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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania Saturday May 2,2015weston continued from Page Al a i think he was the smoothest broadcaster that this town has Ever seen a Clark said. A the was smooth and likeable and Many people never met him but they loved forever radio general manager Dave Davies called Weston a the Circle he was Well respected in and knew is absolutely phenomenal a Davies said. Rich Deleo worked with Weston for 34 years. They were hired at the same time by Warta and became a instant friends a said Deleo who was impressed with Weston a flexibility. Quot he was always Able to adapt to anything Quot Deleo the Public address announcer at Peoples natural Gas Field said. A when decisions were made about the local sports scene he just said a you just have to go with whether it was new technology or the Way things were produced he just went with the Days at work Weston a drive and passion for sports often had him burning the Candle at both ends of the Day. Head sign off from Dubois following a midweek High school basketball game at 9 20 . And be at the radio station for his morning shift by 5 . A i remember once he did an Altoona High football game on a Friday night left at to and then drove to Boston to see his son Andy play for Lafayette a Diandrea said. Andy Whetsel a Charlies real last name was Whetsel his radio name was Weston a was recovering from an ankle injury that Day and Only saw the Field for three plays. A this kids came first a Diandrea said a no matter Weston did High school play by play from 1981 through the 2014 football season before forever discontinued coverage of Scholastic basketball games. A a it a a huge loss a Phil Riccio athletic director at Altoona area High school said. A a he a been the voice of lie right prescription to protect mid grow your wealth. A Jou wifi Alrey a for Over to Adelphia ugh Afrie Quot is Hila the Pilous advisor. Our lunge in a e canted a i but web j lure and the right Chou e s fran Don t miss the wealth amp health show every saturday a with Michael Wall 9 am 10 am on a Fig 1290 1 a Dow Imam sub local Altoona Mirror a Page a3 Well respected likeable Mirror file photo Charlie Weston shown Here in the press Box at mansion Park began broadcasting Altoona area High school sports in 1981. The Mountain Lions forever and he s been such a positive part of the school districts family. It hurts All of current Altoona football coach John Franco called Weston a death a unreal a saying the family was optimistic As recently As sunday. Quot All through my first tenure at Altoona Charlie was the main Guy there. And even when i was at Tyrone head be in touch and when i came Back Here he was one of the first Guys to bring me up to Date a Franco said. A a he a one of those local icons and when you hear his voice you Felt like you were at Home. I done to know How the area is going to replace him. A i said one time that Charlie is to local radio sports what Jimmy Lane was to the written Lane who retired As the Mirror sports editor in 2002 but has remained a contributor since spent Many a night beside Weston at the Altoona fieldhouse. A Charlie was always a really Good Guy a Lane said. A occasionally he got upset with the officials As we All do but he was a real gentleman and a credit to his profession. He will be really missed especially around Altoona High Art Taneyhill had a unique perspective and Friendship with Weston. He went from being in charge of the lady lion and Mountain lion programs to following retirement spending 14 years As Weston a color analyst Quot i always enjoyed Charlie doing the games at the Field House and when he asked me to do the color i jumped at the Chance a Taneyhill said a nobody was More prepared. Both Cern Maier and Charlie were excellent announcers. They a have starting lineups and know How to pronounce names and they were very easy to work with. And in the years i dealt with them they never were negative about any passion for poker in addition to broadcasting Weston became enamoured with gambling once winning $10,000 in a world series of poker event and began writing a weekly poker column for the Mirror about five years ago. A i did no to know anything about off track betting for horses and when Texas hold Mem came around he got involved with that and a lot of our trips were entered around casinos and horse racing tracks a Taneyhill said. A that was his second a Pittsburgh native Weston and his wife would have been married 40 years on sunday. A nothing in the world was More important to him than his family a Clark said. A the loved his family and was so proud of his the Westons have three children a Brian Andy and Jenyfer a and two grandchildren. Andy Whetsel said his family never minded sharing their dad on game nights. A the loved the Community a Andy said. A the fact that he could link everybody together is what he loved to do. That a Why he got into broadcasting. He loved this Community and thought of it As a a moment of silence was held before Friday nights West Central coaches track amp Field meet As Well As the Altoona curve game. Funeral arrangements Are pending but an obituary will be published in sundays alcohol was sold in Brooklyn continued from Page Al Urrutia Garcia and a co conspirator used the stolen credit card information to buy roughly $20,000 Worth of Beer from the Lake Placid area police said and they allegedly bought $10,000 More in Bethesda my. Urrutia Garcia then shipped the Beer to Brooklyn n.y., where it was a taken to private grocery stores a state police said. Dobson said he has read of similar cases in other areas. When suspicious workers in Lake Placid contacted police officers waited for the pickup and arrested the suspects dec. 12, Dobson said. A once these individuals came up to pick up their liquor order. We were waiting for them a he said. Urrutia Garcia is in Federal immigration and customs enforcement custody awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania state police said. He faces felony charges for receiving stolen property and conspiracy to use the stolen credit card. Police in new York state charged him and his co conspirator with grand larceny Dobson said. Song of Zion concert canal Basin Park Hollidaysburg sunday May 17th at 5 00pm sponsored by Zion lutheran Church 114 if 1-01 la a a Bawrs i 114 Vivian or pu#u4i�vm�

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