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WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors approve nuisance ordinance WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors approve nuisance ordinance
by SEAN YODER

White Township’s nuisance gathering ordinance will take effect in five days, just over a week before homecoming celebrations. Full Story →

REA withheld payments, lawsuit alleges REA withheld payments, lawsuit alleges

The rural electrification cooperative serving parts of Indiana and several other south-central Pennsylvania counties has been named in a lawsuit charging that the cooperative has withheld payment of millions of dollars of surplus funds due to their members.

- CHAUNCEY ROSS
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Bridge replacement project in limbo WHITE TOWNSHIP: Bridge replacement project in limbo

Officials in White Township voted to move forward Wednesday night with plans to replace the bridge to the municipal building, but they are still facing permitting issues with the Department of Environmental Protection.

- SEAN YODER
Wolf urges action on state's opioid epidemic Wolf urges action on state's opioid epidemic

HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf told lawmakers Wednesday that now is the time to take a stand against opioid and heroin addiction, and he urged quick action on a package of legislation in the waning days of the fall legislative session.

End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview
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End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview

Gazette staffer Carly Krouse brings you this week's Thursday Sports Preview, a highlight of what's to come in Friday night high school football.

- CARLY KROUSE, JAMES J. NESTOR
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INDIANA COUNTY: State money will pay for radio upgrades INDIANA COUNTY: State money will pay for radio upgrades
19 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
A 2015 overhaul of Pennsylvania’s emergency communications law is helping Indiana County save money. [Read More]
INDIANA: School officials hear details of math conference INDIANA: School officials hear details of math conference
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The Indiana Area school board was briefed Monday on a district teacher’s participation in a national award presentation and conference. [Read More]
Exhibit on Bancroft on display at IUP Exhibit on Bancroft on display at IUP
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The University Museum at IUP will present “Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and His Art,” through Oct. 29. [Read More]
50-year members honored 50-year members honored
19 hours ago - - KEVIN STIFFLER
The Homer City American Legion recently honored its 50-year members. [Read More]
Moose receive special visit Moose receive special visit
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Walter Zurowski, of Warner Robbins, Ga., the International Moose Legion president, visited the Indiana Moose Lodge in advance of the Pennsylvania All-State Moose Legion Conference, which was held in Windber from Sept. 16 to 18. [Read More]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra set to perform at IUP Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra set to perform at IUP
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The Lively Arts at IUP continues its 2016-17 Ovations! season with a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette’s complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It’s all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
LGBT Film Festival set LGBT Film Festival set
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The Indiana Cares Campaign will kick off its 13th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday with a 6 p.m. showing of the drama “Front Cover,” the story of a gay New York fashion stylist who rejected his Asian upbringing. [Read More]
Event on drug addiction, help, recovery to be held Event on drug addiction, help, recovery to be held
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The Armstrong-Indiana Drug Free Communities Coalition and the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission will host a free event to discuss addiction, help and recovery. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette’s complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It’s all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Wolves best Colts for first Heritage title HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Wolves best Colts for first Heritage title
20 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
NuMINE — The Northern Cambria girls’ volleyball team didn’t aim to become the first team to win a set against West Shamokin on Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indians ease to win, but have challenge ahead HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indians ease to win, but have challenge ahead
20 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Phil Palko didn’t get the challenge he was looking for in Wednesday’s opening-round match of the WPIAL Class 2A girls’ tennis playoffs, but the first-year Indiana coach won’t have to wait long for it. [Read More]
IUP loses field hockey match IUP loses field hockey match
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SHIPPENSBURG — IUP dropped a 2-0 decision to Shippensburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s field hockey match Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Stingers, Lions sweep meets HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Stingers, Lions sweep meets
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Taya Whitfield led eight Marion Center runners in the top 10 in the girls’ race, and the Stingers took seven of the top 10 spots in the boys’ race in a sweep of a Heritage Conference cross country meet Wednesday. [Read More]
LaMantia wins football contest LaMantia wins football contest
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Jim LaMantia, of Indiana, won the fourth edition of the Gazette’s weekly football contest. [Read More]
Over-40 League playoffs set Over-40 League playoffs set
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The Indiana Over-40 League will open its baseball playoffs Sunday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier girls capture historic win HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ligonier girls capture historic win
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BOLIVAR — Ligonier Valley swept boys’ and girls’ non-conference golf matches against Derry at Champion Lakes Golf Course on Wednesday. [Read More]
CROSS COUNTRY: Price paces IJHS cross country team
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Indiana defeated Gateway, 16-42, and Franklin Regional, 15-45, in a junior high girls’ cross country meet Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Ligonier sweeps past Blairsville
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LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley swept past Blairsville, 25-10, 25-20, 25-10, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Wednesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: West Shamokin claims first win
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NuMINE — West Shamokin blanked Springdale, 5-0, to claim its first win of the season in a non-conference girls’ tennis match Wednesday. [Read More]

