Archive - Jan 9, 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â In regards to the report that Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) would not be providing security detail for Groundhog Day, Maria Finn, press secretary for the Office of the Commissioner of Homeland Security, PSP, would like to clarify that PSP will have a presence at the event.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Police were warning motorists to stay off the roads and closed others for several hours after a brief spell of rain froze on roadways and led to crashes throughout the Jefferson County and Western Pennsylvania area Wednesday morning.
In Punxsutawney Borough the icy road conditions caused three accidents at approximately 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County will participate in the nationwide observance of National Mentoring Month through the rest of January, the county commissioners proclaimed at their meeting on Wednesday.
The purpose of the recognition is to raise awareness and find additional participants for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and others like it.
Heidi Stahlnecker, the program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County, represented the organization before the commissioners on Wednesday.
Congratulations to Jenna Peace on the birth of her son Brantley Peace, who was announced as the first baby born in 2013 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Brantley, who was brought into this world at 11:49 p.m. Jan. 1 by Dr. Emil Dib, weighed 7 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches long.
Pictured are (from left): Jenna Peace, Brantley's mother; Brantley; and Dr. Emil Dib, OB/GYN at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tickets for the Groundhog Clubâ€™s Annual Groundhog Banquet will go on sale Thursday at the Groundhog Club, located at 102 West Mahoning St.
Tickets are available at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for $25 each.
In addition to normal business hours, tickets will also be sold Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be available during normal business hours through the week until they are sold out.
This yearâ€™s banquet will be held Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board approved a new contract with the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) and a new five-year pact with Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe at Tuesday's board meeting.
The contract with PAEA was approved in a 6-3 vote with Gary Conrad, board president; Lesa Conner, Bob Pascuzzo, Penny Pifer, Melissa Snyder and Roberta Dinsmore, board members, voting yes.
Francis Molinaro, board vice president; and Jack White and Jim Baun, board members, voted no.