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After 50 years of service to the community, Comet Market to close its doors

November 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The old saying goes, "All good things must come to an end."

Last week, the Levy family, which has owned and operated the Comet Market at 1028 W. Mahoning St., announced to their employees that the difficult decision to close the store's doors had been made.

The decision, Ben Levy said, was a difficult one for the entire family, as the Comet has always been a business it has been associated with since it opened in 1963.

Rake em’ up - borough leaf collection schedule

November 4, 2012

Workers from Punxsutawney Borough's Public Works Department have been busy collecting leaves with the leaf machine.

The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will continue through the week of Nov. 12.

The schedule will continue to be: Monday — East End; Tuesday — Elk Run and Park Avenue Area; Wednesday — Middletown and Findley to Center Street; Thursday — Church Street and Indiana Street; and Friday — West End and South Side.

Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.

Way Back When

November 4, 2012

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence

September 19, 1896

Two Hundred New Ovens
Work was begun this morning on two hundred new coke ovens at Eleanora Mines. Two hundred ovens added to the already enormous coke plant of R. & P. Company which now has close to two thousand ovens will add considerably to the importance of this community as a coke producing centre.

Back From Cook’s Inlet

Police investigating attempted burglary at Summerville Fire Dept.

November 4, 2012

SUMMERVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred around 1:22 a.m. Sunday at the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department.

During that time, police said, unknown actor(s) used a crowbar-like object to pry open a rear entry door, and then proceeded through the damaged door, activating an audible security alarm.

Police said the actor(s) exited the scene undetected in an unknown direction of travel.

Total estimated damaged is approximately $100.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.

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