April 25th, 2012
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.
BROOKVILLE â€” After absentee ballots were counted Tuesday night at Jefferson Place, it brought the race for the 66th District seat in the state House of Representatives even closer.
Unofficial results show that Cris Dush collected 2,459 votes (46 percent) over Sam Smithâ€™s 2,388 votes (45 percent), a difference of only 71 votes.
A second challenger for Smith, Dr. James M. Brown, collected 441 votes (8 percent).
Seven absentee ballots couldnâ€™t be counted because of mistakes with ballots.
The end is in sight, as workers from Power Contracting test and activate the new $1.1 million traffic light system on Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsutawney Wednesday and today. In addition to activating the new signals at the four intersections, the video cameras had to be lined up properly in order to identify when traffic is waiting at the intersection for the signal to change. The old traffic signal poles will be removed and sidewalk rehabilitation and reseeding between Jefferson Street and Hampton Avenue will occur where those poles once stood. (Photo by Larry McGuire)
BROOKVILLE â€” In a very close yet stunning race, a Brookville area challenger collected more votes in Jefferson County for the 66th District seat in the state House of Representatives than did the incumbent who has held the post since 1986.
Unofficial results from Tuesday night show that Cris Dush collected 2,402 votes (47 percent) over Sam Smithâ€™s 2,295 votes (45 percent). A second challenger for Smith, Dr. James M. Brown, collected 428 votes (eight percent).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This week, the Jefferson County District Attorneyâ€™s office and Jefferson County Victim Services saluted Punxsutawney Borough Police for its hard work and effort in working with the Victimsâ€™ Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP).
â€śThere are 1,200 borough police departments in Pennsylvania, and the Punxsutawney Borough Police was one of the 256 departments that consistently returned its reports back in 15 days or less,â€ť said Michelle Fusco, county victim services coordinator.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Monday, Punxsutawney Area Hospital received a generous donation in the form of 12 brand-new television sets, six of which will be placed in the hospitalâ€™s short procedure unit.
Five of the TVs will go in the intensive care unit, and a 37-inch big-screen TV will be placed in the front lobby.
The televisions were donated by the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post 62.
The idea for the televisions came from Cathy Bair, who was in short procedure for the second time when she thought that it would be nice if there had been some TVs in the room.