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October 24th, 2012
FAIRVIEW â€” 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.
BROOKVILLE â€” 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.
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.
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.
DUBOIS â€” 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.
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€” 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.
BROOKVILLE â€” 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 eveningâ€™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.