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January 24th, 2011

Jeff Tech talks details of two-hour delays

January 25, 2011

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — With the cold and snowy weather lately, the subject of school being cancelled or delayed has become a hot topic in several of the school districts that make up the Jeff Tech Operating District.

The Brookville Area School Board recently discussed the possibility of eliminating with two-hour delays, because some believe they disrupt the educational process too much due to the shortened class schedules.
Marsha Welsh, Jeff Tech director, explained how decisions on weather cancellations and delays are made at Monday’s Jeff Tech Operating Committee meeting.

January 23rd

Marcellus shale meeting draws crowd

January 24, 2011

SYKESVILLE — Marcellus Shale gas drilling, is it safe or not?
That's the question that more than 100 people gathered to hear the answer to at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary social hall in Sykesville Friday evening.

Meteorologist Hall of Fame welcomes two PSU alums

January 24, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With Punxsutawney Phil’s upcoming forecast looming in the future as the days to February dwindle away, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center prepares to again induct two new members into its Meteorologist Hall of Fame.
Joining the ranks of the “Weather Capital of the World’s” elite, for their dedication to the advancement of knowledge in weather science, climatology and meteorology, are AccuWeather’s Elliot Abrams and The Weather Channel’s Dr. Greg Forbes.
A Groundhog Day induction ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the center’s lobby.

ELLIOT ABRAMS

January 21st

Deb Hudak’s camouflage is Black & Gold

January 22, 2011

STUMP CREEK — With another trip to the Super Bowl one win away for the Pittsburgh Steelers, many super fans are becoming more noticeable.

There is one, however, that is nearly impossible to miss.

In fact, you would be able to tell where Debbie Hudak’s rooting interests lie even if you saw her dog.

Those interests would become even more apparent if you saw her bar, the Camouflage Inn, in Stump Creek, which Hudak has owned for the past 21 years.

Police: Two injured in 10-vehicle crash

January 22, 2011

Police: Two injured in 10-vehicle crash

UNION TOWNSHIP — Only two drivers suffered minor injuries in a 10-vehicle accident in Union Township Friday that closed down westbound lanes of Interstate 80 until about 5:30 p.m.

According to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police, all 10 vehicles were traveling west on Interstate 80 at mile-marker 103.4 around 9:26 a.m. Friday when all the vehicles experienced a white-out condition, which caused a 2002 Peterbilt driven by Ricky L. Odell, 55, Lowell, Ohio, to jackknife across both westbound lanes, causing the multiple-vehicle crash.

A SIGN OF SPRING?

January 22, 2011

January 20th

Rossiter woman meets TV ‘bachelorette’ while in Mexico

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Rossiter resident Lisa Campbell and her fiance didn’t expect to meet a future TV star on their summer vacation to Mexico.

But by what Campbell terms “just a fluke,” the duo did just that, encountering the unexpected.

While on a retreat at the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar resort in Rivera Maya, Campbell unsuspectingly struck up a casual conversation with a young woman accompanied by her father.

Little did Campbell know that her shoot-the-breeze companion, Lindsay Hill, would be a future contestant on season 15 of ABC’s television series “The Bachelor.”

Punxsy man’s plate collection has 100-year-old prize

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Whether buttons, old coins, baseball cards or dolls, everyone has a collection that he or she cherishes.

Ever since Douglas Bartlebaugh was a little boy, he had a fascination with license plates. When he was young, he took the plates off old cars at his PaPa’s junk yard, whereas they all were special to him, and still are.

January 19th

With new data, coalition will target family environments

January 20, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Informative data collected in 2009 through the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) was presented Tuesday by the Clearfield-Jefferson Drug Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) and Jefferson County Children & Youth Services (CYS).

The PAYS is submitted to students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 every two years. The data was received late last year, and the two agencies have now designed a new program to target the key risk factors.

Nominations for Lil’ Mr., Miss Groundhog due today

January 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Today will conclude the submissions for this year’s Lil’ Mr. and Miss Groundhog. However, today is not too late to register.

To be nominated, the child must be a kindergarten student in the Punxsutawney Area School District, SS.C.D. or the Punxsutawney Christian School. Pictures of the child may be sent to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center or dropped off during business hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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