Archive - May 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ As the first ‚ÄúGarden of the Month‚ÄĚ for the summer of 2011, the recipient ‚ÄĒ the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts ‚ÄĒ probably has the most functional use of all gardens in town.
Some of the plants in the garden ‚ÄĒ cited for the month of May by the Punxsutawney Garden Club ‚ÄĒ are edible herbs, such as mint, sage, oregano, chives, thyme, peppers and others, that may be used in dishes prepared by culinary students.
‚ÄúI want to know if the peppers are extremely hot,‚ÄĚ said Richard Manslow, project director for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm dying to know.‚ÄĚ
DELANCEY ‚ÄĒ A Brookville man was flown to Altoona Hospital following a two-vehicle accident along Rote 310 in Young Township.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the incident occurred at 3:36 p.m. Thursday near Adrian Road.
Police said Dylan L. Baughman, 18, Brookville, was traveling south on Route 310 when, for unknown reasons, his 2003 Madza Protege crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Dodge Durango operated by Robert C. Siple, 36, Reynoldsville, which was traveling northbound.
Mayor James Wehrle (right), here with Pat Rougeux (center), American Legion Ladies‚Äô Auxiliary Unit 62 secretary and poppy chairperson, and Brenda Scarantine, Unit 62 treasurer (left), has issued a proclamation declaring today and Saturday as American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days. Members of the post and Unit 62 will conduct their Poppy Program from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Wal-Mart, Comet Market and County Market.
BIG RUN ‚ÄĒThe members of Big Run Borough Council said Monday they would pursue the perpetrators of vandalism throughout town and prosecute them if they are caught.
Council member John Smeal said vandals tipped over a Porta-John at Centennial Ball Field this past weekend.
Council will continue to monitor the parks and ball fields within the borough, and will prosecute anyone who is found damaging or defacing public property, Smeal said, adding that the borough will incur an additional charge since the company that owns the porta-john had to come out Sunday to put it back up.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Punxsutawney Borough and school district officials heard PennDOT‚Äôs plans for replacing Sawmill Run bridge on Route 36 (West Mahoning Street) at a public meeting Wednesday in council chambers.
Bob Kozlenchar, Gannett & Fleming project manager for the bridge replacement, said the replacement of the bridge will not occur until the 2013 construction season.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ During its meeting Wednesday at Mary‚Äôs Place, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club named Shana Maines, daughter of Samuel and Virginia Maines of Big Run, as the recipient of the Glenn M. Means Outstanding Vocational Student Award.
A member of the Jeff Tech Class of 2011, Maines participated in the Career and Technical Student Organization; the National Technical Honor Society; the National Society for High School Scholars; the Cosmetology Shop; Dance Committee and Colorguard.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ The Republican and Democratic incumbent candidates for Jefferson County commissioner withstood a strong challenge from a field of nine candidates for the sought-after posts.
Incumbent Paul Corbin was the top vote-getter on the Republican ballot, with 2,799 votes, or 32 percent of the vote. Fellow incumbent James P. McIntyre received 2,336 votes, or 26 percent.
Challenger Paul A. Bishop received 1,057 votes (12 percent).
Corbin and McIntyre‚Äôs names will appear on the November ballot as the top two Republicans.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ What looked to be a tightly-contested race for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners in the Republican primary election turned into a runaway for incumbents Paul Corbin and James McIntrye.
The Tuesday election saw Corbin and McIntyre receive 2,799 and 2,336 votes, respectively. Those totals outpaced their Republican rivals, including Paul Bishop (1,057 votes), David Black (996) and Ira Sunderland (929).
Corbin and McIntyre both expressed gratitude to their voting constituents, and saw the primary victories as affirmation that they are performing their duties well.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet will present a Dance Showcase 2011 featuring ‚ÄúThe Red Shoes,‚ÄĚ at 7 p.m. Friday at Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
The Dance Showcase 2011 will feature the ballet, modern, jazz and tap students from Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet.
Featured will be senior dancers Taylor Hopkins and Samantha Osikowicz with choreography by April Astorino, Nancy Jones, Melanie McBee, Sarah Parker and guest artists Todd Englander and Trevor Runco.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ State Sen. Joe Scarnati recalled Monday how when he was first elected president pro tem of the state Senate, his colleague, state Rep. Sam Smith was also elected House minority leader.
Scarnati recalled saying to Smith how great it would be one day if he were president pro tem, and Smith was elected Speaker of the House.
Scarnati recalled Smith saying, ‚ÄúI just hope there‚Äôs enough time.‚ÄĚ