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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.

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