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IRMC nurses authorize strike vote IRMC nurses authorize strike vote
by RANDY WELLS

Registered nurses and certified registered nurse anesthetists at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday approved a strike authorization vote in a demonstration of their frustration over the lack of a new labor contract. Full Story →

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana wins again to wrap up title HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana wins again to wrap up title

Facing another huge game, Indiana did what it’s been doing all season long — win.

INDIANA BOROUGH: Part of North Seventh to close for festival INDIANA BOROUGH: Part of North Seventh to close for festival

Indiana Borough council Tuesday gave the go-ahead for Downtown Indiana, the group representing merchants and business owners in the borough’s business district, to occupy IRMC Park along the first half-block of North Seventh Street for a new six-week Christmas holiday festival.

- RANDY WELLS
Police: Man had LSD, Xanax, pot Police: Man had LSD, Xanax, pot

A Pittsburgh man has been jailed in Indiana after a drug task force raid uncovered supplies of narcotics and hallucinogens in his apartment near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, police said.

More than 2,000 to get degrees at IUP commencement Saturday More than 2,000 to get degrees at IUP commencement Saturday

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,002 new graduates Saturday at 9 a.m. and at 2 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students.

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INDIANA BOROUGH: Jones leave board; Budris appointed INDIANA BOROUGH: Jones leave board; Budris appointed
18 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A veteran member of Indiana Borough council has stepped down from her seat representing the Third Ward. [Read More]
HOMER CITY BOROUGH: Police to purchase used vehicle HOMER CITY BOROUGH: Police to purchase used vehicle
18 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
HOMER CITY — The Homer City police force will buy a used vehicle, following a 3-1 vote in favor of the purchase by borough council members at Tuesday’s meeting. [Read More]
Bike to School event held Bike to School event held
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Participants in the 17th annual Bike to School Day departed from the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex this morning on their way to Horace Mann and Eisenhower elementary schools in Indiana. [Read More]
Garden club's annual May Mart scheduled Garden club's annual May Mart scheduled
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The Indiana Garden Club will hold May Mart 2016 on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at the White Township Recreation Center on East Pike. [Read More]
Program to focus on early settler Program to focus on early settler
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An historical account of Massy Harbison, an early settler, will be presented at the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]
IRMC nurses stage informational picket IRMC nurses stage informational picket
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center this morning were walking an informational picket line near the hospital, reportedly to protest a proposed increase in the contribution they pay for their health care costs and other issues. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Halvorson camp concedes race to Rep. Shuster PRIMARY 2016: Halvorson camp concedes race to Rep. Shuster
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Art Halvorson, who challenged incumbent Rep. Bill Shuster for a Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District in last week’s primary election, conceded defeat Monday and thanked his supporters. [Read More]
CENTER TOWNSHIP: Vote delayed on liquor license CENTER TOWNSHIP: Vote delayed on liquor license
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
GRACETON — Deciding on the Sheetz convenience store chain’s plan to sell beer at its store near Lucernemines hasn’t been as easy as local officials originally expected. [Read More]
County leaders back Tourism Week County leaders back Tourism Week
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Staff and supporters of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau looked over a sea of cut-out Christmas trees on the lawn of the Indiana County Court House Monday in observance of National Travel & Tourism Week, going on now. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats edge Rams, hold inside track to title HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats edge Rams, hold inside track to title
18 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley’s typically potent lineup struggled to keep up with Homer-Center ace Jesse Lee, and on the rare instances the Rams made solid contact with the right-hander, his defense made clutch plays behind him to kill any would-be rallies. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats sweep Trojans, stay in hunt HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats sweep Trojans, stay in hunt
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Blairsville stayed within striking range of first place in the Heritage Conference by sweeping visiting Saltsburg, 8-4, and 10-0, in a doubleheader Tuesday at WyoTech Park. The second game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Ligonier holds off Wildcats' rally HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Ligonier holds off Wildcats' rally
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Visiting Homer-Center staged a late rally on pitcher Lexie Petrof, only to watch the Ligonier Valley ace ultimately escape the jam to seal a 4-3 win in a Heritage Conference softball game Tuesday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Five softball players named to all-star team IUP ROUNDUP: Five softball players named to all-star team
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Five members of the IUP softball team have been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division all-star team. [Read More]
Indiana girls lose lacrosse match
18 hours ago -
Indiana lost to Latrobe, 9-5, in a WPIAL Division 2 Section 1 girls’ lacrosse match Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana drops tennis match Indiana drops tennis match
18 hours ago -
SALTSBURG — Indiana concluded its regular season by falling to The Kiski School, 5-4, in a non-conference boys’ tennis match Tuesday. [Read More]
MLB: Mesoraco has the Reds' latest injury MLB: Mesoraco has the Reds' latest injury
2 days ago -
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday after an MRI detected a torn labrum in his left shoulder. [Read More]
IUP BASEBALL: Coach Ditch decides it's time to go home IUP BASEBALL: Coach Ditch decides it's time to go home
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The last three times he visited his parents in North Dakota, Jeff Ditch returned to Indiana with tears in his eyes and an aching to someday return to the family farm for good. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indians secure playoff berth HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indians secure playoff berth
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Standing in the middle of the pack in the section just two weeks ago, Indiana needed to string together some wins to have a shot at clinching a fourth straight playoff berth. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana moves closer to capturing section title HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Indiana moves closer to capturing section title
2 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
Indiana coach Harold Wilson said before the season started that the Indians were going to have a solid lineup from top to bottom, and his prediction was dead-on. [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]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
18 hours ago -
Police at Indiana University of Pennsylvania reported that license plates were stolen from three vehicles in a parking lot at Elkin Hall at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
18 hours ago -
A car driven by Ross Potter, 29, of Apollo, hit a utility pole along Roseytown Road at 2:56 a.m. Saturday, state police at Greensburg reported. [Read More]
Crime declines in U.S. schools, report finds Crime declines in U.S. schools, report finds
18 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. [Read More]
Man wrongly arrested, jailed for recording police Man wrongly arrested, jailed for recording police
18 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was wrongly arrested, given a rough ride in a police car and jailed for hours after posting a Facebook video he recorded when a police officer responded to a parking dispute at his home, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. [Read More]
Court rejects claim by collar bomb perp Court rejects claim by collar bomb perp
18 hours ago -
ERIE (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new trial by a western Pennsylvania woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that killed a pizza deliveryman forced to wear a bomb collar. [Read More]
Police begin wider body camera use after testing
18 hours ago -
BOSTON — After months of testing, many of the nation’s big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found. [Read More]
2 teens killed, 1 injured in high-speed crash 2 teens killed, 1 injured in high-speed crash
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UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and a third is injured in what authorities say was a high-speed crash in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
2 days ago -
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
2 days ago -
Michael Walker II, of West Hollywood, Calif., was lodged at Indiana County Jail following an investigation of a disturbance at 12:22 a.m. Sunday in Brunzies Bar, 470 Philadelphia St., according to Indiana Borough police. [Read More]

