PUNXSUTAWNEY â Damage was kept to a minimum at Wendyâs Old Fashioned Hamburgers on Hampton Avenue, when an electrical malfunction in the grill caused the building to fill with smoke at the heart of the lunch hour around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Bryan Smith, the fire began in the grill in the kitchen, although originally, it was reported that the fire had had gone into the roof through the grill hood.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just days after a school shooting near Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, a threat via social media at Jeff Tech and the lockdown of a Bradford area middle school, the superintendent of the Punxsutawney Area School District says there are ramifications for such behavior.
âThere are definite consequences from it,â Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said Wednesday. âSo many times, someone could say, âWe were just messing around,â but you canât do that. You canât joke about something like that.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Budget discussions continued during the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâs monthly committee meeting Wednesday.
Business Manager Susan H. Robertson said the majority of the districtâs budget is fixed costs, so the administration needs the board and the public to brainstorm ways to save money. She also said that department budgets are being reviewed at this time.
Board members received handouts with suggestions on how to reduce spending budget and increase revenues for the district.