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Group will host meeting over proposed 814 area code change

February 9, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Most people in the region are probably aware of a Public Utility Commission (PUC) plan to change area codes from 814 to 582, but one group is trying to alter the way that the change in enforced.

In December 2010, the PUC announced plans to divide the 814 area code, and the counties of Erie, Crawford, Warren, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Elk and McKean, as well as parts of Clearfield, Armstrong, Mercer and Indiana counties will switch to area code 582.

The changes are scheduled to take place Feb. 1, 2012, but there is growing opposition to the plan.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in assault

February 9, 2011

BROOKVILLE — In a plea bargain negotiated by her attorney and the district attorney, a former Brookville Junior-Senior High School math teacher and coach pleaded guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault Monday.

Karin Hetrick, Summerville, submitted her resignation to the school board after the mother of the then-15-year-old girl Hetrick was allegedly molesting went to police March 25, 2010.

Borough eyes paving projects when weather breaks

February 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast of an early spring has brought hope that winter is almost over. Another sign is the discussion of which roads should to be paved when spring does arrive.

Tuesday, Roger Steele, chairman of Punxsy Borough Council’s Public Works Committee, said until the snow and ice is gone, it will be difficult to determine the condition of many borough streets.

New groundhog postmark available at post office

February 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY —
Visitors may have departed until next Groundhog Day, but everyone will continue to be reminded that Punxsutawney remains the Weather Capital of the World, thanks to Punxsy Phil and the post office.

As Groundhog Day arrived this year, so did a new groundhog postmark. In a contest seeking submissions last year, the winner is Sandy Zambory, who submitted two drawings to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, which were then forwarded to the post office.

Borough clarifies guidelines on snow-removal ordinance

February 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During Tuesday’s Public Safety meeting, Borough Manager Ben White reminded residents and property owners of an ordinance about clearing sidewalks.

The ordinance says that within 24 hours of a snow event, people are required to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks. If the ice is too thick to break, residents and business owners must put something down for traction.

White said Code Enforcement Officer Mary McHenry will be looking for safety hazards throughout winter.

Indiana DPW director: Snow can be ‘budget buster’

February 9, 2011

Indiana DPW director: Snow can be ‘budget buster’

By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

INDIANA — The Borough of Punxsutawney isn't the only municipality that struggles with downtown snow removal.

The director of Public Works for the Borough of Indiana, Dave Fairman, said the borough typically doesn't remove snow from the downtown district on a regular basis.

Due to a snow emergency last winter, Indiana's eight-man Public Works crew did remove snow from the downtown district with the assistance from sub-contractors and a large snow blower from PennDOT.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road, Fairview, Bell...
BROCKWAY — Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora officially announced his candidacy for Justice of the...
Due to weather conditions school has been cancelled for the Punxsutawney Area School District and SS.C.D.
Punxsy's Kaleb Young (pictured here) and Perry Arrington traveled Wednesday to the PIAA State...
The Punxsy girls' basketball team will play its first-round state playoff game this Saturday, March...

 

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