Archive - 2010 - News Article
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” 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 Tuesdayâ€™s general election.
Corbett, 61, a career prosecutor who has been the state attorney general since 2005, ran largely on his officeâ€™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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 Councilâ€™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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 Mondayâ€™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 Weaverâ€™s appeal from the Oct. 4 meeting.
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 Oâ€™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.
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 Saturdayâ€™s Halloween parade in downtown Punxsy. (Photo by Frank Foreman/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
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 â€śThe Wizard of Ozâ€ť 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.
(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.)
(January 15, 1896)
SOMETHING OF A SNAKE
A Clarion Man Tells Rather
a Peculiar Story
The Clarion Jacksonian says: â€śWe 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:
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
Stylists at Aliciaâ€™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)