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CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge George Thachik, Clymer. [Read More]
Fire destroys home Fire destroys home
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A house in Banks Township was destroyed by a Wednesday morning fire. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Someone took cash and cards from a wallet in an unlocked vehicle parked along Locust Lane between 6 p.m. Sept. 22 and 8 a.m. Friday, according to state police. [Read More]
Police: Student gets alcohol poisoning Police: Student gets alcohol poisoning
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A University of Massachusetts student nearly died of alcohol poisoning in central Pennsylvania after police said he drank so much vodka his blood alcohol content was more than six times the state’s legal limit for drivers. [Read More]
Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot three Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot three
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TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said. [Read More]
FBI joins probe of California police killing of black man amid protests, anger FBI joins probe of California police killing of black man amid protests, anger
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EL CAJON, Calif. — Just moments after an African-American man was shot and killed by El Cajon police Tuesday, his sister was captured in an eyewitness video as she wept and screamed at officers, saying she told authorities her brother was mentally ill. [Read More]
Emergency responders worked at accident scene Emergency responders worked at accident scene
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Emergency responders worked at the scene of a vehicle accident Tuesday along Ben Franklin Road in White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said Kaitlin M. Fanella, 21, of Hollidaysburg, was observed to be highly intoxicated while in the 600 block of Philadelphia Street at 2:03 a.m. Friday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
2 days ago -
State police said Edward V. Baginski, 64, of Delmont, was not hurt in a one-vehicle accident on Sept. 21 along Route 22. [Read More]
Trial delayed for man in officer slaying Trial delayed for man in officer slaying
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County man charged in the shooting death of a police officer responding to a domestic dispute won’t stand trial until next year. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29:
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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, Sept. 28, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28:
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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, Sept. 27, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 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, Sept. 26, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 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 weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 25:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 24
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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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More U.S. troops heading to Iraq More U.S. troops heading to Iraq
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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The U.S. is sending 615 more troops to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the northern city that has been the Islamic State group’s main stronghold for more than two years. [Read More]
California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance' California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'
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The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a “shooting stance” happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. [Read More]
Police: Student gets alcohol poisoning Police: Student gets alcohol poisoning
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A University of Massachusetts student nearly died of alcohol poisoning in central Pennsylvania after police said he drank so much vodka his blood alcohol content was more than six times the state’s legal limit for drivers. [Read More]
Trib lays off 106, reduces print
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday. [Read More]
Parts of drilling law struck down
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday blocked industry-friendly provisions of a major 2012 state law designed to modernize natural gas drilling regulations, the latest in a string of court decisions striking down key portions of the law. [Read More]
High court strikes down casino payments
20 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday struck down a requirement that has forced casinos to pay tens of millions of dollars to their host communities for a decade, potentially dealing a crippling blow to local budgets around the state if lawmakers do not act quickly. [Read More]
U.S. soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area U.S. soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
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SAN FRANCISCO — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. [Read More]
Stalled Congress frees up funds for budget, Zika
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WASHINGTON — Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. [Read More]
Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 legislation Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 legislation
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WASHINGTON — In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers. [Read More]
New nursing home standards preserve patients' right to sue
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime
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This November we have the privilege of taking a stand the American way — at the ballot box. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure
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I am writing in support of Congressman Bill Shuster. I am employed by a trucking company that is a family-owned business in Indiana County and employs over 35 western Pennsylvania residents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king
20 hours ago -
The Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future
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As a person who has “only” lived in Indiana for 15 years, I am still surprised by folks who will both talk about how nice Indiana “used to be” and object to any effort to produce positive change, even when it is modest and inexpensive. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again
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America went from being a colonial backwater to the greatest country in the history of the world because of three strong pillars: natural law, civic virtue and economic patriotism. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg
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In response to Lee Vest’s letter to the editor on Thursday, Indiana is no Wilkinsburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game
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On Friday night, Sept. 16, my daughter drove my wife, grandson and myself to the Penns Manor vs. Ligonier Valley football game to watch my older grandson play. He is a junior for Penns Manor. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals? Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals?
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What motivates Donald Trump to want to be the president of these United States? Is it to make America great or to make himself greater? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air
1 week ago -
I am a veteran and a dad of four great kids. Plus, I am a hardworking blue collar worker who works 12-hour days. Finally, I am a voter in District 9, Washington Township, Indiana County, who takes his job seriously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer
1 week ago -
Cancer, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “anything that is bad or harmful that spreads and destroys.” [Read More]

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