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Incumbents remain safe

November 9, 2011

BROOKVILLE — County voters remained loyal to their mostly-Republican row officers Tuesday, while they also supported Democratic Judge John H. Foradora for another 10-year term.

Tuesday’s turnout, however, was slim, with only 7,988 registered voters —29 percent of the county’s 27,949 registered voters — heading to the polls on a day that saw unseasonably warm temperatures.

With 6,538 votes (84 percent), Foradora was retained as Common Pleas Court judge for another 10 years in Tuesday’s general election. There were 1,220 voters (16 percent) against the ballot measure.

Incumbent council member Steele fails to make the cut

November 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There will be three new faces on board when Punxsutawney Borough Council begins its new term in January, as an incumbent was beaten by three challengers.

Michelle P. Lorenzo, who appeared on the ballot as a Democrat/Republican was the top vote-getter with 614 votes, or 30.44 percent of the vote; Eric C. Story, also a Republican/Democrat, was second with 603 votes (30 percent); and independent candidate Robert “Toby” Santik garnered 442 votes (22 percent).

Incumbent Republican Roger L. Steele received 349 votes (17.30 percent), meaning he will not retain his council seat.

Two DuBois men injured in severe 119 crash

November 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY —Two drivers escaped with their lives in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday along Route 119 by Riker’s Yard, Bell Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2004 Jeep Liberty driven by Timothy D. Brosius, 61, DuBois, was traveling north on Route 119 when he crossed the center line and struck the left front of a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van driven by Anthony M. Weible, 52, DuBois, which was traveling south.

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