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April 30th

Lady Chucks blister Lady Owls softball

April 30, 2013

BRADFORD — A long road trip always goes faster and is much more enjoyable after a resounding victory.

The Lady Chucks blistered the host Lady Owls, 20-1 for the 15-run four-inning mercy rule in Bradford on Tuesday.

Punxsy produced four scores to open the contest before each team pushed across a single second-inning tally for a 5-1 score.

The Lady Chucks exploded for nine runs in the third before adding a decisive six more to earn the going away 20-1 win.

Punxsy (8-2) posted 15 hits coming from nine different players on the roster.

Beavers volley past Chucks in tennis

April 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The battling Chucks gave it a valiant effort, but a good and deep Beavers boys' tennis squad volleyed to the win, 9-0, on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

"DuBois has an incredible program. They are solid from the top to the bottom of their roster," noted Punxsy head coach Lisa Good.

The two biggest Chucks' match highlights came at the second and fourth doubles matchups.

In the second doubles pairing, Jared Burkett and Josh Smith hung tough throughout the match and stayed tight with DuBois. The Punxsy pair took four games but fell short, 4-8.

PAHS’ Renee Belisky honored by Legion for Supreme Court Essay

April 30, 2013

Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.

Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.

Update: Police seeking information on Lily’s break-in; local business owners offering reward for information that leads to suspect(s)

April 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.

According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.

Local scout troop tours Spirit facility

April 30, 2013

Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spirit’s offices to take a tour of the facility.

Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper — from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.

The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.

FCOG offering Free Clothing Days this weekend

April 30, 2013

It’s that time again for clothing lovers who love a good bargain.

This Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon will be "Free Clothing Days" at the First Church of God.

The event is being coordinated by Shelley Rowan (pictured here), who has been doing it for the past 5 to 6 years.

She has received help from members of her congregation, as well as the PAHS Key Club members.

The event is held in the spring and fall and offers free clothing, shoes, purses and other accessories.

Darien A. Neal, 43

April 30, 2013

Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.

He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.

Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.

He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.

He enjoyed playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.

Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.

He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, and he always spoke well of others.

Marvin E. Richardson, 82

April 30, 2013

Marvin E. Richardson, 82, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 12, 1930, in Johnsonburg, a son of the late Lee and Jennie (Yohe) Richardson.

July 1, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Mary Virginia (Reece) Richardson, who survives, of Rossiter.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Marvin was a 1949 graduate of Marion Center High School.

He was the owner of Marvin's Used Cars since 1977, and in 1991, began operating Marvin's Garage with his son Dan.

Local business owners concerned over recent rash of break-ins

April 30, 2013

Police are looking into a break-in at Lily's Restaurant and Bakery in Punxsutawney, where a "substantial amount of cash" was lost early this morning, according to a report by WPXZ 104.1 FM.

The station reported that this is the second recent break-in at Lily's and one of several reported at local businesses of late.

The report also says that Lily's, Walker Auto Parts, Subway and ISDA have been victimized and that a "substantial reward" is being offered by business owners for any information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible.

April 29th

Indiana Co. woman wants to help area parents get a ‘GRASP’ on grief

April 29, 2013

INDIANA — Susan Kelly is a woman who knows that the worst kind of grief comes from losing a child. Even worse, perhaps, is losing that child to drugs.

That is exactly what happened to Kelly, when her beloved son, Daniel "Hat" Cernic, died at the age of 23 from a heroin overdose in 2005.

To this very day, Kelly grieves for the child she lost to something that has taken so many young lives.

Kelly, a mental health therapist and self-employed mental health consultant, worked for 22 years at the Indiana Guidance Center.

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