January 26th, 2012
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ As the penalty phase for Steven P. Rebert began Thursday ‚ÄĒ two days after he was found guilty of killing Wayne and Victoria Shugar, both 61, in their Coal Tipple Road, Brockway residence in April 2010 ‚ÄĒ District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett reminded the jury that it‚Äôs not all about whether it sends Rebert to prison for the rest of his life, or it sentences him to death.
The phase during which the jury explored Rebert‚Äôs innocence or guilt is over: The jury found him guilty of killing the Shugars, Burkett said, ‚Äúand now, it‚Äôs not just about Steven Rebert anymore.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ It might just have been the best kept secret in Brookville.
But as AGLogic continues to serve more than a million users a day from its office space on Main Street, Brookville, its presence can‚Äôt be kept secret any longer.
Last January, when AGLogic developed its first app ‚ÄĒ swackett (sweater, jacket or coat?) ‚ÄĒ founder and director C. Scott Gilbert never imagined it would grow into the phenomenon it is today.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Not every win goes exactly as planned. Wednesday night was one of those victories for the Chucks basketball team, which hosted Keystone and squeezed by the Panthers, 50-47, in overtime to improve to 10-4 this season.
Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal said after the game that he knew from the beginning his team had to jump on Keystone or the Panthers would be dangerous if allowed to hang around.
For as long as I can remember, there are two men I could have been speaking of when I simply called someone Coach: My former hockey coach Doc Snyder and Joe Paterno.
This week, the world lost one of those men in the same manner I lost one of my other greatest mentors a year-and-a-half prior when my pap's battle with lung cancer came to a close.
Since I was a young lad, I have always respected and even loved JoePa. From the beginning, I was a PSU fan because Dad was one, and it didn't take me long to realize Coach was a man worth respecting.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ Students at Penn State‚Äôs DuBois branch campus joined in the chorus of voices Wednesday, remembering the life and legacy of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
Wednesday afternoon, students took part in a candlelight vigil near the campus Lion Shrine, honoring the memory of JoePa.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is preparing to welcome its ninth inductee into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame, Fred Gadomski, the host and co-producer of ‚ÄúWeather World,‚ÄĚ a 15-minute nightly weather magazine program produced by the Penn State Weather Communications Group.
He will be inducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 ‚ÄĒ Groundhog Day ‚ÄĒ at the Weather Discovery Center, Punxsy.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Next Wednesday, the Punxsy Elks Club will host its 14th annual comedy night. The show will feature Michaelangelo as emcee and headliner Dan Long.
Long, an Ohio Native, has performed his high-energy act all over the country. A master of impressions, Long performs a spot-on impersonation of Jack Nicholson, Johnny Carson and others.
A former writer for ‚ÄúThe Tonight Show,‚ÄĚ this veteran of the stand-up comedy scene has performed from coast to coast.
Punxsy picks up win, but struggles on the mat
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Although some follow the old adage, "The numbers never lie," Tuesday night's wrestling match between the Chucks and the Clarion Bobcats proved to be a counterexample to the theory, with the Bobcats falling 30-21 to Punxsy despite only losing one match on the mat.
Marred by injuries, Clarion's squad dressed just five grapplers Tuesday, and four of the five earned victories.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Over the weekend, the town of Punxsutawney ‚ÄĒ more specifically the Punxsutawney Area Community Center and SS.C.D. ‚ÄĒ hosted 14 different sixth-grade basketball teams, both boys' and girls' for an annual tournament.
Four different Punxsutaw- ney teams participated, and others traveled from Marion Center, Brookville, Penns Manor and as far away as Butler to participate.
No tournament champion was crowned in either division, but each team was guaranteed three to four games to gain valuable experience.
A synopsis of the Punxsy teams' games follows:
DA: The blood cries out for guilty verdict; jury hears it
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ In his closing statement of Steven P. Rebert‚Äôs double murder trial Tuesday, District Attorney Jeffery Burkett invoked the voice of one of the victims, Wayne Shugar, and asked that the jury hear that voice, as well.
‚ÄúThe blood of Wayne Shugar cries out in this courtroom,‚ÄĚ Burkett said, citing evidence that showed four spots of Shugar‚Äôs blood on the bottom of Rebert‚Äôs work boots.
‚ÄúYour DNA is the content of your person: It‚Äôs responsible for your eye color, your personality, your height,‚ÄĚ he said.