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November 17th, 2010

Martha Schettino, 100

November 17, 2010

Martha Schettino, 100, Home, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana.

She was born July 31, 1910, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Merle and Mary Ann (McEwen) Grube.

May 18, 1933, she married Samuel Schettino, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1988.

Mrs. Schettino was a homemaker, a life member of the Clara Hall Society and a former member of the Reynoldsville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving relatives include several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Fire marshal says she can’t pinpoint exact causes for recent blazes

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The causes of two major fires in the Punxsutawney area — both in the same week — have been ruled undetermined.

Julie Clark, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal, reported Tuesday that the investigation into both fires was completed with the same result.

She said a fire that destroyed a two-family home along Graffius Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 2, owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter, was fully involved when the alarm came in.

Clark said the cause into the heavily damaged duplex was undetermined.

Police: Deer running onto road causes crash near Park & Ride

November 17, 2010

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A deer that ran onto Route 119 in Young Township caused a two-vehicle accident that severely damaged both vehicles at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection with Route 436.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said Joseph Kalynchuk, 51, Troutville, was driving his 2005 Jeep Rubicon north on Route 119 when a deer ran out into his path, causing him to lose control and drive over the deer and into the southbound lane, striking head-on a 2005 Dodge Durango operated by Connie Jordan, 49, of Northpoint.

King, prince will be crowned Thursday

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Fall 2010 boys’ Kings Court has been selected and includes Devan Neal, Corban Cressley, Jason Fallara, Jordan Mesoraco, Joe Neal and Ian Weaver.

The King and Prince will be announced at the girls’ Powderpuff Football game Thursday.

• Devan Neal, son of Douglas and Jennifer Neal of Punxsutawney, is enrolled in the academic curriculum and plans to major in mathematics/statistics.
He has participated in football and baseball in grades nine through 12; Baseball Association in grade 12; Spanish Club in grade nine; and the Ringgold Methodist Youth Group.

November 16th

PUNXSY GIRLS' SOCCER BANQUET

November 16, 2010

The Punxsy girls' soccer team held its annual banquet Sunday night at the Rooftop of the Pantall Hotel. Pictured are the award-winners (front, from left): Lauren McGarvey, most goals and most outstanding player; Jocelyn Hughes, most outstanding defender; Timi Shiock, most valuable player; Emily Horner, most outstanding freshman; (back) Kelsey Young, most improved defender; Sierra Milton, top striker; Ashley Bacha, most versatile; Alyssa Vite, most improved; and Anna Monyak, most assists and top midfielder. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSY GIRLS' TENNIS BANQUET

November 16, 2010

The Punxsy girls' tennis team held its annual banquet Oct. 21 at Mary's Place. Pictured are (front, from left): Jenna Miller, Maddison Kernich, Calena Spearing, Sydney Jekielek; (middle) Tori Brooks, Kylie Krise, Shauna Wood, Searra Wasicki, Karlee Wingard; (back) Erin Long, Lauren Wolfe, Lindsey Paulina and Caroline Weaver. The team selected Paulina as the most valuable player. (Photo submitted)

Big Run council discusses new FEMA maps

November 16, 2010

BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council discussed the new FEMA flood plane maps with borough solicitor Jay Lundy at Monday’s meeting.

John Niver, council member, said that the new maps were supposed to be mailed to David Rouch, emergency management coordinator/code enforcement officer, and that he was unable to get a hold of him before Monday’s meeting.

Lundy explained that the new maps should’ve been reviewed by borough council already.

County eyes new development near fairgrounds for park

November 16, 2010

BROOKVILLE — “I want to see jobs brought to the area. That is very important to me and something that I want to see accomplished here,” Paula Foradora said to the Jefferson County Commissioners last Tuesday.

Foradora, general manager of Nine-Star Capital LP, discussed plans for the development of a business park on Route 28 near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Christopher Nasuti, vice-president of Lee-Simpson Associates, the engineering consultant for Nine-Star Capital, said the parcel has been thoroughly reviewed and is suitable for development.

PASR meeting spotlights recognition, rewards and remembrances

November 16, 2010

BROCKWAY — At the fall luncheon program of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the “three R’s” took on new meanings: Recognition, Rewards and Remembrances. Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church Hall in Brockway to enjoy a delicious catered meal, which was followed by a program that honored various individuals for their accomplishments. The meeting ended with the annual SSMHF candlelight ceremony to pay tribute to those who had passed during the year.

November 15th

Lady Chucks struggle at season-ending state tournament

November 15, 2010

PITTSBURGH — Saturday at North Hills High School, the Punxsy volleyball team didn't look anything like the group that won every match but two and easily swept its way to a district championship this season.

Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their worst performance came at the start of the PIAA Class AA playoffs, and after compiling a 1-8 record through nine sets of action Saturday, their season came to a close.

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