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Archive - Apr 2, 2013

Chucks hot 10-run fourth inning overtakes Wildcats in cold opener

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have been sunny outside on Tuesday afternoon, but Phil forgot to turn up the thermostat.

But after a slow opening two frames to start, Punxsy suddenly hit its stride.

Following a pair of scores in the third to tie the game at two, the Chucks changed to hot setting with a 10-run fourth to overtake the Wildcats of Kittanning for a 12-2 five-inning 10-run-rule victory on a cold opener in Punxsutawney.

Breaking Ground: Construction of Primary Health Network officially begins

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The dirt was flying when ground was broken for the new Primary Health Network (PHN) medical facility that is being constructed on Prushnok Drive in the east end of Punxsutawney.

The weather was cold, but dry, and the sun was out for the ceremonial turning of earth at the seven-acre location.

Jack Laeng, CEO of PHN, welcomed the guests and dignitaries to the festivities, which were held on the construction site located behind the old Career Link building that is also owned by PHN.

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86

April 2, 2013

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86, of North Freedom, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of Charles Elias Reed and Mary Dora Haines Reed.

On Nov. 28, 1944, in Brookville, she married Clyde E. Trayer, who survives.

Ruth worked as a tester at Sylvania in Brookville and as a homemaker and farmed with her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church and the Freedom Grange No. 2073 in Ringgold.

Wendy Renea Robbins, 46

April 2, 2013

Wendy Renea Robbins, 46, of State College, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home.

She was born May 29, 1966, in Brookville, the daughter of Arthur F. Robbins and Dixie (Sherry) Thomas.

She worked as an electronic technician.

She was an avid Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

She is survived by her mother, Dixie Thomas of Punxsutawney; one brother, David Robbins and fiance Penny Erickson of Clymer; and one sister, Mrs. Jay (Laurie) Salada of DuBois.

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