Archive - 2012 - News Article
BROOKVILLE â The population in the Jefferson County prison system has been increasing recently, Warden Tom Elbel said at the latest meeting of the Jefferson County jail board last Monday.
âI donât have an explanation,â he said in regard to the cause of the sudden uptick.
He said that the jail has received a few inmates from other counties, but not as many as it has received in the past and still with a larger increase than has previously been recorded.
Punxsyâs Christian Falgout (left) brings down Brookvilleâs Brodie Zacherl in the first half of the Route 36 Rivalry Friday evening in Punxsutawney. Punxsy held on for a 26-23 victory to regain possession of the Route 36 trophy for the next year. For the full story, check out our Sports section of the website.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â You've heard ofChristmas in July, but how about Christmas in September?
No, don't panic, it's not Christmas just yet, but Christmas isn't far from the minds of many, as a special concert is scheduled to take place Nov. 17 in the Jackson Theatre at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) with Krise Transportation as the sponsor for an evening with the Oak Ridge Boys as part of their Christmas Tour, said Tim Krise, owner of Krise Transportation, at a press conference Friday.
Performing artist Eddie James put on a show for those who came out to Barclay Square Friday evening. Jamesâ website points out that he enjoys ministering through music to those who are hurting.
DELANCEY â Despite the increased use of cell phones and the Internet, amateur radio use continues to rise across the country â including the Punxsutawney area.
There are almost 730,000 amateur radio operators in the U.S. and over two million worldwide â including ones in nearly every country, said Jerry Bosak, an amateur radio operator from DeLancey.
Bosak said that before World War II, there were 100,000 licensed ham radio operators.
INDIANA âÂ The Indiana County District Attorney's office held a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Police Barracks to announce that it plans to seek the death penalty in the triple homicide case against Lewis Beatty, 40, South Mahoning Township, who has been charged with killing both of his daughters and his estranged wife June 1.
District Attorney Pat Dougherty said his office had to file a notice with the court prior to Beatty's formal arraignment in October of its intention. That notice was filed Wednesday, Dougherty said.
The Brookville-Punxsy football rivalry is back in full force for the 2012 season. Pictured here are (from left) Brookville Chief of Police Ken Dworek, Brookville Mayor Chip Wonderling, Punxsy Mayor Jim Wehrle and Punxsy Chief of Police Tom Fedigan, posing around the Route 36 trophy that will be awarded to the winner of tonightâs rivalry game between the Chucks and the Raiders. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.
Showing off their new location are Michelle (left) and Sami (right) Richards owners of Richards Expressive Styles. The consignment and retail store has moved from its former location in the Grace Place Community Center to 230 West Mahoning St. Sami said the family-owned store deals in name brand clothing, which is sold on consignment for resale. Michelle said all of the clothing is in good condition. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 249-1966. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Cliff Street sent the three passengers to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Michael Ritz, was traveling west on Cliff Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, striking a tree with his vehicle coming to rest shortly thereafter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A grieving family and community will rally around a special concert to be held Friday evening in Barclay Square.
Eddie James Ministries team will be performing, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Barclay Square to honor the three teens who were killed in an automobile accident last fall.
Drinda Smith, the mother of one of the teens that was killed in the crash, said there's a conflict with the Brookville and Punxsutawney high school football game that is scheduled for 7 p.m Friday.