Archive - Oct 2012
There was one injury reported in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 310 in Punxsutawney.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 1988 Plymouth driven by Brandi Brady, 31, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 and turned into the path of a 2002 Ford pickup truck driven by Crist Troyer Jr., 57, Marion Center, who was traveling south.
Troyer struck Brady's vehicle, spinning it completely around. Brady was taken by Jefferson County EMS to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Harold Randall "Randy" Vaughn, 54, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 31, 1957, in Phillipsburg, a son of Harold E. Vaughn, who survives, and the late Jennie Mae (Goss) Vaughn.
Harold was last employed as a diesel mechanic at Krise Bus Co. and was previously employed by Laidlaw Bus Co.
Harold, or Randy, as many have known him, touched many lives, including those of his family, co-workers and students on the buses he used to drive.
His life's journey led him to helping all people as much as he could; wherever he could.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In one of the most intense regular season volleyball matches of the season, Redbank Valley outlasted Punxsy, 18-16 in the fifth and deciding match. The Lady Chucks held a 2-1 game lead only to see the Lady Bulldogs take the next two for the victory Monday night in Punxsutawney.
Despite unseasonably warm temperatures as of late, the signs that autumn is here are everywhere.
The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Route 119 North, recently made apple butter as part of an annual fundraiser.
While they were making the apple butter, Wayne Orr and the other members invited children from Longview Elementary School to come to the center and learn about the process.
The children were also allowed to stir the kettle if they wanted to.
For more information on getting involved with similar activities at the center, call (724) 286-3099.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois area drivers will encounter night-time paving again this week as work continues on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Mall.
Crews will begin base paving Wednesday night, Oct. 24.
Work hours on Beaver Drive and Shaffer Road are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
This is finish paving that is part of the overall project aimed at easing congestion and making travel through the area smoother and more efficient.
All work is weather and schedule dependent.
During the night-time paving, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Shaffer Road.
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have located a runaway 16-year-old Rossiter female.
Police said Nicole Lynn Weaver ran away from her Hemlock Lake Road, Banks Township, Indiana County residence at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Around 1 p.m. Sunday, Weaver's mother spotted her daughter on Myrtle Avenue in Punxsutawney.
According to police, when Weaver's mother approached her, the teen ran from her mother, saying she was not coming home again.
Police issued a report at 1:23 a.m. Monday saying that Weaver had been located.
STRATTANVILLE Ââ€” The Brookville Raiders proved Friday night that a win doesn't have to be glamorous in their 28-19 victory over the Clarion-Limestone Lions.
"An ugly win is just as good as a pretty win, and we were able to keep battling and score more points than them, plain and simple," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
After a combined 24 penalty flags and nine turnovers between both teams, the Brookville Raiders were able to outlast the Lions, who were hot on the comeback trail.