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January 16th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

January 15th

Animal rights advocate addresses concerns to council

January 15, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An animal rights activist asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help with her passion regarding animal rights and the humane tethering of dogs.

Lynn Porada, a Punxsy resident and animal advocate, said that she came to council on behalf of the animals.

"As everybody knows, winter weather has already hit our area," Porada said. "There are many dogs that are tied up outside, and there are cats who are outside with no shelter."

Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 13th

UPDATE: Pedestrian hit at busy intersection identified

January 13, 2015

On Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Police released the identity of a man struck by a car at the intersection of S. Gilpin and W. Mahoning streets at 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said that a 2006 Aerio driven by Andreana Bump of Meadville was traveling west on W. Mahoning Street, then turned left onto S. Gilpin Street behind an unknown vehicle.

Bump failed to see William Stiles Sr. of Punxsutawney, who was in the roadway, and her car struck Stiles on the right front portion.

January 12th

School board accepts Nichol’s resignation

January 12, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucks’ football squad after six seasons.

January 11th

Firefighters assist with waterline break at Mulberry Square

January 12, 2015

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to assist with flooding that occurred at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center at 411 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, at 9:14 p.m. on Sunday. Firefighters assisted the staff with shutting off the water mains when pipes burst, flooding the one wing. All of the patients in that wing were evacuated to other parts of the facility. No further details were available at Spirit press time. Pictured is Matt Strouse, Punxsutawney Fire Department, helping with moving the large plastic tubs filled with water.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 8th

Dog reunited with owner after car accident

January 8, 2015

CORSICA — One family is rejoicing after finding their beloved dog, Jack, who went missing after being in a violent car crash this past Saturday.

Kendre Verbeck Myers and her dog, Jack, were on their way back to Clarksville, Tennessee when the accident occurred. The accident occurred at mile marker 73 on I-80 west.

"My jeep rolled three times from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane," Myers said.

A terrified Jack fled the scene and went missing.

Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

January 7th

I-80 West closed due to Clarion County crash

January 7, 2015

I-80 West is closed at mile marker 65 due to a multiple vehicle crash which is being reported as a fatal accident from multiple news sources.

Traffic is being transferred off of I-80 West at Exit 70 – Strattanville to SR 322 West to Clarion.

More information will be forthcoming.

If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:

-- Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.

-- Turn on your headlights.

-- Stay in your lane.

-- Increase your following distance.

January 6th

Trooper Wilson presented with Trackchair

January 7, 2015

DUBOIS — A special ceremony was held for Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Brad Wilson on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Wilson, who was shot serving in the line of duty and is now confined to a wheelchair, was awarded an Action Trackchair, which will enable him to move around outside and in the woods. Pictured (front row) are Wilson and his wife, Erica. Also pictured (back row) are Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Colonel Timothy Mercer of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania State Police Major George Kuzilla, area commander.

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

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