Archive - 2013
Punxsutawney Borough Police and the Central Fire Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at 3:56 p.m. Friday along West Mahoning Street.
Police said the pedestrian, a 17-year-old female, suffered minor injuries, and the driver will not be charged.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
J. Kipp Lukehart, 67, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1945, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Joseph M. and Jeanne (Bidwell) Lukehart.
On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Sharyn M. â€śShugâ€ť McLaughlin, who survives.
He was a member of the Weber Club, Corn Cob Club, the Punxsutawney Country Club and the Jefferson County BAR Association. He was also a former district attorney for Jefferson County.
Quay E. States, 90, of Berlin Center, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Humility House Nursing Home in Austintown, Ohio.
Mr. States was born July 6, 1923, in Juneau, a son of the late Albert and Violet (Gaston) States.
He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" States.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Carol Champion of Chandler,
Ariz., and Donna Cook of N. Jackson, Ohio; two brothers, Jack
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.
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 â€” who police say was distracted and didn't notice that the cars were stopped â€” 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.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Cindy Depp-Hutchinson.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You may recognize Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, from the recent Library Hot Dog Days event held at Fezellâ€™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, 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting heard objections from parents of Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) football players concerning not receiving enough food during the summer practice sessions.
Read the full story in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stopped by Jefferson County on Wednesday as part of a statewide effort to update his constituents on the situation in Washington, D.C., and to talk with them about their own needs and concerns.
Read his thoughts on the economy and more in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.