Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred at
approximately 12:45 p.m. last Monday at the intersection of West Mahoning Street and Church Street in Punxsutawney.
According to police, an unnamed female reported that she was struck by a small car while she was crossing at the crosswalk near Church Street on West Mahoning Street.
A three-vehicle accident occurred at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road in Bell Township and sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Nikki L. Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot and allegedly failed to realize that traffic was stopped on the highway ahead.
As a result, police said she struck a 2008 Mazda G6 driven by Jeff L. Turner, 29, Mahaffey, in the rear bumper.
(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.)
April 28, 1897
Miss. Jennie Brown Leaves Punxsy
Miss. Jennie Brown, who for the past five years has been charge of the C. D. P. Telegraph Company's office at this place, has been called to DuBois, to take charge of the office there.
FALLS CREEK & WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP â A 31-year-old Reynoldsville man and a 59-year-old Howard man died Thursday and Friday in two separate Jefferson County wrecks, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Douglas M. Horner, 31, Reynoldsville, was traveling westbound on Route 950 at a high rate of speed at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, while Betty E. Pasierb, 80, Falls Creek, was eastbound.
Police said Pasierb failed to see Horner's 2011 Yamaha motorcycle approaching, and she attempted to make a left turn onto 6th Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ The month of April is perhaps best known as the beginning of spring, but for children across the country, it also marks something much more important â National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month came to be in the early 80s, when Congress began to recognize the devastating rate at which children were being abused and neglected.
Minor injuries were suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Snyder Hill Road and Route 119.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Dodge Neon driven by James Downey, 26, of Kane, was traveling north on Route 119 when a Buick driven by Claire Schrock, 95, Valier, turned in front of Downey, causing a two-vehicle collision in the intersection.
Police said Downey's vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service, and Schrock's vehicle was able to be driven.
A Chamber of Commerce Mixer was held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
The event gave members of the Chamber a chance to mingle with the medical and senior administrative team of the hospital.
It was also an opportunity for the general public to meet some new healthcare providers and to learn about the services that are currently offered.
Matt Kengersky, chairman of the hospital board (left), chats with John âButchâ Prushnok (middle) and Daniel D. Blough, CEO.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With spring finally here, the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association, Inc. is looking for volunteers to come out this Saturday to help clean up the trail.
"We hope to see every trail user come out to help," said Matt Taladay, president of the Rails-to-Trails Association, adding that the trail would not exist without volunteer help.
The Mahoning Shadow Trail is a 15.2-mile trail that stretches from Valier to Hudson.
Individuals can access the trail at a variety of spots, including the Indiana Street location, Sportsburg, Cloe, Fordham Trailhead and others.
CREATE Brookville has opened a new exhibit at the CREATE Cafe on Main Street in Brookville.
The exhibit highlights the artwork of Brandi Elkin, who is from the Punxsutawney area.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just what you've been waiting for: warm springtime weather so you can hit the highway and travel throughout the area without having to worry about snow and snow plows.
But now, those plows have been replaced with rather large farm equipment that may be traveling not only the back roads, but the main highways too.
That's why the Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market Tuesday to bring awareness to the need for caution.