January 23rd, 2011
SYKESVILLE â Marcellus Shale gas drilling, is it safe or not?
That's the question that more than 100 people gathered to hear the answer to at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary social hall in Sykesville Friday evening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With Punxsutawney Philâs upcoming forecast looming in the future as the days to February dwindle away, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center prepares to again induct two new members into its Meteorologist Hall of Fame.
Joining the ranks of the âWeather Capital of the Worldâsâ elite, for their dedication to the advancement of knowledge in weather science, climatology and meteorology, are AccuWeatherâs Elliot Abrams and The Weather Channelâs Dr. Greg Forbes.
A Groundhog Day induction ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the centerâs lobby.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsy junior-varsity girls' basketball team's 6-0 first quarter was the difference during a low scoring affair with Bradford Friday, as the Lady Chucks improved to 5-6 with a 20-13 victory.
Punxsy led 11-5 at halftime before pulling away with a 7-3 third quarter.
Both Emily Horner and Ashley Reitz led the Lady Chucks with seven points. Emily Reitz added four points.
Punxsy will return to the court when it hosts Ligonier Valley at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
St. Marys 39, Punxsy 33
STUMP CREEK â With another trip to the Super Bowl one win away for the Pittsburgh Steelers, many super fans are becoming more noticeable.
There is one, however, that is nearly impossible to miss.
In fact, you would be able to tell where Debbie Hudakâs rooting interests lie even if you saw her dog.
Those interests would become even more apparent if you saw her bar, the Camouflage Inn, in Stump Creek, which Hudak has owned for the past 21 years.
Police: Two injured in 10-vehicle crash
UNION TOWNSHIP â Only two drivers suffered minor injuries in a 10-vehicle accident in Union Township Friday that closed down westbound lanes of Interstate 80 until about 5:30 p.m.
According to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police, all 10 vehicles were traveling west on Interstate 80 at mile-marker 103.4 around 9:26 a.m. Friday when all the vehicles experienced a white-out condition, which caused a 2002 Peterbilt driven by Ricky L. Odell, 55, Lowell, Ohio, to jackknife across both westbound lanes, causing the multiple-vehicle crash.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Whenever one team appeared to put a stronghold on Friday night's girls' basketball game, the other squad was ready to make a run.
After a 9-0 run put Punxsy ahead 21-13 during the second quarter, Bradford's 21-2 surge during the next 10 minutes helped the Lady Owls leap ahead 34-23.
What followed was the Lady Chucks' game-ending 25-9 burst during a 48-43 victory.
BRADFORD â The Punxsy boys' basketball team held Bradford under 50 points, and junior Logan Weaver scored 17 points, but the Chucks couldn't score as a team during a 44-27 loss to the Owls Friday night.
The Chucks (4-8, 0-5 District IX League) trailed 18-15 at halftime before being outscored 26-12 during the second half of another league defeat.
Bradford improved 5-10 overall and 1-3 in the league.
Weaver had 12 of Punxsy's 15 first-half points. He added 11 rebounds (four offensive) for the double-double.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Rossiter resident Lisa Campbell and her fiance didnât expect to meet a future TV star on their summer vacation to Mexico.
But by what Campbell terms âjust a fluke,â the duo did just that, encountering the unexpected.
While on a retreat at the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar resort in Rivera Maya, Campbell unsuspectingly struck up a casual conversation with a young woman accompanied by her father.
Little did Campbell know that her shoot-the-breeze companion, Lindsay Hill, would be a future contestant on season 15 of ABCâs television series âThe Bachelor.â