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Archive - Nov 20, 2013

Write-in votes tallied, Scarantine edges Conrad for school board seat

November 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The election results for the super-tight Punxsutawney Area School Region III (McCalmont & Young Townships) school board director race were certified by the Jefferson County Board of Elections on Wednesday, with challenger Jim Scarantine defeating incumbent Punxsutawney Area School Board President Gary Conrad.

For details and quotes from both candidates, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Big Run residents say dredging is a necessity

November 20, 2013

BIG RUN — A group of Big Run residents spoke at Monday's Big Run Borough Council meeting and complained of the island in the stream, which allegedly has grown due to a lack of dredging in the creek over the years and has led to flooding in the lower end of the borough any time a major rain storm occurs.

For details on the discussion and other news from the Big Run Borough Council meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57

November 20, 2013

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in an automobile accident in LaJose, Pa.

He was born on July 2, 1956, in Altoona and given the name Kevin.

He is the son of Doris J. Gates and the late Robert J. Yetsko. He was a graduate of McNelis Catholic Grade School, Altoona, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona.

After high school graduation, Father Robert entered the Third Order Regular on Aug. 24, 1974.

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92

November 20, 2013

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Mohney was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late Leroy J. and Ida R. (Zeitler) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake I. Mohney.

Dorothy was a faithful member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.

Before retirement, Dorothy was an X-ray technician for many years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Brookville Hospital.

Duffy L. Henretta, 60

November 20, 2013

Duffy L. Henretta, 60, of League City, Texas, formerly of Bradford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Jennings, LA.

Born June 3, 1953, in Cleveland, he was a son of Robert B. Henretta of Bradford, and the late Shirley A. (Grove) Henretta.

On Dec. 15, 1990, in Albany, N.Y., he married Carole (Sheldon) Henretta, who survives.

Mr. Henretta was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School.

He served in the United States Marines Corps from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.

BREAKING NEWS:Lees Jr. waives right to preliminary hearing

November 20, 2013

Kenneth Lees Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing at District Judge David Inzana's office this morning.

Lees Jr. is charged with simple assault, fleeing and eluding, recklessly endangering another person or persons and a variety of traffic offenses for his alleged involvement in events surrounding a late September shooting in Brockway that wounded PSP-DuBois trooper Brad Wilson.

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