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Archive - Jan 2012

January 18th

REBERT DAY 3: Video shows Rebert at three stores the day of murders

January 19, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jurors during the third day of Steven P. Rebert’s double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.

Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.

January 17th

REBERT DAY 2: Son feared the worst upon arrival at parents’ house

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert’s double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents’ home and found both of their vehicles parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.

Jason Shugar, a son of the victims — Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road — said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help removing some items in second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.

Expert: Victims suffered more than just wounds

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday that while gunshot wounds to the neck and trunk killed Wayne Shugar, there were also two areas of hemorrhaging under his scalp.

He also testified that Wayne Shugar’s wife, Vicky, died of a gunshot would to the trunk, and chipping defects on her fingernails were defensive wounds, suggesting that perhaps she was fighting off an attacker.

PAHS to crown Winter Queen, Princess Friday

January 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Dec. 22, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent the 2012 Winter Formal Queen’s Court.

This year’s court includes Tori Brooks, Cassandra Cook, Kaitlyn Cressley, Randa Depp, Sydney Jekielek and Samantha Winebark.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the senior girl with the second highest number of votes will reign as princess after the official crowning during halftime of the boys’ basketball game Friday against Bradford.

Punxsy shoots lights out, grounds Lady Dutch

January 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite giving up a nine-point halftime lead in the third quarter, the Punxsy girls' basketball team battled back and outscored the Lady Dutch of St. Marys 20-8 in the final stanza to claim a 62-50 victory Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

After the game, Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said battling back and not quitting are traits his young team possesses as a strength.

"These girls battle the entire game, whether we're up or down," he said. "They're going to play hard for 32 minutes. It's just a trait of this team."

Spack earns 100th victory, Punxsy comes up short

January 18, 2012

NEW BETHLEHEM — Punxsy wrestling coach Eric Eddy told anyone who asked him this week it would take "a perfect match" to beat Redbank Valley when the Chucks traveled there Tuesday night. Punxsy came within four points of reaching that match but fell just short in a 33-29 loss — one which saw Punxsy's Seth Spack reach the 100-win milestone to become just the fourth Chuck to do so.

Spack earned his 100th tonight, joining Neko Cappella, who did it this season, as well, and Matt Means and Kody Young as the only wrestlers in Punxsy history to reach the mark.

Chucks hold on in slugfest vs. Dutch

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Punxsy Chucks rode a five-game winning streak into St. Marys for a District-IX league game against the Flying Dutchmen, and in what Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal called a "flat out war," the Chucks headed home with six in a row with a 44-38 win.

"It was a blood bath," Neal said. "We had two starters foul out in Garrett Zimmerman and Alex Fedigan early in the fourth quarter."

Punxsy's sharp-shooting sophomore Brandon Mancuso also missed the game due to illness, but Neal said his squad stepped up and did what they had to do to earn the victory.

Eileen McDonald, 90

January 18, 2012

Eileen McDonald, 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at AM/PM Personal Care Home.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James L. and Mary (Bonner) Long.

July 26, 1944, she married Kenneth McDonald, who preceded her in death in March 1995.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Steffy United Methodist Church and a member of the Steffy United Methodist Women.

She enjoyed working outdoors, children and cooking.

Francis R. Russell, 95

January 18, 2012

Francis R. Russell, 95, Brookville, formerly of Timblin, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born April 17, 1916, in Emlenton, a son of the late James and Della (Porter) Russell.

He married Florence (Bennett) Russell, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Russell was a clergyman and a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94

January 18, 2012

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94, Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Brookville, a son of the late Raleigh J. and Edna (Vandervort) Weaver.

Oct. 6, 1944, in Brookville, he married Margaret L. “Peg” Crawford, who survives.

Mr. Weaver was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and the U.S. Army Reserves in Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, retiring as a colonel.

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