WASHINGTON â In accepting the Suzanne McDaniel Public Awareness Award, Punxsy native and former Peace Corps volunteer Jessica Smochek said a world of heroes in which she once believed was destroyed after she was brutally attacked and raped while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangladesh.
âIn the real world, no one goes around looking for people to save,â she said, saying that these days, people are taught to âmind their own business.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A passerby walking along Mahoning Creek saw a car submerged in the water early Tuesday morning.
Punxsutawney Borough Police recovered the late 1990s Cadillac from Mahoning Creek around 1 p.m. Tuesday behind the carnival grounds near the Punxy Plaza.
According to Police Chief Tom Fedigan, the vehicle was discovered by a passerby who was walking on the dike along the creek. The person then notified police.