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Drug sweep nets 12; four more remain at large

SHANK

SMITH

Following a year-long investigation into multiple cases involving the distribution of dangerous drugs in Jefferson County, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C vice unit, assisted by elements of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force, arrested 12 people Wednesday and are seeking four more.

The sweep extended throughout Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

At press time, four of those for whom warrants have been issued remain at large and state police ask that anyone with information regarding their whereabouts contact the PSP office in Punxsutawney at (814) 938-0510.

Those arrested were:

p Michelle Houston, 43, Falls Creek, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Jerri Nelson, 37, DuBois, on charges of conspiracy-possession with intent to deliver.

p Jeremy Pruszko, 31, Penfield, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Caylia Shank, 26, Punxsutawney, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance.

p Scott Brosius, 40, Brookville, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Chelsea Chestnut, 30, Brookville, on charges of conspiracy-possession with intent to deliver, endangering the welfare of a child.

p Zachary Clinchoc, 29, currently incarcerated, on charges of conspiracy-possession with intent to deliver.

p Vincent Foringer, 20, DuBois, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Glenn Fox, 30, Reynoldsville, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance.

p Tyler Fox, 20, Clarion, on charges of conspiracy-possession with intent to deliver.

p Calvin Keeder, 35, currently incarcerated, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Samantha Lucas, 26, Brookville, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.

p Brian Robinson, 36, Punxsutawney, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child.

p Avarea Smith, 20, currently incarcerated, on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

p Michael White, 32, currently incarcerated, on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance.

p A 16-year old female, Reynoldsville, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device.


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Relay for Life to take place Saturday in Brookville

BROOKVILLE — Knocking Cancer off the Board is the theme for the 2018 Relay for Life, which will be held this Saturday, August 4, at Brookville’s Town Square.

The Relay will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Presenting the colors at this year’s ceremony will be the American Legion Honor Guard.

During the opening ceremony the winner of this year’s Paint the Town Purple contest will be announced.

Team captains and members will be introduced, followed by the Power of Purple Lap.

A full schedule of activities has been planned for the day, beginning with selfie laps at 11:30 a.m. Everyone at the Relay will be encouraged to take a selfie and post it to all their friends, inviting them to come to the Relay.

There will be a concession stand at the Relay and Pine Creek firemen will be selling chicken dinners, beginning at noon, for $9. There will also be other food, snacks and drinks available.

In keeping with this year’s theme, a number of giant board games will be played during the afternoon. Games will include Yahtzee, Jenga, corn hole, dominoes and checkers at noon; Sorry at 2 p.m., Connect Four at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Tic Tac Toe, at 3 p.m., Battleship at 3;30 p.m. and Scattegories at 4 p.m. A twisted scavenger hunt will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those planning to play should take a chair.

The survivor ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the survivors’ celebration in the Zion Church (old borough building behind the Town Square). The reception is open to all cancer survivors and their guest. Survivors may register for the reception until 4:45 p.m.

At 9 p.m. the Luminaria Ceremony will be held, to remember those who have lost their battle and to honor loved ones still in the battle with cancer. There will be a quiet time and lighting of the candles, with a power point presentation. Bags for the Luminaria Ceremony will be available until 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for raffle baskets will be sold throughout the day, with winners to be announced at 8:30 p.m.

The closing ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.

The Relay for Life is an annual community event held to increase awareness of cancer and to raise money to help fight the disease. Relays are held each year by volunteers in 27 countries around the world.

All events in this year’s Relay for Life are free and open to the public.


Alex Nelson 

The CREATE Brookville Farmer’s and Artisan’s market is held in the Town Square twice a month. The farmers market, which is held the first and third Friday of each month from June to October, will be taking place this Friday. There are 12-15 vendors as well as musical entertainment and more.

Brookville Farmer’s Market


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Jeff Tech approved to offer free breakfast, lunch for students

REYNOLDSVILLE — Jeff Tech vo-tech has been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

This program allows the school to provide a free breakfast and lunch each day to all students. No paperwork is required for the parents or guardians to complete — all students will receive free meals automatically.

In order to receive free meals, students need to select the correct food components to qualify as a complete meal under established guidelines.

At breakfast, students need to select at least three items from the four types of food groups, and one of these items must be 1/2 cup of fruit or juice. The four food groups that make a free breakfast are grain, grain or meat, fruit and/or juice and milk.

The lunch requirements are similar, except students must select at least three items the from five food groups, and at least one item must be 1/2 cup of fruit or 1/2 cup of a vegetable. If a student does not take the correct components, the school is required to charge regular prices for each individual item.

The staff at Jeff Tech will help the students make the correct selections so that they can receive a free meal.

In addition to the free healthy lunch and breakfast meals, students can continue to purchase additional food, snack and drink items at a la carte prices but must have money on their lunch account to purchase these items.

Jeff Tech offers a variety of breakfast choices including breakfast pizza, bagels, yogurt parfaits, eggs and many other items. We also offer a large variety of choices at lunch such as sandwich bar, salads, pizza, entrees, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

As in past school years, students have the option of paying for additional items in the serving line or depositing money into their lunch account online.