PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In some activities, being aggressive is a good thing â€” but driving is not one of them.
To emphasize the hazards of unsafe driving, Punxsutawney Borough Police and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have been targeting aggressive drivers over the past month.
The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PA ADEEP) Wave 2 enforcement effort continues throughout the area.
An oven fire at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at a residence at 105 Woodland Ave. could have turned into a more serious situation if the fire had not extinguished itself.
When Punxsutawney firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was out and the damage was limited to the oven itself.
Shown are Punxsy firefighters Josh McAfoos (left) and Steve Bowser, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company lieutenant, checking the interior of the wall surrounding the oven for possible fire extensions into the interior with the thermal imaging camera.
(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.)
(August 19, 1896)
SCHOOL BEGINS AUGUST 31
The Punxsutawney schools will open on Monday, August 31st.
The average small boy will be delighted to know that his long vacation, during which he has added little to his intellectual growth, is about over, and that he can begin again the assiduous process of cultivating his brain.