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Archive - Apr 4, 2013

Lady Chucks win opener, Chucks cruise to second-straight win

April 4, 2013

The Lady Chucks won their opening game against Bradford in convincing fashion, and the Chucks baseball squad downed the Owl boys' squad to improve to 2-0 on the season.

For the full recap of each story, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Punxsutawney man airlifted after Summit Road rollover

April 4, 2013

A Punxsutawney man was injured late Thursday afternoon after he lost
control of his 1987 Chevy S10 on Summit Road.

The vehicle rolled over on to its roof, causing disabling damage.

The man was transported via ambulance to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, from which he was then flown via helicopter to a trauma center.

McCalmont Township Fire Department and Punxsutawney State Police responded to the scene.

Police release names, file charges in November egging incident

April 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have released one name and filed charges related to a series of egging incidents that occurred between the dates of Nov. 17 and 18, 2012.

The incidents occurred in McCalmont Township, Young Township, Perry Township, Big Run Borough, Sykesville Borough, Reynoldsville Borough and Punxsutawney Borough in Jefferson County; Canoe Township, Banks Township, Montgomery Township and Burnside Borough in Indiana County; and DuBois City and Sandy Township in Clearfield County.

Film director Spike Lee visits Clarion University as part of cultural series

April 4, 2013

CLARION — Acclaimed film director Spike Lee delivered a presentation at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday as part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., established to provide the community with thought-provoking and
discussion-starting cultural experiences.

Lee is the award-winning, two-time Oscar-nominated director of such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” He has also worked as a producer, a writer and, occasionally, an actor.

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

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48

April 4, 2013

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

He was born June 21, 1964, in Punxsutawney, the son of James Richard Spiers and Jemima C. (Hill) Spiers.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing and working on vehicles.

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