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March 13th, 2015
HYDE CITY â€” Mayday is the international call of distress, the call that no fire company wants to hear. Sadly, it was one heard on March 3 in Lawrence Township when the young 18-year-old firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr. sustained injuries when a porch roof collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire. On Monday, Buck succumbed to the injuries he had suffered in that March 3 fire.
A memorial service in his honor was held on Friday at Clearfield Area High School, as first responders from great distances came to honor the young man.
This morning, the carriage house â€” the garage detached from the building â€” at the Pantall Hotel, collapsed. Spirit reporter Larry McGuire captured this shot on-scene, and more information will become available throughout the day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At Monday eveningâ€™s Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe gave his report, which included the hiring of the high schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
"I'm recommending the hiring of (Brad Wright) as a teacher/head football coach," Wolfe said. "The teaching position wouldn't begin until the 2015-2016 school year, but the head football coach position would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork and health screenings are submitted."
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
A schedule of this week's events include:
â€¢ School Board Voting Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€¢ Punxsutawney Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€¢ Daughters of the American Revolution meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€¢ Athletic Committee Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€¢ Young Township Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
HARMONY â€” Only one minor injury occurred in a two-vehicle accident at a familiar spot along Route 310 (Harmony Road), Harmony, Young Township, on Saturday at 12:10 p.m.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2012 Ford Fusion, driven by Bethany Beatty, 22, Anita, was traveling south on Route 310 when it crossed over the double yellow center lines and into the opposing lane of travel, where a 2008 Nissan Xterra, driven by Johanna F. Brown, 52, Anita, was traveling.
INDIANA â€” 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.
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.
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.