Archive - Nov 2010
BROOKVILLE â Republican candidates did very well in Jefferson County, collectively gaining more than 70 percent of the vote.
One U.S. Senate seat and five U.S. House of Repre-sentative seats from Penns-ylvania switched from Democrat to Repub-lican, and every Republican candidate â Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett, Glenn Thompson and Sam Smith â carried Jefferson County.
CLARION â After an emotional 4-3 victory in overtime Monday night in which the Punxsy boys' soccer team didn't play its best ball, the Chucks will face Bradford at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium with the 2010 District IX Class AA Championship on the line.
Punxsy (15-3-1) hopes to add yet another first to a record-breaking season â a district banner.
It'll first have to get past the Owls, a squad that it hasn't played since Oct. 3, 2007, when Bradford earned a 4-3 win in double overtime in Punxsutawney.
A number of upperclassmen were celebrated during Senior Night prior to the Punxsutawney versus Brookville football game last Friday at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Punxsy won, 37-6.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A duplex along Graffius Avenue that was the home to 14 people sustained severe damage from a fire that erupted around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The house located at 210 1/2 and 211 Graffius Ave. and owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter was fully involved when the alarm was turned in by Central Fire Department Chief Scott Depp, who was helping with borough leaf collection not far from the scene.
According to Punxsutawney Elk Run Fire Chief Bryan Smith, the two-story wood frame structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
DUBOIS â Brookville head coach Dan Smith has won his share of memorable games during his five-year run as the leader of the Raiders.
It's safe to say that Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Brockway just moved near the top of that list.
In a game that the Raiders clearly wanted to win about as much as a team could display, Brookville got the better of the Rovers after failing to beat them in two previous meetings this season during a District IX Class A semifinal playoff game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.
BROOKVILLE â Voters strongly supported Republican incumbents and a newcomer for a long-time Democratic U.S. Senate seat in Tuesdayâs general election, and opted to close Democratic Gov. Ed Rendellâs eight years in Harrisburg by selecting a Republican candidate to fill his shoes in January.
Jefferson County voters strongly supported Republican Tom Corbettâs gubernatorial bid, as he collected 9,484 votes (or 74 percent) over Democratic Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, who had 3,258 votes (26 percent).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â Republican Tom Corbett defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for Pennsylvania governor while Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey remained locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat in Tuesdayâs general election.
Corbett, 61, a career prosecutor who has been the state attorney general since 2005, ran largely on his officeâs probe of legislative corruption. Onorato, 49, the elected executive of Allegheny County since 2004, touted his success in streamlining bureaucracy and holding the line on property taxes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Property owners in the Borough of Punxsutawney will be happy to know that there will be no tax increase next year.
Borough Manager Ben White reported Tuesday during Punxsutawney Borough Councilâs Legal & Finance Committee meeting that tax millage will not increase again this year for the fifth-straight year.
Council President Susan Glessner said the last increase in millage was raised by only one mill in 2007.
White added that there was one change in the budget in regards to millage.
Today at 10:45 a.m. Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to 211 Graffius Avenue for a fully involved structure fire. All occupants were out of the building. The American Red Cross was called in for assistance. See tomorrow's Spirit for more details.
BROCKWAY â Punxsy head boys' soccer coach Phil Shenkle better nail down the copyright to Monday night's game in Brockway before someone else gets his or her hands on it.
For the third-straight meeting, the Punxsy and St. Marys boys' soccer teams played more than 80 minutes of competitive soccer that led to overtime, but this time, the Chucks were the ones celebrating at midfield.