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Truck hauling oil, antifreeze flips onto trail

October 31, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The driver of a box truck hauling petroleum products lost control at approximately 2:35 p.m. Monday while traveling north on Indiana Hill (Route 119) and crashed into the guardrail on the bridge, which caused the truck to flip over and land on the Mahoning Shadow Trail below.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, the truck was driven by Gerald Luchini, Weedville, for Windward Petroleum of Ridgway and was carrying barrels filled with oil and antifreeze, which spilled into a small stream that flows into the Mahoning Creek.

Man, 70, dies in fire

October 31, 2011

MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP — A McCalmont Township man lost his life Sunday in a fire that spread quickly and severely damaged his home at 3498 Graffius Avenue Extension.

Harry L. Hibbard, 70, McCalmont Township, was pronounced dead at the scene by Jefferson County Coroner Bernard Snyder.

Snyder said Hibbard died due to smoke inhalation.

According to McCalmont Township Fire Chief Orrie Manners, the home was fully involved when he arrived on scene, and there had been a fatality.
The man was unable to escape the flames, and firefighters were unable to reach him in time.

As winter advances, so does progress on Grace Place

October 31, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Progress continues at a rapid rate on the Grace Place senior living apartment complex located at Pine Street and North Gilpin Street as numerous public officials, including Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, 5th Congressional district, along with Rep. Sam Smith, speaker of the Pennsylvania House, received a tour Friday.

Thompson said Grace Place being constructed in Punxsy, and not out of town, makes it a great asset to the community.

Creative Garden daycare to nurture children, help them grow

October 31, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mere days away from Halloween, the youngsters at Creative Garden LLC, Airport Road, Bell Township, donned their costumes Friday for some special guests who helped celebrate a ribbon-cutting for their pre-school/daycare facility.

Owner Erin Cameron was joined by friends, family, staff and the children, of course, as she celebrated the culmination of a dream borne from baby-sitting children in her home in 2006, before earning her facility license in 2007.

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