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Workers exposed to chemical treated at IRMC

Workers exposed to chemical treated at IRMC

Indiana Regional Medical Center set up a decontamination tent outside the hospital’s emergency medicine department this afternoon to treat 17 workers from the Homer City area who reportedly were contaminated with a hazardous material, possibly cadmium.

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June unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent June unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent
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The June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County decreased 0.7 of a percent to 5.8 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The rate was 5.8 percent in June 2014 as well. [Read More]
Citizens group plans anti-tax assessment rally Citizens group plans anti-tax assessment rally
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The citizens group Indiana County PA Against Tax Reassessment Increases has scheduled a public meeting for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the S&T Bank Arena in the White Township Recreational Complex along East Pike. [Read More]
County representatives to help seniors with tax notices County representatives to help seniors with tax notices
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The Indiana County commissioners are sending representatives from the county’s tax assessment office to local senior centers to help the elderly and people with physical disabilities better understand the Change of Assessment Notices they received recently. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
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Photos of the Week
14 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR, KAYLA GRUBE
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
Animal shelters hire new humane officers Animal shelters hire new humane officers
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The Indiana County Humane Society and Four Footed Friends recently hired two new humane officers: Joy Goodyear and Emily Christoff. [Read More]
Bridge replacements scheduled Bridge replacements scheduled
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The public-private partnership to rebuild 558 bridges across Pennsylvania has several projects starting in Armstrong County in the coming weeks, with traffic restrictions or full detours occurring in four different locations. [Read More]
Dayton Fair baking contest set Dayton Fair baking contest set
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The Dayton Fair board encourages bakers to enter the 2015 PA Preferred Chocolate Baking Contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Pennsylvania Preferred program and the Pennsylvania State Fair Association, and Pennsylvania’s 12th Annual Incredible Angel Food Contest. [Read More]
Seeds of Wellness: Hospitals create Pennsylvania Mountain Care Network Seeds of Wellness: Hospitals create Pennsylvania Mountain Care Network
14 hours ago - - STEVE WOLFE
Last summer Indiana, Clarion and Punxsutawney hospitals signed an agreement to create a new entity called Pennsylvania Mountain Care Network. [Read More]
Snapology program offered Snapology program offered
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Friends of the Parks is offering a free Snapology program on Aug. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Blue Spruce Park Lakeside Center. [Read More]
Area agencies offer opportunities to volunteer Area agencies offer opportunities to volunteer
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Armstrong stays alive in tourney
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In his first pitching appearance of the year, Paul Cypher tossed a four-hitter, and Armstrong jumped out to an early 10-run lead in an 11-5 win over Farmington in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Monday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait
14 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The cool flow of Mahoning Creek pushed hard against my legs as I launched a long cast into a small eddy of protected water tucked along the far bank. I gave the 3-inch suspending jerkbait a sharp twitch, then a pause, and a smallmouth bass crushed it. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts ZEKE WILSON: TV has a way of distorting facts
14 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
On Sunday, there was a program at Yellow Creek State Park on reptiles, and it was geared toward those of all ages. [Read More]
SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal advances in playoffs
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Third-seeded Gilgal Presbyterian eliminated fifth-seeded Summit Church with a 14-2 victory in Indiana County Church League playoff action Monday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Walbeck hampered by lack of timely hits YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Walbeck hampered by lack of timely hits
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — First-year Walbeck Insurance manager Ryan Mlakar voiced his concerns to his players regarding their lack of clutch hits entering the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: S.W. Jack bows out in tight one YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: S.W. Jack bows out in tight one
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — No lead ever seemed safe in the many meetings between Indiana County champion Armstrong and runner-up S.W. Jack this season. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Wesleyville takes step toward state berth YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Wesleyville takes step toward state berth
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Wesleyville outhit Connellsville 10-2 and moved a win away from punching its first ticket to the state tournament by scoring a 14-4 win in a winner’s bracket game in the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Regional baseball tournament Sunday at First Commonwealth Field. [Read More]
ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes opener from Colts ICL BASEBALL: West Lebanon takes opener from Colts
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BLAIRSVILLE — Blairsville and West Lebanon traded early blows in the opening game of their best-of-five Indiana County League semifinal playoff series, but West Lebanon was the last team standing after pulling out a 7-6 victory. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: County teams drops openers YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: County teams drops openers
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — Walbeck Insurance pushed Farmington to the brink of defeat in what was the most tightly contested game on Day 1 of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Region baseball tournament. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Connellsville knocks off Armstrong YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Connellsville knocks off Armstrong
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Connellsville outhit Armstrong 12-4 and scored six runs in the third inning to roll to an 11-6 win in a first-round game of the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion Western Region baseball tournament Saturday at First Commonwealth Field in Center Township. [Read More]

