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December 1st

Jail to review policies following death of Crawford County corrections officer

December 2, 2010

BROOKVILLE — Wednesday, following the violent death of a Crawford County corrections officer, Jefferson County Warden Tom Elbel told the jail board that the jail’s policies are being reviewed.

According to Elbel, the death of corrections officer Gary M. Chapin, of Conneaut Lake, occurred as a new inmate, Gregory G. Brown, 24, of Meadville, was being processed.

Brown became violent while being processed, during which he was not placed in any restraining device, and killed Chapin.

When asked if Brown used any sort of weapon, Elbel responded simply, “The wall.”

THAT'S A BIG BEAR

December 1, 2010

Tim Huber, 50, of Smicksburg, shot his first bear Nov. 22 in the Smicksburg area. The bear weighed 353 pounds. (Photo submitted)

Merle P. Cary, 82

December 1, 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.

November 30th

IMPRESSIVE RACK

December 1, 2010

Merle P. Cary, 82

December 1, 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.

Sparring continues over Just For Jesus

December 1, 2010

BROCKWAY — 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 — such as Just For Jesus — that takes on a convicted murderer must notify the county and municipal governments within 48 hours of the murderer’s arrival.

Punxsy grad Dominick seeks to begin shooting first budgeted film

December 1, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the help of his hometown, a local college student may soon take his first footsteps toward the edge of Hollywood’s red carpet.

Punxsy native Charlie Dominick, a 2010 PAHS graduate and current Point Park University freshman, received the school’s Artistic Achievement Award scholarship for his independent production, “Dipper,” and is in the process of collecting funds for his upcoming film project.

“I’m very excited about it,” he said. “I probably haven’t been this motivated about anything before.”

WPSU-TV plans a return to ‘Our Town’

December 1, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — WPSU-TV is looking to revisit Punxsutawney for its popular “Our Town” series, according to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

The “Our Town” 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 “Our Town” about Reynoldsville this past summer.

Jefferson County under flood watch until tomorrow

November 30, 2010

PITTSBURGH — 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.

November 29th

DOUBLE THE DEER, DOUBLE THE FUN

November 29, 2010

Scott Howard (left) and his son Brycen Howard (right), both of Punxsy, each shot a buck Monday morning in Perry Township. Scott’s is 180 pounds, has eight points and an 18-inch spread and occurred at 7:30 a.m., and Brycen’s first-ever buck is 150 pounds, has eight points and occurred at 8 a.m. Also pictured is Scott’s other son, Logan. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring...
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After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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