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March 6th, 2015

Former Punxsy resident signs with record label, begins nationwide tour

March 6, 2015

INDIANA — Musician John Tibbs, a former Punxsutawney resident, recently signed a deal with a record label and headed out on tour with big-name acts in Christian music, including such bands as the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour.

The nationwide tour, which is ongoing, is set to pass through the local area in April.

Tibbs said that his interest in music started young, when he began taking piano lessons at only about four years old.

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

Breaking: Young on to state semis

March 6, 2015

Kaleb Young, who is currently in the midst of a run at the PIAA State Championship for AAA at 152 pounds, picked up a victory Friday afternoon in the quarter-finals to advance to Saturday's semi-finals.

Young defeated Downington East's James Meyer to earn the spot, with just four left in the champion's bracket. The semi-final round for AAA will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

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March 6, 2015

March 4th

Crews respond to two-vehicle crash in Fairview

March 4, 2015

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road, Fairview, Bell Township when a vehicle was traveling north on Route 36 and the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed into the southbound lane. The vehicle was then struck by another vehicle, as the other vehicle traveled off the road and struck a snow bank. PSP-Punxsutawney was assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service. No further details are available at this time.

Judge John Foradora announces candidacy for state Supreme Court

March 4, 2015

BROCKWAY — Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora officially announced his candidacy for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court during a Tuesday meeting with supporters at The Rocky Grill in Brockway, according to a press release from his campaign team.

School Cancelled for Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D.

March 4, 2015

Due to weather conditions school has been cancelled for the Punxsutawney Area School District and SS.C.D.

March 3rd

FCOG helps out at Salvation Army food bank

March 3, 2015

Several members of the youth group at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney were out helping the Salvation Army refill the shelves at the emergency food bank on Monday. Pictured are Devanne States, Garrett McQuown and Nashaun Damore. Capt. Keith Jache, Salvation Army co-commander, said that many people brought food items for the food bank throughout the day Monday. He said a church from Troutville also brought non-perisahble items to the corps and that the need for items is year-round, with all donations being appreciated.

SCANNER ALERT: LOCAL CREWS RESPONDING TO REYNOLDSVILLE FIRE

March 3, 2015

Crews from Punxsutawney Fire Department are among those responding to a reported structure fire in the area of 301 E. Main Street in Reynoldsville, according to scanner reports.

This is in the area of Dave's Main Street and the Reynoldsville Laundromat.

Early Dismissal for Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D.

March 3, 2015

Due to the ice storm that will be hitting our area the Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D. will be having an early dismissal. Schools will be dismissing students three hours early.

March 2nd

Crews responding to Walston fire

March 2, 2015

SCANNER ALERT: Emergency responders are currently on-scene at what was reported as a working structure fire at 231 Church Road in Walston.

This photo was submitted by Walston resident Mike Gigliotti, showing many of the vehicles on scene.

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