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60TH ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Helen Clark 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Helen Clark
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Robert and Helen Clark, of Armagh, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. [Read More]
MARRIAGE LICENSES MARRIAGE LICENSES
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The following couples have submitted marriage license applications in the Indiana County Court House: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 4 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 4
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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
18 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 3, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 2, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: May 2 Gazette readers' birthdays: May 2
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
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
5 days ago -
Kayla Coursin has been named Athletic Student of the Month for February at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]

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Damaged highway still being fixed
6 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — A rural highway damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball will remain closed for repairs for at least a few more days. [Read More]
Trump, Biden to go to Penn graduation
6 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons. [Read More]
Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death
16 hours ago -
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Kasich to end bid for Republican nomination CAMPAIGN 2016: Kasich to end bid for Republican nomination
16 hours ago -
CONCORD, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, making Donald Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. [Read More]
SEAL's death reaffirms U.S. resolve, Carter says SEAL's death reaffirms U.S. resolve, Carter says
18 hours ago -
STUTTGART, Germany — The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, “this fight is far from over,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. [Read More]
Crime declines in U.S. schools, report finds Crime declines in U.S. schools, report finds
18 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. [Read More]
Man wrongly arrested, jailed for recording police Man wrongly arrested, jailed for recording police
18 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was wrongly arrested, given a rough ride in a police car and jailed for hours after posting a Facebook video he recorded when a police officer responded to a parking dispute at his home, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. [Read More]
Kerry warns Assad to start Syria transition by Aug. 1 Kerry warns Assad to start Syria transition by Aug. 1
18 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria’s government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out. [Read More]
Court rejects claim by collar bomb perp Court rejects claim by collar bomb perp
18 hours ago -
ERIE (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new trial by a western Pennsylvania woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that killed a pizza deliveryman forced to wear a bomb collar. [Read More]
Officials want to reduce Uber fine
18 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want the Public Utility Commission to greatly reduce the record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Refugee group says thanks Letter to the Editor: Refugee group says thanks
2 days ago -
To the Indiana community: Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of the Refugee Working Group in attending the Six O’Clock Series at IUP and the fundraiser at Calvary Presbyterian Church. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Here Indiana board goes again Letter to the Editor: Here Indiana board goes again
2 days ago -
Once again, we have an Indiana school board rushing in to incur a mountain of debt on the pretext of cost-cutting. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Is this right use of tax money? Letter to the Editor: Is this right use of tax money?
2 days ago -
In a recent letter three women from Happy Time Preschool in Blairsville praised Sen. Don White for getting taxpayer money to subsidize pre-K day care. What I want to know is, since when is it my (the taxpayers’) responsibility to pay for other people’s baby-sitting? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clymer event to focus on drugs Letter to the Editor: Clymer event to focus on drugs
2 days ago -
The Penns Manor School District Foundation will sponsor a drug awareness event, “Drugs in our Community, A Question and Answer Session,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Clymer Fire Hall. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified
4 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
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
6 days ago -
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
6 days ago -
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
1 week ago -
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
1 week ago -
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]

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