PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A year ago at this time, Thom and Kambrea Pratt had no idea whether their Web comic, â€śShadowbinders,â€ť would be successful.
The couple, who used to color and design characters such as Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck for Gemstoneâ€™s Disney comics, believe the Internet is the future of comics, so they decided to post â€śShadowbindersâ€ť on the Web Aug. 27, 2010.
The comic really took off this past January, which they believe is because, in part, they use social networking sites such as Facebook and the marketing site Projectwonderful to spread the word.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Work resumed Monday on the downtown traffic signal replacement project, with the replacement of the pedestrian curb ramps.
Kirby Starr, project manager for PennDOT, said the $1.1 million project was delayed was due to a switch to a different type of pole, which requires different anchor bolts, and was also subject to approval by PennDOT.
Starr said the traffic light project on North Findley, Pine and Torrence streets is not a part of the downtown Mahoning Street traffic light project.
BIG RUN â€” Monday, Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh provided information to borough council about hiring a part-time police officer to help slow down speeding vehicles in the borough.
Buterbaugh said at Mondayâ€™s council meeting that he learned from Sykesville Borough Council that it was in the process of hiring another part-time police officer and has a police cruiser for sale. He also spoke with Sykesville Council members about the possibility of hiring one of its officers to patrol in Big Run.