Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1980 · Page 15
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 20, 1980
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egional Lakers dethrone Celtics Page 16 Bues lose 6th straight Page 16 Hrip rips VFW field Page 16 It's Chrissie in France Page 16 The Indiana Gazette Bunyak 'shoulders' win Page 17 Sports statistics Page 18 Senior Legion doings .. Page 19 Safe to say, lUPtops Page 28 Monday, June 10, 1985 — Page 15 Rossiter man pinned for five hours in wreckage A Rossiter area man remained hospitalized today following a car crash near Covode on Sunday. The area accident summary: COVODE — Barry L. Temchulla. 27, of Rossiter RD 1 is being treated at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for multiple injuries after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his car and crashed on Township-Road 798 near Covode at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. According to state police in Punxsutawney, Temchulla was pinned in the wreckage for more than five hours before being discovered by a passing motorist. Police said Temchulla apparently fell asleep as he was driving south. The car left the road, ran up an embankment, flipped onto its roof and landed back on the highway. Temchulla was partially thrown through a window of the vehicle, police said, and was pinned until 6:25 a.m. when the wreckage was spotted by a passing motorist, Harold Tyger of Rochester Mills RD 1. Tyger told police he was able to free the victim with the use of a bumper jack. Temchulla was taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital via Citizens Ambulance Service for treatment of multiple head and chest injuries. He was later transferred to Allegheny General. No condition report was available. Police listed damages to the car as severe. COOLSPR1NG — Two motorists appar- ently escaped injury when their cars collided on a curve about 9 a.m. Sunday on Legislative Route 33071 in Oliver Township.Jef- ferson County, according to state police in Punxsutawney. Police identified the drivers as Tina M. Snyder and Shannon Hoffman, both of Coolspring. Damages were listed as slight to the Snyder car and moderate to the Hoffman vehicle. STRONGSTOWN — State police in Indiana said charges of driving under the influence are pending against Joseph W. Little of Penn Run RD 1, who was involved in a one- car accident at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. Police said Little was traveling on Township Road 902 just south of Route 422 in Buff- ington Township when he lost control on some loose shale and struck a dirt embankment. ELDERTON — Charles Locher, 24, of Shelocta RD 1 escaped injury at 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a left curve while traveling east on Route 422 in Plumcreek Township, Armstrong County, struck a guardrail and came to rest in a field, state police in Kittanning said. His 1976 model auto sustained severe damage. Cars driven by Amy Beth Elgin of 75 Thompson Rd. and Diane B. Johnson of 25 Pine Crest Drive, both of Indiana, collided at the intersection of Sixth and Philadelphia streets at 9:51 a.m. Sunday, borough police said. Damage was moderate. State police in Indiana are investigating a hit-and-run involving a vehicle operated by Robert G. Albright Jr. of Indiana and a black Ford pickup truck. Albright told police that the pickup truck attempted to pass him on Indian Springs Road and struck his vehicle when it re-entered the right lane. He said the truck did not stop. George Cassion, 40, of Butler told state police in Indiana that he was riding a bicycle east on Route 422 four miles west of Indiana at 1:45 p.m. Saturday when he was struck on the left side by a white Buick that fled the scene. Area man arrested for rape A rape, a burglary and three thefts were among the crimes investigated by area police over the weekend. The summary: COMMODORE — State police in Indiana arrested John Alan O'Brien, 34, of Commodore and charged him with rape, deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of a minor and simple assault for an incident involving a 12-year-old girl between 3 arid 5 a.m. Sunday. O'Brien was arraigned before District Magistrate Angelo Cravotta in Blairsville and then lodged in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of 850,000 bond. MAHAFFEY — The residence of William Dotts on Route 36 in Mahaffey was burglarized sometime Sunday for the second weekend in a row, state police in Punxsutawney • said. Some food and beverages as well as other items were taken, police said. The residence had been burglarized the previous weekend, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Punxsutawney. Two bicycles valued at S190 were stolen from an archway behind the apartment of Louise Marie Franey at Spring Meadows in White Township between Friday night and Saturday morning, state police said. