Archive - Feb 27, 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Dec. 11, 2011, will live in infamy for many people in Punxsutawney, for that was the day the Punxsy Hotel died.
For the owners, Ken and Toie Neal, it was tragic night and morning.
The Punxsy Hotel was originally named the Glecker Hotel when first constructed in 1908 on North Findley Street.
Toie Neal said she first became involved with the operations of the Punxsy Hotel when her brother, the late John Mizerock, first bought it in 1967.
CLARION COUNTY â€” After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts â€” including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence â€” surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.
Members of the 4th-grade class at Ss. Cosmas & Damian School toured Spirit Publishing Co.â€™s facility Tuesday afternoon to get a feel for the daily operation of a paper and what goes into making a newspaper in hopes of bringing back the school newspaper, which has been out of print as of late.
Students â€” pictured here in front of the printing press with Tracy Smith (back, left), Spirit publisher, and Zak Lantz (back, right), Spirit editor â€” asked questions, some of which they had prepared in advance, of the staff members as the first step of putting together their own edition.
A Community Forum regarding school security and safety was held at Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday.
The forum was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Area School District and Punxsutawney Borough Council, and the panel consisted of members of various areas of law enforcement, as well as first responders and school administrators.