Archive - Feb 23, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The appeal filed by Punxsutawney Borough Council to Jefferson County Common Pleas Court regarding the reinstatement of terminated Punxsutawney Borough Police officer Brian Andrekovich was denied by President Judge John H. Foradora in an opinion released Wednesday.
In its July 2010 report, the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission ordered that Andrekovich be reinstated with the department after council fired him stemming from the Aug. 15, 2009, death of Stephen Obbish, 48, in the back of a borough police cruiser.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Is the heating-ventilation-air-conditioning (HVAC) system at Punxsutawney Area High School acting up â€” again?
During the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâ€™s Wednesday committee meeting, board President Gary Conrad asked PAHS Principal David London about heating issues with the system, which underwent an extensive reworking last year after years of problems.
London said based on what he has heard from people in the building â€” itâ€™s too hot or too cold â€” his assessment is that supposed problem areas may be based on personal opinion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In an opinion released Wednesday, Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora said that the court concurred with a report from the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission, in which it said there was insufficient evidence to support the borough's reasoning behind firing Borough Police Officer Brian Andrekovich.
The commission, in its report from July 2010, ordered that Andrekovich be reinstated with the department after council fired him stemming from the Aug. 15, 2099, death of Stephen Obbish in the back of a borough police cruiser.