Archive - Aug 2012
INDIANA âÂ The Indiana County District Attorney's office held a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Police Barracks to announce that it plans to seek the death penalty in the triple homicide case against Lewis Beatty, 40, South Mahoning Township, who has been charged with killing both of his daughters and his estranged wife June 1.
District Attorney Pat Dougherty said his office had to file a notice with the court prior to Beatty's formal arraignment in October of its intention. That notice was filed Wednesday, Dougherty said.
The Brookville-Punxsy football rivalry is back in full force for the 2012 season. Pictured here are (from left) Brookville Chief of Police Ken Dworek, Brookville Mayor Chip Wonderling, Punxsy Mayor Jim Wehrle and Punxsy Chief of Police Tom Fedigan, posing around the Route 36 trophy that will be awarded to the winner of tonightâs rivalry game between the Chucks and the Raiders. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.
Jaclyn L. Keys, 49, Hazen, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was born September 15, 1962, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of
John and Carol Graffius Stuchell.
She married Michael Keys, who survives.
She is also survived by a son, Sean, and a daughter, Amanda, both at home; her parents John and Carol Stuchell of Treasure Lake; and a brother Kurt of Clarion.
She was a teachers' aide in the Brookville Area School District, where she enjoyed working with the staff and students of Hickory Grove Elementery School.
Floyd James Kline Jr., 56, of Marion Center, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Marion Center, Pa.
A son of Floyd James Kline Sr. and Harriet (Henderson) Kline, he was born Dec. 12, 1953, in DuBois.
Floyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lifelong dirt track racer, car builder and mentor to a lot of racers. He worked by his sonâs side at their business, âDave Kline Motor Sports.â He loved his Harley and his dogs.
Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in the Altoona Regional Health System.
Born July 28, 1919, in Clearfield, he was the son of Rudy and Iva Miller Vallimont.
On June 19, 1968, he married Ruth Waddington who preceded him in death July 26, 2007.
A veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army, he had previously worked in the CC Camps building roads and camps.
He relocated to Emporium, where he was employed by Sylvania Electric and worked as a carpenter doing home repairs and building many homes.
Showing off their new location are Michelle (left) and Sami (right) Richards owners of Richards Expressive Styles. The consignment and retail store has moved from its former location in the Grace Place Community Center to 230 West Mahoning St. Sami said the family-owned store deals in name brand clothing, which is sold on consignment for resale. Michelle said all of the clothing is in good condition. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 249-1966. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Cliff Street sent the three passengers to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Michael Ritz, was traveling west on Cliff Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, striking a tree with his vehicle coming to rest shortly thereafter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A grieving family and community will rally around a special concert to be held Friday evening in Barclay Square.
Eddie James Ministries team will be performing, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Barclay Square to honor the three teens who were killed in an automobile accident last fall.
Drinda Smith, the mother of one of the teens that was killed in the crash, said there's a conflict with the Brookville and Punxsutawney high school football game that is scheduled for 7 p.m Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A Punxsutawney man sustained abdominal injuries when his motor scooter crashed into the guardrail at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, George Grist of Punxsutawney was traveling on Chestnut Street when he apparently lost control of his scooter and struck a guardrail.
Police said the scooter ran along the guardrail a few feet before coming to rest.
According to police, Grist was transported by Jefferson County EMS to Punxsutawney Area Hospital and was flown by STAT MedEvac to an area trauma center with abdominal injuries.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you were out driving during the day on Tuesday, you might have noticed the large black-and-yellow buses were out picking up and dropping off kids, as the first student day of classes in the Punxsutawney area began.
Everything went pretty well for the first day of classes in the Punxsutawney Area School District, said Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent.
Wolfe said there werenât any issues on the buses on Tuesday morning.