Archive - 2014 - News Article
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DAYTON âÂ Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old Dayton teen.
Daniel Frank Jablonski was last seen Tuesday in the Punxsutawney Borough.
Jablonski is described as a white male, 5-feet-9-inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
He was wearing a blue-and-white striped shirt, blue jeans, a black hoodie and a green Philadelphia Eagles hat.
(From left) PSP-Punxsy Trooper Jamie Levier, public information officer; District Attorney Jeff Burkett; and investigating officer Corporal Greg Raybuck held a press conference on Thursday announcing the filing of additional charges in the Kenneth Raymond Lees II case.
For the full story, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
SS.C.D. School will be hosting its annual Bingo Blast event on Sunday, with doors opening for lunch at noon and Bingo beginning at 1 p.m.
There will be 16 vendors set up, and a $15 entry fee includes both lunch and Bingo.
All proceeds benefit the SS.C.D. School.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The new fitness center being constructed at Punxsutawney Area High School has been a topic of discussion for some time now, and the Punxsutawney Area School Board learned at Wednesday's
committee meeting that the project is getting closer to completion.
Francis J. Molinaro, board vice president, asked what is left to be completed and said that he was tired of seeing the project on the board's agenda month after month.
Chris Courtois is pictured with sculptures that won two awards during the Punxsutawney Groundhog Day Metal Sculpture Competition in Barclay Square.
Courtois, along with students of the Jeff Tech Welding/Fabrication program and John Smelko, also created the sculptures.
Representatives of the Department of Agriculture's Dog Law Enforcement Office visited the county commissioners on Tuesday to raise awareness of the need for dog licensing.
Pictured (from left) are: Commissioner Jim McIntyre; Kristen Donmoyer, director, Dog Law Enforcement Office; Brad Shields, supervisor for Northwestern Pennsylvania; Jamie Carlson, dog warden; James "Moon" VanSteenberg, county treasurer; and Commission Chairman Paul Corbin.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
An engine fire destroyed a vehicle that was parked along Route 36 across from Pine Tree Road in Bell Township at 11:32 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire that engulfed the engine compartment of a red Toyota, and the smoke from it could be seen up to a mile away.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they doused the flames.
The vehicle was severely damaged.
Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Josh Wachob escorted the driver to Wachobâs own vehicle while the fire was extinguished to get him out of the cold.
KNOX TOWNSHIP â A 42-year-old Brookville man is in custody and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine following a Tuesday search of his Manor Lane residence in Brookville, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
For details, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Fire crews responded to the DuBois Country Club in the early hours of Monday morning to battle a working structure fire.
The blaze heavily damaged a building that houses a banquet facility, executive offices and a bar and grill.
Firefighters say flames had broken through the roof by the time they arrived, according to an Associated Press report.
The fire was out by dawn, though crews remained on the scene mopping up and assessing the damage.
Monday evening, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police said the fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.
BIG RUN â When it comes to reaching out and helping those in need, The Tom Siple Foundation is ready and willing.
The foundation was created by Duane Siple and Pastor Paul Thompson in memory of Duane's father â the late Tom Siple, who was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Tom passed away from lung cancer five years ago.
The purpose of the foundation is to help those who are terminally ill or severely disabled by providing funding for an outdoor adventure or whatever needs they may have.