April 19th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” The 911 dispatchers who field emergency calls are just as likely to experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as those on the front lines, a new study indicates.
The study, completed by Michelle Lilly, a psychology professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and research associate Heather Pierce, analyzed surveys completed by 171 emergency dispatchers from 24 states, the Huffington Post reported.
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, Brookville Borough Police Chief Ken Dworek reported to Brookville Borough Council about a senior scavenger hunt that had gone awry.
He said some members of the Brookville Jr.-Sr. High School senior class participated in a scavenger hunt that was not a school-sanctioned activity.
During the hunt, Dworek said some students became involved in criminal activity.
Dworek said license plates and hubcaps were stolen from vehicles, and lawn ornaments were smashed; some were valued up to $300.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Trailing the DuBois Beavers 4-2 entering the home half of the sixth inning Wednesday in Punxsutawney, the Chucks knew they needed to make some noise with their bats. And with a bit of help from the Beavers' pitching staff early, Punxsy did just that, putting up five runs in the frame to take a 7-4 lead â€” one that would hold up for a win.
Punxsy's come-from-behind rally started with one out in the sixth, when relief pitcher Cory Geer was hit by a John Georgino pitch. No. 9 hitter Taylor Phillips followed with a walk, putting runners on first and second.
Wednesday evening, the 2011-12 Punxsy wrestling team gathered one final time for a banquet at the Eagles. The Chucks' senior wrestlers were honored, and the team members and their families shared a catered meal. Pictured here are seniors (from left) Seth Spack, Tyler Titus, Josh Neal and Neko Cappella. Missing from the photo is fellow senior Carl Langley.
Last Sunday at church, our pastor asked us to take a few minutes to reflect on the things we're afraid of in a message that drove home the point that allowing our fears to paralyze us is not a healthy way to live.
As I sat there pondering the laundry list of things I fear â€” or have feared in the past â€” several fears â€” both rational and irrational â€” came to mind.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Punxsutawney Phil predicts when spring will begin, the Big Run Peepers tell us when it has begun, but it's not until the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) orange barrels and flaggers show up that we know spring is here for real.
Pennsylvania's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week marked the unofficial start of the road construction season, said Shawn Houck, PennDOT District 10 Safety Press officer.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council agreed to assist the McClure Cemetery Association with paving and maintenance during Monday's council meeting.
Tom Berryhill, member of the McClure Cemetery Association, said there was a ditch that needed cleaned out, and the road needs oiled and to be chipped or paved.
Bob Buffington, former council member, said he believed an ordinance already exists that indicates the borough will take care of the cemetery and the road.
"We considered it to be a borough street and took care of the plowing during the winter," Buffington said.
Evelyn Mae Clinger, 87, Brookville, Laurelbrooke Landing, formerly of Clark Street, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at McKinley Health Center.
She was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Anita, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lotta (Humm) Whitfield.
July 22, 1950, in Reynoldsville, she married Myron E. (Mike) Clinger, who preceded her in death April 13, 2011.
Mrs. Clinger was a homemaker and previously worked at Brookville Sylvania as an inspector.
A member of the Brookville Order of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed family, gardening, crocheting, reading and puzzles.
BRADFORD â€” Despite having to shake off the after-effects of a long ride to Bradford, the Chucks tennis team earned a convincing 8-1 victory over the Bradford Owls Tuesday afternoon.
"It was a nice little win, a nice trip to Bradford," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said after the match. "The big thing today was just the ride. You're in the van for so long, and you have about 20 minutes when you get there to get ready. We looked a little sluggish to start, but once we got warmed up and started making a few shots, I really thought we played OK."
DUBOIS â€” The Punxsy Chucks traveled to DuBois Tuesday afternoon for a pair of dual meets against D-IX foe DuBois and non-league opponent Northern Cambria, and while the Chucks earned a split, it was the Beavers who bested them, 88-62.
"There were just a few events where they really hurt us today," Punxsy head coach John Smith said, referring to the Beavers. "They were very strong in the sprints and hurdles, as well as in the long jump."
Punxsy's win came over Northern Cambria, where the Chucks won convincingly, 110-40.