July 10th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” It wasnâ€™t a tornado or a microburst, just high, straight-line winds, the result of severe thunderstorms that caused widespread property damage in the Sykesville/Henderson Township area Saturday.
Two separate severe thunderstorms warnings were issued for Jefferson County, the first at 4:45 p.m., the second at 6:15 p.m., according to Tracy Zents, director of emergency services for Jefferson County.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a request to sponsor the Punxsutawney Memorial Library for a grant in order to perform some much-needed renovations to the building, which is part of the Mahoning East Civic Center.
Monday, library Director Coral Ellshoff asked councilâ€™s permission for the library board to change the buildingâ€™s layout and to sponsor the library for a Keystone Grant, which is a matching grant, so the library board must match dollar-for-dollar what the state gives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Itâ€™s hard to believe, but actions taken by the Punxsutawney Area School Board during its Monday meeting indicate that the start of the 2012-13 school year is just around the corner.
Monday, the board approved several purchases in the areas of food service and technology, including a combination (or combi) oven from U.S. Foods for $18,954.
Terry Hollenbaugh, 48, R.D. 1 Dayton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After downing Derry in the opening game of the Indiana County Youth League playoffs Sunday afternoon in Punxsutawney, I-Medical traveled to Derry for the second game of the best-of-three series. And in come-from-behind, dramatic fashion, Punxsy's squad clinched a berth to the finals against the Indiana Black Sox, who also won Tuesday, with a 9-7 victory Monday evening.
I-Medical jumped out to a great start in the contest, putting up a three-spot in the opening frame to put the pressure on Derry in its go-or-go-home game.
While Punxsutawney hosted its Machine Pitch Tournament last weekend, this group of Punxsy youngsters saw success at the recent Tim Weaver Memorial Tournament in Brookville the previous weekend. Pictured here with their trophies are team members and coaches (front, from left): Josh Tyger, Peyton Hetrick, TJ Wildman, Evan Reitz, Owen Wood; (middle) Jacob Henretta, Jake Sikora, Kiersten Riley, Chloe Presloid, Ty Caylor, Carter Savage; (back) and coaches Paul Hetrick, Brian Henretta, Dean Wood and Tim Caylor.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As has been the case for the last several years, Music in the Park again resumes on the heels of the Groundhog Festival, starting Thursday in Barclay Square and running through Thursday, Aug. 23.
Kicking off the free series for 2012 is the band that kicked off the 2011 series, Midlife Crisis. For the rest of the schedule, see the accompanying box.
Music in the Park was first established a number of years ago by John Serian, who always believed that as long as Punxsy had its own natural setting in which to enjoy music, it would be a shame not to use it.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga said he has been working on a plan on how to better enforce borough codes that have to do with property maintenance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Contract negotiations between groups representing the Punxsutawney Area School District and the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) continue, although the two committees will not meet again with a state mediator until Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Thatâ€™s simply because that date was the one that best suited representatives for both groups and the mediator, according to Gary Conrad, president of the Punxsutawney Area School Board.
â€śWeâ€™re back on track,â€ť he said after Mondayâ€™s voting meeting.
Joseph Peter Pascuzzo, 90, Flint, Mich., died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 29, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Philip and Margaret (Marzonie) Pascuzzo.
June 21, 1947, he married Joan L. Rohner, who survives, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flint.
Mr. Pascuzzo retired from the Flint School Board in 1985, where he was also known as â€śMr. Joe."
He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a veteran of the AAA Fast Pitch Softball League of Flint for many years.
He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.