INDIANA â€” Both the Indiana County Aging Services Inc. and state Rep. Sam Smith are warning local seniors about a scam in which some people are being led to believe they must pay to file a claim that in fact is free of charge.
â€śEach year, thousands of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s senior citizens benefit from the rebates they receive through the stateâ€™s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program,â€ť Smith said in a statement.
He reminds area seniors through his 66th District â€” which includes Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong counties â€” that it is not necessary to pay a private entity to fill out an application.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A pedestrian who was accidentally struck by a vehicle at 5 p.m. Tuesday while walking through the Groundhog Plaza parking lot was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
According to Punxsy Borough Police, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up driven by Gregory Forrest, 20, Punxsutawney, accidentally struck Amy Trithart, 36, Reynoldsville, while she was walking through the parking lot.
Police said that Trithart was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.
Josephine Shema, 78, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born April 11, 1933, in DeLancey, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Shutyak) Shema Sr.
Ms. Shema was a retired loan officer with S&T Bank with more than 30 years of service. She was also a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
Surviving relatives include a niece, Linda Wadell; and three nephews, Larry Shema, William Shema and Andy Shema.
Robert Dale Shick, 90, Punxsutawney, formerly of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Nelsonâ€™s Golden Years.
He was born June 23, 1921, in Allens Mills, a son of the late Elmer Jesse and Ruth Naomi (Copen) Shick.
Jan. 7, 1951, he married Kathleen â€śKayâ€ť Taylor Hoover Shick, who preceded him in death July 28, 1997.
Mr. Shick was a former employee of Jackson China, where he was a foreman for 10 years. He also was a retired, self-employed home builder and a life member of First United Methodist Church.
Ryan Peffer, of Big Run, brought down this 150-pound four-point, his first buck, at 4:20 p.m. Saturday while hunting in Indiana County.
Chandler Emhoff, 13, of Worthville, harvested this 150-pound, six-point buck at 4:30 p.m. last Monday while hunting near Lantz's Bottom.
Kylee Lingenfelter, 11, of Punxsutawney, shot her first buck â€” a 140-pound seven-point â€” Saturday at 8 a.m. while hunting in the Ringgold area.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Rachelle Bray knew the odds were rare.
But she wasnâ€™t sure how rare â€” not until she received a phone call in June, and the voice on the other line said she was a match.
There is only a one in 20,000 chance that someone could be an unrelated, compatible bone marrow donor, according to the American Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
And Bray was that one.
â€śEverybody is unique,â€ť Bray, who is a cardiopulmonary technologist for the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, said. â€śTo find two people, and their blood is that similar, itâ€™s exciting.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Work continues on the downtown traffic signal replacement project, but the new traffic signals will not be placed into service until the beginning of March.
Motorists who travel through downtown Punxsutawney will notice that the new traffic light poles and mast arms are being installed throughout Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsutawney by Power Contracting, Kirby Starr, PennDOT project inspector, said.
Toby Keith Travis, 37, Punxsutawney, died Dec. 3, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Jan. 24, 1974, in DuBois, a son of Kenneth C. Travis, who survives, of Reynoldsville, and Sally (Kennedy) Travis, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Travis was an artist who liked to draw.
An organ donor, he was also a member of the F.O. Eagles No. 1231.