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February 13th, 2011

Elizabeth I. States, 85

February 14, 2011

Elizabeth I. States, 85, Berlin Center, Ohio, formerly of Rossiter, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Salem Community Hospital in Ohio.

A daughter of the late Albert G. and Iva (Stiver) Auden, Mrs. States was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Glen Campbell.

She was married to Quay States of Berlin Center, Ohio, who survives. They were married for 64 years.

Donald Joseph Giovanetti, 70

February 14, 2011

Donald Joseph Giovanetti, 70, Brookville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at home.

A son of the late Joseph J. And Anna Catherine (Lominski) Giovanetti, Mr. Giovanetti was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Braddock.

A retired newspaper printer in the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Giovanetti formerly resided in the Turtle Creek-Monroeville area. For the past two years, he has resided with his sister Marie E. Smith in the Coolspring area.

February 11th

PLAY OF THE WEEK

February 12, 2011

Beavers knock off Chucks on Senior Night

February 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Home-court advantage didn't mean much between the Chucks and Beavers this season.

Punxsy's lights-out shooting performance Jan. 28 in DuBois led to a 65-49 win. Friday night in Punxsutawney during Senior Night, DuBois had the hot hand, and that led to the Beavers earning a 61-50 victory.

Punxsy misses playoffs for first time under Reitz

February 12, 2011

DUBOIS — For the first time in Randy Reitz's 10-year tenure as Punxsy girls' basketball head coach, the Lady Chucks will not enter the postseason.

Punxsy — which won five-straight District IX Class AAA titles from 2001-2006 and was the district runner-up three of the next four seasons — decided to not join the playoff crowd this year prior to a 43-37 loss to DuBois Friday night.

The Lady Chucks slumped to 4-15 on the season with the defeat.

Mayor lauds Punxsy libraries

February 12, 2011

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mayor James Wehrle — who recently obtained a new library card as part of his commitment to read more books and spend more time at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library — has proclaimed February as “Library Lovers’ Month.”

Coral Ellshoff, director of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, said Punxsutawney has a rich history of libraries, such as the Tibby Library at the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society’s Lattimer House.

Jeanne Curtis, the librarian at the Tibby Library, said it is primarily used for research, especially genealogy.

Punxsy library keeping up with the times

February 12, 2011

It's not your father's Punxsutawney Memorial Library anymore.

"Unless you're bothering someone else, we won't shush someone," Library Director Coral Ellshoff said. "We hope that if someone hasn't visited the library in quite some time, they come visit and check out all of the changes that have taken place."

While there are many changes going on at the library, located at the Mahoning East Civic Complex, another thing that has changed is the public's perceptions of a library in the modern world.

Police seek man facing drug charges

February 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man facing drug charges.

PSP-Punxsutawney said between Jan. 6 and Feb. 3, the Troop C Vice Unit made multiple purchases of heroin from Timothy R. Shepler, 28, DeLancey.
Feb. 4, troopers executed a search warrant at a Liberty Street residence, where two of the purchases were conducted.

Police said they seized numerous items of drugs and drug paraphernalia from the residence, but Shepler was not there.

John Robert Zanaglio, 81

February 12, 2011

John Robert Zanaglio, 81, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his residence with family by his side.

He was born March 24, 1929, in DeLancey, a son of the late Bartolo and Julia (Cappa) Zanaglio.

May 16, 1951, he married Beverly L. Ott, who survives.

Mr. Zanaglio was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Polish Club, F.O.E. Eagles, and he had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, spending his time in Germany.

He retired from PennDOT District 10 in 1990.

February 10th

County raises teen dating violence awareness

February 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in Jefferson County.
The proclamation came at the request of Punxsutawney Area High School senior Lisa Tinker, who, for her senior project, raised funds to increase awareness of teen violence.

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