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Woman recounts military service of seven brothers Woman recounts military service of seven brothers
by MARY ANN SLATER

From the time she was a toddler in the early 1940s, Jean Pugh, 79, learned a lot about fond farewells, welcome homes and heartfelt wishes of good luck. Full Story →

Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival continues
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Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival continues

The Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival started this morning and continues tonight through to 9 p.m. at IRMC Park on North Seventh Street in Indiana.

- ELLEN MATIS, TERI ENCISO
Enter to Win: Three-night getaway on scenic Route 39 Enter to Win: Three-night getaway on scenic Route 39

The Gazette's sister travel publication, Recreation News, is giving away a getaway on scenic Route 39 in Virginia this month.

- Recreation News
Family welcomes its sixth generation Family welcomes its sixth generation

There are 82 people who can call Bertha Lindsey grandma, in one form or another. The 100-year-old last December saw a sixth generation come into the family with the birth of baby Leon.

- SEAN YODER
Pool at Mack Park opens for season Pool at Mack Park opens for season

The Mack Park pool season kicked off Friday for teens only and is open today to the public.

- JAMIE EMPFIELD
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Road work to begin next week Road work to begin next week
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The Indiana County Maintenance Office has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County next week: [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Don't forget to remember 'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Don't forget to remember
13 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
With three grandchildren on different ball teams (plus one of them umpires), hubby and I are at the Punxsutawney Little League Fields just about every evening. After the sixth game in four days, I told Dean we should park our camper at the ball field. [Read More]
'Texting Thru Cancer': Family reflections provide comfort 'Texting Thru Cancer': Family reflections provide comfort
13 hours ago - - JAN WOODARD
Our great-niece Maria, 12 weeks old, visited last week with her family. Something in her sweet face — perhaps her eyes — resembles my mother. [Read More]
Community church events announced Community church events announced
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Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Area churches set Vacation Bible School Area churches set Vacation Bible School
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The following area churches have scheduled Vacation Bible School: [Read More]
Library announces free events Library announces free events
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
GRADUATION: Harmony Area High School GRADUATION: Harmony Area High School
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Harmony Area High School held graduation ceremonies Friday in the high school’s gymnasium. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order. [Read More]
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
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
Elderton Elementary recently held a math fair organized by sixth-grade teacher Senta Zelenski. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Beer gains redemption in javelin HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Beer gains redemption in javelin
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SHIPPENSBURG — She wasn’t going to let it happen again. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Capitosti reaches new height in high jump HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Capitosti reaches new height in high jump
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SHIPPENSBURG — John Capitosti went into the PIAA Track and Field Championships with one thing in mind. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Shoemaker stays on early roll at 4-1 YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Shoemaker stays on early roll at 4-1
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Shoemaker Funeral Home banged out six extra-base hits and improved to 4-1 by easing past Indiana Lions, 13-4, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Friday at WyoTech Park. [Read More]
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 days 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
4 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]

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ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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CENTER TOWNSHIP [Read More]
DISTRICT COURT DOCKET DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
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]

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emma Welch STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emma Welch
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Emma Welch was recently named the Junior Women’s Civic Club Girl of the Month for April. She is the daughter of John and Marlene Welch, of Indiana. [Read More]
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Kacey Raible SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Kacey Raible
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Kacey Raible, daughter of Linda and Todd Raible, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 28 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 28
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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 [Read More]
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]

All World News

 
A-bomb survivors feel doubt, wonder A-bomb survivors feel doubt, wonder
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HIROSHIMA, Japan — The survivors of the world’s first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don’t usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place. [Read More]
Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for four-year contract Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for four-year contract
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NEW YORK — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. [Read More]
Memorial Day parade scheduled
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Blairsville’s annual Memorial Day parade will begin forming near the bandstand and diamond along West Market Street at 9:45 a.m. Monday. [Read More]
Police identify 4 wanted in gang rape Police identify 4 wanted in gang rape
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America’s largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women. [Read More]
Trump no longer wants to debate Sanders
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SAN DIEGO — Republican Donald Trump says he’s not interested in debating Democrat Bernie Sanders after all. [Read More]
Cellphone study raises concerns despie low risks
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WASHINGTON — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. [Read More]
SpaceX lands another rocket after satellite delivery
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX pulled off another rocket landing Friday, the third in just under two months. [Read More]
Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest
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HONOLULU — Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. [Read More]
Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman
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CINCINNATI — The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. [Read More]
Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; body recovered
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NEW YORK — A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers recovered a body from its sunken wreckage, police and witnesse [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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