Archive - Jan 28, 2012 - News Article
PARK CITY, Utah â€” After years of hard work, Punxsy native Chad Villella had the chance to experience every young filmmakerâ€™s dream, as he was invited to attend the mecca of all independent film festivals, The Sundance Film Festival.
Villella was excited to premiere his horror film, â€śV/H/S,â€ť at Sundance but also saw it as an opportunity.
â€śWe want to enjoy the experience and also use it to get us to the next level creatively,â€ť he said.
Editorâ€™s Note: The family of Victoria and Wayne Shugar issued the following statement Friday night:
We, the family, have been through a terrible ordeal these past two years, from the moments on April 12, when we all started to get calls that something was wrong and standing across the road; and looking up at the state police investigating what had happened in the house. Soon after, we got to re-enter the house, we had to look at what had happened in our parentsâ€™ house, trying to figure out what and why this had happened to them.
BROOKVILLE â€” Despite two days of testimony, a jury responsible for determining the fate of convicted murderer Steven P. Rebert could not decide: The death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Because a juryâ€™s decision for the death penalty must be unanimous, Judge John Foradora sentenced Rebert to four consecutive life sentences instead.
After hearing the closing arguments for the penalty phase, the jury then had to decide how to punish Rebert, found guilty Tuesday in the double-homicide of Wayne and Victoria Shugars April 10, 2010.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When Dr. Frank Bizousky finally settled on a decision and a game plan to lose weight, he didnâ€™t do it just to shed a few pounds.
He was doing it as a game plan for the rest of his life.
Since March 2011, after seriously dedicating himself to the task, Bizousky, a 1978 PAHS graduate and long-time physician at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, has lost 110 pounds, having reached his weight goal in seven months.