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Archive - Mar 8, 2011

Smith: Rein in welfare costs, abuse

March 8, 2011

HARRISBURG —
House Speaker Sam Smith said Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed $27.3 billion budget shows bigger cuts than perhaps expected in higher education, but Smith said he would like to see deeper digging into the budget for the Department of Welfare and abuses with the program.

Five years later, ATA pre-bids terminal project

March 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Five years after the idea was officially proposed, a pre-bid meeting was held Tuesday for the Area Transportation Authority (ATA) terminal along North Findley Street.

The project could begin within the next couple of months, depending on the bids and a second-floor tenant.

“Punxsutawney is a hub for us, but we think if we construct a terminal here, we will attract more passengers,” especially with the expansion of IUP’s Punxsy campus, said Gabriel J. Uljon, ATA director of facilities and stationary equipment.

Torrence St. project moves forward

March 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Torrence Street sewer replacement project was 40 percent complete as of Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting.
Committee Chairman Roger Steele said there are three phases of work that will take place on Torrence Street. The first phase is the sewer replacement project, which has nothing to do with the ATA Terminal building project.

The second phase, widening Torrence Street, is scheduled to begin April 1, Steele said, adding that the sewer replacement project will conclude Friday.

Otis Warren Engle, 87

March 8, 2011

Otis Warren Engle, 87, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, N.Y.

He was born July 8, 1923, in Timblin, a son of Samuel Boyd and Augusta (Casson) Engle.

He was a 1942 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Engle retired from International Paper Company in 1985 after 35 years of service.

Joline C. Pifer, 80

March 8, 2011

Joline C. Pifer, 80, DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Willis and Dorothy (Anderson) McGee.

Mrs. Pifer was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church and was a 1949 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

Vivian Claire Wright, 83

March 8, 2011

Vivian Claire Wright, 83, Glen Campbell, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Edward and Alda (Stewart) Goss.

She was married to Gerald Wright, who preceded her in death March 14, 1997.

Mrs. Wright was the owner of Wright's Personal Care Home in Glen Campbell, and she was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Rossiter Fire Company.

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