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July 19th, 2012

Joseph Gresock Jr., 90

July 19, 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

July 19, 2012

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.

July 18th

Miners can't handle Grays' power, drop Game 3

July 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — 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.

The Zak Zone

July 18, 2012

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.

Chief: No injuries in Ridge Avenue fire

July 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

Punxsy native to command Troop C

July 18, 2012

HARRISBURG — 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.

New publishing group celebrates book launch for local author

July 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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 children’s book, “Running With Miles.”

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.

July 17th

Big Run council eyes small games of chance licenses

July 17, 2012

BIG RUN — A change in state law regarding small games of chance and gun raffles was discussed at Monday’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.

“Our fire company has held a license since it first began,” he said, and that as part of the new regulations, all funds raised must be deposited into a separate account.

More from the Relay for Life

July 17, 2012

Karla Strawser (left) and Lesa Walker take part in the Survivors’ Lap Saturday as part of this year’s successful Relay for Life, during which 27 registered teams raised $87,383 for the American Cancer Society.

Police: Punxsy woman uninjured in Route 536 crash

July 17, 2012

GRANGE — 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.

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