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January 11th, 2015

Clara V. “Viv” Lewis Cornman, 84

January 12, 2015

Clara V. “Viv” Lewis Cornman, 84, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Saint Vincent Hospital.

She was born in Michigan Heights, Michigan, on Oct. 1, 1930, a daughter of the late Phillip and Nettie C. Manners Lewis.

Viv was a loving and devoted homemaker who loved spending time caring for her family.

She had previously been employed by the former Marx Toy Co. She enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and going to yard sales.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albert H. “Bert” Cornman; and her 12 brothers and sisters.

Joseph “Eggy” Adams Jr., 90

January 12, 2015

Joseph “Eggy” Adams Jr., 90, of Timblin, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 22, 1924, in Oakridge, a son of the late Mary (Nolf) and Joseph Adams Sr.

On June 18, 1955, he married Evelyn (Dinger) Adams, who survives.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Joseph worked at Sharon Steel for 30 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.

January 9th

Lois Jean McGee, 81

January 9, 2015

Mrs. Lois Jean McGee, 81, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014.

She was born Oct. 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Irvin F. and Edna Wachob Giffin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allen McGee, on Sept. 26, 2014.

Her career was as an educator in the public schools.

She is survived by four sons, Charles McGee Jr. and wife Janet, Tom McGee and wife Claudette, Tim McGee and wife Karen and Mike McGee and his wife Nancy; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Donald H. Brocious, 85

January 9, 2015

Donald H. Brocious, 85, formerly of Timblin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Born in Mayport on Sept. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy Brocious and Lula (Smith) Brocious. He was married on May 1, 1948, to Jeanne I. (Mottern) Brocious, who survives.

Don was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church, where he served as a song leader for many years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, and his favorite meals were those prepared with his own fresh-picked crops. He was an avid fan of Pirates baseball and Steelers football.

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January 8th

Undefeated ECC ekes out Punxsy

January 9, 2015

The Lady Chucks fell to undefeated Elk County Catholic on Thursday night in a low-scoring affair at PAHS. For a full recap, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Tonight's PAHS athletics schedule includes the following games:

• 7/8 Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.

• 9th Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Hollidaysburg, 6/7:30 p.m.

Joana M. Rocco, 83

January 8, 2015

Joana M. Rocco, 83, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.

Born April 15, 1931, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of the late John Perry and Susie Toven.

She was a 1948 graduate of Reynoldsville High School.

She was retired from IU6 of Clarion as a teacher's aide for physically handicapped children.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of Ladies Auxiliary at the church.

Clifford W. Brothers, 69

January 8, 2015

Clifford W. Brothers, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born July 23, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Minnie Emable (Hughes) and Bernard Brothers.

On Aug. 10, 2002, he married Charlotte Ruth (Bell) Andrews-Brothers, who survives.

Mr. Brothers attended the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Dog reunited with owner after car accident

January 8, 2015

CORSICA — One family is rejoicing after finding their beloved dog, Jack, who went missing after being in a violent car crash this past Saturday.

Kendre Verbeck Myers and her dog, Jack, were on their way back to Clarksville, Tennessee when the accident occurred. The accident occurred at mile marker 73 on I-80 west.

"My jeep rolled three times from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane," Myers said.

A terrified Jack fled the scene and went missing.

Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

January 7th

I-80 West closed due to Clarion County crash

January 7, 2015

I-80 West is closed at mile marker 65 due to a multiple vehicle crash which is being reported as a fatal accident from multiple news sources.

Traffic is being transferred off of I-80 West at Exit 70 – Strattanville to SR 322 West to Clarion.

More information will be forthcoming.

If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:

-- Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.

-- Turn on your headlights.

-- Stay in your lane.

-- Increase your following distance.

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