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March 5th

Mother’s heart reaching out to daughter in Calif.

March 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One of the hardest parts of being a mother is
learning your child is ill and not being able to do anything about it.

For Darla DeHaven, that nightmare became a reality when she learned that her 27-year-old daughter Keara Dove has Stage 3 breast cancer.

A couple of months ago, Keara, who has been living in Tustin, Calif., with her husband and 5-year-old son, returned to Punxsutawney to attend a funeral.

While here, she discovered a lump on one of her breasts. The doctors ran tests, which came back with benign results.

School board votes on third art teacher position

March 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following numerous testimonies regarding the art program at Punxsutawney Area High School, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted Tuesday on the future of that position.

To find out the result of the vote and for more meeting details, pick up a print edition of Wednesday's Punxsutawney Spirit.

Crash claims two lives in Indiana County

March 5, 2013

EAST MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning has claimed the lives of two Indiana County residents.

Coroner Michael Baker said a car collided broadside with a large tree on Route 403, about one mile south of Marion Center in East Mahoning Township, killing a male driver and his female passenger.

‘My New Weigh of Life:' Class focuses on healthy eating to lose weight

March 5, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Need to shed those winter pounds? My New Weigh of Life, a weight loss and healthy eating class set to begin March 9 at the Brookville YMCA, might be just what the doctor ordered.

My New Weigh of Life is a 12-week weight loss program.

It’s central goal is to get participants to change the way they eat so that they continue with what they’ve learned after the class is over and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s basically just about changing your eating behaviors and your habits,” said Sally Hall, the instructor for the class.

March 4th

Work in progress: Pantall Hotel’s Weaver explains renovation process, dispels rumors

March 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’ve been hearing rumors of the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney being closed permanently or going out of business, those rumors are not true, according to Mike Weaver, the head of the ownership group.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

None injured as school bus, car collide

March 4, 2013

A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday at the
intersection of North Jefferson Street and Torrence Street, when a school bus and a car collided.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Punxsutawney Area School District school bus, driven by Rebecca Edgell of Punxsutawney, had been stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to turn left onto North Jefferson Street, when a white Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michael Wachob

Police investigating early-morning burglary at Dunkel Roofing

March 4, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 4:20 a.m. Monday at Dunkel Roofing.

Police said unknown actor(s) gained access to the business and removed a stainless Groundhog Club Collector's Edition Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum pistol, as well as an unspecified amount of miscellaneous bills and
coins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510 and request to speak with Trooper Jenary.

Happy Birthday, Bowdish!

March 4, 2013

The Bowdish Model Railroad at the Jefferson County History Center celebrated its ninth birthday on Saturday.

Bill McCracken remains on hand to explain the history of the railroad — in addition to the history it portrays.

The Bowdish Model Railroad contains over 200 feet of track with six engines and 44 railcars.

There are also over 100 animations and over 50 structures, drawn from notable places throughout the history of Jefferson County.

March 3rd

Aiming to Buy: As talk of gun control increases, so do sales

March 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Ready, aim, buy.

Due to the fear of guns being banned that has been stirred recently, many people are purchasing guns and ammunition at a rapid rate at area gun stores, according to those shop owners.

The owners have said that many of their customers are fearful of potential gun control legislation and a possible ban on both guns and ammunition.

Todd Peace, co-owner of Peace's Feed, Guns & Ammo at 300 East Main St. in Big Run, said much of his stock of handgun ammo, .223-calibur ammo and AK rifle rounds is selling out faster than he can order more in.

HEADED TO STATES

March 3, 2013

Kaleb Young (far left) and Joel Bowers (far right) earned themselves a trip to the state wrestling tournament in Hershey after an impressive weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the AAA regional tournament in Altoona.

Young could not be beaten at regionals, earning himself a gold medal, while Bowers won the consolation finals and earned himself the trip to Hershey on Thursday.

The Chucks' duo posed with assistant coach Buddy Young (Kaleb's father, second from left) and head coach Eric Eddy after receiving their respective medals.

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