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Archive - Oct 25, 2012

Don't forget: Major RR crossing project begins Friday night

October 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — State Route 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.

The intersection will close at 6 p.m. Friday night, and it is expected to reopen at noon on Monday.

The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and Routes 119 and 310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.

This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.

Is field turf in the future at PAHS?

October 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Improvements to Jack F. Lamarca Stadium are still years in the future, as the Punxsutawney Area School Board discussed aluminum bleachers and a storage building that would be constructed adjacent to the stadium grounds at Wednesday's athletic committee meeting.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

PennDOT advisory: Driver license centers to be closed Nov. 5

October 25, 2012

HARRISBURG — Recently, PennDOT announced that its driver licensing centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs.

Oct. 15, the department along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing its driver licensing center employees, announced that those centers will remain closed on that day.

Police: Three killed, one injured after Clover Township wreck

October 25, 2012

SUMMERVILLE — Two Saint Marys residents and one Eldred resident were killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Route 28 east of Johns Hill Road in Clover Township, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

One other person, also from Saint Marys, was injured in the wreck.

The crash occurred as the vehicle, a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, was traveling south on Route 28 in Clover Township.

The unit was ascending an uphill grade when, for unknown reasons, it traveled into the oncoming northbound lane and then off the east berm.

Lady Chucks XC favored to capture D-IX title Saturday

October 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Being the pre-race favorite is a challenging place to be, but the Punxsy Lady Chucks cross country team will look to fulfill the hype. The Lady Chucks are favored to capture their first District IX crown since 2009 this Saturday morning in Ridgway.

The Punxsy girls head into the 2012 district championship meet with the inside track to gold based on their previous season results against the other three AA teams competing in the district — Bradford, Clearfield and Saint Marys.  

9th-grade Chucks put icing atop perfect football season

October 25, 2012

Punxsy ninth-grade defensive end Brandon Douthit and company take down a Curwensville runner on Wednesday night. The Chucks wrapped up an undefeated 8-0 season with a 33-14 win over the Golden Tide in Punxsutawney.

For the complete story on the ninth-grade game, see today's print edition of The Spirit.

County Commissioners welcome new Children and Youth Services director

October 25, 2012

The commissioners welcomed Cindy Cornwell, Jefferson County’s new director of Children and Youth Services at their latest meeting Tuesday in Brookville. Pictured (from left) are: Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik, Cornwell, Commission Chairman Paul Corbin and Commissioner Jim McIntyre.

For a full story, see today's print edition of The Spirit.

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