July 10th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsy's Junior League softball All-Stars batted around in three of the four innings that it came to the plate en route to a 14-0 victory in five innings over Ridgway in Punxsutawney on Saturday.
Punxsy was the home team, so it did not have to bat in the fifth inning because of the ten-run rule.
With the win, Punxsy advances in the losers' bracket and will play St. Marys today at 6 p.m. Ridgway was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.
ADRIAN â Multiple fire companies responded to a call at AM/PM Personal Care Home in Adrian when smoke alarms went off at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters from seven companies were called to the scene of the facility that houses mostly elderly residents.
Bryan Smith, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company chief, said there was quite a bit of smoke in the structure when firefighters arrived on scene.
Smith said a short search helped firefighters determine the smoke was coming from an air conditioning unit.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â A driver and passenger were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on Snyder Hill Road, Young Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, an Acura RSX driven by Jeffrey W. Smith Jr., 22, Punxsutawney, was traveling west on Snyder Hill Road when he lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a left curve in the roadway.
George C. Brown Community Pool lifeguards help ducks toward the finish line Sunday during the annual Duck Derby that benefits the pool. "Duckmaster" Brian Smith picks the winners from the water as they make it through the gate. SPLASH has been holding the event for over a decade, and it started out in the Mahoning Creek but has since moved to the pool. Over 750 tickets were sold this year, and all proceeds go toward the pool's maintenance and upkeep.
George Michael Misurda, 66, Clymer, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana.
He was born June 19, 1945, in Clymer, the son of the late George and Christine (Laverick) Misurda.
He was married to Janice (Magas) Misurda, who survives, of Clymer.
Mr. Misurda was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer site, and also sang in the choir.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsy Fezell Enterprises Junior Legion baseball team left 13 runners on base, scoring only one run, and lost the first of a best-of-three-game playoff series against Blairsville Kovacic Insurance 11-1 Friday night in Punxsutawney.
The loss was Punxsy's first in 14 games, as it ended the regular season with a 13 game winning streak.
Despite the loss, Punxsy is still alive in the opening round of the playoffs.
"We're not out of it yet," Punxsy manager Mike Klingensmith said. "We've got lots of good ball players, and we're going to go out there and get them tomorrow."
ROSSITER â The Rossiter Miners improved their record to 10-8 with a 7-0 victory against the Brookville Grays Friday night in Federation League action.
The Miners are now in a heated competition with the Grays for the second seed in the Fed League playoffs, which will begin Wednesday.
"We're excited with either second or third," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said about his team's playoff seeding. "We're just excited to be up there."
Rossiter's offense was led by Jordan Mesoraco, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
He also scored one run.
WARREN â Leading 6-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Punxsy's 10-&11-year old baseball All-Stars scored seven runs in their half of the inning to defeat Warren, 13-2 in four innings, via the ten-run rule Thursday night in Warren.
With the win, Punxsy advances in the losers' bracket for a re-match with DuBois, which lost to St. Marys Thursday, today at 4 p.m. in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's John Serian drove in four runs and finished off the game with a walk-off grand slam in the fourth.
Matt Blose and Alexander Neal led off the seven-run inning for Punxsy with a pair of walks.
â¢ 9 to 10 a.m. â Registration for Childrenâs Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by London Farm and in memory of Dave London. Barclay Square.
â¢ 10 to 11 a.m. â Childrenâs Pedal Tractor Pull. The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups four and five; six and seven; and eight and nine.
â¢ 10 a.m. to noon â Bike Rodeo at Harmon Field. Sponsored by Jefferson County EMS, STAT MedEvac, Punxsutawney Borough Police, the Punxsutawney Fire Department and UPMC Pre-Hospital Care Services (see Page 3 for more information).
BROOKVILLE â Friday, the Jefferson County Salary Board unanimously approved Michelle Fusco, the current adult victim witness coordinator, to take over as coordinator of the juvenile victim witness program.
The programâs current coordinator, Dan Leonard, is retiring.
District Attorney Jeff Burkett made the motion, which was seconded by Jeff Pisarcik, county commissioner, to add the juvenile position to Fuscoâs job description.