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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 […]
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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...

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 […]
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Kenneth Ray Kaber

Kenneth Ray Kaber, 81, of Venus passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the UPMC Hospital in Seneca following an extended illness. Born December 6, 1940, in Fern, Ken was the son of the late Millard and Thelma Kaber. On November 14, 1964, Ken married Crystal Strouse who survives.

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.
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Donald D. Oglesby

Donald D. Oglesby, 92, of West Home Rd., Emlenton, passed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022 at the Caring Place in Franklin. Donald was born in Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co. on November 11, 1929. He was the son of the late Samuel P. and Arena Lawrence Oglesby. He was a...
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Rev. Laurence “Larry” John Williams

Rev. Laurence “Larry” John Williams of Seneca, ended his battle with cancer at 3:35 a.m. on June 29, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family, graduating to Heaven to see His Saviour. “He fought a good fight and finished his course.”. Born on May 31, 1953,...
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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.