Archive - Mar 15, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council surprised a number of people when it announced Monday that it would appeal Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge John Foradoraâs ruling on the Brian Andrekovich case.
Foradora wrote in his ruling that the court concurred with a July 2010 Civil Service Commission report that there was insufficient evidence to support the councilâs reasoning behind firing Andrekovich stemming from the August 2009 death of Stephen Obbish, 48, in the back of a borough police patrol car.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just in time for its annual Radio Auction, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club has joined the Facebook revolution.
âFacebook has been something thatâs been kicked around in the club, on how to expand our presence in the community,â said Tom Chelgren, auction chairman, adding that the site is very proactive, in that if someone posts something, everyone who âlikesâ the page is immediately notified.
âRotary International has also been advocating having more of a presence on the Internet,â he said.
BROOKVILLE â Two county residents are asking Judge John Foradora to strike the names of two candidates for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners from the May 17 primary election ballot.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A two-vehicle accident at 8 a.m. Tuesday on Route 36, Bell Township, sent a Punxsutawney man to an Altoona hospital.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by Tucker E. Smith, 22, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 36 when his vehicle drifted into the southbound lane and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Melanie R. Serian, 38, Punxsutawney, in the front left corner.