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October 25th, 2012

Police: Three killed, one injured after Clover Township wreck

October 25, 2012

SUMMERVILLE — Two Saint Marys residents and one Eldred resident were killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Route 28 east of Johns Hill Road in Clover Township, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

One other person, also from Saint Marys, was injured in the wreck.

The crash occurred as the vehicle, a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, was traveling south on Route 28 in Clover Township.

The unit was ascending an uphill grade when, for unknown reasons, it traveled into the oncoming northbound lane and then off the east berm.

October 24th

County Commissioners welcome new Children and Youth Services director

October 25, 2012

The commissioners welcomed Cindy Cornwell, Jefferson County’s new director of Children and Youth Services at their latest meeting Tuesday in Brookville. Pictured (from left) are: Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik, Cornwell, Commission Chairman Paul Corbin and Commissioner Jim McIntyre.

For a full story, see today's print edition of The Spirit.

Ready or not, Old Man Winter is on His way: PennDOT is prepared

October 24, 2012

FAIRVIEW — Are you ready for some winter? Not really? As always, PennDOT District 10.0 Maintenance Department has your back, as it held its annual inspection Wednesday morning.

All of the snow plows, salt and anti-skid are ready to go in case Old Man Winter returns with a vengeance following last season's balmy winter conditions, said Josh Clinger, the new Jefferson County maintenance manager, during PennDOT's annual inspection of the winter snow removal equipment that was held Wednesday at the Jefferson County Maintenance Garage in Fairview.

October 23rd

UPDATE: Plyler's At Your Service Garage a total loss after Tuesday morning fire

October 23, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Local firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at Plyler's At Your Service Garage in Brookville.

Located at 9 Race St., the garage was a total loss by the time the flames subsided.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire had yet to be determined at Spirit press time, but Fire Chief Jim Lipuma indicated that it was currently believed to have been accidental.

Breaking News: 1 injured in wreck near sheetz

October 23, 2012

There was one injury reported in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 310 in Punxsutawney.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 1988 Plymouth driven by Brandi Brady, 31, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 and turned into the path of a 2002 Ford pickup truck driven by Crist Troyer Jr., 57, Marion Center, who was traveling south.

Troyer struck Brady's vehicle, spinning it completely around. Brady was taken by Jefferson County EMS to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

AFTERMATH: Brookville Structure Fire

October 23, 2012

DEVELOPING STORY IN INDIANA: Structure Fire at Creps United Publications

October 23, 2012

DEVELOPING STORY IN BROOKVILLE: Structure Fire at Plyler's At Your Service

October 23, 2012

October 22nd

The aroma of apple butter in the fall air

October 22, 2012

Despite unseasonably warm temperatures as of late, the signs that autumn is here are everywhere.

The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Route 119 North, recently made apple butter as part of an annual fundraiser.

While they were making the apple butter, Wayne Orr and the other members invited children from Longview Elementary School to come to the center and learn about the process.

The children were also allowed to stir the kettle if they wanted to.

For more information on getting involved with similar activities at the center, call (724) 286-3099.

Traffic Advisory: Night Paving Again this Week on DuBois Improvement Job

October 22, 2012

DUBOIS — DuBois area drivers will encounter night-time paving again this week as work continues on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Mall.

Crews will begin base paving Wednesday night, Oct. 24.

Work hours on Beaver Drive and Shaffer Road are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This is finish paving that is part of the overall project aimed at easing congestion and making travel through the area smoother and more efficient.

All work is weather and schedule dependent.

During the night-time paving, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Shaffer Road.

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