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Nurse Practitioner Week raises awareness of mysterious medics

November 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nurse practitioner: It's a profession that most have probably heard of, but perhaps one that folks don't exactly know much about.

The week of Nov. 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and with a national health care provider shortage, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, in a recent press release, spoke to the aim and importance of NPs.

Thornhill gets minimum of 45 years for Punxsutawney shooting

November 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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.

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