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June 7th, 2012

Mary E. London, 89

June 7, 2012

Mary E. London, 89, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Oliveburg, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio, after a recent fall at home.

She was born March 3, 1923, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Norman and Fern (Mitchell) Dinger Sr.

June 27, 1942, she married Paul E. London, who preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1996.

She enjoyed baking, working in the garden and spending time with her family.

June 6th

I-Medical downs Fezell in battle of Punxsy squads

June 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY —Two big innings told the story when the more-experienced I-Medical team defeated the younger Fezell Enterprises team 11-1 in five innings in Indiana County Youth League action Wednesday in Punxsutawney.

A six-run first started it, and after three zeroes on the board, I-Medical added five more in the fifth to end it.

The I-Medical offense jumped out to a fast start, scoring six runs on just two hits and five walks in the home half of the first after Ryan Jones set Fezell down in order in the top half.

The Zak Zone

June 6, 2012

Early Wednesday morning — and by early Wednesday morning, I mean shortly after I woke up at 10:30 a.m. — I was sitting on my front porch enjoying some sunshine, a cool breeze, a cup of coffee and a good book, when some background noise caught my ear.

It was a repetitive series of sounds — wheels whirring across pavement, feet lifting from a surface, temporary silence and, finally, a crashing sound.

Turned out, it was my next door neighbor's oldest son trying to perfect the art of an ollie on his skateboard.

Irene Catherine “Cathy” Ruth Hamner, 66

June 6, 2012

Irene Catherine “Cathy” Ruth Hamner, 66, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Queer) Brown.

Sept. 22, 1972, she married Ronald E. Hamner, who survives.

Mrs. Hamner attended the Assembly of God Church, and she enjoyed her family and bluegrass music.

Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84

June 6, 2012

Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 4, 1927, at home in Bell Township, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Melechik) Carol. She lived her entire life on the family property where she was born.

June 25, 1949, she married William Henry Meterko, who survives.

Her husband said that she was the greatest woman that he has ever known.

They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.

Harry A. Young, 78

June 6, 2012

Harry A. Young, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late John and Priscilla (Charlton) Young.

Dec. 1, 1955, he married Barbara Ann (Broecker) Young, who survives.

Mr. Young worked as a driller for the coal industry, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog, Shadow.

PennDOT: No-turn-on-red signs won’t be removed

June 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Public Safety Committee discussed a response to its letter from the PennDOT District 10 traffic engineer regarding the “no-turn-on-red” 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.

PASR renews, recognizes during spring dinner

June 6, 2012

BROCKWAY — 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 PASR’s 75th anniversary.

June 5th

Spring sports 'Outstanding Player Award' nominees officially announced

June 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Spirit Sports staff is glad to announce the 2012 spring sports nominees for The Punxsutawney Spirit's Universal Well Services Inc. male and female Outstanding Player Awards.

• Ashley Bacha, softball: Bacha was one of two main work horses for the Lady Chucks' pitching staff this season, compiling a 2.38 ERA over 35.1 innings and striking out 42 hitters.

Bacha also had a .273 average and drove in 11 runs over the course of the season for the Lady Chucks.

Detour for Margiotti project begins Monday

June 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Summer’s 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 Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting.

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