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CAMPAIGN 2015: Eight hopefuls seek seats on Blairsville-Saltsburg board

CAMPAIGN 2015: Eight hopefuls seek seats on Blairsville-Saltsburg board

- MARGARET WEAVER

Five open seats on the Blairsville-Saltsburg school board have drawn the interest of eight candidates this primary election vying to keep their names on the ballot in November.

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CAMPAIGN 2015: Who's on your ballot for school board CAMPAIGN 2015: Who's on your ballot for school board
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Here are the candidates running for nomination for school board in the primary election. [Read More]
CENTER TOWNSHIP: Supervisors urge common sense while burning
12 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
GRACETON — The Center Township supervisors have advised township residents to consider their neighbors and be prudent when burning trash, but they said Monday they are not prepared to enact their lawyers’ recommendations for beefing up the local law that governs open burning. [Read More]
St. Patty's Open raises $21,000 St. Patty's Open raises $21,000
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Members of Quota International of Indiana raised more than $21,000 during the 10th annual St. Patty’s Open indoor golf tournament on March 13. [Read More]
STEPHANIE SMITH COONEY: Relief from allergies is possible STEPHANIE SMITH COONEY: Relief from allergies is possible
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Bless you! These are familiar words to many people in the spring with the appearance of plants, trees and pollen. Unfortunately, a beautiful time of year can become miserable for those that suffer from allergies. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2015: Leeper announces candidacy CAMPAIGN 2015: Leeper announces candidacy
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Tamara Leeper has announced her candidacy for Indiana Area school board. [Read More]
SALTSBURG BOROUGH: Council adds officer to force SALTSBURG BOROUGH: Council adds officer to force
13 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
SALTSBURG — Saltsburg Borough council members on Monday voted to hire a new part-time police officer. [Read More]
Church supports ICCAP 'Power Pack' Church supports ICCAP 'Power Pack'
13 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana recently raised $365 through ticket sales for a silent auction. [Read More]
Pumpkin seeds available for contest Pumpkin seeds available for contest
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The Indiana County Fair, in conjunction with Dan and Lynette Yarnick of Yarnick’s Farm Market, is again sponsoring a Giant Pumpkin contest at the 2015 county fair. [Read More]
Route 422 reroute to begin Route 422 reroute to begin
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Traffic heading eastbound on Route 422 will be routed onto the westbound lanes via a crossover beginning Wednesday, weather permitting, as part of a project to replace the Route 954 (South Sixth Street) bridge. [Read More]
Bridge replacement project to begin Bridge replacement project to begin
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Work on the bridge replacement project on Gipsy Road in Montgomery Township will begin next week, according to an announcement from PennDot District 10. The bridge carries Gipsy Road over the West Branch of Cush Creek. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana wraps up section title HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana wraps up section title
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KITTANNING — Riding the arm of ace Zach Schultz, visiting Indiana avenged one of its three section losses this season and clinched the WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball title with a 5-1 win over second-place Kittanning on Monday. [Read More]
MLB: Punxsutawney's Mesoraco left to pinch hit MLB: Punxsutawney's Mesoraco left to pinch hit
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It will be at least another week before he tries to catch again, but Punxsutawney native Devin Mesoraco should be available to pinch hit for the Cincinnati Reds in their three-game series against the Pirates, which begins tonight, at PNC Park. [Read More]
GOLF: Crimson Hawks sit in first at regional GOLF: Crimson Hawks sit in first at regional
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NASHPORT, Ohio — Kenneth Sames and the IUP golf team each sat in first place at the end of the first round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic East Region Championships on Monday at the Longaberger Golf Club. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: It's time for tough choices
13 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Over the weekend, work took precedence over outdoor adventures, but I had no complaints considering the beautiful weather. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help
13 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The marriage of nymphs and strike indicators is a natural one. Purists might contend that strike indicators are cheating, perhaps referring to the use of such as bobber fishing. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Stingers sweep Saltsburg
13 hours ago -
Marion Center notched a combined 25 hits and jumped out to big leads in each game to sweep visiting Saltsburg, 17-7 and 12-3 in a Heritage Conference baseball doubleheader Monday. The first game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule, and the second was shortened to five innings. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Stingers close in on title
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Marion Center ace Megan Risinger tossed a three-hitter and went 4-for-4, and the Stingers moved closer to clinching their second straight Heritage Conference title with an 8-1 win over visiting Homer-Center on Monday. [Read More]
Gilgal wins softball opener
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Gilgal Presbyterian won its Indiana County Church League softball season opener, 12-0 over Zion Lutheran on Monday. [Read More]
Walbeck tops Clymer Legion
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — Walbeck Insurance wiped out an early four-run deficit and scored in every inning to best Clymer Legion, 15-6, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Monday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
Rhodes helps team set record
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Indiana native Sean Rhodes helped the top-ranked Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse team win its 11th straight NJCAA Region III Championship with a 24-4 win over Genesee Community College on Sunday. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A Philadelphia man is accused of resisting arrest and faces felony drug charges after police said they had to use pepper spray after trying to search him. [Read More]
Sheriff's office releases April activity report
13 hours ago -
The Indiana County Sheriff’s Office provided 364 deputy hours of court security and 714 deputy hours of court facility security during April, according to a monthly statistical report from the sheriff’s office. [Read More]
Ligonier area officer killed, K-9 injured in crash
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LIGONIER (AP) — A Westmoreland County police officer was killed early today in a head-on crash with a work van that police said was traveling the wrong way. [Read More]
Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive
13 hours ago -
BALTIMORE — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct. [Read More]
Parents charged after baby’s death
13 hours ago -
MCKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police have filed child endangerment charges against a western Pennsylvania couple following the death of their 3-month-old son. [Read More]
Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial
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BOSTON — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. [Read More]
NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
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NEW YORK — Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job. [Read More]
Man accused of assault
13 hours ago -
HAMILTON (AP) — A New Jersey man is back behind bars after authorities say he punched two guards while being released from a Pennsylvania jail. [Read More]
Raleigh police officer burned by coffee sues Starbucks Raleigh police officer burned by coffee sues Starbucks
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. [Read More]
Jury hearing closing arguments
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury in Philadelphia is set to hear closing arguments in a police corruption case built on the testimony of drug dealers and a disgraced officer. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, May 5 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 5
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, May 4, 2015: [Read More]
93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp 93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp
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Sara DesChamp celebrated her 93rd birthday on April 28. She was born on April 28, 1922, in NuMine, the fourth of nine children. [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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3
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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: Kaelyn McKlveen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kaelyn McKlveen
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Kaelyn McKlveen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the BPW Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo
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Junior Karissa Shomo has been named the Academic Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti
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Noah Leonatti, a junior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named Arts Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen
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Emily Bucklen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the Rotary Club Student of the Month for May. [Read More]

