March 13th, 2011
BROOKVILLE â€” The period of time to file petitions for the May 17 spring primary election concluded Tuesday with some incumbents and challengers filing for various positions throughout Jefferson County.
Punxsutawney Borough Council
Three seats on Punxsutawney Borough Council are up for reelection this year, with Roger Steele the only incumbent to file for reelection as a Republican.
Challenger Michele P. Lorenzo filed as a Democrat; and challenger Eric C. Story filed as a Republican.
Incumbents Robert Reesman and Donna Lellock did not file.
CLARION â€” Brookville coach Bud Baughman knew that after the momentum turned in the third quarter of the Raiders first round PIAA Class AA playoff game at Clarion University against Jeanette that his team was in trouble.
The Jayhawks (16-7) started to shoot the ball better and wore the Raiders (22-3) down on the boards.
Jeannette had all the momentum, and Brookville couldn't seem to stop the Jayhawks.
HERSHEY â€” The seasons of Punxsy senior Kody Young and Seth Spack came to an end Friday in Hershey at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament.
Both wrestlers fell in the consolation second round. Both were one victory away from earning a medal.
Young (33-4), the school record holder with 143 career victories, saw his career come to an end with a 6-3 loss to Penn Manor senior Bobby Rehm (47-2).
Young finished his career with the second-most falls in District IX history. His 92 pins were two shy of Clarion's Kyle Cathcart, who set the mark from 1999-2002.
PITTSBURGH â€” Brookville head coach Mark Powell was happy with the way his team played, even though the Lady Raiders lost 60-39 to Bishop Canevin at North Hills High School in the first round of the PIAA Class AA First Round Friday night.
Brookville (17-8) played in its first state playoff game in nearly a decade and will use the experience as a building block for the program.
"I wasn't sure what to expect," Powell said. "But I think it was a great way for our four seniors to go out. And I think the underclassmen played well, and it should help our program."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After learning about proposed budget cuts to school districts presented by Gov. Tom Corbett this week, Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said Friday that Gov. Tom Corbettâ€™s proposed budget cuts to school districts may have placed all-day kindergarten in jeopardy.
Wolfe said he had just returned from a superintendentsâ€™ meeting at Riverview Intermediate Unit (IU) No. 6 in Clarion, and the amount of concern was astronomical.
INDIANA â€” Students planning to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) â€” or any other school within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education â€” should prepare for their wallets to get a little lighter in light of cuts in Gov. Tom Corbettâ€™s proposed budget.
In his budget issued Tuesday, Corbett proposed cutting $625 million in higher education costs. If the budget is approved, funding for state and state-related schools â€” including Penn State, Temple University and Lincoln University â€” would be slashed by 50 percent.
Trisha Lee (Oâ€™Hara) McCallister, 46, Plano, Texas, died Friday, March 4, 2011.
She was born Feb. 19, 1965, in Sandusky, Ohio, a daughter of Ernest and Phyllis (Smith) Oâ€™Hara, who survive, of Indiana.
She grew up in Huron, Ohio, and was a 1983 graduate of Huron High School.In 1987, she graduated from Bowling Green State University and later attained her CPA license.
Samantha Jo Painter, 22, Big Run, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at home.
She was born March 11, 1988, a daughter of Ernest Ray and Diana Sue (Haag) Painter Jr., who survive, of Punxsutawney.
Miss Painter was a 2006 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.Â She then completed an online dog grooming course.
She attended Chestnut Grove Independent Church.
Miss Painter was a daycare attendant at Little Dreamers Daycare in Big Run.
HERSHEY â€” Both of the Punxsy wrestling team's state-qualifiers are one victory away from a medal after each won a bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Spack (31-6), a junior, won his only bout of the day and will compete next in today's championship quarterfinals, and Young (32-3), a senior, went 1-1 Thursday and will next compete in the consolation second round.