the rise, CDC finds

CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.

TONY COCCAGNA: NHL needs more eyes on the ice TONY COCCAGNA: NHL needs more eyes on the ice

NHL officials need some help. They miss a lot of action, and that’s understandable.

- TONY COCCAGNA
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Flipping the disc for good health Flipping the disc for good health
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Matthew Sebring, 8, played some disc golf at the Indiana Schwinn booth at the YMCA of Indiana County during the annual Healthy Kids Day event. [Read More]
Young artists recognized Young artists recognized
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The Indiana Arts Council held its Youth Arts Celebration at the Indiana Mall on Sunday and gave out awards. [Read More]
Bone marrow match drive scheduled for week
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The department of education and school psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is hosting “You’re #uniquebecause” from noon to 2 p.m. today through Friday in the Hadley Union Building near the entrance to the fitness center. [Read More]
Bank group honors long-serving employees Bank group honors long-serving employees
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Three 1st Summit Bank professionals were honored recently for 40 or more years of service. [Read More]
Bicentennial fact: Indiana began at half its present size Bicentennial fact: Indiana began at half its present size
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West Indiana and Indiana boroughs were separated by Eighth Street until 1895. [Read More]
Blairsville historical society to meet Blairsville historical society to meet
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The monthly meeting of the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of the United Presbyterian Church. [Read More]
The week in review, April 24 - 30 The week in review, April 24 - 30
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 24 - 30: [Read More]
Passion to teach drives swim instructor even after 50 years Passion to teach drives swim instructor even after 50 years
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
There are very few people who know — with absolute certainty — what they were put on this earth to do. Most of us need to find out what we don’t want before we find what we do want. Some of us stumble upon a path that leads us to a satisfied life; many do not. [Read More]
Couple takes over Brush Valley nursery Couple takes over Brush Valley nursery
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A Pittsburgh couple has relocated to Brush Valley to run a well- established nursery. [Read More]
Cure IUP holds event Cure IUP holds event
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Cure IUP, a student-run service organization, aims to transform the lives of children with physical disabilities in developing countries through medical and spiritual healing. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP BASEBALL: Coach Ditch retires after 11 seasons IUP BASEBALL: Coach Ditch retires after 11 seasons
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IUP baseball coach Jeff Ditch announced his retirement today after 11 seasons with the Crimson Hawks. [Read More]
Homer-Center camps scheduled
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HOMER CITY — A basketball camp and a shooting clinic will be held at Homer-Center High School in June. [Read More]
Basketball camp set at Penns Manor
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KENWOOD — A basketball camp will be held at Penns Manor High School from June 13 to 17. [Read More]
Trojans top Rams in extra innings Trojans top Rams in extra innings
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DERRY — Nick Chinchock and Conner Watt combined to strike out 10, Alex Ulery made his lone hit count, and Derry held on to beat visiting Ligonier Valley, 5-4 in nine innings, in a non-conference baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
Indiana drops lacrosse game
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Indiana fell to unbeaten Mars, 18-3, in a WPIAL non-section boys’ lacrosse game at Kuzneski Field on Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Wildcats finally top the field again HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Wildcats finally top the field again
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
MARION CENTER — As he does every year in the week leading up to the Indiana County Meet, Homer-Center boys’ track and field coach Matt Rodkey crunched some numbers, and he liked the calculations he was coming up with. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana takes section title with win HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana takes section title with win
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Phil Palko has welcomed every inkling of deja vu he’s felt regarding this year’s Indiana High School boys’ tennis team. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks fall short in title match again IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks fall short in title match again
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Defending champion California swept IUP 3-0 in doubles play to beat the Crimson Hawks, 5-3, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s tennis championships at Bloomsburg University on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Indians hold on for another championship HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Indians hold on for another championship
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
MARION CENTER — Halfway through Saturday’s 91st annual Indiana County Track and Field Meet, the Indiana girls’ team got a wake-up call. With 10 of the 18 events completed Saturday afternoon, the Indians were in a tight three-team race with United and Homer-Center for the team title. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Weinberg named top player in PSAC IUP ROUNDUP: Weinberg named top player in PSAC
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IUP’s Amy Weinberg was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Athlete of the Year, and Ally Burrows earned the Freshman of the Year honor on Friday. [Read More]

