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Brookville Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching Young Girl

UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Brookville man is behind bars for allegedly touching a young girl inappropriately. According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 63-year-old John David Clark in Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak’s office on June 24:. – Indecent...

Mocktail party hosted to avoid impaired driving

DUBOIS, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT, The Highway Safety Network, and Penn Highlands DuBois campus joined together to host a “mocktail” party leading into the Fourth of July weekend. With DUI accidents on the rise, the mocktail party was designed to stress the dangers of impaired driving ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. “Currently, right […]

State Police Calls: Two Sigel Residents Charged Following Domestic Incident

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Area state police responded to the following calls:. Two Sigel Residents Charged Following Domestic Incident. PSP Marienville responded to a residence in Eldred Township, Jefferson County, for a domestic incident on Tuesday, June 28, around 5:08 p.m. Police say signs of recent bodily injury...

Newbie Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Route 36

BARNETT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred last Thursday on State Route 36, in Barnett Township. According to Marienville-based State Police, the crash occurred around 7:12 p.m., on Thursday, June 23, as a 1998 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy operated by 43-year-old Robert A. Hulse, of New Bethlehem, was traveling north on SR 36.

C-L School Board Votes to Eliminate Elementary Guidance Counselor Position

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion-Limestone will eliminate its elementary guidance counselor position and hire a full-time behavioral specialist. (Photos and video by Chase Steinman.) The decision was made during a special meeting of the Clarion-Limestone school board on Wednesday night. The board voted 8-1 in favor of passing the...
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PSP: Elk Co. man charged for role in other man's heroin overdose death

Elk Co., PA (WJAC) — State police in Ridgway have charged an Elk County man for his role in the overdose death of a 35-year-old man earlier this year. Troopers say Joseph Cesa Jr., 35, of Dagus Mines, is accused of delivering heroin to Aaron Christopher Johnson, who was found dead inside a Fox Township home in early February.

Police Find Meth, Paraphernalia in Punxsy Woman’s Vehicle

PUNXSUTAWNEY BORO., Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsy woman has been arrested following a traffic stop in which police found meth and other drug paraphernalia. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, troopers approached a known 45-year-old Punxsutawney woman in the parking lot of Sheetz, in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County, around 1:00 a.m.

DuBois teen helping others with Parkinson’s disease through boxing

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A teenager from DuBois is making a difference in her community by using boxing to help others face Parkinson’s disease. The WPAL Boxing and Fitness Center is a place for first responders to exercise for free but Aviana Gillaugh, Head Coach of the Parkinson’s program, is using it to help […]

Lengthy sentences for Brockway couple in child sex abuse case

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — After pleading guilty to various charges, two people were sentenced to dozens of years for raping a young girl. Justin Lucius Ratzel, 32, and Raven Nichole Jeffrey, 29, pleaded guilty to rape of a child, sexual exploitation of children, child porn and criminal conspiracy. Ratzel was sentenced to 37 to […]

Jefferson County Pair Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Sexual Abuse of Children

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. – Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett announces that, after pleading guilty to various charges including Rape of a Child, Sexual Exploitation of Children, Child Pornography, and Criminal Conspiracy, Justin Lucius Ratzel, age 32, and Raven Nichole Jeffrey, age 29, both formerly of Brockway, PA, have been sentenced.

Police: Semi Truck Driver ‘Carelessly’ Crashes Into Underpass, Flees Scene

CANOE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against a Punxsutawney semi truck driver for fleeing the scene of an accident earlier this month. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, the crash occurred around 9:32 a.m., on Wednesday, June 15, as a 2005 Mack Truck operated by 35-year-old Corwen Lane, of Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Locust Lane, in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

Large 4th of July celebration to kick off in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The “Music in the Park” will step aside on Sunday, July 3, for Brockway’s 56th annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebrations. Brockway’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration is the largest non-carnival, family-oriented event of its kind in all of Western Pennsylvania, according to the local Fourth of July Committee. It […]
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Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce

Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce, 40 of of Punxsutawney, PA. , formerly of Cambridge. Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce, 40 of Punxsutawney, formerly of Cambridge Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her home in Punxsutawney. Amanda was born July 7, 1981 in Cambridge, Ohio to Richard Dugan and Pamela Ritchey who survive. Amanda graduated in 1998 from Cambridge High School in Ohio where she played clarinet in the marching band. She moved to Punxsutawney with her husband Matt in 2006. She was very excited to be in the process of moving back to her home town of Cambridge Ohio. Amanda enjoyed life. She was an avid reader, enjoyed Star Wars, and her Baby Yoda collection. She loved Baby Yoda! Amanda liked attending yard sales, flea markets, Thrift stores, anywhere she could find a good deal. Most of all Amanda loved her family. She adored her two daughters and would spend countless hours creating memories with them whenever she could. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Matt Pearce, Punxsutawney, two daughters, Christina J. Pearce, Kayla E. Pearce, both of Punxsutawney, two sisters, Jessica M. Ritchey, OH, Stephanie L. Dickerson and husband James, OH, a brother, David H. Knight and wife Brittney, OH, sister-in-law Valerie J. Powell and husband Chris, OH, two brother-in-law’s, John M. Pearce, OH, Michael L. Pearce and wife Brittany, OK, a bonus sister Audi Guignet, Punxsutawney, two bonus daughters, Hailey Wilson and Sophia Guignet, Punxsutawney, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law Joseph and Lois Pearce, a brother-in-law Timothy Pearce and a nephew Nehemiah Dickerson. Calling hours will be from 12:00 to 2:00 on Saturday July 2, 2022 at Bundy-Law Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2:00 at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Harper officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Valerie Powell at 5901 Palmer Road, Millersport, Ohio, for future expenses of her daughters and funeral expenses.

Hearing Continued for Corsica Woman Arrested on Drug Charge Following Traffic Stop

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a Corsica woman who was arrested on a drug charge following a traffic stop in April has been continued. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 29-year-old Amber Grubb scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. was continued and will resume on Tuesday, July 12, at 9:15 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller.