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Mayor uses veto power to snuff out no-smoking ordinance

November 12, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that would’ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Nurses Fugate, Smith welcomed to Western Pa Cares for Kids team

November 12, 2013

The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.

Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.

One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.

The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.

School board honors Molinaro, Pascuzzo for their extended periods of service

November 12, 2013

Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe (right) is pictured presenting Board Vice President Francis J. Molinaro with his eight-year school board member certificate.

Robert Pascuzzo (not pictured), board member, also received his 16-year certificate.

See Wednesday's edition of The Spirit for an article on how Punxsy students are performing in mandated testing.

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