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South Mahoning Township sawmill catches fire
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South Mahoning Township sawmill catches fire
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Several fire departments as well as Citizens Ambulance have been called to a structure fire on Mahoning Road in South Mahoning Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Police said thieves took $1,200 in change and cash, an iPad, jewelry and six human teeth with gold fillings in a burglary near Saltsburg. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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One person was hurt in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Route 28 south of Kittanning, police said. [Read More]
No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter
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CARROLLTON, Ga. — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. [Read More]
Fire damages Montgomery Township garage Fire damages Montgomery Township garage
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Fire broke out in a garage Sunday along Route 286 in Montgomery Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police said someone entered the home of Lacie M. Blose, 32, of Homer City, between May 1 and July 15 and took an iPhone, boxes of perfume, several candles and money from the Greenville Road residence. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police said a car driven by David R. Wiles III, 17, of Home, went off the road while traveling south on Route 954 Sunday. [Read More]
Man dies while swimming in Youghiogheny River Man dies while swimming in Youghiogheny River
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BELLE VERNON (AP) — Authorities say a man died while swimming with friends in the Youghiogheny River in Westmoreland County. [Read More]
Two vehicles collide on Route 422 Two vehicles collide on Route 422
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Two vehicles collided Saturday along Route 422 near Anthony Run in Armstrong Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A 54-year-old Clymer woman was scammed out of $2,000 in a money transfer scheme on July 14, according to state police. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers birthdays: July 28 Gazette readers birthdays: July 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, July 27, 2015: [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark 50th ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, of Armagh, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 27 Gazette readers' birthdays: July 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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26 Gazette readers' birthdays: July 26
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [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, July 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
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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, July 24, 2015: [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Saiani 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Saiani
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Mr. and Mrs. Bruno A. Saiani, of Homer City, celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 17. [Read More]

All World News

 
No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter No red flags reported at time of gun sale to movie theater shooter
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CARROLLTON, Ga. — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. [Read More]
NSA will soon stop using records from old databases NSA will soon stop using records from old databases
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WASHINGTON — Analysts at the National Security Agency will no longer be permitted to search a database holding five years of Americans’ domestic calling records after Nov. 29, the Obama administration said on Monday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Things to consider as Trump dangles third-party prospect CAMPAIGN 2016: Things to consider as Trump dangles third-party prospect
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WASHINGTON — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. [Read More]
Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama today urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. [Read More]
Turkey seeks NATO help against ISIS
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BRUSSELS — NATO declared its “strong solidarity” with Turkey today as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member. [Read More]
Plaster falls on visiting students
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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person. [Read More]
High court may get independent candidate High court may get independent candidate
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HARRISBURG — A Philadelphia judge could become the first independent or minor-party candidate in more than two decades to make the ballot for Pennsylvania’s highest court. [Read More]
Turzai links liquor overhaul to new taxes Turzai links liquor overhaul to new taxes
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HARRISBURG — A leading proponent of liquor privatization in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Monday that selling off the state stores must happen for any type of tax to be increased, with budget talks deadlocked nearly a month into the state’s new fiscal year. [Read More]
Lawyer for Bulger asks court to overturn conviction Lawyer for Bulger asks court to overturn conviction
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BOSTON — A lawyer for convicted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes. [Read More]
GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner
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WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern Letter to the Editor: Commissioners should show their concern
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The following is a quote from the Indiana County commissioners on the recent tax reassessment: “We are also very concerned with the senior population who yet do not clearly understand the effect of their tax notice or their ability to pay.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors' Letter to the Editor: Appreciating God's 'true colors'
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Considering that God is “Love,” it’s obvious by living under our creator’s supervision that we’ll prosper in a loving and righteous way. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners? Letter to the editor: What do you have to say, commissioners?
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What do you say? Commissioners, what do you say to the 83-year-old lady who lives by herself as a widow living off her Social Security but feels secure in her home because her late husband built it with his own hands? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment Letter to the editor: One-third needs to be heard on reassessment
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The Third needs to be heard: This is not against paying taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law Letter to the editor: When the Bible meets the law
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An interesting caricature of God has emerged — both in recent Gazette letters and elsewhere — that seem to portray him as a sort of whimsical destroyer, intent on annihilating America in response to its legalization of same-sex marriage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this Letter to the editor: Next Indiana board should consider this
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At least three current Indiana school board members will be gone the first week of December and the two lowest overall vote-getters in the primary are current board members, so as many as five (the majority of the board) are likely to be replaced by new members. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness Letter to the editor: Publicly shamed for simple forgetfulness
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I was baffled when I came home on Friday, July 10. A huge yellow piece of paper was on my door for the whole neighborhood to see that I made one mistake. I accidentally left my garbage can out Thursday into Friday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage Letter to the editor: Court wrong on gay marriage
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Regardless of the Supreme Court, there is only one marriage between a man and a woman that produces a family of children by the usual process. [Read More]
AN OPEN LETTER: Fairness is the goal AN OPEN LETTER: Fairness is the goal
6 days ago -
As Indiana County commissioners, we fully recognize the frustration and anger which have followed the announcement of proposed property values and tax estimates for 2016. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Impact of change far-reaching, negative Letter to the Editor: Impact of change far-reaching, negative
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I am writing to predict what will happen to Indiana County if the Indiana County commissioners implement the 2016 property tax reassessments. [Read More]
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