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A man of many hats: Grusky recognized for a pair of 25th-anniversary teams

August 17, 2012

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — These days, you may best recognize him as "Big Chill," a member of Punxsy Phil's Groundhog Club Inner Circle, but long before he was such an integral part of Punxsy's biggest party, Jason Grusky was on the radar of members of the community for a different reason: his impressive athletics career at Punxsutawney Area High School.

Firefighters kick into gear in effort to help with fight against MD

August 17, 2012

By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY —It used to be called the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy;" now, it is now called "MDA Show Of Strength."

According to the Muscular Dystrophy(MD) website: "Show of Strength" is a three-hour prime-time broadcast special that will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 on various television stations throughout the country.

One last show: The Dayton Fair concludes today

August 17, 2012

Mahoning Shadow Trail ‘Free and Fun Day’ set for Sunday

August 17, 2012

By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

FORDHAM — What two things do you hope for most when you learn of an event that may be taking place?

If you said it's free, and it's fun, then you'll want to attend the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association's "Free and Fun Day" to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fordham trail head of the Mahoning Shadow Trail, said Susan Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area Rails to Trails Association secretary.

Joseph L. "Bud" Hottel, 80

August 17, 2012

Joseph L. "Bud" Hottel, 80, of Warren, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Warren Manor in Warren.

He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Brookville, a son of the late Lowell O. Hottel and Helen G. (Snyder) Hottel-Brown.

He was a licensed practical nurse at Warren State Hospital.

Mr. Hottel was raised by his grandparents, James and Elva Snyder.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Joyce Thomas of Punxsutawney; and a brother, Donald E. Hottel of Westerville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Hottel and Eugene Hottel; and a sister, Judith E. Hottel.

Meredith Means, 85

August 17, 2012

Meredith Means, 85, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Frostburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

She completed her medical training in histology in Boston, Mass., and was employed as a medical technician with various practices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California, Texas and Florida during her working career.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth Bixler of Vail, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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