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November 8th, 2012

Krise Bus Service named Chamber’s Business of the Year

November 8, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce held its annual members’ luncheon, and the highlight of the event was the naming of the 2012 Business of the Year Award, Krise Bus Service of
Punxsutawney.

The winner write-up, read by Tracy Smith — representing Spirit Publishing Company, which was last year’s winner — stated this year’s winner was a company “formed in 1990 by a person who became interested in the industry while he was still a senior in high school. Starting out with 45 employees, this company grew steadily.

Pizza & Prevention puts up yet another big number in 2012

November 8, 2012

Wednesday afternoon, Fox’s Pizza Den donated a check for $46,595.91 — funds raised during the annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser — to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

On hand for the event were (front, from left): J.R. Overly, Lindsey Fire Department; Matt Kengersky, Kengersky Insurance Agency; Larry McGuire Rembowski, department secretary; Cheri Yount, Bob Long and Nathan Shotts, Fox’s employees; (back) Tim Fusco and Josh Manners, Elk Run Fire Department; and Corey Lash, Fox’s employee.

November 7th

Testimonies continue at Thornhill trial

November 8, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Testimonies continued Wednesday in the trial of Christopher Thornhill, as law enforcement officers and medical personnel spoke their parts and ballistic evidence was brought forward for review.

For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

The fruits of their labor: Sr. project presentations tonight

November 8, 2012

A number of PAHS students have been hard at work on their senior projects, and tonight, the public can learn about the senior project process by attending Senior Graduation Project Presentation Night beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the PAHS cafeteria. Approximately 54 seniors are set to present. Senior Carley Smith raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society by holding an acoustic music night Oct. 5 at Rumors Tavern. She is pictured (right) presenting her donation to Jessica Carbaugh, the local representative for the American Cancer Society.

November 6th

State Police looking into alleged assault of 9-year-old girl

November 7, 2012

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday that an investigation has been launched into the alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old female.

The alleged incident(s) took place between July 1 and Oct. 9 at a residence in Winslow Township.

The investigation is ongoing.

Testimony underway in Christopher Thornhill trial

November 7, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Christopher Thornhill, the alleged shooter of two Punxsutawney men back in September 2011, faced his supposed victims and other individuals as they testified against him on day two of his trial on Tuesday in Brookville.

Thornhill has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and other related offenses.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is being represented in the case by District Attorney Jeff Burkett. Defense Attorney Fred Hummel is representing Thornhill.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Updated: Jefferson County unofficial election results

November 7, 2012

Unofficial results: Romney wins Jefferson County; AP reporting Obama takes PA

November 6, 2012

Jefferson County is reporting that 100 percent of precincts are now in, with 17,304 ballots being cast.

Republican Mitt Romney swept Jefferson County with 12,288 votes (71.67 percent), compared to 4,535 votes for Democrat Barack Obama (26.45 percent).

However, the Associated Press is reporting that Obama won Pennsylvania overall.

In other Jefferson County news, Republican Tom Smith netted 12,031 votes (70.48 percent) versus Democrat Bob Casey Jr., who received 4,614 votes (27.03 percent).

The Associated Press is also reporting that Casey took Pennsylvania.

Polls closed

November 6, 2012

Voting polls are now closed.

The Spirit will post results as they become available from Jefferson County.

Polls closing at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2012

With polls closing at 8 p.m., there is still time to vote today.

Voters will be asked to show a form of photo I.D., but are not required to do so.

Pamela Rake, Judge of Elections for Henderson Township, said voting "has been pretty steady" throughout Tuesday, with no downtime for workers.

A non-presidential election in the township normally brings out 150 to 200 voters, Rake said, but as of about 5 p.m. Tuesday, 360 Henderson residents had already cast their votes.

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