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January 18th, 2015

Firefighters respond to Beyer Ave. vehicle fire

January 19, 2015

At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, the Punxsutawney Borough Police, Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS responded to a vehicle fire at 312 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney. A woman stopped in the street after having engine trouble, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department reported smelling gasoline when responding to the fire. The fire was put out after CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) was applied to the vehicle. Rebuck's South Side Service towed the vehicle, a 90s-style Plymouth Caravan. No injuries were reported.

January 16th

Punxsutawney Area Running Club getting off its feet

January 16, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Do you enjoy running? Is it something that gives you great enjoyment?

Then, perhaps you might want to consider joining the Punxsutawney Area Running Club.

Alena Gourley said the idea of a running club came from Facebook.

"I am part of a Facebook group where most people are from DuBois, and they post about group runs often, and I had actually driven there to join in.

Last year was the first time I had a running partner and loved how we were able to motivate each other through the dreary winter months," she said.

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.

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