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June 10th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Police, corrections and probation officers from Jefferson and Clearfield counties recently graduated from The Right Turn Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training that was held at the IUP Punxsutawney campus.
The Right Turn Program is a joint effort of the Clearfield and Jefferson County Criminal Justice Advisory boards, said John Brown, instructor and police officer for Clearfield and Punxsutawney.
Brown said the purpose of the program is to teach officers how to handle people who are in crisis situations or have behavioral problems.Â
BROOKVILLE â When the doors to the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Punxsutawney closed in March, it signified only the beginning of numerous closings for a local franchise.
KFC restaurants in Brookville, DuBois and Clarion recently followed suit after several disputes between the storesâ franchisee and KFC Corporate.
Ganesh Rao and his wife, Gita Rao, of Raoâs Hospitality felt forced to close the stores, which number 14, after experiencing what he feels was âharassment and discriminationâ from KFC Corporate.
Because of the closings, 239 jobs were lost.
BIG RUN â Alvin Kendall doesnât spend the fall and winter planning what will go into his garden during the spring and summer.
âI start early when the weather fits,â he said at his home along Main Street in Big Run. âI have no schedules.â
Kendallâs schedule-less work plan has paid off, as it has been cited as the Punxsutawney Garden Clubâs âGarden of the Monthâ for May, and the first of 2012.
Born, raised and still living in Big Run, Kendall has lived in his house since 1964, where the backyard was previously a vegetable garden, âbut I donât play with vegetables,â he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just a few weeks after 17 dogs â 12 Pomeranians, two Shih Tzus and a Pinscher,Â among others â were found abandoned in the woods in Stump Creek, police have cited a woman they believe committed the act.
According to WJAC-TV, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police issued a non-traffic citation to Tiffany Eggleston, 37, of Columbus,Â Ohio.
The moles of âA Year with Frog and Toadâ â (from left) Jen Soliday, Ilona Ball, Laura Chelgren and Sierra Dinger â are rehearsing now, but they will soon be ready to tell you about the adventures of Frog and Toad when the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents its summer show at 7:30 p.m. June 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, as well as a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee June 24 at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâs Public Safety Committee discussed a response to its letter from the PennDOT District 10 traffic engineer regarding the âno-turn-on-redâ signs installed as part of the recent traffic signal project.
Borough Manager Ben White explained that council directed him to write to PennDOT District 10 about the signs, and the borough received a response from District 10 Traffic Engineer David Tomaswick.
BROCKWAY â Renewal and recognition were the underlying themes of the spring banquet of the Jefferson County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church hall in Brockway May 23 as part of the ongoing commemoration of PASRâs 75th anniversary.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Summerâs first official roadwork detour begins Monday, when PennDOT will close one lane of Margiotti Bridge for a rehabilitation project.
Southbound traffic on the bridge will be maintained, while northbound traffic will have to travel the detour on Route 119, down Indiana Hill and down West Mahoning Street to North Main Street, Borough Manager Ben White said during Tuesdayâs Public Works Committee meeting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club named Stacy A. Volchko as its 2011-12 Woman of the Year during the groupâs Rose Breakfast June 2 at the Elks.
She is the Career Womenâs Clubâs current president.
In the introduction for the clubâs new Woman of the Year, Volchko was described as always striving âto do the right thing in both her personal and professional life; and she demonstrated her leadership abilities early on.â
This group of Zumba-enthusiasts worked on their exercises Tuesday night under the shadow of the canopy that annually covers Memorial Bandstand in Barclay Square. The canopy was erected Monday evening in preparation of the 46th-annual Groundhog Festival, which will be held July 1-7.