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November 19th, 2010

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: BLAISE CARNEY

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — Nine-year-old Blaise Carney’s been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelers’ training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. He’ll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boys’ division.

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: ABBY JO NORTHEY 

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.

November 18th

Report reveals authority’s positive impact

November 19, 2010

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Wednesday released a report that documented the authority's positive effect on the environment.

According to the report, which was issued by the North East Recycling Council, the authority's recycling programs collected 17,086.2 tons of waste, such as paper, glass, metals, plastics, wood and computers that were used during production of new items.

King Jason

November 19, 2010

Jason Fallara (second from left) was crowned the King, and Joe Neal (far right) was named Prince during halftime of the Powderpuff football game Thursday night at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Fallara’s escort was Corri Snyder (far left) and Neal’s was Lauren McGarvey. The Seniors won, 34-8. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

November 17th

Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

Simmons headed back to Brockway

November 18, 2010

JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County judge said Wednesday he would not send convicted murderer Ernie Simmons back to jail for probation violations, saying his trip to a funeral in Philadelphia was justified.

And apparently, Simmons will return to the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Center in Snyder Township, where he has been staying since May, according to the center’s director, Bishop Jack Wisor.

Scarnati again nominated for president pro tem

November 18, 2010

WARREN — He may not be continuing as the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in January, but state Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) could find himself in his current Senate leadership post again.

Fire marshal says she can’t pinpoint exact causes for recent blazes

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The causes of two major fires in the Punxsutawney area — both in the same week — have been ruled undetermined.

Julie Clark, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal, reported Tuesday that the investigation into both fires was completed with the same result.

She said a fire that destroyed a two-family home along Graffius Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 2, owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter, was fully involved when the alarm came in.

Clark said the cause into the heavily damaged duplex was undetermined.

Police: Deer running onto road causes crash near Park & Ride

November 17, 2010

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A deer that ran onto Route 119 in Young Township caused a two-vehicle accident that severely damaged both vehicles at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection with Route 436.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said Joseph Kalynchuk, 51, Troutville, was driving his 2005 Jeep Rubicon north on Route 119 when a deer ran out into his path, causing him to lose control and drive over the deer and into the southbound lane, striking head-on a 2005 Dodge Durango operated by Connie Jordan, 49, of Northpoint.

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