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April 25th, 2012

The Zak Zone

April 25, 2012

Last week, I wrote about the importance of realizing that sometimes, in life, you're going to lose — or, your favorite professional team is going to lose.

Sunday, I found myself slumped on my couch, staring at the wall thinking, "The Penguins can't be done."

Tuesday, I awoke with the initial thought, "It's a great day for hockey," and sent my mom a text saying, "It just feels like the Penguins should be playing today."

But, alas, the NHL season — at least for my favorite team — has come to an end.

Charles M. Westover, 63

April 25, 2012

Charles M. Westover, 63, Burnside, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Westover, a son of the late Arthur M. and Luetta C. (Dixon) Westover.

He was married to Barbra (Bouch) Westover, who survives, of Burnside.

Mr. Westover was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

For 27 years, he worked for Northern Cambria Fuel and also for Shad Spencer, a job which he truly enjoyed.

Key numbers in Indiana County helped Smith win

April 25, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Updated — yet still unofficial — totals from Tuesday’s primary election show an even narrower margin in the 66th District race between incumbent Sam Smith and challenger Cris Dush in Jefferson County, but at the end of the day, it was other precincts in the district that carried Smith to his ultimate victory.

No talk of recount in 66th race

April 25, 2012

BROOKVILLE — After absentee ballots were counted Tuesday night at Jefferson Place, it brought the race for the 66th District seat in the state House of Representatives even closer.

Unofficial results show that Cris Dush collected 2,459 votes (46 percent) over Sam Smith’s 2,388 votes (45 percent), a difference of only 71 votes.

A second challenger for Smith, Dr. James M. Brown, collected 441 votes (8 percent).

Seven absentee ballots couldn’t be counted because of mistakes with ballots.

NEW SIGNALS

April 25, 2012

The end is in sight, as workers from Power Contracting test and activate the new $1.1 million traffic light system on Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsutawney Wednesday and today. In addition to activating the new signals at the four intersections, the video cameras had to be lined up properly in order to identify when traffic is waiting at the intersection for the signal to change. The old traffic signal poles will be removed and sidewalk rehabilitation and reseeding between Jefferson Street and Hampton Avenue will occur where those poles once stood. (Photo by Larry McGuire)

April 24th

Dush carries county; Smith wins race

April 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — In a very close yet stunning race, a Brookville area challenger collected more votes in Jefferson County for the 66th District seat in the state House of Representatives than did the incumbent who has held the post since 1986.

Unofficial results from Tuesday night show that Cris Dush collected 2,402 votes (47 percent) over Sam Smith’s 2,295 votes (45 percent). A second challenger for Smith, Dr. James M. Brown, collected 428 votes (eight percent).

County salutes Punxsy PD for dedicated, prompt work for victims’ program

April 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This week, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office and Jefferson County Victim Services saluted Punxsutawney Borough Police for its hard work and effort in working with the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP).

“There are 1,200 borough police departments in Pennsylvania, and the Punxsutawney Borough Police was one of the 256 departments that consistently returned its reports back in 15 days or less,” said Michelle Fusco, county victim services coordinator.

Post 62 donates TVs to hospital units

April 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Area Hospital received a generous donation in the form of 12 brand-new television sets, six of which will be placed in the hospital’s short procedure unit.

Five of the TVs will go in the intensive care unit, and a 37-inch big-screen TV will be placed in the front lobby.

The televisions were donated by the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post 62.

The idea for the televisions came from Cathy Bair, who was in short procedure for the second time when she thought that it would be nice if there had been some TVs in the room.

PUNXSY SQUADS COMPETE IN ALL-LEAGUE MEET

April 24, 2012

Punxsy's Hannah Rummel competes in the field portion of the Lady Chucks' performance at the All-League Meet Tuesday afternoon in DuBois. Rummel competed in the long jump, the triple jump and the 100-meter hurdles for Punxsy.

Donald P. Ryman, 81

April 24, 2012

Donald P. Ryman, 81, Streetsboro, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Aurora Manor in Aurora, Ohio, and has rejoined his beloved wife, Patricia, in heaven for eternity. 

He was born May 17, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was adopted by the late Mahlon and Katherine (Floetke) Ryman of Big Run.

March 8, 1952, in Winchester, Va., Mr. Ryman married his sweetheart, Patricia Strachan, and they resided in Big Run for a brief time. She preceded him in death in 1988.

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