Archive - Jan 5, 2012 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thereâ€™s a new fire chief in town, as Bryan Smith was sworn in as the new Punxsutawney Fire Department chief during Tuesdayâ€™s borough council reorganization meeting.
Smith, who had been chief of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company for the last seven years, was nominated by the Elk Run firefighters to become the chief of the entire department, a post that is chosen on a rotation basis among the three fire companies, Central, Elk Run and Lindsey.
Smith, who joined the fire department in 1991, is the son of firefighter Pete Smith, Central assistant chief.
Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council reorganized for 2012 and welcomed three new council members (front, from left): Toby Santik, Michele Lorenzo and Eric Story Sr. Incumbent council members are (back, from left) William Spencer; Larry Chenoga, new council president; Mayor James Wehrle; Mike Porada, new council vice-president; and Robert Reesman, who did not run for a seat but was appointed Tuesday to fulfill the unexpired term for former council President Susan Glessner, who resigned her seat in late December. Councilâ€™s next meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. (Photo by Larry McGuire)
BROOKVILLE â€” Marianne Snedden and John Robinson, spokespersons for the Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Center, said â€śfalse accusations,â€ť were presented at a recent public hearing involving the controversial group home.
â€śWe just wanted to let you (the commissioners) know, regarding the Dec. 19 meeting, there were many false accusations brought up at that meeting, and they were very misleading, and we wanted to assure you of that,â€ť Snedden said at last Thursdayâ€™s Jefferson County commission meeting.