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Raiders convincing in win over A-C Valley

September 23, 2011

FOXBURG — The Brookville Raiders dominated the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Falcons from the first kickoff Friday night and eventually won 50-6.

Brookville's Brodie Zacherl had a 39-yard touchdown on the Raiders' first snap of the game, and from there, the team never let up.

"After last week's rough game, our confidence was a little fragile," Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said. "We had a good week, and we had a good practice (Friday). To have a good start keeps that momentum going from the week, so that was important."

Chucks pitch a shutout over Lions

September 23, 2011

STRATTANVILLE — The Punxsy Chucks scored on their first four offensive possessions in the first half — including three second-quarter touchdowns — to take a 28-0 lead to halftime and went on to easily defeat Clarion-Limestone 28-0 Friday night in Strattanville.

MESORACO WATCH

September 23, 2011

PITTSBURGH — Devin Mesoraco's homecoming party was almost spoiled Friday night when Reds' catcher Ramon Hernandez was granted the start.

Several local fans of Mesoraco made the trip to Pittsburgh in hopes of seeing their favorite Major Leaguer in person.

And late in the game, their wish was granted when Mesoraco came in to relieve Hernandez.

Mike Leake had pinch-run for Hernandez in the eighth inning.

Mesoraco's fans didn't get to see him even take a swing at a live pitch.

In fact, he was left standing in the on-deck circle in the ninth inning.

New space at Grace Place

September 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday, members of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce held a mixer at the Grace Place Community Resource Center, formerly the Grube Hospital.

The Rev. Tim Spence, interim executive director for the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry Inc. (JALSM), said construction on Grace Place Apartments is 60 percent complete with occupancy scheduled for Jan. 1.
He said the apartment building is being constructed in two sections. In the first section, the sheet rock is nearing completion, while in the second section, the stud work is almost finished.

Dr. Thomas E. Cressley, DDS, 89

September 23, 2011

Dr. Thomas E. Cressley, DDS, 89, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 13, 1922, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Clayton and Marvel (Gibson) Cressley.

Aug. 13, 1950, he married Florinda (Anderson) Cressley, who preceded him in death Dec. 16, 1997.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Dr. Cressley was a retired dentist and a graduate of Glen Campbell High School, Waynesburg University and the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.

Margy D. Kuntz, 77

September 23, 2011

Margy D. Kuntz, 77, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John Kopnitsky, Effie (Reams) Kopnitsky and Ruby (Geist) Kopnitsky.

Ms. Kuntz worked for Lorree Footwear and Standard Pennant Company. Later, she was a seamstress for the Stitchers Mound.

Elizabeth Woods, 86

September 23, 2011

Elizabeth Woods, 86, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Winslow Township, a daughter of the late Blair W. and Hazel B. (Uplinger) Vandervort.

She was married to Delmont "Smokey" Woods, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Woods worked many years as an LPN. She also worked private duty and was an excellent caregiver and a midwife.

She had many friends and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Police name, seek suspect in Thursday night shooting

September 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Police have named a suspect who faces charges of criminal attempted homicide in the Thursday evening shooting of two Punxsy men.
Friday, Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan said his department and Pennsylvania State Police Troop C’s Major Case Team are investigating the shooting that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday along Cranberry Alley.

In his statement, Fedigan said Christopher Lawrence Thornhill, 24, who has Pittsburgh as his last known address, shot the two Punxsy men multiple times.

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