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May 10th, 2012

White: $500K for work on Dinsmore Avenue

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, Borough Manager Ben White presented Punxsutawney Borough Council with an estimated cost to pave and place new sewage lines along Dinsmore Avenue at half a million dollars.

A couple of months ago, council asked him to move forward with an estimated cost to upgrade Dinsmore Avenue, one of the last two brick covered streets in the borough. The other brick- covered road is Grace Way.

Paradise Gardens & Farm owner refutes drilling in honor of wife, nature

May 10, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — Thursday, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn staged a little rebellion of his own, but it was an emotional one.

“Now I feel empowered by a bond of love,” he said following an event he hosted Thursday on his Paradise Gardens & Farm. “No drill will ever penetrate this land, and I’m prepared to stand behind that.”

Cleghorn’s rebellion came with a declaration without weapons, and as well as with the spirit of his No. 1 confederate — his wife, Dr. Lucinda Hart-González, who died of cancer in November 2011.

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John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75

May 10, 2012

John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75, formerly of Brookville and Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Brookville, a son of the late Howard C. and Mary A. (Sarvey) McMillen.

Dec. 14, 1958, in Emrickville, he married Rose Richards, who preceded him in death in 1970.

Mr. McMillen worked as a laborer for Humphrey Charcoal of Brookville, and he was active in the Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company for 25 years.

Eileen L. North, 83

May 10, 2012

Eileen L. North, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Andrew and Grace (Lorenzo) Capirosso.

April 3, 1951, she married I. Taylor North, who preceded her in death July 4, 1992.

Mrs. North was a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney and a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church. She attended SS.C.D. school and graduated from there in 1946. She was involved in activities within the church and the school throughout her life.

Barbara Helen (Dubensky) Rosman, 75

May 10, 2012

Barbara Helen (Dubensky) Rosman, 75, Sykesville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kvashnock) Dubensky.

Aug. 30, 1958, in Sykesville, she married Joseph Myron Rosman, who survives.

Mrs. Rosman was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in DuBois.

She worked at Cameron in Reynoldsville and was also a seamstress at Ideal Products in Sykesville.

She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and travel. 

Punxsy walks off after trading leads with DuBois

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A six-inning pitcher's duel between Punxsy starter Randa Depp and DuBois starter Samantha Kirk got messy — as did the field — when the skies opened up and the rain made it difficult to pitch Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

But after a lengthy delay, the Lady Chucks made it worth the wait with Ivy Phillips scoring after a single by Mary Sloniger to give Punxsy a 9-8 victory in nine innings.

Phillips led off the inning with a single back up the middle, but after a failed sacrifice bunt attempt, she was still at first with one out.

Chucks tennis finishes runner-up at team districts

May 10, 2012

DUBOIS — With a different format at the District IX Team Championships, the Punxsy boys' tennis team came just one point short of a D-IX title, falling to the Beavers of DuBois 3-2.

With no players repeating, Punxsy's first point came at No. 2 singles, where Tim Pearce downed DuBois' Matt Fultz 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Then, at No. 1 singles, Punxsy's top pair for the day — and a probable pairing heading into District IX doubles finals next week, Eddie Serafin and Nick Roberts — earned a convincing 6-2, 6-3 win over Colton Ames and Aaron Lines.

The Zak Zone

May 10, 2012

Over the course of the past week-and-a-half, I've been doing a lot of thinking about dandelions.

I suppose lot of us have had dandelions on the brain over that time period given the fact that it is grass cutting season, and dandelions have caused much more frequent mowing than is usual due to their persistent growth and unappealing visual nature once they turn from flower to seed pod.

And with it being dandelions' prime growth season, some of us have even been fortunate enough to cut our lawns more than once in a week to keep them from looking similar to undiscovered jungles.

Police make arrests at ‘the source’ of drug trafficking ring

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Wednesday, state police, federal and other officials announced the arrests of several local individuals stemming from an almost two-year investigation into the trafficking of both methamphetamine and Oxycodone.

Police affidavits said, "The source of this organized drug trafficking operation was based in Jefferson County, Pa."

The investigation targeted "high level, middle level and low level dealers/users in the Troop C area," and those arrested include:

PUNXSUTAWNEY
• Cindy D. Pifer-Collarini, 43.
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• Daniel A. Niver, 41.
• Theodore D. Reagle, 44.

Audit calls for some tidying up in Young’s books

May 9, 2012

WALSTON — The chairman of the Young Township Board of Supervisors said officials will further explore issues pertaining to billing, bookkeeping and other items after a recent audit revealed some questions.

“We will further study some of the records before we conclude what has taken place,” Chairman Andrew “Butch” Meterko said following the board’s meeting Wednesday. “There’s no evidence of anything yet.”

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