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November 7th

Hazel M. Cielo, 94

November 8, 2012

Hazel M. Cielo, 94, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Etna, Pa., a daughter of the late Salvadore and Amelia (Nero) Urso.

In August of 1934, she married Kelly R. Cielo, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2003.

They were the former owners of Kelly Cielo Ford Motor Sales Inc.

She enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, bead work, reading and cooking and baking.

She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85

November 8, 2012

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, SC, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.

She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.

Ronald Roy Brewer, 71

November 8, 2012

Ronald Roy Brewer, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida.

Ron and his wife, Mary, have spent the winter months over the past 5 years at the Cloverleaf Campground in Brooksville.

Ron would leave Pennsylvania at first sign of snow and would not appear back home until well after Punxsutawney Phil declared the winter was over.

Ron and Mary, natives of Punxsutawney, were high school sweethearts — dating since they were 14 years old. They were married for 52 enchanting years and raised their three sons in Spencerport, NY.

November 6th

Punxsy's own Mark Aaron earns boxing win

November 7, 2012

PITTSBURGH — On a recent Saturday October night, Punxsy native Mark Aaron scored a unanimous decision win over Damon Palmer of Eastside PAL, in the 178-pound novice division at the Edgewood Club in Pittsburgh.

Aaron was able to use his superior reach and height along with having a strong jab to set up good combinations and outscore his opponent.

He trains a Helman's PAL in Punxy and is scheduled for action again in mid-November in Tarentum.

Also preparing for first bouts are local heavyweight Marcus Williams and lightweights Colton Sheilds and Parker Vernot.

Football team, cheerleaders hold annual banquet

November 7, 2012

The Punxsy Chucks football team held its annual banquet on Tuesday night at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. The Chucks honored their seniors and cheerleaders, pictured here: (first row, from left) Caesar Maruca, Will Harmon, Trevor Peace, Dylan Lettie, Josh Smith, Daniel McLain; (second row) Brandon Snyder, Alex Bevak, Holly Waltman, Afton McAfee, Kelsey Snyder, Jamie Bush; (back row) Derek Malburg, Devin Williams, Garrett Zimmerman, Jordan London, Zach Minich and Brandon Wingert.

State Police looking into alleged assault of 9-year-old girl

November 7, 2012

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday that an investigation has been launched into the alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old female.

The alleged incident(s) took place between July 1 and Oct. 9 at a residence in Winslow Township.

The investigation is ongoing.

Testimony underway in Christopher Thornhill trial

November 7, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Christopher Thornhill, the alleged shooter of two Punxsutawney men back in September 2011, faced his supposed victims and other individuals as they testified against him on day two of his trial on Tuesday in Brookville.

Thornhill has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and other related offenses.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is being represented in the case by District Attorney Jeff Burkett. Defense Attorney Fred Hummel is representing Thornhill.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Updated: Jefferson County unofficial election results

November 7, 2012

Dominic A. Pennett, 96

November 7, 2012

Dominic A. Pennett, 96, a resident of Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego, N.Y., and formerly of Deferiet, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Born in Rossiter, Pa., in 1916, he was the son of the late Anthony Pennetti and Catharine Fera.

He was educated in Rossiter, graduating from Rossiter High School in 1932.

After a brief career in sales in New York City, he joined the United States Army in 1940.

During his career in the military, he served during World War II in Belgium.

Harry Eugene White, 75

November 7, 2012

Harry Eugene White, 75, of Brookville, a guest at Jefferson Manor in Brookville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.

He was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Clymer, a son of the late Arthur K. White and Elanor (Winebark) White.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Marjorie (White) Haskell; and a brother, Thomas A. White.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date which is yet to be determined.

Interment will be at the Pine Church Cemetery in Canoe Ridge, Indiana County.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

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