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the home of Alma Ondo, 61, of Indiana RD 4 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, state police said. LUCIUSBORO — A 12-year-old girl was grabbed by a person not known to-her at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Center Township, state police said. The victim told police she broke free and ran to safety. : COOKPORT — Barry Baker of Cherry Tree RD 2 told state police that someone known to him removed a .32-caliber pistol from his •residence between June 4 and 7. It ;was valued at $100. . Someone shattered a glass door ;with a shot from a BB gun at the - Freeport Lawn and Garden Shop on ; Route 286 south of Indiana late Fri-day night or early Saturday morn". ing, state police said.. ISELIN FIREMEN • ISELIN — The Iseiin Volunteer Fire 'Department will hold an open meeting Thursday. June 13. at 7:30 p.m. at the fire -hall. " Members and non-members are invit- -ed. Take a dip Into aquatic school The 12th annual aquatic school for water safety will be held June 13-21 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. — Sponsored by the Indiana County chapter of the American Red Cress and other organizations, the aquatic school offers college credit for undergraduate and graduate,degrees in physical education, as well as course credits for wafer-safety Instructor certification. In addition, any participant who does not have certification in cardiopuimonary resuscitation or the first aid module must enroll in these courses. While most courses are taught at the instructor leveL the school also offers basic courses in small craft canoeing and sailing and basic scuba. Special evening lectures will feature distinguished professional?, nationally recognized experts, and authors in aquatics and related fields. ' The public is invited to. attend the lectures in Zink Theatre al IUP, beginning 8:30 on the appointed evenings. There is no charge. Worth their weight in fish Did John Petro, daughter Janessa and son Chance, in top photo, enjoy the same fisherkid's luck as the young'uns below? Sarah Kunkle, 6, of Purchase Line, and T.J. McAdoo, 5, of Indiana, were tops in the girls' and boys' divisions Sunday during the Sportsmen's Club of Indiana's annual Kiddies' Free Fishing Day Sunday at the club park and dam near Penn Run. Sarah, daughter of Mike and Denise Kunkle, gives her darnedest to hoist catches of 16 3 A and 15% pounds, while T.J., son of Rick and Carry McAdoo, holds on to his 16V4-pound winner. (Gazette photos by Fisher) Cancer auction: golf, gourmet and groceries The local chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its fifth annual Greatest Auction on Earth at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Rustic Lodge on Route 286 south." A silent auction will be held from 6-7 p.m., with the main auction, this year in the form of two separate sales in two Rustic Lodge dining rooms, scheduled from 7-8:30. R.M. (Pete) Stewart and Charles Stewart will serve as auctioneers. Featured at the event will be merchandise donated by merchants and individuals and tangible items as well as certificates for services to be used later. Certificates are not redeemable for cash, sponsors of the event said. All proceeds will go to the Indiana County chapter of the American Cancer Society. Sponsors said today some of the unique auction features will be: A Golfer's Delight at the Oakmont Country Club, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Delaney and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Toretti. Two couples are invited to join the Delaneys and Torettis for 18 holes of golf on one of the top 10 courses in the country. The group will enjoy cocktails and hors d'ourves on the patio overlooking the scenic 18th green, with an elegant dinner marking conclusion of the day. A Mexican Wedding Feast, donated by Barbara and Joe Mack. "What more can we say than another fantastic dinner for six prepared by Joe Mack." sponsors said. A Russian Dinner for Six. donated by Dorothy and Allan Campbell. A seven-course Russian feast from start to finish with fine wines. This is a traditional classic "White" Russian meal with expected "French" incluence from the 18th and 19th centuries. A Party Aboard the East Broad Top Railroad, donated by Kovalchick Salvage Co. You and your guests will be transported