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January 8th, 2015

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.

January 4th

Chamber director reflects on 2014; looks ahead at 2015

January 5, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to 2015, but is also celebrating its accomplishments of 2014.

Michele Neal, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said one of the positives is that they welcomed some new members in the past year.

Neal said there were some old members in the chamber who expanded their businesses like The Medicine Shoppe, adding a second pharmacy in the Primary Health Network building.

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

January 1st

Suspicious suitcases set off a scare

January 1, 2015

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Suspicious packages that were found in the parking
lot at Walmart in Young Township

Thursday were found not to be dangerous following an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosive Section (HDES) unit.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, two suspicious packages, consisting of two suitcases that were left in the Walmart parking lot near the Lawn and Garden portion of the building and were discovered at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday.

December 30th, 2014

Dobson’s Store to close its doors

December 31, 2014

After about 49 years in business, Dobson's Store in Worthville will close its doors today. Pictured is owner Elmer Dobson behind the counter on one of the country store's last evenings of operation. He opened the store in 1965 after the conclusion of his military service. He said he plans to leave the building where it is, as part of the history of Worthville.

December 26th

Construction at water treatment plant to protect service against wet weather

December 26, 2014

BIG RUN — Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) has announced the start of construction to install a concrete wall to protect the company's Punxsutawney Water Treatment Plant, located on the East Branch of the Mahoning Creek, from flooding during extreme wet weather events.

Josephine Posti, PAWC community relations coordinator, said the cost of this plant improvement is approximately $225,000.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 25th

Jache headed west for Tournament of Roses Parade

December 25, 2014

Gavin Jache (pictured) will experience the thrill of a life time when he marches and plays in the Salvation Army Band on New Year’s Day during the Tournament of Roses parade.

For more on this story and plenty of others, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

December 23rd

Reynoldsville woman killed in Young Twp. one-car accident near Crawfordtown Road

December 24, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A Reynoldsville woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 310 near Crawfordtown Road, Young Township.

According to PSP-Punxsutawney, a vehicle driven by Regina M. Cable, 75, Reynoldsville, struck a tree and left the roadway while traveling south on Route 310, Young Township.

For unknown reasons, Cable’s vehicle, a 2009 Nissan Altima, was seen traveling off the west shoulder of Route 310, and impacted a embankment.

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