Archive - Feb 9, 2012 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Police seized heroin, crack cocaine, cash and more in a search of a South Main Street residence where two men were also taken into custody Thursday morning.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the Troop C Vice Unit executed a search warrant at the residence at 6:05 a.m. Thursday as the result of an undercover drug investigation.
Taken into custody were Kenneth Edward Ball, 60, Punxsy, and Aaron Albert Meanor, 28, Pittsburgh.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Since its inception, the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) has tried to provide county residents with resources that would allow them to stay in their homes longer.
But for the agency to continue to be a vital asset to the county‚Äôs older citizens, it is seeking help from one specific source ‚ÄĒ the county‚Äôs oldest resident.
‚ÄúI think there‚Äôs so much history out there that we need to embrace,‚ÄĚ JCAAA Executive Director Randy Davis said. ‚ÄúWe want to ask, ‚ÄėHow‚Äôd you make it? How‚Äôd you get there?‚Äô We want to know the secrets to his or her success.‚ÄĚ
Say! What is that white material on this Phantastic Phil!‚Äôs paws, nose and top hat? Oh yes, it‚Äôs snow, as evidenced by flurries Wednesday, almost a week after Punxsutawney Phil‚Äôs prognostication of six more weeks of winter. And some people thought Punxsy Phil‚Äôs Groundhog Day prediction was off the mark. Well, turns out he was right again ‚ÄĒ as usual! (Photo by Dan Long)
YOUNG TOWNSHIP ‚ÄĒThere were no injuries reported in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday near Nelson‚Äôs Mini-Mart on Route 119 north, Young Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Dodge Neon driven by Elise V. Butler, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 when traffic was stopped ahead, and she struck the rear of a Ford Ranger driven by Leonard T. Lang, Rochester Mills.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The environmental clean-up of the Mahoning Shadow Trail will finally be completed this week, months after a fuel spill that occurred when a box truck crashed over the side of a bridge and landed on the trail, according to Borough Manager Ben White.
During Tuesday's Public Safety meeting, the environmental cleanup which will be completed this week.
"The company that was contracted to clean up the spill should be finished this week," White said during Tuesday's Public Safety meeting. The trail cleanup was supervised by Tracy Zents and Jefferson County Emergency Services.