July 21st, 2011
Ruth Helen Neal, 87, DeLancey, formerly of Hamilton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in New Paris, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Minnie (Doverspike) Smith.
She was married to Leon Neal, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Neal was a telephone operator at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired in 1984.
She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton.
CURWENSVILLE â€” Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored seven runs in the third inning and six runs in the seventh en route to an 18-8 win over Curwensville in round-robin play in the Area 6 tournament Wednesday night in Curwensville.
ROSSITER â€” The Rossiter Miners now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Brookville Grays after winning Game 3, 13-5, Wednesday.
Game 4 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Brookville.
"It was huge to come out and get a win like that," Miners manager Rick Matthews said. "We starting hitting the ball again, so that was huge."
The Miners combined for 10 hits â€” four better than their first two games combined.
Dean â€śDinoâ€ť Allen Yohe, 75, Big Run, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Big Run, a son of the late Edward B. and Helen M. (Vanetta) Yohe.
Feb. 6, 1955, he married the former Wilma â€śWinkâ€ť LaRue Peace, who survives.
Mr. Yohe was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.
He was also a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney and the United Mine Workers/construction.
He worked as a carpenter constructingÂ mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg.Â He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council passed a motion Monday to have the fire-ravaged Big Run Carpet building torn down within the next 60 days.
Council member John Niver said council needed a time frame, and that he consulted with Mary McHenry, the code enforcement officer for the Borough of Punxsutawney, as to how much time a property owner has to remove a fire-damaged structure in Punxsy.
Punxsutawney gives a property owner 90 days to either remove or repair a fire-damaged structure, Niver said.
BROOKVILLE â€” Wednesday afternoon, the Penn State Cooperative Extension welcomed state Representatives Sam Smith and Dave Reed to the Jefferson County Fair.
The lawmakers received an up-close and personal look into what the Jefferson County 4-H program is all about.
FALLS CREEK â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the person driving a vehicle that struck a woman while jogging then fled the scene Tuesday night.
Police said the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday along Route 950, about one mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.
Police said the jogger, a 32-year-old woman who was unnamed in a police report, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by the southbound vehicle, which fled the scene.
The woman suffered moderate injuries and was flown via medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital for treatment.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Grays took Game 2 from the Rossiter Miners Tuesday, 14-2 in six innings.
The best-of-seven series is now even at one game each.
Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Rossiter.
The Grays got out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning, and Rossiter was not able to recover.
"That's the history of this team," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said. "Once they get down, they stay down. It's hard to get them pumped up."
The Miners scored their only two runs during the top of the third inning.
Punxsy right fielder Carl Medsger makes a throw to second at Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Star practice Tuesday night. Punxsy is preparing for its Section 1 tournament in Cranberry. Punxsy's first game is at 2 p.m. Thursday against McLane.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As an event in conjunction with its Firefighters Vacation Bible School, the Punxsutawney Alliance Church will host its first-ever Firefighter Appreciation Day this weekend.
The day-long event begins at 1 p.m. and runs until whenever Saturday at the church, located at the intersection of Route 436 and Alliance Drive.
Pam Smorey, who is coordinating the event, said the appreciation day is not just for children; itâ€™s for everyone, regardless of age, and there is no charge to attend.