to Orbisonia, Pa., by motor coach where you will board the East Broad Tof> Rail- road for a delightful afternoon of sight-seeing and socializing. Box lunches are included. Limit is 44 people. Chesapeake Bay Fresh Seafood Extravaganza, donated by Jonathan and Kathleen Mack. The Macks cordially invite six persons to Club Nolo to enjoy a gourmet feast featuring the fruits of the sea and the spirits of the vine. An Exclusive Evening of Baseball, donated by the Savings & Trust Co. The Savings & Trust Co, will be host to six persons on Sept. 11 in an enclosed super box at Three Rivers Stadium to see the Pirates play Chicago. Dinner in Pittsburgh' precedes the game. Two-Minute Shopping Spree, donated by the Wayne Avenue Riverside. Grab your cart and cross the line into two minutes of free shopping at Riverside Supermarket. Tobacco products are not included. Dinner for Four, donated by the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Co. Dinner will be served to four people at Chestnut Ridge Inn, Blairsville. Progressive Dinner and House Tour, donated by Betty and Tom Clay, Jany Jane a'nd Bill Gatti. and Linda and Chuck Spadafora. Eight Continued on page 20 Palmer still listed serious Bain Palmer. 56, Marion Center RD 1. is listed in serious condition this morning at the Latrobe Hospital, where he was taken following an auto mishap at 3:31 p.m. Friday on Route 119 in Rayne Township near Home. Palmer was the driver of an auto that was struck by a truck loaded with shale. He was taken to Indiana Hospital and then transferred to the Latrobe Area Hospital where he remains in the intensive care unit. Arson suspected at house in Chevy Chase Seven blazes, including three structure fires early today, kept area firemen busy during the weekend. The summary: Arson is suspected in a fire that leveled a home on Shadyside Avenue, Chew Chase, shortly before 2 a.m. today. Destroyed in the blaze was a IVz-story frame house owned by Ed Gullace. The building was engulfed when firemen from Indiana's Companies 1 and 4 arrived. It was the second call at the structure in less than a month. On May 17. firemen were called out about 9:30 p.m. for a fire thought to have started in the furnace area. The Richard Blystone family was living there at the time of the first fire.'but the building was unoccupied when the second blaze broke out. Firemen said power to the structure was shut off after the first fire. McGEES MILLS — A home in McGees Mills owned by Don Ritenour of Mahaffey suffered moderate damage after a fire broke out at 1:30 a.m. today. According to a spokesman at the Mahaffey Fire Hall, there were no injuries reported. The Ritenour family was out of state at the time of the fire. The fire was under control after firefighters from Mahaffey, Burnside and Glen Campbell remained on the scene for about 1 % hours. MOSS CREEK — A fire broke out at the Farrel Lumber Co. in Moss Creek 2:30 a.m. today. Damage was reported to be extensive, but no other information was available as of press time today. ARMAGH — A weekend fire caused relatively minor damage to the rear bedroom of a mobile home in the Howard Trailer Court in Armagh. The fire, discovered shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, was confined to the closet area of the bedroom. Some clothes were destroyed in the blaze, but most damage resulted from smoke, firemen said. The state fire marshal is scheduled to visit the site today to determine the cause of the fire. The structure is owned and occupied Beulah St. Clair and Velma Robinson. ARMAGH — Armagh firemen also were called out about 3:25 a.m. Sunday when a fire in a fuse box was reported at a residence along Route 22 east. Damage was minor, with some wiring being burnt between the main line into the house and the breaker box. The name of the resident was unavailable. Firemen from Indiana's Company 3 responded to a call at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, when a pile of brush was burning at Mack Community Park. It is not known how the fire started, but it was contained to the brush pile and there was no damage. SEWARD — Seward volunteer firemen responded to an alarm about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, but the fire turned out to be a controlled burn of brush and tires in the area of Indiana and 10th streets. The sawmill remains standing at left following a fire at the Parrel Lumber Co. in Moss Creek this morning. (Gazette photo by Peel) A Saturday fire resulted in minor damage to a mobile home in the Howard Trailer Court in Armagh. (Gaze He photo by Fisher)

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