Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
BIG RUN â€” The Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal has ruled that a fire that destroyed a home in Big Run Tuesday as arson and attempted homicide.
Cpl. Charles E. Gross, Troop C fire marshal, said the fire that destroyed the home owned by James Stellabuto Sr. on Caroline Street began outside the garage in the rear of the building sometime between 2 a.m. and 2:47 a.m. Wednesday.
Gross said whoever started this latest fire not only would be charged with arson, but also with attempted homicide, since the owner was at home when the fire broke out.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The main goal of Punxsutawney Area Hospitalâ€™s transition to electronic medical records (EMR): Patient safety, improving the quality of patient care and staying competitive in a quickly-changing health care field.
Â Thanks to hospital staff implementing the transition behind the scenes, patients really shouldnâ€™t notice any difference in services, aside from perhaps a few more questions from their doctors or nurses. And that staff will now have a computer to input their information that they collect into the system.
BROOKVILLE â€” At the Solid Waste Authority meeting Wednesday, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Donna Cooper expressed hope about hosting an electronics collection in Jefferson County.
The authority discussed this possibility two months ago at its May meeting; however, Cooper said she is more hopeful now because â€śthereâ€™s so many electronic companies that are looking for electronics because of the new disposal law.â€ť
Due to tonight's weather forecast, tonight's Movie in the Park, "Rio," has been moved from Barclay Square to the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m.
It was almost a game-time decision: Concede to possible showers and move Music in the Park indoors to the Jackson Theater, or gut it out outdoors and hope for the best. In the end, slight showers did fall during the performance of G3 (from left) â€” Jim Davis on bass, Russ Timblin on drums and John Griffiths on guitar â€” but the majority of the crowd stuck around, making it the fourth show of the Music in the Park series to pull it off outdoors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Who says thereâ€™s no such thing as a free lunch?
Well, Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Area School District approved free breakfast once classes resume this fall.
Cafeteria Manager Denise Geist had proposed a free breakfast day for students in all grades in order to attract more students to the program.
The board approved Wednesday, Sept. 21, as the day that free breakfast will be available to students in the district.
Geist also requested that the board approve an increase in price for a la carte lunch items that are made available as extra items for students.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A special service thatâ€™s been enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike, Church In The Park will be held this weekend in Barclay Square.
Jim Pond, pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Punxsy, said this yearâ€™s theme is â€śCome Togetherâ€ť to share Godâ€™s love, word, and make disciples.
Pond said those thoughts will all be pulled together during Sundayâ€™s service at 10:30 a.m. in Barclay Square.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The 21st Century Learning Initiative has been quite successful since the implementation of â€śOne to One Computingâ€ť at PAHS over a year ago, Principal David London said at Wednesdayâ€™s school board meeting.
London presented the new 21st Century Learning handbooks to the board for its approval Wednesday.
The district has had â€śOne to Oneâ€ť Computing â€” in which each high school student has his or her own laptop computer â€” for the last year-and-a-half, London said. But he wanted to make some changes in the handbook.
BIG RUN â€” Area firefighters battled another structure fire in Big Run early Tuesday morning along Caroline Street, but this time, there was someone home when the blaze broke out.
Firefighters were called at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the home of Jim Stellabuto Sr. at 204 Caroline St., Big Run, which had flames coming from the garage and heavy smoke showing from the rest of the house when crews arrived.