Archive - Nov 3, 2010 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A duplex along Graffius Avenue that was the home to 14 people sustained severe damage from a fire that erupted around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The house located at 210 1/2 and 211 Graffius Ave. and owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter was fully involved when the alarm was turned in by Central Fire Department Chief Scott Depp, who was helping with borough leaf collection not far from the scene.
According to Punxsutawney Elk Run Fire Chief Bryan Smith, the two-story wood frame structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
BROOKVILLE â Voters strongly supported Republican incumbents and a newcomer for a long-time Democratic U.S. Senate seat in Tuesdayâs general election, and opted to close Democratic Gov. Ed Rendellâs eight years in Harrisburg by selecting a Republican candidate to fill his shoes in January.
Jefferson County voters strongly supported Republican Tom Corbettâs gubernatorial bid, as he collected 9,484 votes (or 74 percent) over Democratic Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, who had 3,258 votes (26 percent).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â Republican Tom Corbett defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for Pennsylvania governor while Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey remained locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat in Tuesdayâs general election.
Corbett, 61, a career prosecutor who has been the state attorney general since 2005, ran largely on his officeâs probe of legislative corruption. Onorato, 49, the elected executive of Allegheny County since 2004, touted his success in streamlining bureaucracy and holding the line on property taxes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Property owners in the Borough of Punxsutawney will be happy to know that there will be no tax increase next year.
Borough Manager Ben White reported Tuesday during Punxsutawney Borough Councilâs Legal & Finance Committee meeting that tax millage will not increase again this year for the fifth-straight year.
Council President Susan Glessner said the last increase in millage was raised by only one mill in 2007.
White added that there was one change in the budget in regards to millage.