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PARIS (AP) — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution.

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Marion Center district approves personnel changes for fall
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MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area School District directors Monday approved several personnel changes in preparation for the start of classes in the fall. [Read More]
Real estate, per capita taxes due
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Jeff Mack, White Township tax collector, and Bill Lundstrom, Indiana Borough tax collector, remind township and borough taxpayers that Friday is the last day to pay the 2017 spring real estate and per capita taxes at the face amount. [Read More]
All driver license centers closed July 4
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in the Indiana Mall, will be closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day. [Read More]
Temperature swings defy season Temperature swings defy season
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Could summer make a return? [Read More]
Indiana school directors settle on smaller tax increase Indiana school directors settle on smaller tax increase
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board on Monday adopted a 2017-18 budget with a smaller-than-predicted tax increase and confirmed that a plan to build a 900-student-capacity replacement for Ben Franklin Elementary School is dead. [Read More]
County agency: Track, report area flood damage County agency: Track, report area flood damage
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The Indiana County Emergency Management Agency has cautioned flood victims to properly track and report their disaster-related expenses, and to continue to take precautions to avoid disease in the wake of high waters that washed over central Indiana County last week. [Read More]
Funding donated for Homer City's revitalization Funding donated for Homer City's revitalization
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Contractors have reached the halfway point in the downtown Homer City Main Street renewal, a project that features replacement of the sidewalks, trees, benches, planters and light fixtures between Wiley Street and Miller Avenue. [Read More]
Flood recovery continues on Hoodlebug Trail Flood recovery continues on Hoodlebug Trail
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Glenn McElwee, left, and Dalton Dick, along with backhoe operator Luke Karp, began filling in a gap in the Hoodlebug Trail on Monday with boulders and rocks. [Read More]
Marion Center board votes to raise real estate tax Marion Center board votes to raise real estate tax
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — As recommended in the past two months by some district administrators, the Marion Center Area School District directors Monday gave final approval to an approximate 0.4 mill tax increase to support a 2017-18 general fund budget. [Read More]
New Auxiliary officers installed New Auxiliary officers installed
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The VFW Post 1989 Auxiliary recently installed new officers. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Turkey shoot set at Shelocta Club
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SHELOCTA — The Shelocta Sportsmen’s Club will hold at turkey shoot on Saturday, July 22. [Read More]
Turkey shoots slated at Twolick Valley
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CHERRY TREE — Turkey shoots will be held July 9, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 at the Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Road, Cherry Tree. [Read More]
Pistol training course set at club
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SHELOCTA — An NRA basic pistol training course will be held at the Shelocta Sportsman’s Club from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 16. [Read More]
Youth Legion teams score wins Youth Legion teams score wins
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Fox Township capitalized on seven errors and 12 walks to score a 10-8 win over Indiana Lions in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Monday at Hogan Field. [Read More]
Zimmerman tosses no-hitter for Indiana Zimmerman tosses no-hitter for Indiana
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Olivia Zimmerman struck out 10 and fired a no-hitter to help Indiana blank New Bethlehem, 10-0, in the first round of the District 7 12-and-under softball tournament on Monday. [Read More]
Bowman’s Coins wins IABB game Bowman’s Coins wins IABB game
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Bowman’s Coins nipped East American Motorsports, 8-7, in an Indiana Area Baseball Boosters game Monday. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Berries are ripe and ready
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ZEKE WILSON: Berries are ripe and ready
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The rainy weather in recent weeks was much-needed by the berry crop, and good eating ripens daily now. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Well-designed net is a welcome aid
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JEFF KNAPP: Well-designed net is a welcome aid
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A basic concern in angling is getting a fish on the hook. Less thought, however, is given to the actual landing of the fish once it’s been hooked. The use of a well-designed landing net is significant, whether the fish’s destiny is a quick photo session prior to release or an appointment with a [Read More]
Cowboy Action Shoots scheduled
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Cowboy Action Shoots will be held at the Indiana County Bow and Gun Club on the following Sundays: July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. [Read More]
Grube, Holuta team up in ICC Invitational Grube, Holuta team up in ICC Invitational
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Usually members of a team have to work together for a while before figuring out just how things jell for them. When it comes to the duo of Kyle Grube and Matt Holuta, it seems they have found a natural fit. [Read More]

