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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 →

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: United pair claim medals
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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: United pair claim medals

SHIPPENSBURG — The United girls’ track and field athletes have been stealing the show all season.

- CARLY KROUSE
Longtime customer takes over Smicksburg eatery Longtime customer takes over Smicksburg eatery

In its next phase of life, the new owner of Thee Village Eatinghouse is hoping to bring back the restaurant’s “original charm.”

- ELLEN MATIS
U.S. economy showing signs of life after slow start to year U.S. economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

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
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CAROLE McCRAY: How to add a touch of gold to the garden CAROLE McCRAY: How to add a touch of gold to the garden
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Add a bright touch or two to your garden with golden-colored plants. Yarrow, hyssop and coreopsis bloom all summer in shades of soft orange and sunny yellow. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
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This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Times and dates are subject to change. All events are held in Indiana, unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Scholarships awarded to Blairsville seniors Scholarships awarded to Blairsville seniors
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The Challenge Program Inc. distributed financial awards to the seniors at Blairsville High School for excelling in the areas of attendance, academic improvement, academic excellence, STEM and community service. [Read More]
Lively Arts announces 2016-17 Ovations! lineup Lively Arts announces 2016-17 Ovations! lineup
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The Lively Arts at IUP announced its 2016-17 Ovations! season from the stage during Saturday’s Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival. The festival was held downtown Indiana on Saturday. [Read More]
Indiana student earns outstanding achievement award Indiana student earns outstanding achievement award
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Indiana Area Senior High School student Rachel Lynn Baumler has been presented the Annalee Henderson Outstanding Student Achievement Award and scholarship for 2016 from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
15 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: Expert analysis on Pens CARL KOLOGIE: Expert analysis on Pens
15 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
Even sports fans who know nothing about hockey are watching hockey. [Read More]
Area senior centers announce weekly activities Area senior centers announce weekly activities
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The schedules at the Aging Services Inc. social centers for the coming week. [Read More]
Raft pictured before crash on Susquehanna Raft pictured before crash on Susquehanna
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Pictured is the last raft on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River near the “sheep pen” before it crashed March 20, 1938, at Muncy, Lycoming County. [Read More]
Human Services Department lists area agency activities Human Services Department lists area agency activities
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Information for this column is provided by the Indiana County Department of Human Services. [Read More]

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JUSTIN GERWICK: Therapist has hand in U.S. Open JUSTIN GERWICK: Therapist has hand in U.S. Open
15 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
A local massage therapist will have a hand in this year’s U.S. Open, thanks to a unique opportunity. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Renegades score first win AROUND THE AREA: Renegades score first win
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WEST LEBANON — Nine Young Township players recorded at least one hit and the Renegades scored in every inning to rout visiting Marion Center, 11-1, and earn their first win of the season in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Saturday. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Horton earns All-America track and field honor IUP ROUNDUP: Horton earns All-America track and field honor
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IUP freshman D.J. Horton earned All-America recognition in the pole vault, finishing eighth in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Saturday. [Read More]
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]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET INDIANA 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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State police said someone drove off of Parkwood Road in the 2000 block and ran over a fence and gate, causing damage at about 3:30 p.m. May 15. [Read More]
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]

All Family News

 
Student wins mathematics award Student wins mathematics award
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Danny Lee, a student at Indiana Junior High School, was the winner for Indiana and Armstrong counties in the 2016 First-Year Algebra Contest sponsored by the Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
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]

All World News

 
Few happy with choices for president, poll finds
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While 65 percent of Americans say they’re interested in the White House race, just 23 percent say they’re excited as the presidential contest shifts from the primaries to the general election, according to a new poll. [Read More]
Militants blow up pipelines in Nigeria
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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria’s oil production in half, militants and residents said. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s government has offered the new Taliban leader a choice: make peace or face the same fate as his predecessor, killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. [Read More]
Students solve grave mysteries Students solve grave mysteries
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CHICAGO — With more than a century of rain, wind, snow and pollution conspiring to erase what was once carved into a row of headstones, about the only thing anyone in the tiny north-central Illinois community of Odell knew of the men buried there was that they’d fought in the Civil War. [Read More]
WWII plane recovered
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NEW YORK (AP) — Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft crashed during a promotional flight, killing the pilot. [Read More]
WHO rejects call to postpone Olympics in Rio WHO rejects call to postpone Olympics in Rio
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BERLIN — The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus. [Read More]
School funding creates divide in attorney general's race School funding creates divide in attorney general's race
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HARRISBURG — The battle in Pennsylvania over school funding could take on a new dimension. [Read More]
Results of email probe to be released
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers will be released Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced. [Read More]
AP ranks top 10 highest-paid CEOs AP ranks top 10 highest-paid CEOs
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The 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. [Read More]
CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't
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NEW YORK — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
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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