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September 18th

Third Eggs and Issues Breakfast covers health care reform

September 18, 2013

BROOKVILLE — 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 state police report fatal accident on Interstate 80

September 18, 2013

DUBOIS — 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.

September 17th

Rhea to bring hope, humor to fourth installment of Punxsy Christian Women’s Conference

September 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You've heard of doing something on a wing and a prayer — 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 — a whim, or arbitrary impulse, and a prayer, or a few of them.

Punxsutawney man arrested, charged with homicide, other counts

September 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

September 16th

PSP-Punxsy still seeking details to assist with homicide investigation

September 16, 2013

PERRY TOWNSHIP — 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.

PAHGS commends Grace Place, Graystone; Spence speaks on historic preservation

September 16, 2013

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.

September 15th

Apparent body parts found in Mahoning Creek

September 15, 2013

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.

Boy, 12, dies in accident

September 15, 2013

HENDERSON TOWNSHIP — 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 boy’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.

Way Back When

September 15, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
August 18, 1897

A Mountain of Ore
The Punxsutawney Iron Company is putting in an immense quantity of ore. A little mountain of it is piled up on the grounds containing about 50,000 tons, and the company expects to have as much more there before navigation closes on the lakes.

September 13th

Update: Police locate missing woman, 18

September 13, 2013

UPDATE: Police have issued a release announcing that Novak has been located.

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police have located Cassandra Lee Novak, 18, who was last seen at her Walls Road residence in Winslow Township at 6 p.m. Friday.

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