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(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Jason Neyman.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Jason Neyman is a familiar face. You may recognize him as a tutor for Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps who recently helped with the summer school program. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.
The old Spirit building on North Findley is under new management and will be receiving a facelift over the next few months.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
It was a beautiful evening for Music in the Park on Thursday with the classic rock band "Remedy X" â formerly known as âG-3â before adding a new member â putting on a rocking performance for the crowd.
Pictured are Tucker Peace (left) and Kadence Peace enjoying some pizza as they listen to the music.
OLIVER TOWNSHIP â Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 a.m., Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) will close to traffic between Route 36 and Route 3018 (Branch Road) for a pipe replacement in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.
Work includes replacing the structurally deficient drainage structure carrying Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) over a tributary to Clutch Run with a precast concrete pipe.
A detour will be in place using Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) to Route 3018 (Branch Road) to T-721 to Route 3031 (Coolspring Road) to Route 36 to Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road). (See map)
HUSTON TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal two-car accident that occurred at 11:26 a.m. on Wednesday on Route 255 (Hoovertown Road) in Huston Township, Clearfield County.
Police said that the crash occurred as a 2004 Freightliner Tri-Axle operated by Larry W. Kunes, 65, of Weedville, was traveling northbound on State Route 255. A 1998 Toyota Camry operated by Arnold W. Burkett, 73, Penfield, had been travelling westbound on Mt. Pleasant Road and had stopped at its intersection with State Route 255.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ Tuesday's preliminary hearing for Lisa M. Saldana, 51, of Wayne Road in Punxsutawney, which was scheduled for 1:30 p.m., was waived, and jury selection has been scheduled for Jan. 12, 2015.
Saldana was arrested in the early morning hours of May 7, 2014, at her residence and was arraigned by District Judge Douglas Chambers, with bond being set at $5,000,000 straight cash.
She remains incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail, with bail remaining at the same amount.
It takes all sorts of volunteers to set up the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival, and on Tuesday, those volunteers started their task of preparing for the event.
These youngsters were in charge of hauling some of the heavier items up to the lawn from the basement.
The festival kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday night.
For the full schedule, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
FEMCO Machine Company and its employees celebrated the companyâs 50th birthday with a luncheon held on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
Pictured are members of the Amundson family, who returned to participate in the celebration: (from left) Eric and Vickie Amundson; May Ann Amundson, wife of the late Frankie Amundon Jr.; and Joe Parente, a FEMCO employee for 42 of the 50 years they've been in business.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America â a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
Day number one is in the books for "Hot Dog Days," a fundraiser for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, at Fezell's County Market in the Groundhog Plaza.
Taking a turn at serving up "the dogs" on Monday afternoon were some of the administrators from the Punxsutawney Area School District.