April 26th, 2012
HARRISBURG â€” After almost two years of research and hearings regarding the possible split of the 814 area code â€” or the implementation of a new area code, 582 â€” the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Thursday voted to dismiss the relief plan and implementation schedule of the geographic split.
Thatâ€™s good news for area residents and local businesses, according to state Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It looks as if Cherry Street will receive some much-needed attention as Punxsutawney Borough Council approved street renovations at Tuesdayâ€™s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing and special council meeting.
Borough Manager Ben White said the borough has chosen the renovation of Cherry Street â€” from Carlton Avenue to North Findley Street â€” as its 2012 CDBG project.
White said the work proposed involves street renovations, replacing the deteriorating railing with a guardrail and installing a storm drain.
Punxsutawney Area High School seniors who did not present their senior projects during the fall semester did so Thursday night, as one of the final requirements for graduation. Here, Ryan Marshall rests on a new bench he created for a park at the Coolspring Community Center.
Edna B. Anderson, 95, Fordham, died Wednesday, April, 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.
She was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth (Douthit) Means.
June 20, 1938, she married Lorren (P.a.) Anderson, who preceded her in death May 27, 1993.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, bowling and watching the Pirates.
She was the last remaining member of her family.
Charles John Hook, 76, Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
A graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mr. Hook was a pipefitter by trade for General Motors in Lockport, N.Y., having served on the Apprentice Program.
He was a member of the UAW Local 686 in Lockport and sang in the glee club at General Motors.
BRADFORD â€” With a two-hour-plus bus ride to Bradford, the Lady Chucks softball team headed north Wednesday evening and made the trip well worth it, as pitchers Ashley Bacha and Monica Cameron combined to pitch a perfect game in Punxsy'a 18-0, four-inning win.
Bacha pitched the first three innings to earn the win, striking out all nine batters she faced, and Cameron pitched the final inning in relief, striking out one to preserve the perfect game.
DUBOIS â€” Tuesday afternoon, the Punxsy boys' track team headed to DuBois to take on the best athletes District IX has to offer in the same meet, and despite a fifth-place team finish, the Chucks again had a number of strong individual performances.
The Chucks, with 66 points, finished just three points behind the fourth-place squad, Elk County Catholic, with DuBois winning with a score of 149 1/3-points.
Last week, I wrote about the importance of realizing that sometimes, in life, you're going to lose â€”Â or, your favorite professional team is going to lose.
Sunday, I found myself slumped on my couch, staring at the wall thinking, "The Penguins can't be done."
Tuesday, I awoke with the initial thought, "It's a great day for hockey," and sent my mom a text saying, "It just feels like the Penguins should be playing today."
But, alas, the NHL season â€” at least for my favorite team â€”Â has come to an end.
Charles M. Westover, 63, Burnside, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Westover, a son of the late Arthur M. and Luetta C. (Dixon) Westover.
He was married to Barbra (Bouch) Westover, who survives, of Burnside.
Mr. Westover was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
For 27 years, he worked for Northern Cambria Fuel and also for Shad Spencer, a job which he truly enjoyed.
BROOKVILLE â€” Updated â€” yet still unofficial â€” totals from Tuesdayâ€™s primary election show an even narrower margin in the 66th District race between incumbent Sam Smith and challenger Cris Dush in Jefferson County, but at the end of the day, it was other precincts in the district that carried Smith to his ultimate victory.