Archive - Feb 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The appeal filed by Punxsutawney Borough Council to Jefferson County Common Pleas Court regarding the reinstatement of terminated Punxsutawney Borough Police officer Brian Andrekovich was denied by President Judge John H. Foradora in an opinion released Wednesday.
In its July 2010 report, the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission ordered that Andrekovich be reinstated with the department after council fired him stemming from the Aug. 15, 2009, death of Stephen Obbish, 48, in the back of a borough police cruiser.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Is the heating-ventilation-air-conditioning (HVAC) system at Punxsutawney Area High School acting up â€” again?
During the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâ€™s Wednesday committee meeting, board President Gary Conrad asked PAHS Principal David London about heating issues with the system, which underwent an extensive reworking last year after years of problems.
London said based on what he has heard from people in the building â€” itâ€™s too hot or too cold â€” his assessment is that supposed problem areas may be based on personal opinion.
Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was retired from the Asbury J. Clarke Chair of Latin at Dickinson College, Carlisle.
He was born May 3, 1928, near Smicksburg, Indiana County, a son of the late J. Donald and Margaret (North) Lockhart. His early years were spent on the family farm on which he was born. He attended one-room country schools and graduated from Punxsutawney High School.
In 1950, Prof. Lockhart graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He held an M.A. from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from Yale University.
Anthony P. Marzucco Jr., 82, loving husband, father and grandfather, Lewis Run, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Lewis Run, a son of the late Anthony and Angeline (Paulo) Marzucco.
June 27, 1953, in St. Francis Church, he married Loretta (Yonker) Marzucco, who survives.
Mr. Marzucco attended Bradford schools.
He was employed by the Hanley Brick Company, the Erie Railroad and then Dresser Manufacturing, from which he retired in 1989.
Roger M. Mott, 67, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Mott was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Charles M. and Charlotte Mae (Wilton) Mott.
Mr. Mott was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and just spending time with his family and friends.
He was a self-employed welder before retirement.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In an opinion released Wednesday, Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora said that the court concurred with a report from the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission, in which it said there was insufficient evidence to support the borough's reasoning behind firing Borough Police Officer Brian Andrekovich.
The commission, in its report from July 2010, ordered that Andrekovich be reinstated with the department after council fired him stemming from the Aug. 15, 2099, death of Stephen Obbish in the back of a borough police cruiser.
DUBOIS â€” Two legislators have requested that the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hold a second hearing regarding the possible change of the 814 area code in western and central Pennsylvania.
State Rep. Matt Gabler, 75th district, and State Sen. Joe Scarnati, 25th District, requested that the PUC hold another public hearing regarding the 814 area code change, which is being discussed due to the exhaustion the available phone numbers in the area code.
The first hearing was poorly attended due to lack of publicity and bad weather.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Salary Board Tuesday approved the creation of the position of county detective.
On the suggestion of District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett, William Guy Felmlee was appointed to that position. Felmlee was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for more than 25 years, and he spent many of those years in criminal investigation, Burkett said.
"This man is an outstanding criminal investigator," Burkett said. "He is top, top, top, top notch, and I'm very excited to have him."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Now in its second year, the PAHS Dramatics Club will present its second production, "Aladdin," at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door, and proceeds go to the club for its current and future productions.
This year's show, adapted by Craig Sodora, follows the club's successful first-ever presentation of "Peter Pan" last spring.
Lisa Good, who co-directed the play and co-advises the club with Shellee Miller, said this year's show is being presented during the winter due to many springtime activities for students.