Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Following 34 years of service to the community, Punxsutawney Borough Public Works employee Olin Bartlebaugh (seated) retired on Wednesday. Pictured (middle, from left) are J.R. Overly, Ken Bishop, Scott Depp, Ken Krolick and Jim Phillips, Public Works employees; and (back) Bill Shiock, Public Works employee. Bartlebaugh received numerous farewell gifts, along with a pizza and cake reception. Bartlebaugh was normally seen taking care of the grounds and inside of the Mahoning East Civic Center.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Creativity is often the key to success and helps to make a business stand out from all the rest. One local business owner has used his creative thinking to make his establishment stand out.
Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Pizza Den, has put his marketing and PR skills to good use, teaming up with a local business called Menu Systems to create a digitized window display.
For a full story on the display and where the displays are taking the businesses, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Young Township Supervisors held their reorganization meeting on Monday.
Pictured (from left) are newly elected supervisor Samuel P. Farcus, roadmaster/vice chair; Peter C. Betts, chairman/supervisor; and Joseph R. Powell, supervisor.
For details from the meeting, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Central Fire Department responded to a mutual aid call with the Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company involving a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday on the Buffalo Lodge Road and
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, and the Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were investigating.
No further details were available at Spirit press time.
Pictured here being sworn into office at Mondayâs Punxsutawney Borough Council reorganization meeting are (from left) returning member Larry Chenoga, new Mayor Richard Alexander, new member Brian Smith and returning member Jaime Sherry.
For meeting details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Members of the Big Run Borough Council held a reorganization meeting Monday evening, at which time Nick Lantz was sworn in as president, John Smeal as borough council member and Laura Lantz as borough tax collector.
Pictured is Mayor Joe Buterbaugh swearing in Smeal (right), Nick Lantz and Laura Lantz.
Read about the meeting in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission held its reorganization meeting on Monday afternoon.
Pictured (from left) are William Spencer, vice president; Ed Boston, president; and Steve Story, secretary.
For details from the meeting, see Tuesday's Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Area School District's website announced Monday afternoon that school will be closed in the district on Tuesday due to weather conditions.
Temperatures are expected to fall to as low as -12 overnight tonight, and tomorrow's high is expected to be below zero.
Wind chill values could be as low as -38, with wind gusts as high as 33 mph.
Because school is canceled, all athletic events will also be postponed.
(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.)
January 5, 1898
DuBois Has a Hospital
A Punxsutawney woman suffered moderate injuries when her car ran off the road and into a creek at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Starr Road in Henderson Township, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
For details, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.