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PAHS’ Renee Belisky honored by Legion for Supreme Court Essay

April 30, 2013

Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.

Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.

Update: Police seeking information on Lily’s break-in; local business owners offering reward for information that leads to suspect(s)

April 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.

According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.

Local scout troop tours Spirit facility

April 30, 2013

Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spirit’s offices to take a tour of the facility.

Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper — from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.

The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.

FCOG offering Free Clothing Days this weekend

April 30, 2013

It’s that time again for clothing lovers who love a good bargain.

This Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon will be "Free Clothing Days" at the First Church of God.

The event is being coordinated by Shelley Rowan (pictured here), who has been doing it for the past 5 to 6 years.

She has received help from members of her congregation, as well as the PAHS Key Club members.

The event is held in the spring and fall and offers free clothing, shoes, purses and other accessories.

Local business owners concerned over recent rash of break-ins

April 30, 2013

Police are looking into a break-in at Lily's Restaurant and Bakery in Punxsutawney, where a "substantial amount of cash" was lost early this morning, according to a report by WPXZ 104.1 FM.

The station reported that this is the second recent break-in at Lily's and one of several reported at local businesses of late.

The report also says that Lily's, Walker Auto Parts, Subway and ISDA have been victimized and that a "substantial reward" is being offered by business owners for any information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible.

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