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Two-vehicle wreck under investigation Two-vehicle wreck under investigation
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Paramedics from Citizens’ Ambulance Service, state police and firefighters from Homer City responded to a two-vehicle crash this morning on Route 119 near Homer City. [Read More]
Car collides with buggy Car collides with buggy
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No serious injuries were reported following a collision between a car and an Amish buggy at 11:25 a.m. Sunday on Route 210 in East Mahoning Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police said the mirrors on a tan Ford sedan were damaged between midnight and 2 a.m. Saturday while the car was parked along the first block of South Carpenter Avenue. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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No injuries were reported in a rear-end collision at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Indian Springs Road at Evergreen Drive. [Read More]
Some families return to homes after explosion Some families return to homes after explosion
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GREENSBURG (AP) — Six of nine families have been allowed to return to their homes two days after a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged-driving laws
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MINEOLA, N.Y. — Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend’s car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. [Read More]
Man gets prison for ‘repeat’ robberies
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who admitted he robbed two banks months after he was released from prison for robberies at the same banks five years earlier is headed back to prison. [Read More]
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, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police conducted a traffic stop at 3:07 a.m. April 3 after seeing a vehicle code violation along the first block of South Fourth Street. Police said the driver, Daniel Combs, 23, of Indiana, was intoxicated. He was charged with driving under the influence and related offenses. [Read More]
Teenager thrown from ride, killed
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EL PASO, Texas — One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 2 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 2
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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 1 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 1
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayla Coursin STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayla Coursin
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Kayla Coursin has been named Athletic Student of the Month for February at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Molly Horrell STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Molly Horrell
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Molly Horrell has been named BPW Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Meghan Horrell STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Meghan Horrell
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Meghan Horrell has been named Lions Club Student of the Month for February at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Trice STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Trice
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Nicole Trice, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named Arts Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Alexander Vigliotti STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Alexander Vigliotti
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Alexander Vigliotti has been named Rotary Club Student of the Month for February at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jenna Deem STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Jenna Deem
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Jenna Deem has been named Citizenship Student of the Month for February at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Morgan Queer STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Morgan Queer
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Morgan Queer has been named the Vocational Student of the Month at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]

All World News

 
Firearms manufacturers aim for safety Firearms manufacturers aim for safety
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. [Read More]
Some families return to homes after explosion Some families return to homes after explosion
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GREENSBURG (AP) — Six of nine families have been allowed to return to their homes two days after a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Energy explorers Halliburton, Baker Hughes abandon merger
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration — Haliburton and Baker Hughes — have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger. [Read More]
Candidate paid relative $170,000
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump looks to knock Cruz out of race CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump looks to knock Cruz out of race
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LA PORTE, Ind. — Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock the Texas senator out of the race. [Read More]
Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens
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MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. [Read More]
Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year
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WASHINGTON — A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected. [Read More]
CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages
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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time. [Read More]
Train derails in Washington, leaking hazardous chemical Train derails in Washington, leaking hazardous chemical
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington, D.C.-area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute today after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. [Read More]
Nursing homes start to offer more individualized menus
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified
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The 2016 election cycle is in full force. There’s no escaping the debates, town halls, commentary, discussions, arguments, advocacy and polls. But no matter what information is presented to you, it all comes down to a decision only you can make. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Truth exposed about both political parties Letter to the Editor: Truth exposed about both political parties
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It is sad the truth exposed by Patrick Mattingly applies equally to Democrats. It has become increasingly evident that we have developed a third class: the political class, whose only consistent allegiance is to the possession of power, status and economic advantage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: As Indiana school board race showed, elections matter Letter to the editor: As Indiana school board race showed, elections matter
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It is good to remember that all elections have consequences. Case in point: the Indiana Area school board. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Accountability for our actions online Letter to the editor: Accountability for our actions online
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Our First Amendment protects our basic rights as Americans. We can protest our government without being executed, state our opinions publicly, print newspapers freely, practice whatever form of religion we choose and assemble peacefully for change. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: End of Gettysburg field trip lamented Letter to the Editor: End of Gettysburg field trip lamented
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A Tale of Two Fields: The Indiana Area School District community lost something on Monday. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Travel and Tourism Week Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Travel and Tourism Week
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The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is preparing to celebrate the 33rd annual National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7. The event unites communities each year to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. White Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. White
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It has been 37 years since Happy Time Preschool began in Blairsville at the First United Methodist Church. Throughout these years we have seen tremendous changes in our community and with our young families. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Attend May events on tax reassessment Letter to the Editor: Attend May events on tax reassessment
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If you are a property owner in Indiana County, you received an estimated tax notice resulting from the countywide reassessment. These notices reflected a tax that either went up, down or stayed the same. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Student poetry lauded Letter to the Editor: Student poetry lauded
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I was pleasantly surprised when I read the submissions on the theme of fear from Ms. Diana Canale’s English class at Indiana Junior High School, which was published in the Gazette’s Poets’ Crossing on April 12. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises
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No doubt the recent tax reassessment in Indiana County was the hottest topic last year as well as in the election. Groups as well as candidates took stands against the issue of unfair taxation. [Read More]

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