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August 29th

ROUTE 119 BRIDGE OPEN FOR TRAVEL

August 29, 2013

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.

MAHONING STREET WRECK

August 29, 2013

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 — who police say was distracted and didn't notice that the cars were stopped — 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.

Familiar Faces Friday! CINDY DEPP-HUTCHINSON

August 29, 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 Cindy Depp-Hutchinson.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You may recognize Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, from the recent Library Hot Dog Days event held at Fezell’s County Market, or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Born and raised in Punxsutawney, she is a 1981 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

August 28th

Parents to board: Football players need more food

August 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board at Wednesday’s meeting heard objections from parents of Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) football players concerning not receiving enough food during the summer practice sessions.

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

Sen. Pat Toomey pays visit to Jefferson County

August 28, 2013

BROOKVILLE — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stopped by Jefferson County on Wednesday as part of a statewide effort to update his constituents on the situation in Washington, D.C., and to talk with them about their own needs and concerns.

Read his thoughts on the economy and more in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

PennDOT: Route 119 bridge set to open by end of today

August 28, 2013

In these two pictures, workers from Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion, work on the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in Punxsutawney.

Motorists should be able to view the work up close today, as PennDOT said the bridge is scheduled to open by the end of the day.

Travel Advisory: Bridge on Route 28 open to traffic in Jefferson County

August 28, 2013

WARSAW TOWNSHIP — The bridge carrying Route 28 over Seneca Run in Warsaw Township opened to traffic last week after a bridge replacement project in Jefferson County.

Temporary traffic signals had been in place on Route 28 since May to replace the bridge with box culverts.

The signals have been removed and Route 28 is open to unrestricted traffic.

This $1,138,283 bridge replacement project was constructed by C. H. & D. Enterprises, Inc., of New Stanton.

August 27th

Punxsy Appreciation Day set for Sept. 28

August 27, 2013

Punxsy Appreciation Day is returning to Barclay Square this year on Saturday, Sept. 28, and will be sponsored by PRIDE, the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231 and the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured (from left) are Shirley Sharp, PRIDE; Tina K. Szakelyhidi and Denny Fetterman of the Punxsutawney Eagles; and Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

No flood relief money coming from FEMA

August 27, 2013

Jefferson County will not be receiving money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood relief in the wake of the rainstorms of late June, the Jefferson County commissioners announced at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

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

August 26th

Back in the school bus again! School starts today in PASD

August 26, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area School District and borough and state police remind motorists to be watchful as students are returning to school today.

Pictured (from left) are Cheryl Repik, Punxsutawney Area School District transportation director; Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief; and Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsy Area School District superintendent.

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