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Islamic State takes credit for shooting
13 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for the attack. [Read More]
Ligonier area officer killed, K-9 injured in crash
13 hours ago -
LIGONIER (AP) — A Westmoreland County police officer was killed early today in a head-on crash with a work van that police said was traveling the wrong way. [Read More]
Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive Analysis: Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive
13 hours ago -
BALTIMORE — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct. [Read More]
House approves increase to 911 phone fee
13 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers. [Read More]
Texas acts to stop cities from limiting drilling
13 hours ago -
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries. [Read More]
Parents charged after baby’s death
13 hours ago -
MCKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police have filed child endangerment charges against a western Pennsylvania couple following the death of their 3-month-old son. [Read More]
Kerry visits Somalia; trip marks first ever for a U.S. secretary of state Kerry visits Somalia; trip marks first ever for a U.S. secretary of state
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia today in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. [Read More]
Islamic State takes credit for shooting Islamic State takes credit for shooting
13 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for the attack. [Read More]
Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial Tsarnaev shows emotion for first time at trial
13 hours ago -
BOSTON — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. [Read More]
Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in well
13 hours ago -
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Pee Wee football appreciative of support
12 hours ago -
Indiana Pee Wee football is right around the corner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Baker's career shows how much he cares
12 hours ago -
He’s back. Yes, it’s that old disabled Marine Vietnam vet who always reminds you of Memorial Day. This time it’s politics, not Obama, but county commissioner and my friend Mike Baker. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Show your support for proposed bike trail
3 days ago -
Indiana is truly a great place to live. I enjoy the outdoors so I appreciate our local parks to hike and enjoy walking and biking on the Hoodlebug Trail. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'In God we trust' has lost meaning in America
3 days ago -
In America we know little about persecution and are free to carry our Bible and attend the church of our choice. However, in many places we are not free to talk about God, and are thought of as troublemakers if they speak against evil and don’t conform with the sinful ways of the world. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't delay in getting healthcare
3 days ago -
Mental Health America’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Month in May is Mental Health B4 Stage 4. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Law enforcement in time of need
6 days ago -
I had an incident on Homer City’s Main Street on a recent Monday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Broaden NYC child's horizon and your own
6 days ago -
The last two years, my family and I have had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a child from New York City though the Fresh Air Fund. This program is an excellent way to broaden a child’s horizons as well as your own. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Proposed trade pacts divides Democrats
6 days ago -
Democrats are divided on the “fast track” trade agreement between the U.S. and a number of Pacific Rim countries projected to be huge customers in the future. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What does 'fair' mean in terms of taxes?
1 week ago -
Mr. Donald Skillin in his April 14 letter claimed that budget deficits are the result of insufficient revenues, not excessive spending, and that this lack of revenues is a result of tax cuts “in the early 2000s.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cal Thomas blaming the wrong people
1 week ago -
It was a relief to read Page 6 on Friday as we had just returned to Indiana after three fraught days in Allegheny General Hospital when the wonderful crew there had worked incredibly hard to resolve my wife’s heart issues. [Read More]
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