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GROUNDHOG PLAZA FIRE ALARM

May 13, 2014

Punxsutawney firefighters responded to a report of smoke in Puff Discount Tobacco located at 209 Hampton Ave. in the Groundhog Plaza at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday.

Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said upon investigation that the smoke was due to a ballast in a fluorescent light in the back room that shorted out, causing smoke in the building.

Wachob said there was no damage.

Central Fire Department responded to the scene, with Elk Run and Lindsey held in quarters, along with the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company.

KEYSTONE EXAM HIGH ACHIEVERS

May 13, 2014

At the Punxsutawney Area School Board voting meeting, held Monday evening, students were recognized for Advanced Work on the Keystone Exams.

Principal Dave London said six juniors scored high on the Keystone Exams, and those six were awarded certificates.

Pictured (front, from left) are juniors Logan Reed, Jessamyn Malia, Rachel Spack, Ivy Phillips, Elissa Hill and Hunter Smith; with (back row) Cheyenne and Nina Reed, Shelia and William Malia, Paula and Joseph Spack, Lisa and James Phillips, Nicole Hill and Chad and Barbara Smith.

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