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Thompson to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This evening, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

In anticipation of the event, The Spirit has featured the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is Cliff Thompson.

Thompson earned eight letters while attending PAHS, including three in football, three in wrestling and two in baseball.

Police: Two die in separate wrecks

April 19, 2013

FALLS CREEK & WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Reynoldsville man and a 59-year-old Howard man died Thursday and Friday in two separate Jefferson County wrecks, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Douglas M. Horner, 31, Reynoldsville, was traveling westbound on Route 950 at a high rate of speed at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, while Betty E. Pasierb, 80, Falls Creek, was eastbound.

Police said Pasierb failed to see Horner's 2011 Yamaha motorcycle approaching, and she attempted to make a left turn onto 6th Street.

Western PA CARES among agencies promoting Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The month of April is perhaps best known as the beginning of spring, but for children across the country, it also marks something much more important — National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month came to be in the early 80s, when Congress began to recognize the devastating rate at which children were being abused and neglected.

Minor injuries reported in two-car fender bender

April 19, 2013

Minor injuries were suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Snyder Hill Road and Route 119.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Dodge Neon driven by James Downey, 26, of Kane, was traveling north on Route 119 when a Buick driven by Claire Schrock, 95, Valier, turned in front of Downey, causing a two-vehicle collision in the intersection.

Police said Downey's vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service, and Schrock's vehicle was able to be driven.

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