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ROUTE 119 BRIDGE OPEN FOR TRAVEL

August 29, 2013

As PennDOT promised, the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in the Punxsutawney Borough opened Thursday evening.

While the road is now open, motorists are asked to use caution and be alert for flaggers, as paving is still underway on the roadway improvement project.

MAHONING STREET WRECK

August 29, 2013

A three-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Virginia Avenue and East Mahoning Street on Thursday afternoon.

Punxsy Borough Police said that a four-door Cadillac was stopped and waiting to turn onto Virginia Avenue, with another vehicle stopped behind.

The accident occurred when a 17-year-old juvenile — who police say was distracted and didn't notice that the cars were stopped — hit the the vehicle in front of him, which led that vehicle to hit the Cadillac.

The 17-year-old juvenile suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

Familiar Faces Friday! CINDY DEPP-HUTCHINSON

August 29, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Cindy Depp-Hutchinson.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You may recognize Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, from the recent Library Hot Dog Days event held at Fezell’s County Market, or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Born and raised in Punxsutawney, she is a 1981 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

Joan Pearce, 73

August 29, 2013

Joan Pearce, 73, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Oct. 19, 1939, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Elva N. (McCarty) Mallory.

On Sept. 21, 1958, she married Harvey L. Pearce, who survives.

She was a member of the Steffy United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed bingo, her family, auctions, sewing, baking and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a former employee of Wal-Mart.

Route 36 rivalry resumes tonight

August 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Rivalries. They're one of the best, most intense happenings in the sports' world.

On any level of play, in any sport, you see these rivalries take place each year.

Michigan vs. Ohio State and Auburn vs. Alabama exemplify rivalries in major collegiate athletics. The same can be said on the hardwood with the battles that the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils have
endured over the years.

The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalance still have a hatred rivalry, dating back to the mid-90s and the epic playoff battles that ensued.

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