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October 23rd, 2012

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.

Police: Runaway teen located

October 22, 2012

BANKS TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have located a runaway 16-year-old Rossiter female.

Police said Nicole Lynn Weaver ran away from her Hemlock Lake Road, Banks Township, Indiana County residence at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, Weaver's mother spotted her daughter on Myrtle Avenue in Punxsutawney.

According to police, when Weaver's mother approached her, the teen ran from her mother, saying she was not coming home again.

Police issued a report at 1:23 a.m. Monday saying that Weaver had been located.

October 21st

Brookville Area School Board discusses use of football field for alumni Chucks/Raiders rematch

October 21, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area school board discussed at its meeting last Monday the possibility of allowing the football field to be used for a planned alumni football game between the Punxsutawney Chucks and the Brookville Raiders.

The board ultimately did not take any action on this proposal, apart from advising Mick Stormer, the evening’s spokesperson for and captain of the Brookville alumni football team, to resubmit the facility use form so that the board could review it at a later date, in a special meeting if need be.

Way Back When

October 21, 2012

(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

Sept. 23, 1896

OBITUARY — J.P. MURRAY

It is with much pain that we express our bereavement over the loss of our friend, J.P. Murray, who died last Monday with diphtheria, after an illness of about ten days.

October 19th

Police: Alcohol may have been a factor in overnight accident on North Findley

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Only minor injuries resulted from a two-vehicle accident — and police report that alcohol may have been involved — at 4:41 a.m.
Friday on North Findley Street just below the National Guard Armory.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Ford Explorer driven by Katherine Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on North Findley Street and crossed over into the other lane, striking the left front corner of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Caleb McCauley, 25, Punxsutaw- ney, who was traveling south on North Findley Street.

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