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November 2nd

CORBETT ELECTED GOVERNOR

November 3, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Tom Corbett defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for Pennsylvania governor while Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey remained locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday’s general election.

Corbett, 61, a career prosecutor who has been the state attorney general since 2005, ran largely on his office’s probe of legislative corruption. Onorato, 49, the elected executive of Allegheny County since 2004, touted his success in streamlining bureaucracy and holding the line on property taxes.

Committee foresees no new tax increase

November 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Property owners in the Borough of Punxsutawney will be happy to know that there will be no tax increase next year.

Borough Manager Ben White reported Tuesday during Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Legal & Finance Committee meeting that tax millage will not increase again this year for the fifth-straight year.

Council President Susan Glessner said the last increase in millage was raised by only one mill in 2007.

White added that there was one change in the budget in regards to millage.

Graffius Avenue Structure Fire

November 2, 2010

Today at 10:45 a.m. Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to 211 Graffius Avenue for a fully involved structure fire. All occupants were out of the building. The American Red Cross was called in for assistance. See tomorrow's Spirit for more details.

November 1st

Weaver ruling delayed due to solicitor’s absence

November 1, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The members of the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission were unable to shed any new light on the appeal from former Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Sean Weaver regarding his not being hired on a permanent basis by borough council due to the absence of the solicitor at Monday’s meeting.

Commission Chairman Bill Leiberton and members Mike Ruffner and Rich Alexander were in attendance for the meeting in which they were scheduled to vote on hearing Weaver’s appeal from the Oct. 4 meeting.

OPENING A NEW HOME

November 1, 2010

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Alternative Fuel Solutions of Pennsylvania located at 6162 Colonel Drake Highway in Mahaffey last Friday. Alternative Fuel offers compressed natural gas fuel conversion for vehicles and equipment. John Rensel, a partner in Alternative Fuel with Dennis O’Donnell, said that the shallow well natural gas formation can be taken right out of the ground and put through a filter or a dryer, and put right into your vehicle. Shown at the ribbon-cutting are (front, from left): State Rep.

FUNNY FRIES

November 1, 2010

Nothing goes better with french fries than an entire bottle of ketchup as Adem Kural (left) and Noah Johnson proved that Saturday when they won second place for the Funniest Costume category after Saturday’s Halloween parade in downtown Punxsy. (Photo by Frank Foreman/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

October 31st

Looking Good!

October 31, 2010

Over a month of hard work paid off for this group of 18 as they earned first place in the Best Group category for their detailed costumes from “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday at Barclay Square. Winning the award were (front, from left) Lisa Collins-Rising, Brianna Stitt, Annabelle Wooster; (second row) Kayla Ackerson, Sydney Sikora, Tonya Patterson, James Collins, Jeremey Rising; (third row) Cindy Jobe, Bob Lydic, Miranda Powell, holding Buddy the dog, Katrina Mumau, Maryann Mumau, Jackie Sikora; (back) Kyle Jobe, Caleb Jobe, Kelsy Mumau and Jack Mumau.

Way Back When

October 31, 2010

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(January 15, 1896)
SOMETHING OF A SNAKE
A Clarion Man Tells Rather
a Peculiar Story

The Clarion Jacksonian says: “We were fearful lest Scott McLaughlin would not be able to furnish us with a first-class snake story this year, but late last night he wakened the snake editor and gave him this:

Police hold seat belt check at PAHS

October 31, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students at Punxsutawney Area High School passed a very important test Friday, and it had nothing to do with their future plans, as a seat belt safety check was held by Punxsutawney Borough Police while students began head home.

Shawn Houck, safety officer for PennDOT District 10, assisted with planning the safety check with Punxsutawney Police Chief Tom Fedigan.

Houck said that it is very important to remind young drivers to to always buckle up.

October 29th

HALLOWEEN HAIR

October 30, 2010

Stylists at Alicia’s Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling festive Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch

 

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