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Police seek driver who struck jogger, then fled the scene

July 19, 2011

FALLS CREEK — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the person driving a vehicle that struck a woman while jogging then fled the scene Tuesday night.

Police said the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday along Route 950, about one mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.

Police said the jogger, a 32-year-old woman who was unnamed in a police report, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by the southbound vehicle, which fled the scene.

The woman suffered moderate injuries and was flown via medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital for treatment.

Brookville evens series, beats Miners 14-2

July 19, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Grays took Game 2 from the Rossiter Miners Tuesday, 14-2 in six innings.

The best-of-seven series is now even at one game each.

Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Rossiter.

The Grays got out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning, and Rossiter was not able to recover.

"That's the history of this team," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said. "Once they get down, they stay down. It's hard to get them pumped up."

The Miners scored their only two runs during the top of the third inning.

Practice Makes Perfect

July 19, 2011

Punxsy right fielder Carl Medsger makes a throw to second at Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Star practice Tuesday night. Punxsy is preparing for its Section 1 tournament in Cranberry. Punxsy's first game is at 2 p.m. Thursday against McLane.

Alliance Church hosts Firefighter Appreciation Day Saturday

July 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As an event in conjunction with its Firefighters Vacation Bible School, the Punxsutawney Alliance Church will host its first-ever Firefighter Appreciation Day this weekend.

The day-long event begins at 1 p.m. and runs until whenever Saturday at the church, located at the intersection of Route 436 and Alliance Drive.
Pam Smorey, who is coordinating the event, said the appreciation day is not just for children; it’s for everyone, regardless of age, and there is no charge to attend.

More from the Jefferson County Fair

July 19, 2011

Wearing matching outfits, sisters Adisen (right) and Reise Jackson (left), of Sigel, enjoy the Jefferson County Fair Tuesday night with their parents. The fair continues today, beginning with the horse halter and riding show at 9 a.m. and the special celebrity visitors judging contest at 1 p.m. The carnival opens at 5 p.m.

Thomas J. Steel, 58

July 19, 2011

Thomas J. Steel, 58, Morning Glow Manor, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at DRMC, DuBois.

He was born July 22, 1952, in Hawthorne, a son of Wilma E. Smith Steel, who survives, of Knox Dale, and the late John A. Steel Sr.

Mr. Steel worked in construction with his brother, William S. Steel.

David Paul Mottorn

July 19, 2011

With heavy hearts, we bid goodbye to father,husband and friend David Paul Mottorn. July 16, 2011, Dave died suddenly, but doing something he loved best, biking along the Freeport-Butler Trail.

Dave was a great lover of nature and a great storyteller. Frequently, these passions came together, when he would spin an entertaining tale along a hiking trail or while dipping his kayak’s oar into the water. He loved singing, too, but his wry mantra, “If you don’t sing good, sing loud,” should be an indicator of his choral abilities.

Punxsy falls short in pitching battle, 2-1

July 19, 2011

CLEARFIELD — The previously undefeated Punxsy 13- and 14-year old Teener League All-Stars are undefeated no more after a 2-1 loss in eight innings to Clearfield Monday night in Clearfield.

"There was just really good pitching the whole way through," Punxsy coach Doug Byers said. "That pretty much sums up the whole game."

Thomas Summers pitched a complete game for Clearfield, allowing just one run on five hits to earn the win.

Dakota Byers pitched six strong innings for Punxsy, allowing one run on four hits. Byers also struck out six Clearfield hitters.

The Zak Zone

July 19, 2011

A few months ago, someone asked me what my dream job would be. I told them that being a sports reporter would be the ideal position for me.

My passion for sports, writing and photography could all be blended together somehow to make the perfect position to fit my talents.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize this truth before I pursued my advanced education, and when I went to college, I studied mathematics and earned a master's in religious studies afterward.

Senior living complex may be open by year’s end

July 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Both construction and demolition continue to move along at a fast pace at the corner of Pine and North Gilpin streets at what is to be known as Grace Place, a senior living facility.

Demolition began Monday on a portion of the former Grube Hospital building. The portion of the building that is adjacent to Pine Street is being razed to make room for Grace Place, a 24-unit housing complex for moderate-income seniors.

The $6.5 million project is being constructed by the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry and Trek Development.

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