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September 27th

PennDOT’s Casadei updates area bridge projects’ progress

September 27, 2013

Workers from M&B Services are preparing the bridge deck, and side walls are being prepared for the concrete to be poured on the Saw Mill Run Bridge replacement project.

Read all about progress of local bridge projects in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

September 26th

Familiar Faces Friday! Teresa Neal

September 26, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Teresa Neal.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Teresa Neal is a recognizable face around town.

You may recognize her from the Punxsutawney Career Link Center, or perhaps you have seen her at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

UPDATE: PSP trooper shot, injured while issuing warrant in Brockway; standoff ensues

September 26, 2013

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

BROCKWAY — At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, scanner transmissions called all Brockway Fire Department personnel to quarters to await instruction, and shortly afterward, authorities from across the area — including law enforcement from Brookville and Reynoldsville — were called to respond to a staging area on Cemetery Road in the part of Brockway known as Cemetery Hill.

As personnel responded, the nature of the call was revealed, as they were warned that “lots of shooting” had taken place.

West End Tire Center cuts ribbon, to open for business

September 26, 2013

The ribbon was cut Wednesday at the new West End Tire Center on
West Mahoning Street at the location of the former West End Sunoco station. Pictured (from left) are Katie Laska, board member of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce; Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce; and Tony Fallara and Eddy Vanderpool, co-owners of West End Tire Center.

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

Ground officially broken for Cobblestone Hotel with golden-shovel ceremony

September 26, 2013

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday evening for the Cobblestone Hotel, which will be located near Walmart on Alliance Drive.

The 36-room hotel, which will have a swimming pool and conference room — isn't expected to be completed until spring 2014.

BREAKING NEWS: Scanner reports indicate active shooter in Brockway

September 26, 2013

According to scanner reports from Thursday afternoon, local authorities have responded to an area referred to as Cemetery Hill in Brockway in response to multiple shots being fired.

According to WJAC-TV, "a state police spokesperson in Harrisburg confirmed one state trooper was injured in what was described as an 'ongoing situation' on Cemetery Hill Road."

Scanner reports also stated that area schools were on lockdown.

Please exercise caution in this area.

Further details will be released when they become available.

September 25th

Lions Club’s White Cane Day to help provide eyeglasses to those in need

September 25, 2013

Punxsy Lions Club members said they will be out holding the white canes at the intersection of Hampton Avenue, East Mahoning Street and Front Street by the Central Fire Department and at the Margiotti Bridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Rob Burkett, Butch Young, Denny Rebuck and Mike Ruffner of the Punxsy Lions Club.

BREAKING NEWS: Punxsutawney Fire Department on scene of Route 36 structure fire

September 25, 2013

Crews from all three stations in the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to a structure fire at 18301 Route 36 on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m.

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

September 24th

Police respond to two-car Rt. 310 wreck

September 24, 2013

At 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to a two-car accident on Harmony Road (Route 310), 410 feet south of Crawfordtown Road in Young Township.

Police said that a 2009 Ford F-150 driven by Richard M. Hazuda, 36, of Powell, Tenn., was stopped in the northbound late of Route 310 for a vehicle turning left into a driveway when a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta (pictured here) driven by Lacey L. McNeel, 20, of Reynoldsville was unable to stop and struck the rear of Hazuda's F-150.

Both units came to rest facing north in the northbound lane.

Work hard, play hard: Rossiter Playground Association benefits from golf tourney

September 24, 2013

Recently, the Rossiter American Legion and the Wright brothers held a golf tournament to benefit the Rossiter Playground Association.

Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Jayne Shaffer, Shirley Berringer, Barbara Mack, Bob Wright, Rick Wright, Bob Berringer and Bob Deahl.

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