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Unofficial results: Romney wins Jefferson County; AP reporting Obama takes PA

November 6, 2012

Jefferson County is reporting that 100 percent of precincts are now in, with 17,304 ballots being cast.

Republican Mitt Romney swept Jefferson County with 12,288 votes (71.67 percent), compared to 4,535 votes for Democrat Barack Obama (26.45 percent).

However, the Associated Press is reporting that Obama won Pennsylvania overall.

In other Jefferson County news, Republican Tom Smith netted 12,031 votes (70.48 percent) versus Democrat Bob Casey Jr., who received 4,614 votes (27.03 percent).

The Associated Press is also reporting that Casey took Pennsylvania.

Polls closed

November 6, 2012

Voting polls are now closed.

The Spirit will post results as they become available from Jefferson County.

Polls closing at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2012

With polls closing at 8 p.m., there is still time to vote today.

Voters will be asked to show a form of photo I.D., but are not required to do so.

Pamela Rake, Judge of Elections for Henderson Township, said voting "has been pretty steady" throughout Tuesday, with no downtime for workers.

A non-presidential election in the township normally brings out 150 to 200 voters, Rake said, but as of about 5 p.m. Tuesday, 360 Henderson residents had already cast their votes.

Don't Forget to Vote!

November 6, 2012

Remember - the polls are open until 8 pm!

Thornhill trial begins with opening statements

November 6, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The trial of Pittsburgh resident Christopher Lawrence Thornhill began Monday in Brookville with opening statements heard from the defense and the prosecution.

Thornhill faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and weapons violations following a shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 22, 2011, near a residence on Cranberry Alley in Punxsutawney.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Public Works Committee reports on leaf collection, PennDOT railroad project

November 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Committee held its Public Works/Wastewater Committee meeting on Monday.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Larry Chenoga, and Borough Manager Ben White gave an update on the leaf collection that has been taking place.

White reported that this is the third week for leaf pickup and said that overall, it has been a pretty good leaf season.

White also reported that the H20 project has practically been completed.

The final touches will be a bit of restoration while the borough awaits grant reimbursement from the state.

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