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Chucks put together game-deciding third inning to sweep series from Beavers

May 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Balls take some odd bounces and the Chucks experienced a handful of these early in the baseball game on Wednesday.

Punxsy did not let the early deficit dictate its game by putting together a game-deciding seven-run third inning to overtake rival DuBois, 10-6, in Punxsutawney.

The Chucks (11-5) victory gave them the season series sweep of the Beavers (12-4). Punxsy claimed a 3-1 road decision on April 17.

"We got some bad hops early and the ball found some holes," pointed out Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey. "All-in-all, it was a good win against a good baseball team."

Hot-playing DuBois cools off Punxsy softball

May 8, 2013

DUBOIS — It is always tough to face a team that is red hot.
This was the challenge the Punxsy softball squad had on its plate on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Chucks were able to take an early one-run lead before the hot-playing Lady Beavers answered with three runs and never trailed again for a 6-3 victory in DuBois.

The victory was DuBois (10-4) ninth in a row.

The Lady Beavers last defeat came at the hands of the Lady Chucks (11-4) on April 17 by a 1-0 final.

Chalk on the Walk: IUP-Punxsy students bring awareness to social issues through art

May 8, 2013

The Annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest was held Wednesday for some of the students at the IUP-Punxsy Campus.

Students were asked to do a drawing using sidewalk chalk, and the drawing had to relate to an issue that was important to them.

Social topics such as politics, diversity, human rights and health had to be expressed through the drawing.

Winning first place was (from left) DeAndre Lawson, Jordan Williams and Phill Euston.

Police: Punxsy man arrested on numerous forgery, theft charges

May 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported that Steven D. Miller, 18, of Punxsutawney, was charged with forgery (24 counts), identity theft (24 counts), theft by unlawful taking (25 counts),
receiving stolen property (25 counts), criminal conspiracy (45 counts) and theft by deception (24 counts).

Police said the charges stem from a March 19 incident on Belmont Avenue.

Miller was committed to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $80,000 cash bail.

‘Laughing all the Way’ to a good cause

May 8, 2013

Tom Curry (left), Ginger Momyer (center) and Kathy Bish paused during rehearsal for "Laughing All the Way," an evening of entertainment being presented this month by the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) and the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.

The show benefits PASR's Educational Support Grant and the activities of each hosting senior center. In addition to the light-hearted songs, skits, jokes, a monologue and a most unusual fashion show, audiences will be treated to an assortment of desserts and beverages during intermission.

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