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Archive - Jul 22, 2013

First UMC welcomes Ritchey as new pastor

July 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Plenty of local churches have been welcoming
new faces lately, and the latest in that line is the First United Methodist Church in town, which recently introduced Rev. Paul Ritchey as its new pastor.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

SBA Disaster Outreach Center to open in Reynoldsville in response to the June 27 flood

July 22, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services is reminding residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding between June 27 and July 12 that they can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration at a Disaster Loan Outreach Center set up in Reynoldsville.

According to Tracy W. Zents, Director of Emergency Services, loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Tom Corbett on July 12, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.

Weekend concert to showcase historical Hinners organ at St. Adrian’s Roman Catholic Church

July 22, 2013

DELANCEY — Every town has a story to tell — one rich with history and legends.

For those who live in Adrian, also known as DeLancey, a piece of that history will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Adrian's Roman Catholic Church, courtesy of the PRIDE Coal Memorial Committee.

Sitting inside the church is an old antique Hinners pipe organ that is over 120 years old.

The historical organ was manufactured by the Hinners and Albertson Organ Company of Pekin, Ill.

Purchased by the church, it was shipped to Adrian in pieces by train.

PSP-DuBois makes arrest in Reynoldsville drug, stolen property case

July 22, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — The Pennsylvania State Police Troop C VICE unit began an undercover investigation on July 2 into the distribution of heroin in the Reynoldsville area.

The Troop C VICE unit made several undercover purchases of heroin from Paul Neves, 30, Reynoldsville, in and around his Brown Street residence, according to police.

On July 19, Neves was taken into custody on a traffic stop in the Reynoldsville Borough.

A search warrant was then conducted at Neves' residence.

Alice Mary O’Dell, 58

July 22, 2013

Alice Mary O’Dell, 58, of Indiana, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born in 1954 in Punxsutawney to Mark and Bertha Froese Anthony.

Alice attended Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the Indiana Arts Assoc.

As a Master Gardner, she enjoyed her membership in the Indiana Garden Club.

She was employed by First Commonwealth Bank for 18 years in the data processing department and finished her career as a vice president.

Lyle A. "Zoog" Welsh, 79

July 22, 2013

Lyle A. "Zoog" Welsh, 79, of Big Run, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born near Big Run on Feb. 13, 1934, the son of the late Roy James "Gabe" Welsh and Anna Lee (Davis) Welsh.

On July 3, 1954, he married the former Wilma "Billie Jo" Haag. She survives.

Mr. Welsh served in the United States Army in the Signal Corp as a field radio repairman in New Jersey and Puerto Rica during the Korean Conflict.

He received an honorable discharge in 1956.

He was a retired setup man for Rockwell Manufacturing and Invensys at the DuBois plant.

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