Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) stopped by Punxsutawney on Thursday as part of its DCED on the Road initiative.
Clyde "Champ" Holman (right), the deputy secretary for community affairs and development at DCED, visited a number of locations across the state â€” including, in Jefferson County, Punxsy and Brookville â€” to meet with constituents and tour finished projects in which DCED had a hand and to hear about projects that are being considered for the future.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Dawn Krishart.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of the Spirit
BIG RUN â€” You may recognize Dawn Krishart as the pastor of the Big
Run United Methodist Church,or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Read all about Krishart in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” As 2013 comes within months of its close and 2014 begins to move in, some of the first provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are starting to slide into place.
As they continue to foster debate and raise questions, health care reform became the topic of the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce's third Eggs and Issues Breakfast.
For a re-cap of the presentation, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported early Wednesday morning that an Ashtabula, Ohio, man was killed in an accident at the 90.2 milepost on Interstate 80 westbound Tuesday night.
Police said that at 7:04 p.m., a crash occurred as a 2007 Ken-
worth truck pulling a 2009 Trail King trailer, driven by James M. Gilchrist, 35, of Meadville, was stopped on the interstate due to traffic ahead of his unit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You've heard of doing something on a wing and a prayer â€”Â as in doing something when you're not prepared. But have you heard of doing something on a whim and a prayer? While some would use the two expressions interchangeably, they have very different meanings.
The Punxsutawney Christian Women's Conference started back in 2010 on what one might call the latter â€”Â a whim, or arbitrary impulse, and a prayer, or a few of them.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At a press conference held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced that Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, of Punxsutawney, has been charged in relation to a homicide investigation that started Sunday night in Hamilton, Perry Township, just outside of Punxsutawney.
Police had reported to a bridge over Mahoning Creek just off of Miller Road after receiving a report from an area resident that human remains had been located below the bridge.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police released no further details on Monday concerning a homicide investigation resulting from the recovery of human remains found Sunday in Mahoning Creek off of Miller Road in the village of Hamilton in Perry Township.
Late Sunday night, PSP-Punxsy said that the case had been deemed a homicide investigation, and that the remains located were those of a white male.
At its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society honored two organizations with Certificates of Commendation.
Pictured are (from left) the Rev. Timothy Spence, who was also the speaker for the night, receiving the award on behalf of Grace Place through the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry; Elmer Reed, PAHGS Board of Trustees chairman; and Jeff Long, receiving the certificate on behalf of Jeff S. Long Construction.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department dive team are pictured returning to shore after performing an apparent body part recovery investigation in the Mahoning Creek in Perry Township on Sunday evening.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
HENDERSON TOWNSHIP â€” A 12-year-old boy died in an accident Saturday, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said the incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, as the boyâ€™s father was operating a Bobcat compact track loader along a private roadway off Rainbow Road in Henderson Township.
The boy was operating a horse-drawn wagon and inadvertently traveled behind the loader, which struck him, according to police.
Jefferson County Coroner Bernard Snyder pronounced the boy dead at the scene.