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January 3rd

Sheriff’s office releases its end-of-year report

January 3, 2013

BROOKVILLE — During the fiscal year 2012, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed numerous duties and support to the communities of Jefferson County and issued the following report:

The office continues to operate and conduct a busy schedule with a small but well-trained professional staff of deputies and administrative staff. With an increase in some duties performed by the office, the Sheriff’s 
Office was able to increase the number of full-time deputies to seven.

January 2nd

After 17 years, Baughman hands Oliver Township Fire Chief reins to Coleman

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Being a volunteer fire chief is a very difficult job, but being a chief in a rural fire department can be even tougher.

Just ask Bruce Baughman, who is retiring as the chief of the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company, Jefferson County Station No. 5, following 17 years at the helm.

Baughman said he first joined the fire company in 1987 — a year after Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company was formed.

January 1st

Punxsy’s Sam Smith elected to second term as House Speaker

January 1, 2013

HARRISBURG — Rep. Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) was elected Tuesday to his second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The unanimous vote was taken during the official convening of the 197th Session of the House, where 201 duly elected legislators took the oath of office.

During his address to the members and guests assembled on the House floor,
Smith talked about the meaning of liberty and freedom.

Nominations sought for Man & Woman of the Year

January 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nominations are currently being accepted for Man of the Year and Woman of the Year, honors that are presented annually at the Groundhog Banquet.

Nomination criteria and applications are available at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, the Chamber of Commerce and the office of the Punxsutawney Spirit.

The application is also available on the home page of punxsutawney.com.

The deadline for nominations for both the Man and Woman of the Year is Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Nominations should be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce, 102 West Mahoning St.

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