June 3rd, 2012
A large storm dumped a sizeable amount of rain onto area roads in Jefferson County Friday afternoon. The heavy rain washed out numerous roads, including this portion of Jackson Run Road in Gaskill Township. Here, PennDOT inspects the washed out area as water continued to cascade under the road. Officials did open some roads after a period of time when the storms had receded. There were also reports of funnel clouds in the Punxsutawney area as the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning.
SHIPPENSBURG â€”Â In just one jump, Lanae Newsome surpassed her 40-foot goal, broke the state record and won her second PIAA Class AA triple jump championship.
"It was just really exciting," Newsome said. "I was really happy. ... That was my best jump ever."
Newsome and king seed Paige Lumley, of Richland, battled out the competition throughout the day. The state record was broken four times during last Saturday's competition.
The previous state record (39-5.75) was held by Rhonda Witmer, of Greenwood.
Anne B. Lynch, 78, Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2012, in a Baltimore area nursing home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Paul E. and Madeline (McGovern) Wehrle, the youngest of 13 children.
Sept. 22, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she married Thomas Lynch.
ROSSITER â€”Â The Rossiter Miners scored two runs in the fifth inning that put them just over the edge of the previously undefeated Brookville Grays Thursday night in Rossiter.
"Anytime you beat a team like Brookville, you can be happy," Miners manager Jim Dunlap said. "That makes me feel great. ... (The rivalry) means a lot."
The Miners were leading 2-1 heading into the fifth inning, but they were put over the edge by a triple to deep center by Braedon Pennington that plated Pete Meterko.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â When a team consists of many younger players, it will often go through some growing pains. The hope is that one day the experience level will pay off and be a benefit to the players down the road.
After picking up its first win of the season, Fezell Enterprises Youth Legion team â€” which consists mostly of players on the younger end of the age spectrum for Youth Legion â€” fell to 1-4 on the season with a tough 22-8 loss to Walbeck in the Indiana County League.
BROOKVILLE â€” During Tuesdayâ€™s Jefferson County Jail Board meeting, Judge John H. Foradora complimented the Jefferson County jail Warden Tom Elbel and the jail staff on several prosecutions that recently went to trial.
â€śThey did a fine job with testimony, and the video system and phone system has all worked to a T to bring offenders to justice,â€ť Foradora said. â€śAnd hopefully, that will make the jail a more secure place.â€ť
Recent cases involved inmates smuggling drugs into the jail internally, and the jailâ€™s video equipment was a benefit to the prosecution.
Schoolâ€™s out, and so is the sun, so that must mean that itâ€™s time for the George C. Brown Community Pool to open, which it will at noon Saturday. There will be new items in the concession stand, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 percent of the proceeds from goods purchased at Foxâ€™s Pizza Den will go to SPLASH. Watching out for swimmersâ€™ safety this summer will be lifeguards (top photo, front, from left) Sarah Buterbaugh, Amber Baker; Miranda Schultz; (back) Lance Deet, Alicia Switlick, Alex Heitzenrater and Tyler Presloid. The pool is open from noon to 6 p.m.
Students at Mapleview Elementary School boarded the bus for the last time this school year. Both students and staff were all smiles as they headed home to begin their summer vacations. School is officially out for summer for the entire Punxsutawney Area School District.
Mary Y. Anibaldi, 92, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (Lopey) Chester.
May 6, 1943, she married Robert J. Anibaldi, who preceded her in death May 9, 2007.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Anibaldi worked as a floor supervisor for Pramco, and she enjoyed baking, cooking and collecting antiques.
She loved her pet bird.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During a special meeting Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to override Mayor James Wehrleâ€™s veto of the change in Ordinance 1120 in regard to allowing apartments in first-floor commercial establishments in the town center commercial district.
A motion was made by Michelle Lorenzo, seconded by Mike Porada, to override Wehrleâ€™s veto 6-1, with Lorenzo, Porada, council President Larry Chenoga, Jaime Sherry, Toby Santik and William Spencer voting yes, and Eric Story voting no.