July 19th, 2012
Joseph Gresock Jr., 90, of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed away at home July 12, 2012.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Cemetery, near DeLancey, with Fr. Ronald Larko, nephew of Mr. Gresock, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society or Erie County (N.Y.) Hospice.
Judith M. Lott, 71, Alexandria, Va., died July 7, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.
She was born July 20, 1940, in Henderson Township, a daughter of the late Bernard and Rachel (Pifer) Lott.
Miss Lott lived in the Washington, D.C., area the majority of her adult life and was employed at various locations with the federal government from 1958 until retiring in 1995 as a budget analyst with the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Rossiter Miners could not keep the Brookville Grays off the bags in their 11-4 loss Wednesday night in Brookville. In a game that saw 10 hits and three home runs from Brookville, there was little Rossiter could do to cool down the Grays' hot bats.
"They (Brookville) just hit the ball tonight, what can I say, the better team won; could be all different tomorrow," said Jim Dunlap, Miners manager.
This time of year, my focus has usually turned to football season, as my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates have usually been statistically eliminated from the playoffs. And while this year is much different, and the battlin' Buccos are still dancing atop the National League Central standings, I'm starting to feel a little bit of the football itch.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating a fire that heavily damaged the second floor of a Ridge Avenue home at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday.
The three-story house is owned by Eugene McCorle, and had heavy smoke showing from the second floor when firefighters arrived on scene, said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.
Smith said the house was rented by Phil and Nicole Morrow, two adults and three children, and there were family members at home when the fire broke out.
HARRISBURG â€” A long-time trooper and Punxsutawney native has been promoted among the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Monday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reported the promotion of Bernard J. Petrovsky, of Indiana, to captain.
Petrovsky has now been assigned to serve as commanding officer of Troop C, Punxsutawney.
Petr-ovsky, 52, most recently served as the criminal investigation section comm-ander for Troop C.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A new Punxsutawney-based publishing company, Unknown Authors LLC, will host its first-ever book launching event to honor one of its own, Dee Lyle, on the first printing of her childrenâ€™s book, â€śRunning With Miles.â€ť
The book launching will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Walston Club, where state Rep. Sam Smith will honor Lyle on her noteworthy accomplishment.
BIG RUN â€” A change in state law regarding small games of chance and gun raffles was discussed at Mondayâ€™s Big Run Borough Council meeting.
Every organization that fund-raises must have a small games of chance license, said Scott Bowers, deputy chief, Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company.
â€śOur fire company has held a license since it first began,â€ť he said, and that as part of the new regulations, all funds raised must be deposited into a separate account.
Karla Strawser (left) and Lesa Walker take part in the Survivorsâ€™ Lap Saturday as part of this yearâ€™s successful Relay for Life, during which 27 registered teams raised $87,383 for the American Cancer Society.
GRANGE â€” A Punxsutawney woman escaped injury when her vehicle rolled over at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday along Route 536 in Grange, Perry Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Pamula J. Binnie, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 536 when she swerved to miss a small animal on the road.
Police said Binnie lost control of her vehicle and traveled onto the east side of the road, struck a road sign and then traveled back over to the west side of the road near the Grange Church of God.