â˘ Close enough â Gov. Tom Corbett signed a new state budget, reaching his goal of enacting a 2011-12 spending plan before the new fiscal year began â by 15 minutes. It was the first time a state budget had been passed on time in eight years, those eight during the administration of former Gov. Ed Rendell.
â˘ With the help of Punxsy Phil, his co-handler John Griffiths and a fake front page, Jeff White proposed to his girlfriend, Sarah OâDonnell, both of Pittsburgh, in front of The Spiritâs âPhantastic Phil!â And she said yes.
The Punxsy boysâ basketball team overcame a late Clarion lead to win the 17th-annual Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic, 53-52, Thursday in Punxsutawney. Pictured here is the entire team with the championship trophy.