February 15th, 2015
Here are some events coming up this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
â€¢ Monday: Big Run Council Meeting at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Monday: Sykesville Council Meeting at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Monday: Educational Achievement Meeting at 4 p.m.
â€¢ Tuesday: Ribbon Cutting at The Wind Crest Bed and Breakfast at 9 a.m.
â€¢ Tuesday: Gran Bon Rien Music at DuBois Penn State University at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Wednesday: Athletic Committee Meeting at 6 p.m.
â€¢ Thursday: Questions for Kids, Officer Phil Safety Program at SS.C.D. at 8:30 a.m.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Cute & Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards
DUBOIS â€” A 20-year-old Punxsutawney man and a 19-year-old Kersey man have been charged with arson and other related counts in connection with a DuBois fire that caused approximately $500,000 worth of damages to Gibby's Warehouse, according to a release on the Clearfield County District Attorney's website.
William A. Shaw Jr., the Clearfield County DA, identified the defendants as Zachary Thomas Coombs, 20, of Big Run Prescottville Road, Punxsutawney, and Timothy James Young, 19, of Kersey.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” A two-vehicle accident sent several people to an area trauma center following a head-on collision that occurred at 4:52 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 119 at the intersection with Yates Road, Young Township.
According to PSP-Punxsutawney, a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Edward L. Wonderling III, 29, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 and crossed into the south bound lane of travel and struck a silver 2012 Jeep Compass head on, driven by Phyllis L. Quick, 50, Punxsutawney.
Police said that both units came to rest in the south bound lane of travel.
ALBION â€” On Tuesday, the smoke from a car fire could be seen throughout the Elk Run area when the engine compartment of a vehicle on Clawson Street in Albion, Bell Township, caught fire.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to the scene at 2:33 p.m. at 599 Clawson St. when the engine overheated and caught fire.
Firefighters from Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company utilized the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) on Engine 30 to extinguish the stubborn blaze, which destroyed the vehicle.
There were no injuries, and Jefferson County EMS assisted at the scene.
The Punxsutawney Area High School wrestling team honored its seniors prior to Tuesday's match against Bradford â€”Â a match the Chucks won 53-18.
Pictured here are the seniors with their families (from left): Tristen Herndon, Walter Foster, Perry Arrington, Austin Covatch, Keegan Fisher and Travis Perry.
For a full recap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's PAHS schedule includes:
â€¢ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. DCC, 6/7:30 p.m. (Senior Night)
â€¢ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Clarion, 6/7:30 p.m.
Last Friday, the seniors at PAHS selected their Winter Sports Queen â€” Ivy Phillips. Pictured here is Phillips with her escort, Brandon Blose, reacting to the announcement that she had won.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Fire Department was recently the recipient of a donation of pet-sized oxygen masks from an area group that specializes in taking care of people and animals.
Jerry Volpe, one of the founders of the DuBois Pennsylvania Humanitarian Riders/RG Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, said the kits come with three different sizes of pet masks and will fit from small to large dogs or cats.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Pennsylvania American Water said Monday that it is no longer necessary for customers living in parts of Young Township and Punxsutawney to boil water before use. Acceptable bacteria test results were obtained from samples collected on Feb. 8 and 9, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting of the precautionary advisory.
This notice applies only to affected customers in the following areas:
â€¢ Walston Road
â€¢ Wilson Road
â€¢ Mondi Road
â€¢ Church Road
â€¢ Ellermyer Road
â€¢ Aspen Raod
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67