All Police News

 
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Chad Davis, 19, of Cherry Tree, was slightly injured when he swerved his pickup truck to avoid a deer on Route 580, west of Spruce Road, at 8:55 a.m. Monday. Police said Davis lost control of the truck and it went into a field and rolled onto its roof. [Read More]
State to set policy limiting release of police video
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HARRISBURG — The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them. [Read More]
Review board to examine 'justified' police shooting
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A review board Tuesday found “substantial evidence of error” in a North Carolina police department’s decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August. [Read More]
90-year-old man indicted for fraud
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 90-year-old man who escaped from a Maryland prison in 1970 has been indicted for Social Security fraud in Philadelphia. [Read More]
Indiana man sentenced in fatal motorcycle crash Indiana man sentenced in fatal motorcycle crash
1 day ago -
An Indiana man was sentenced Monday to serve up to five years in a state prison for the motorcycle crash death of a woman last summer in Young Township. [Read More]
Woman sentenced for endangerment Woman sentenced for endangerment
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A former Shelocta woman charged with keeping her two children in deplorable conditions, exposed to the risks of drug abuse, was sentenced Monday to serve four years on probation. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police cited Matthew Culp, 39, of Indiana, with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 7:54 p.m. Saturday after he was discovered trying to enter a residence along the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police reported three vehicles wrecked at 1:22 p.m. June 22 when a truck lost its brakes in a highway construction zone on Route 422 near Yellow Creek Road. [Read More]
Police find suspect locked in porta-potty
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MIFFLINBURG (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man trying to avoid capture locked himself in a portable toilet. [Read More]
New rules set for sentencing Pa. juveniles to life
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HARRISBURG — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday, telling prosecutors that such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 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, June 26, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 26:
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Co-workers exchange vows Co-workers exchange vows
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Monica Fishel, LPN, and Stefan Riddilla, CNA, met while working at Beacon Ridge and became engaged last year. They were married at the facility on Friday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 25:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
70TH ANNIVERSARY: Bill and Millie Campbell 70TH ANNIVERSARY: Bill and Millie Campbell
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Mr. and Mrs. Bill Campbell, of Vintondale, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 10, 2017, with a family dinner at Surf N’ Turf in Johnstown. [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Doris Kimmel 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Doris Kimmel
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimmel, of Home, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were wed in the Plum Creek United Presbyterian Church in Willet by the Rev. Douglas Carhart. [Read More]
95th BIRTHDAY: Dorothy Adams 95th BIRTHDAY: Dorothy Adams
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Dorothy Adams, of Indiana, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Sunday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 24: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 24:
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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 answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries on Thursday, but has yet to say how it will be implemented or what it will do to avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban. [Read More]
Three Chicago police officers indicted in teen's death Three Chicago police officers indicted in teen's death
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CHICAGO — Three police officers were charged Tuesday with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation that followed the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer three years ago. [Read More]
Gov. Wolf’s health secretary leaves post Gov. Wolf’s health secretary leaves post
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DANVILLE (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s health secretary is taking a new administrative job with central Pennsylvania health giant Geisinger. [Read More]
State defends medical marijuana permit
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials are standing by their decision to award a medical marijuana grower’s permit to a company whose affiliate had two ex-executives charged with smuggling a half-million dollars’ worth of the drug across state lines. [Read More]
State to set policy limiting release of police video
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HARRISBURG — The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them. [Read More]
Review board to examine 'justified' police shooting
35 minutes ago -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A review board Tuesday found “substantial evidence of error” in a North Carolina police department’s decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August. [Read More]
Town limits nightly playing of taps
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GLEN ROCK (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity. [Read More]
90-year-old man indicted for fraud
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 90-year-old man who escaped from a Maryland prison in 1970 has been indicted for Social Security fraud in Philadelphia. [Read More]
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun. [Read More]
Supreme Court reinstates part of travel ban, sets hearings Supreme Court reinstates part of travel ban, sets hearings
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a “victory for national security.” [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Board trying to add insult to injury Letter to the Editor: Board trying to add insult to injury
3 days ago -
And so now we have come to this. To a situation where revenge is being served up, not cold, but with a logic that defies reality. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Take another look at closing a school Letter to the Editor: Take another look at closing a school
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Now that the multimillion-dollar megaschool plan is on hold, hopefully permanently, I again in more detail offer taxpayers and the new Indiana Area school board members a much more pleasurable solution for district resources. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: ABATE thanks backers Letter to the Editor: ABATE thanks backers
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Indiana County ABATE would like to thank the following businesses, organizations, their patrons as well as all of the anonymous donors for their help with our 2017 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Time to return focus on education Letter to the Editor: Time to return focus on education
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On June 12 the Indiana Area school board informed the public that the 900-student school failed to win approval from PennDOT and White Township. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Be the difference that matters Letter to the Editor: Be the difference that matters
6 days ago -
There was time when people discussed serious happenings in the news at the water cooler. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Country now ruled by a con man Letter to the editor: Country now ruled by a con man
1 week ago -
Government of the people, by the people, for the people! A simple concept, a noble concept, or … a vain hope? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Restore Penn Vet funding, bureau asks Letter to the editor: Restore Penn Vet funding, bureau asks
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Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and our 62,000 member families call on state lawmakers to support the restoration of funding in the state budget to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet). [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Club appreciative of support for May Mart Letter to the editor: Club appreciative of support for May Mart
1 week ago -
The Indiana Garden Club would like to thank everyone who attended or assisted with another successful May Mart. Our event is held at the S&T Bank Arena in the White Township Recreation Complex each year and attended by many throughout the surrounding area and all of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Future school tax hikes projected in state Letter to the editor: Future school tax hikes projected in state
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We have been given a heads-up, an early warning, and we have an opportunity to do something to help. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Obama also experienced incivility Letter to the editor: Obama also experienced incivility
1 week ago -
I was quite stunned to read McClellan Blair’s latest letter (“Incivility in the media,” Tuesday’s Gazette) and realize that he had no access to news of any kind during the Obama administration. [Read More]
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