April 20th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a game that saw a number of zeroes on the scoreboard â€” 12 to be exact â€”Â it was a pair of big half innings that told the offensive story in Punxsy's varsity softball game against State College Friday in Punxsutawney.
Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their big inning came up just short of matching State College's, and they fell 4-3 to the Little Lions.
One of the things that stood out about State College's big inning â€”Â the third, during which it scored four runs â€” was that while the Little Lions had three hits, Punxsy also helped them with a pair of fielding errors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While the varsity squad dropped a heart-breaking game to the Little Lions of State College Friday, the JV team continued to roll with an 8-1 victory over the same foe.
Punxsy pitchers Sarah London and Lauren Wolfe tag teamed the pitching effort, with London pitching the first four and Wolfe closing out the game.
London allowed just one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out three, and Wolfe allowed one hit in her three shutout innings. She struck out one and walked one.
Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90, peacefully passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Meadow Lakes Healthcare Center in East Windsor, N.J.
Â She was born in Winslow, and after graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1940, she graduated from DuBois Business College.Â She also graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York, where she worked as a fashion model.
Ruth M. London, 90, Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Feb. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Thomas and Barbara (Lester) Cowan.
July 23, 1955, she married Robert H. London, who preceded her in death May 10, 1999.
Mrs. London was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney and served as the organist at the Anita Presbyterian church.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and feeding her family.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the completion of the paving on Mahoning Street this week, the end of PennDOTâ€™s $1.1 million downtown traffic signal upgrade is in sight.
Workers from Power Contracting, the contractor on the signal project, continued installing the new overhead signage Friday.
The new traffic signals will be activated Wednesday and Thursday, two intersections per day, according to PennDOT Project Manager Kirby Starr, who also said the former traffic light system will be removed once the new lights are activated.
BROOKVILLE â€” Friday, 21 students from seven school districts in Jefferson and Clarion counties took part in the 2012 Clar-Jeff Safe Driving Competition at the Heritage House in Brookville.
The students were tested on perceptual driving, behind-the-wheel skills, Pennsylvania driving laws and vehicle defects.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Riding the momentum from an impressive road win against Bradford Tuesday afternoon, the Chucks tennis team picked up another convincing win over the Brockway Rovers Thursday evening in Punxsutawney, 8-1.
"Brockway was 4-2 coming in, and their losses were to DuBois and Elk, so we have a few common losses there," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said after the win. "But I expected us to play well at home after coming off Tuesday's confidence booster against Bradford. It was a good win for us."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thursday afternoon was a rare occasion where the ninth- and 10th-grade members of the PAHS boys' track team could compete without the pressure of defeating the more-experienced juniors and seniors at the Indiana Ninth- and 10th-grade Invitational Tournament, and Punxsy head coach John Smith said Punxsy had a good showing.
With 10 teams at the tournament â€” including the Chucks, Indiana, Greensburg-Salem, Ligonier Valley, Latrobe, Altoona, Franklin Regional, Hempfield, Norwin and Calvary Baptist â€” the Chucks had plenty of solid competiton.
BROOKVILLE â€” The 911 dispatchers who field emergency calls are just as likely to experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as those on the front lines, a new study indicates.
The study, completed by Michelle Lilly, a psychology professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and research associate Heather Pierce, analyzed surveys completed by 171 emergency dispatchers from 24 states, the Huffington Post reported.
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, Brookville Borough Police Chief Ken Dworek reported to Brookville Borough Council about a senior scavenger hunt that had gone awry.
He said some members of the Brookville Jr.-Sr. High School senior class participated in a scavenger hunt that was not a school-sanctioned activity.
During the hunt, Dworek said some students became involved in criminal activity.
Dworek said license plates and hubcaps were stolen from vehicles, and lawn ornaments were smashed; some were valued up to $300.