Archive - Nov 5, 2012 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One of Punxsy's most well-known collectors is back at it, and this time around he's putting a new spin on an old trick.
After collecting a license plate from each state from cars, Douglas Bartlebaugh, a 17-year-old Punxsutawney Area High School student, decided it might be time to start collecting a miniature version of one of his old favorites: motorcycle license plates.
"My uncle gave me a Pennsylvania motorcycle plate, and I already had all the states for the cars, so I figured it was time to start something new," Bartlebaugh said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
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 â East End; Tuesday â Elk Run and Park Avenue Area; Wednesday â Middletown and Findley to Center Street; Thursday â Church Street and Indiana Street; and Friday â West End and South Side.
Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.
(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.)
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.
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