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Thornhill gets minimum of 45 years for Punxsutawney shooting

November 14, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Christopher Thornhill was sentenced by John Foradora to a minimum aggregate sentence of no less than 45 years and no more than 90 in a state correctional institution following his conviction in a shooting that occurred on Sept. 22, 2011 in Punxsutawney.

Ronald Leroy Zimmerman, 50

November 14, 2012

Ronald Leroy Zimmerman, 50, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.

He was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late William Riley and Martha Kramer Zimmerman.

He was a school bus driver for the Krise Bus Co. of Punxsutawney.

He is survived by three nieces, Marie Reesman, Tina McCracken and April Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

At the family's request there will be no visitation, and services are private at the convenience of the family

Jerry Wymer Sr., 76

November 14, 2012

Jerry Wymer Sr., 76, of Big Run, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Wymer was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Killbuck, New York, a son of the late Raymond Sr. and Ardetia (Crandell) Wymer.

He was a member of the St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run.

Mr. Wymer served in the United States Army.

On Feb. 9, 1963, he married the former Marion Lee Reiter. She survives.

Jerry worked as manager at Western Union Telegraph, on the B&O Railroad as a carpenter, and retired as a janitor for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87

November 14, 2012

Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87, formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Heathville, a son of the late Franklin Harold and Ella Miranda (Hetrick) Raybuck.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. During his service, he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On June 30, 1946, he married the former Sara Jane Hannold. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009.

Jammin' Juniors ran 'Reitz' past the Super Seniors in Powder Puff FB

November 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a low-scoring gridiron battle on a chilly Tuesday night, the Jammin' Juniors ran 'Reitz' past the Super Seniors, 8-6, in the annual Powder Puff flag-football game held at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.

Juniors twins Emily and Ashley Reitz combined for their team's touchdown and two-point conversion runs with 10:47 left in the game for a rare Junior Class win.

The Juniors defense stopped Super Senior Chelsea Engeholm three yards short on the game-tying two-point conversion run attempt to keep it 8-6 with 1:42 left in the game.

 

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