Hospice of Warren County, a non-profit affiliate of Warren General Hospital, received contributions during January in memory of: Jimmy Bancroft, Robert Brenan, MaryAnn Buerkle, Sam Cerando, Angelo Ceriola, Spike Cole, Marcia Cosmano, Helen Culbertson, Lawrence Curtin, Deborah Curtis, Bob Denardi, Richard Eck, Judy Dicembre Ekey, Bob Fields, Arthur Flick, Nora Fors, Eric Frid, Maxine Frid, Rudy Gerbec, Donald Gheres, Howard Godfrey, Lua Haight, Clyde Harman, Laura Harper, Mary Himmler, Beattie "Bea" Jarvis, Theresa Juliano, Gordon Kay, Robert Kreitzbender, Thomas Lynn, Eunice Martin, Fred Martin, Joanne Martin, Sherry Mayers, Rachel McElhattan, Edward "Mitch" Mitchell, Eleanor Morris, Carl Nelson, Marion Nelson, Carolyn Nyberg, Thomas O'Brien, Robert Orth Sr., Audry Papalia, Meredith Pizer, Peter Polley, Bobby Reitz, Bucky Samuelson, Jim Scalise, Albert Schenck, Jack Schorman, Jim Schorman, Duane Shoffner, Cathy Smith, George Spangler, Rick Stanko, Gary Stone, Nancy Stone, Bonnie Streich, Ann Tomassone, Mary Tomassone, Tom Tomassone, Victoria Tomassone, Gladys Yoder, Melvin Yoder, and Susan Young.
Donations were also given in honor of Robert Dietsch and Kay Smith on her 98th birthday.
Donations can be made at Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, Pa. 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Donations support the comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Service, DeFrees Support Program, and extensive bereavement services.
USAF Pgh. closure
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The U.S. Air Force plans to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh.
The Air Force says in a statement Friday that it plans to retire or transfer all seven C-130H2 aircraft from the base over the next two years.
The Pittsburgh Air National Guard Base will remain open, but four KC-135 aircraft from that base will also be retired.
Master Sgt. Mark Winklosky, a spokesman for the 911th Wing, says no information has been released yet about personnel changes at the base.
The changes are part of a long-term plan to reduce military budgets.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say an intruder entered a woman's home and groped her in the shower before she was able to scare him away.
Police say the woman's front door was unlocked when the incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at a residence on the South Side, a working class neighborhood that has been redeveloped with numerous bars, restaurants and clubs.
The man didn't have a weapon, but police say he was wearing a hooded sweat shirt which he used to cover his face when he stepped into the shower with the 23-year-old woman and grabbed her from behind.
Police believe the suspect is a white man in his early 20s, but they've yet to identify a suspect or arrest anyone.
337 wings in 30 minutes
Kobayashi downs record 337 wings at Pa. Wing Bowl
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Competitive-eating champ Takeru Kobayashi (tah-kah-roo koh-bee-yah-shee) conquered Philadelphia's annual gustatory gorge-fest by eating 337 chicken wings in a half-hour before a crowd of nearly 20,000 at Wing Bowl XX.
The Japanese phenom demolished the record of 255 set last year by Jonathan "Super" Squibb.
The Friday morning extravaganza drew thousands to the Wells Fargo Center before sunrise to watch competitors stuff themselves with chicken wings.
Kobayashi claimed a $20,000 cash prize for his victory. It was the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest champ's first time competing at Wing Bowl, though he consumed a cheesesteak in 24 seconds as part of an eating exhibition last year.
Squibb had been trying to win his fourth consecutive Wing Bowl crown, but the Berlin, N.J., man finished a distant second with 271 wings.