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January 8th

Bartlebaugh “hangs ‘em up” after 34 years

January 8, 2014

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.

Menu Systems’ new technology on display at Fox’s

January 8, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

January 7th

Young Twp. Supervisors reorganize for 2014

January 7, 2014

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.

Local crews respond to one-car rollover

January 7, 2014

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
Wehrle Drive.

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.

January 6th

Borough Council swears in members, new mayor Alexander

January 6, 2014

Pictured here being sworn into office at Monday’s 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.

Big Run Council reorganizes

January 6, 2014

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.

Spencer, Story sworn in; Boston to serve as president as Civil Service Commission reorganizes

January 6, 2014

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.

Punxsutawney Area School District cancels Tuesday classes

January 6, 2014

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.

January 5th

Way Back When

January 5, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
January 5, 1898

DuBois Has a Hospital

WOMAN INJURED AFTER CAR SLIDES INTO CREEK

January 5, 2014

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.

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