November 30th, 2010
Merle P. Cary, 82, Hemlock Lake, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 20, 1928, in Rossiter, a son of the late Daniel and Alberta (Pearce) Cary.
He was married to Dolores M. (Hankinson) Cary, who preceded him in death March 16, 2007.
Mr. Cary was a graduate of Glen Campbell High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was retired from the U.S. Pentagon where he worked in U.S. Army Communications.
BROCKWAY â Another dust-up between Jack Wisor, founder and director of the Just For Jesus Homeless Outreach Challenge, and state Sen. Joe Scarnati could be developing.
Scarnati said in a press release Tuesday that Wisor deliberately disobeyed a newly-enacted law, Act 95 of 2010, which states that a group home â such as Just For Jesus â that takes on a convicted murderer must notify the county and municipal governments within 48 hours of the murdererâs arrival.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the help of his hometown, a local college student may soon take his first footsteps toward the edge of Hollywoodâs red carpet.
Punxsy native Charlie Dominick, a 2010 PAHS graduate and current Point Park University freshman, received the schoolâs Artistic Achievement Award scholarship for his independent production, âDipper,â and is in the process of collecting funds for his upcoming film project.
âIâm very excited about it,â he said. âI probably havenât been this motivated about anything before.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â WPSU-TV is looking to revisit Punxsutawney for its popular âOur Townâ series, according to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.
The âOur Townâ series by Penn State Public Broadcasting filmed a program about Punxsy several years ago, but Marlene Lellock, Chamber executive director, said that Chamber board member TJ Sliwinski, a Reynoldsville resident, learned that WPSU-TV was filming an âOur Townâ about Reynoldsville this past summer.
PITTSBURGH â Jefferson County and the surrounding areas are under a flood watch until Wednesday morning.
A flood watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, a storm system is expected to bring heavy rains through the area this afternoon and tonight, with possible rainfall amounts of 1.25 to 2.5 inches.
Heavy rainfall creates rises in streams and creeks, and could result in the potential for flooding this afternoon through tomorrow morning.
Scott Howard (left) and his son Brycen Howard (right), both of Punxsy, each shot a buck Monday morning in Perry Township. Scottâs is 180 pounds, has eight points and an 18-inch spread and occurred at 7:30 a.m., and Brycenâs first-ever buck is 150 pounds, has eight points and occurred at 8 a.m. Also pictured is Scottâs other son, Logan. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Janis Lee Hitchings, 63, Paris, Ky., passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Elizabeth (Anibaldi) Esposito and the late Gerald Esposito.
She was married to Gary Hitchings, who preceded her in death.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Residents of the Jefferson Street High Rise held their third-annual dance to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Monday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.
Executive Director of the Jefferson County Housing Authority Sandy McGuire explained how important Toys for Tots is in the community.
âItâs not just for residents of the high rise,â she said, adding that admission to the event was one unwrapped toy. âWeâve also invited other organizations throughout Punxsy â including the Mahoning Towers â to participate.â
Caleb Cochran, of Punxsy, bagged this 250-pound, 10-point buck at 2:30 p.m. Monday in North Mahoning Township during the first day of rifle deer season. Cochran is pictured with his daughter, Alivia. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)