Archive - 2013 - News Article
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC), at its most recent meeting, congratulated one of its Criminal Justice students who
competed in the district competition for criminal justice students.
Jamie Rhed, a Jeff Tech advisor, said that Justin Gooden, a Jeff Tech sophomore, attended the national competition and did very well as the lone local student in the national criminal justice competition.
Gooden thanked the administration and JOC for allowing him to attend.
"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," Gooden said.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Pasquale's Deli is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in a burglary that occurred at the deli at 11:20 p.m. last Tuesday, according to PSP-Punxsy.
Police said unknown actor(s) removed various items from the deli, which is located along Route 119 in Young Township.
The investigation continues.
The Summerville Public Library and the fire department held a Labor Day festival on Monday.
Events included a parade (pictured above), as well as a 5K walk/run, a car show, chicken BBQ, cornhole tournament, hot dog eating contest, Duck Derby and much more.
Pictured above are participants in the Strong Women program.
Van Dyke Dance Studio will be offering a new course starting Wednesday.
For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
In recognition of Labor Day, the Spirit offices will be closed Monday, and there will be no newspaper.
Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Punxsy native Kirk Ferguson will return for a father-and-son recital that will take place on 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Punxsy.
Read the full story in today's issue of The Spirit.
Friday evening, Linda Bittle, secretary of the Punxsutawney Beta Sorority, presented a check for $1,200 to the Western PA Cares for Kids organization.
The sorority held its annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser on July 6, with all proceeds going to Western PA Cares for Kids.
To raise more funds for the charity, the Betas will be raffling off an Amish quilt on Sept. 28, at the Punxsutawney Appreciation Day event.
Punxsutawney Borough Police and the Central Fire Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at 3:56 p.m. Friday along West Mahoning Street.
Police said the pedestrian, a 17-year-old female, suffered minor injuries, and the driver will not be charged.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
As PennDOT promised, the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in the Punxsutawney Borough opened Thursday evening.
While the road is now open, motorists are asked to use caution and be alert for flaggers, as paving is still underway on the roadway improvement project.
A three-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Virginia Avenue and East Mahoning Street on Thursday afternoon.
Punxsy Borough Police said that a four-door Cadillac was stopped and waiting to turn onto Virginia Avenue, with another vehicle stopped behind.
The accident occurred when a 17-year-old juvenile â€” who police say was distracted and didn't notice that the cars were stopped â€” hit the the vehicle in front of him, which led that vehicle to hit the Cadillac.
The 17-year-old juvenile suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.