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February 23rd, 2012

The Zak Zone

February 24, 2012

I used to be Kobe Bryant in my driveway. And Michael Jordan. And Shaquille O'Neal, who I really didn't like all that much.

Whether it was because I lived out in the country, or that I just didn't have enough real friends, I used to play one-on-one basketball in my driveway... against myself... with two-man teams.

I liked Kobe and MJ back then, so the "team" I always wanted to win consisted of those two players.

The rules were simple.

Since I was the only player, and I was lazy, I never had to take the ball back to the three-point line.

Police, PennDOT offer reminders about new teen driving law

February 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There were no citations, only warnings: Pennsylvania’s new laws regarding teenage drivers have changed, and unless they are in compliance, they will be cited.

Thursday, Punxsutawney Borough Police officers, Pennsylvania State Police troopers and representatives from PennDOT performed a detail during dismissal at Punxsutawney Area High School, handing out literature about the new law — Act 81, which took effect Dec. 27, 2011 — and to check for seatbelt usage among departing students.

Lent asks Catholics to pray, to fast and to give

February 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season for Roman Catholics around the world.

For the next six weeks, Msgr. Joseph Riccardo, of the Ss. Cosmas & Damian parish, is asking his parishioners and all Catholics to remove the growing number of distractions that usually inhibit a person of faith from making a full commitment to the Lenten season.

“It’s a hectic world, and we’re distracted by many things,” he said. “We have a lot of responsibilities and commitments, and unfortunately, that also serves as a distraction to the practice of our faith.”

Pearl David (P.D.) Lott, 94

February 24, 2012

Pearl David (P.D.) Lott, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.

He was born July 6, 1917, in Big Run, a son of the late David and Elizabeth A. (Wise) Lott.

Dr. Lott began his education in a one-room country school in Jefferson County, skipped two grades and graduated from Big Run High School. A 1937 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College (IUP), he later earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in education from Penn State University. 

February 22nd

Another successful night at the tournament

February 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After an exciting night Monday at the elementary boys' basketball tournament at PAHS, Tuesday's action lived up to the hype, with a number of close games taking place throughout the evening.

Sixth-grade: Michigan State 30, Ohio State 16

The sixth-graders took the court first Tuesday night, and the opening game was a high-scoring affair, with Michigan State putting up 30 points to earn a 30-16 victory.

8th-graders end season by winning five-of-six

February 23, 2012

BRADFORD — The Punxsy eighth-grade boys' basketball team rode into its season finale last Friday at Bradford on a five-game winning streak, but unfortunately for the Chucks, the Owls snapped the streak to end the season with a 43-34 victory in Bradford.

Punxsy played evenly with the Owls in the first quarter and actually led 10-9 at the first break. But Bradford won the next two quarters, 12-6 and 11-6, respectively, to set a lead the Chucks just couldn't overcome.

CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO MOLLIES

February 23, 2012

Jake (played by Dan McGinley) pauses a minute with "The Mollies:" Grown daughter Molly (Kimberly Robinson, right) and Molly as a 12-year-old (Elissa Hill, left) in this scene from "Jake's Women" by Neil Simon. The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild's first production of 2012 begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs again Saturday, as well as March 2 and 3, in the auditorium at Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets are available at the door. This dramatic comedy is intended for mature audiences and contains some adult language and situations. (Photo by Tom Chapin)

Slick roads catch drivers by surprise

February 23, 2012

BELL TOWNSHIP — A Punxsutawney woman was flown by emergency medical helicopter to an area trauma center following a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on Bells-Cloe Road, Bell Township, along with a rash of other accidents due to icy road conditions.

Flatirons, Scarnati take drilling case to Brockway

February 23, 2012

BROCKWAY — Wednesday, the Shale debate came into clear focus as residents of the Borough of Brockway expressed their concerns about a proposal by Flatirons Resources to drill a well in the borough.

Residents were given this opportunity at a public meeting that took place at the urging of Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25), state Rep. Sam Smith (R-66) and state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-78).

February 21st

Another successful night at the tournament

February 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After an exciting night Monday at the elementary boys' basketball tournament at PAHS, Tuesday's action lived up to the hype, with a number of close games taking place throughout the evening.

Sixth-grade: Michigan State 30, Ohio State 16

The sixth-graders took the court first Tuesday night, and the opening game was a high-scoring affair, with Michigan State putting up 30 points to earn a 30-16 victory.

MSU was led by a triple scoring threat, as Brandon Matthews scored 10, Kyle Burkett scored nine, and Willie Hoover scored eight to lead the way.

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